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March 17, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Strings for Peace, Curator Tour: Thick as Mud, University Lecture and more

Start the spring season by listening to Strings for Peace, explore how mud animates relationships at the Henry Art Gallery, attend the anticipated University Faculty Lecture and more.


March 24, 8:00 PM | Strings for Peace, Meany Hall

A Concert with Amjad Ali Khan, Sharon Isbin, Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash. Amjad Ali Khan is an undisputed virtuoso of the sarod and one of India’s most celebrated classical musicians. Performing with his talented sons, this first family of the sarod represents seven generations of sarod players and musicians. In Strings for Peace, Khan and his sons are joined by Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin. By interweaving the two distinct worlds of Spanish guitar and Indian ragas, these legendary artists make an eloquent and impassioned call for harmony across cultures.

$38 Tickets | More info. and tickets

March 25, 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Curator Tour: Thick as Mud, Henry Art Gallery

Join Henry Art Gallery curator Nina Bozicnik for a tour of Thick as Mud, an exhibition that explores how mud animates relationships between people and place through the work of eight contemporary artists. Bozicnik will share insights into the concepts, ideas, and works within the exhibition, with time for questions and conversation.

Nina Bozicnik is a curator at the Henry Art Gallery, where she has organized multiple solo and group exhibitions. Bozicnik’s curatorial work takes multiple forms and has recently included the multi-disciplinary colloquium Bugs & Beasts Before the Law, organized on the occasion of the artist duo Bambitchell’s exhibition of the same name; and programming in conjunction with the pilot year of the Henry’s artist fellowship program, designed to facilitate dynamic exchange between visiting artists and the University of Washington community.

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March 29, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | GWSS Spring Colloquium: Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Report, Meany Hall

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Ph.D. students, Ramon Johnson and Keila Taylor, report back on the knowledge and insight they gained as participants in this year’s Duke Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW). An annual event, now in its 16th year, the FTW promotes diverse dialogue among scholars of feminist theory, bringing together internationally recognized keynote speakers and emerging young scholars to engage in lively and focused debate. This year’s workshop featured feminist luminaries, including: Roderick Ferguson, LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Sayak Valencia, Nat Raha, and Mijke van der Drift.

Free | More info.

March 29, 5:30 – 6:30 PM |University Faculty Lecture: Rocking the World of Physics, HUB or livestream

The theory of how the universe works may be imperfect. In this faculty lecture, UW Physics Professor David W. Hertzog will explore how scientists are using subatomic particles called muons to do some detective work. A collaborative experiment involving UW researchers showed muons behaving differently than predicted — another clue to help solve the mystery. Come hear the rest of this story.

Winner of the UW 2022 University Faculty Lecture Award, David W. Hertzog is the Arthur B. McDonald Distinguished Professor of Physics and director of the UW Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics.

Free | More info.

March 30, 7:30 – 9:00 PM | Ukraine and Russia: A Conversation with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Kane Hall

A moderated discussion featuring former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch who authored the New York Times best-selling memoir, “Lessons from the Edge,” and veteran Moscow correspondent Carol J. Williams.

Ambassador (ret.) Marie Yovanovitch is currently a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a non-Resident Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University. A Career Member of the Senior U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Yovanovitch has earned the Senior Foreign Service Performance Award eight times and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award on nine occasions. She is the recipient of two Presidential Distinguished Service Awards and the Secretary’s Diplomacy in Human Rights Award.

Moderator, Carol J. Williams (UW ’77), is a retired foreign correspondent who covered revolution and war for 30-plus years for Associated Press and Los Angeles Times. She has reported from more than 80 countries, with a focus on USSR/Russia and Eastern Europe.

Free |  RSVP required

April 11-18 | Teaching & Learning Symposium, Kane Hall

This tri-campus Teaching & Learning Symposium showcases the UW’s vibrant teaching community and UW instructors’ new and exciting work in the classroom.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Sustainable Teaching.” The concept of sustainability has the potential to inform our teaching in exciting ways. It might lead us toward practices that better support the well-being of students and instructors. It might focus our efforts on strategies that sustain student interest and make learning “stick.” Or we might use the concept to explore green practices that reduce the impact our teaching has on the planet.

Free | More info.

Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).