UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): Apr. 11 - 18, 2008

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International Film Festival

Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17
Carwein Auditorium

UW Tacoma's Global Business Society will screen four foreign films at the sixth annual International Film Festival Monday, April 14 through Thursday, April 17. The films, from France, India, Ukraine and Japan, will each be shown twice, at 12:45 and 4:30 p.m.

  • Monday, April 14: Sans Soleil (France). Titled after a song cycle by Mussorgsky, Sans Soleil is a 1982 nonlinear essay film by elusive documentary filmmaker Chris Marker. It's a collage of images gathered from Japan, Africa, Iceland, San Francisco, and France—all presented without direct sound.
  • Tuesday, April 15: The Namesake (US/India). This film by Indian-born director Mira Nair follows two generations of a Bengali family from late-1970s Calcutta to New York City.
  • Wednesday, April 16: Everything is Illuminated (US/Ukraine). Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this film tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion.
  • Thursday, April 17: Fear and Trembling (France/Japan). This film explores the life of Amélie, a dreamy and romantic young Belgian woman, who arrives in Japan to begin work as a translator for the giant Yumimoto Corporation.

Student Social Work Organization charity auction

Monday, April 14 to Friday, April 18

Help kids in need by participating in an online auction April 14-18, hosted by UW Tacoma's Student Social Work Organization. The group hopes to raise at least $5,000 through the auction for the local nonprofit agency Caring 4 Kids, which collects and distributes donations of clothing, food, school supplies and more for needy children. Items available in the auction include tickets to Northwest Trek and other local attractions, gift cards, salsa lessons and a dinner with UW Tacoma Chancellor Patricia Spakes. The auction begins Monday, April 14 at www.sswocares4kids.org. For information, contact Jessica Villareal at ejessica@u.washington.edu.

Community forum: Corporate Social Responsibility
Tuesday, April 15 from 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Washington State History Museum

Cindy Hoots, Starbucks' program manager for corporate social responsibility, and Dan Bross, Microsoft's senior director for corporate citizenship, will discuss socially responsible business practices at this forum. Sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility at UW Tacoma's Milgard School of Business, the forum will explore the "triple bottom line" of profits, people and planet. For information, contact Cindy Valerio at valerioc@u.washington.edu or (253) 692-4883.

Health Equity and Leadership Opportunities in Community Context
Wednesday, April 16 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Cherry Parkes Building, Room 105

Nationally recognized health expert Vickie Ybarra will speak about health equity at UW Tacoma. Ybarra is director of planning and development for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, one of the largest community and migrant health care systems in the country, and chair of the Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities. The lecture is presented by the UW Tacoma Nursing Program and sponsored by the UW Tacoma Arts & Lectures Fund. For more information, contact Kären Landenburger at (253) 692-4474 or karenl@u.washington.edu.

Guest lecture: Eco-artist Vaughn Bell

Thursday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Walsh Gardner Building, Room 308

Seattle eco-artist Vaughn Bell will share her work Thursday, April 17 at UW Tacoma. Bell, who creates interactive projects and immersive environments that deal with how we relate to our environment, has exhibited her sculptures, installations, videos and public projects at venues across the country and in the UK and Japan. She will discuss her work and its influences, including other ecological artists and current issues, focusing on reaching people outside of the traditional art context of galleries and institutions. The free event is sponsored by the UW Tacoma Arts & Lectures Fund.

Reach high: Plan your future at UW Tacoma
Thursday, April 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building first floor atrium

Discover how UW Tacoma can help you reach your potential at a campus open house Thursday, April 17. Meet with an academic advisor, learn about financial aid and scholarships and tour the UW Tacoma campus. Later, enjoy free admission at downtown Tacoma museums as part of the city's monthly Artwalk event. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions Advising and Outreach at (253) 692-4742.

Program information sessions: Already know which UW Tacoma degree you want? Learn more about our programs at one of these information sessions:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare, Thursday April 17 at 1 p.m., Birmingham Block Building, Room 106

Want to check out the UW Tacoma campus? Take a tour.
Every Tuesday, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Get the grand tour of the UW Tacoma campus. Tours are offered every Tuesday, and leave from Admissions in the Science Building, Room 105. Learn more at www.tacoma.uw.edu/enrollmentservices/admissions/visit.

For a map of campus and driving directions and parking information, go to www.tacoma.uw.edu/campus_map/.

UW Tacoma This Week is a service of the University of Washington Tacoma's Public Relations & Communications office. For more information on these events or other UW Tacoma news, call (253) 692-4536.

April 10, 2008