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“Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb,” Dr. Zia Mian - April 21, 2014

“Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb,” Dr. Zia Mian

2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award
April 21, 2014
Princeton University professor Dr. Zia Mian spoke in Portland, Oregon on Monday, April 21, 2014. His lecture, titled "Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb," was presented at the Oregon Historical Society Museum. Mian was honored as the eighth recipient of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award, granted once every two years for outstanding achievement in an area of study once of interest to Dr. Linus Pauling. The Pauling Legacy Award is sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries & Press.

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“Tap Into History: Four Perspectives on Brewing in Oregon” - March 28, 2014

“Tap Into History: Four Perspectives on Brewing in Oregon”

Panel Discussion
March 28, 2014
This event took place at the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives launch party and was accompanied by screenings of video shorts and a full-length documentary on the history of brewing. Panel participants included agriculture historian Peter Kopp, journalist John Foyston, Full Sail Brewing founder and CEO Irene Firmat, and OSU doctoral candidate Daniel Sharp.

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“Pioneers of Change: Black Football Players at OSU from 1951-Present” - February 18, 2014

“Pioneers of Change: Black Football Players at OSU from 1951-Present”

Panel Discussion
February 18, 2014
This event paid posthumous tribute to the first African American football player at OSU, Dave Mann (1951-1954), and also discussed the desegregation of football and what that has meant for the Oregon State athletic program. Panelists included past OSU football players Earnel Durden (1956-1958) and Ken Simonton (1998-2001); football historian Dr. Michael Oriard; author Herman Brame; and sociologist Dr. Dwaine Plaza. The event was sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

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“Indigo - A Story of Craft, Religion, History, Science and Culture,” Dr. Roald Hoffmann - April 19, 2012

“Indigo - A Story of Craft, Religion, History, Science and Culture,” Dr. Roald Hoffmann

2012 Linus Pauling Legacy Award
April 19, 2012
Cornell University professor Dr. Roald Hoffmann, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spoke in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, April 19, 2012. His lecture, titled "Indigo - A Story of Craft, Religion, History, Science and Culture," was presented at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Hoffmann was honored as the seventh recipient of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award, granted once every two years for outstanding achievement in an area of study once of interest to Dr. Linus Pauling. The Pauling Legacy Award is sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries.

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“Linus Pauling and the Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics,” Dr. Chris Hables Gray - September 21, 2011

“Linus Pauling and the Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics,” Dr. Chris Hables Gray

Resident Scholar Lecture
September 21, 2011
In August and September 2011, Dr. Chris Hables Gray of The Union Institute and University conducted research in Special Collections as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. Gray reported on the results of his residency in a presentation titled "Linus Pauling and the Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics," delivered at the Oregon State University Memorial Union.

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“Worlds Destroyed before Your Eyes: American Children and the Threat of the Atom,” Dr. Christopher O'Brien - July 27, 2011

“Worlds Destroyed before Your Eyes: American Children and the Threat of the Atom,” Dr. Christopher O'Brien

Resident Scholar Lecture
July 27, 2011
In June and July 2011, Dr. Christopher S. O'Brien of the University of Maine, Farmington conducted research in Special Collections as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. O'Brien reported on the results of his residency in a presentation titled "Worlds Destroyed before Your Eyes: American Children and the Threat of the Atom," delivered at the Oregon State University Libraries.

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“Glycylglycine is a Bitch: Roger Hayward and the Art of Science,” Ina Heumann - June 30, 2011

“Glycylglycine is a Bitch: Roger Hayward and the Art of Science,” Ina Heumann

Resident Scholar Lecture
June 30, 2011
Beginning in May 2011, Ina Heumann, of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, conducted research in Special Collections for two months as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. Heumann reported on the results of her residency in a presentation titled "Glycylglycine is a Bitch: Roger Hayward and the Art of Science," delivered at the Oregon State University Libraries.

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“Glory Road and the Desegregation of College Basketball: The Untold Story at Oregon State” - May 17, 2011

“Glory Road and the Desegregation of College Basketball: The Untold Story at Oregon State”

Panel Discussion
May 17, 2011
This event shared the untold story of the desegregation of the Oregon State men's basketball team, circa 1965. The afternoon began with a presentation by Dr. Dwaine Plaza and Natalia Fernández on the history of college basketball desegregation both nationally and at OSU. The event also featured a discussion among panelists Norm Monroe, Charlie White, Paul Valenti, Craig Robinson and Dr. Larry Griggs, as moderated by Dr. Dawn Wright. Sponsored by the Association of Faculty for the Advancement of People of Color, the Varsity O Club and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.

