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April 11, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Center for Environmental Politics talk, ‘What Makes a Good Art Critic?’, Yefim Bronfman at Meany Hall and more

This week, head to Meany Hall for multiple Grammy Awards recipient Yefim Bronfman’s performance, learn from panelists during “What Makes a Good Art Critic?”, explore “The Imperative Challenges of Sustainability for the Forgotten” during the Center for Environmental Politics’ talk, and more.

April 15, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TALK | ‘Silver Democracy: Youth Representation in an Aging Japan’ with Charles T. McClean, Yale University, Thomson Hall

The UW Japan Studies Program invites Dr. Charles T. McClean to explore why young politicians are so rare in Japan. Young people in Japan are considerably underrepresented in the country’s political institutions, leaving decision-making mostly in the hands of older politicians. This may have profound consequences for the structuring of welfare policies in Japan, which faces a declining birth rate and a rapidly aging population.

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April 16, 1:00 – 2:30 pm | Teaching & Learning Symposium | Keynote and Panel: “Empowering students through our teaching”, Kane Hall

The UW Teaching & Learning Symposium brings together faculty, staff educators, and graduate instructors from across UW’s three campuses to share and explore teaching practices that support student learning and engagement.

This year’s Symposium focuses on the theme of “Empowering students.” The theme acknowledges that our classrooms, like the world around us, are filled with power dynamics – novice/expert, student/instructor, listener/doer, marginalized/privileged. How does or should power shape learning environments? What are ways to acknowledge, redistribute, and responsibly use power in the classroom? How can our teaching practices empower students?

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April 16, 7:30 pm | Israeli Chamber Project with Karim Sulayman, Meany Hall

The Israeli Chamber Project is a dynamic ensemble of strings, winds, harp, and piano that brings together some of today’s most distinguished musicians in concert. Based in Israel and New York, the group was created as a means for its members to give something back to the community where they began their musical education and to showcase Israeli culture through its music and musicians. For their Meany debut, they are joined by Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman, a Lebanese American artist consistently praised for his sensitive and intelligent musicianship, riveting stage presence, and beautiful voice.

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April 18, 5:15 – 6:45 pm | Panel: What Makes a Good Art Critic?, Henry Art Gallery

Join the Henry Art Gallery for a panel featuring visiting curator and art critic Seph Rodney, PhD; Kemi Adeyemi, UW Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Director of The Black Embodiments Studio; and artist Srijon Chowdhury.

The panelists will engage in dialogue facilitated by Sangram Majumdar, University of Washington Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the UW School of Art + Art History + Design.

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April 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Walter Andrews Memorial Lecture: Performance, Subversion, and Gender-Bending in Ottoman Poetry, Kane Hall

Mihri Hatun (d. circa 1512) was the first Ottoman woman whose poetry was collected during her lifetime and is still intact in four manuscript copies. The way she is registered in intellectual history vis-à-vis her own writing reveal not only her story in the male-dominated intellectual circles, but also the performative nature of the intellectual world.

Associate Professor at Duke University, Didem Havlioglu will discuss Mihri’s unapologetically marginal voice as a way to understand the physical and discursive contours of the Ottoman intellectual world.

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April 18, 7:30 pm | Yefim Bronfman, Meany Hall

Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman is known for his exceptional lyrical gifts backed by a commanding technique. Widely praised for his solo, chamber, and orchestral recordings, Bronfman has won multiple Grammy awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and has a prolific catalog of recordings and illustrious collaborations. His return to Meany features a program of piano sonatas by Schubert, Chopin, and Prokofiev, plus Schumann’s celebration of Carnival, Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26.

April 19, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Translation Studies Hub Colloquium with Jang Wook Huh and Maxine Savage, Communications Building

Join the Translation Studies Hub for two presentations. Jang Wook Huh will speak on “American Sentimentalism and the Translation of ‘Race’ in Korea.” He will examine how translation facilitated the migration of Western notions of Blackness to Korea at the turn of the twentieth century.

The second workshop is led by Aria Fani and Maxine Savage on “How to Edit a Work of Translation?”, highlighting their approaches to editing poetry in translation. The two will focus on two poems to ground their discussion.

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April 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Center for Environmental Politics | The Duck Family Colloquium Series: “The Imperative Challenges of Sustainability for the Forgotten”, Gowen Hall

The Department of Political Science invites Dr. Gary Machlis, Clemson University’s Professor of Environmental Sustainability, to speak on “The Imperative Challenges of Sustainability for the Forgotten.”

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April 19, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TALK | Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics – Waleed Salem, Gowen Hall

Join the Department of History for a talk and discussion with Waleed Salem, Graduate Student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, and faculty discussant George Lovell, University of Washington Political Science Department.

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April 21, 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, we 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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Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Kathrine Braseth (kbraseth@uw.edu).