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October 2017

Friday, October 6

Science Unwrapped - Jim Lutz, Forest Ecologist

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Science Unwrapped

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped at USU, the public outreach program of Utah State University's College of Science. Admission is FREE! As part of our Fall 2017 "Ecology!" Series (celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the USU Ecology Center), we welcome USU forest ecologist Jim Lutz. Dr. Lutz speaks Friday, October 6, at 7 pm in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. His 45-minute talk is followed by refreshments and interactive, hands-on learning activities. Learn more about Science Unwrapped at our website:

10/06 at 7:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

Thursday, October 12

CWG & Religious Studies Brown Bag: Dr. Karen Lang

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Dr. Karen Lang “The Buddha’s Daughters: Women’s roles in Buddhism.” The CWG and Religious Studies are Cosponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Karen Lang. Dr. Lang is a Professor of Buddhist Studies and Indian Religions, as well as the Director of the Center of South Asian Studies at the University of Virginia. Bring a sack lunch and come listen to Dr. Lang speak about her research.

10/12 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

How to be an Anti-Racist with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Renowned American political activist, scholar and author Ibram X. Kendi will be visiting the Utah State University campus this fall semester for a keynote presentation on “How to be an Anti-Racist”. Events • Thursday, October 12: Private dinner with Black Student Union, 5-5:45 p.m. • Thursday, October 12: Keynote presentation with Q&A at Utah State University’s Taggart Student Center (TSC) Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m. • Thursday, October 12: Book Signing at Utah State University’s Taggart Student Center (TSC) Juniper Lounge, 8-9 p.m. DR. IBRAM X. KENDI, AN AWARD-WINNING HISTORIAN AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

10/12 at 6:30 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

Monday, October 16

Dissertation Defense

Panel Discussion/Presentation

"Bidirectional Three-Phase AC-DC Power Conversion Using DC-DC Converters and a Three-Phase Unfolder"

10/16 at 1:00 pm | Engineering Laboratory | More Info

Making A Difference - What We Do Matters

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Please join us for a keynote presentation with Dr. Anna Blau and Laura Mora from International Women’s House in Metro-Atlanta. Dr. Blau and Ms. Mora have over 60 years of combined experience in nonprofit work, the majority of which has been in the domestic violence field. Their organization provides safe haven and supportive services to women and children who are the victims of family violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking, with a focus on immigrant and refugee women and children. Dr. Blau is a former refugee and Ms. Mora is an immigrant – their keynote will touch on their personal stories, their professional work, and how you can make a difference in your community. Monday, October 16, 2017 | 6:00-7:30 PM USU Old Main, Room 225 Refeshments will be served Community members welcome Sponsors: Mountain West Center for Regional Studies & Fight Against Domestic Violence

10/16 at 6:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

Wednesday, October 25

AIAA Aerospace Networking Event

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come meet with professional engineers in the aerospace industry! A panel of AIAA Utah section officers will be traveling to USU to give a presentation and network with USU students. Come join us! Food will be provided.

10/25 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Thursday, October 26

Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library Fall Lecture

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come and enjoy an evening of slickrock woes and cowboy capers as seen through the eyes of a fourth generation cowboy with a flair for stories and poetry. Bob McPherson, USU Professor of History (Emeritus), will discuss his book, "Cowboying in Canyon Country," in which Fin Bayles will introduce you to a mummy bull, a lively rattlesnake tied to his saddle, a pinyon tree “planted by God,” and pack rats that terrorize cowboys.

10/26 at 7:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween Brown Bag: Dr Lynn McNeill

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Dr. McNeill holds a PhD in Folklore. Her areas of research and publication include legend and belief, folk and fairy tales, the supernatural, and digital culture. Bring a sack lunch and come listen to Dr. McNeill speak about her research. Halloween cookies provided.

10/31 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info




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