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February 29, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: First Wednesday Concert Series, Book Talks, Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert and more

This week, enjoy the First Wednesday Concert Series in Allen Library, be awed by Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert with Shoji Kameda, attend book talks, and more.

March 4, 2:30 – 4:30 pm | Annual Graduate Student Invited Lecturer | Know Your Place, Know Your Calling: Geography, Race, and Kant’s ‘World-Citizen’, Denny Hall

Graduate students in the Department of German Studies have invited Georgetown University Professor, Huaping Lu-Adler, author of Kant, Race, and Racism: Views from Somewhere (Oxford, 2023) to give a talk entitled: “Know Your Place, Know Your Calling: Geography, Race, and Kant’s ‘World-Citizen’”

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March 4, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | What We Talk About When We Talk About Prison – Research Presentation by Prof. Dan Berger, Brechemin Auditorium

The Department of History continues the History Colloquium Series with Dan Berger, Associate Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at the UW Bothell. Professor Berger will present their paper “What We Talk About When We Talk About Prison.” Professor Mark Letteney, Assistant Professor at the Department of History, will serve as the respondent for the paper.

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March 4, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | George H. Cady Endowed Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Professor Jeffrey R. Long, Johnson Hall

The Department of Chemistry invites Professor Jeffrey R. Long, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, to speak at the George H. Cady Endowed Lecture in Organic Chemistry.

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March 5, 7:30 pm | Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert: Shoji Kameda, Taiko drumming, Brechemin Auditorium

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Shoji Kameda leads a performance of traditional and modern taiko music. The concert features his UW students, members of UW Taiko Kai, and special guests from the Seattle Taiko Community.

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March 5, 7:30 pm | UW Modern Music Ensemble, Meany Hall

The UW Modern Music Ensemble, led by Director Cristina Valdés, performs works by Yiğit Kolat, Ania Vu, Evis Sammoutis, Chen Yi, and George Crumb. The program includes the world premiere of Spomenik I, led by UW faculty composer Yiğit Kolat.

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March 6, 12:30 pm | First Wednesday Concert Series: Students of the UW School of Music, North Allen Library Lobby

Sarah Rommel, Artist-in-Residence and cello faculty at the University of Washington, leads her students to perform in this lunchtime concert series co-hosted by UW Music and UW Libraries.

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The UW South Asia Center invites Yashica Dutt, a leading anti-caste expert, journalist, and the award-winning author of the non-fiction memoir, Coming Out as Dalit, to give a book talk. Raw and affecting, Coming Out as Dalit brings a new audience of readers into a crucial conversation about embracing Dalit identity, offering a way to change the way people think about caste in their own communities and beyond.

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March 6, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | Taiwan Lives with Niki Alsford, Thomson Hall

The UW Taiwan Studies Program welcomes Professor Niki Alsford to discuss his newest book entitled Taiwan Lives: A Social and Political History. Published by the University of Washington Press as the first book in the Taiwan and the World book series supported by UW-TSP, Taiwan Lives traces Taiwan’s complex history through the lens of colonial influences from Austronesian expansion to the economic and democratic polity it is today.

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March 6, 7:30 pm | Studio Jazz Ensemble and Modern Band, Meany Hall

The Studio Jazz Ensemble performs big band arrangements and repertory selections. The Modern Band performs innovative arrangements of jazz standards, selections from the outer limits of the genre, and new original compositions.

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March 7, 3:30- 5:00 pm | TALK | Sailing With Mr. Adams: A Sea Voyage into the Origins of US-Russian Relations, Communications Building

John Quincy Adams sailed from Boston to St. Petersburg in 1809, to begin his service as the first United States ambassador to Russia. The trip took him 80 days. This summer, along with two friends, Willard Sunderland followed his route in his own 32-foot sailboat.

Along the way, Sunderland learned something new both about the beginnings of the U.S.-Russian relationship and the connections between John Quincy’s world and our own. Learn about their trips and how a sea voyage can be an archive for seeing history differently.

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March 7, 7:30 pm | Wind Ensemble: South Korea Tour Preview Concert, with Robin McCabe and Donna Shin, Meany Hall

The UW Wind Ensemble, led by Director Timothy Salzman, performs music prepared for the group’s upcoming tour of South Korea. The program includes George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Robin McCabe playing piano); Franz Doppler: Andante et Rondo (Donna Shin and Grace Jun playing the flutes), and others. The series will also be accompanied by Eun Ju Vivianna Oh, soprano, and graduate conductors Shaun Day, Roger Wu Fu, and David Stewart.

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March 7 – 16, 2:00 or 7:30 pm | Vanity Fair, Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

In Vanity Fair, Becky, orphaned and disadvantaged, is cunning and ambitious, while Amelia, born into privilege, is well-intentioned but naive. As they each strive to secure love, success, and stability in the patriarchy of early 19th-century London they face many obstacles to their dreams.

This thrilling, highly theatrical play explores the flexibility of our morals when faced with the harsh realities of our lives. As their parallel stories unfold, the audience is forced to confront our own hypocrisy and the complexities of a world that often rewards those who break the rules.

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March 8, 1:30 – 3:00 pm | UW International Security Colloquium (UWISC): “Auditing Localized Google Search Results for Human Rights”, Gowen Hall

Rochelle Layla Terman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, will be speaking at the UWISC on “Auditing Localized Google Search Results for Human Rights.” Professor Terman will be accompanied by UW political science PhD student, Bobby Maxwell.

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March 8, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | BOOK TALK | True North Rising: My fifty-year journey with the Inuit and Dene leaders who transformed Canada’s North, Allen Library

The Canadian Studies Center will host an exciting talk featuring His Excellency Whit Fraser. In his book True North Rising, Fraser delivers a smart, touching, and astute living history of five decades that transformed the North, a span he witnessed first as a longtime CBC reporter and then through his friendships and his work with Dene and Inuit activists and leaders.

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March 8, 7:30 pm | UW Symphony with Sunny Xia, Paul Rafanelli, Meany Hall

David Alexander Rahbee conducts the University of Washington Symphony in a program of music by Eugene d’Albert, W.A. Mozart, Alexander Borodin, and Igor Stravinsky. The performance will be joined by guest conductor Sunny Xia from the Seattle Symphony and faculty bassoonist Paul Rafanelli.

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March 9, 7:30 pm | Hélène Grimaud, Meany Hall

Pianist Hélène Grimaud is a deeply passionate and committed musical artist whose pianistic accomplishments play a central role in her life. A committed wildlife conservationist, compassionate human rights activist and writer, it is through her thoughtful pianism that Grimaud most deeply touches the emotions of audiences. For this recital, she performs a moving program of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.

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Through March 10 | Time and Traditions | Activities for Kids & FamiliesBurke Museum

Join the Burke Museum for kid and family-friendly activities. Each floor will have self-directed activities and a unique theme.

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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).