Snapshots

Honors College holds annual thesis fair
On May 20, graduating seniors from the University Honors College will display their senior thesis/project and share their original research and unique work with a Thesis Fair. Come and see innovative and interactive displays, and talk with UHC students about their projects and thesis experience, on such varied topics as…..
• Aural Experiences in Ecuador – An Intercultural Dialogue Through Sound
• Use of Artemisinin to Treat Mycoplasma haemolamae in Llamas
• Dental Amalgam Fillings: The Scientific Evidence for Safety
The Thesis Fair will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., May 20 in the Valley Library (Main Floor Gallery and Rotunda).

First Healthy Habits Day held at Dixon Rec Center
The first annual Healthy Habits Day is here. Come explore what health means to you and the community. Different information about all types of health: mental, physical, emotional, environmental and more will be provided by the OSU campus and the surrounding Corvallis area. The event takes place May 16, and is hosted by Dixon Recreational Center and OSU Community Service Center. Entrance to Healthy Habits Day is free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It takes place at the Dixon Recreation Center.

Talk on brain and arousal featured in zoology talk
Dr. Donald Pfaff from Rockefeller University will be coming to give a talk as part of the Zoology Department Seminar Series on May 18 at 3:30 p.m. in ALS 4001. His talk is titled “Waking up the brain: Generalized and specific CNS arousal”.
Pfaff has been a leader for several decades in research exploring how the mammalian brain receives and processes hormonal signals to construct both simple and complex behaviors.

20th century history of oceanography explored at conference
A conference at OSU on May 14-15 will focus on the emergence of oceanography in the mid-20th century as a critically important science. The event coincides with the 50th anniversary of oceanography at OSU.
Naomi Oreskes, a historian of science known for her role in demonstrating scientific consensus on climate change, will give the keynote address, “The Crucial Experiment that Wasn’t: Acoustic Tomography of Ocean Climate,” 4 p.m. May 14, in the Memorial Union Journey Room. The conference is free and open to the public.
The conference, “American Oceanography at Mid-Century,” will examine how oceanography emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as an important discipline. Speakers from several institutions around the country and abroad will present sessions on May 15
Craig Biegel, a scientist from Florida State University, will open the May 15 session with a presentation titled “A Visionary at Work – Wayne V. Burt, the Early Years at Oregon State University,” in which he describes the origins of oceanography at OSU and one of the pioneers who helped establish the nationally recognized program at the university.
The conference is sponsored by the Horning Endowment in the Humanities and the OSU Department of History, and supported by the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. The conference schedule is available online at: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/history/lectures/horning/conf_08_09.php

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