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March 21, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Calder Quartet, Psychology Colloquium, Black Girls (Re)Creating Space through Digital Practice and more

This week, attend the Psychology Loucks Colloquium, visit the Henry Art Gallery for Martine Gutierrez’s Monsen Photography Lecture, hear from Ashleigh Greene Wade on “Where Can We Be? Black Girls (Re)Creating Space through Digital Practice” and more.

March 27, 12:30 – 1:30 pm | TALK | Arctic Ambitions: Navigating Arctic Security Challenges, Husky Union Building

Join the Jackson School of International Studies for a talk with Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Hamilton, a UW U.S. Army War College Fellow 2023-2024. Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Hamilton will be joined by Nadine Fabbi, UW Director, Canadian Studies Center and Arctic and International Relations, and Chair, Arctic Studies Minor, at the UW.

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March 27, 3:30 – 4:20 pm | Psychology Loucks Colloquium with Emily Jacobs, Kincaid Hall or Zoom

The Department of Psychology, led by faculty host Ariel Rokem and student host Mckenzie Hagen, invites Dr. Emily Jacobs, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara, to speak at the Psychology Loucks Colloquium.

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March 27, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | “Where Can We Be? Black Girls (Re)Creating Space through Digital Practice” | Communications Colloquium by Ashleigh Greene Wade, Communication Building

The Communication Department invites Ashleigh Greene Wade, assistant professor of Media Studies and African American Studies at the University of Virginia, to discuss: “Where Can We Be? Black Girls (Re)Creating Space through Digital Practice.”

Through this lecture, Wade will answer the question of how Black girls can carve out spaces for themselves within sociocultural contexts that encourage their silence and erasure. Wade shows how Black girls deploy digital content creation as a way to (re)structure their spatial realities, thereby expanding places where they can simply be.

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March 27, 5:00 – 9:00 pm | From Security Threats to Emerging Tech: U.S-Japan-South Korean Trilateral Relations, Kane Hall

Join the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) in partnership with the Center for Korea Studies (CKS) for a two-part panel series that examines trilateral cooperation in several key areas. Bringing together experts from all three countries, the two panels will explore, respectively, trilateral security cooperation in regard to North Korea and the broader Indo-Pacific region as well as trilateral cooperation on economic security, emerging technologies, and development finance.

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March 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | A Spark of King David: The Musical Poetry of Rabbi Israel Najara Then and Now, Kane Hall

Can an early modern religious Hebrew poet remain relevant to contemporary audiences? Join the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies to hear from Professor Edwin Seroussi why Rabbi Najara’s poetry of hope and redemption has persisted in synagogues, in Jewish homes, and on Israeli pop stages to this very day.

March 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | LECTURE | Sonic Ruins of Modernity: Ladino Folksongs Today, Kane Hall

“Ruins” are the remnants of past civilizations that modern people objectify, manipulate, reproduce, reconstruct, and sell as artifacts. As sites of remembrance, “ruins” are also visual constructions of the past that can be visited and experienced in the present.

Drawing on his forthcoming book, Sonic Ruins of Modernity: Judeo-Spanish Folksongs Today, musicologist Edwin Seroussi will examine the “ruinization” of a repertoire of Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) folksongs, transmitted by Sephardic Jews.

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March 28, 7:30 pm | Calder Quartet with Antoine Hunter’s Urban Jazz Dance Company | The Mind’s Ear: Motion Beyond Silence, Meany Hall

The Calder Quartet joins choreographer and Deaf advocate Antoine Hunter for an imaginative and joyful collaboration of chamber music and dance. Developed by the Quartet and Hunter, and featuring dancers Hunter and Zahna Simon, The Mind’s Ear draws inspiration from the collaboration between Merce Cunningham and John Cage, as well as the musical interchange between Julius Eastman and Cage. The program also offers a poignant insight into Beethoven’s Quartet No. 13, written when his deafness had a profound impact on his life and work.

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March 29, 12:30 – 1:30 pm | 2023-2024 Turkish & Ottoman Studies Program Talk Series – Busra Demirkol, Ph.C, Denny Hall

The Department of Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures invites Busra Demirkol, PhD student studying Near and Middle Eastern Studies, to give a lecture for the Turkish & Ottoman Studies Program Talk series.

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March 29, 3:30 – 5:30 pm | Colloquium: Arthur Obst, Allen Thompson, Emma Maris, Livestream

Arthur Obst, Allen Thompson, Emma Maris are invited to speak at the Department of Philosophy’s colloquium.

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March 29, 7:30 pm | Guest Artist Concert: Mivos Quartet, Music of UW Composers, Meany Hall

Acclaimed new music group the Mivos Quartet, dubbed by the Chicago Reader as “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles,” will perform works by Joël-François Durand and other UW faculty composers in this guest artist performance.

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March 30 – July 28 | Martine Gutierrez: Monsen Photography Lecture, Henry Art Gallery  

Martine Gutierrez is a transdisciplinary artist, performing, writing, composing, and directing elaborate narrative scenes that subvert pop-cultural tropes in the exploration of identity. Through works created in diverse media—music videos, billboard campaigns, episodic films, photographs, live performance artworks, and publications —Gutierrez investigates identity as both a social construct and an authentic expression of self. These complex intersections are innate to Gutierrez’s own multicultural upbringing as a first-generation artist of Indigenous descent and as an LGBTQ ally.

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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).