THURSDAY

TRIAD, Oregon State University's Faculty and Staff Club, noon, Room 211, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. OSU Libraries Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernandez will present "In Their Own Words: The Oregon African-American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection." Guests can attend free, and pay $13 if they have lunch. Reservations: jeannine.cropley@oregonstate.edu.

Discussion of Cuban public health and politics, 4 p.m., Centro Cultural César Chavez, 691 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Join the Oregon State University Alumni Association for this discussion with F. Javier Nieto, dean, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and David Bernell, associate professor and director of masters in interdisciplinary studies. Registration: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/359/16/interior.aspx?sid=359&gid=1001&pgid=6615&cid=12087&authkey=authkey.

FRIDAY

Oregon State University Anthropology Lecture Series, noon, Room 201A, Waldo Hall, 2250 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Bryan Tilt, professor of anthropology at OSU, will present "Researching China’s Environmental Crisis…From Norway." This event is part of the Anthropology Program's "Tan Sack" Lecture Series. Information: drew.gerkey@oregonstate.edu

Improving the quality of early child development programs in Latin America, 1 p.m., Room 115, Hallie Ford Center, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Hiro Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross professor of education and co-director, Global TIES for Children Center, New York University, will discuss the monitoring and quality development process in early childhood development programs in Latin America, including program and policy evidence and innovations in Chile, Colombia and Peru. The Cynthia and Duncan Campbell Lecture on Childhood Relationships, Risk and Resilience is presented annually and made possible by Cindy and Duncan Campbell. 

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Seminar, 3 p.m., Room 302, Learning Innovation Center, 165 SW Sackett Place, Corvallis. Pete Marra, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, will give the first seminar in the 2017 Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity Seminar Series with “Studying Birds in the Context of the Annual Cycle: Carryover Effects and Seasonal Interactions.”

WEDNESDAY

2017 Chepenefu Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. The new series, produced and sponsored by the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club, will honor the Chepenefu Kalapuya people who have inhabited the Marys River Valley (Corvallis, Philomath and Wren) for thousands of years, and who continue their cultural traditions. This month: “The Kalapuya Then and Now” by David Harrelson, who is Kalapuya and is cultural resources department manager and tribal historic preservation officer for his community, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.

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