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Public Lectures

Boundless Learning. For all.

The UW Alumni Association partners with schools and departments to present public lectures on timely topics, featuring leading minds from the UW and around the world.

UWAA and UWRA members can take advantage of early registration before seats open to the general public on February 24! Join today!

The Graduate School Public Lectures

March 31 & April 12, 2016 | Advance member registration

Visionary academics discuss timely topics, from the ways our health is affected by our most intimate environments to charting a more open, just and sustainable future in African cities.

With Basile Chaix and  Edgar Pieterse

Equity & Difference: Keeping the Conversation Going

April 5 & May 18, 2016 | Advance member registration

A series of talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systematic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today, featuring thought leaders from our campus and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice, and seeking solutions for change.

With Touré and Marieka M. Klawitter

Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture:
Hidden Bias in Health Care: A Reflection on 10 Years of Health Care Disparities Research

April 8, 2016 | Advance member registration

Studies have shown quality of health care differs based on patient race and ethnicity, leading to worse health outcomes. Informed by a decade of study on hidden bias in health care, Janice Sabin will share research as well as a course developed for health care providers addressing this issue.

With Dr. Janice A. Sabin,  ’01 , PhD ’06

11th Annual Ellen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures:
Connecting the Dots between Research and the Community

April 20, 27 & May 4, 2016 | Advance member registration

Three UW Psychology professors partner with visiting colleagues to tell the story of how their research is addressing some of society’s biggest challenges.

With Stephanie Fryberg & Barbara Rogoff, Marsha M. Linehan & Martin Bohus,  and Wendy Stone & David S. Mandell

Distinguished Alumni Lecture:
From Migrant Work to Community Activism: The Impact of a Public Health Education

April 27 , 2016 | Advance member registration

The first in his family to finish high school and earn a college degree, UW Regent Rogelio Riojas has spent nearly four decades working to ensure the well-being of communities around the region. Riojas will share his inspiring story and discuss his work fighting for the rights of the poor and underserved.

With Rogelio Riojas, ’73, ’75, MHA ’77, UW regent 

UWAA and UWRA members receive advance registration for the series! Not a member? Join today!

For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or