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December 1, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: 9th Annual Ladino Day, CarolFest, and More

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

Gospel Choir

December 6, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

Phyllis Byrdwell, School of Music alumni and Minister of Music at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Seattle leads the 100-voice gospel choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition.

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Storytelling Across Millenia

December 7, 5:00 PM | Online

UW Alumni Book Club is currently reading “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr, a story that weaves together three tales — one in historic Constantinople, one in present day Idaho and one in the future with a character who has never been to Earth. What connects them? The shared (albeit fictional) classic story of Aethon. Join UW Classics Professor Chris Waldo in a conversation about studying Classics in 2021. How are these stories and cultures still relevant today? What makes us come back to these tales for generations?

No spoilers! You don’t need to have finished Cloud Cuckoo Land to participate in this event.

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Modern Music Ensemble 

December 6, 7:30 PM | Brechemin Auditorium

The University of Washington Modern Music Ensemble (Cristina Valdés, director) performs music by Louis Andriessen, Sylvano Bussotti, Pauline Oliveros, Frederic Rzewski, and Julis Eastman.

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Women, Gender & Inclusion in Sports: A Historical Perspective

December 8, 3:00 PM | Online

Join the Department of History for the latest panel in the Sports History Series, moderated by Dr. Alyssa Hellrung. Our panelists will discuss the history that surrounds issues of gender inequity, sexism, and discrimination in the sports world, as well as the most pressing issues that athletes continue to face today. They will also address major moments in history that have made sports more accessible and inclusive.

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December 8, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

This popular annual program by the Chamber Singers, University Chorale, University Singers, Treble Choir, Gospel Choir, and UW Glee Club features seven conductors, six choral ensembles, five hundred singers, four graduate conductors, three choral faculty, two hours of great music, and one impressive grand finale.

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Book Publication Celebration & Discussion with Professor Kemi Adeyemi in Conversation with Professor Chandan Reddy

December 8, 4:00 – 5:30 PM | Online

Join the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies for a celebration and discussion of Professor Kemi Adeyemi’s new book, Queer Night Life. Professor Chandan Reddy and Prof. Adeyemi will discuss two readings: Queer Nightlife Introduction and Ms. Briq House in Her Own Words.

“Queer Night Life,” a collection of essays and interviews celebrating the expressive possibilities of a world after dark. The mass shooting at a queer Latin Night in Orlando in July 2016 sparked a public conversation about access to pleasure and selfhood within conditions of colonization, violence, and negation. “Queer Nightlife” joins this conversation by centering queer and trans people of color and extending the breadth of research on “everynight life” through twenty-five essays and interviews by leading scholars and artists.

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Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert: Benjamin Hunter and students: African American Roots Music

December 11, 7:30 PM | Brechemin Auditorium

Autumn Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Benjamin Hunter and students present an end-of-quarter performance.

Benjamin is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, community activist, social entrepreneur, and educator.  Benjamin’s work explores the intersections of music & art, community, policy, and culture.

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Ladino Day: Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States

December 12, 10:00 AM | Online

In the University of Washington’s 9th annual Ladino Day celebration, editors of the new book “Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States” discuss the book project, alongside presentations from three contributors to the volume.

To commemorate Ladino Day 2021, join us for an interdisciplinary conversation with Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano (University of Pennsylvania) and Kerem Tınaz (Koç University), the editors of this book, and with Hannah S. Pressman (Director of Education and Engagement, Jewish Languages Project), Maureen Jackson (independent scholar), and Laurent Mignon (University of Oxford), three of the contributors, as they discuss important artifacts and their impact on Ottoman and Jewish history.

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