UW Retirement Association

May 13, 2020

News & Events – May 13, 2020

Congratulations to former UWRA president Jill McKinstry, who has been selected as the UW Information School’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna. Read more about Jill HERE.

We want to hear from you! Please take our short, two-minute survey on future UWRA programs to help us learn how we can best serve your needs.

Volunteers Needed for Online Symposium: The Undergraduate Research Program is seeking volunteer Session Assistants and Facilitators to help with the virtual 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Date, Time: Friday, May 15, various 1-2 hour shifts. Training provided. To volunteer or learn more, click HERE (You will be prompted to log in. Be sure to click on the blue words ‘UW NetID.’ If the page for the Symposium doesn’t open after login, type this URL into your search bar: expo.uw.edu/expo/volunteer/event/961)


In Plain Sight Film Series: L’Appel à la Danse (The Call of Dance): The Henry and the Northwest Film Forum feature this raw, immersive collection of moments in modern Senegalese dance that captures the complexity of this new era of multiplicity. Date, Time: May 13, 2020, 7:30 PM — 9:00 PM Cost: $0-$25, please pay what you can. For more information click HERE.

Living Wisely with Physical Change hosted by University House Wallingford. Dr. Barbara Cochrane from the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging at the UW School of Nursing will speak on the normal biological changes of aging. She will discuss the functional implications for these changes – inside and outside – and considerations for aging well. Date, Time: Thursday, May 21st at 10:30am RSVP: Please call 206-545-8400 by May 19 for details on how to join this online seminar.

Recaptive African Women and the Body Politics of Survival in the Era of the ‘Last Slave Ships’ lecture: The UW Department of History and UW Libraries welcomes Sharla M. Fett, Professor of History at Occidental College for a lecture about the final decade of the transatlantic slave trade. Date, Time: May 27 at 3:30 p.m. Register HERE.

Best Seat in the House: Each week the Department of Dance will be featuring one or two dance films or performance footage that faculty have been involved with. Check HERE every Tuesday to see the next video that you can watch from home.

ArtSci Roundup: More online events from the College of Arts & Sciences can be found HERE.


Book Bingo 2020: Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures published their digital summer Bingo cards. Find out more HERE.

Dawg Walks: Mix up your walk with this UW-themed scavenger hunt. Print the card HERE.


How Do We Stop COVID-19? How do we reopen our communities locally, nationally and globally? Watch the video conversation with two UW Medicine scientists working at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic to contain community spread and find a cure HERE.

UW Food Pantries during COVID: Read how the UW Food pantries are making a difference for Huskies across campuses HERE and HERE.