It's in the Bag

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.

RSVP: So that we can plan for seating, please RSVP online under lecture listing below.

Important! Attendees must stop at the reception desk in Cascades Hall to pick up a parking pass prior to the lecture.

Time: 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Cascades Hall
For information contact or 541-322-3100.


December 2

Amelia TaylorTrees Aren’t Just for Monkeys: Phylogenetic Trees and Mathematics

Amelia Taylor
Instructor, Mathematics

In biology, relationships between species are described using a phylogenetic tree which visually illustrates how species are related to one another. Researchers are continually developing models and computational tools to use molecular sequence data, such as DNA, to find and describe relationships among species. There is a wonderful confluence of mathematical techniques that are used in this research. OSU-Cascades’ mathematician Amelia Taylor will present her recent research using mathematics (representation theory and algebraic geometry) to develop a new technique for building these trees.   

Register for Trees Aren't Just for Monkeys

February 3

Matt Shinderman
Senior Instructor, Natural Resources

March 2

Kiel Fletcher
Instructor, Art

April 13

Ann Petersen
Instructor, Biology

May 4

Rachael Schuetz
Instruction, Teacher and Counselor Education




2014-2015 Lunchtime Lectures

2013-2014 Lunchtime Lectures

2012-2013 Lunchtime Lectures

2011-2012 Lunchtime Lectures

2010-2011 Lunchtime Lectures

2009-2010 Lunchtime Lectures