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“How Pauling Bent the Double Bond,” Julia Bursten - August 4, 2010

“How Pauling Bent the Double Bond,” Julia Bursten

Resident Scholar Lecture
August 4, 2010
Beginning in July 2010, Julia Bursten of the University of Pittsburgh conducted research in Special Collections for one month as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. Bursten reported on the results of her residency in a presentation titled "How Pauling Bent the Double Bond," delivered at the Oregon State University Libraries.

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“The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription,” Dr. Roger Kornberg - April 20, 2010

“The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription,” Dr. Roger Kornberg

2010 Linus Pauling Legacy Award
April 20, 2010
Stanford University professor Dr. Roger Kornberg, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spoke in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. His lecture, titled "The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription," was presented at the Oregon Historical Society. Kornberg was honored as the sixth recipient of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award, granted once every two years for outstanding achievement in an area of study once of interest to Dr. Linus Pauling. The Pauling Legacy Award is sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries.

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“Filming a Visual History of the Molecule,” Jane Nisselson - April 8, 2010

“Filming a Visual History of the Molecule,” Jane Nisselson

Resident Scholar Lecture
April 8, 2010
In December 2009 and April 2010, Jane Nisselson, founder of Virtual Beauty NYC, conducted research in Special Collections as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. Nisselson reported on the results of her residency in a presentation titled "Filming a Visual History of the Molecule," delivered at the Oregon State University Libraries.

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“Hidden in Plain Sight - The Life of Ava Helen Pauling,” Dr. Mina Carson - November 30, 2009

“Hidden in Plain Sight - The Life of Ava Helen Pauling,” Dr. Mina Carson

Resident Scholar Lecture
November 30, 2009
In the Fall of 2009, Dr. Mina Carson of Oregon State University conducted research in Special Collections as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. Dr. Carson's work was carried out in support of a biography of Ava Helen Pauling that she proposed to author. Carson reported on the results of this phase of her research in a presentation titled "Hidden in Plain Sight - The Life of Ava Helen Pauling."

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“Tipping the Scales of Justice: Linus Pauling, the Fallout Suits, and the Judicial Aspect of the Global Environmental Crisis,” Toshihiro Higuchi - September 8, 2009

“Tipping the Scales of Justice: Linus Pauling, the Fallout Suits, and the Judicial Aspect of the Global Environmental Crisis,” Toshihiro Higuchi

Resident Scholar Lecture
September 8, 2009
In August and September 2009, Toshihiro Higuchi of Georgetown University conducted research in Special Collections as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. Higuchi reported on the results of his residency in a presentation titled "Tipping the Scales of Justice: Linus Pauling, the Fallout Suits, and the Judicial Aspect of the Global Environmental Crisis," delivered at the Oregon State University Libraries.

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“The Useful Science of Paul Emmett,” Dr. Burtron Davis - April 30, 2009

“The Useful Science of Paul Emmett,” Dr. Burtron Davis

Resident Scholar Lecture
April 30, 2009
Throughout April 2009, Dr. Burtron Davis of the University of Kentucky conducted research in Special Collections as an OSU Libraries Resident Scholar. Davis reported on the results of his residency in a presentation titled "The Useful Science of Paul Emmett," delivered at the Oregon State University Libraries.

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“Ion Channel Chemistry: The Electrical System of Life,” Dr. Roderick MacKinnon - May 5, 2008

“Ion Channel Chemistry: The Electrical System of Life,” Dr. Roderick MacKinnon

2008 Linus Pauling Legacy Award
May 5, 2008
Rockefeller University professor Dr. Roderick MacKinnon, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spoke in Portland, Oregon on Monday, May 5, 2008. His lecture, titled "Ion Channel Chemistry: The Electrical System of Life," was presented at the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower. MacKinnon is the fifth recipient of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award, granted once every two years for outstanding achievement in an area of study once of interest to Dr. Linus Pauling. The Pauling Legacy Award is sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries.

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“My Father is a Book,” Janna Malamud Smith - November 9, 2007

“My Father is a Book,” Janna Malamud Smith

Visiting Writers Series, Oregon State University
November 9, 2007
Janna Malamud Smith, the daughter of famed novelist Bernard Malamud, read from two of her works on the evening of November 9, 2007. The first reading, originally published in Summer 2003, was an essay titled "My Father is a Book." Following this, Malamud Smith read from a chapter of her 2006 memoir, also titled "My Father is a Book," before taking questions from the audience.

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“The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and His Era.” - October 29 - 30, 2007

“The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and His Era.”

October 29 - 30, 2007
On October 29-30, 2007 a two-day conference at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center was held to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of Linus Pauling's General Chemistry and the fiftieth anniversary of Linus and Ava Helen Pauling's first public appeal for a ban on nuclear weapons testing. The theme of the conference was "The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and His Era."

