Exciting Fall Quarter Simpson Center Events

Biological Futures in a Globalized World Emerging Issues in Biological Futures: A Panel Discussion Monday, Oct 10, 2011 – 4:00 PM  Communications 202

Biological Futures in a Globalized World brings together scholars across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to explore the current and future impact of bio-technology on human affairs. This Click to Read More

Banished: The New Social Control in Urban America

The UW’ s Simpson Center For the Humanities is offering a special session on the recently-published Banished: The New Social Control in Urban America,by Geography’s Steve Herbert and Sociology’s Katherine Beckett.  The session will be on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 4:00 in Communications 202. The book has been described as

the first exploration Click to Read More

‘Last Train Home’ Coming to Town

migrant in China

This sounds like a very interesting and educational movie. It is coming to Seattle in late Oct, to be screen at Neptune.

” Never has such change happened on a greater scale than in modern China. The different ways individuals deal with this is the subject of Last Train Home, Click to Read More

Environmental Activist Calls on Colleges to Diversify Sustainability

“Sustainability studies” courses and degree programs often fail to include considerations of race & socioeconomics.   UW Geography in fact has moved in the opposite direction: one of the new tracks in our major is intentionally named “Environment, Economy and Sustainability”, and many courses in that track –Geog 276, Intro to Political Geography, Geog 302, Click to Read More