Quack Chats

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
“Beyond the Spotted Owl: The History of Timber Workers and Environmentalism in the Pacific Northwest”
Feb5
“Beyond the Spotted Owl: The History of Timber...Feb 5
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club
Your Order Has Shipped: Exploring the Impacts of E-Commerce on Cities
Feb19
Your Order Has Shipped: Exploring the Impacts of...Feb 19
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club
From Digital to Dungeons: Female Gamers and Dungeons and Dragons’ Inclusive Play
Mar4
From Digital to Dungeons: Female Gamers and...Mar 4
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club
Ideas on Tap: Where is My Arm?
Mar4
Ideas on Tap: Where is My Arm?Mar 4
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne

Parts of the brain linked to forming habits
January 3

Brain-based tips for sticking to New Year’s resolutions

UO psychologist Elliot Berkman will talk about how people can change their habits
Octopus
December 6

Pub talk looks at what animal vision teaches us about humans

Neuroscientist Cristopher Niell will talk about research with mice and octopuses Dec. 11
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

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