UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): Feb. 29 - Mar. 7, 2008

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*NEW*
Maquilapolis director to speak at UW Tacoma

Monday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Longshoremen's Hall, 1710 Market St.

Sergio de la Torre, the critically acclaimed co-director of Maquilapolis: City of Factories, will discuss the film at UW Tacoma on Monday, March 3. Directed by de la Torre and Vicki Funari, Maquilapolis examines the effects of globalization and unfair labor on female factory workers in Tijuana, Mexico. The film was honored with the 2007 Latin American Studies Association CASA Award of Merit in Film. Free coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Advising Tuesday at UW Tacoma
Tuesday, March 4 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, March 4 from 1 to 2 p.m., Pinkerton Building, Room 212.
• Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences/Urban Studies, Tuesday, March 4 from 1 to 2 p.m., West Coast Grocery Building, Room 106.

*NEW*
Rick Steves on decriminalizing marijuana

Thursday, March 6 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Television travel host and author Rick Steves will speak about decriminalizing marijuana at a special event hosted by the Student Activities Board. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Painter Mary Mann at the UW Tacoma gallery
Today through March 18
UW Tacoma Gallery, 1742 Pacific Ave.

The paintings of Mary Mann are on display at the UW Tacoma gallery until March 18. Drawing inspiration from the works of masters such as Raphael, Botticelli and Vermeer, Mann's recent paintings explore the ideas of blessing in the midst of chaos. The central painting in the exhibit, "Stone Offering," deals with humanity contemplating dignity, the moment of tension while both sides acknowledge the existence of the other. The gallery is located at 1742 Pacific Ave., across from Union Station. Gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call the gallery at (253) 906-8233.

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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February 29, 2008