This 9th annual event for both adults and children features opportunities to talk with glaciologists, biologists, climate experts and others from the UW Applied Physics Laboratory and its Polar Science Center as well as numerous interactive activities and displays that include local artists, photographers and zookeepers who focus on polar environments.
The fifth in a series of free public lectures on the Future of Ice will take place this Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm with a discussion of the challenges facing penguins and their uncertain future in the wake of a changing climate. Register now.
On Monday, March 3, UW African Studies will present “In Search of Nabad”, an intimate documentary by Sorayya Aminian, ’11, about Seattle’s Somali refugees and their search for peace in their new home. Screens at 3:30 pm in the Allen Library auditorium followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
The UW School of Social Work will launch the new Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work on Thursday, Feb. 27, with a free public lecture about the changing culture of aging in America. Register online for the free lecture and reception.
After reading a Burke Museum blog post, the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine contacted them about a British Columbia Kwakwaka’wakw mask believed to be the inspiration for the original Seahawks logo.
On Friday, Feb. 21, Master of FIne Art students in the Painting + Drawing Program will open their studio to visitors who would like to see and discuss artworks that are in progress or complete. All are welcome, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
UW Classics scholar Stephen Hinds investigates connections between classic Latin literature and two English poets in a free public lecture on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, in Kane Hall. Part of the Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities series sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
The ninth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series beginning Wed., Feb. 19 will explore “The Science of Decision Making” to explain how the brain and an individual’s expectations influence decisions.
Join the Burke Museum at the Neptune Theatre on Feb. 18 for Short Takes on Dam(n) Science, a fast-paced evening of six-minute presentations by ten different experts speaking about “the biggest, baddest dam removal/ecological restoration project on the planet.”
The interior renovation of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, completed June 2013, has been awarded the 2014 American Institute of Architects’ Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture.