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damnatio memoriae and Confederate statue destructions today

March 2, 2024 2:00 pm

Livestream, Denny Hall 112 (Hybrid)

FreeAvailableOpen

In this lecture, Jennifer Trimble from Stanford University compares and contrasts recent statue destructions with ancient Roman practices of damnatio to understand both more fully.
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George H. Cady Endowed Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Prof. Jeff Long

March 4, 2024 4:00 pm

Johnson Hall 102

FreeAvailableOpen

Professor Jeff Long is invited to speak at the George H. Cady Endowed Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry.
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Know Your Place, Know Your Calling: Geography, Race, and Kant’s ‘World-Citizen’

March 4, 2024 2:30 pm

Denny Hall 359

FreeAvailableOpen

The graduate students in German Studies invites Prof. Huaping Lu-Adler for a talk: "Know Your Place, Know Your Calling: Geography, Race, and Kant’s 'World-Citizen'”
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Hope and Honor: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

March 5, 2024 2:00 pm

TBD

FreeAvailableOpen

Sociology Colloquium Professor Rachel L. Einwohner: “Hope and Honor: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust.”
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The Bound Steppe: Emancipation with Abolition in the Qing Empire | Sam H. Bass

March 5, 2024 3:30 pm

Smith Hall 306

FreeAvailableOpen

This talk examines how legal institutions of the Qing Empire unintentionally effected a gradual emancipation in the Mongolian frontier.
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From Artistic Joy to Collective Wellness

March 5, 2024 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle, Livestream (Hybrid)

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Artist and 2017 TED Global fellow, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, will engage us in a night of spoken word and activism while exploring artistic intelligence as an agent of public healing.
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Coming Out As Dalit: A Memoir of Surviving India’s Caste System

March 6, 2024 3:30 pm

Denny Hall 313

FreeAvailableOpen

Yashica Dutt’s work sheds essential light on the significant influence caste-ism has across many aspects of Indian and US society.
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BOOK TALK | Yashica Dutt | Coming Out As Dalit: A Memoir of Surviving India’s Caste System

March 6, 2024 3:30 pm

Denny 313

FreeAvailableOpen

Yashica Dutt brings a new audience of readers into a crucial conversation about embracing Dalit identity.
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Taiwan Lives with Niki Alsford

March 6, 2024 3:30 pm

Thomson Hall 317

FreeAvailableOpen

Professor Niki Alsford (University of Central Lancashire) will join in-person to discuss his new monograph, Taiwan Lives: A Social and Political History.
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A talk by Prof. Willard Sunderland

March 7, 2024 3:30 pm

Communications Bldg

FreeAvailableOpen

The Ellison Center invites Professor Willard Sunderland from the University of Cincinnati to talk about early Russian-American relations.
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Auditing Localized Google Search Results for Human Rights

March 8, 2024 1:30 pm

Gowen Hall 1A

FreeAvailableOpen

Rochelle Terman, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago and PhD student Bobby Maxwell discuss “Auditing Localized Google Search Results for Human Rights.”
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Gas Mask Nation: Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan

March 13, 2024 3:30 pm

Thomson Hall 317

FreeAvailableOpen

Gennifer Weisenfeld, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, discusses her book Gas Mask Nation: Visualizing Civil Air Defenses in Wartime Japan.
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A Spark of King David: The Musical Poetry of Rabbi Israel Najara Then and Now

March 27, 2024 7:00 pm

Kane Hall (Room 220)

FreeAvailableOpen

Edwin Seroussi, faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will discuss the pizmonim (musical religious poems) of 16th-century rabbi Israel Najara.
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Psychology Loucks Colloquium with Dr. Emily Jacobs

March 27, 2024 3:30 pm

Livestream, Kincaid 102/108 (Hybrid)

FreeAvailableOpen

Dr. Emily Jacobs, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara, will speak at the Psychology Loucks Colloquium.
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Where Can We Be? Black Girls (Re)Creating Space through Digital Practice

March 27, 2024 3:30 pm

CMU 126

FreeAvailableOpen

Ashleigh Greene Wade gives a talk highlighting the role of digital practices in Black girls’ space-making techniques as an example of Black girl autopoetics.
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Sonic Ruins of Modernity: Judeo-Spanish Folksongs Today

March 28, 2024 7:30 pm

Kane Hall (Room 220)

FreeAvailableOpen

Edwin Seroussi, faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discusses Judeo-Spanish folk songs in modern times through “Sonic Ruins of Modernity: Judeo-Spanish Folksongs Today.”
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The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice

April 9, 2024 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle

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Father of Environmental Justice, Dr. Robert Bullard, will offer a framework for dismantling systemic racism and policies and practices that create, exacerbate and perpetuate inequality and vulnerability.

Registeration opens March 13, 2024.

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An Afternoon with Kate Raworth

April 15, 2024 12:00 pm

Town Hall Seattle, Livestream (Hybrid)

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Renegade ecological economist, Kate Raworth implores us to look at economic theory that is inclusive of 21st century realities. The author of the best selling book “Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist” will join us remotely for a talk asking us to consider putting these economic principles in place to better our communities, cities, businesses and educators.

Registration opens March 13, 2024.

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Leading Change

April 24, 2024 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle

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Dr. Yvette E. Pearson, Campus Resources and Support, University of Texas at Dallas, knows a lot about change. Building on her concept of ENGINEERING CH∆NGE®, Dr. Pearson will share challenges that come with change in the STEM fields and insights on navigating those challenges through intentional, iterative, people-centered strategies.

Registration opens March 13, 2024.

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Addressing Post-Pandemic Trauma in Youth: How Mindfulness Practices Support Positive Mental Health Outcomes in Challenging Times

April 25, 2024 7:00 pm

HUB 250

FreeAvailableOpen

This free public lecture will address post-pandemic trauma in youth and the empowering effects of trauma-informed mindfulness practices.
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Hidden Biases of Good People

April 30, 2024 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle

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Professor of Social Ethics, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji studies the disparities between conscious expressions of attitudes and beliefs. Spend the evening with her as she provide insights into how our minds work, and the often surprising and even perplexing manner by which implicit bias operates.

Registration opens March 13, 2024.

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An Evening with Margaret Cho

May 1, 2024 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle

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Comedian and five-time GRAMMY and EMMY nominee, Margaret Cho will join us for a moderated discussion about her career highs and lows as well as share her thoughts around activism in the current political climate.

Registration opens March 13, 2024.

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

May 14, 2024 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle, Livestream (Hybrid)

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Join experimental psychologist Steven Pinker for an enlightening conversation about rationality and the importance of using criticial, logical, causation and correlation as it relates to modern society.

Registration opens March 13, 2024.

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