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April 21, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Public Lectures, Art Exhibitions, Music Project Festival and more

This week, attend the annual Schiedel Lecture, learn about the transactional relationship between mental health research and care, enjoy the Improvised Music Project Festival held by UW students and faculty and more.

April 25, 6:00 – 7:30 PM | 2023 Scheidel Lecture: How We Create Time Through Communication with Dr. Dawna Ballard, Kane Hall

A long-standing tradition since 1998, this event honors Professor Thomas Scheidel’s lifetime of scholarship, teaching, and academic leadership by bringing distinguished scholars to the UW Department of Communication to meet and engage with faculty and students who are pursuing advanced studies in communication.

In this talk, Dr. Ballard will illuminate how time is created through communication design, a process of intervening in human activity to enable certain forms of communication and avoid others.

Free | More info and Registration

April 26, 7:00 – 9:00 PM | 16th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures: The Transactional Relationship between Mental Health Research and Care, Kane Hall & Live Stream

This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards. Professor Allen Edwards was affiliated with the University of Washington Department of Psychology for half of a century, from his arrival in Seattle in 1944 as an Associate Professor to his death in 1994. Professor Allen Edwards endowed the Edwards Lectureship to bring nationally and internationally renowned psychologists to campus for short visits to interact with faculty and students.

Free | More info

April 27, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Taking Care: Collections Conversations, Henry Art Gallery

As part of the Henry’s exhibition Taking Care: Collection Support Studio, this series of conversations amongst museum professionals specializing in collections will take place in the museum’s South Gallery.

Visitors will be joined by a panel of collections managers who will discuss caring for different types of collections.

Free | More info and Registration

April 27, 7:30 PM | Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band: New Beginnings, Meany Hall 

The UW Wind Ensemble (Timothy Salzman, director) and Symphonic Band (Shaun Day, director) present “New Beginnings,” a concert of music by Jacques Press, Jennifer Jolley, Ida Gotkovsky, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Eric Ewazen, and Nancy Galbraith. With guest soloists Miho Takekawa, marimba; and Kiwa Mizutani, piano; and guest conductor Anita Kumar.

$10 Tickets | More info and Tickets

April 27, 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Jane Mikkelson, “Crossings: Translation as Comparative Religion on the Banks of the Ganges”, Communications Building

This talk introduces a concept of translation developed by the Indo-Persian poet-philosopher Bidel of Delhi. In his autobiography and narrative poems, Bidel advocates for a form of practical comparison he calls crossings.

As Bidel unfolds this concept’s multilayered connotations, crossings emerges as an open-minded, humane, and creative endeavor to understand another tradition through translation and imaginative comparison. This practice of crossings is something that anyone, regardless of their religious affiliation, education, and social status, can and should attempt to undertake.

This is a UW Translation Studies Hub event.

Free | More info

April 28, 7:30 PM | UW Symphony and Concerto Competition Winners, Meany Hall

David Alexander Rahbee conducts the UW Symphony and winners of the 2023 UW Concerto Competition in a program of music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Alfred Desenclos, Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz, Franz Schmidt, and Richard Wagner. Featuring Concerto Competition winners Dalma Ashby, violin; Katie Zundel, baritone saxophone; and Michael Gu, piano. With Daren Weissfisch and Ryan Farris, assistant conductors.

$10 Tickets | More info and Tickets

April 28 – 29, 7:30 PM | Improvised Music Project Festival (IMPFest), Meany Hall

The School of Music and the student-run Improvised Music Project present the annual Improvised Music Project Festival (IMPFEST), featuring two evenings of distinct performances by the UW Music students, faculty, and guests. Featured artists for IMPFest 2023 are composer/pianist (and 2023 GRAMMY winner) Kris Davis and multi-instrumentalist/composer Michael Libramento. 

$15 – $20 Tickets| More info and Tickets

April 28, 12:30 – 1:30 PM | An Author Meets Critic Event: Featuring Rawan Arar and David FitzGerald, Hans Rosling Building

An author meets critic event featuring The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach, a new book by Rawan Arar and David FitzGerald.

Some people facing violence and persecution flee. Others stay. How do households in danger decide who should go, where to relocate, and whether to keep moving? What are the conditions in countries of origin, transit, and reception that shape people’s options? This incisive book tells the story of how one Syrian family, spread across several countries, tried to survive the civil war and live in dignity. This story forms a backdrop to explore and explain the refugee system.

Presenting a sharp analysis of refugee structures worldwide, this book offers invaluable insights for students and scholars of international migration and refugee studies across the social sciences, as well as policy makers and those involved in refugee and asylum work.

Free | More info

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