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Department of Geology Seminar Series 3/3/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, Marth 3rd at 3:30 pm. “…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-03 23:30:00 2021-03-02 07:15:25 Department of Geology Seminar Series 3/3/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, Marth 3rd at 3:30 pm. “Characterizing the Most Recent Earthquake and Long-term History of the Mt Hood Fault Zone” Scott Bennett, USGS Geology, Minerals, Energy Geophysics Science Center Scott Bennett is a Research geologist who combines geologic mapping, structural geology, basin analysis, and geochronology to investigate the timing and rates of crustal deformation. His interdisciplinary and collaborative research focuses on quantifying surface and crustal processes that yield insight into lithospheric-scale plate tectonic systems. Scott studies the deformation and evolving landscape of continents, collecting data that allows him to reconstruct tectonic movements over a large range of temporal and spatial scales, from earthquakes to orogenies and from faults to plate boundaries.  Scott has experience conducting research in the Cascadia subduction zone of the Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), on both margins of the Gulf of California oblique rift, along the San Andreas fault system, within the Walker Lane, and across the Basin and Range including the Rio Grande Rift. This is a virtual event held on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81541458302 Password: 468769 geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public

EPA Challenge Launch Webinar: Cleaner Indoor Air During Waldfires

Do you have an innovative idea for an effective, low-cost technology or approach to clean indoor air? EPA and its federal, state, local and tribal…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-04 08:00:00 2021-03-04 09:00:00 EPA Challenge Launch Webinar: Cleaner Indoor Air During Waldfires Do you have an innovative idea for an effective, low-cost technology or approach to clean indoor air? EPA and its federal, state, local and tribal partners announce a Challenge competition to encourage the development of effective, low-cost technologies to reduce indoor PM2.5 concentrations and protect public health. Applicants can submit designs for an innovative technology, approach, or technology combination. Winning submissions will receive prizes of up to $10,000.  Attend the webinar to find out how you can participate in the Challenge. Register now!EXIT The Challenge is now open, and proposals will be accepted through May 17th, 2021. Learn more about the Challenge and how to enter on the Innocentive web page.EXIT Agenda: Introduction and background Perspectives from partnering organizations Challenge details Questions Wildfires release many pollutants that are unhealthy to breathe. Particle pollution, specifically fine particulate matter (PM2.5), is a main component of wildfire smoke and a known health risk for people exposed to unsafe or prolonged levels, particularly those with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma or cardiovascular disease. During wildfires, smoke can spread many miles, impacting communities near and far and resulting in recommendations that include staying indoors with the doors and windows closed when possible. Current air cleaning technologies for indoor air have multiple limitations that prevent their widespread use and adoption, including the cost of purchase, operation and maintenance as well as dependence on electrical power, which can be disrupted by wildfires or rolling blackouts. This Challenge encourages the development of affordable and sustainable approaches, technologies, or technology combinations for keeping indoor air as clean as possible during periods when outdoor PM2.5 concentrations are elevated, such as during smoke events from fires.   The following organizations are partnering with EPA on this challenge competition:  The following links exit the site EXIT U.S. Department of State U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Hoopa Valley Tribe California Air Resources Board Oregon Health Authority Missoula City-County Health Department Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Lane Regional Air Protection Agency  Event Type Webinar Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem. EPA Virtual Webinar brown.ann@epa.gov brown.ann@epa.gov America/Los_Angeles public

Biology Seminar Series: Molecular evolution in Caenorhabditis…

Join PSU's Department of Biology for our Lester Newman Seminar Series. This week, we're joined by Asher Cutter, a professor and associate dean at the…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-04 12:00:00 2021-03-04 13:00:00 Biology Seminar Series: Molecular evolution in Caenorhabditis speciation and development Join PSU's Department of Biology for our Lester Newman Seminar Series. This week, we're joined by Asher Cutter, a professor and associate dean at the University of Toronto, whose talk is titled, "Molecular evolution in Caenorhabditis speciation and development." Please join the Zoom meeting by 11:55 a.m. More information about the seminar series and future topics can be found here. https://pdx.zoom.us/j/86036933703 bwar@pdx.edu bwar@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Archaeology First Thursday: 'Go-Help-Yourself'…

Join PSU's Department of Anthropology for Archaeology First Thursday. This…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-04 16:00:00 2021-03-04 17:00:00 Archaeology First Thursday: 'Go-Help-Yourself' Subsistence on the Oregon Coast Join PSU's Department of Anthropology for Archaeology First Thursday. This month, we're joined by Brad Bowden, principal archaeologist and vice president of operations at Historical Research Associates. His talk is titled, "Intertidal Fishing Weirs: 'Go-Help-Yourself' Subsistence on the Oregon Coast." https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82472628786 anthdept@pdx.edu anthdept@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public
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Cluster Hire in Critical Thought and Activism

The School of Gender Race and Nations and its four departments are seeking seven applicants whose work is transformative and future-oriented as part of a cluster hire focused on critical thought and activism.

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