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Meet the Class of 2010′s favorite UW professor

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Each year, we ask the UW seniors to pick their favorite professor and this year the Class of 2010 chose Law, Societies & Justice Professor Jonathan Wender. On Thursday, May 20 he’ll deliver Who Gets the Last Word, which can only be described as a year-end presentation unlike any other.

Here’s a quick video we pieced together introducing Professor Wender to the senior class. The Last Word presentation is May 20 at 6 p.m. in Kane 110.

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Provost Lecture looks at the NEXT CITY

Daniel S. Friedman, dean of the UW College of Built Environments, delivered the 2010 Provost Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 21. He compared several Seattle landmarks to works of art including George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

His point was that our cities are worth talking about, writing about, singing about, etc. They are living, breathing representations of our existence, and they—like us—are not perfect. It was a deep speech, and many at Kane Hall walked away impressed by Friedman’s insightful comments.

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Former John Edwards aide discusses ethics in leadership

“This is about pulling back the curtain on what U.S. presidential politics are all about.”

That’s a quote from Andrew Young, the former advisor to U.S. Senator John Edwards who spoke to a packed house Monday, April 19 at Kane Hall.

The panel discussion, titled “Ethics in Leadership,” also featured Governor Dan Evans, UW Professor J. Patrick Dobel and John McKay of Seattle University Law. Young spoke for about 30 minutes, reflecting on his time as Edwards’ right-hand man and his fateful decision to cover up the affair that brought down the former presidential candidate.

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