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Opportunities to Explore

While performances, lectures, and other events are not being held on campus due to COVID-19, there are numerous opportunities to explore through online offerings — including an online drama production. Here’s a small sampling of what’s happening in the coming month. All events are online and free unless otherwise noted.


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The Last Stargazers: Emily Levesque in Conversation with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds

October 28, 6 pm

Astronomy professor Emily Levesque shares stories from her book about astronomers, “The Last Stargazers” — from the lonely quiet of midnight stargazing to wild bears loose in the observatory. Learn more about the Last Stargazers event.

So Far So Good

October 29 - November 1, 7:30 pm

In this School of Drama production, MFA students in acting and design mine their own experiences of living through COVID for universal truths about safety and danger, loneliness and connection, fear and courage, letting go and holding on. $0 - $20. Presented live, online. Learn more about the School of Drama production, So Far So Good.


Katz Distinguished Lecture: Abderrahmane Sissako

November 12, noon

Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako, one of the foremost thinkers on Global South cinema, joins a panel of scholars of film and African Studies to discuss world cinema, post-colonialism, thinking ‘Africa’ beyond the confines of the continent, and Sissako’s 2014 film “Timbuktu.” Learn more about this Katz Distinguished Lecture.


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UW Global Month

November 12, 18, 19

Celebrate the UW’s global impact and community this November with a conversation with Jackson School of International Studies director Leela Fernandes on November 12  or with alum Rick Steves (BA, 1978) as he discusses the future and joy of travel on November 18 and presents Escape to Rome on November 19. All events at 5:30 pm.


Before and After: Election Talks

October 29, November 5, 6

Haven’t had your fill of election-related talks? Here are a few more before and after Election Day.

October 28, noon: Media and Politics in the U.S. Presidential Roundtable

October 29, 3:30 pm: The Crisis in Transatlantic Relations and Other Global Challenges

October 29, 6 pm: Election 2020: Impacts for Our Democracy

November 5, 6:30 pm: Post-US Elections: A Global Perspective on US Democracy and Foreign Policy

November 6, 11 am: WISIR Series: Race & the 2020 Election


Looking for more events?

Visit the UW Alumni Association website. Students can also visit the HUB’s Student Events & Activities listings for opportunities to connect with other Huskies. And check out @UWArtSci’s weekly event roundup on Instagram!