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Tuesday, October 4 @12 pm
Foley event: What can the next Congress do?
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

James Curry, University of Utah, will discuss whether polarization caused gridlock, or can the majority govern? What role does the minority party play in passing, or halting legislation?

Tuesday, October 4 @7 pm
Palouse French Film Festival
Film Screening
Off Campus
Gagarine / Gagarin

Directed by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh Drama/Fantasy; 98 min. (2020)

Yuri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarin Towers, a vast red-brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. He dreams of becoming an astronaut.…

Wednesday, October 5 @7:30 pm
WSU Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Join the WSU Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble as they perform their first concert of the 2022-2023 school year. Works by Yo Goto, Julie Giroux, Dwayne Milburn, and John Philip Sousa will be featured.

Thursday, October 6 @5:10 pm
Guest Artist: Stephen Clark, Flute
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Recipient of the 2016 Sir James Galway Rising Star Award and 1st Prize winner of the 2018 IMKA Music Competition and the 2018 Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition, Stephen Clark made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2018. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he studied…

Friday, October 7 @4:10 pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar – Dr. Hergen Eilers
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

The optical properties of lanthanide ions can be used to determine temperature. We have used two different approaches: (1) Eu3+’s ability to probe its local environment and (2) 2-color fluorescence (Dy3+ and Sm3+) to determine temperature under extreme conditions. I will describe three research projects that have used these approaches to measure temperature in detonation environments and in composites under dynamic compression.

Saturday, October 8 @10 am
WSU Flute Day
WSU Pullman

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The second annual WSU Flute Day will feature guest artist Dr. Daniel Velasco, Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Kansas. Velasco is an award-winning flutist whose “standout” and “vibrant” performances (Miami Herald) have taken him around the world. He is the first prize winner of the…

Monday, October 10 @4:10 pm
Chemistry Departmental Seminar – Nate DeYonker, PhD
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

The DeYonker laboratory uses quantum chemistry to study two very different types of problems. First, we are developing software to automate, simplify, standardize, and validate the construction of atomic-level enzyme models. Enzyme simulations are notoriously challenging as their large size prevents modeling the whole enzyme with highly accurate but computationally expensive quantum mechanical (QM) methods. Determining which biological sub-units necessarily should be included in the QM-model remains ambiguous, and current practices for model construction typically suffer from human bias and unclear methodology.

Tuesday, October 11 @12 pm
Abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, and the courts
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade signaled a conservative turn on social issues. What are the likely effects, and how are courts likely to address LGBTQ+ rights going forward?

Tuesday, October 11 @7 pm
Palouse French Film Festival
Film Screening
Off Campus

Lucien de Rubempré, a young, lower-class poet, is madly in love with the baroness Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France). The risk of scandal forces them to flee to Paris where they hope to live and love freely. Lucien soon finds rejection and loses the baroness’s support. He finds himself alone, penniless, hungry, and humiliated until the day he seeks revenge. Inside the Paris he so coveted, he finds a cynical world where everything – and everyone – can be bought and sold.

Thursday, October 13 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series: Chris Dickey, tuba – Oktubafest Part I
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Oktubafest Part 1

Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 PM in Bryan Hall Theatre

The fall 2023 Oktubafest begins with a tuba recital featuring Dr. Chris Dickey (tuba), Dr. Fabio Menchetti (piano), and Dr. Jacqueline Wilson (bassoon). Featured works on this program include world premiere performances of Dance-Sonata for…

Friday, October 14 @4:10 pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar – Dr. Anjaiah Sheelam
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Surface degradation and high overpotentials are two common obstacles in electrocatalysis. In recent years, topological quantum materials have taken an onset in oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions to overcome these problems.

Friday, October 14 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series: Cesar Haas, guitar
WSU Pullman

PROGRAM

PROGRAM NOTES

Synesthesia: sounds and scents of Brazil

In a collaboration between two apparently unlikely departments from Washington State University, César Haas, professor of guitar and jazz studies at the School of Music, and Carolyn Ross, sensory scientist from the School of Food Science, have come up…

Tuesday, October 18 @12 pm
WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

The Foley Institute’s fall events continue next week with:

 

Taking on powerful corporations

Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson will talk about his office’s work around

campaign transparency laws, the opioid epidemic, and other current issues

Tuesday October 18 | 12 noon…

Tuesday, October 18 @7 pm
Palouse French Film Festival
Film Screening
Off Campus
Lingui, Les liens sacrés / Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun Drama / 87 min.

