The Graduate School

Signature Lectures

This fall, the UW Graduate School Public Lectures welcome visionary academics to discuss the art of the Renaissance and innovative technologies for international development.

All lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kane Hall.

Thurs. Oct. 15, 2015

The Renaissance elsewhere

Alexander Nagel, professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Alexander Nagel

Italian Renaissance art during the era of Giotto, da Fabriano, Filarete, and Mantegna is characterized by the use of new painting techniques, the development of perspective, and a desire to depict newly discovered lands and civilizations. Join us as Alexander Nagel explains how these artists and others were able to take viewers on a world voyage previously unimaginable.

Thurs. Nov. 5, 2015

Innovation, inclusion and impact: Promoting creativity and design strategies in international development

Amy Smith, senior lecturer, mechanical engineering, founder, D-Lab, MIT

Amy SmithClean water. Energy. Agriculture and healthcare equipment. In countries like Senegal, Nepal, and Peru, these resources can be hard to come by. Amy Smith, former MacArthur Fellow and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, will explain how she designs simple machines that can be built locally and meet the needs of people living in poverty.

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