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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.
5:00 – 6:30 pm
The Department of English presents a reading by poet Naomi Shihab Nye, the author or editor of more than 30 books including poetry, essays, picture books, and poetry anthologies. Nye’s reading will be followed by a conversation with Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, winner of the 2019 Washington State Book Award.
5:30 – 7:00 pm
To what extent will the recent change in administrations impact US involvement on the world stage? Explore the topic with UW Department of Political Science faculty Beth Kier, Geoffrey Wallace, Victor Menaldo, and John Wilkerson.
noon – 1 pm
Take a deep dive into the history of sports and civil rights, featuring perspectives from historians, a sports writer, and sports figures. Presented by the Department of History, with UW Sociology Professor Alexes Harris as moderator.
Bonnie Whiting, assistant professor of music, presents a talk on music-making in student and professional ensembles during the COVID-19 pandemic and gives a virtual tour of experimental music practices presented by UW students and alums.
In May 2019, the international metrology community adopted revolutionary changes to the International System of Units (the SI, or Metric System) so that it is firmly based on quantum methods of measurement. In this Frontiers of Physics lecture, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics William D. Phillips will explain why we needed such a reform and how we achieved it.
Available for streaming
Meany Center continues to bring world-class artists to audiences online, for free, allowing access to the art and the artists in ways that would be impossible in Meany Hall.
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!