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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Event Image Aviation Geek Fest

Off Campus

This is the 5th annual Aviation Geek Fest! Come join us on President's Day in Mukilteo Washington. There will be a tour of Boeing's factor floor! We are being hosted by Boeing, the Museum of Flight, and the Future of Flight. Click here for more information
Event Image Exhibition | "Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain" | Jan. 18 - March 23
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Whiting Tennis is a Seattle-based mixed media artist who merges interests in folk and Pop art with surrealism in his artworks, which include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and collages. Often derived from doodles and automatic drawings, his art combines Western landscapes, lonely forms, and dilapidated buildings to create a distinctly American narrative. Organized by Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will feature a range of work from the past 10 years.

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University Convocation - "How Far Would You Go to Change Your World?""
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Using clips from a number of her films, physician/filmmaker Maren Grainger-Monsen will explore the power of filmmaking for social change and discuss her career as a physician and filmmaker.

Dr. Grainger-Monsen is a physician, filmmaker, and director of the Program in Bioethics at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. With Nicole Newnham she co-produced the award-winning Sundance documentary "The Revolutionary Optimists," which she also directed. She studied film at the London International Film School, received her medical doctorate from the University of Washington, and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Stanford.

The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos).
Mindfulness Meditation
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

The practice of mindfulness refers to our efforts and discipline at being fully present in the now, of living in the present moment. Mindfulness practice nourishes an understanding of the interconnectedness of our lives with the larger world we inhabit, allowing us to develop an enhanced awareness of the present, a stillness that cultivates a mind of love, compassion, kindness and peace.

Beginners are most welcome!
Archaeology and Science at the Paisley Caves
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Dennis Jenkins
Director, Northern Great Basin Prehistory Project
Senior Research AssociateDennis Jenkins
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
University of Oregon

Luther Cressman's 1938-1940 excavations at the Paisley Caves in south central Oregon discovered exciting evidence suggesting that people may have lived there as early as the Late Pleistocene, some 12,000 to 15,000 years ago.  However, it was not until recent developments in and results of archaeological and paleogenetic investigations at the Paisley Caves, bringing the audience the most up-to-date information about the evidence for the association of humans and Pleistocene animals in Oregon's high desert country more than 14,000 years ago.  Dating of camel and horse bones, artifacts, twigs, and dried human feces containing Native American DNA between 12,900 and 14,500 years ago indicates that people lived in the caves and may have hunted camels, horses, and other animals at the end of the Pleistocene.  This colorful slide show takes the audience through the scientific processes employed in proving the case for pre-Clovis human occupations at the world famous Paisley Caves.Paisley Caves Artifact

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