The latest Wings video presentations are now available online

First published in Around the O on December 5th. From investing in technology and giving early warning of earthquakes and wildfires to the role of the Supreme Court and history of the Black Panther Party, videos from the Nov. 1 Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series are now available online.

UO President Michael H. Schill welcomed guests into his UO Portland “living room” at UO Portland, where he invited faculty members to share some of their groundbreaking research and work with the audience.

Videos of the full presentations are now available online. The talks were:

“ShakeAlert,” with Doug Toomey, a professor and seismologist in the Department of Earth Sciences who specializes in the ocean-bottom seismology to study and monitor earthquakes and volcanos in the Northwest. He is part of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and the lead investigator for the Oregon component of ShakeAlert, a federally funded earthquake early warning system.

“Checks and Balances,” with Alison Gash, an associate professor of political science who specializes in U.S. courts, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. She is the author of “Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights.”

UO Chamber Choir, led by Sharon Paul, professor of music. Paul conducted 18 student-members of the UO Chamber Choir in a three-song performance.

 “The Black Panther Party,” with Curtis Austin, an associate professor of history. His research looks at the civil rights movement, the national history of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power movement. He is the author of “Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party.”

Tickets for the coming May 31 Wings event in Portland are available online and are “buy one, gift one” through Dec. 31.