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Sophie Germain and Fermat’s Last Theorem

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

  by Tamara Caulkins* On May 20, 2014, the OSU Department of Mathematics sponsored a history lecture by Dr. David Pengelley, of New Mexico State University. Dr. Pengelley presented an animated lecture on the French mathematician, Sophie Germain (1776-1831). Dr. Pengelley’s interest in Germain was sparked by his use of primary historical sources in his [...]

Dagmar Herzog and the Century of Sex

Monday, February 24th, 2014

by Joshua McGuffie* On Wednesday, February 19th, Dr. Dagmar Herzog, of the City University of New York, graced Oregon State with her lecture, “Sexuality in Europe: A 20th-Century History and a History of the Present.” She offered a lighthearted but academically thorough treatment of themes in European understandings of sexuality. In her lecture, Dr. Herzog [...]

Reflection: Archambeau and the Voice as a Vessel of Healing

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

by Tracy Jamison* Words are potent. Words can awaken memories, stir emotions and quiet the mind. Words have been used in the creation of groundswells that burst forth to bring down stalwart walls of injustice as well as to buttress vast empires: Word-for-word, Brick-by-brick. In her lecture, Dr. Nicole Archambeau examined the concept of the [...]

Women in Science: Who Inspires You?

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Take the poll! You can choose four! In honor of Women’s History Month, we are taking a moment to ask ourselves who inspires us most among notable women of science?  There are lots of ways I could have asked this.  I could have asked, “who were the most influential women in science?”  Or “Whose ideas [...]

The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

By Lisa T. Sarasohn [from the dust jacket:] Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, led a remarkable — and controversial — life, writing poetry and prose and philosophizing on the natural world at a time when women were denied any means of a formal education. Lisa T. Sarasohn acutely examines the brilliant work of this untrained [...]

Mina Carson Writing about Ava Helen Pauling

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Oregon State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Mina Carson is the third person this year to have presented work supported by the Resident Scholar Program at OSU Libraries.  A professor of American Social and Cultural History, Carson’s research interests have thus far included the Progressive and New Deal eras, the gay and lesbian movements [...]

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