Ocean Currents 4/27/21

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Ocean Currents is a weekly bulletin of news and upcoming events for the UW School of Oceanography. If you have news or stories to contribute, please contact Su Tipple.

Decadal Review Open Meetings

THIS WEEK: Wednesday, April 28, 10:30a.m. — OPEN MEETING to discuss the emerging review questions for the reviewZoom link is available on this page, as is a variety of background information. The next seminar will be on Friday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., when Rick Keil and Kittie Tucker present "School of Oceanography Budgets 101." Participate in the decadal review process! Help improve our School. 

Welcome New Neighbors

Welcome our new neighbors, Saint Bread, a bakery and community space that opens to the public tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28. Earlier this week Erik and Sarah had a special taste test and the reviews are very positive! Happy to have new neighbors.

Race Talk

The Spring Race Talk is tackling Seattle, Anti-Asian racism, and the Pacific Northwest's brand of “cold racism,” a topic we feel is pertinent given the events of the last year and the recent uptick in hate crimes directed at the Asian American community. To avoid conflicts with departmental classes and regularly scheduled events, we will meet every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. with our next meeting on May 4. We are keeping the book club format from Winter Quarter where each person selects a book to read and we spend part of each session discussing our books with our fellow readers. There are four books to choose from: 

  • The River That Made Seattle (UW ebook)
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei and Justin Eisinger (Seattle Public Library - Hoopla)
  • Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong (UW ebook)
  • The Myth of the Model Minority by Rosalind Chou and Joe Feagin (UW ebook)

Please sign up for at least one book, at this link. A suggested reading goal for the first meeting is included on this spreadsheet so that you can get started reading right away. 

Also, if you plan to join us, please register at this link. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't been able to join us before! We look forward to engaging with these topics this spring.

Need Help?

As we adjust to a difficult new normal, how to help ourselves and others can be unclear. Here’s a resource provided by the UW that may be of help: Working during COVID-19/Caring for self and family/Self care.

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