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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.

school of drama

William Inge’s “Bus Stop”

Wed. April 22, 2015

UW School of Drama main stage debut for first-year MFA directors Malika Oyetimein and Sean Ryan.

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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.

Portland Huskies
Portland Huskies

Portland lunch and learn: Helping families thrive with cancer, not just survive

Tues. April 28, 2015

UW School of Nursing professors Frances Lewis, ’68, and Amy Walker are innovating approaches to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

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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.


TEDxUofW 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Established by University of Washington students, TEDxUofW unites creatives, community leaders and students of all ages to explore 2015’s theme: Illuminate.

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.

Millman Lecture in Economics

The internet and the news media

Tues. May 5, 2015

Stanford professor Susan Athey’s research focuses on the economics of the internet, media and digital currencies.

College of Education

Community discussion of race and mass incarceration

Thurs. May 7, 2015

A panel of experts will discuss issues raised in "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

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 NIH and the American Diabetes Association.

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.