UW News

May 15, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Faculty recital: Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, ‘Developing Capacity Through Collaborative Action,’ 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 the 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

Faculty Recital: Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

May 21, 4:00 PM | Online streaming

School of Music cello faculty Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs some of Bach’s most famous cello suites from her living room. This premiere, available only during the live broadcast time, will showcase Thorsteinsdóttir’s “riveting” (NYTimes) performance skills.

Free | Register and More Info

“After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount Saint Helens” Book Talk

May 18, 6:00 PM | Online streaming

On the 40th anniversary of the eruption, biology alumni Eric Wagner will launch his new book After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens. Join Eric, in partnership with the University Book Store, for a live Zoom presentation about the book, followed by an audience Q&A.

Free | Register and More Info

Drop-In Session: A Yoga Practice for Restful Sleep

May 18, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Online via Zoom

The Center for Child & Family Well-Being is offering weekly drop-in meditation sessions. This week, Robyn Long (MA, E-RYT) addresses the continual changes and uncertainty in our lives because of COVID-19 that have made it challenging for many of us to have restful sleep. In this session, participants will experience a gentle yoga sequence with postures that can soothe the nervous system and promote relaxation. At the end of the session, there will be a brief guided meditation. This session is based on the teachings of Sir Desikachar, who emphasized individualizing yoga to each person’s unique needs.

Free with registration | Register and More Info

Best Seat in the House

May 19 | Online streaming

Each week the Department of Dance will be featuring one or two dance films or performance footage that faculty have been involved with. Check this page every Tuesday to see the next video that you can watch from home.

Free | Access the Streaming and More Info

Image of earth with black backgroundDeveloping Capacity Through Collaborative Action

May 19, 1:00 PM | Virtual conference

From the College of the Environment, The Third Environmental Justice Conference entails to bring awareness on environmental and climate justice initiatives, as well as to create a space for dialogue across scales, affiliations, and worldviews. Join faculty from the College of the Environment and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department across all three campuses in presentations and interactive sessions to explore approaches to inclusive and meaningful engagement through innovation and collaboration.

Free | 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


Upcoming (Re)Defining American Labor seminars:
Hosted by the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project

May 20 – The Evisceration of Civil Rights in the American Workplace

6:00 PM | Zoom: Please Register for access

Presented by: Professor Michael McCann, UW Political Science


Upcoming Labor in the 21st Century seminar:
Hosted by Labor Studies faculty at UW Bothell

May 19 – Organizing LGBT Women

1:30 PM | Zoom: Join URL

Presented by: Debbie Carlsen, Director LGBTQ Allyship, & Ching-in Chen, Professor, UW Bothell

May 26 – Strategies for Supporting Immigrant and Survival Sex Workers

1:30 PM | Zoom: Join URL

Presented by: Emi Koyama, Coalition for Rights and Safety & Kari Lerum 

School of Music Digital Series

Ongoing | School of Music Facebook and Youtube

Students and faculty of the School of Music performance studios present music from across the ages in this digital-only concert series, special for Spring 2020:

Upcoming Digital Series Events:

May 18 – Vocal Theatre Works: Glory Denied

4:00 PM | More Info

May 19 – UW Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven: Symphony No. 6

4:00 PM | More Info

May 20 – Vocal Theatre Works: Starbird

4:00 PM | More Info

May 22 – Vocal Theatre Works: Dead Man Walking

4:00 PM | More Info

May 25 – Vocal Theatre Works: The Scarlet Letter

4:00 PM | More Info

#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night

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

School of Art + Art History + Design Student Work Galleries 

Ongoing | Virtual Gallery

Looking for a way to experience art while social distancing? Check out the School of Art + Art History + Design‘s online collections of graduate and undergraduate student work to get your art fix from the comfort of your own home.

Free, ongoing | More Info

Looking for more?

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