WINGS Speaker Series

New Wings videos highlight some of the UO's latest research

From a look to the future of cities to a musical presentation, videos from the June 1 Wings: UO Presidential Speakers Series are now available online.

UO President Michael H. Schill welcomed guests into his UO Portland “living room” at the White Stag Block. In the intimate setting, he invited faculty members to share with the audience some of their groundbreaking research and work. The president also gave updates on some of university initiatives and priorities.

Videos of the full presentations are now available online. The talks were:

  • “Autonomous Vehicles,” Nico Larco, associate professor of architecture and Urbanism Next leader. His research focuses on how emerging technology will impact cities and their residents.
  • “Obesity Epidemic,” Tasia Smith, assistant professor of counseling psychology and part of the UO Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative. Her research looks at ways to reduce and prevent obesity in underserved populations such as rural communities.
  • Percussion Performance by Pius Cheung, associate professor of percussion and chair of the percussion area at the UO School of Music and Dance. He performed his original “Nian3” on solo bass drum and “Blackbird” by The Beatles on the marimba. 
  • “Bank of Emotion,” Marcus Harvey, Portland Gear founder and 2012 UO graduate in digital arts and business. He has turned a love for product and community into a lifestyle apparel brand celebrated around the region by using events, local collaborations and innovative marketing campaigns. 

The next Wings event will be Thursday, Nov. 1, in Portland. The speaker lineup and ticket information will be announced this fall.