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Mark Your Calendars for the Next Round of SAS Talks

October 23, 2018

The Office of Research and Economic Development encourages faculty, staff, students and the public to mark their calendars for the third round of its popular SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks event, which will take place 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the IRIC Atrium, with cushioned overflow seating in the IRIC STEP Auditorium.

The theme for this semester's SAS engagement is global reach, highlighting the diversity of research, creative and scholarly activity that has propelled the University of Idaho onto the world stage. Nine speakers will present on a variety of internationally-focused research projects. Each talk will include 20 easy-to-understand slides and each of those slides will be timed to 20 seconds. The result is an informative, accessible presentation in less than seven minutes per talk.

Admission to the event, as well as food and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are free. Attendees are also encouraged to take advantage of networking opportunities with students, faculty and university leaders.

Can't attend this event live? The SAS Talks will also be webcast via UI Live.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Gary Austin, professor of architecture in the College of Art and Architecture will discuss European and Chinese trips to photograph projects for a book on the history of landscape architecture.
  • Ryan Long, assistant professor of fish and wildlife sciences in the College of Natural Resources will present a talk on spiral-horned antelope and elephants in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
  • Leontina Hormel, professor of sociology and anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences will discuss gender relations during post-Soviet social change in Ukraine and how this shapes future community studies abroad.
  • Carol Padgham Albrecht, professor of oboe and music history in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will give a presentation on Viennese theater and culture during the time of Mozart.
  • Chyr Pyng (Jim) Liou, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering will discuss smart urban water supply systems in Hong Kong.
  • Shelley McGuire, director and professor of family and consumer sciences in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will present her talk on nutrition, behaviors, environment and human milk composition in Gambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Peru, Spain and Sweden.
  • Bal Krishna Sharma, assistant professor of English and linguistics in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will discuss public signage and semiotic transformations in a tourist town in Nepal.
  • Florian Justwan, assistant professor of political science in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will give his talk on international conflict, conflict management and political psychology in India, Belize and elsewhere.
  • Lisette Waits, department head and distinguished professor of fish and wildlife sciences in the College of Natural Resources will talk about her use of genetics to monitor tigers in Nepal.

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