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UW Student Events

Events designed specially for members of the University of Washington community.

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Geology of our National Parks with Dr. Stan Chernicoff

Tues., Apr. 21, 2015 – Tues., Apr. 28, 2015 | 7 –  8:30 pm

North America's National Parks are some of the world's most scenically spectacular places. They are also extraordinary laboratories in which to explore and discover virtually all things geological. This 4-week lecture series, which will highlight some of the very best geological stories within America's parks, focuses on the American West -- from Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Tetons in the Rockies to the wonders of the Colorado Plateau in Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, and the Grand Canyon.

Kane Hall 220, UW Campus

Sports Mascots, Logos and Race

Thurs., Apr. 23, 2015 | 5 pm

An interactive community dialogue

While the Burke Museum joins in celebrating and honoring the historical roots of the Seahawks logo, we also want to engage in deeper conversations about issues of representation, appropriation, and race with mascots and logos. Why do professional and community sports teams, like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins, continue to use ethnically and racially offensive mascots despite decades of protest by Native communities and allies?

Join the Burke Museum for an interactive community conversation where you will have an opportunity to hear from academics, educators, and artists about the use of mascots, and to consider your own range of comfort/discomfort.


Burke Museum

Free First Thursdays

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 10 am – 8 pm

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. We hope you can visit us!

College Inn Pub

Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 8 – 10 pm

The Burke Museum presents a monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Teams are limited to 6 players. Cost: $5 per team.

Burke Trivia Night happens every first Thursday at 8 pm at the College Inn Pub.

Hosted by the Burke Museum at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE. Support for Trivia Night was provided by the University of Washington Graduate School. This is a 21+ event.