UW News

October 29, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Global Month

November is UW Global Month! 

UW Global Month celebrates our University’s global impact and community. During the month of November, we highlight the connections and relationships the UW has all over the world and the impact of our University’s global engagement.

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

Converge: Virtual Series


Without borders, registration fees or the challenges of travel, last year’s “Convirtual” created a historic gathering of Huskies from every corner of the globe. This year, we’re building on that momentum and, in a series first, bringing together five host communities for a UW Converge like no other. The Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore Huskies will each host events on leadership and the UW will host a final keynote address featuring UW President Ana Mari Cauce. 

Upcoming events:

  • Leadership at the Crossroads of Gender and Culture – Hong Kong, November 5
  • The Evolution of Event Technology – Japan, November 12
  • Mental Resilience in the Transition to Endemic – Singapore, November 19
  • Leading the UW Through Change, December 10

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Working, Together: “Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory and Practice

November 3, 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Online via Zoom

Join the UWT Labor Solidarity Project for the fourth 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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 Let’s Talk Pop Health, “Crowded Out: How GoFundMe Is Changing Health Care in the US” with Nora Kenworthy

November 3, 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Online via Zoom

Crowdfunding for health care via sites like GoFundMe has become a ubiquitous part of many societies. As social safety nets falter and crises multiply, more and more Americans turn each year to help from what GoFundMe calls “the giving layer of the internet.” But what, exactly, do they find when they do so? Drawing on seven years of mixed-methods, collaborative research, Prof. Kenworthy will explore what we think we know, what we actually know, and what we need to know about crowdfunding as it increasingly shapes health equity, access to care, and social solidarities in the US.

Nora Kenworthy is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. Her research explores the impacts and politics of global health and charitable initiatives in communities. She is the author of Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho (2017, Vanderbilt University Press). Her more recent research examines the use of crowdfunding for healthcare expenses in the US and abroad, and its implications for health equity, financing, and politics.

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Conditional Citizens: On Belonging In America 

November 3, 6:00 PM | Online

University Book Store is proud to present author and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Laila Lalami for a discussion about her new book Conditional Citizens. Laila will be joined in conversation with Dr. Anu Taranath, Teaching Professor in the English and Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) departments at the University of Washington.

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Hacking the Academy: Simpson Center Showcase

November 4, 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Online

Back by popular demand, come learn about funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students available through the Simpson Center and hear about the projects developed by recent recipients of this Simpson Center  Fellowships. Short talks will be given on:

  • Geoffrey Turnovsky, “Interdisciplinary Minor in Digital Textual Studies”
  • Daniel Hoffman and Lynn Thomas, “Unthinkable Films”
  • Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse and Tony Lucero, “Art at the Borders”
  • Ayda Apa Pomeshikov and Gözde Burcu Ege, “Digitized Ethnographies: Humanitarianism(s) and Forced Displacement in the Middle East”

Short talks will be followed by time for questions and discussion. The Hacking the Academy series is designed to take a closer look at the new ways in which scholarship is produced, shared, archived, and reused.

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Afghanistan and Its Regional Relationships | A Round Table Discussion

November 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Online

Join the Middle East Center, South Asia Center, and Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies for a discussion on Afghanistan.


  • Reşat Kasaba, Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professor in American Foreign Policy, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
  • Salar Abdoh, Professor, English, City College of New York at the City University of New York
  • Cabeiri Robinson, Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
  • Arzoo Osanloo (Moderator), Professor, Law, Society and Justice, University of Washington

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2021 UW Space Symposium: Powering Space

November 5 | Online

The Space Policy and Research Center presents the UW Space Dialogues to bring together experts across the university and beyond to foster collaboration and strengthen practice and research across academia, government, non-profits, and industry.

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Looking for more?

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