Fiamma Straneo – Ahoy! Glacier Ahead: An Oceanographer’s Journey to the Edge of the Ice

October 19, 2021 7:30 pm

Kane Hall, Room 120

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Collapsing ice shelves and increased calving (or breaking off) of large icebergs in Greenland and Antarctica are symptoms of rapidly changing ice sheets and rising seas. Oceanographer Dr. Fiamma Straneo shares how scientists are working at the edges of glaciers to understand why these changes are happening, and how this large, internationally collaborative research can improve climate models for sea level rise prediction.

Frontiers of Physics Lecture Series: Gravity: The Biggest Open Question in Fundamental Physics

October 20, 2021 7:30 am



On October 20th, Breakthrough Prize 2021-winning physicists will talk about their revolutionary research to further our understanding of the fundamental force of gravity.

Child and Family Well-Being As We Emerge From COVID-19: A Multi-Disciplinary Conversation About How to Support Children and Families After the Pandemic

October 21, 2021 6:30 pm



A conversation with four experts on the impact of the pandemic on children’s health, social-emotional well-being, and academic outcomes.

Maysoon Zayid – Survival of the Unfittest

October 26, 2021 6:30 pm

Meany Performing Arts Center


Join comedian, disability advocate and author Maysoon Zayid for "Survival of the Unfittest." This one-hour talk will tackle everything from diversity to cats named Beyonce.

Leading Lights Speaker Series: Vern Harner

October 28, 2021 3:30 pm



Vern Harner, UW Excellence in Teaching Award recipient for innovations in accessibility-centered education presents "Critical Social Work & the Duty to Stay Present."

Amanda Cox – Visualizing Doubt

November 9, 2021 7:30 pm

Kane Hall, Room 130


The New York Times election needle was a tool for following live election results. It may reach more people than anything else Amanda Cox, data editor of The New York Times, takes part in for the rest of her career. But that was almost four years ago. In this talk, Cox will share The New York Times’ latest work in communicating data and models to mass audiences. That work includes words, charts, and believing that uncertainty is a strength.

Faculty Panel November 16th: Is Democracy Dead?

November 16, 2021 5:30 pm



Please join us for our Autumn Faculty Panel on the future of democracy, featuring three Political Theorists. Can we build democracy in the face of multiple threats, old and new?

Benaroya Lecture: Israel and COVID-19 in Historical and Social Scientific Perspective

November 18, 2021 8:00 pm



Nadav Davidovitch, an Israeli public health expert, will explore the different meanings of public health, focusing on several case studies from the Israeli perspective.

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