This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
November 17, 2015
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How computers broke science - and what we can do to fix it

by Ben Marwick

Associate Professor of Archaeology, UW

"...For most of the history of science, researchers have reported their methods in a way that enabled independent reproduction of their results. But, since the introduction of the personal computer – and the point-and-click software programs that have evolved to make it more user-friendly – reproducibility of much research has become questionable, if not impossible. Too much of the research process is now shrouded by the opaque use of computers that many researchers have come to depend on. This makes it almost impossible for an outsider to recreate their results."
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Upcoming Events (4)

Walden Bello

Promise and Performance:

The Politics of Good Governance under President Benigno Aquino III


Today, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

UW, Communications, Room 120

During his six years in the House of Representatives as representative of Akbayan (2009-2015), Walden was a principal author of many laws and bills promoting the welfare of diverse groups of citizens and the citizenry as a whole, the most important being the Reproductive Health Law, Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program
Extension with Reforms (CARPER) law, Amendment to the Overseas Voting Act, Martial Law Human Rights Compensation Law, and the Fair Competition Act.

Rep. Walden Bello resigned from Congress on March 19, 2015, because he could no longer support a hypocritical good governance policy under which President Aquino went after his political enemies but protected his corrupt cronies. His resignation was also an act of protest at the president’s refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy.

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Thu, Nov 19, 6:30-8:30 PM

UW School of Social Work, 4101 15th Avenue NE, Seattle - Room 305

The Burma/Myanmar Student Association (BMSA) at UW will be hosting a documentary, dinner, and discussion event highlighted by a screening of the film This Kind of Love.

This Kind of Love (Delo Acheq Myo) is a 45- minute documentary film directed by Jeanne Hallacy and produced in association with Equality Myanmar.

This Kind of Love follows Burmese human rights educator and activist, Aung Myo Min, as he returns home after 24 years in exile. The film embraces the idea that community and inclusion are fundamental to creating meaningful political and social change in Burma/Myanmar.

Myo's vision that human rights is for everyone - from children to transgender people to ethnic nationalities - makes This Kind of Love an offering of hope for the future.

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A Taste of Empire

Written and Performed by Jovanni Sy


Original Production directed by Guillermo Verdecchia

Check out Filipino artist and director Jovanni Sy and his upcoming performance A Taste of Empire!

Sy will cook a traditional Filipino dish while simultaneously taking the audience on an entertaining and thought-provoking trip through history as he weaves stories of conquest, imperialistic desires, and colonialism through the construction (and deconstruction) of the Rellenong Bangus.

Dates, performance times, and venues:

Nov. 17 at 7pm @ Liu
Nov. 18 at 2pm @ Liu
Nov. 19 at 2pm @ UBC Farm
Nov. 20 at 7pm @ UBC Farm

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Online Information Session

M.A. Southeast Asian Studies
UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


Thu, Dec 3, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)

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