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Charles Johnson delivers spring Swope Lecture, Feb. 13 Joshua Redman performs with the Puget Sound Jazz Band, Feb. 14 Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced as Commencement speaker
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Sally Jewell announced as Commencement 2018 speaker. Sally Jewell, former CEO of REI and former U.S. secretary of the interior, will deliver the Commencement address at this year's Commencement Ceremony in May. Additional details about Commencement Weekend can be found at pugetsound.edu/commencement.
Spring Swope Lecture is on Tuesday. Author and cartoonist Charles Johnson will deliver this semester's Swope Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. His talk, "The New Middle Passage: Mindfulness and Black America," will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the lecture are free, but required. Get yours at Wheelock Info Center or tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Share an evening of scholarship, debate, and dinner. Eric Scharrer, chemistry, will discuss Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs), how they work, and why a chemist might be interested in them at the first Daedalus Dinner of the semester, Feb. 19. "Adventures With Liquid Crystals: Will Going Bananas Lead to a Better Smart Phone Display?" will explore advances in liquid crystal technology. Reservations ($15) are due today (Feb. 12), but will be accepted on a space-avaiable basis. Contact Anna Coy at acoy@pugetsound.edu or x3207.
Mini Maestros series for families begins this weekend. Symphony Tacoma opens this annual concert series for kids and families Sunday, Feb. 18, with Once Upon a String, featuring the symphony's String Quintet. The concert includes a variety of interactive activities and a musical instrument "petting zoo." Attendees of all ages are encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook characters. Tickets are $10/$7, plus box office fees, and are available at broadwaycenter.org
Start planning now to be part of the Race and Pedagogy National Conference. Campus will host the fourth quandrennial Race and Pedagogy National Conference, Radically Re-imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation, in September. Campus members will have the opportunity to attend lectures and panel discussions, presentations, poster sessions, performances, and more. Read the call for proposals on the Race and Pedagogy Institute webpage. Proposals are due March 9.
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DO THIS selected events
Reckoning With Redlining and Renewal: Visualizing Inequality in American Cities, Robert Nelson, University of Richmond, Feb. 12, noon, Wyatt 101.
A Conversation With Bill Jennings, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Trimble Forum.
Speak Out Series: Student Integrity Code, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Film: Habibie and Ainun, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Wyatt 307.
A Tacoma Mayor's Life Journey, Victoria Woodards, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Drop-in Session: Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling, Feb. 13, noon, Howarth Hall, third floor.
Panel Discussion and Pizza for ScribeAmerica, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Thompson 171.
Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Take Collins Memorial Library's Valentine Trivia Quiz.
Staff Senate General Meeting, Feb. 14, noon, Trimble Forum.
Catholic Questions, Feb. 14, noon, Wheelock 201.
CWLT Workshop: Smart Skimming, Feb. 13, noon, Howarth 109.
ASUPS Campus Films: The Handmaiden, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Rausch Auditorium. Tickets: $2/$1 with Puget Sound ID; at the door
Waxy Wednesdays, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., The Expeditionary.
Jazz Band, featuring guest artist Joshua Redman, saxophone, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets: $14/$7 with Puget Sound ID; tickets.pugetsound.edu
Casual Night Ride on Ruston, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., The Expeditionary.
Darwin's Birthday Bash: Secrets of Sexual Selection, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Slater Museum of Natural History.
Undocu-Queer: Shifting the Perspective of Undocumented Representation, Yosimar Reyes, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Sippin' Sustainability, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m., Piano Lounge, WSC.
Lunar New Year: Traditional Lion Dance, Feb. 16, 4:15 p.m., Wheelock Plaza.
Mountain Shuttle, Feb. 17, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., The Expeditionary.
Local Logger: Owen Beach Clean-up, Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Owen Beach.
LoggerUP. Come, cheer on the Logger men's and women's tennis teams at home this weekend, and #LoggerUp for the men's and women's basketball teams and the baseball team, all playing at PLU this week!
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BE PROUD noteworthy accomplishments
Nancy Bristow, history, appeared on the podcast Backstory, in the episode "Forgotten Flu: America and the 1918 Epidemic." Listen to the podcast.
Rachel Chaiser ’18 won an Outstanding Poster award last month at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, a major annual conference for mathematicians. The poster, titled "The Combinatorics of the Zeckendorf Representation of the Natural Numbers," is based on work Rachel did last summer at Seattle University with two other students. More than 400 student posters were presented at the conference, and only the top 15 percent from each category was designated as outstanding. Rachel's poster was one of only two in the combinatorics category receiving that distinction.
A paper by Erin Colbert-White, psychology; Alexa Tullis, biology; and David Andresen, psychology, as well as biology alumni Kiona Parker ’17 and Kaylana Patterson ’17, describing the results of their study, “Can Dogs Use Vocal Intonation as a Social Referencing Cue in an Object Choice Task?” will soon be published in the journal Animal Cognition. The project involved many dogs and their owners from the university and surrounding community.  
Congratulations to Ellen Peters, appointed to the Higher Education Committee of 50, or "Forward50." Forward50 is a group of forward-thinking campus leaders tasked by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) with developing policy solutions that will help surmount obstacles preventing students from enrolling in, paying for, and graduating from college.
Hilary Robbeloth, Collins Memorial Library, will present “Diversity: More Than a Policy” at the National Electronic Resources and Libraries 2018 Conference in Austin, Texas, in March.
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