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May 16, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Global Sport Lab, Art Honors Graduation Exhibition, Interconnected Worlds with Henry Yeung and more

This week, join the Global Sport Lab for a conversation about what the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup means for Seattle, check out the BA in Art Honors Graduation Exhibition, attend the lecture on Interconnected Worlds with Henry Yeung and more.

May 20 – 26, 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 20, 7:30 pm | Gospel Choir, Meany Hall

Phyllis Byrdwell leads the UW Gospel Choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition.

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May 21, 4:00 pm | Voice Division Recital, Kane Hall

Students of Thomas Harper and Carrie Shaw perform works from the vocal repertoire.

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May 21, 11:30 – 12:30 pm | TALK | Global Sport Lab: UW and World Soccer, Bagley Hall

Join the Global Sport Lab for a conversation with UW Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jamie Clark and UW Bothell Professor Ron Krabill to talk about the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup, what it means to Seattle as one of the host cities for the tournament, and ways in which it could impact the University of Washington.

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May 21 – 31 | Bachelor of Arts In Art Honors Graduation Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the School of Art + Art History + Design present Departing Figures: BA in Art Graduation Exhibitions, featuring the work of the 2024 graduating class in the BA in Art programs: 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, Painting + Drawing, and Photo/Media. Students work closely with the gallery’s curatorial team to present their senior capstones in one of three group shows that run for two weeks each.

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May 23, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | Interconnected Worlds with Henry Yeung, Thomson Hall or Online via Zoom

The UW Taiwan Studies Program welcomes Henry Yeung (National University of Singapore) to discuss his book Interconnected Worlds: Global Electronics and Production Networks in East Asia. His book offers key empirical observations on the highly contested and politicized nature of semiconductor global production networks since the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic. The book examines the need for strategic partnerships with technology leaders toward building national and regional resilience in the US, Western Europe, and East Asia.

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May 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Celebration of Linh Thủy Nguyễns Book Release, Hans Rosling Center

This event will celebrate the release of Linh’s new book, Displacing Kinship: The Intimacies of Intergenerational Trauma in Vietnamese American Cultural Production, and she will have another author joining her to share their book and connect with UW faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

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May 23, 7:30 pm | UW Sings, Meany Hall

The University Singers, Treble Choir, and UW Glee Club present an eclectic program of music from around the world, folk tunes, and arrangements of popular music standards.

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May 23, 7:30 pm | Percussion Ensemble, Meany Hall

The UW Percussion Ensemble, led by Director Bonnie Whiting, performs music by Caroline Shaw, Elena Rykova, and Qu Xiao-Song. The performance will also have open scores by Pauline Oliveros, George Lewis, and Stacey Bowers and feature first-year undergraduates in ragtime arrangements for xylophone and marimba.

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May 23 – June 2, 2:00 or 7:30 pm | The Adding Machine, Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

In this unique adaptation of “The Adding Machine,” the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control–or are they? In this devised adaptation, Director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

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May 24, 1:30 – 3:00 pm | UW International Security Colloquium: “Dark Visions for Society: The Spread of Extremist Ideas”, Husky Union Building

For this University of Washington International Security Colloquium, PhD candidates Jessica Sciarone and Jihyeon Bae come together to discuss “Dark Visions for Society: The Spread of Extremist Ideas.”

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May 24, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Geography Colloquium: Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Theory and Explanation in Geography, Smith Hall

Professor Henry Yeung is invited to the Geography Colloquium to speak on “Theory and Explanation in Geography.”

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May 24, 7:30 pm | Chamber Singers and University Chorale: “Wonderful World”, Meany Hall

In preparation for UW Choirs’ Summer 2024 tour of Czechia, Austria and Hungary, the Chamber Singers (Geoffrey Boers) and University Chorale, led by Director Giselle Wyers, present “Wonderful World,” featuring works spanning the globe and the diverse styles of the American Songbook.   

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May 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Denny Lecture: Black Power and Solidarity on Campus and Beyond, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

The University of Washington is home to one of the earliest Black Student Unions in the country. Learn the strategies for cross-cultural organizing that led to their success and how this can be applied to liberation struggles today. Join Professor Marc Arsell Robinson, author of Washington State Rising: Black Power on Campus in the Pacific Northwest, to understand how solidarity spread across camps and beyond.

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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).