Quack Chats

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Quack Chats

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Quack Chats is a University of Oregon public-outreach initiative that brings the campus community together with the local community. Faculty members share their research with the public during regular pub talks and host a monthly Run With a Researcher event that merges recreational group runs with research salons. Quack Chats events are held both on and off campus and include an array of local happenings that highlight UO research.

All events are free.

Quack Chats Pub Talks

WHEN: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month*
WHERE: Ax Billy Grill & Sports Bar at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette Street, Eugene
COST: Free
CONTACT: For questions, contact uonews@uoregon.edu or 541-346-3314
PARKING: Validated parking is available at the city garage between the club and Oak Street

Whitney Wagoner, director of the UO’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, delivering a pub talk, Super Bowl unveiled: Behind the business of the big game

The audience at Whitney Wagoner's pub talk, Super Bowl unveiled: Behind the business of the big game

Whitney Wagoner, director of the UO’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, delivering a pub talk, Super Bowl unveiled: Behind the business of the big game

Upcoming Quack Chats Events

Quack Chats Pub Talk “The Plastics Problem and Probable Solutions”
Nov28
Quack Chats Pub Talk “The Plastics Problem and...Nov 28
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill
Ideas on Tap: Sustainable Design
Dec5
Ideas on Tap: Sustainable DesignDec 5
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub
Quack Chats Pub Talk “The ‘Hole’ Story of Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine”
Dec12
Quack Chats Pub Talk “The ‘Hole’ Story of...Dec 12
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill
Quack Chats Pub Talk “The Science Behind a Good Cup of Coffee”
Jan9
Quack Chats Pub Talk “The Science Behind a Good...Jan 9
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill
Quack Chats Pub Talk “When Should We Trust Artificial Intelligence?”
Jan23
Quack Chats Pub Talk “When Should We Trust...Jan 23
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill

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Quack Chats in the News

November 8

Jim Hutchison will reveal how four basic ingredients can be turned into a myriad of beer styles

October 16

Alison Gash will give a Quack Chats talk about partisanship and its possible effect on democracy

October 5

UO prof Alisa Freedman will talk about the birth of emoji in the next Quack Chat pub talk Oct. 10

September 20

Historian Mark Carey will dig into the cultural aspects involved with floating chunks of ice

 

Quack Chats Experts

Loren Kajikawa

Loren Kajikawa
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Ken Prehoda

Ken Prehoda
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ulrich Mayr

Ulrich Mayr
Psychology

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