Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program
The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. and his wife, Nancy R. Chandler. The program brings renowned scholars to the Central Oregon region to present a balanced and broad-based scope of programming in the form of lectures, forums and interactive workshops. In doing so, we hope to encourage stimulating conversations that broaden our community's perspectives on and perceptions of other people and events.
For more information about the program or its upcoming events, please contact the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program Coordinator at 541-383-7257. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming events, please reply here with your name and preferred email address: email@example.com.
HUMAN ORIGINS, EVOLUTION AND MIGRATIONS II
How Did We Get Here?
Call the Midwife: Evolutionary Perspectives on Normal Physiological Childbirth
DR. MELISSA CHEYNEY | Medical anthropologist and midwife, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University
April 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Hall, COCC Bend
Extreme Outliers: How the Smallest Cells in the Ocean Change the Planet
DR. STEPHEN GIOVANNONI | Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University
May 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Hall, COCC Bend
Scientists have long suspected that earth's earliest life forms, small microbial cells, evolved in our oceans. Recent discoveries point to surprising and important modern roles for these microorganisms in shaping and maintaining our planet's ecological balance. Modern genomics and other advances in research technology now allow scientists to answer questions about the role of microbial biodiversity in ocean processes, such as photosynthesis and natural events that transport carbon from the atmosphere into the deep ocean. Dr. Giovannoni's work highlights the importance of the world's smallest cells in the marine carbon cycle, and the quest to understand how changing climate is impacting ocean biology. His lecture will examine ocean desertification, a process caused by warming of the ocean surface, and the spread of hypoxic or "dead" zones along the Pacific coast. These areas of depleted oxygen have increased in frequency, size and duration, and have profound effects on fisheries, water quality, and economies.
The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood
DR. DAVID MONTGOMERY | Department of Geology, University of Washington
June 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Hall, COCC Bend
Blackberries in July: A Biologist’s Search for Personal Meaning
DR. TOM TITUS | Department of Biology, University of Oregon
September 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Pozzi Education Center, Sunriver Nature Center, Sunriver
Dead Fish Don’t Lie I: Archaeology of Herring in the Northwest
DR. MADONNA MOSS | Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon
October TBA | 6:30 p.m. | Pozzi Education Center, Sunriver Nature Center, Sunriver
Dead Fish Don’t Lie II: 13,000 Years of Fishes and Humans in the Columbia Basin
DR. VIRGINIA BUTLER | Department of Anthropology, Portland State University
February 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Pozzi Education Center, Sunriver Nature Center, Sunriver
How Did We Get Here? Clues from the Solar System
TBA | Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
TBA | 6:30 p.m. | Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Hall, COCC Bend
$50 for the 2013–14 series; $10 individual lectures; $8 Sunriver Nature Center members; students free with ID at the door.
Advance sales from the Sunriver Nature Center: 541.593.4394 or 541.593.4442, or purchase at the door.
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A special thank you to the students of COCC and OSU-Cascades and sponsors for their support.
Sponsors Of The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program:
In advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Annie Walker: 541-383-7743.