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Exhibit: "Louder Than Words: A Portrait of the Black Panther Movement"

Days: March 21-May 15 Time: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library

Curated by Black Panther Party Archivist and Historian Bill X Jennings, Louder than Words: A Portrait of the Black Panther Movement focuses on the Party’s social justice and community programs. The Collins Memorial Library exhibit features a broad range of artifacts, including original pamphlets, newspapers, memorabilia and copies of the books on the Panther reading list.

The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California, by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton while they attended college. Motivated…

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Art Exhibit: "Michael Johnson: Sculpture"

Days: March 22-April 14 Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: Kittredge Hall, Kittredge Gallery

This exhibit shows large, impeccably crafted pieces by Michael Johnson, distinguished professor of sculpture at Puget Sound. Johnson's sculptures dominate the space, inspiring curiosity with their simple, bold forms. As a fabricator, Johnson places manual labor in the realm of undervalued human endeavor. Johnson has participated in one-person and invitational exhibitions in…

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Art Exhibit: "Rewriting Tradition: Modern Century Chinese Landscape and Calligraphy"

Day: March 22-April 14 Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: Kittredge Hall, Kittredge Gallery

This exhibit is a student-curated show with pieces from the Studio of Gathering Hearts in Seattle, Wash. The exhibit features influential 20th-century artists such as Xu Bing and Gu Wenda, and others who have challenged and reinvented the age-old traditions of Chinese calligraphy. 

Beijing-based Xu Bing is known for shows that at one time reflected Chinese cultural issues, but that more recently have tackled environmental issues and addressed the need for serenity in the midst of chaos and uncertainty…

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Wednesday, March 21
Campus Only

Bioethics Club: To Vegan or Not to Vegan

Day: March 21 Time: 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 381

Hear Aedin Wright, a senior in the chemistry department, discuss the ethics of veganism. No bioethics experience required to attend.

Hosted by the Bioethics Club.

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Lecture: "Amnesia Remixed: Immigration, Assimilation, and White Privilege"

Day: March 21 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Immigration, assimilation, and white privilege: How can a "country of immigrants" become anti-immigration? How do assimilation, racism, and white privilege affect the national immigration debate? This dynamic keynote provides critical historical context, compelling personal stories, and current information about the immigration crisis in the United States. Ariel Luckey presents a multi-media presentation that features infographics, videos, maps, and live performance excerpts of his new play Amnesia…

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Thursday, March 22

Seminar: "Blood Coagulation, Antibody Inhibitors, and Hemophilia: Can Structural Biology Help in Developing Better Therapeutics?"

Day: March 22 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 175

P. Clint Spiegel, professor of biochemistry at Western Washington University, will present this talk.

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars, held on a regular basis since 1978, focus on topics in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) presented by faculty members, students, and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Refreshments are provided.

Free and open to the public.

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Summer Spanish Interest Meeting

Day: March 22 Time: 4 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 313

Took some Spanish in high school, but don't feel quite ready for SPAN 201? Find out more about Spanish 110, Accelerated Elementary Spanish, being offered this summer!

SPAN 110 covers the usual material but at an accelerated pace. Following up with SPAN 201 will satisfy your Foreign Language graduation requirement and will open up possibilities for a Spanish major or minor!

For more information, contact David Hanson at

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Lecture: "When and Where I Entered: Intellectual Autobiography of a Japanese African Americanist"

Day: March 22 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Smith Hall, Room 106

Why do we engage in Black studies? What comes out of this concrete engagement, both as a scholar and a teacher? What does studying the life and history of African American people mean to me, as someone often considered “a woman of color” in the United States but still a privileged member of the dominant society in Japan?

Fumiko Sakashita, associate professor at Ritsumeikan…

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Night at the Museum: Critter Kinetics

Day: March 22 Time: 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Slater Museum of Natural History, Room 295

How do plants and animals get from one place to another? Which structures and forces are in play? During this interactive Night at the Museum, learn about different modes of locomotion and experience the intersections between physics and biology!

Whether they're running, leaping, climbing, flying, swimming, or something else entirely, swing on by to explore how plants and animals move!

Specimen preparation: As always, our collections manager and skinners will be turning dead animals into museum…
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Lecture: "Race and Pedagogy: A Yearning..."

Day: March 22 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

History is marked by moments in which action and inaction have determined whether human and civil rights and justice were advanced or thwarted. The struggle for racial justice in the United States has been marked by a series of such moments. These are moments when events or actions related to race focus our collective attention on questions of equality, justice, and the human…

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Friday, March 23
Campus Only

Green Dot Bystander Training

Day: March 23 Time: All Day

Green Dot is built on the premise that in order to measurably reduce the perpetration of power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, partner violence, and stalking, a cultural shift is necessary. In order to create a cultural shift, a critical mass of people will need to engage in a new behavior or set of behaviors that will make violence less sustainable within any given community. The “new behavior” is a green dot. 

Come learn how to make the world a better place at Green Dot Bystander…

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Destination Puget Sound

Day: March 23 Time: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center

Experience Puget Sound! This event is for admitted students and their families. Students will have the opportunity to explore an academic resources fair; meet current students, parents, and other members of the Class of 2022; tour campus; and see all that Puget Sound has to offer. This event includes an optional overnight stay. Students can choose to spend the night with a…

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