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Graduate School Public Lectures

SETI: Past, present and future — finding aliens and finding ourselves

Tues. March 3, 2015

As science begins to fully realize the scope of our universe, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence becomes not a question of “if,” but of “when.”

Graduate School Public Lectures

Mark Morris: Dancing beyond boundaries

Wed. March 4, 2015

As a dancer, choreographer, opera director and conductor, Mark Morris is a prolific creative mind whose work transcends mediums.

psychology series

Two steps forward, one step back: understanding LGBT inequities in America today

Wed. March 4, 2015

Even as LGBT issues receive greater, discrimination lingers. These lectures examine how can society best support gender development.

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UWAA Member event

POMPEII: The Exhibition

Fri. March 20, 2015

Pompeii famously vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved.

LiveWire series

Priced out: the struggle for an affordable Seattle

Tues. March 31, 2015

Seattle Times business reporter Sanjay Bhatt moderates a timely conversation about local housing affordability.

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Graduate School Public Lectures

Our national eating disorder with Michael Pollan

Wed. April 8, 2015

A nation hungry for convenience has found low returns in high calories, forcing us to reassess our ingrained notions of food and nutrition.

Graduate School Public Lectures

Obesity and poverty: linking food, health and incomes

Tues. April 14, 2015

Dr. Drewnowski demonstrates how the study of spatial epidemiology can create new understanding and solutions to our nation’s obesity crisis.

UWAA Member event

Member night at the Seattle Children’s Theatre

Sat. April 18, 2015

The theatre has been reserved for UWAA members and their families to enjoy their choice of Goodnight Moon or Robin Hood, for an exclusive discounted price.

Graduate School Public Lectures

Obesity lessons learned at home and around the world

Tues. April 21, 2015

Shiriki Kumanyika expands on her efforts to improve the research on weight issues in African American communities.

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NY Huskies

Dawg Dash NYC 2015

Sat. April 25, 2015

Join fellow New York City Huskies for the second annual Dawg Dash NYC 5K walk & run to support UWAA’s NY Chapter Scholarship Fund.

UW Tacoma
Graduate School Public Lectures

Enrique’s journey & America’s immigration dilemma

Wed. April 29, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario revisits her three-month endeavor to document in photographs one migrant boy’s journey atop trains to the United States.

Graduate School Public Lectures

Advice from America’s doctor

Thurs. April 30, 2015

18th United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin discusses the past and future of public health policy in the United States.

Graduate School Public Lectures

Obesogens: how chemical exposure may cause obesity

Tues. May 5, 2015

Bruce Blumberg discusses the role his work has played in revealing that the causes of obesity extend far beyond the implications of diet and exercise.

Graduate School Public Lectures

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Wed. May 13, 2015

Ellen Schur expands on her extensive body of work, including her research on the brain’s regulation of appetite funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabe

Graduate School Public Lectures

Women and body image with Kathy Najimy

Tues. May 19, 2015

In this lecture, Kathy Najimy speaks to issues of body image, taking on the cultural forces that adversely dictate the self-esteem and image of millions of women today.