Events: Confronting Fake News and Misinformation mini-lecture series

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The Provost is hosting a mini-lecture series on Fake News & Misinformation. Speakers include iSchool faculty member Jevin West and adjunct faculty member Kate Starbird.

Muddied waters: Online disinformation during crisis events
April 18 | 5:00-6:15 | Bagley 131
Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Cleaning up our polluted information environments
April 24 | 5:00-6:15 | Gowen 301
Jevin West, Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington

The new global politics of weaponized AI propaganda
April 30 | 5:00-6:15 | HUB Lyceum
Berit Anderson, & Editor-in-Chief, Scout.ai, a media company covering the future of technology, its risks and rewards through investigative reporting, analysis, and science fiction

Events: Webinar for Military Students 4/10

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You’re Invited :: A Webinar for Military Students
12 noon PT on Tuesday, April 10
On Facebook Live: facebook.com/SCTLatUW
Learn more: facebook.com/events/931732306985355

Join us for a webinar about tuition benefits (Post-9/11 GI Bill) and UW resources available to military students. You’ll also learn from alumni about transitioning from boots to books. Open to all; presented by the UW Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master’s degree program.

We’ll hear from:

  • Bill Keough (Managing Director, UW Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master’s degree)
  • Sam Powers, PhD. (Director, UW Student Veteran Life)
  • Samantha Whyte (Lead Financial Aid Counselor, UW Veterans Education Benefits Office)
  • and a panel of UW alumni from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps

Events: Fail Forward, Wednesday April 4

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

Come hear local 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 Dean Ed Taylor.

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Wednesday, April 4th

Doors & Dinner – 5 p.m. | Main Event – 5:30-7 p.m.

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House  – UW Seattle campus

 

Events: Nadine Strossen–2018 Mignon Distinguished Lecture

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Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture with Nadine Strossen
HATE:  Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship
Monday April 2, 2018
HUB South Ballroom
4:30 pm Lecture
5:30 pm Reception
Free and open to the public

Join us as we greet Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School. She has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties, including through frequent media interviews. From 1991 through 2008, she served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization.

In her book, “Hate:  Why We should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship”, she argues that our political and campus discourse are increasingly filled with charges and counter-charges of “hate speech” to stigmatize and suppress seemingly any speech whose ideas are viewed as hated and hateful.  Speech as disparate – and important in our democracy – as campaigning for Donald Trump and advocating for Black Lives Matter, has been denounced as “hate speech.”  Moreover, too many political and other leaders make erroneous statements about the legal status of such speech, declaring either that “hate speech is not free speech” or that it is absolutely protected.  To the contrary, U.S. law appropriately takes a more nuanced approach, protecting some, but not all, speech that conveys hateful or discriminatory messages.

This lecture will explain why the U.S. approach not only is consistent with core principles of liberty and democracy, but also is the most effective strategy for advancing equality, societal harmony, and individual dignity and psychic well-being.  It cites the many past and present social justice advocates, both in the U.S. and worldwide, who concur that these essential goals are thwarted by censorship, but effectively promoted through non-censorial strategies, including counter-speech.

Notice: Mental Health Resources for UW Students

If you are concerned about how stress is impacting your or someone else’s mental health, consider these FREE resources available for students.  No appointments necessary.  Students can just show up.  Flyers are attached lower in this post.

  • Mental Health for the People workshop with Andrea Salazar this Friday 3/2 at 3pm in 401 Schmitz Hall.  This is a new quarterly workshop series is focused on mental health topics from a social justice perspective. The topic for winter quarter is Navigating Mental Health as a Person of ColorIt will address stigmas and barriers to mental health services, as well as alternative ways of seeking mental health.
  • Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 1-1:45pm on Thursdays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall
    • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.

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