Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

U Think is the new Science Pub - and more

Following on the great success of Science Pub, Willamette has expanded the public lecture/discussion program to encompass any academic discipline. The new format, called U Think, is already raising some eyebrows.

The first talk, on Lady Gaga's public-image management and media successes, was conducted by Willamette Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies Amber Davisson. On Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m., longtime history professor and socialism expert Bill Smaldone will pose and discuss a controversial question: Is Barack Obama a socialist?

Check out the U-Think Facebook page to keep up with the program and keep the dialogue going. We'll see you at Browne's Town Lounge in downtown Salem - and, as usual, be sure to show up early to get a seat!