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innovation to impact

Innovation to Impact Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:30pm-6:30pm | Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:30pm-6: 30pm | Gerlinger Alumni Lounge

The Knight Campus and the National Academy of Inventor's University of Oregon Chapter are hosting the Innovation to Impact Speaker Series. Join us for the following presentations:

 

March 13th: Fundraising from Eugene with speaker Jake Weatherly from SheerID
April 3rd: The Art of Failure with speaker Chad Barczak from IDX

May 1st: Investing the Oregon Way with speakers Jenn Lynch from Portland Seed Fund and Nitin Rai from Elevate Capital

 

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ohsu innovation event

OHSU Commercialization Conference

March 27-28, 2019 | Robertson Life Sciences Building in Portland, Oregon

Connect with OHSU innovators, investors, industry partners and community collaborators and help build a vibrant hub for innovative technology.

 

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Science Knight Out

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7pm | John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts

The Future is Here: Bioengineered Medical Devices and Regenerative Therapies
Could humans regrow limbs? What if medical implants could be designed not just to replace tissue or organs, but to boost regenerative growth? Join Bob Guldberg, Knight Campus Vice President and Executive Director, to explore new discoveries in biology and immunology and leading to the next generation of medical devices and patient care.

 

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Apr 3
Ideas on Tap: Climate Action6:00 p.m.

Ideas on Tap Climate Action: Taking on the Government Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural...
April 3 6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub

Ideas on Tap

Climate Action: Taking on the Government

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk, now at Viking Braggot Co. on Willamette Street! 

The Eugene-based Our Children’s Trust is addressing climate change through its groundbreaking lawsuit against the United States government. Join lead plaintiff Kelsey Juliana and the University of Oregon law professor Mary Wood for and exploration of the case and the possibilities it holds for our future.
Admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. Learn more at natural-history.uoregon.edu.

Apr 22
Celebrate Earth Day with a Pub Talk7:00 p.m.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Department of History and Lane County History Museum are teaming up with the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah for a special History Pub/Pints...
April 22 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Viking Braggot

In celebration of Earth Day, the Department of History and Lane County History Museum are teaming up with the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah for a special History Pub/Pints for Pisgah collaboration:

“Speaking for the River: A History of Citizen Involvement in Willamette River Protection” featuring Willamette River historian James Hillegas-Elting.

6:00–7:00 p.m., social and music by Meadow Rue
7:00–8:30 p.m., talk and Q&A

This event is a Pints for Pisgah Fundraiser for the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, to support their ongoing habitat and restoration work along the Willamette River.

A history of citizen involvement
This talk connects nationally-recognized river cleanup work in Portland, Oregon to the habitat and restoration conservation efforts of organizations along the mainstream and tributaries in overall river health. James Hillegas-Elting will discuss the history of citizen involvement in conversation of the Willamette River, with opening remarks by the Lane County History Museum.

In addition, the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah will briefly discuss their 30 years of work protecting and enhancing native ecosystems, river and water quality, and compatible recreation of the great Mount Pisgah. Their efforts include restoring former landfills and gravel mines, replacing invasive plants with native plants, enhancing habitat for native species like western pond turtles and waterfowl, and improving trails throughout the park.

About the speaker
James V. Hillegas-Elting is an environmental historian from Portland with an extensive body of work on Willamette River conservation. His book, Speaking for the River: Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s–1970s, gives a historical analysis of the pollution of the Willamette River and contentions surrounding cleanup efforts.

This event is cosponsored by the UO Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and the Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah.

Joint Science Seminars

KNIGHT CAMPUS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

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Innovation, Leadership and Change

The Knight Campus Distinguished Lecture is an annual event bringing nationally and internationally recognized science, technology, and engineering leaders to the University of Oregon community to give their perspective on the future of their fields.

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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.