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May 9, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Katz Distinguished Lecture, DXARTS Spring Concert, MFA Dance Concert and more

This week, attend the Katz Distinguished Lecture Series with Winnie Wong, check out the DXARTS Spring Concert, be wowed away from the MFA Dance Concert, and more.

May 13 – 17, UW Innovation Month

Innovation Month is a campus-wide celebration of the innovative work that happens everywhere at UW, every day, across disciplines. It highlights students and researchers who are entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, artists, and other leaders who are constantly imagining new heights in their fields. Join events to gain insights into the latest trends in academia and industry and build your network with others who share your passion and drive for impact.

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May 13, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | A Constellation of Care: Ka’ākaukukui Reef, Squattersville, and the Native Hawaiian Anti-Eviction Movement in Urbanizing Honolulu – Research Presentation by Alika Bourgette, Smith Hall or Online via Zoom

For this History Colloquium, Alika Bourgette, PhD Candidate, will present their paper “A Constellation of Care: Ka’ākaukukui Reef, Squattersville, and the Native Hawaiian Anti-Eviction Movement in Urbanizing Honolulu.” Professor James Gregory will serve as the respondent.

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May 14, 11:30 am – 12:50 pm | Psychology Cross-Area Clinical Seminar with John J. Curtin, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kincaid Hall

For the Psychology Cross-Area Clinical Seminar, Dr. John J. Curtin, professor of Psychology & Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be giving a talk on “Smart Digital Therapeutics for Alcohol Use Disorder: Algorithms for Prediction and Adaptive Intervention.”

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May 14, 6:30 pm | Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities | The Many Names of Anonymity: Rethinking Export Art, Kane Hall

For this Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, Associate Professor of Rhetoric at University of California, Berkeley, Winnie Wong, is invited to introduce the Chinese painters of the global maritime trade, based in the port of Guangzhou (Canton), circa 1700-1850. These painters produced thousands of artworks for European and American buyers, but even today their historical identities remain purely speculative. Examining the art market, historical archives, and collecting enterprise which have named and unnamed them, Wong explores artistic identity, anonymity, and the rise of signature authorship in its global modern form.

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May 15, 3:00 – 4:20 pm | Insights from Women in Law: Panel Featuring WA Legal Professionals, Electrical and Computer Engineering Building

Attend this Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies panel that brings together Washington state legal professionals to discuss the variety of ways in which they work in and with the law. Representing a range of demographic backgrounds and lived experiences, the panels will talk about the paths that brought them to careers in the law, as well as how they view their work in the current legal, social, and political moment.

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May 15, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | COM Colloquium by Debra Hawhee, “Extinction Art, Climate Rhetoric, and the Work of Finding Presence”, Communications Building

Debra Hawhee, Professor of English, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will give a lecture analyzing the extinction art of Andrea Bowers and Elizabeth Turk, two artists whose work finds presence in the face of species extinction. Bowers’ “Eco Grief Extinction Series” (acrylic paintings of birds and humans) and Turk’s “Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction” (a set of sculptured bird vocalizations) meet extinction by foregrounding mood and silence, respectively. They do so by—and help to theorize—the aesthetic and modal possibilities of mood and of silence, materializing presence in the context of decay, loss, and absence.

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May 15, 7:30 pm | DXARTS Spring Concert: Hyper-Realities and Ephemeral Orbits, Meany Hall

An evening of software performances and human-machine communions, drawing lines between the worlds of immersive sound, performing arts, and experimental extended reality. The familiar, the bearable chaos and illusions of order unfold across technologically mediated hyper-realities, temporalities, and mnemonic worlds. Performances where interactions and reactions occur across choreographies and spatial arrangements, binding the virtual with the real in unexpected knots and impossible behaviors.

