UW News

August 6, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Kim Van Someren at J. Rinehard Gallery, UW Alumni Book Club, Dance Graduate 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

Kim Van Someren: The Slate of Line

View at your leisure, through Sept 12 | Online

Celebrate School of Art + Art History + Design Instructional Technician Kim Van Someren‘s solo show at J. Rinehard Gallery. View the recorded virtual opening for The Slant of Line at the gallery’s website and marvel in the prints delicately assembled by Van Someren online or in person.




UW Alumni Book Club

Ongoing | Online

During these extraordinary times, it’s more important than ever to explore new ways of connecting with each other. We also might have more time to crack open a good book. Join the conversation and community of the UW Alumni Book Club, a self-paced literary educational experience designed with the eclectic reader in mind.

Whether or not you read the book, UWAA welcomes you to participate in two events this month:

  • Cold War in Africa August 10, 4:00 – 4:30 PM: Department of History Professor Lynn Thomas gives us more context about the African front of the Cold War in a moderated online discussion. Register and More Info
  • Wrap-up Discussion August 12, 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Get together online to talk about this gripping summer read with your fellow UW Alumni Book Club members. Register and More Info

Dance Graduate Student Research Symposium

August 14, 3:00 PM | Online

On August 14, the Department of Dance’s Dance Graduate Research Symposium will cover topics ranging from influence on male dancers, to building better relationships in dance partnering, to gender expression in contemporary flamenco dance. This exciting symposium is open and accessible to all.

Free | Register and More Info

Drop-in Session: Staying Balanced Amid Uncertainties

View at your leisure | Online via Zoom

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with no clear resolution in sight, we call upon resources to weather these uncertainties and challenges. This session, sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Well-Being and presented by Elizabeth H. B. Lin (MD, MPH), will introduce the Mountain Meditation with compassion. With an open-minded and open-hearted approach, this practice can inspire us toward kindness for ourselves and others while staying balanced amidst uncertainties and chaos.

Free | Register and More Info


View at your leisure | Online

Looking for a way to keep engaged in the Seattle art scene? Performing arts company On the BoardsOnTheBoards.TV provides reasonably-priced full-length recordings of hundreds of On The Boards performances ranging in topic and medium and going back years.

Looking for more?

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