UW News

August 24, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Strange Coupling 2020, 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

Lux Aeterna

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The Jacob Lawrence Gallery & Northwest Film Forum have announced the launch of Lux Aeterna, a year-long project exploring the ways media production and presentation platforms shape our values and perception over time. Beginning this summer as a research platform commissioning more than 10 artists, Lux Aeterna will culminate in August 2021 with an exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. The exhibition will feature artworks in a variety of media, along with a series of performances, workshops, talks, and essays presented online throughout the year at www.luxaeternaexhibition.com.

Strange Coupling 2020 Exhibition Launch

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Strange Coupling has been a student-run tradition in the School of Art + Art History + Design since 2002. It brings together the UW and the greater Seattle art community by pairing students with professional artists for a collaborative art project of their choice. This year, Strange Coupling’s theme for the exhibition is Memory. Each of the works produced by this year’s couplings speak to memory — as a place or an experience, fragmented or weighty, out of touch or within reach.

Drop-In Session: Cultivating Connection and Compassion

August 31, 9:00 AM – 10:00 | Online

In this session, sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Well-BeingBecca Calhoun (MPH) will discuss and explore practices that deepen our sense of connection with ourselves and others. Many of us often feel alone, but the truth is we are each embedded in a greater fabric of interaction and connection. We will explore how learning to tap into this interconnectedness can help us grow our ability to respond compassionately.

“Literature, Language, Culture” Dialogue Series 

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The Department of English is proud to announce its new “Literature, Language, Culture” Dialogue Series. These video and podcast episodes share faculty research and teaching, including the ways our work contributes to how we experience and seek to understand this time of global crisis.

Artic and International Relations Podcast Series

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The International Policy Institute, Canadian Studies Center, and Center for Global Studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies are dedicated to translating scholarship into policy options to enhance international cooperation in the Arctic and the inclusion of Arctic Indigenous peoples in decision making for the region. The Arctic and International Relations Series includes publications, video interviews, and podcasts, educating and framing issues in understandable ways.


Looking for more?

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