UW News

May 19, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Former Prime Minister of Italy Talk, Pandemic Urbanism Symposium, 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

Former Prime Minister of Italy Talk

May 28, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM | YouTube streaming

Join us for a virtual event addressing the European response to COVID-19 with former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, in conversation with Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba.

Free | Register and More Info




National Tap Dance Day Mini Lesson with Alex Dugdale

May 25, 12:00 PM | Live class

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day with a virtual mini-lesson with the Department of Dance’s Tap Dance Professor Alex Dugdale. The lesson is open to all UW students with our without tap dance experience.

Free | Register and More Info

2020 Stephanie M.H. Camp Lecture: Recaptive African Women and the Body Politics of Survival in the Era of the ‘Last Slave Ships’

May 27, 3:30 PM | Zoom streaming

In the final decade of the transatlantic slave trade, recaptive Africans seized by U.S. patrols from illegal slave ships found themselves embarked on new and deadly journeys of forced migration to Liberia. To survive the catastrophe of their displacement, recaptive women asserted communal life in the midst of anonymous death through rival use of ship’s spaces and reclamation of their social bodies. This talk, given by Occidental College’s Sharla M. Fett and sponsored by the Department of History merges the history of the body with more recent work on black intellectual history in the Atlantic World.

Free | Register and More Info

Pandemic Urbanism Symposium

May 29, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Remote participation

What does COVID-19 mean for city life? What are the implications of this pandemic for urban mobility, sociability, politics, and density? Organized by current and recent UW doctoral students and sponsored by the College of Built Environments, the PhD Program in the Built Environment and the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban Design and Planning, the symposium offers a full day of presentations and discussion from academics, researchers, practitioners, and activists sharing new ideas about cities during COVID-19.

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

Labor On-line: Virtual seminar Series, Spring 2020

This Spring, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies has hosted 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

May 26 – Strategies for Supporting Immigrant and Survival Sex Workers
1:30 PM | Zoom Registration
Presented by: Kari Lerum, professor, UW Bothell

School of Music Digital Series

Ongoing | School of Music Facebook and Youtube

The digital concert series continues! Don’t miss the UW Jazz Festival, with performances from the School of Music faculty Cuong Vu & Ted Poor. See below for the full list of digital-only concerts, special for Spring 2020.

Upcoming Digital Series Events:

May 25 – Vocal Theatre Works: The Scarlet Letter
4:00 PM | More Info

May 26 – Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony no. 4, Mvt. 1
4:00 PM | More Info

May 27 – Vocal Theatre Works: A View From the Bridge
4:00 PM | More Info

May 28 – Vocal Theatre Works: UW Jazz Festival, Cuong Vu & Ted Poor
4:00 PM | More Info

May 29 – Vocal Theatre Works: Little Women
4:00 PM | More Info

June 1 – Vocal Theatre Works: Speed Dating Tonight
4:00 PM | More Info

Zoom Backgrounds from Photo/Media

Ongoing | Virtual Gallery

The School of Art + Art History + Design‘s Photo/Media students, faculty, and alum has created images sized appropriately to be used as virtual backgrounds in Zoom. They can be downloaded and used for free.

Free, ongoing | 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

Looking for more?

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