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06/18/2019 Digest

Parking Decals Available for Purchase

Faculty and staff decals are available for purchase. Please apply in person at the parking office, cash or check only, or online through touchnet where you can use a debit or credit card. The cost is $50, all decals expire on June 30, 2019.

All-Employee Picnic Answers

Here are the answers to the word puzzle that was distributed at yesterday's All-Employee Picnic: Thank you to everyone who returned a completed puzzle. Check back next week to see who won the prizes!

Reception for Mike Howard
Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m., Paradise Room, Conference Center

President McCartney is hosting a reception for Mike Howard, our EVP for Finance & Administration from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 in the Paradise Room to recognize Mike's many contributions to our community and celebrate his new role as EVP at Tufts University. All welcome.

Get a free popsicle for participating in a quick eye tracker study!

Come participate in an easy 15-minute eye tracker study in the air-conditioned comfort of Bass 201 and get a free popsicle! There will be vegan/dairy-free options. Sign up here if you are 18 years or older:

SSW Public Lecture Series: Courtney Cogburn
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

"Empathy is Insufficient: Addressing Resistance to Meaningful Engagement of Racism" Courtney Cogburn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work, will employ a structural lens to examine contemporary manifestations of racism and will also explore factors that contribute to the denial or diminishment of anti-Black racism. We will also explore the use of emerging technologies (e.g. virtual reality) in building and moving beyond empathy to deepen structural competence and support more meaningful engagement of racism, particularly among White liberals. For more information about the SSW Public Lecture Series 2019:

Defiant Vision: Prints & Poetry by Munio Makuuchi
Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m., Museum of Art

Featuring more than 50 prints and examples of his poetry, this museum exhibition is the first to focus on the work of Munio Makuuchi (born Howard Takahashi, 1934-2000) and serves as a reclamation of the artistís visual and literary contributions. The son of a Japanese-born father and American-born mother, Makuuchi and his family were confined in The Minidoka Reloction Center in Idaho, an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans from 1942 to 1945. This pivotal experience was a catalyst for Makuuchiís art as well as his rootless existence.

Smith Basketball Academy for Girls
June 24-27, 9 a.m., Ainsworth Gym

The Smith Basketball Coaching Staff will be holding a basketball academy for girls ages 7-16 on June 24th-27th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please visit the website ( or email the director at The academy is open to all skill levels and will focus on leadership and team building initiatives.

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