Fall 2017 Distinguished Alumni Speaker Program (D.A.S.P)

UO Graduate School alums are doing amazing work! To showcase some of their accomplishments, three distinguished alumni of the Graduate School will come back to Eugene to speak about their work and lives since graduating. These talks – planned in concert with the departments from which the alums graduated – will be open to the campus community and beyond.

Please join us in welcoming these distinguished Ducks as they come back to the roost - and listen to their tales of adventure and accomplishment! 


Featured Speaker


Dr. Sarah Cheesman, Ph.D. 

"Career Resilience - Translating your Skills Beyond the Lab"
 Wednesday, November 14, 2017, 4-5 pm, Willamette Hall 110 


The series starts with Dr. Sarah Cheesman, the Developmental Director at Ophelia's Place, a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls to make healthy life choices. Cheesman recieved her Ph.D. in Biology in 2003 in the UO institute of Neuroscience and followed a non-academic career path to pursue her  passion for helping young women. Her varied experience contributes to her unique perspective on transitiong to life outside of academic science. 


Upcoming Speakers


Rebekka Wachter, Ph.D. 

Topic TBD
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm, EMU Ballroom 

 Wachter is an award-winning researcher and accomplished professor of molecular sciences at Arizona State University. 




Dr. Brett Walker, Ph.D.

Topic, date, time, and location TBD
April, 2018

 Walker is a Regents professor at Montana State University and a critically acclaimed author who researches the environmental history of Japan. 


To find out more about our next speaker in this series, click here.

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