Events

Feb 26
Physical Chemistry Seminar 2:00 p.m.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Seminar Series Professor Jessica Anna, University of Pittsburgh Elucidating Photoinduced Processes and Ultrafast...
Physical Chemistry Seminar
February 26
2:00 p.m.
Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall 140

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Seminar Series

Professor Jessica Anna, University of Pittsburgh Elucidating Photoinduced Processes and Ultrafast Dynamics of Natural Light Harvesting Complexes and Model Systems

Photosynthetic organisms have developed the molecular level machinery to efficiently and effectively harvest solar energy. To accomplish this, they use natural multichromophoric assemblies called light harvesting complexes to absorb photons and transfer the excitation energy to reaction centers where charge separation can take place with a high quantum efficiency. Elucidating the mechanism of energy transfer and electron transfer in these complexes is essential to (1) understanding their high quantum efficiencies and subsequently (2) incorporating this information into design principles for artificial photosynthetic systems and photocatalysts. However, given the complexity of natural light harvesting complexes, there are still questions regarding the mechanism of energy and electron transfer in these systems. In this talk I will discuss our recent studies in this area where we apply ultrafast pump-probe and multidimensional spectroscopies in the visible and mid-IR spectral regions to photosystem I, a large natural light harvesting complex, and structurally simpler model systems that mimic specific properties of light harvesting complexes, including artificial light harvesting chromophores, isolated cofactors, and transition metal complexes. From our studies we gain insight into pathways of energy equilibration among different electronic states, information on solvation dynamics, and insight into how non-covalent interactions and spatial confinement  can act to alter the properties and dynamics of molecules.

 

Feb 26
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging" 4:00 p.m.

Chambers is the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reception at 3:30 p.m. Talk begins at 4:00...
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging"
February 26
4:00 p.m.
Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Beetham Family Conference Room

Chambers is the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Reception at 3:30 p.m. Talk begins at 4:00 p.m.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

Feb 27
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty 2:30 p.m.

Part 2: "Menace to Society"

A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty
February 27
2:30–5:30 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Part 2: "Menace to Society"

Feb 27
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History" 3:30 p.m.

Lecture by Louis Warren, University of California, Davis. The Annual Pierson Lecture is a Department of History tradition that spans back to 1993, when it was founded to honor...
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History"
February 27
3:30–5:00 p.m.
McKenzie Hall 375

Lecture by Louis Warren, University of California, Davis.

The Annual Pierson Lecture is a Department of History tradition that spans back to 1993, when it was founded to honor Stan and Joan Pierson. The Piersons were both exemplary citizens of the community, dedicated to history and education as proven by their distinguished records of intellectual accomplishment and community involvement. This lecture series brings distinguished scholars to the University of Oregon, so that they may share their work in alignment with the Piersons’ interests in cultural, intellectual, and political life.

Feb 27
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born" 4:00 p.m.

The Italian word “propaganda” originally referred to advertisements for consumer products, not political misinformation. But with the rise of the Fascism, propaganda...
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born"
February 27
4:00–5:30 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room

The Italian word “propaganda” originally referred to advertisements for consumer products, not political misinformation. But with the rise of the Fascism, propaganda assumed its modern definition: the marketing of politics. Throughout Benito Mussolini’s dictatorship (1922-1945), advertising shaped autocracy, and vice-versa. We often think of Fascist propaganda in two dimensions, picturing posters and newsreels. But because the regime created powerful incentives for private businesses to support state dictates, propaganda included architecture, fashion, and even children’s toys. Today, the far-right deploys new kinds of propaganda, using generative AI and deep fakes, to attract new followers. From Fascism to Neo-Fascism, the most powerful forms of propaganda surround voters with alternate realities. 

This speaker series brings together four scholars who have studied Italian Fascist and Neo-Fascist propaganda to understand how it creates this total environment, and how to see through it. "Where Monsters are Born," a lecture by Professor Brian Griffith documents a Fascist revival in the streets of Rome, 2018-19.

Feb 27
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: Ramanita Hairston 5:00 p.m.

Cheif Executive Officer, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

African American Workshop and Lecture Series: Ramanita Hairston
February 27
5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Redwood Auditorium

Cheif Executive Officer, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Feb 28
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within 1:00 p.m.

Black students, faculty members, and staff are invited to engage in activities that center Black joy including art, laughter, music, and movement. Black Joy Sessions create a...
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
January 31–March 13
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Black students, faculty members, and staff are invited to engage in activities that center Black joy including art, laughter, music, and movement. Black Joy Sessions create a space to center a celebration of Black culture, uplift, heal, and empower using a liberated narrative of the Black experience. This space is designed to be an easy, transformative, and love-infused space to create, express, and (re)claim Black joy.

Feb 28
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC 2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, at the Black Cultural Center. Let’s Talk is a service...
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
January 17–March 20
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, at the Black Cultural Center.

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it. Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling. Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like. Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists. Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 29
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature" noon

Isabel Millán is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of the recently published book, Coloring...
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature"
February 29
noon
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Gunwood Room 245

Isabel Millán is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of the recently published book, Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature, which recovers a genealogy of queer and trans of color picture books across North America.

Featuring special guests: 

Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez, Professor of English (CUNY)

Maude Hines, Professor of English & Black Studies (PSU)

Ernesto Martinez, Associate Professor of IRES (UO)

Feb 29
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group 1:30 p.m.

¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group is a drop-in processing and support space for Latinx students to share information and develop skills to tackle challenging situations such as...
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group
February 1–March 21
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Carson Hall, Ramey Room

¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group is a drop-in processing and support space for Latinx students to share information and develop skills to tackle challenging situations such as academic stress, family challenges, self-worth, relationships, mental health concerns, and much more. Group members will be able to work through their presenting concerns, find community, and be empowered in a protected therapy space.