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February 3, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: UW 2022 Heritage Language Symposium, Inequity at Boiling Point, and More

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

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

Inequity at Boiling Point

February 9, 4:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Join us in conversation with Somini Sengupta, an award-winning New York Times foreign correspondent, on what she’s learned as a journalist covering the human toll of global warming. Sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in partnership with East Asia CenterCenter for Global StudiesJapan Studies ProgramMiddle East CenterSouth Asia Center, Program on the Environment and School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

Free | Register & more info

2022 History Lecture Series: Capitalism in Action: Panel on Global Capitalism

February 9, 6:00 PM | Online

In this panel, led by Professor James Gregory, speakers from the History Lecture Series will discuss the insights from each of their talks and connect the history of capitalism across the globe.

Free | More info

2022 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Tobi Haslett

February 11, 12:00 PM | Online

The 2022 Critical Issues Lecture Series is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. The general public is invited to join degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. In addition to the public lectures, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in ART 361/561 interface with the speakers in additional sessions.

This week’s speaker is critic and essayist, Tobi Haslett, who has written about art, film, and literature for n+1The New YorkerArtforumThe Village Voice, and other publications.

Free for UW faculty, staff, & students | More info

UW 2022 Heritage Language Symposium

February 12 | Online

Language teaching colleagues from the University of Washington and around the state join together for the eight STARTALK symposium on working with heritage language learners.

In addition to the live keynote from Professor of Spanish Maria Carreira and panel presentations on February 12th, they are offering a curated list of links to prerecorded, highly engaging and relevant presentations on Heritage Language Learning and Teaching, that will be available the week before the Symposium for participants to view in advance and discuss at the Symposium, as well as view after the Symposium.


Recorded lecture: Velvet Sweatshops and Algorithmic Cruelty: Labor in the Global Tech Economy

Online via YouTube

As the tech economy has grown in the United States around the world, how has the nature of work changed? How has it stayed the same? And what is its future?

On October 6, 2020, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington hosted scholars Margaret O’Mara (The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America), Mary L. Gray (Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass), and Kimberly Earles (The Gender Divide in the Tech Sector A Plan to Address the Bias and Change the Culture) for an evening discussing the past, present and future of labor in the global tech economy. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (South Seattle College) and the Scholars Strategy Network – Washington chapter.

Free | Watch & more info

Looking for more?

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