TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Annette Mills of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will reflect on 10 years of connecting people and organizations to create a sustainable community. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Reservations:


Oregon State University Anthropology Lecture Series, noon, Room 201A, Waldo Hall, 2250 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Nelson Ting, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, will present "Monkeys, Migration and Microbes: Factors Shaping Migration and the Microbiome in African Colobus Monkeys." This event is part of the Anthropology Program's "Tan Sack" Lecture Series. Information:

"Polyploidy and Sex Chromosome Evolution in Wild Strawberries," 3 p.m., Room 302, Learning Innovation Center, 165 SW Sackett Place, Corvallis. Aaron Liston, professor in the departments of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University and director of the OSU Herbarium, will lecture on his research.

"A Critical Discussions Round Table," 4 p.m., Room 206, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The literary subfield of Romantic studies has long been a locus of forward-thinking scholarship, criticism and theoretical work. But what are its central concerns and methods today? This round table will bring together five Romanticists from different institutions to explore this question; their short position pieces will be followed by extended discussion with the audience.

"Guerrillas of Desire," 4 p.m., Room 213, Pan Afrika Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Join in a conversation with Kevin Van Meter, author of "Guerrillas of Desire," about revolution, organizing and everyday resistance. Friday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. Memorial Union, 213 Pan Afrika Room. Open to all. Food will be provided.


College of Business McGregor Lecture Series, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Talk by Elisa Steele, technical CEO, board member and advisor, who will share practical advice about how to live, learn and navigate a new career after college years.


"The Catalan Vote," 4 p.m., Room 101, Joyce Collin Furman Hall, 200 SW 15th St., Corvallis. Join Anuncia Escala, Raisa Cañete and Clara Llebot for a discussion of the Oct. 1 Catalan vote for independence and the Spanish government’s response. Sponsored by the School of Language, Culture and Society.

"The People’s School," 6 p.m., Special Collections and Archives Reading Room, fifth floor, Valley Library, 201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. Join the Oregon State University Press for a presentation celebrating OSU150 and the publication of "The People’s School: A History of Oregon State University." William G. Robbins, professor emeritus of history, and Lawrence A. Landis, director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, will engage in a discussion on the history of Oregon State. The presentation will be moderated by Jo Anne Trow, former vice president of student services. Reception to follow. Books will be available for sale and signing.


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