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February 22, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: War in the Middle East Lecture Series, Dance Majors Concert, Borden Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry, and more

This week, attend the War in the Middle East Lecture Series, check out the Dance Majors Concert, listen to the Weston and Sheila Borden Endowed Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry, and more.

February 26, 7:30 pm | Baroque Ensemble: Telemannia, Brechemin Auditorium

The UW Baroque Ensemble, led by director Tekla Cunningham, will perform works by Telemann and Couperin, including two of Telemann’s Paris quartets, the orchestral suite La Bizarre and François Couperin’s L’apothéose de Corelli.

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February 27, 2:00 pm | Chamber Music Showcase, Brechemin Auditorium

Student chamber groups, coached by UW Strings faculty, will perform an end-of-quarter recital.

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February 27, 5:00 – 6:20 pm | War in the Middle East Lecture | Israel-Hamas: Will this be the Last War?, Architecture Hall


Join the Jackson School of International Studies for a talk and discussion on Israel-Hamas: Will this be the Last War? The lecture features Daniel C. Kurtzer, retired Ambassador to Egypt and Israel and Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University.

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.

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February 27, 7:30 pm | Concert, Campus, and Symphonic Bands: Winds of the World, Meany Hall

The UW Concert, Campus, and Symphonic Bands will present “Winds of the World,” performing music by Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Samuel Barber, Jan Van der Roost, Yasuhide Ito, John Mackey, and others.

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February 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Reimagining Care: The Pandemic’s Impact on What it Means to be a ‘Good Nurse’, Parrington Hall

The Department of Sociology invites Dr. LaTonya Trotter, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, to explore what it means to be a nurse in terms of crafting a nursing a career and balancing competing obligations in the pursuit of being “a good nurse.”

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February 28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Weston and Sheila Borden Endowed Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry: Prof. Greg Voth, Johnson Hall

Professor Gred Voth is invited to the Weston and Sheila Borden Endowed Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry to speak about “Overcoming the Multiscale Challenge for Biomolecular Systems.”

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February 29, 2:00 – 4:30 pm | Winter Film Series: The Nasty Girl, Denny Hall

The Department of German Studies is hosting a film screening of The Nasty Girl for the Winter Film Series. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it mischievously tells the story of a young woman who sets out to research the altruism of her Bavarian town and the Catholic Church during the war, and ends up deeply confused by what she finds out.

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February 29 – March 3 | Dance Majors Concert, Meany Hall

The annual Dance Majors Concert will present 6 student-choreographed works in the styles of contemporary ballet, hip-hop, and modern dance. Exploring themes of femininity, self discovery, love, and forgiveness, the students conceive their own visions and then collaborate with lighting and costume designers to bring their pieces to life onstage. Come and experience the premieres of these creative original works.

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February 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Stice Feminist Scholar of Social Justice: Sumangala Damodaran, “Music for social change in India, 1940-now: Songs in five Indian languages, with anecdotes about their context, their creators”, Brechemin Auditorium

Join the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies for an enriching evening of songs and historical insights as Dr. Sumangala Damodaran, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and Stice Lecturer, takes the stage. Drawing upon extensive research on the Indian People’s Theatre Association, a progressive group of artists integral to the anti-colonial struggle, she will present a musical journey with annotations.

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February 29, 12:00 – 2:00 pm | SocSem: Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, Savery Hall

Professor Elizabeth Korver-Glenn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on racial inequality within the urban community. Professor Korver-Glenn studies how contemporary cities and markets reproduce racial inequality as well as how public policy maintains or can mitigate such inequality. To date, her research has focused on urban housing and rental markets using qualitative research methods.

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March 1, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Center for Environmental Politics, The Duck Family Colloquium Series: “Higher Education and Sustainability”, Gowen Hall

Join the Department of Political Science for the Duck Family Colloquium Series with Patricia Bromley, Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, on “Higher Education and Sustainability.”

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March 1, 7:30 pm | Chamber Singers and University Chorale with UW Opera Workshop: “Scatter, Gather”, Meany Hall

In the first half of this program, the Chamber Singers (Geoffrey Boers, director) and singers from the UW Opera Workshop perform Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Les arts florissants. In the second half of the program, the Chamber Singers and University Chorale (Giselle Wyers, director) present “Scatter, Gather,” a celebration of choral music traditions of the Pacific Rim and beyond.

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March 2, 3:00 pm | Campus Philharmonia, Meany Hall

The Campus Philharmonia will present its Winter Quarter concert. Daren Weissfisch and Ryan Farris conduct.

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March 2, 7:30 pm | Composition Studio, Brechemin Auditorium

The UW Composition Program presents a concert of works by UW student and alumni composers.

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Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Kathrine Braseth (kbraseth@uw.edu).