Join Voyage UW on February 21st at 7 p.m. in the Ethnic Cultural Theater for a screening of An American Ascent, a riveting documentary that follows the first African-American expedition team to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. Rosemary Saal and Adina Scott, two climbers on the team, will join us afterwards for a Q&A about the importance on diversity and women leadership in the outdoors.
Really fascinating Faculty Friday post today by Quinn Russel Brown on a class being tought by Anu Taranath, a senior lecturer in Compartive History of Ideas and English about how to talk about power and privilege on campuses. Getting comfortable about talking about uncomfortable things is a key element of the course and Taranath has multiple ways in which she facilitates the conversation.
The 10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures presents The Psychological Science of Inequity and Inequality. These free lectures discuss the latest research on factors affecting quality of life for underrepresented and non-majority individuals. As part of this popular series, notable experts from across the nation come to the University of Washington to co-present with faculty from the UW Department of Psychology.
This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards.
Image credit: UW Daily/Lindsey Yamada
UW Daily reporter Mohammed Kloub covered the 2015 UW Winter Powwow in his article The power of the powwow. Sponsored by the UW American Indian Student Commission (AISC), the UW Winter Powwow is an intertribal and intergenerational event that celebrates people and place allowing students and cummunity members from many tribes to keep culture and traditions alive for current and future generations.
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Grand Opening Celebration of the University of Washington's Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (pronounced "wulth-lub-altkw" and translated as 'Intellectual House')
March 12-13, 2015
On Thursday, November 20, 2014 Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University presented an engaging and provocative lecture at UW Bothell (UWB) titled "What are the Stakes of What Diversity Means? Capitalism, Collective Existence, the University, and Beyond".
Marcelo Bonta, Executive Director of Center for Diversity & the Environment, was one of several keynote speakers at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Portland, Oregon.
Judy Bluehorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee), Senior Instructor at Portland State University (PSU), recenlty presented at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Portland, Oregon on the topic of "Indigenous Practices for Sustainability". Below are quotes from Bluehorse Skelton live-tweeted during the event:
Seattle Times higher education reporter Katherine Long recenty covered an innovative project at UW aimed at diversifying the conservation workforce. Housed in the College of the Environment and directed by Dr. Sean Watts, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a conservation immersion program that aims to broaden participation within conservation and diversify what it means to be a conservation professional.