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April 25, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: “AI, Art and Copyright” Roundtable, “How to Center Intersex” Community Gathering, Indigenous Foods Symposium and more

This week, listen to the roundtable on “AI, Art, and Copyright,” attend the second annual Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Spring Community Gathering, check out the Living Breath of wəłəbʔaltxʷ Indigenous Foods Symposium, and more.

April 30, 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Anton Hur, “Translator Jetlag: Voice and the World We Build” | Translator’s Lecture, Husky Union Building

In this talk, Anton Hur will examine the idea of voice in literary translation. He will focus on the practice of “triangulation,” or the zeroing in on a narrative voice, and “translator jetlag,” or the tendency for translators to require periods of adjustment between book-length projects defined by different narrative voices.

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April 30, 7:30 pm | Faculty Concert | Robin McCabe, Craig Sheppard, Cristina Valdés, Rachelle McCabe: Piano Power!, Meany Hall

Fingers will fly, with air traffic control required at the two keyboards when faculty pianists Robin McCabe, Cristina Valdés, and Craig Sheppard join forces with guest artist Rachelle McCabe to present dynamic and festive arrangements for Two Pianos, Eight Hands.

May 1, 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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May 1, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | LECTURE | Pax Americana: The Past, Present, and Prospects of the American World Order, Allen Library

Join The Henry M. Jackson of International Studies for a lecture and discussion with Daniel J. Sargent, an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. This seminar is also part of the U.S. in the World Lecture Series.

Daniel J. Sargent holds appointments in the Department of History and the Goldman School of Public Policy and co-directs Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies. He is the author of A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s.

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May 1, 7:30 pm | Faculty Concert: John-Carlos Perea, Brechemin Auditorium

Associate professor of ethnomusicology John-Carlos Perea presents a concert of cedar flute songs featuring arrangements of jazz standards by Coltrane, Ellington, Ayler, and Jordan. With special guests Jessica Bissett Perea (voice), Rose Martin (percussion, voice), Jess Pena Manalo (voice), and Marc Seales (piano).

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May 2, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | AI, Art, and Copyright, Gates Hall

Join the Simpson Center for the Humanities for a roundtable on pressing issues related to art and intellectual property in the age of artificial intelligence. Moderator Melanie Walsh (Information School) will be joined by Kelly McKernan, an artist and one of the plaintiffs in the first class action lawsuit against the major AI companies, Geoffrey Turnovsky (French), a historian of copyright, Kat Walsh, legal expert and the General Counsel at Creative Commons, and Takiyah Ward, a multidisciplinary artist based in Seattle championing fair compensation for artists.

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May 2, 5:30 – 9:00 pm | Second Annual GWSS Spring Community Gathering: “How to Center Intersex: Refusing Pathology, Defying the Binary”, Hugo House

Join the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies for the annual Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies gathering that brings leading feminist thinkers into community with local activists, allies, and alumni. Amanda Lock Swarr will discuss her recent book Envisioning African Intersex in conversation with Hil Malatino. These scholars at the forefront of intersex and transgender studies will delve into the legacy of medical violence on intersex and gender non-conforming lives and the resistance and resilience of activists advocating for change, on local and global stages.

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May 2, 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States, Husky Union Building

In Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Divergent States, Maria Popova and Oxana Shevel explain how, over the last thirty years, Russia and Ukraine diverged politically, ending up on a catastrophic collision course. Russia slid back into authoritarianism and imperialism, while Ukraine consolidated a competitive political system and pro-European identity. As Ukraine built a democratic nation-state, Russia refused to accept it and came to see it as an “anti-Russia” project. These irreconcilable goals, rather than geopolitical wrangling between Russia and the West over NATO expansion, are – the authors argue – essential to understanding Russia’s war on Ukraine.

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May 3, 7:30 pm | Seattle Modern Orchestra with UW Modern Music Ensemble: Music of UW Student Composers, Meany Hall

Julia Tai leads the Seattle Modern Orchestra and members of the UW Modern Music Ensemble, led by Director Cristina Valdés, in a program featuring the West Coast premiere of Clocks for Seeing by guest composer Anthony Cheung and world premieres by UW graduate students Justin Zeitlinger, Joe Krycia, Melissa Wang, and Yonatan Ron.

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May 3 – 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Living Breath of wəłəbʔaltxʷ, Intellectual House

Join the Department of American Indian Studies for the 12th annual “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods Symposium. The symposium has become an important venue for bringing together people from diverse communities and organizations who share the same commitment to protecting Indigenous homelands and the environment. It serves to foster dialogue and build collaborative networks as Indigenous peoples strive to sustain cultural food practices and preserve healthy relationships to the land, water, and all living things.

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May 3, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TALK | Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics – Phillip Ayoub, University College London, Gowen Hall

Join the Department of History for a talk and discussion with Phillip Ayoub, Professor in the Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy at University College London, along with graduate student discussant Jana Foxe, from the UW Political Science Department.

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May 4, 10:00 am | External Event: Organ Lecture Series: Kimberly Marshall, “The Organ Works of J.S. Bach”, First Lutheran Church

Guest organist Kimberly Marshall, professor of organ at Arizona State University, presents a lecture and master class: “The Organ Works of J.S. Bach,” in this special event co-sponsored by the UW School of Music and the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Support for this event is through the Paul B. Fritts Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Organ.

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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).