On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined single mother Amina works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year-old…

Wednesday, October 19 @4 pm
InQueery Symposium — Connecting Trans and Reproductive Justice
Conference / Symposium
Online - Online

The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the LGBTQ+ Center are co-sponsors of the 2022 InQueery Symposium. The theme is “Connecting Trans and Reproductive Justice”.

Wednesday, October 19 @7:30 pm
Guest Artist: Genevieve Clarkson, tuba – Oktubafest Part II
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Oktubafest Part 2

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30 PM in Bryan Hall Theatre

Continuing with Oktubafest, this year’s guest artist is Genevieve Clarkson (Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Oklahoma City University). She will play a recital of original music and transcriptions for tuba. Dr. Yoon-Wha Roh…

Thursday, October 20 @7:30 pm
Jazz Concert
WSU Pullman

PROGRAM

The WSU Jazz Concert on October 20th will feature both of the university’s nationally renowned large jazz ensembles as well as the jazz faculty. Washington State University’s Big Band and Lab-Band will be performing a rich variety of styles within the colorful big band idiom, both old and…

Friday, October 21 @3:10 pm
Analytical Chemistry Seminar – Natalie Yaw, Chemistry Graduate Student
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Speaker: Natalie Yaw, chemistry graduate student
Moreau Group
Talk title: Pu interactions with Fe colloids: implications for environmental transport
Abstract: The release of actinides into the environment, both accidentally and negligently, is a continuing legacy of US weapons/energy programs which threatens the health of humans and the ecosystem.

Friday, October 21 @4:10 pm
Student Recital: Josh Mattison, guitar
WSU Pullman

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Music Education Major Josh Mattison’s senior recital, Wrench in The Strings, will feature A selection of Jazz repertoire including works of Jazz guitar greats such as Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Barney Kessel.

Friday, October 21 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series: Martin King, horn
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

The versatility of the horn, along with its centuries-long history as an instrument in classical music, has allowed it to be heard in many different contexts. This recital features two pieces of chamber music for horn and strings, one from the Classical era and one from the Romantic.…

Saturday, October 22 @4 pm
Celebration of Life for Marianna Merritt Matteson
WSU Pullman - Lewis Alumni Center

Family and friends will join together at the Lewis Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4–6 p.m. to celebrate her life and accomplishments. All are welcome!

Marianna Merritt Matteson peacefully passed away in Pullman,…

Tuesday, October 25 @11 am
Chemistry PhD Final Defense – Parvaneh Ahmadvand, Chemistry Graduate Student
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Speaker: Parvaneh Ahmadvand
Group: Douglas Call
Title: Structural characterization of class A b-lactamase CTX-M-15 and class C b-lactamase CMY-2 and their complexes with b-lactam compounds
Abstract: Cefotaximase-Munich (CTX-M) extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are Ambler class A cephalosporinases that are commonly associated with Gram-negative, hospital-acquired infections worldwide.

Tuesday, October 25 @7 pm
Palouse French Film Festival
Film Screening
Off Campus

Eve (Catherine Frot) used to be one of the most famous rose creators in the world. Today, her company is on the verge of bankruptcy. On top of that, her secretary Vera has hired three outcasts with absolutely no gardening skills. Though they have nothing in common, they come up with the craziest plan that could change their lives forever…
Closing reception at 6:15

Tuesday, October 25 @7:30 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert
WSU Pullman

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The WSU Percussion Ensemble returns for its annual fall concert! The group will present an eclectic mix of music for keyboards, drums, and everything in between. The concert will feature WSU professor of tuba Dr. Chris Dickey performing a concerto with the ensemble. Join us live or via…

Wednesday, October 26 @7:30 pm
Student Recital: Tuba Studio Concert – Oktubafest Part III
WSU Pullman

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Oktubafest Part 3

Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 PM in Kimbrough Concert Hall

To close this fall semester’s Oktubafest, members of the tuba-euphonium studio will perform a variety of solos, duets, and other chamber music. The concert will close with the WSU Tuba Choir performing Alla Rivea del…

Friday, October 28 @3:10 pm
Guest Artist: Reverso Ensemble
WSU Pullman

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Continuing a century of mutual inspirations between two expansive and overlapping musical worlds, Reverso traces the intersection of jazz and classical music back to Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and their contemporaries. Featuring French collaborators Frank West (piano) and Vincent Courtois (cello), Reverso blends “pulsating motifs, long painterly lines,…

Friday, October 28 @7:30 pm
Vocal Extravaganza
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

WSU’s annual Vocal Extravaganza will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 7:30 pm in Bryan Hall Theatre. The event features the campus’s four vocal ensembles. Selected scenes from Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Orpheus in the Underworld will be performed by the students in Opera Workshop, under the…