Events: Memorial Day is… 2019, May 20 through 27

Events: Memorial Day is…

May 20 through 27, 2019
UW Campuses

Memorial Day is a sacred day in the military community. It is a day in which we celebrate our fallen service members, one where we honor their lives and sacrifices, and the day that we mourn their loss together with our surrounding community.

Memorial Day is… is a week of events aimed at raising awareness of the true meaning of Memorial Day and a way for the military community to welcome in our friends and family to mourn the loss of our military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. The 2019 Memorial Day is… program will focus on servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice. Continue reading

Event: 2019 Lavender Graduation, June 11

2019 Lavender Graduation – Hosted by Aleksa Manila

Deadline: Graduates must register by June 5

Tuesday, June 11th
6:00 – 8:30 PM
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

Keynote Speaker: Poet & Educator J Mase III.

J Mase III is based in Seattle by way of Philly. He is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell my Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around, as well as And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment, and Inappropriate Jokes about Death.” As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA+ youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others. Check him out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at https://jmaseiii.com/

The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How:

Who: Lavender Graduation is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergraduate or graduate/professional) for graduation in the 2018-2019 (including fall 2019) academic year. Guests do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender orientation/identity/expression to participate or attend this year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome!!! Continue reading

Events: Fail Forward, 5/15 6-8pm, Kane 130

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What can adversity, struggle, and failure teach us about success, meaning, identity, resilience, and ultimately, how to Fail Forward?

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019, 6:00–8:00 P.M.
KANE HALL 130
FREE

Come hear UW leaders share the setbacks, struggles and failures they experienced on their paths to success in a panel discussion moderated by Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ Dr. Anne Browning and Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Register here

Events: Get Ready for Grad School Application Season series

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The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering a short series of workshops over the next few weeks geared toward undergraduates and alumni planning ahead for grad school admission processes this fall. Students are welcome to join us for any or all sessions!

Get Ready for Grad School Application Season series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful–get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to get started on four of the critical pieces of any application: writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, getting strong letters of recommendation and finding funding.

Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture: ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy, May 16

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA – How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy

Thursday May 16, 2019
Ethnic and Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE
4:30-5:30 pm Lecture
5:30-6:30 pm Reception

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Continue reading

Registration: CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics

Registration: CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics

CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics is a rich, interdisciplinary course on the past, present, and future of intelligence, both natural and artificial. The early lectures detail the history of computing, and the way it dovetails with the history of neuroscience, the industrial revolution, math and philosophy. The middle section will zoom out to consider the role of computing and intelligence in natural and evolutionary processes, as well as its role in redefining, augmenting, and sometimes harming individuals and society. ML Fairness and, more broadly AI ethics are part of this picture. In the final third, the course will explore some of the future implications of large-scale trends and emerging capabilities. Continue reading