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October 2014
Comparative Religion Annual Lecture

Comparative Religion

Thursday October 16, 2014
7:30 PM
Kane Hall, room 110

Prof. Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College

Comparative Religion Program


 Prof. Balmer will speak on, "Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter and The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond."

(His book, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, now in its fourth edition, was made into an award-winning, three-part documentary for PBS.)

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From the Lowly Lubok to Soviet Realism: Early Twentieth Century Children's Books from Russia

Ellison Center

Monday June 30, 2014 to Friday October 24, 2014

Allen Library

UW Libraries, Special Collections

Allen Library

This exhibition in Special Collections, curated by Pamela K. Harer, brings together rare and scarce Russian children’s books from early in the 20th century and represents some of the most striking book design and illustration known to the field. Most of the books included date from between the two World Wars, during the period of the Russian Revolution and were considered “a major weapon for education.” See the work of Pakhomov, Konashevich, Lebedev and Lissitzky. The names of the artists may be unfamiliar but the images and design elements are unforgettable.

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November 2014
Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japanís Modern World

East Asia Center

Japan Studies Program

Friday November 7, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Loctaion TBD

Prof. Brett Walker

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

  The massive earthquake of 2011 unleashed a tsunami that swept away entire communities. Along with an enduring nuclear legacy, it also left an estimated 25 millions tons of rubble, much of it contaminated with asbestos and other carcinogenic toxins. Indeed, the unnatural disaster of cleaning up Japan’s pulverized and aerosolized built environment remained. This talk investigates asbestos in the construction and, more importantly, destruction of Japan’s built environment, with a focus on the impact of the 3/11 disaster and the later clean up. (Part of a larger Guggenheim-funded project concerned with the unmaking of the modern built world, and what it means for the future of human health.)

Brett L. Walker is Regents Professor and Michael P. Malone Professor of History at Montana State University, Bozeman. His research and teaching interests include Japanese history, world environmental history, and the history of science and medicine. He is author of The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800, The Lost Wolves of Japan, Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan, and the forthcoming A Concise History of Japan, from Cambridge University Press. He has also co-edited two volumes. He spends most of his time in southwestern Montana and the San Juan Islands, where he enjoys the outdoors.

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June 2015
STUDY CANADA Summer Institute - Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest

Canadian Studies Center

Monday June 22, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015

Seattle, WA to Victoria, BC

Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada, Canadian Studies Center, UW, and Canadian American Center at Western Washington University


The US today faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals. To this end, U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants support language training programs and area studies, including Canada, so that students learn more about the world and transnational trend. The U.S.D.O.E.-designated Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada. For more than 35 years, teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.

Registration opens November 1, 2014 and closes May 1, 2015 (or earlier, if maximum of 20 reached). See attached handout for additional details, visit www.k12studycanada.org/scsi.html for latest updates,​ or contact tina.storer@wwu.edu for further information. Flyer and registration info 

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