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

History Pub: Old Poop and the Peopling of the Americas
Sep24
History Pub: Old Poop and the Peopling of the...Sep 24
6:00 p.m.
WOW Hall
Quack Chats Pub Talk “What is an iceberg? Redefining ice from cultural and historical perspectives”
Sep26
Quack Chats Pub Talk “What is an iceberg?...Sep 26
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill
Ideas on Tap: The Rewilding Movement
Oct3
Ideas on Tap: The Rewilding MovementOct 3
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub
Quack Chats Pub Talk “The globalization of emoji and how they influence languages and literatures”
Oct10
Quack Chats Pub Talk “The globalization of...Oct 10
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill
Run with a Researcher, Homecoming Edition
Nov3
Run with a Researcher, Homecoming EditionNov 3
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Ideas on Tap: Glaciers, Water, and Culture
Nov7
Ideas on Tap: Glaciers, Water, and CultureNov 7
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub
Ideas on Tap: Sustainable Design
Dec5
Ideas on Tap: Sustainable DesignDec 5
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub

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Quack Chats in the News

September 20

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

September 7

Grant McDermott will talk about how his work is delivering a clearer picture on global fisheries

September 7

Grant McDermott will talk about how his work is delivering a clearer picture on global fisheries

August 3

Research professor Cassandra Moseley will look at the causes and solutions to increased fire

 

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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