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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 25, 2013
  
Monday, November 25, 2013
2013 Backpack Project (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Backpack Project is an annual school supply and toiletry drive for homeless youth in Salem. The donations will go to HOME Youth & Resource Center in downtown Salem. HOME is a shelter for homeless youth ages 13-17, and they provide many services to the youth that come to their house. The reason this project is called "The Backpack Project" is because the primary item that HOME needs is backpacks. The youth that HOME serves hold ALL of their possessions in their backpack so they get worn down very fast. HOME’s shelter holds a Christmas party for the youth where they handout the backpacks they raise, which are filled with basic hygiene essentials as well as warm winter clothing like a scarf or hat. During the holidays toiletries and school supplies are very important for the youth served by HOME and it would be a great gift to give youth the supplies to continue working towards their education. We are asking students and student organizations on campus to donate school supplies, toiletries and backpacks for this drive. We will be collecting them between now until December 6th on the second floor of the UC. Please consider donating and getting your friends and student organizations involved.
Freshman Registration Begins
All Day

*WU Campus

Students with 6.75 or fewer earned credits. Students may enroll in up to 2 credits.
College of Liberal Arts
Rescheduled Class for Labor Day
All Day

*WU Campus

Follows a regular Monday schedule
College of Law
Thanksgiving Break (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Early Career / Career Change MBA
Dr. Carlos Bustamante Presents "Population Genetics In the Personal Genome Era"
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

Carlos Bustamante is a Professor of Genetics at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Carlos received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford and a professor at Cornell University. In 2010, Carlos received the MacArthur Fellowship; often called the “Genius Grant,” the MacArthur Fellowship is awarded to individuals who "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work." This month Carlos's work was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Carlos mines DNA sequence data for insights into the dynamics of populations and the mechanisms of evolution. In studies of humans, Carlos analyzes SNPs (sites of common variation in a DNA sequence) from many individuals to infer changes in human populations and their relationship to specific gene mutations. He has applied SNP-based methods to retrace the history of species’ domestication, both plants and animals. For example, investigations of Asian rice and dogs, have provided clues about where and how long ago humans domesticated these species. Carlos has also teased out higher-resolution reconstructions of human demographic and migration patterns using new data sets from ethnically and geographically diverse samples.
Dr. Carlos Bustamante Presents "Population Genetics In the Personal Genome Era"
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

Carlos Bustamante is a Professor of Genetics at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Carlos received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford and a professor at Cornell University. In 2010, Carlos received the MacArthur Fellowship; often called the “Genius Grant,” the MacArthur Fellowship is awarded to individuals who "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work." This month Carlos's work was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Carlos mines DNA sequence data for insights into the dynamics of populations and the mechanisms of evolution. In studies of humans, Carlos analyzes SNPs (sites of common variation in a DNA sequence) from many individuals to infer changes in human populations and their relationship to specific gene mutations. He has applied SNP-based methods to retrace the history of species’ domestication, both plants and animals. For example, investigations of Asian rice and dogs, have provided clues about where and how long ago humans domesticated these species. Carlos has also teased out higher-resolution reconstructions of human demographic and migration patterns using new data sets from ethnically and geographically diverse samples.
Puppy Calendars (Multi-Day Event)
4:30 PM

*WU Campus - Goudy Commons

The Office of Community Service Learning and Joys of Living Assistance Dogs have created a 2014 calendar of the puppies as a fundraiser for JLAD. They will selling for $15. Calendars will be available from 4:30-6:30 on Monday, 11/25, and Tuesday, 11/26 as well as throughout each of those days in the Office of Student Activities on the UC 2nd Floor. If we run out, then we will do a pre-order for more calendars after the Thanksgiving break so not to worry! You can also charge your student account!
Respectable Knitting Society club meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Come to the Bistro, knit, socialize and relax. If you don't know how to knit, we will provide needles, yarn and teachers!
Small Ensembles Concert
7:30 PM

Willamette University's small classical music ensembles will perform in Hudson Hall on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm. Groups performing are the Waller Piano Trio, Trumpet Ensemble, Pacific String Quartet, WW5 (Woodwind Quintet), Columbia Piano Quartet, and Percussion Ensemble. The Waller Piano Trio is in the midst of competing for a national award from the Music Teachers National Association.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255.

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