Quack Chats

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
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

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