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“Useful Knowledge about Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” Dr. John D. Roberts - May 4, 2006

“Useful Knowledge about Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” Dr. John D. Roberts

2006 Linus Pauling Legacy Award
May 4, 2006
California Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus Dr. John D. Roberts spoke on the Oregon State University campus on Thursday, May 4, 2006. His lecture, titled "Useful Knowledge about Magnetic Resonance Imaging," was presented at the LaSells Stewart Center. Roberts is the fourth recipient of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award, granted once every two years for outstanding achievement in an area of study once of interest to Dr. Linus Pauling. The Pauling Legacy Award is sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries.

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“A Liking for the Truth: Truth and Controversy in the Work of Linus Pauling.” - February 28, 2001

“A Liking for the Truth: Truth and Controversy in the Work of Linus Pauling.”

February 28, 2001
On February 28, 2001, a conference was held at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center to mark the one-hundred year anniversary of Dr. Linus Pauling's birth. The theme of the centenary celebration, Pauling's "liking for the truth" and the implications of his numerous contributions to a wide range of fields, were discussed by a collection of biographers, colleagues and family members over the course of six presentations and one panel discussion.

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“The Essential Bond” - June 12, 1999

“The Essential Bond”

A Play Based on the Life of Linus Pauling
June 12, 1999
Presented by the Youth Division of Soka Gakkai International-USA, "The Essential Bond" was produced in conjunction with the traveling exhibit "Linus Pauling and the Twentieth Century," also developed by SGI-USA. This recording of the play was performed at the Garland Theater of the Polytechnic School, Pasdena, California.

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“Prospects for World Order,” Dr. Noam Chomsky - October 24, 1995

“Prospects for World Order,” Dr. Noam Chomsky

Fourteenth Annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 24, 1995
Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dr. Noam Chomsky lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 24, 1995. Chomsky spoke as the fourteenth Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. In 1982 the Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995, beginning with Dr. Chomsky's presentation, the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“The Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994): A Discourse on the Art of Biography.” - February 28 - March 2, 1995

“The Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994): A Discourse on the Art of Biography.”

February 28 - March 2, 1995
From February 28 - March 2, 1995, a symposium was held at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center to celebrate and discuss the remarkable life and legacy of Dr. Linus Pauling. The aim of the symposium was to convene three groups of speakers: scholars and journalists who had been writing about Linus Pauling as a biographical subject; friends and colleagues who knew Pauling personally; historians and archivists who have studied scientists as the subject of contemporary scientific biography.

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“Fulfilling Gandhi's Dream at the End of the 20th Century,” Arun Gandhi - October 19, 1994

“Fulfilling Gandhi's Dream at the End of the 20th Century,” Arun Gandhi

Thirteenth Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 19, 1994
Journalist and peace activist Arun Gandhi lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 19, 1994 as the thirteenth Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“The Craftsmanship of Peace: Moving to Global Demilitarization,” President Óscar Arias Sánchez - October 28, 1992

“The Craftsmanship of Peace: Moving to Global Demilitarization,” President Óscar Arias Sánchez

Eleventh Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 28, 1992
Costa Rican President Óscar Arias Sánchez lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 28, 1992 as the eleventh Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“Green Politics in New Europe: Hope for Change?” Petra Kelly - October 30, 1991

“Green Politics in New Europe: Hope for Change?” Petra Kelly

Tenth Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 30, 1991
German social and political activist Petra Kelly lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 30, 1991 as the tenth Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“Is the U.S. Political Discourse Adequate to the Task of Peace?,” Dr. Johan Galtung - October 14, 1988

“Is the U.S. Political Discourse Adequate to the Task of Peace?,” Dr. Johan Galtung

Seventh Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 14, 1988
Social scientist and author Johan Galtung lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 14, 1988 as the seventh Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“Peace and Justice in Central and Latin America,” Adolfo Pérez Esquivel - October 28, 1987

“Peace and Justice in Central and Latin America,” Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Sixth Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 28, 1987
Nobel laureate peace activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 28, 1987 as the sixth Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“The Military Power and the Larger Complex,” Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith - October 14, 1986

“The Military Power and the Larger Complex,” Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith

Fifth Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 14, 1986
Economist and author Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 14, 1986 as the fifth Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“United States Foreign Policy,” Ambassador George W. Ball - October 9, 1985

“United States Foreign Policy,” Ambassador George W. Ball

Fourth Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 9, 1985
United States Ambassador George W. Ball lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 9, 1985 as the fourth Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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“We the People: A Prescription for Ending the Arms Race,” Dr. Helen Caldicott - October 17, 1984

“We the People: A Prescription for Ending the Arms Race,” Dr. Helen Caldicott

Third Annual Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
October 17, 1984
Physician and activist Dr. Helen Caldicott lectured on the Oregon State University campus on October 17, 1984 as the third Ava Helen Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace. The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.

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