This Week at the UO

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Byline: The Register-Guard

Monday

Environmental studies lecture - 4 p.m., Douglas Torgenson, Trent University, Ontario, Canada, discusses green politics, public policy, political action. Room 214, Friendly Hall. Free. 346-5081. Reception, 3:40 p.m., Room 10, Pacific Hall.

Artist reception - 5 p.m., sculpture students show, featuring the work of 15 bachelor's and master's degree students. LaVerne Krause Gallery, Lawrence Hall. Free. Exhibition through Friday. 346-2057 or 346-3610.

Tuesday

International Film Series - 7 p.m., "Night on Earth" (France, Germany, United States) is part of the "Road Trip" series of films shown in their original languages with English subtitles. Keithan Student Lounge, Room 122, Pacific Hall. Free. 346-4011.

Wednesday

Russian Film Series - 6:30 p.m., "The Shooting Party," in Russian with English subtitles, is a classic screen adaptation of Chekhov's novella. Room 115, Pacific Hall. Free. 346-5051.

Thursday

Phi Beta Kappa scholar informal meeting - 1 p.m., Stanford University chemist John Brauman, recipient of the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, meets with students of all majors. Room 210, Deady Hall. Free. 346-3978.

Phi Beta Kappa scholar lecture - 3 p.m., National Academy of Sciences member John Brauman, a Stanford University chemist, discusses "Impacts of Technology on Basic Science." Browsing Room, Knight Library. Free. 346-3978.

CSWS Ecological Conversations Lecture - 7 p.m., Nimachia Hernandez, University of California at Berkeley, discusses "Mokakssini: A Blackfoot Theory of Knowledge." Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society. Browsing Room, Knight Library. Free. 346-5399.

Creative writing reading - 8 p.m., poet Dorianne Laux and fiction writer Ehud Havazelet, each recent recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships, read from their work. Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall. Free. 346-4060. Book signing follows.

Friday

Law conference - 8:30 a.m., the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Program offers "Dealing with Difficult Conversations at Work and at Home." Doug Stone and Sheila Heen of Harvard Law School, authors of "Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most," lead interactive workshops for lawyers, managers, human resources professionals and community leaders. Registration required. Room 175, Knight Law Center. Free; $75 for CLE credit. 346-3994.

Guest lecture - 10 a.m., Ibrahim Gassama, law, discusses "International Law and Self-Defense: Analyzing the Use of Force in Afghanistan and Other U. …