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Fascinating Lectures all Winter Long at the UW

The UW’s architecture school plans to ring in the New Year with a new name and a new annual lecture. Tom Kundig, ’77, ’81, will speak about his recent work in the inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Lecture of the new College of Built Environments on Feb. 9. Winner of the 2008 National Design Award in Architecture, Kundig is known for imbuing his buildings with a sense of the openness of the American West.

Kundig’s talk is part of an especially diverse winter season of lectures at the University of Washington, presented by the UW Alumni Association and its campus partners. Other highlights include:

  • The History Lecture Series, featuring UW Professor James Felak. He will discuss popes of the 20th century, especially as they dealt with the major issues of the day.
  • The Evans School of Public Affairs Leadership at the Crossroads Speaker Series, "Does the U.S. Realize It’s in Competition?", featuring Bob Herbold, chair of the Education Subcommittee for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
  • The Ocean and Fishery Sciences Winter Lecture Series, "Dynamic Depths: Measuring Our Oceans from Above and Below," featuring UW Professors Miles Logsdon and Andre Punt. They will discuss the latest developments in quantitative analysis and the implications for marine conservation.
  • The College of Forest Resources Winter Lecture Series: Sustaining Our Northwest World, "The Case for Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific Northwest," featuring UW Professor Aaron Wirsing. He will discuss large carnivore conservation using his research on tiger shark/prey interactions in Australia.
  • The Edwards Psychology Lectures, "Discovery Serving Humanity," which bring nationally distinguished psychologists to Seattle to co-present with faculty from the UW’s Department of Psychology.
  • The UW Libraries Blom Lecture, "On American Soil," featuring author Jack Hamann. He will discuss his book On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of WWII, an investigation of the infamous 1944 Fort Lawton court-martial.
  • The UW Bothell Writing for Their Lives series, "Genealogies: Writing Through Writing Through Writing," featuring poet and novelist Laynie Browne.
  • The School of Nursing Soule Endowed Lecture, "The Global Health Workforce and the State of Our Health: A Cause for Concern?", featuring nurse practitioner and former World Health Organization researcher Barbara Stilwell.
  • For more information about these and other UWAA lectures, and to register: UWalum.com/events