UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): Apr. 25 - May 2, 2008

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*NEW*
Free film examines American Indian rights

Tuesday, April 29 from Noon to 2 p.m.
Birmingham Hay & Seed Building, Room 103

UW Tacoma will highlight Northwest American Indians' struggles for civil rights at a film showing and discussion Tuesday, April 29, from Noon to 2 p.m. in the Birmingham Hay & Seed Factory Building, Room 103. Watch an updated version of the landmark 1971 film "As Long As the Rivers Run" and join filmmaker Carol Burns and Puyallup Tribe activist Ramona Bennett for a discussion after the film. The event is free and open to the public. "As Long As the Rivers Run," recently updated from its original 1971 release, examines the violence and massive demonstrations leading up to the hallmark decision in Washington's Bolt fishing rights case. Bennett, one of the activists involved in the original demonstrations, and Burns, who helped make the film, will speak about their experiences with the film. The event is sponsored by the UW Tacoma Diversity Resource Center. For more information, contact Robert Guerrero at (253) 692-4776.

*NEW*
Advising Tuesday at UW Tacoma

Tuesday, May 6 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building, Room 320

Interested in earning a UW degree in Tacoma, but don't know where to begin? Start here - at UW Tacoma Advising Tuesday. On the first Tuesday of every month, UW Tacoma admissions advisors host an information session to answer questions about the university and offer campus tours and admissions advising for anyone who is interested in applying to UW Tacoma as a freshman or transfer student. 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:

  • Computing and Software Systems/Computer Engineering and Systems, Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m., Pinkerton Building, Room 212
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences/Urban Studies, Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m., West Coast Grocery Building, Room 106
  • Milgard School of Business, Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m., Dougan Building, Room 160

*NEW*
Dance performance: "Train" by Barefoot Studios

Tuesday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 13 at 1 p.m.
"Terminus" sculpture, north end of Keystone Building

Artists from Tacoma’s Barefoot Studios will perform their new production, "Train," on the UW Tacoma campus twice in May. A collaborative interdisciplinary performance and installation, "Train" is based around Tacoma’s railroad heritage. The event is part of a series of seven performances in May at a number of local sites with current or historic connection to railroad activity. At UW Tacoma, the group will perform at the "Terminus" sculpture, Brian Goldbloom’s rendition of concrete suitcases alongside the now-unused Burlington Northern track that splits the campus.

*NEW*
Poet Carlos Andrés Gómez

Thursday, May 8 at 6 p.m.
Longshoremen's Hall, 1710 Market Street

Internationally renowned author, poet, and playwright Carlos Andrés Gómez will read his poetry and Clover Park High School's step dance team, The Earthquake, will perform at UW Tacoma May 8. The free event begins with refreshments at 6 p.m. and performances at 6:45 p.m. Gómez will perform poetry from his latest books, Without Shame, Finding the Music, Shades of Silence, and Thunder and Burning Shrapnel and forthcoming CD, Fate by the Throat. An award-winning poet and playwright, Gómez has based much of his work on his experiences as a social worker and public school teacher in New York City. For more information, contact Associate Professor Emily Noelle Ignacio at (253) 692-4542 or eignacio@u.washington.edu.

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.

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April 24, 2008