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 “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
Ideas on Tap: Evolution of Flight
Feb6
Ideas on Tap: Evolution of FlightFeb 6
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub
Quack Chats Pub Talk “Mapping the Wildness of Yellowstone”
Feb6
Quack Chats Pub Talk “Mapping the Wildness of...Feb 6
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill
Quack Chats Pub Talk “Your ‘Gut Feelings:’ Where Do They Actually Come From? An Exploration of Gut Science”
Mar20
Quack Chats Pub Talk “Your ‘Gut Feelings:’...Mar 20
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club Ax Billy Grill
Ideas on Tap: Climate Action
Apr3
Ideas on Tap: Climate ActionApr 3
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub

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Quack Chats in the News

January 17

Daniel Lowd will talk about his research on artificial intelligence at the Jan. 23 Quack Chats pub talk

January 4

Chemist Christopher Hendon will give the low-down on how to make great coffee every time

December 6

Human physiologist Andrew Lovering talks about a common heart defect in a Dec. 12 Quack Chat

November 22

David Tyler will tell how chemists are looking to make plastic packaging from renewable sources

 

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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