More Interesting Talks around UW this Week

As always, there are plenty of talks around campus this week that may be of interest to Geographers. Interested in gender, race and care work; the construction of truth claims about the social and cultural past through archaeology; mental health in the US; ocean acidification; or recent revolutionary  movements in the Middle East? If so, then check out some of these great talks!

“Forced to Care: Race, Gender and the Obligation to Care”
WHEN: Tuesday, February 15 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: 120 Kane Hall
SPEAKER: Evelyn Nakano Glenn, professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley
MORE INFORMATION & RSVP: Find out more and RSVP here

“Who Owns the Past?: Stewardship and Collaborative practice in Archaeology”
WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, from 12:30 – 1:20 pm
WHERE: 220 Odegaard Undergraduate Library
SPEAKER: Alison Wylie, Department of Philosophy
OTHER INFORMATION: This is a part of Research Exposed!, a series of presentations on current UW research that can also be taken for credit.

“Transforming the American Conversation about Mental Health”
WHEN: Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 pm
WHERE: 220 OUGL
SPEAKER: Jennifer Stuber, University of Washington, Social Work
OTHER INFORMATION: This is part of the “Unspeakable: Disability History, Identity, and Rights” film & lecture series.
REGISTRATION: This is event is co-hosted by the School of Social Work and Department of Communication. Registration required

“Gender Stereotypes – How They Discourage Unconventional Career Choices and Limit Opportunities”
WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
WHERE: 120 Kane
SPEAKERS: Sapna Cheryan, Assistant Professor, UW Department of Psychology; Alice Eagly, Professor of Social Psychology, Northwestern University Department of Psychology
OTHER INFORMATION: Women continue to be underrepresented in the sciences and engineering and in leadership positions within politics and business despite considerable gains made in other areas over the last few decades. Drs. Cheryan and Eagly examine the social and structural obstacles that contribute to this underrepresentation. They also will share promising individual strategies and institutional interventions that promote gender equality in traditionally male-dominated domains.
REGISTRATION: Please RSVP for this event

“Can an Acerbic Congress Deal with Acidic Oceans?”
WHEN: Thursday, February 17 at 4:30 pm
WHERE: 102 Fishery Sciences
SPEAKER: Brain Baird, U.S. Congressman
DETAILS: Ocean acidification has been called “the other CO2” problem because it gets far less attention than climate change but may be even more destructive to the planet. Congressman Brian Baird, former chair of the House Science and Technology’s subcommittee on Energy and Environment, and author of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009, will discuss the environmental implications of ocean acidification and the policy and political demands of meeting this challenge. This issue is particularly acute for our region, where the latest research has shown acidification levels much higher than had been predicted and where adverse environmental impacts are already being observed.
OTHER INFORMATION: This is a part of the Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries

“Revolt in the Arab World: Activists from Egypt, Tunisia & Palestine Speak Out “
WHEN: Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: 211 Smith
SPEAKERS: Tarek Dawoud, Egyptian activist and President of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Washington; Amin Odeh, member of Voices of Palestine & Arab American Community Coalition; Zied Mhirsi, eyewitness and participant in the Tunisian revolution (skyping live from Tunisia)
OTHER INFORMATION: Celebrate the first victory of the Egyptian revolution and join this panel of activists from the Middle East in a discussion about the wave of revolution sweeping the Middle East and what lies ahead.

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