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October 21, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Miha Sarani exhibition opening, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman conversation, and more

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

Highlights of current and upcoming exhibitions: 

Until October 29 |The Traveling Jacob Lawrence Gallery: MFA Group Show, SOIL Art Gallery (Pioneer Square)

October 27 – November 23 | Miha Sarani: Amends / November 2, 5 – 8 PM: Reception, Art Building

November 6 – April 16 | Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, Burke Museum (Free admission for UW students, faculty and staff)

Until January 8 | everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt., Henry Art Gallery (Free admission for UW students, faculty and staff)

October 24, 6 PM | UW Psychology Loucks Lecture: Harness the Power of Good Anxiety, Kane Hall

You know when you get that unexpected text asking you to add something big to your already enormous to-do list, you start to feel sweaty palms and that empty, freaked-out sensation in your stomach? Then you know, it’s back again….. Anxiety. But what if anxiety isn’t always a bad thing? What if, by using tools from neuroscience and psychology, you could learn to turn down the volume on your anxiety and transform all that activation energy that’s making your mind race into something that’s actually helpful? That jiu-jitsu move of transforming anxiety into something productive and helpful is the topic of Dr. Suzuki’s talk.

Free | RSVP

October 25, 1:30 PM | The Climate Crisis and the Ethics of Flying, Online

This panel confronts the question of whether the globally affluent have a moral obligation, either individually or collectively, to reduce their flying in view of the large carbon emissions associated with individual plane trips. We also raise the question of whether academic associations, universities, and departments ought morally to reduce the combined professional air travel currently entailed by their activities. The panelists will present diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives on these questions and will raise related issues of accessibility, expense, and professional advancement.

Free | RSVP

October 27 – 29, 8 PM| Abby Z and the New Utility
Radioactive Practice
Meany Center

In this newest work by choreographer Abby Zbikowski, dancers of the New Utility dive head-on into the unknown, exploring complex movement that upends expectations. Radioactive Practice embodies the cultural collisions of contemporary living, testing the group’s own mental and physical limits with a hard-wiring for survival. Using movement traditions inspired by street and postmodern dance, contemporary African forms, tap, martial arts and sports, Abby Z shatters established assumptions through an arsenal of physical possibility.

UW Faculty, UW Staff, UW Retirees and UW Alumni Association (UWAA): 10% off regular-priced single tickets, subject to availability. A valid UW ID (e.g. Husky card or UWAA card) is required; limit of one ticket per valid ID | Tickets and more information

October 27, 7 PM | RIT Performance of Olav Hauge’s Poetry, UW Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and Theater 

“RIT” is a musical program featuring the poetry of Norwegian poet Olav H. Hauge as performed by Norwegian artists Reidun Horvei (voice) and Inger-Kristine Riber (keyboard and composition). The poems in this song cycle follow the seasons of the year at the same time that they mark developments in Hauge’s poetry and in his personal life.

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October 27, 10:30 AM |A Conversation with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman: Technology and the Future of Foreign Policy, online

Featured guest speakers:

  • Wendy R. Sherman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
  • Nathaniel C. Fick, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy
  • Sara Curran, (Moderator) Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

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Jews of Arab Lands | 2022 Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Fall Speaker Series, online

Collage showing historic images of Jews in lights robes and hats, with medieval map alongside

What did it mean to be a Jewish minority in an Arab-Islamic society? How did Judaism shape Islam and vice versa? What is the future of Jewish-Arab relations?

Today, Jews and Arabs sometimes seem to be entrenched in a timeless conflict. But for centuries, over 90% of the world’s Jews lived, worked, and thrived (or sometimes floundered) in the Arab

Near East.

In four talks from scholars drawing on their original research, this series will explore interactions between Jews and Arabs across fifteen hundred years of history.

  • October 26, 4 PM | Lecture 2. The Jews of Medieval Baghdad in the Abbasid Era
  • November 2, 3 PM | Lecture 3. Jews and Muslims in Colonial Algeria: Between Intimacy and Resentment
  • November 10, 3 PM | Coffeehouses, Parks, and Neighborhoods: Jews and Muslims
    in 20th-Century Cairo

Free | RSVP

Autumn Quarter: The Big Read: The New Education by Cathy Davidson

The College of Arts & Sciences is launching its “Rethinking the Academy” initiative by inviting students, faculty, and staff to join a campus-wide reading experience, followed by conversations about how we can enhance teaching and learning at the University of Washington.

Join the conversation: Register for the keynote with the author on November 14 at 1:30pm (in person or Zoom).