Other Events

Autumn 17 Student Welcome & Social Hour

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm, @ Tacoma Paper & Stationery building (TPS 112)
Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided!

Start the new school year off right by attending the Urban Studies Welcome Event & Social Hour.  Meet new students and faculty members, learn about how to get involved in upcoming events and activities planned for the year and check out one of the new Urban Studies spaces in the Tacoma Paper & Stationery building!

The social hour is informal, fun, and is intended to bring prospective, current, and graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff together to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Event flyer (pdf)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

 

Past Events

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017
3:00pm-4:30pm, @ 7 Seas Brewery & Tap Room
Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided!

The social hour is informal, fun, and is intended to bring prospective, current, and graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff together to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Event flyer (pdf)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

 

Annual Student Awards Ceremony


Thursday, June 1, 2017
5:30pm-7:30pm, @ The Pacific Grill Event Center

Registration Required

Spring Social Hour 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm, @ The Swiss
Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided!

The social hour is informal, fun, and is intended to bring prospective, current, and graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff together to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Event Flyer (pdf)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

 

Winter Student Social Hour

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm, @ The Swiss
Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided!

The student social is informal, fun, and is intended to bring pre-majors, majors, and alumni together to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Event Flyer (pdf)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

 

Graduate School Workshop

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12:30pm-2:00pm, @ BHS 104

All current students and alumni will learn about strategies and tips for applying to graduate school.  Whether you are graduating this year or next, now is the time to plan.  Urban Studies alumni and faculty will offer an informal Q&A session and share their knowledge about successful admission into graduate programs that are right for you.

In addition, department chairs from UW Seattle’s College of Built Environments will be there to share information on the Master of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design & Planning programs.

Event Flyer (pdf)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

Autumn Student Social Hour

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
4:30pm-6:00pm, @ The Swiss
Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided!

The student social is informal, fun, and is intended to bring pre-majors, majors, and alumni together to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Event Flyer (pdf)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

 

Urban Studies Hooding Ceremony - Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies 16'

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 5:00-7:30pm
UW Tacoma Campus - Carwein Auditorium (Keystone Building)

For more information contact Greg Lund, Graduate Program Advisor, at gwlgis@uw.edu[8].

 

Summer Student Social Hour

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
4:00pm-5:30pm, @ Elemental Pizza
Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided!

The student social is informal, fun, and is intended to bring pre-majors, majors, and alumni together to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Event Flyer (pdf)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

 

Urban Studies Annual Student Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 9, 2016
5:30pm-7:30pm, @ The Pacific Grill Event Center

Registration Required

 

Urban Studies Student Social Hour (Spring 2016)

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4:30pm-6:30pm, @ The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
Complimentary appitizers and non-alcoholic refreshments provided!

The social is informal, fun, and is intended to bring pre-majors, majors, and alumni to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Event Flyer (PDF)

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu

 

Hipster Lifestyles, High-Rise Living, Hard Lives: Fashioning, Urban Hegemony after the Crisis

     Dr. Jamie Peck, Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
     Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm, Dougan 280, UW Tacoma     [1]

     Event Flyer (PDF)[2]

 

2015

Urban Studies Welcome Event

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 @ 4:00-6:00pm
UW Tacoma, Pinkerton 200

Urban Studies welcomes all students back to school with a fun and informal welcome event.  All students (including premajor or undeclared), alumni, faculty and staff are welcome to come together to meet one another, exchange information about the program, career pathways, how to get involved, and to make meaningful connections. Food and refreshments provided. 

