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March 28, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: DXARTS Time and Time Again Exhibition, Meany Hall Concert, Colloquium Lectures and more

This week, head to the Henry Art Gallery for the Freedom in Failure: “That’s how the light gets in” program, learn how virtual reality platforms can advance personalized treatment options for patients, visit the DXARTS gallery for Time and Time Again, and more.

April 3, 12:30 pm | First Wednesday Concert Series: Students of the UW School of Music, North Allen Library Lobby

Students of the UW School of Music perform in this lunchtime concert series co-hosted by UW Music and UW Libraries.

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April 3, 12:30 – 1:30 pm | TALK | Security Force Assistance Brigades: Generating, Employing and Sustaining, Husky Union Building

Join the Jackson School of International Studies for a talk featuring Colonel Nate Strohm, UW US Army War College Fellow 2023-2024 on the evolution and future of Security Force Assistance Brigades in the military. This talk will be followed by a discussion with Colonel Nate Strohm.

Colonel Nathan “Nate” Strohm is a career logistician who has served in multiple tactical logistics units, brigade combat teams, command positions, and in strategic staff positions on both the Army Staff and the Joint Staff.

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April 3, 3:30 – 4:20 pm | Psychology Loucks Colloquium with Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of Rochester, Kincaid Hall or Zoom

The Department of Psychology invites Associate Professor Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez from the University of Rochester to speak about his research on understanding the brain mechanisms underlying discrimination of threat, safety, and reward within a context.

Suarez-Jimenez’s research specifically focuses on developing and validating innovative virtual reality (VR) tasks to study brain mechanisms of complex behavior.

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April 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Simon Benjamin: A Bolt from the Blue – Opening Reception, Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery presents the Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency exhibition featuring the 2024 resident artist Simon Benjamin. A Bolt from the Blue is an exhibition curated as a living space of temporal contemplation that continues Simon Benjamin’s research of the sea and coastal areas as connected sites of colonial legacy. Through video installation, painting, sculpture, and photography we are immersed in the artist’s visual, sound, and material vocabularies on relational community histories alongside objects of inquiry.

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April 3, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Chinese Characters across Asia: Continuity and Transformation in Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, Kane Hall

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature invites professor Zev Handel to explain how the building blocks of the Chinese script were adapted to represent the words and sounds of Japanese via their transformation into the scripts known as kanji and kana.

Through this lecture, the audience will learn the similarities and differences between the Chinese writing and alphabetic writing, what happened to Chinese-character writing in Korea and Vietnam, and why today Japanese is the only one of these languages that still uses Chinese characters in its writing.

April 4 – 26 | Time and Time Again, Leo Nuñez & Juan Pampin, DXARTS Gallery

Time and Time Again is a collaborative installation by artists Leo Nuñez and Juan Pampin. The work is a playful exploration of the cyclical and catastrophic aspects of the Argentine economy. Organized into four interrelated pieces, the installation invites visitors to immerse themselves in a chaotic world of data-driven flashbacks, monetary bicycle rides, and circular financial ruins.

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April 5, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | Geography Colloquium: Charlotte Coté | tiičʕaqƛ: Nurturing Pathways to Holistic Health and Community Wellbeing through Indigenous Food Sovereignty”, Smith Hall

The Department of Geography invites Charlotte Coté, professor in the Department of American Indian Studies, to speak at this Geography Colloquium.

In her new book, A Drum in One Hand, A Sockeye in the Other, Coté shares many stories from her personal life and stories shared with her about Tseshaht and Northwest Coast Indigenous food traditions. Through these stories, Dr. Coté wants readers to understand why her community of Tseshaht, and Indigenous peoples worldwide, are revitalizing their foodways and reconnecting with their haʔum, cultural food, by enacting food sovereignty.

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April 5, 1:30 – 3:00 pm | UW International Security Colloquium (UWISC): “Internal Security and Chinese Grand Strategy”, Gowen Hall

Associate Professor Sheena Chestnut Greitens at the University of Texas, Austin, will speak on internal security and Chinese grand strategy for this University of Washington International Security Colloquium.

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April 6, 3:00 – 4:30 pm | Freedom in Failure: “That’s how the light gets in”, Henry Art Gallery

Inspired by the process of regeneration and rebirth embodied in Raúl de Nieves: A window to the see, a spirit star chiming in the wind of wonder…, currently on view at the Henry Art Gallery, the gallery will conjure the power and possibilities of imminent failure in an experimental combination of poetry craft talk, courageous conversation, community freestyle, improv music, and facilitated dialogue.

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April 6, 8:00 pm | Carnival of the Animals, Meany Hall

An evening length concert experience with dance, poetry and music, Carnival of the Animals is an intentional response to the January 6 insurrection written and conceived by Marc Bamuthi Joseph. It navigates the reality of the political jungle by embodying shifting societal values and our relationship to democracy. Choreographed and directed by Francesca Harper and anchored in the words of Joseph and the transcendent movement of Wendy Whelan (New York City Ballet).

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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).