UW News

October 20, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: So Far So Good, Conversation with Jorge Ramos, and Emily Levesque in Conversation with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds

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

So Far So Good: Show and Q&A with Libby King

October 29 – November 1, 7:30 PM | Online

What is the experience of living in America today? It’s a question most of us are asking ourselves constantly these days, as we look out over an American landscape almost no one could have imagined. It’s also a foundational question in the work of celebrated devising theatre company the TEAM, of which director Libby King, School of Drama faculty member, has been a member since 2006. For her first production as a new Drama faculty member, King will introduce a group of graduate actors and designers to the methods she has been using to make devised theatre for over 15 years, mining the students’ own experiences of living through the past several months for universal truths about safety and danger, loneliness and connection, fear and courage, letting go and holding on.

The show will run from October 29 – November 1, and on November 1 at 6:30 PM Libby King will host a Q&A panel on the show.

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Conversation with Jorge Ramos: Journalism + The U.S. Presidential Election

October 26, 9:00 – 10:30 AM | Online via Zoom

To help make sense of this crucial moment, please join us for a virtual conversation with Jorge Ramos, sponsored by the Department of Communication. The renowned journalist will share his thoughts regarding the upcoming election as well as journalists’ responsibilities in covering it.

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The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound

October 26, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Online

Lilya Kaganovsky of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign explores the history, practice, technology, ideology, aesthetics, and politics of the transition to sound within the context of larger issues in Soviet media history in a talk sponsored by the Department of History.

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Dr. Melanie Malone: Seeking Justice, Eating Toxins: Overlooked Contaminants in Urban Community Gardens

October 27, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Online

Urban community gardens have enabled users to mitigate the effects of many environmental injustices such as the impact of food deserts, nutrient poor food found at convenience stores, and pesticide laden grocery items. While these benefits have promulgated across the U.S., community gardens are also well known to be located in historically contaminated locations in urban landscapes. Dr. Melanie Malone of UW Bothell explains in this talk sponsored by the Department of Geography.

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Emily Levesque in Conversation with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds

October 28, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online

Humans from the earliest civilizations through today have craned their necks each night, using the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange world around them. Now, award-winning astronomer and Professor of Astronomy Emily Levesque shares the stories of modern-day stargazers in this new nonfiction release, the people willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, all in the name of science. Levesque discusses her new book, The Last Stargazers, with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.

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Media and Politics in the U.S. Presidential Election: A Virtual Roundtable

October 28, 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Online

The Department of Communication is relaunching the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement as the Center for Journalism, Media, and Democracy (CJMD).  The new Center will mark its inauguration by hosting this event on media and politics with CJMD Co-Directors Mathew Powers & Adrienne Russell, joined by Senior Research Fellow Lance Bennett.

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Notes on the Unseen: 2nd Year MFA Exhibition

October 28 – November 14 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to present Notes on the Unseen: 2nd Year MFA Exhibition, featuring artwork by nine graduate students from the School of Art + Art History + Design. Developed over the summer of 2020 by students in the Painting + Drawing, 3D4M, and Photo/Media programs, the works document neglected realities, repressed traumas, and invisible contagion in a variety of media, including installation, sculpture, painting, and moving images.

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Ambassador Nicholas Burns on The Crisis in Transatlantic Relations and Other Global Challenges

October 29, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Online

Join the Jackson School of International Studies for a talk with Ambassador Nicholas Burns, who will discuss the evolving U.S. relationship with Europe ahead of the November U.S. Presidential Election and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 and economic crises. He will draw on his distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service to examine how the United States can rebuild its relationship with NATO and the European Union in the face of unprecedented global challenges such as the coronavirus, climate change, relations with Russia and China.

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Election 2020: A Turning Point: Impacts on Our Democracy

October 29, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online

Never before in recent memory has a presidential election been so crucial for what direction the country will take. This lecture series will cover the campaign, the issues at stake, and the implications for how the government will function in the upcoming years. In the final installment, Associate Professor of Political Science Rebecca Thorpe and Assitant Teaching Professor Scott Lemieux will discuss the impacts of the election on our democracy.

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