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What's Coming in Arts & Sciences

While campus performances, lectures, and other public events have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns, many departments and units are reaching out through online offerings. Here’s a sampling of what’s available this month.


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“In Plain Sight” Film Series at the Henry

In Plain Sight, an online film series co-sponsored by the Henry Art Gallery and Northwest Film Forum, will present "L’Appel à la Danse" (The Call of Dance), a sensory and philosophical journey through the Senegal of today that “clearly and brilliantly draws the lines that link dance to self-transcendence and cultural heritage.” 
Watch online May 13, 7:30 pm – 9 pm.
Pay what you can, $0 - $25. Visit website for more information.


#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night 

The popular Burke Trivia Night is back — this time online to practice social distancing while having loads of fun! Get your nerd on with natural history and culture-themed trivia. BYOB, snacks, and slippers!
Every Friday at 7 pm on Zoom. 
Free, but registration required. Visit the website for more information. 


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Mount St. Helens, 40 Years Later 

On the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, join alumnus Eric Wagner (BA, English, 2004; PhD, Biology, 2011), in partnership with the University Book Store, for a presentation about his new book, After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens, which explores how life responds in the face of seemingly total devastation. 
Live presentation May 18 at 6 pm on Zoom. 
Free, but registration required. 
Register for Mount St. Helens presentation 


The European Response to COVID-19

The Jackson School of International Studies presents a virtual event addressing the European response to COVID-19, with Enrico Letta — former Italian Prime Minister and current dean of the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris — in conversation with Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba. 
Live broadcast May 28 at noon, streamed on YouTube.
Free, but registration required. Visit website for more information.


UW Alumni Book Club

Join UWAA and UW Libraries for the UW Alumni Book Club, a self-paced literary experience. Together, we read a book every two months. Choose just one or all six — whatever works for your schedule or speaks to your curiosity. You’ll receive regular emails to help you get the most of your reading experience, from suggested timelines to moderated online discussions. 
Sign up for the UW Alumni Book Club


Want more online event content? Visit the UW Alumni Association’s Stronger Together page.