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Research On Tap

The Oklahoma State University Division of the Vice President for Research, in partnership with Iron Monk Brewery, is excited to present an opportunity for you, the public, to meet and interact with experts from a wide range of research fields at OSU. Researchers from the sciences, arts and humanities will be joined by Dr. Kenneth Sewell, the Vice President for Research, to have a conversation regarding their work and the impact it has on you and your community. Ample time will be provided for you to interact with the researcher and questions are encouraged in this informal, but informative, setting.

We hope you will join us the third Monday of each month to enjoy some of Stillwater’s own local brew while chatting about some of the impactful and interesting research happening here on the OSU campus. Each session will be approximately 20 minutes of open dialogue between Dr. Sewell and the researcher, followed by questions and discussion from the audience.

Please join us Monday, May 21, at 5:30 pm to hear Holly Karibo, Assistant Professor in History!  Here’s a brief overview of the topic:

The opioid crisis has reignited a long and contentious debate over how best to deal with drug use and addiction. Should society approach addiction as a public health issue, a medical issue, or a crime problem? Dr. Karibo’s research explores how policymakers, medical experts, and the broader public have answered this question over the course of the twentieth century. As a cardinal example, she studies the history of the Fort Worth Narcotics Farm, one of only two federal drug treatment facilities open between the 1930s and 1970s. Designed to treat users west of the Mississippi, the Farm offered hope to many seeking to end their drug addiction. For others, though, the Farm was nothing more than a site of incarceration. Dr. Karibo examines how combining treatment with punishment at the Farm affected the men who found themselves there, and how it shaped our culture’s approach to addiction. Dr. Karibo will discuss some important lessons our society might learn from the history of the Farm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Iron Monk Brewery Taproom, 519 South Husband, on Monday, May 21, at 5:30 pm.


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Upcoming Schedule:

May 21, 2018 – Dr. Holly Karibo, History