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May 1, 2014

Todd London named new executive director of UW School of Drama

Todd London, new executive director of the UW School of Drama

Todd London, artistic director of New Dramatists, a playwriting center in New York, has been named the new executive director of the University of Washington School of Drama.


April 30, 2014

Arts Roundup: Lectures, music– and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

LINES Ballet Writing Ground

The forecast is looking bright not only in relation to the weather but also for the arts on campus!


April 23, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music – and the Kollar American Art Lecture

"Aurora Borealis"

As we step into spring it’s a busy week for the arts on campus and we encourage you to take advantage of the many performances, exhibitions and lectures now happening.


April 22, 2014

Doug Underwood scouts border between fiction, journalism in new book

Cover of The Undeclared War Between Journalism and Fiction by Doug Underwood, UW professor of communication

Doug Underwood, UW professor of communication, discusses his latest book, “The Undeclared War between Fiction and Journalism: Journalists as Genre Benders in Literary History.”


April 16, 2014

Arts Roundup: Film, University Symphony – and ‘The Beggar’s Opera’

The Beggar's Opera

There’s much to see and do this week in the arts. Join the Burke Museum this Saturday for Native Arts and Artists Day or Head to the Jones Playhouse for the debut of “The Beggar’s Opera” presented by the UW School of Drama.


April 9, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures – and Music of Today

Soweto Gospel Choir

From the Burke’s new exhibit “Imagine That.,” highlighting some of the interesting objects they have amassed over the years, to an intimate Music of Today performance presented by the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media and the School of Music, don’t miss out on these exciting events!


April 7, 2014

Hundreds turn out for Ellen

Taping "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at UW.

The Ellen Show made a surprise visit to the University of Washington Monday, and hundreds of students turned out for a shot at appearing on national TV.


April 2, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance – and exhibit openings

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

With the start of spring quarter brings a fresh lineup of exciting events to attend on the Seattle campus.


March 31, 2014

School of Music’s Tom Collier celebrates ’60 Years Behind Bars’ with concert

Tom Collier, age 5, April 2, 1954.

Longtime School of Music Professor Tom Collier celebrates 60 years of performing with a concert on April 2 in the Meany Studio Theater.


March 28, 2014

“Simming” a mile in others’ shoes

Role players in a simulated Iraqi village

A waiter in a logging camp, Mexican migrant trying to cross into the U.S, and observer during an attack on an Iraqi village are examples of roles played by Scott Magelssen, a UW associate professor of drama, and described in his new book about simulated experiences.


March 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Ballet, lectures — and ‘Sixty Years Behind Bars’

Geneva Ballet

Rounding out spring break there is a variety of events to keep you entertained. From the School of Art Distinguished Artist Lecture featuring Mel Chin to Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève presented by the UW World Series, prepare yourself for spring quarter because it’s looking bright!


March 24, 2014

Stellar names in classical music part of collector’s gift to UW Music Library

Judy Tsou, head of the UW Music Library, with a copy of Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes." The score is part of a large donation to the UW by the estate music collector William Crawford III.

Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Gershwin — the names alone are enough to quicken the pulse of any classical music lover. Those greats and many more are represented in a gift of rare classical music scores to the University of Washington Music Library.


March 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Film, music — and Circa

Circa

Winter quarter ends this week but the campus has plenty of events to keep you entertained over spring break — from a film screening at the Henry Art Gallery to an Australian cirque group at Meany Hall. And while you’re at it, enjoy the cherry blossoms that are almost in full bloom.


March 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Mammoth tusk, art – and JACK Quartet

Richard Goode

Winter quarter is coming to a close but there are still several events to take advantage of on the Seattle campus. This week, see the Mammoth tusk on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture or attend one of the many exciting music events– a perfect way to jump start spring!


March 7, 2014

UW composers discuss collaboration with visiting JACK Quartet

The JACK Quartet -- violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland -- will perform two shows in the Meany Hall Studio Theater March 15.

UW music faculty and composers Richard Karpen and Juan Pampin discuss their collaboration with the visiting JACK Quartet.


March 6, 2014

Arts Roundup: Dino Day, music — and Cloud Gate

Dino Day

This coming week in the arts there’s an array of dance, theater and exhibitions to enjoy. Don’t miss Dino Day and ArtVENTURES at the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery or Cloud Gate presented by the UW World Series.


February 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, dance — and ‘The Arabian Nights’

Dance Majors Concert

Exhibit openings, music, theater and dance performances fill this especially busy week in the arts.


February 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, music — and the Dance Majors Concert

The Arabian Nights

As we reach the final stretch of February, drama music and dance round out this week in the arts.


February 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, art — and ‘Short Takes on Dam(n) Science’

Ludovic Morlot

Music and museums lead this week in the arts as Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony music director, joins the University Symphony for a special Valentine’s Day performance.


February 5, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and the Mallethead Series

Danny Lyon

It’s a packed week in the arts presenting you with a diverse array of options. The Henry Art Gallery presents “Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders” through May 4; the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture hosts a trivia night at the College Inn Pub and don’t miss the final weekend of “Reading to Vegetables” at the Penthouse Theater.


January 30, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, Music — and ‘Katinka Bock: A and I’ at the Henry

Katherine Groesbeck

This week there is a smattering of events with a highlight being the School of Drama’s show “Reading to Vegetables,” directed by Tina Polzin.


January 28, 2014

New book explores mixed success of China’s ‘Emperor Huizong’

"Emperor Huizong," a new biography of the Chinese emperor by the UW's Patricia Ebrey.

Patricia Ebrey, professor of history, is the author of “Emperor Huizong,” a new biography of a Chinese emperor who lived from 1082 to 1135 and ruled for 26 years during China’s Song Dynasty.


