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March 24, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Spring Art Exhibitions, The Motherboard Suite, and more

This week, join fellow art lovers at the Henry Art Gallery for new spring exhibits, watch as The Motherboard Suite brings to life music, and much more.

March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 PM |Public Opening: Spring Exhibitions, Henry Art Gallery

New art is waiting to be enjoyed at the Henry Art Gallery. Join in celebration of the Henry’s latest exhibitions: Sarah Cain: Day after day on this beautiful stage and Taking Care: Collection Support Studio. Thick as Mud will also be on view. Enjoy the new art installations, drinks, and music with fellow art lovers.

Free | More info.

March 31, 12:30 – 1:30 PM | The Effect of COVID Infection on Infant Health: Trends over the Course of the Pandemic, Parrington Hall and Zoom

Examine the changing impact of COVID infection on infant health, through which the pandemic could have lasting intergenerational effects. The SARS virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease has taken a large toll on population health including mortality, morbidity, and long-term disability. Over time the impact of the virus has evolved, as new variants have emerged and vaccines and therapeutic alternatives have become available.

Learn how researchers used unique population-level data, universal information on maternal infection during pregnancy, and a siblings-fixed-effects approach, to find a large impact of maternal COVID infection on several measures of infant health. These findings highlight the need to monitor the changing consequences of COVID infection over time and the importance of vaccination to reduce the burden of infection on vulnerable populations.

Free | More info.

April 1, 8:00 PM | The Motherboard Suite, Meany Hall

The West Coast premiere of The Motherboard Suite brings to life a suite of music by musician, poet, actor Saul Williams. Directed by Bill T. Jones, this non-linear work is performed by Saul and his musical collaborators, and features seven choreographers — Maria Bauman, Kayla Farrish, Marjani Forté-Saunders, d. Sabela grimes, Jasmine Hearn, Shamel Pitts|TRIBE and Seattle choreographer Jade Solomon Curtis. Each choreographer is invited into the world of Williams’ exploration at the intersection of technology and race, exploitation and mystical anarchy, where hackers are artists and activists.

Tickets $28 | More info.

April 3, 4:00 PM |Sarah Zaides Rosen on “Trevye’s Ottoman Daughter”, Zoom

Trace the story of 19th- and 20th-century Russian Jews who left the Pale of Settlement, crossed the Black Sea and arrived in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), all in the twilight years of the Russian and Ottoman Empires, during this talk with historian and Stroum Center for Jewish Studies’ Associate Director, Sarah Zaides Rosen.

This talk will introduce listeners not only to a fascinating Jewish community where Sephardic Jews were the majority (and Ashkenazi Jews the minority), but also to the ways Sephardic Jews responded to a refugee crisis, and in turn how they contended with contemporary political ideas, including Zionism.

Centered on the book “Tevye’s Ottoman Daughter: Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews at the End of Empire“, Sarah will discuss Jewish identity in the late Ottoman world, and the ways in which Zionism was being debated and interpreted in the late Ottoman context.

Free | More info.

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).