UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): May 9 - 16, 2008

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Talk the Walk: Walkability lecture and discussion

Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Nationally recognized pedestrian advocate Dan Burden will discuss making Tacoma more pedestrian-friendly at this special event sponsored by UW Tacoma and the City of Tacoma. Burden has spent more than 25 years helping to create walkable and bikeable communities centered around the needs of people, not just cars. A senior urban designer and former bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation, Burden has studies walking and biking conditions in more than 200 cities worldwide and has helped develop a popular curriculum used to teach engineers, planners and developers about creating walkable and bikeable communities. This event is free and open to the public.

Dance performance: "Train" by Barefoot Studios
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. 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.

Diversity According to 'South Park'

Wednesday, May 14 at 12:45 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

National Association for Campus Activities speaker Matt Glowacki will discuss the role of cable TV show 'South Park' in imitating - or defining - societal values. Sponsored by the UW Tacoma Student Activities Board.

Global Honors Research Colloquium

Thursday, May 15 from 12:50 to 3:15 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

This year, UW Tacoma sent seven extraordinary seniors around the world to study problems of global significance. Now home and ready to apply the wisdom acquired in foreign lands, these globetrotting students will share their research at the second annual Global Honors Research Colloquium Thursday, May 15, from 12:50 to 3:15 p.m., in Carwein Auditorium. The Colloquium will highlight the work of graduating Global Honors students, who study abroad as a requirement of the rigorous academic honors program.

Reach high: Plan your future at UW Tacoma

Thursday, May 15 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, May 15. 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:

  • Milgard School of Business, Tuesday, June 3 at 1 p.m., Dougan Building, Room 160.
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences/Urban Studies, Tuesday, June 3 at 1 p.m., West Coast Grocery Building, Room 106.

Communications expert Roy Wadia: 'Only Connect'

Thursday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Former CNN journalist, media consultant and health communication professional Roy Wadia will discuss the interconnected world at a special lecture Thursday, May 15. Now the director of communications for the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Wadia will examine our increasingly interconnected world, where once seemingly disparate strands are becoming intertwined. For information, contact Divya McMillin at 253-692-5651.

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.

May 9, 2008