UW News

February 2, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Patty Hayes – The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Impacts of Systemic Racism, Book Launch: Union by Law, 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

In case you missed it: Reimagining the Humanities

Recorded event | Online

What can Homer’s Odyssey teach STEM students? What new journeys can you take during a pandemic? Are the Humanities in a time of crisis or innovation? Hear from University of Washington humanities professors and first-year students as they examine these questions and more, drawing on experience from a compelling new course called Humanities First.

Panelists included:

  • Brian Reed | Divisional Dean of the Humanities
  • Sarah Stroup | Professor of Classics, Humanities First Program Director
  • Shawn Wong | Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies
  • Dawn Mai | Computer Sciences student
  • Tyler Turnam | pre-Humanities student
  • Jaedalyn Faamausili | pre-Social Science student

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Patty Hayes – The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Impacts of Systemic Racism

February 9, 6:30 PM | Online

In this lecture sponsored by the Office of Public Lectures, Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health — Seattle & King County, will discuss systemic inequities and how King County has been listening to and working with BIPOC communities to address COVID-19 inequities and longer-term systemic changes.

History Lecture Series: Digital Discontents, from the Age of the Mainframe to the Era of Big Tech

February 10, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online

In this talk, Professor of History Margaret O’Mara will tackle the unexpectedly long history of today’s worries about invasions of data privacy, untrammeled artificial intelligence, and the power of large tech platforms.

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Protest, Race and Citizenship across African Worlds: Rethinking Israeli Citizenship: The Case of Ethiopian Jews Between 1955-1975

February 10, 9:00 – 10:30 AM | Online

Painting by Yeggy Michael

The story of Ethiopian Jewish immigration to Israel typically begins after 1975.  But foregrounding the pre-1975 years offers a unique case study for understanding the Israeli-Jewish citizenship regime and immigrants who do not conform to the normative and racialized national character of citizenship. This talk, given by Efrat Yerday of Tel Aviv University is sponsored by the Jackson School for International Studies and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

Next in the series:

  • March 3, 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Policing Somali Refugees: Somali Refugee Resistance to State Violence
  • March 17, 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Ethiopia in Theory, Theory as Memoir

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2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Ariel René Jackson

February 12, 2:30 PM | Online

The 2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series is presented by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. On February 12th, the lecture will be presented by Ariel René Jackson, whose film-based multidisciplinary practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. 

Next in the series:

  • February 19, 12pm: Eva Barto
  • February 26, 12pm: Divya Mehra

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BOOK LAUNCH: Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism

February 11, 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Online

Join authors Michael McCann and George Lovell (Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences) and a panel of special guests to celebrate the release of their new book, Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism (University of Chicago Press, 2020). Other speakers include Megan Ming Francis (UW Political Science) and labor activists Cindy Domingo, Nemesio Domingo, and Terri Mast.

ONLINE — Simone Dinnerstein: A Character of Quiet

February 12 – 19 | Online

Meany Center is thrilled to present pianist Simone Dinnerstein in a special virtual performance of music from her highly acclaimed new album, A Character of Quiet. In this intimate recital video, filmed at her piano in her Brooklyn home, we are welcomed into the space where the album was recorded during quarantine, when the sounds of the streets quieted for a brief time as New Yorkers were confined to their homes. Adam Abeshouse, who produced the recording, filmed Dinnerstein performing Etudes No. 16 and No. 2 by Philip Glass, and the monumental Sonata in B-flat, D. 960, by Franz Schubert. 

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Looking for more?

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