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March 31, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Faculty Concerts, Women’s Liberation Movement Book Talk, Dover Quartet and more

This week, head to Meany Hall for the Grammy-nominated Dover Quartet performance, learn about Seattle’s radical women’s liberation movement of the 60s and 70s from Barbara Winslow, celebrate Arab American Heritage Month and more.


April 4, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Energy Security in Europe: Current and Future Challenges, Thomson Hall and Zoom

As the European Union and member states create swiftly changing policies affecting clean energy initiatives, their energy decisions show significant variability. Recent events emphasize both the need for and the challenges to establishing a unified approach to securing supply for EU states and for improving energy independence within the EU. As emerging technology revolutionizes energy markets, it has never been more important for European countries to synchronize their standards on protecting critical energy infrastructure, including electric grids, Smart Grids, gas pipeline sensors and wind and solar technologies.

This symposium will showcase cutting-edge research on where the European Union is headed on energy security and what the U.S. and the EU can learn from each other.

Free | More info.

April 6, 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM | Marhaba, Burke Museum

April is Arab American Heritage Month. Marhaba or مرحبا is ‘hello’ in Arabic. All are welcome on this passport journey through the Burke Museum to learn more about how Arab inventions and research have helped shape American and Washingtonian lives.

Free | More info.

April 6, 7:30 PM | Faculty Concert: Robin and Rachelle McCabe, piano; Double Play, Meany Hall

Pianists Robin and Rachelle McCabe return to the Meany stage to perform Brahms’s magisterial two piano arrangement of his F minor quintet as well as music by Ravel and Prokofiev in this spirited display of sisterly chemistry.

Robin McCabe was selected by Seattle Magazine as one of 17 current and past University of Washington professors who have had an impact on life in the Pacific Northwest. In 2005, to celebrate its 100th year as an institution, The Juilliard School selected McCabe as one of 100 alumni from 20,000 currently living to be profiled in its centenary publication recognizing distinction and accomplishments in the international world of music, dance, and theater. Today she is a highly- sought teacher at the University of Washington, with students from around the world seeking admission to her studio.

$10 – $20 Tickets | More info and Tickets

April 6, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | The Women’s Liberation Movement in Seattle; Book Talk with Barbara Winslow, Communications Building

Barbara Winslow, a UW alum and campus activist, tells the story of the radical women’s liberation movement in Seattle during the 1960s and 1970s from the perspective of its founding members. In this preview of her book Revolutionary Feminists, she brings the voices and visions of those she calls the movement’s “ecstatic utopians” to life, charting their short-term successes and lasting achievements. Despite these achievements, she also critiques the failure of its White members to listen to Black, Latina, Indigenous, and AAPI feminist activists. Reflecting on the movement’s accomplishments and shortcomings, Winslow offers a model for contemporary feminist activism.

Barbara Winslow received a BA, MA, and PhD from the UW Department of History, helped found the UW Women Studies Program, taught a course at the UW called Political Theories of Feminism, and was a revolutionary feminist activist at UW and in Seattle.

Free | More info.

April 6, 4:00 – 6:30 PM | Cherokee Earth Dwellers: Stories and Teachings of the Natural World, Intellectual House

Celebrate the publication of Cherokee Earth Dwellers: Stories and Teachings of the Natural World with Christopher B. Teuton, professor and chair of the Department of American Indian Studies, joined by contributors Larry Shade and MaryBeth Timothy.

This book presents teachings about the body, mind, spirit, and wellness that have been shared for generations. From clouds to birds, oceans to quarks, this expansive Cherokee view of nature reveals a living, communicative world and humanity’s role within it.

Free | More info.

April 7, 7:30 PM | Faculty Concert: Carrie Shaw; The Weight of Sweetness, Songs for All the Senses, Meany Hall

Selected from 689 applicants from 44 countries, composer Chris Trapani was awarded the Barlow commission for a new song cycle to be premiered by an elite quartet of sopranos, including the UW’s own Carrie Shaw. Hear the premiere of this major contribution to American art song, alongside works by living composers from around the world in her program “The Weight of Sweetness: Songs for All the Senses.” Shaw is joined onstage by faculty colleagues Bonnie Whiting, percussion; Cristina Valdés, piano; and Andrew Romanick, piano and vocoder.

$10 – $20 Tickets| More info. and Tickets

April 11, 7:30 PM | Dover Quartet, Meany Hall

After their stunning sweep at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has rapidly become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. Known for expressive interpretations and a deep musical connection, the Grammy-nominated group has been honored with an Avery Fisher Career Grant and awards from Chamber Music America and Lincoln Center. In addition, they are Ensemble in Residence at their alma mater, the renowned Curtis Institute of Music.

Their much-anticipated performance includes music by Amy Beach, Antonín Dvořák and George Walker. The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.

$43 Tickets | More info and Tickets

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