"The Feminist Scientist," with Sharyn Clough," 10 a.m., Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Oregon State University's Women in Policy on International Women's Day features a talk and discussion with Sharyn Clough on why feminism and science are better together, and increasing objectivity through bias detection.
Landscape ecology talk, 11:30 a.m., Room 107, Richardson Hall, 3180 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Kevin McGarigal, an Oregon State University alumnus and professor at the University of Massachusetts, will present "Considering Refugia, Resilience, Ecosystem Integrity and Representative Species in Alternative Landscape Conservation Designs for the Northeastern United States." The talk will be followed by a brown-bag lunch.
TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The Oregon State University Improv Comedy Club will perform. The public is welcome to attend. An optional catered lunch is available for $13 and can be reserved at Jeannine.email@example.com.
"Human Rights in Guatemala," 6 p.m., Horizon Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodrigues, co-directors of the Human Rights Defenders Project, and Stef Arreaga of Ocho Tijax, an organization of women which supports support survivors and victims’ families, will speak.
Science Salon on International Women’s Day, 6 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Suite 4, Corvallis. 500 Women Scientists Corvallis presents “Different Walks of Science,” highlighting three local female scientists, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert of Oregon State University, Rebecca Flitcroft of the U.S. Forest Service and Rebecca Currin of the Institute for Applied Ecology. Donation: $5; proceeds benefit Ciencia Puerto Rico.
"We Animals: Fifteen Years of Photojournalism and Animal Rights with Jo-Anne McArthur," 6 p.m., Room 318, Dearborn Hall, 1891 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Through her long-term body of work, We Animals, she has been documenting humans' complex relationship with animals around the globe for 15 years. She also co-founded the Unbound Project to document the women on the front lines of animal advocacy. McArthur is author of two books, "We Animals" (2014) and "Captive" (2017).
Master of Science degree defense, 9 a.m., Room 033, Nash Hall, 2820 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Matt Weldy of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will present “Spatiotemporal Associations of Abundance and Vital Rates of Co-occurring Small Mammals in a Late Successional Forest.”
Master of Science degree defense, 9 a.m., Room 113, Strand Agriculture Hall, 170 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. Kira Puntenney of the Water Resources Science Department will present “Runoff and Sediment Transport Through a Riparian Buffer of a Steep Rocky Mountain Headwater Catchment."
Oregon State University Anthropology Lecture Series, noon, Room 201A, Waldo Hall, 2250 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Mrinalini Tankha, assistant professor of anthropology at Portland State University, will present "Money and Morality in Cuba's Dual Economy." Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon State University Astronomy Club open house, 7 to 11 p.m., Weniger Hall, 103 SW Memorial Place, Corvallis. Astronomy-related activities for all ages; telescope observations if the weather allows.
Department of Integrative Biology Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 4001, Agricultural and Life Sciences Building, 2750 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Nadia Singh, associate professor, University of Oregon, will present “Phenotypic Plasticity in Recombination in Drosophila Melanogaster.”
"The Power of Veganism," 5 p.m., Room 318, Milam Hall, 2520 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Joanne Kong will address critical impacts animal agriculture has upon the environment, our relationships to other living beings, and our health, and include a discussion of a broad range of the most common questions and concerns related to veganism. Food provided.
Edwards Lecture Series, 4 p.m., Room 118, Dearborn Hall, 1891 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Reginald DesRoches of Rice University will present “Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing Earthquake Risks,” discussing how improved computational methods, coupled with new smart materials and structural systems, are providing engineers with tools to minimize the impact of earthquakes and enhance community resilience. Reception to follow.
“Conversations with Heart,” 6:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Rebecca Bender, a sex-trafficking survivor, Oregon native and former Oregon State University student, is an award-winning, internationally recognized speaker, author and survivor leader in the movement to eradicate modern-day slavery. Reception, 5:30 p.m.
Starker lecture, 3:30 p.m., Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Zack Parisa, president and co-founder of Silvia Terra, will present "Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence."