Quack Chats

Of mice and octopuses: Understanding how our brains work by studying animal vision
Dec11
Of mice and octopuses: Understanding how our...Dec 11
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill
Quack Chats Pub Talk ‘Brain-Based Tips for Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions’
Jan8
Quack Chats Pub Talk ‘Brain-Based Tips for...Jan 8
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club
Wine Chat: "Strange Cohabitations: Sharing Churches after the Reformation, 1530-2020"
Jan23
Wine Chat: "Strange Cohabitations: Sharing...Jan 23
6:00 p.m.
Civic Winery and Wines
Ideas on Tap: Race, Democracy, and Boundaries of Belonging
Feb5
Ideas on Tap: Race, Democracy, and Boundaries of...Feb 5
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne

Palmer Station Antarctica
November 8

Pub talk will explore links between icefish and human aging

Five trips to Antarctica opened a window for John Postlethwait on how icefish adapted
Mexico-U.S. border sign
October 18

Quack Chats explores the U.S. role in Mexican immigration

Historian Julie Weise says the government for many years encouraged border crossings
Japanese votive slip
October 4

Ghosts and monsters of Japan to scare up interest at pub talk

Professor Glynne Walley will talk about senjafuda votive slips at the Oct. 9 event
Nadia Singh
September 20

Learn how organisms cope with environmental challenges

Biologist Nadia Singh will talk about genetic recombination as a way to survive harsh conditions
A cabinet of curiosities
July 4

The history of curiosity to be put under the pub talk lens

Historian Vera Keller will talk about how research came about in a July 10 Quack Chat
Nanomia bijuga, a relative of jellyfish
June 6

Pub talk to dive into the idea of jellyfish-inspired submersibles

Biologist Kelly Sutherland thinks the way jellies swim could be a model for new underwater vehicles
Magma chamber diagram
May 17

Quack Chats explores the insides of the world’s great volcanoes

Geologist Emilie Hooft will talk about the plumbing that allows magma to reach the surface
Teen doing bike acrobatics
May 3

Pub talk will sort out which teens go too far with risky behaviors

Professor Atika Khurana will challenge the stereotype that all teens struggle to manage impulses
Model of brain with teen
April 26

Pub talk will try to unravel the mystery of the teenage brain

Psychology professor Jennifer Pfeifer will talk about how the adolescent brain changes over time
Illustration of masked performers at a medieval festival
April 5

Pub talk to peer into the everyday life of medieval England

English and folklore professor Martha Bayless will show that the Middle Ages could be fun

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