Space Grant Student Symposium, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The Oregon NASA Space Grant will host the 2017 Student Symposium. OSGC students awarded fellowships, NASA internships and team experience awards will present their research projects. Keynote address by Torry Johnson of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Information: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/oregon-nasa-space-grant-student-symposium.
TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Aslan Noakes, executive director and co-founder of Empower Haiti Together, will present "Partnering with and Empowering Haitian Communities." The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Reservations: Jeannine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Revolution Matters: A Discussion on the Lessons from Comparative Revolutions," noon, Room 208, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. JA a community discussion with Barbara Muraca, Joseph Orosco, Robert Thompson and Tony Vogt about what can be learned from the Haitian Revolution, the Mexican Revolution, the Russian Revolution and the German Sparticist Uprising of 1918 for making social change today.
Creative Writing Workshop with Danez Smith: "Finding Honey in the Rock — A Workshop of Obsession," 2 to 4 p.m., Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, 100 SW Memorial Place, Corvallis. Participants will talk about the obsessions that capture them for a season and obsessions that follow them for a lifetime. Designed for experienced and new writers alike, this workshop offers tools for overcoming writer’s block, for building or refining a manuscript or project, and for finding new directions and questions in one's work.
"Religious Liberty as Discrimination? Flash Panel," 4 p.m., Room 208, La Raza Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Early last month, the Trump administration issued guidelines for protecting religious freedom as a fundamental right enshrined in the First Amendment. However, critics have been concerned that appeals to religious freedom can support bigotry and discrimination. Four panelists will bring their areas of expertise in gender, history, culture and ethics to bear on the question.
WesternU COMP-Northwest Research Club Research Symposium, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon. The symposium will feature five student-led research projects from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest. Refreshments and light fare will be served. Featured projects follow: “Characterization Tetraspanin-2 of a Wildlife Parasite to Enhance Vaccine Efforts Against Human Schistosomiasis” by Janyne Mallender and Thomas Maehara, COMP-Northwest students; and Michelle L. Steinauer, assistant professor of basic medical sciences, COMP-Northwest. With more than 200 million people infected worldwide, schistosomiasis is second only to malaria as the most devastating socioeconomic parasitic infection in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Do Schistosome Parasites Affect Behavior via the Microbiome?” by Britney Hyun and Thomas Maehara, COMP-Northwest students; Alexis Perret, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort, France; Devin Drill, COMP-Northwest animal care technician; Kathy Magnusson, professor, Oregon State University; and Michelle Steinauer. This study aimed to examine the effects of schistosome infection on the cognitive ability and behavior of mice. “Rural Kids’ Cooking Camp Emphasizing a Plant-Based Diet Survey Study” by Leah Nelson, Kristina Van Nuys and Molly Weatherholt, COMP-Northwest students; and Louise Muscato, assistant dean for medical education, COMP-Northwest. In this study, students designed and managed a week-long cooking camp for children ages 7-13 that offered cooking and nutrition lessons with emphasis on a plant-based diet. “An Algorithm for Constructing a Broad Differential Diagnosis for Joint Pain: A Case Report” by Natalia Bailey, COMP-Northwest medical student, and John T. Pham, assistant dean of COMP-Northwest. Polymyalgia Rheumatica is an uncommon debilitating disease process that requires immediate treatment, but the diagnosis can be easily missed. “Penetration Chopstick Injury in the Lateral Soft Palate in a Toddler and the Subsequent Hemiplegic Syndrome: A Case Report” by Syna Daudfar and Codee Gorman, COMP-Northwest students; and John T. Pham. Unfortunately, lateral soft palate penetration injuries in children are possible and may result in lifelong deficits.
Danez Smith Poetry Performance: Reading — "Don't Call Us Dead," 6 p.m., Construction and Engineering Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Smith is an award-winning poet.
School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge, 2950 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Frank Bernieri will present “Interpersonal Sensitivity: Theory, Methods and Measurement at OSU.”
"Evolution of a Superbug: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Antibiotic Resistance," 6 p.m., The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. How a giant petri dish helped scientists visualize the evolution of antibiotic resistance, and inspired artists. Panelists include scientist Michael Baym, Harvard Medical School; Oregon artist Bets Cole; and Oregon State University composer Dana Reason.