College of Education Research Symposium, 11 a.m., Room 303, Joyce Collin Furman Hall, 200 SW 15th St., Corvallis. Panel on diversity and social justice-focused education research. Gloria Crisp and Tenisha Tevis will share their experiences as education researchers working in adult and higher education. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged. Feel free to bring a lunch. Dessert and beverages provided.
TRIAD meeting, noon, Room 402, Linus Pauling Science Center, 2900 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Join Heather Knight, assistant professor of computer science, as she discusses programming robots for empathy and kindness. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Reservations: Jeannine.email@example.com.
"Martin Luther: Man, Monk, Scholar, Transformer," 4 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Kurt Hendel will speak on Luther’s own spiritual quest, Lutheran ethical themes and altruism, and Luther’s timely conceptions of the mission of the church and Christian attitudes toward people of other faiths. Hendel is the Bernard, Fisher, Westberg Distinguished Ministry, Professor Emeritus of Reformation History at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge, 2950 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Kathleen Bogart will present “The Adults with Rare Disorders Support (AWaRDS) Project.”