UW News

July 20, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Virtual Author Event, Drop-In Meditation Session, 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

Virtual Author Event: BJ Cummings, Cecile Hansen And Lynda Mapes Discuss The River That Made Seattle

July 27, 7:00-8:00 PM | Online

In this event sponsored by the Seattle Public Library Foundation, learn about the central role of the Duwamish River in Seattle’s history, and how decisions about the river will impact its future with BJ Cummings, community engagement manager for the Superfund Research Program at the UW. Cummings’ new book, The River That Made Seattle, was published in July by the UW Press.

Free | Register and More Info

Astronomer Emily Levesque: The Last Stargazers Book Launch 

August 3, 7:00-8:30 PM | Online

University of Washington professor Emily Levesque discusses her new books at (online) Elliott Bay Book Company.

From the lonely quiet of midnight stargazing to tall tales of wild bears loose in the observatory, The Last Stargazers is a love letter to astronomy and an affirmation of the crucial role humans can and must play in the future of scientific discovery. In this sweeping work of narrative science, Levesque shows us how astronomers in this scrappy and evolving field are going beyond the machines to infuse creativity and passion into the stars, and inspires us all to peer skyward in pursuit of the universe’s secrets.

Free | Register and More Info


Drop-In Session: Practices for Self-Compassion

July 27, 9:00-10:00 AM | Online via Zoom

Extending compassion inward is one of the keys to building resilience. This session, hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-Being and presented by Megan Kennedy (MA, LMHC), will guide participants through reflective inquiry and mindfulness practices related to self-compassion. These practices support us in developing self-acceptance and self-kindness.

Free | Register and More Info

The State of Human Rights in Southeast Asia

View at your leisure | Online via YouTube

In this panel discussion hosted by the Jackson School of International StudiesBrad Adams, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division is joined by UW Professors Vicente Rafael (History) and Patrick Christie (International Studies and School of Marine and Environmental Affairs) to discuss human rights issues in Southeast Asia. Topics include the extra-judicial killings of the Duterte regime and the impact of climate change and resource depletion in Southeast Asia.

Burke Museum YouTube Channel

View at your leisure | Online via YouTube

Even though the Burke Museum may be closed for in-person visitations, its YouTube channel has a wide variety of interesting and informative videos on topics ranging from nature sketching techniques to fossil preparation to cooking with native plants.

Stay Home with Seattle Art Museum                                  

View at your leisure | Online

While the Seattle Art Museum is still closed, its Stay Home with SAM programming on the SAM blog provides a wide variety of opportunities for engagement with the museum’s content, including podcasts, videos, articles, and ideas for at-home creative projects.

Looking for more?

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