Quack Chats

The Centralia Tragedy: 100 Years Later
Dec9
The Centralia Tragedy: 100 Years LaterDec 9
7:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub
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

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
Supreme Court building
October 16

Next pub talk will explore the Supreme Court and rule of law

Alison Gash will give a Quack Chats talk about partisanship and its possible effect on democracy
Emoji balls
October 5

Talk on emojis gets to the ♡ of the popular culture icons

UO prof Alisa Freedman will talk about the birth of emoji in the next Quack Chat pub talk Oct. 10

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