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

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
Colon and related stem cells, colored in green, help Zemper track the cells in mice
March 15

Cell biologist to examine gut-brain connection in pub talk

UO biologist Annie Zemper will dive into gut science and seek to make the topic less squeamish for everyday conversations
Greg Retallack on site of mammoth footprints
February 14

Pub talk will explore Oregon’s dinosaurs and mammoths

Field trips in Eastern Oregon led by Greg Retallack helped put dinosaurs into the state’s past
Map showing wolf movements
February 1

Yellowstone atlas designer will delve into what makes good maps

Geographer Jim Meacham has helped produce breakthrough, award-winning maps and atlases
Robot and human hands
January 17

Computer science prof to discuss the dangers and potential of AI

Daniel Lowd will talk about his research on artificial intelligence at the Jan. 23 Quack Chats pub talk
Christopher Hendon
January 4

Dr. Coffee to reveal the secrets of a consistent cup at pub talk

Chemist Christopher Hendon will give the low-down on how to make great coffee every time
Andrew Lovering
December 6

Learn about the heart condition affecting a third of the population

Human physiologist Andrew Lovering talks about a common heart defect in a Dec. 12 Quack Chat
Plastics on beach
November 22

Making plastic that fully degrades is focus of coming pub talk

David Tyler will tell how chemists are looking to make plastic packaging from renewable sources
A flight of beers
November 8

Join Quack Chats for a frothy talk on the chemistry of beer

Jim Hutchison will reveal how four basic ingredients can be turned into a myriad of beer styles

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