TRIAD talk, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Meet members, hear about TRIAD's history and get details about future TRIAD activities. All are welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13 at Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Fake News," 4 p.m., Asian Pacific Room, Room 206, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Panel discussion. Do we live in an age of alternative facts and fake news? What does that even mean? This discussion aims to help make sense of recent trends and challenges regarding facts, news, misinformation and more. Panelists: Tekla Bude, Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature and Film; Daniel Faltesek, OSU New Media Communications; Finn John, OSU, New Media Communications. Lightly catered.
Seattle Times editor lecture, 4 p.m., Room 1001, Kelley Engineering Center, 2500 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Oregon State University alumnus Bill Reader will speak on his career as a sports writer and editor.
Community Iftar dinner, 8 p.m., ballroom, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Join the Oregon State University community for an interfaith, intercultural celebration of the holy month of Ramadan. Learn about Ramadan and Islamic culture, break fast in community, and eat an Iftar meal. The event will feature speakers Mehra Shirazi, a professor in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies department at OSU; and Yosof Wanly. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/OSUIftaar; free for students.
Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Journey Room, Room 104, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Join undergraduate students and their peers, professors and parents for the conference. Hear presentations, engage in conversations, talk with Oregon State University undergraduate research fellows.
Engineering Undergraduate Expo, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., community plaza, Kelley Engineering Center, 2500 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis .See more than 200 student projects that use science and technology to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. Information: expo.engr.oregonstate.edu.
College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar, 1 p.m., Bray Conference Room, Room 115, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Melissa Haendel, director of translational data science, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, will present “An Open Science Approach for Rare Disease Patients.”
Author reading, 7:30 p.m., rotunda, Valley Library, 201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich will give a reading of her work, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Part of the School of Writing, Literature and Film’s 2017-18 Visiting Writers Series.
Starker Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate. Constance Harrington, research forester for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, will speak.
da Vinci Days Lecture Series, 6 p.m., The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. "Through the Lens of an Artist."
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Distinguished Visiting Lecture, 6 p.m., Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Rebecca Moore, director of Google Earth, Earth Engine and Earth Outreach, will present “Earth’s Vital Signs: Planetary-Scale Environmental Monitoring with Google Earth Engine.” Reception at 6 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m. Information; http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/features/moore.