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Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences

Times for all virtual events are Pacific Time, unless otherwise noted

Public Events

Minoru Yamasaki and the Fragility of Architecture: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Kidder

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

Zoom - RSVP for link

Real Time Captioning will be available.

Co-presented with Elliott Bay Book Company. Few figures in American arts have stories richer in irony than does architect Minoru Yamasaki. While his twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center are internationally iconic, few who know the icon recognize its architect’s name or know much about his work. One is tempted to call him America’s most famous forgotten architect. He was classed in the top tier of his profession in the 1950s and 60s, as he carried modernism in novel directions, yet today he is best known not for buildings that stand, but for two projects that were destroyed under tragic circumstances: the twin towers and the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis. Learn more and RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

Purchase the book at Elliott Bay Book Company. Seattle U students, faculty and staff receive a 20% discount when you buy the book in person.

Workplace Trends, Resources, and Strategies: Reopening, Reorienting, and Navigating Unknowns

Behavioral Health during COVID-19

October 7, 12:30 p.m.

Zoom – register to receive the link

A resilient workforce during these challenging times is more meaningful than ever. Leaders and team members alike have unique opportunities to help others navigate their experiences while also taking care of themselves. Dr. Kira Mauseth, Senior Instructor, SU Psychology, and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health shares her expertise.

Participants will learn about behavioral health considerations and navigating the unknowns during recovery. The presentation includes information about the physical and neuro-chemical processes at work that influence our behavior in disaster recovery, strategies for improving healthy boundaries, self-efficacy, and active coping, and the PEACE model for active, practical resilience building.  Real-time captioning will be available.

Register for the free event here.

Voices of the Border

October 19, 6:30 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

Join us for a conversation with co-editors Dr. Tobin Hansen and María Engracia Robles Robles, ME. The conversation will be held in English and Spanish, with real-time translation from Spanish to English. American Sign Language interpretation will be available.

This event is open only to Seattle U students, faculty and staff. Advance registration is required; learn more and register here.

Seattle U COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect, including masks. Attendees must present their Safe Start Health Check confirmation.

Virtual Transversal: Poetry & Performance by Urayoán Noel

October 20, 4-6 p.m.


A bilingual poetry event featuring English/Spanish translations of the author's new book, Transversal, just released by the University of Arizona Press. Join us on Zoom here. Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Meyers, Creative Writing Program Director by email.

A Conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell

October 26, 6 p.m.


Real Time Captioning will be available.

"Her Honor," My Life on the Bench...What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It

In “Her Honor”, Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell provides a rare and thought-provoking insider account of our legal system, sharing vivid stories of the cases that came through her courtroom and revealing the strengths, flaws, and much-needed changes within our courts. Judge Cordell, the first African American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California, knows firsthand how prejudice has permeated our legal system. And yet, she believes in the system. From ending school segregation to legalizing same-sex marriage, its progress relies on legal professionals and jurors who strive to make the imperfect system as fair as possible. Tickets ($5 or $31, including the book) available online.

Seattle University students, faculty and staff can access their code for free tickets here (with SU credentials.)

Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company; Northwest African American Museum; and Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics Department; School of Law; and Black Law Student Association. 

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