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April 8, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Lecture with IVA Professor Whitney Lynn, In Plain Sight Screening, Childhood Bilingualism Talk, and more

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT


Earth Day 50th Anniversary: Gaia Has a Fever

April 22, 2:00 PM | Livestream

Join the Department of History, College of the Environment and UW Earth Day in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Dr. Jennifer Thomson will give a talk untangling the history of oil corporations, climate justice, and environmental governance. Beginning with physicist James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, she’ll discuss the involvement of oil corporations in climate research, and explore a truly liberatory environmental politics.

Free, please register for access Register & More Info


Author Tim Egan presents 2020 Sustaining Our World lecture

April 13, 7:00 PM | YouTube Livestream

UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is proud to welcome Timothy Egan, National Book Award winner and New York Times op-ed writer, as the 2020 Sustaining Our World lecture. Egan will present, “Using the Power of Nature to Forge a New National Narrative.”

Free | RSVP & More Info



Faculty Lecture with Whitney Lynn

April 14, 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Zoom Livestream

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Assistant Professor Whitney Lynn gives a lecture titled “Ambiguous Figures.”

Whitney Lynn mines artifacts from art history and popular culture to reframe narratives of familiar objects, images, and events. Utilizing expanded forms of sculpture, photography, drawing and performance, her work amplifies and subverts embedded meanings, seeking to destabilize what is seemingly inherent.

Free Zoom link & More Info


In Plain Sight Film Series: Sight Lines – Video Poetry Showcase

April 15, 7:30 – 9:30 PM | Livestream

Presented in partnership with ByDesign FestivalCadence: Video Poetry Festival, and the UW Bothell Black Cinema Collective, The Henry Art Gallery and Northwest Film Forum co-present the In Plain Sight Film Series [Online] on the occasion of the Henry’s exhibition, In Plain Sight.
This series invites engagement with hidden histories and contexts unearthed with the aid of moving image media. Programs explore the myriad shades of nuance in disciplinary synthesis and delight in the discovery of new relationships between poetry, artifactology, and cinema.

Tickets are sliding scale: $0-$25, please register for access Tickets & More Info


Professional Actor Training Program – Virtual Showcase Launch

April 15 | Goes live at uwdramalabs.com

Join the School of Drama and the Professional Actor Training Program Class of 2020 in launching the first-ever Virtual Showcase!

The UW Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) has been a highly regarded three-year conservatory training program for more than forty years. The program leads to a Master of Fine Arts in acting. The program is devoted to preparing carefully-selected actors for the professional world of theatre, film, television, and new media.

Free, RSVP to receive a reminder to check it out Get Reminded & More Info


Gardening with the Seasons: Spring

April 16, 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Livestream Class

UW Botanic Gardens welcomes Christina Pfeiffer to share advice to kick start your seasonal garden care.

As spring approaches and things start moving fast in the garden, it can be hard to keep up or decide what to do first. With a focus on seasonal growth patterns, and best tools and techniques, this session will help home gardeners determine what tasks will have the most effect for the progress over the next months. Key topics will include planting, seasonal care for shrubs, vines, and perennial plants, lawn care, mulching and preparing for summer irrigation.

This class is offered online. Viewing instructions will be sent before the start of the class.

Tickets are $28 | Tickets & More Info


Childhood Bilingualism and Biliteracy: What are the cognitive, linguistic, and education benefits?

April 16, 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Zoom Livestream

UW Friends of Chinese and Department of Asian Language and Literature demystify childhood bilingualism and biliteracy, especially when the two languages are as disparate as English and Chinese.

Even though over 150 different languages are spoken in the United States, learning two languages simultaneously is not always viewed positively or well supported in our school systems. Yet, other parts of the world embrace the opportunities of bilingualism and biliteracy. Are there cognitive, linguistic, and educational benefits of childhood bilingualism and biliteracy based on current research evidence? If so, what are they? How can parents foster such skills?

Free, please register for access | Register & More Info


#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night

Every Friday, 8:00 PM | Virtual Event

Join the Burke Museum online on Fridays at 8 PM for #BurkeFromHome Trivia. The popular Burke Trivia Night is back—this time online to practice social distancing while having loads of fun! Get your nerd on with natural history and culture-themed trivia.

BYOB, snacks, and slippers! Check out this video for a preview!

Free, please register for access | Register & More Info


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