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November 3, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Assessing the 2022 Midterm Election Results With Implications for the Next Two Years and for 2024, Empires Strick Back: Football and Colonialism, and more

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

Highlights of current and upcoming exhibitions: 

October 27 – November 23 | Miha Sarani: Amends, Art Building

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to host Seattle artist Miha Sarani. This exhibition is a broad survey of Sarani’s work, focusing on portraiture while also reflecting his Slovenian heritage.

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)

November 7, 6 PM | Global Challenges/Interdisciplinary Answers: Let’s think together about the power of place and care, online or HUB

Our annual public event draws from different stories and areas of knowledge to collaboratively consider a problem that’s keeping students up at night. Honors students, staff and faculty invite our broader community on campus and beyond to join our conversation on the power (and politics) of place.

With passionate speakers from public health, sociology, ethnic studies, geography, and history, we’ll explore how communities respond to systems and events that disrupt relationships to place (like colonialism, war, climate change, or global pandemics); explore how people and communities sustain themselves in the face of such displacements through creative adaptation and collective care; and find opportunities to honor the radical placemaking work of vulnerable communities and coalitions who are leading the way.

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).

November 8, 7:30 PM |Daniil Trifonov, Meany Center

Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent since he premiered at Meany in 2013. The Grammy-winning pianist was catapulted to international fame after winning medals in three prestigious competitions — Warsaw Chopin, Tel Aviv Rubinstein and Moscow Tchaikovsky — and has been named Artist of the Year by Musical America (2019) and Gramophone (2016). He inspires audiences with a combination of rare sensitivity, depth of expression and consummate technique. His return to Meany in a recital of Mozart, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Scriabin is a musical event not to be missed.

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

November 8, 7:30 PM | Frontiers of Physics: Understanding our Universe from Deep Underground with 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics Professor Arthur B. McDonaldKane Hall or online

Art McDonald Portrait

By creating clean, ultra-low radioactivity laboratories deep underground to avoid cosmic rays, it is possible to study very fundamental questions about our Universe. These include studies of the tiniest fundamental particles called neutrinos and of Dark Matter, a very important but still mysterious component of the Universe. Dark Matter has only been revealed so far through gravitational effects but represents five times as much mass as the type of matter from which we are composed, It has had a strong influence on how the Universe has evolved since the Big Bang. Experiments to investigate these topics will be described, including the Nobel-Prize-Winning Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment in which University of Washington scientists played a major role.

Free | More info.

November 9, noon | Empires Strick Back: Football and Colonialism, online

In anticipation of the 2022 World Cup, the Department of History presents this panel discussion which will examine the connections between colonialism and the game of football/soccer.

Chris Tounsel, Associate Professor of History, UW (moderator)
Molly Yanity, Associate Professor of Journalism, Quinnipiac University
Anand Yang, Professor of History, UW

Free | RSVP

November 10, 5:30 PM| Korean Peninsula Forum 2022: US-South Korean Relations and the Crisis of International Order, Kane Hall or online

The Center for Korea Studies and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle will host the Korean Peninsula Forum 2022. This year’s forum will include two keynote speakers, Dr. Sang-hyun Lee of the Sejong Institute, and Mr. Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations. The two will discuss how the United States perceives of democracy in South Korea and vice-versa, the role of democracy in US-South Korean bilateral relations, and how US-South Korean relations are changing in light of geopolitical turmoil.

Professor Emeritus Kenneth B. Pyle (University of Washington) and Assistant Professor James Lin (University of Washington) will join Mr. Snyder and Professor Lee as discussants for the forum. Professor Yong-Chool Ha (University of Washington) will moderate the forum, adding his political science expertise to the discussion.

Free | RSVP

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.

  • November 10, 3 PM | Coffeehouses, Parks, and Neighborhoods: Jews and Muslims
    in 20th-Century Cairo

Free | RSVP

November 10, 8 PM | Sō Percussion with Caroline Shaw, Meany Center

Sō Percussion and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw combine forces for a powerful new set of co-composed music in Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part. Shaw’s faultless ear for melody and harmony, united with Sō’s rhythmic invention and compositional experimentation, create an imaginative world of sonic richness. It is a journey across the landscape of the soul, told through the medium of distinctly contemporary songs. Also on the program is Jason Treuting’s remarkably beautiful and ethereal work, Amid the Noise.

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

November 14, 5 PM | Assessing the 2022 Midterm Election Results With Implications for the Next Two Years and for 2024, Online

Please join us a week after the general elections for a roundtable discussion of what the election results portend for national and state policymaking over the next two years, and for the 2024 Presidential election race. Speakers include Scott Lemieux, Becca Thorpe, and Mark Smith moderated by John Wilkerson.

Free | More info.