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December Events & Other Opportunities

November 2020

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.

Ragamala Dance Company performance, with four dancers on stage wearing bright colors.
Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

December 4 - 11, 7:30 pm

This free, virtual event features the internationally acclaimed Ragamala Dance Company, presented through Meany Center’s Meany On Screen program. Ragamala Dance Company “imbues the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam with a thoroughly contemporary exuberance,” according to Dance Magazine.


Confronting Systemic Racism in Communication Sciences and Academia

December 3, noon

The Minifie Lecture Series, which showcases research from eminent scientists in the field of communication sciences and disorders, is dedicating its 2020 event to social justice issues within the field. Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty will be among the speakers.


The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump

December 8, 5:00 pm

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, in conversation with Ploughshares Fund policy director Tom Z. Collina, will discuss the terrifying history of nuclear launch authority and the new nuclear arms race that has begun, threatening us all. Sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies, in partnership with the Ploughshares Fund.

Duo Concert: Ted Poor and Cuong Vu

December 9, 7:30 pm

Drummer Ted Poor and trumpeter Cuong Vu, both School of Music faculty, present a celebration of space, groove, melody, and resonance in this duo performance live-streamed from UW’s Meany Hall. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the performance.


This is Beethoven

December 16 - 19

In honor of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, a live-streamed multi-day online festival will celebrate Seattle’s arts scene through the lens of Beethoven. The city-wide festival will feature 20 arts organizations and will include an interdisciplinary trio of UW faculty — Jeffrey Fracé (Drama), Cristina Valdés (Music), and Rachael Lincoln (Dance) — joining together to explore excerpts from Beethoven’s letters through music, movement, and words and attempting to glean Beethoven’s meanings in multiple dimensions.


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!