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May 30, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Design Show, Grandmothering While Black Book Celebration, Astrobiology Careers Panel and more

This week, check out graduating Design students’ works at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, attend the Astrobiology Program’s careers panel, enjoy an evening of conversation at the Grandmothering While Black book celebration, and more.

June 5 – 21, DESIGN SHOW – BDES + MDES, Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Division of Design presents the work of the graduating Bachelor of Design (BDes) students from Industrial Design, Interaction Design, and Visual Communication Design.

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June 5, 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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June 6, 12:00 pm | UWAB 25th Anniversary Event: Astrobiology Careers Panel, Physics/Astronomy Auditorium

As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the University of Washington Astrobiology Program, the Astrobiology Program will be hosting an Astrobiology Careers Panel. Learn about the wide range of careers one can have as an astrobiologist.

Free | RSVP & More info

June 6, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | LECTURE | Sumangala Damodaran (Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence) | The Past in the Present: Alternative Musical Imaginaries of Nation and Identity in India from the Mid-1980s, Thomson Hall

The South Asia Center invites Sumangala Damodaran for a talk that goes in depth to describe how the repertoires created during the period from the mid-1980s in India has influenced her research. Damodaran hopes to show how understanding performance in the present, combined with the experience of the performers and audiences, can be an important route to traveling back into and interpreting the past.

Free | More info & Registration 

June 6, 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Grandmothering While Black Book Celebration, Communications Building

Join the Department of American Ethnic Studies for an evening of conversation and celebration around LaShawnDa Pittman’s book Grandmothering While Black: A Twenty-First-Century Story of Love, Coercion, and Survival.

Sociologist LaShawnDa L. Pittman, Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies, explores the complex lives of Black grandmothers raising their grandchildren in skipped-generation households (consisting only of grandparents and grandchildren). She prioritizes the voices of Black grandmothers through in-depth interviews and ethnographic research at various sites—doctor’s visits, welfare offices, school and daycare center appointments, caseworker meetings, and more.

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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).