Meet some of OSU’s leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required — just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

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  • Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Full menu, no-host bar.
  • Science Pubs are popular and sometimes sell out. Reservations required no later than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to each lecture.
  • Click "register" below the Science Pub you wish to attend. Online reservations available starting one month prior to each event. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email us so we can accommodate others.
  • Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.

 

2019-2020 Science Pubs

September 17, 2019 — McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend - Father Luke's Room
Does Your Dog/Cat Love You? The Science behind Human-Animal Bonds

Monique Udell, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences; Director, Human-Animal Interactions Lab

Pet owners can form remarkable, deep and mutual bonds with their animals. Join OSU researcher Monique Udell to explore the source and nature of these human-animal bonds, and the impact these bonds may have on our own dogs and cats. Udell’s research team focuses on the development of cross-species interactions and the variety of social attachments that can develop in both wild and domesticated animals, particularly wolves, dogs and cats. The lab’s studies have examined human-animal attachment, the influence of social enrichment and training on welfare, and mutually beneficial approaches to animal assisted therapy.

This Science Pub is SOLD OUT.

 

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