Jon Williams , Arts Editor, Real Change
Impact of music on homeless youth exhibit
“Music is My Life,” a show of drawings and stories by homeless young people now on display at Molly’s Cafe at the Henry Art Gallery, was curated by Jill Woelfer, an award-winning PhD Candidate in Information Science who is studying the emotional impact of music for teens living on the streets.
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CenturyLink Field, 2012 Commencement Ceremony
On June 15, an estimated 4,500 – 5,000 graduates surrounded by 40,000 cheering family members and friends will take to CenturyLink Field ( just south of downtown Seattle) for Commencement. Regional & Community Relations extends congratulations to the Class of 2013 and also reminds those driving through the area to please plan for heavy traffic before and after the afternoon ceremony.
May 2013 meeting notes for the City University Community Advisory Committee are available in pdf format.
This Saturday, June 8, don’t miss the chance to engage with UW scientists from across many different fields at Science EXPO Day, the largest celebration of science in the Pacific Northwest. This free one-day event at Seattle Center includes 150 booths plus activities, demonstrations, and performances “designed to make science accessible and fun.”
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‘Restless City’, one of two films featured in a discussion and viewing of African cinema.
Learn about the history and socio-political context of African cinema at the African Cinema Brownbag and film screening staring at noon on Wednesday, June 5. Sponsored by the UW African Studies Program and the Seattle Film Festival (SIFF), which is spotlighting African cinema this year. RSVPs are encouraged but not required to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
The UW Department of Sociology presents the Stice Memorial Lecture on June 4, “Iraq and the Crimes of Pre-Emptive War”. Free and open to the public but advance reservations required.
Theodor Jacobsen Observatory
Anyone who is blind, partially-sighted or who works with the sight impaired is invited to “Evolution of the Sun for the Sight Impaired”, a special program at the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory on June 5 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. To RSVP, or for more information, please email email@example.com.
Artwork by UW students will be on display Wednesday eve in this UDistrict alleyway
A one-night exhibit of work by UW Interdisciplinary Visual Arts students, part of the University District Alley Art Party, will be held in the alley between The Ave/15th and 42nd/43rd on Wednesday, May 29, from 5-8pm.
The annual exhibit of curated work by UW Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design students is on display now through June 23 at Henry Art Gallery.
For other exhibits of student work currently on exhibit at Sand Point Gallery, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and other campus venues, please see the School of Art website.
The University of Washington announced a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT. These new UW online courses, under the name UWashingtonX, will be free and open to the public.