It's in The Bag: Lunchtime Lectures

OSU-Cascades' free lunchtime lecture series—It's in The Bag—showcases the range of research and scholarship underway by our faculty. The series invites you to bring a brown bag lunch and get an in-depth look at faculty research projects and understand how they relate to your world. Lectures take place throughout the academic year.


So that we can plan for seating, please register online under lecture listing below. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.


Attendees are invited to dine in the Beaver Dam prior to the lecture or bring a brown bag lunch.


Free on-campus parking for lunchtime lectures.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Art and the Local Condition: Robert Smithson, William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg
Neil Browne, Professor, English
Time: 1-1:50 p.m.
Location: OSU-Cascades, Dining/Academic Building 207

How is an artist inspired and influenced? English professor Neil Browne will illustrate how artists are inspired by their own local environments, including the most aesthetically uninspiring environments, as philosopher John Dewey argued. Using artist Robert Smithson as his subject muse, Browne will explore the contrast between 19th-century landscape painting and photography, and show how Smithson was influenced by his environment, as well as by his fellow New Jersey natives, the poets William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg. Smithson was a visionary 20th century artist and a pioneer of land art who used photography extensively.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Beauty Before Brains: Addictive Tanning Among Millennials
Amy Watson, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Time: 1-1:50 p.m.
Location: OSU-Cascades Dining/Academic Building 207

The rate of skin cancer cases has tripled among American adults since the 1970s despite increases in both regulation and consumer education. Recently, the FDA mandated additional warnings and the inclusion of a drug facts panel on sunscreen and suntan products. Our research measures tanning behavior and sun-safety knowledge among millennials and the impact of knowledge, narcissism, and self-esteem on addictive tanning.

Registration is closed.


2015-2016 Lunchtime Lectures

2014-2015 Lunchtime Lectures

2013-2014 Lunchtime Lectures

2012-2013 Lunchtime Lectures

2011-2012 Lunchtime Lectures

2010-2011 Lunchtime Lectures

2009-2010 Lunchtime Lectures