Quack Chats

A vaquita, a species of critically endangered porpoise, is seen in the Gulf of California
September 7

Economist to tell how big data could tame overfishing

Grant McDermott will talk about how his work is delivering a clearer picture on global fisheries
Firefighter at wildland fire
August 3

Pub talk will examine the complexities of wildland fires

Research professor Cassandra Moseley will look at the causes and solutions to increased fire
Phil Washbourne
July 6

Pub talk will detail how zebrafish help autism research

In the lab of biologist Phil Washbourne, zebrafish are opening a new window on gene mutations
Image illustrates removing labels as part of a talk by Erik Girvan
June 8

Pub talk will explore ways to move past implicit biases

Law school’s Erik Girvan will tackle unfounded assumptions in thinking and how to move past them
Diana Libuda
May 18

Learn how humans faithfully pass along genetic information

Biologist Diana Libuda will talk about DNA and sperm development in a May 23 Quack Chat
LiDAR helped Roering's group locate an ancient riverbed in northern California
May 4

Pub talk will tell how lasers are revealing Oregon's landscapes

Earth sciences professor Josh Roering is learning about ancient and potential landslides with lasers fired from the sky
Bitcoins
April 20

Pub talk will dive into the tangled world of cryptocurrency

Finance professor Stephen McKeon will talk bitcoins and blockchain in the April 25 Quack Chat
Microscope image of bacteria
April 6

Pub talk will dig into things that make gut microbes tick

UO physicist Raghuveer Parthasarathy will give a Quack Chats talk April 11 at the Ax Billy Grill
Runners at the UO
April 6

Run with a Researcher makes a spring return to campus trails

Runs on three April and May weekends will again offer the chance to exercise bodies and minds
UO physics professor Mike Raymer
March 15

Professor to explore the coming revolution in quantum technology

Professor Mike Raymer will talk about the development and potential of quantum computing

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