Contact:  Urban Studies in Pinkerton at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu.  RSVP appreciated by October 5.[5]

Event Flyer (PDF)[6]

 

Urban Studies End of Year Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 4:30pm-6:00pm
UW Tacoma, Lucien Boardroom (GWP 320)

  4:30 socializing and reception in GWP 3rd Floor Terrace
  5:00-6:00 presentation of awards in GWP 320

Celebrate the end of the school year as we recognize students for achievement in the classroom (academic excellence), service to the community, service to the program,  and outstanding research or project.  The General Urban Studies Student Scholarship, the 2015 Erling Mork & Ryan Petty Scholarship, and the Brian Coffey Endowed Scholarship award winners will be announced during the ceremony.  All students and alumni of Urban Studies are invited and welcome to attend this fun and social event.

RSVP by June 8 to uwturban@uw.edu[7]

 

Urban Studies Hooding Ceremony - Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 @ 6:30-8:00pm
UW Tacoma Campus - Carwein Auditorium (Keystone Building)
6:30pm - Reception
7:15-8:00pm - Hooding ceremony

For more information contact Greg Lund, Graduate Program Advisor, at gwlgis@uw.edu[8].

 

Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

New Deal Ruins: Race, Gentrification and the Dismantling of Public Housing in the United States
Dr. Edward G. Goetz, University of Minnesota

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:00pm-7:00pm
UW Tacoma Campus - Philip Hall

For more information call 253-692-5753 or email eventuwt@uw.edu[9]   

Event website[10]

 

Urban Studies Student Social Hour (Spring 2015)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:30pm-1:30pm, PNK 200
Complimentary lunch and refreshments provided!
RSVP by April 17 to uwturban@uw.edu[11]

A lunch-time social hosted by Urban Studies. The social is informal and fun and is intended to bring pre-majors, majors, and alumni to exchange information about the program, career pathways, and to make meaningful connections. 

Questions? Contact Urban Studies at 253-692-5880 or uwturban@uw.edu[12]

 

Urban Studies Forum: Jobs and Housing in the South Sound

Thursday, February 19, 2015
8:30am-3:00pm
UW Tacoma Campus - William Philip Hall

 

Urban Studies Panel: Density for Destiny?

Planning and Urban Design Implications of the Proposed New County Building[18]

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6:00-8:00pm
UW Tacoma Campus - Jane Russell Commons

Panelists: David Boe, Architect, Tacoma City Council Member; Marty Campbell, Tacoma City Council Member; Jim Merrit, Architect
Moderator: Ali Modarres, Urban Studies UW Tacoma

 

Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

Co-Producing the City: UW Tacoma as an Anchor Institution
Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University

Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:00pm-7:30pm
UW Tacoma Campus - William W. Philip Hall

Lecture Slides[19]

EVENT FLYER[20]

 

2014

 

Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

Behind the Image of Urban Success: Learning from Baltimore and Atlanta
Dr. Heywood Sanders, Professor, Department of Public Affairs, University of Texas, San Antonio

Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:30pm-1:30pm
UW Tacoma Campus - Lucien Boardroom (GWP 320)

Lecture Slides [21]

 

The University and the City: Place-based Anchor Institutions and Community Development
David Perry, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:00pm-7:30pm
UW Tacoma Campus - William W. Philip Hall

Lecture Slides [22]

 

Place-based Leadership and the Inclusive City: An International Analysis
Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
6:00pm-7:30pm
UW Tacoma Campus - Carwein Auditorium (Key 102)

Lecture Slides[23]

 

Geospatial Revolution Screening

Monday, November 17, 2014
11:00am
JOY 117

Join the GIS Society as they screen and discuss the documentary Geospatial Revolution.

 

GIS Day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
11:30am-1:00pm
JOY 117

Join GIS Society as Jon Wyble and Kris Symer create a map of awesome study spots at UW Tacoma using GIS and Instagram.

Hey huskies, where do you like to study?

1. Post a photo of your favorite study spot.
2. Use the "Name your location" feature on Instagram to tag the spot.
3. Hashtag it to #MYSPOTUWTGIS.

We will collect the data from the Instagram server, create a map to show you where fellow UWT huskies study, and show you how to do the whole thing at the GIS day forum on November 19.

 

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