UW News

December 14, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Set in Motion, 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

Set in Motion: A Public Art Exhibition

December 2020 – February 2021 | Throughout Seattle

The Henry Art Gallery is pleased to present Set in Motion, the museum’s first city-wide public art exhibitionThe work of ten artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be presented on public buses throughout the Seattle area. The title, Set in Motion, while in part referring literally to the mobile and transitory aspect of the exhibition format, also provided a loose thematic framework for artists to consider. Through their work, artists were able to respond to the rapidly changing social, political, economic, and environmental climates in which we find ourselves, interpreted through their different perspectives, aesthetic/conceptual approaches, and personal narratives. 

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Drop-in Meditation Session: Atención Plena y Compasión Para Cerrar el Año

December 21, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being will be hosting a drop-in Spanish language meditation session hosted by Angelica Zapata, a facilitator for the CCFW’s professional and parent well-being training programs.

Esta sesión está basada en la práctica de la atención plena, la compasión y la bondad. Estos son los mejores regalos que podemos darnos a nosotros mismos y a los demás en estos días festivos.

Public Opinion and Polls in the 2020 Presidential Election

Recorded event | Online

While polls and public opinion research are essential components of a healthy democracy, they also have come under attack in recent years, particularly for “miscalling” various elections. In October, the Department of Communication hosted a virtual conversation with Kate Kenski (University of Arizona) and Lydia Saad (Gallup) to discuss polling and public opinion today – and their implications for the health of American politics beyond 2020. The event was organized by the University of Washington’s Center for Journalism, Media and Democracy.

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KNKX’s Virtual Studio Session with the Marc Seales Group at Town Hall

Recorded event | Online

KNKX presented an exclusive live streamed Studio Session with the Marc Seales Group from The Forum at Town Hall Seattle on November 14, hosted by KNKX jazz ambassador Abe Beeson. Marc Seales, Professor of Music in the Jazz Studies Program, was joined by bassist Steve Rodby, guitarist Jesse Seales (Marc’s brother), and drummer Alek Gayton.  The show began with Abe’s Q&A with Marc, followed by a nearly 75-minute music set ending with the quartet’s spirited rendition of The Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It To The Streets.”

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Crossing North Podcast

Ongoing | Online

Crossing North is a podcast about Nordic and Baltic society and culture. Episodes feature interviews with authors, performers, and leaders from Scandinavia and the Baltic, as well as discussions with faculty in the Scandinavian Studies Department and Baltic Studies ProgramCrossing North is produced and hosted by Colin Gioia Connors, Assistant Teaching Professor of Scandinavian Studies, with Kristian Næsby, Visiting Lecturer of Danish.

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Looking for more?

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