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October 15, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Frontiers of Physics Lecture, Chamber Dance Company: 30th Anniversary Season, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend performances, lectures, and more.

Many of these opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Frontiers of Physics Lecture: Gravity: The Biggest Open Question in Fundamental Physics

October 20, 7:30 – 9:00 PM | Online

The Frontiers of Physics Lecture Series brings renowned scientists to the UW to offer free lectures on exciting advances in physics with the goal of fostering an appreciation of science and technology in our community.

On October 20th, the Department of Physics is thrilled to welcome UW Breakthrough Prize 2021 winners Eric Adelberger, Jens Gundlach, and Blayne Heckel. These physicists will talk about their revolutionary research to further our understanding of the fundamental force of gravity.

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Working, Together: The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy

October 20, 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Online via Zoom

Join the UWT Labor Solidarity Project for the third seminar in the “Working, Together” series that will adopt an intersectional approach while exploring the recent histories of the regional, national, and global labor movements. Each meeting will feature a presentation and discussion facilitated by a leading voice in mapping the trajectory of labor activism and scholarship. These seminars are free and open to the public.

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Chamber Dance Company: 30th Anniversary Season

October 21 – 24 | Meany Hall, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Described as a “pure, buoyant delight for audiences” by the Seattle Times, the Chamber Dance Company celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in October 2021. This year’s concert investigates the empathy, intimacy and confusion that comprise human relationships. The program includes choreography by Camille A. Brown (2010), Joe Goode (2004), Zvi Gotheiner (1992), Shapiro & Smith (1999) and Doug Varone (1988).

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“The Hangman”: On Adolf Eichmann’s Executioner — Screening & Conversation with Director Netalie Braun

October 25, 7:00 – 9:0 PM | Online

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies presents a screening and discussion of the 2010 documentary “The Hangman (Hatalyan),” which profiles Shalom Nagar, the Yemenite Jew who guarded, and eventually executed, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. In spite of Eichmann’s role as a key organizer of the Holocaust, Nagar didn’t wish to execute him.

The film reflects on the assignment of the executioner role to Nagar as illuminating the position of Mizrahi Jews in Holocaust memory in Israel. Nagar’s reflections on this experience, and on the meaning of capital punishment even in the face of unforgivable acts, raises pressing questions about crime and punishment in our time.

Following a screening of the 60-minute documentary, faculty member Smadar Ben-Natan will discuss the film with its director, Netalie Braun, and facilitate a Q&A.

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Annual President’s Address

October 19, 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Online

President Cauce invites you to view her annual address via livestream on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 10–11 a.m. She will share her perspective on the road ahead as we work together to recover from the pandemic and support equity and well-being for our community of faculty, staff and students.

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Looking for more?

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