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February 1, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: The Big Read, Guest Pianist Recital, Neuroinclusive Teaching Strategies, and more

This week, check out the Guest Pianist Recital with Alexandre Dossin, learn about neurodiverse teaching strategies with Hala Annabi, attend The Big Read hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, and more.

February 6, 7:30 pm | Guest Pianist Recital: Alexandre Dossin, University of Oregon, Brechemin Auditorium

The School of Music has invited pianist Alexandre Dossin from the University of Oregon for a solo recital.

Alexandre Dossin is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russia) and holds a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. He was assistant of Sergei Dorensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Willliam Race and Gregory Allen at UT-Austin.

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February 6, 5:00 – 6:20 pm | War in the Middle East Lecture: The ‘New Elites’ of X: Identifying the Most Influential Accounts Engaged in Hamas/Israel Discourse, Husky Union Building

Join the Jackson School of International Studies for a talk and discussion on The ‘New Elites’ of X: Identifying the Most Influential Accounts Engaged in Hamas/Israel Discourse, featuring Kate Starbird, Mert Bayar, and Mike Caulfield.

This event is part of War in the Middle East, a series of talks and discussions on the aftermath of October 7, the war in Gaza, and responses worldwide.

Recordings of past lectures are available on the event landing page.

Free | RSVP & More info

February 7, 7:00 pm | HISTORY LECTURE SERIES | Homes for Some: Seattle’s History of Housing and Racial Exclusion, Kane Hall

Seattle has a long history of policies and practices that prevented people of certain racial and religious backgrounds from buying, renting, or occupying homes in many parts of the city and surrounding areas. Starting with the 1865 ordinance that banned Indigenous people, Professor James Gregory details this history of exclusion by showing how it was implemented through laws, zoning, deed restrictions, redlining, urban renewal, and other governmental actions and through the organized efforts of real estate professionals, banks, and neighborhood associations. The excluded often fought back, and some forms of resistance including campaigns by Black, Japanese American, Chinese American, and Filipino American community groups will be examined. Finally, this talk will also assess the way this history shapes the present, highlighting continuing patterns of housing exclusion and ongoing efforts to open opportunities, including discussion of the 2023 Covenant Homeownership Account Act – HB 1474 that proposes compensation to victims of racial restrictive covenants and other forms of state sanctioned housing discrimination. Introduced by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Dianne Harris.

Recordings of each lecture will be made available on the Department of History website.

Free | More info & Registration


February 7, 12:30 pm | First Wednesday Concert Series: Students of the UW School of Music, North Allen Library Lobby

The UW School of Music students will perform in this lunchtime concert series co-hosted by UW Music and UW Libraries.

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February 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Teaching Strategies that Serve Neurodiverse Students, Zoom

Hala Annabi, Associate Professor in the UW Information School, will discuss how instructors can apply neuroinclusive teaching practices. By recognizing neurodiversity and leveraging the unique strengths that neurodiverse students bring to the classroom, instructors can enhance individual and group learning, foster problem-solving, and help students develop critical thinking skills. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of the key principles of neuroinclusive teaching.

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February 8, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | LECTURE | SherAli Tareen | Perilous Intimacies: Debating Hindu-Muslim Friendship After Empire, Thomson Hall

Perilous Intimacies explores how leading South Asian Muslim thinkers imagined and contested the boundaries of Hindu-Muslim friendship. This book illuminates the depth, complexity, and profound divisions of the Muslim intellectual traditions of South Asia on the question of Hindu-Muslim friendship. This talk will engage some key fragments of this recently published book.

SherAli Tareen is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin & Marshall College. His research focuses on Muslim intellectual traditions and debates in early modern and modern South Asia. He has also written extensively on the interaction of Islam and secularism.

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February 20, 1:00 pm | The Big Read: Keynote Conversation with the Author, Husky Union Building South Ballroom

The College of Arts & Sciences welcomes the UW community of faculty, staff, and students to participate in the second annual “Big Read.”

Tune into the conversation with Dr. Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League and author of Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What is Human in a World of Machines and Dr. Emily M. Bender, UW Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Master’s Program in Computational Linguistics.

Free | More info & Registration

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