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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. Here’s a small sampling of what’s happening in the coming month. All events are online and free unless otherwise noted.

Black Lives Matter protest

An April 30 lecture will reflect on the racial justice struggles of the last year. More details below. 

Kollar Symposium in American Art History: Legacies and Futures

April 6
4 - 6 pm

In recognition of the opening of Jacob Lawrence: American Struggle at the Seattle Art Museum, this symposium asks: what constitutes a legacy?  A keynote lecture and moderated roundtable conversation will explore how artists — past and present — have constructed and transmitted legacies in response to debates about cultural inheritance, transmission, racial identity, and history.


Accidental Death of an Anarchist

April 8 – 11
5 pm

Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist is one of the greatest—and most controversial—farces ever composed. A hair’s-breadth combination of political exposé and pungent vaudeville, it is an explosive catharsis for our maddening times. Presented by the School of Drama.



April 14 deadline

More than ever, students need connections to help them explore future careers. Huskies@Work matches up UW alumni and students for one-time, low-commitment online talks about careers. It’s an easy and rewarding way for Huskies to connect, hosted by the UW Alumni Association. Interested in participating? Apply by April 14.


New Parties in Europe

April 15
noon – 1 pm

Kristina Weissenbach of University of Duisburg-Essen, currently a UW affiliate professor of political science, will discuss the formation and institutionalization of new parties in European Union member states. This lecture is part of the EU Democracy Forum, a four-part lecture series addressing actors, institutions, and policies in the European Union and its neighborhood.


Dawg Dash

April 17-18

The UW Alumni Association's signature scholarship-supporting fun run/walk is going virtual! Set your own pace, chart your own course, and take control of your Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash experience wherever you are. 


Teaching the Movement: Reflections on Protests, Abolition, and Radical Scholarship

April 30
11 am – noon

This panel will reflect upon the racial justice struggles of the last year and what is necessary to shift the balance of power in favor of movements. Panelists will also consider how their teaching and research practices have shifted in ways to encourage collective action and challenge power. Presented by the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race. 



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!