TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Oregon State University Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser will speak. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Reservations:

“Evolutionary Approaches to Antibiotic Resistance” microbiology seminar, 3 p.m., Room 402, Linus Pauling Science Center, 2900 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Michael Baym of Harvard Medical Center will speak. Antibiotic resistance is a major public health challenge, but is fundamentally a problem of evolution. This talk will address efforts to study resistance evolution in the laboratory, and how these insights might be applied to make a difference in the clinic.

"Hot Topics in Autism Research," 5:30 p.m., Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Ave., Corvallis. Eric Fombonne, professor of psychiatry and director of autism research at Oregon Health & Science University, will share information on autism research, new interventions to support people living with autism, and the SPARK project for autism research. Those attending will hear about new ways to detect autism in the toddler and early childhood years; the epidemiology of autism around the world; what researchers have learned about possible causes of autism, including genetic and environmental links; and challenges adults face when they support children with autism, and ways to help them be successful. Fombonne trained in child and adolescent psychiatry in France. He has held appointments as clinical scientist at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, France); as senior lecturer and reader at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, King’s College, London, United Kingdom; as a professor of psychiatry at McGill University (Canada); and as head of the Division of Child Psychiatry and Canada research chair in child psychiatry.


Oregon State University Anthropology Lecture Series, noon, Room 201A, Waldo Hall, 2250 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Melissa Cheyney, associate professor of anthropology at OSU, will present "Does Big Data Have a Role to Play in Physiologic Birth Research? The Case for a Critical, Precision-Midwifery, All-Data Framework." This event is part of the Anthropology Program's "Tan Sack" Lecture Series.


"Global Forum: Women and Leadership in Africa," noon, Involvement Lounge, Student Experience Center, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Guest speakers will draw from their individual perspectives to illuminate women’s engagements and empowerment in Africa. Lunch provided. RSVP:

"Natural Values and Novel Ecosystems: Adapting Nature Conservation," 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. Allen Thompson will explain the concept of novel ecosystems and identify their significant role in adapting received traditions of land management, nature conservation and restoration ecology, especially in North America. Traditional values that underlie and motivate much conservation — those appealing to the intrinsic value of natural ecosystems — are threatened. The rapid and pervasive emergence of novel ecosystems, Thompson argues, has significance for ongoing debates on new conservationism and how we understand natural values as we move into the Anthropocene.

"Gentlemanly Masculinities: Visions of Family Reforms, Colonialism and Gender in Taiwan under Japanese Rule," 4 p.m., Room 115, Hallie Ford Center, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Tadashi Ishikawa will explore the formation of Taiwanese masculinities in the blurred boundaries of families and marriages under Japanese rule. Tadashi is a postdoctoral fellow of the Chiu program for Taiwan studies in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.


"How Gritty Are You?," noon, Willamette Room, Valley Library, 201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. Join the Oregon State University Institutional Representatives of Oregon Women in Higher Education for a brown-bag lunch and discussion following the screening of Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance."


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