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April 23, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Labor On-line: A Virtual Seminar Series, The Henry’s Re/Frame moves online, and more

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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

Film Screening: “Blind Bombing, Filmed by a Bat” with Kota Takeuchi

April 28, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Zoom Event

Artist Kota Takeuchi will screen and talk about his short film “Blind Bombing, Filmed by a Bat” (32 min., 2019) which explores how balloon bombs were created, propagandised, and used in Japan during World War II. The film combines interviews and historical data, while developing a loose relationship between an animal (the bat) and the fictional Japanese monster Te no Me.

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Astrobiology Spring Colloquium Series – Juan Perez Mercader (Harvard University)

April 28,  3:00 – 4:00 PM | Zoom Lecture

Join the Astrobiology Department in continuing their biannual colloquium series featuring key speaker Juan Perez Mercader from Harvard’s Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences. Mercader will present a lecture titled Mimicking simple life without biochemistry. Synthesis and boot-up from a homogeneous mixture of functional polymer vesicles: birth, growth, self-replication, extinction and competition cycles.

Please be aware that the talks in this colloquium series are scientific presentations geared towards the Astrobiology Community and will contain theories and terminology common to the field.

Free, please email astrobio@uw.edu for password | Abstract & More Info

Labor On-line: Virtual seminar Series, Spring 2020

Tuesdays at 1:15 PM and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM

This Spring, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies hosts two weekly online seminars with a wide range of labor scholars and activists. These sessions are free and open to the public.

Free More Info & Series Schedule


This week’s Labor in the 21st Century seminar:
Hosted by Labor Studies faculty at UW Bothell

April 28 – Japanese Teacher Unions
1:30 PM | Zoom: Join URL
Presented by: Keith Nitta, Professor UW Bothell  & Jordan Woljter, Law, Economics and Public Policy


This week’s (Re)Defining American Labor seminar:
Hosted by the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project

April 29 – “Rebooting Big Tech”
6:00 PM | Zoom: Please Register for access
Presented by: Professor Rob Larson, Economics, Tacoma Community College

Quick Talk: Chagall, Modigliani, & Jewish Painters from the Russian “Pale of Settlement”

April 28, 4:00 PM | Zoom

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies invites Dr. Galya Diment, professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington, for a 20-minute “quick talk” on how early 20th-century painters Marc Chagall and Amedeo Modigliani related to Jewishness in their lives and art — and how their work contrasts with that of other Jewish painters from the Russian “Pale of Settlement.”

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, with questions submitted via www.slido.com and moderated by a staff member.

Free, please register for access | Register & More Info

Re/frame: The Built Environment

April 30, 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Zoom

The Henry’s current exhibition, In Plain Sight, includes multiple works by artists who are exploring the concept of the built environment. These human-made spaces in which we live, work, and recreate, heavily influence many facets of our lives. Join us to see how artists have grappled with the built environment in a variety of works from our permanent collection.

Re/frame is a recurring program that delves into the Henry’s extensive collection, highlighting a different group of objects each month. Join us for group discussions and the opportunity to see art rarely on public view.

Free | Register & More Info

Reading Recommendation: Helen Sword’s Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write

Looking for a good excuse to look away from your screens? Caitlin Palo, Program and Events Manager with the Simpson Center for the Humanities, suggests Helen Sword’s Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write.

In the midst of overwhelming pressure to stay productive during a global pandemic (with nothing less than a dissertation to complete), Palo reflects on Sword’s suggestions for making space to write.

“Air & Light & Space & Time is not an instructional book. It is an orchestration of voices, an ethnography of writers. It is a picture of the rich diversity of writing practices at the heart of intellectual endeavors in the sciences as well as in the humanities, and an invitation to think more broadly about one’s own practices in the company of other successful writers.”

Read the full review here | Visit Simpson Center’s website

#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night: Now starting at 7pm

Every Friday, 7:00 PM | Virtual Event

Join the Burke Museum online on Fridays at 7 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!

Free, please register for access | Register & More Info

Staying home? Here’s what to watch

Ongoing | Your favorite streaming service

Looking for ways to stay entertained while staying at home? If you’ve already binged all the shows in your Netflix queue, fear not. Faculty in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies have gathered television and film recommendations to fit every mood.

See the list here

Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.