January 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance — and students perform ‘Reefer Madness’

The cast of the Undergraduate Theater Society's production of "Reefer Madness," playing in the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater Jan. 23 through Feb. 2.

Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the Dance Program’s Dance Faculty Concert and later, “Reefer Madness” by the Undergraduate Theater Society and the School of Drama’s production of “Reading to Vegetables.”


January 16, 2014

Improvisation gives inspiration to Dance Faculty Concert

Dancer Siena Dumas Ang in a moment from "Pony," created by Rachael Lincoln with dancers Ang and Hannah Old.

The UW Dance Program presents an eclectic evening in its annual Faculty Dance Concert, where faculty members choreograph pieces that students perform. This year features pieces created by Jennifer Salk, Jürg Koch and new faculty member Rachael Lincoln.


January 15, 2014

Arts Roundup: Student music recitals, A Far Cry — and ‘Theater from the Inside Out’

Figures in Space

This week enjoy a variety of events happening across campus with a highlight being an inside look at the “Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia” at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.


January 8, 2014

Arts Roundup: Juried open, Garrick Ohlsson — and the Littlefield Organ Series

Melia Watras

With the new year come new events to entertain and inspire you. From the School of Music’s Littlefield Organ concert to a piano performance by Garrick Ohlsson presented by the UW World Series, discover what’s happening this coming week in the arts. VIVA! Exhibit: “Celebrating Latino/a Art, Activism & Life” Jan. 6-April 18 | First…


January 7, 2014

‘Sharecropper’s Troubadour’: The life of singer, union organizer John Handcox

"Sharecropper's Troubadour" by Michael Honey.

UW historian Michael Honey talks about his latest book, “Sharecropper’s Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and the African American Song Tradition.”


December 30, 2013

David Shields acts, James Franco directs: A report from the set

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An English professor turned actor? David Shields answers a few questions about “playing himself” in a film directed by James Franco based on Shields’ forthcoming book with colleague Caleb Powell, “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.”


December 19, 2013

Sinuous skeletons, glowing blue and crimson, leap from lab to art world

Skeleton

Fish “stripped” to their skeletons and stained for UW research are now part of an art exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium.


December 11, 2013

Arts Roundup: Exhibits at the Henry and Burke Museum

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This week we’re wrapping up the end of fall quarter — and the last arts roundup of 2013 — with a nice bow. During the roundup’s winter hiatus, we encourage you to check out some of the ongoing exhibits on campus before they also come to a close.


December 4, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, Ladino Day — and the UW Opera Theater

Woyzeck Cast

As fall quarter comes to a close, there’s still plenty to see and do on campus. This coming week, attend the UW Opera Theater to brush up on your “Le Nozze di Figaro,” or enjoy the final weekend of the Undergraduate Theater Society’s performance of “Woyzeck.”


November 26, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and the School of Music’s ‘Carolfest’

CarolFest

The holiday season kicks off in full force with a variety of arts events to enjoy, including the School of Music’s annual CarolFest is on Dec. 4.


November 21, 2013

David Barash explores science, religion and meaning of life in ‘Buddhist Biology’

book cover of Buddhist Biology

David Barash, a UW psychology professor, is an evolutionary biologist, unapologetic atheist, and self-described Jewbu. In his latest book, “Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science,” Barash examines the overlap between Buddhism and biology.


November 20, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and ‘Elwha: A River Reborn’

Woyzeck

This week slows down as the campus prepares for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. However, don’t miss your last chance to see School of Drama’s “Fifth of July” or venture to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to explore their new exhibit “Elwha: A River Reborn.”


November 13, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and the Hall Health Artwalk

Robin McCabe, piano (left) Maria Larionoff, violin.

It’s a packed week in the arts, with an event option for every day. DXARTS and the School of Music offer an electro-acoustic concert, the UW World Series presents “Café Variations” in collaboration with the School of Drama, the Burke Museum of History and Culture has its Meet the Mammals day, and more.


November 7, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, lectures — and the School of Drama’s ‘Fifth of July’

AnDa Union performs Nov. 5 in Meany Hall

This week there is a smattering of events with a highlight being the School of Drama’s “Fifth of July,” directed by Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton. Also, if Mongolian music suits your fancy, you’re in luck because the vibrant young ensemble, AnDa Union makes their Seattle debut on the Meany stage. JewDub Talks 7 p.m., Nov. 7…


November 6, 2013

UW scholars offer short takes on Shakespeare Nov. 14 at ACT Theatre

The UW English Dept will hold "Shakespeare Ever After," a series of short presentations on the Bard, Nov. 14 at ACT Theater.

Ten Shakespeare scholars, students and actors, most from the University of Washington, will discuss the Bard’s life and work at Seattle’s ACT Theatre on Nov. 14 — and verily, they’ll be quick about it.


November 5, 2013

‘Music is an infinite thing’: Jazz great Bill Frisell joins School of Music

Guitarist and trumpet player rehearse

The School of Music has lured Bill Frisell, one of modern jazz’s premier guitarists, to a position on the faculty.


October 31, 2013

Epilepsy film to be screened Nov. 9 at Harborview Medical Center

Epilepsy film man in the street

Independent film producer Louis Stanislaw will present “Living on the Edge” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Harborview Medical Center Research & Training Building. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion of individuals living with epilepsy and UW Medicine professionals who treat seizure disorders.


October 30, 2013

Arts Roundup: Faculty performances — and the Earshot Jazz Festival

MOMIX

As we head into November, the UW offers an array of events to get you out of the rain and into a museum or performance. If jazz is your flavor, make sure to check out the Earshot Jazz Festival with special performances by UW music professors and other local jazz favorites.



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