Missed TAC Talks this year? You can still catch this round of five-minute talks from local graduate students online. Check out the full roster of talks below and click through to view the recordings.
TAC Talks: Breaching Borders
- TAC Talks 2019 – Opening Remarks: Drs. Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman and Danica Miller introduce the TAC Talks program and 2019 theme, Breaching Borders. Dr. Miller discusses what it means to honor the indigeneity of Puyallup lands.
- Privacy-Preserving Text Classification: Master of Computer Science and Systems (MCSS) candidate Ariel Todoki discusses how Secure Multiparty Computation can help us benefit from text classification models (like those that help us screen out spam emails) without compromising privacy.
- Examining the Human Experience of Moral Distress: Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) candidate Allison Wareham examines self-silencing and moral distress among women in nursing, and the implications this may have in the context of nursing shortages.
- Why the Way We Talk About Mental Illness Matters: Master of Social Work (MSW) candidate Corinne Sudduth presents personal reflections on the barriers individuals recovering from mental illness face. In particular, she discusses the role of emotional over-involvement of relatives.
- Moving Past Economic Boundaries to Implement Comprehensive Data Policy: Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MA) candidate Kris Workman addresses current data policy in the United States and why a more comprehensive, values-based policies are needed.
- The Role of Libraries and Librarians in a Changing Climate: UW iSchool Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) candidate and UWT Library employee Erika Wigren discusses the role of libraries in the current climate crisis and the need for libraries and librarians to address climate change.
- Narratives of Salishan: The Untold History* : Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MA) candidate Justi Pfutzenreuter introduces her documentary film, a series of oral histories documenting Tacoma’s Salishan neighborhood.
- Research Resources: Using Popular Party Games to Reinvigorate Research Instruction: UW iSchool Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) candidates and UWT Library employees Kari Whitney and Zoeanna Mayhook share game-based approaches to library research instruction sessions.
- Transnational Inspirations: Questioning the Status Quo* : Universitat de Barcelona PhD candidate and UWT visiting scholar Elsa Muñoz Garcia discusses the role of social ecology in the Spanish Revolution and the Kurdish struggle for independence.
* Audience Favorite Award Winners
2019 Audience Favorites
This year, audience members were ask to vote for the talk that best reflected the event’s theme of Breaching Borders. Two talks tied for the award. View them below!