26Science Talk '20
Thursday, March 26, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020
27CVM Spring Conference 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
WSU CVM Spring Conference will be March 27-29, 2020, in Pullman WA.
27Bustad Lecture @ WSU: Steven Niemi, DVM DACLAM
Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 4:00 PM to Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
March 27, 4:00pm in ADBF 1002
A reception will follow at 5:00pm in the lounge
Reaching out to the Opposition
Although other periods in our country’s history have exceeded today’s rancorous discourse, current schisms have rightly been described as undermining the very foundation on which this nation was formed and has prospered. Such trends and consequences apply not only to civic institutions but also threaten our field of veterinary medicine and science. Consider raging arguments over animal research, food animal production, “adopt-don’t shop” pet ownership, purebreds versus mongrels, and vaccine safety, to name a few. Passionate advocates for both sides consider acknowledgement of their opponents’ claims as either treason or surrender. By contrast, respectful dialogue with one's adversaries, provided they are law-abiding and willing to listen, may correct misinformation, identify shared concerns, dial down the rhetoric, and even indicate opportunities for collaboration. The intent of this talk is to provide examples of such an alternative approach with suggestions for how it can benefit the human-animal bond and beyond.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
17SAVE THE DATE: 2020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit on April 17-19, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
You’re invited to join us for the 2020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit on April 17-19, 2020. The Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting this year’s regional conference in Pullman, WA.
This year’s Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit will continue focusing on diversity and inclusion efforts by offering robust programming, generating discussions, and providing an opportunity to collaborate with others in the veterinary profession.
Iverson C. Bell (1916-1984) was an advocate, leader, and activist and he will be remembered for being a champion of the oppressed and role model for students.