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Exploring the Role of Bacterial Protein BefA on Zebrafish Beta Cell Development

Monday, October 14 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | WIL110

Join the Institute of Molecular Biology as they host the first talk of the Life Science Trainee Research seminar series. Michelle Massaquoi, a fifth-year biology graduate student in the Guillemin lab, will kick off the series with a talk entitled “Exploring the Role of Bacterial Protein BefA on Zebrafish Beta Cell Development.”

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Translation of New Materials into Medical Implants featuring Ken Gall

Wednesday, November 20 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | EMU Diamond Lake Room

Duke University mechanical engineering and materials science professor, Ken Gall, will be the inaugural speaker in this seminar series presented by the Knight Campus. Professor Gall will discuss the development and understanding of deployable shape memory polymers to mitigate damage when reattaching soft tissue to bone. He will also discuss a new approach to the formation of an interconnected surface porosity in a high strength polymer that results in the first-ever FDA clearance and clinical success of an all polymer spinal fusion cage with porosity. Finally, find out why 3D printed materials are shown to have promise as implantable materials for both custom and cleared patient-specific implants.

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Oct 14
Lincoln and Oregon: A Cross-Continental Story7:00 p.m.

History Pub presents “Lincoln and Oregon: A Cross-Continental Story” with Richard Etulain. This slide-illustrated presentation captures the connections between...
October 14 7:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub

History Pub presents “Lincoln and Oregon: A Cross-Continental Story” with Richard Etulain.

This slide-illustrated presentation captures the connections between President Abraham Lincoln and the new state of Oregon. Those Lincoln links include several of his Illinois friends who had moved to Oregon. In addition, Lincoln’s strong support for homesteads, railroads, and education markedly influenced life in Oregon. The president’s political connections with Oregon also helped to shape the state’s politics, especially in the rise of the Republican Party and the elections of 1860 and 1864. Altogether, this is a cross-continental historical story that needs to be more widely known.

Richard Etulain is professor emeritus of history (University of New Mexico) and the author of 50 books, including Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era (Oregon State University Press, 2013). Etulain, the son of a Basque immigrant livestockman and a sod house frontier mother, was raised on a sheep ranch in eastern Washington. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a his master’s in American literature degree and a Phd in American history and literature. Learn more about Richard Etulain at his website, richardetulain.com.

Open to the public. Beer, wine, and food will be available. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Cosponsored by the UO Department of History and the Lane County History Musuem.

Oct 23
Quack Chats ‘Welcome Mats and Moats with Alligators: The Real History of Mexican Immigration’6:00 p.m.

University of Oregon history professor Julie Weise presents a Quack Chats pub talk on the history of Mexican immigration. Admission is free. Food and drinks available for...
October 23 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club

University of Oregon history professor Julie Weise presents a Quack Chats pub talk on the history of Mexican immigration.

Admission is free. Food and drinks available for purchase at Ax Billy Grill.

Nov 6
Ideas on Tap: Town and Gown6:00 p.m.

Join us for Town and Gown: A Brief History of the LGBTQ Community on Campus and in Eugene. Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the...
November 6 6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Plaza

Join us for Town and Gown: A Brief History of the LGBTQ Community on Campus and in Eugene.

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. In November, we welcome Linda Long, Harriet Merrick, Lynn Pinckney, and Judith Raiskin of the Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project for a discussion of local LGBTQ history with a particular focus on Eugene's lesbian community. 

Admission is free and space is limited. We recommend arriving early to secure a seat. Viking Braggot Company's Southtowne Pub is located at 2490 Willamette Street in Eugene.

Dec 4
Ideas on Tap: Representation in Storytelling6:00 p.m.

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, University of Oregon...
December 4 6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Plaza

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, University of Oregon journalism professor Torsten Kjellstrand delves into mainstream representations of Native people, discussing hazards that can arise when stories about Native communities are shaped by non-Native voices. 

Admission is free and space is limited. We recommend arriving early to secure a seat. Viking Braggot Company's Southtowne Pub is located at 2490 Willamette Street in Eugene.

 

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Imatinib as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Therapies

Brian Druker, MD, director of the Knight Cancer Institute and associate dean for oncology of the OHSU School of Medicine, was the speaker at the second annual Knight Campus Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Druker discussed how he spearheaded the highly successful clinical trials of imatinib for chronic myeloid leukemia, which led to FDA approval of the drug in record time.

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recent events

The Future is Here
Bob Guldberg, Vice President and Executive Director of the Knight Campus, highlights his research on regenerative medicine and shares insights from his career translating new medical devices into improved patient care.
A Spectrum of Promise

Laura Lee McIntyre gave a community presentation where she highlighted how early identification of developmental disorders can lead to promising intervention and prevention strategies.

Science at the Nexus of Life and Death

Patrick Phillips, professor of biology and special advisor to the president, gave a community lecture where he discussed his research on aging and the challenges and the opportunities created by the potential for prolonging life.

Mind, Brain and Reality
David McCormick, director of the Institute of Neuroscience, explored how the human brain creates the reality in which our minds operate at a community presentation.