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Opportunities to Explore — Virtually

While campus performances, lectures, and other public events have been canceled due to COVID-19, many departments and units are reaching out through online offerings. Here’s a small sampling of what’s available.


aerial view of grassy mound integrated with a building.
Earthworks Rising:
Mound Building in Native Art & Literature

The Simpson Center for the Humanities recently welcomed Chadwick Allen as a Katz Distinguished Lecturer. In his talk, viewable online, Allen investigates how Native writers and artists engage ancient earthworks in contemporary productions.


Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice: Sadie Barnette

In a February talk at the Henry Art Gallery, viewable online, artist Sadie Barnette discusses her recent work, which engages as primary source material the 500-page FBI surveillance file kept on her father, founder of the Compton, California chapter of the Black Panther Party. The lecture series is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry.


Literature, Language, Culture Dialogue Series

The Department of English has introduced a "Literature, Language, Culture" series featuring videos and podcasts that explore faculty research and teaching, including how faculty work contributes to their experience of, and their attempt to understand, this time of global crisis. Two episodes are now available.


Behind The Scenes with NPR’s Correspondent in Jerusalem

Daniel Estrin, NPR’s international correspondent in Jerusalem, spoke at the UW in early March, sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies. In the talk, viewable online, he shares the stories behind his Middle East reporting and the joys and challenges of storytelling in one of the most contested and culturally rich corners of the world.


School of Art + Art History + Design Graduate Showcase

This virtual showcase presents the culminating thesis work of graduate students in art, art history, and design, covering a wide range of styles, mediums, and topics.