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Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:30pm

White Stag Block, Event Space
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill presents an intimate evening of curated talks and live music on November 1st in Portland. The lecture series will showcase University of Oregon research, innovation, and creativity.

The president will provide an update on initiatives and priorities for the UO. Speakers are:

  • Curtis Austin, an associate professor of history. His research looks at the civil rights movement, national history of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power movement. He is the author of “Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party.”  


  • Alison Gash, an associate professor of political science who specializes in U.S. courts, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. She is the author of “Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights.”


  • Doug Toomey, a professor and seismologist in the Department of Earth Sciences who specializes in the ocean bottom seismology to study and monitor  earthquakes and volcanos in the Northwest. He is part of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and the lead investigator for the Oregon component of ShakeAlert, a federally funded earthquake early warning system.


  • Sharon Paul, a professor of music and chair of vocal and choral studies, will lead members of the UO Chamber Choir in a performance. 


Reception at 5:30 p.m.; program at 6:30 p.m., Dessert reception at 8:00 p.m.

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