UW News

November 5, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: DXARTS Fall Concert: Real & Imagined Soundworlds, The Importance of Being Earnest, and More

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

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

DXARTS Fall Concert: Real & Imagined Soundworlds

November 9, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall–Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The Department of Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) is pleased to present a program of the very latest holographic sound works from DXARTS composers and associated researchers. Nature recordist and sound designer Jeff Rice’s sound portraits frame an evening of Ambisonic sound, drawing the listener through ecosystems and soundspaces known and unknown.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

November 12 – 21 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This ahead-of-its-time satire of Victorian morality features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as someone named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself, and silliness ensues. Director Kelly Kitchens (Incident at Vichy) calls this play “an exquisite glass of champagne–deliciously bubbly and slightly intoxicating, but the result of a complex alchemy–a deft blend of craftmanship and artistry. You can just down it,” she says, “but it’s worth investigating more deeply.” 

$5 – 20 | More Info

Scheming and Subversion: Conspiracy in Post-Soviet Space: How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict

November 8, 4:30 PM | Online

This series from the UW’s Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies presents new research on the role that conspiracy theories, propaganda, and disinformation play in Russia and other post-Soviet states. For the first event in the series, Nina Jankowicz speaks on her book about the Kremlin’s efforts to undermine democracy abroad through influence operations. 

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Rome, the City of Illusion: A Conversation with Professor Shawn Wong

November 17, 5:30 PM | Online

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, the city of yearning.” wrote Giotto, a 14th century painter and architect. Join the UW Rome Center on November 17th for a conversation with Professor of English Shawn Wong on Rome’s unreal and hallucinatory qualities. From Fiat car chases to marching bands appearing out of nowhere, Shawn shares his experiences capturing Rome’s oddities as a traveler, professor, and author. Shawn will be joined in conversation by Lisa Wogan, writer and UW Rome Center alum, who participated in the first study abroad program he led to Rome in 1997.

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Political engagements constructing our world

November 9, 5:30 PM | Online via Zoom

Which of your actions are political? What is “thriving” and who is included when you imagine it? What does it mean to save each other’s lives? 

The UW Honors Program invites you to join Ben Danielson (medicine), Alexes Harris (sociology) and Dean Spade (law) in a conversation about the ways young people can influence change in areas like legal justice reform, equity in healthcare, climate justice, and more. Moderated by disability rights activist, Christine Lew.

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2021 Korean Peninsula Forum, North Korea’s Nuclear Issues: from a deadlock to a breakthrough?

November 10, 4:30 PM | Online via Zoom

The Korean Peninsula Forum is an annual series sponsored by the Korea Studies faculty at the University of Washington and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle. Open to the general public, the forum aims at enhancing the understanding and visibility of the issues related to the Korean peninsula and the region in Northwest of America and beyond.

This year’s forum topic will be: North Korea’s Nuclear Issues: from a deadlock to a breakthrough?

The guest speaker will be Mr. Sung Lac Wi, visiting professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy.

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Blackwell Seminar: Closer than they appear: A Bayesian Perspective on Individual-Level Heterogeneity in Risk Assessment

November 12, 3:30 PM | Online

The Blackwell Seminar was established in 2020 to honor the contributions of David Blackwell to mathematical statistics, game theory, probability theory, and information theory. This year, Kristian Lum presents on risk assessment.

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