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May 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Global Sport Lab: Local Coaches Tell Their Stories, Kane Hall

UW faculty member Shirley J. Yee (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies department) will be in conversation with UW Women’s soccer coach Nicole Van Dyke, Courtney Gano (UW Softball ’16) and Amy Griffin (UW Women’s Soccer and Executive Director of the Seattle Reign Academy). This event is part of the Jackson School’s new Global Sport Lab.

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May 16 – 19, 2:30 or 7:00 pm | MFA Dance Concert, Meany Hall

The UW MFA candidates in dance invite everyone to the premiere of eight diverse dance works, created for 70 undergraduate dancers. Join the Department of Dance for an evening of dance in styles drawn from contemporary modern, ballet, Chinese dance, hip-hop, street, and club dances, to explore themes about humanity, homogeneity, community, and support.

Learn about the changes to the MFA in Dance program to support the development of educators in any dance form.

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May 16, 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Political Theory Colloquium: “Replacing the Welfare State As We Know It: Neoliberal Welfare Policy & Development of the Religious Right’s Institutional Capacity Under Charitable Choice”, Gowen Hall

Becca Peach, a Political Science Ph.D. candidate, will lecture on “Replacing the Welfare State As We Know It: Neoliberal Welfare Policy & Development of the Religious Right’s Institutional Capacity Under Charitable Choice” for the Political Theory Colloquium.

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May 16, 7:30 pm | Dino Lecture | Winging It: The Evolutionary Journey of Birds, Kane Hall

Join paleontologist Dr. Jingmai O’Connor for a trip back in time to learn how birds became birds and the adaptations that helped them thrive. Dr. O’Connor will share a new fossil discovery that tells more about the earliest birds and the dinosaurs they evolved from.

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May 16, 5:00 – 7:30 pm | Spring Symposium & Awards Celebration, Husky Union Building

Join the UW Center for Human Rights for a very special 15th-anniversary edition of the annual Spring Symposium & Awards Celebration featuring stories from those deported through Boeing Field.

This year’s event features a storytelling project collaboration between UW students, immigrant rights group La Resistencia, and Hinton Publishing, showcasing stories of those held in deportation proceedings in Washington state.

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May 16, 7:30 pm | Brechemin Piano Series, Brechemin Auditorium

Students from the UW piano studios perform works from the piano repertoire.

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May 16, 7:30 pm | Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert: Aboubacar “Boka” Kouyaté, West African music, Meany Hall

Boka Kouyaté comes from a family of traditional music specialists in Guinea. A balafón player, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, he is a well-known figure in both traditional culture and West African popular music. He is joined by his UW students and special guests in this end-of-quarter performance.

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May 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Yannick Wey, “Alpine Vibes” – Callings and Echoes of the Alps A Performance-Lecture on Swiss Alphorn Music, Communications Building

Thanks to its soothing sound and the unique visual appearance of the instrument, alphorn music is enjoying growing popularity, interestingly also in the Seattle region. Dr. Yannick Wey and Co-presenter Gary Martin demonstrate historical and new alphorn music and get to the bottom of questions such as: What music can be played on a wind instrument that has no valves, finger holes, or keys? What function does the alphorn have in the rituals, customs, and traditions of the Alpine region? How is its musical history connected to the natural environment of the Alpine region and to the purely vocal call of the Swiss yodel? The themes will be richly illustrated with live music from four centuries.

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May 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Monsen Photography Lecture: Martine Gutierrez, Henry Art Gallery

The Henry Art Gallery will welcome Martine Gutierrez as the 2024 Monsen Photography Lecture speaker. This annual lecture brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Named after Drs. Elaine and Joseph Monsen, the series is designed to further knowledge about and appreciation for the art of photography.

May 17, 7:30 pm | Faculty Concert: Marc Seales, piano, Meany Hall

Faculty pianist Marc Seales is joined by UW colleague Steve Rodby (bass) and special guests Thomas Marriott (trumpet) and Moyes Lucas (drums) for this concert of original tunes and unique arrangements of jazz and pop classics.

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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).