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Coming Events in CAS

So many events, so little time! Check out some of the many College of Arts & Sciences events offered in the month ahead, and find more at ArtsUW


Leonardo: 500 Years of Boundless Innovation

Leonardo DiVinci sculpture

On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the UW welcomes historian Domenico Laurenza, renowned for his research on Leonardo’s Codex Leicester and studies on flight. Laurenza will present a public lecture, followed by a panel of UW faculty in fields including biology, art history, and aeronautical engineering discussing Leonardo’s impact on their own disciplines. Prior to the lecture, a public exhibition with demonstrations will illustrate the interface of science, art, and technology, and connect Leonardo’s worldview with that of contemporary Seattle.

December 11
Exhibition, 6 - 7:30 pm, Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Lecture/panel, 7:30 pm, 130 Kane Hall
$10. Free for students. Registration required.


Ghosts of the Palazzo Pio

Palazzo Pio, built on the foundations of the Theater of Pompey, houses the UW Rome Center. The historic structure has seen its share of ghosts, among them famous Romans who suffered violent and untimely deaths. Classics professor Alain Gowing will explore their lives and connection with the Pio in this UW Rome Center Distinguished Lecture, which will include updates on the renovation of the UW Rome Center, with a Prosecco toast and Italian bites.

November 15, 7 pm 
Kane Hall
$20 for lecture, Prosecco toast, and Italian bites. Cash bar.


American Jews and Israel in the Trump Era

Dov Waxman, author of Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel, will discuss how Donald Trump’s presidency has deepened American Jewish divisions over Israel, heightened concerns about antisemitism, and mobilized a new generation of Jewish activists. This Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Lecture in Israel Studies is presented by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies.

November 19, 7 pm. Free.
110 Kane Hall


A New Beginning for Europe?

Ambassador Jan Store of Finland will offer his perspective on the European Union (EU) in a time of turbulence and uncertainties. Store has served as a permanent representative to the EU, a member of the team negotiating Finland’s membership of the EU, Finland’s ambassador to Poland, and other roles. Sponsored by the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Center for West European Studies.

November 20, 7 pm. Free.
225 Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room


And the Wolf Ate Her: The Dark Side of Fairy Tales

For the first event in a quarterly Fantasies, Folk, and Fairy Tales series presented by the School of Music, French & Italian Studies professor Denyse Delcourt will offer a pre-concert lecture, to be followed by a concert featuring composers influenced by folks and fairy tales. Works by Ravel, Ourkouzounov​, and Schumann will be performed by UW Music students.

December 1. Lecture at 4 pm, concert at 4:30 pm. Free.
Brechemin Auditorium, Music Building