UW News

June 24, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Drop-in Meditation Session, Meany Center Virtual Programming, 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

Drop-in Session: An Embodied Practice: Working with Our Intentions

June 29, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Zoom

This session, hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-Being and led by Diane Hetrick will include a guided hand mudra practice (gentle hand and arm movements done intentionally and mindfully) to explore the qualities of being grounded, giving, receiving, and lifting up. We will briefly discuss how these qualities may be supportive in our lives. This will be followed by a longer guided meditation.

Free | Register and More Info

Jerusalem Quartet: Virtual Program for the Meany Center

View at your leisure | Online

In an online program with an introduction by the performers, the Meany Center hosts the Jerusalem Quartet, a popular Israeli string quartet. Performance recordings include selections from Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms, and Debussy.

#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

Jackson School of International Studies – Nepal Speaker Series

View at your leisure | Online

The Jackson School of International Studies’ Nepal Speaker Series, a quarterly event beginning in 2014, is archived on the JSIS website. Topics include earthquake response, Nepali mental health, and Nepal’s health system, among many others.

School of Art + Art History + Design Graduation Exhibitions

View at your leisure | Online

Each year the School of Art + Art History + Design proudly celebrates graduating Art and Design students—both undergraduate and graduate—with a series of exhibitions at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery. This year is so different in many significant ways as we all transitioned from real space to virtual space resulting in sharing our student accomplishments via three distinct websites: one for our BA students in Art, the second for the BDes cohort, and thirdly our MA, MFA, MDes thesis showcase.

MOHAI’s Rainy Day History Podcast                                               

Listen at your leisure | Online

What is Seattle’s story? Who does it belong to? How did we get to where we are now?

Welcome to Rainy Day History, a podcast by the MOHAI Youth Advisors. Seattle is famous for its coffee beans and digital machines, but it hasn’t always been that way. We’re diving into history to uncover what it means to be a Seattleite both in the past and the present. This isn’t your everyday museum podcast—it’s completely teen-researched, written, and produced!

Looking for more?

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