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Dawg Daze Digest: Planetarium Shows, Art Tours, Trivia, Information Sessions and more!

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09/08/2023

Dawg Daze is one of the University of Washington’s longest-standing traditions. Happening September 20–29, Dawg Daze offers more than 500 events hosted by student organizations and UW departments. Kick off the fall quarter and celebrate a return to campus with these can’t-miss recommendations from the College of Arts & Sciences!

 


Indigenous Walking Tour

Starting at the Burke Museum, this Indigenous Walking Tour was created by UW alumnus Owen L. Oliver and is dedicated to Indigenous students; past, present and future. This is a special virtual tour of the University of Washington campus through an Indigenous lens. The tour is based on Owen’s original publication and includes narration by Owen and photos and videos at 10-stops across the UW campus.

Follow along with the virtual tour, or view the publication and visit each spot on campus.

University of Washington Planetarium Shows
September 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA) A220 - Planetarium

Prepare to be transported to realms beyond imagination as we cordially invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey through the cosmos. Our resplendent planetarium shows promise to ignite your curiosity and stretch the boundaries of your perception, as we delve into the enigmatic depths of the universe like never before witnessed.
As the lights dim and the ethereal ambiance envelops you, be captivated by the immersive and dynamic presentations delivered by the luminaries of the University of Washington’s astronomical community. Current UW astronomers and students, experts in their respective fields, will guide you through a vast voyage through the cosmos. This opportunity will also enable you to ask questions about your cosmic curiosity, what is it like to major in astronomy and astrophysics, and what astronomers do on a daily basis!

Planetarium

Discover Campus Art: Northwest Native Art at the Burke
September 20, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Meet at the Burke Museum main entrance.

Join Art Historian Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse to view and discuss Northwest Native art from communities across the Pacific Northwest, representing both diverse artistic backgrounds and generational experiences.
Explore the Burke Museum on your own afterwards. Space is limited – please register here.

UW Choirs
September 21, 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Tabling outside of the School of Music Building
September 25,26, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Choral placements

Welcome to UW Choirs, Huskies! Here in the School of Music, we have seven choirs all catered to different genres of music, singers of all levels, and music and non-music majors. Our two placement ensembles are Chamber Singers and University Chorale. Our five non-placement choirs include Recital Choir, Gospel Choir, Glee Club, University Singers, and Treble Choir. Filled with concerts and social events throughout the school year, joining UW Choirs is a fun and welcoming community that is great for making new friends, singing beautiful music together, and taking your mind off school. Come on over to our table in front of the School of Music building and say hi!

Astronomy Student Panel – Cosmic Questions
September 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Physics-Astronomy Building (PAB) Room B360

Bring all of your cosmic questions to the Astronomy Student Panel! Our panelists will include undergraduate students; League of Astronomer members; as well as Astronomy Academic Counselors. The panel will briefly go over the major requirements and admissions process. Then it will be followed by a Q&A session where you can ask current students what it’s like to be an Astronomy major.

Free Popcorn at Quad Flicks — from Cinema & Media Studies (CMS)
September 21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Quad (North)

The popcorn is our treat! Ask us about our exciting new major in Cinema & Media Studies!

Shared Spaces: The Making and Remaking of Black and Jewish Seattle
September 22, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meet outside Thomson Hall (THO) and board a bus from there to the Central District

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is proud to be collaborating with Black Heritage Society President Stephanie Toliver and local Jewish historian Howard Droker to offer a walking tour of the Central District’s historic Black and Jewish neighborhoods. On Friday, 9/22 at noon, this Dawg Daze event will take students to the Central District, where immigrants and ethnic minorities coexisted, shaping the vibrant character of the city over the past century. While strolling through the neighborhood for approximately 1.5-2 miles, students will view some of the cultural hub’s most important houses of worship (like synagogues turned to churches and mosques) and shared gathering spaces. Come join us to discover Seattle through the eyes of two of its oldest ethnic communities. Visit website to register.

Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) | Q&A session
September 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Padelford Hall (PLD) C101 - CHID Lounge

Please stop by our Q&A session and ask our staff/faculty any you’d like to learn about the program. Comparative History of Ideas is a one-of-a-kind department where students enjoy the freedom of an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree within the context of a renowned research university. Our award-winning faculty and staff help students explore their passions and deepen their understanding of the world.

Biology Trivia and Greenhouse Tour!
September 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
LSB 201

Join Biology Students for Equity for a fun trivia event and self-guided tour of the UW Greenhouse! We will provide general information about the life science majors at UW, explain the application process, and clarify misconceptions.

Welcome to the UW School of Art + Art History + Design
September 25, 10:00 AM –11:30 AM
Meet outside the entrance of the Art Building

Join us in the Art Building courtyard for an informal event to meet advisors and other students interested in Art, Art History and Design. Free goodies and snacks! We look forward to meeting new Huskies and welcoming everyone back. Learn more about our programs and ways to get involved in the UW Arts community. Look for our table outside the entrance of the Art Building.

How to Succeed in Physics
September 25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kane Hall (KNE) 120

Are you enrolled in a Physics course? Are you nervous about how to succeed or wondering about what’s expected of you in the quiz section? Come learn from a faculty member and a tutor how to do well in your first college-level Physics class, how to navigate office hours, how to study and form study groups and hear about the different resources that can help you succeed academically. Invest 60 minutes of your free time now to gain back hours of study time later!

Old Books, New Technologies: UW Special Collections and the minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
September 25, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Special Collections, Allen Library South Basement; The open house will be held in the Maps/Special Collections classroom, room B069.
Location: Special Collections, Allen Library South Basement; The open house will be held in the Maps/Special Collections classroom, room B069.

Thinking about a career in libraries and archives, publishing and editing, or in a field dedicated to preserving and making accessible cultural materials and documents, both physical and digital? Interested in learning to work with historical artifacts like early printed books, medieval manuscripts, and archival and cultural documents, and with digital tools for creating online editions and archives for such materials? Curious to explore the role of databases and search algorithms in shaping how, today, we find, access, and understand texts and documents and to discover skills for analyzing those databases and building your own?

Learn about the minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities from faculty, students and librarians involved in the program. Hear about current student work, current and upcoming courses as well as about resources in the libraries and other sites on campus for studying the history and future of how we write, read, archive, story, access, and analyze cultural texts, historical documents, and other materials. Coursework and capstones in the minor offer a range of possibilities for hands-on, projected-oriented work exploring the impacts of changing technologies and media forms on the writing, reading, editing, archiving, preservation, and transmission of texts across history. These opportunities include working with historical materials such as handprinted books and manuscripts, archival sources and artists’ books; using digitization tools to create and publish digital editions and exhibits based on those materials; and developing skills to build, analyze and understand text-oriented databases like Google Books, applying data science techniques in the humanities.

Studying Data Science in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
September 25, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Smith Hall (SMI) 304

Are you interested in learning about studying data science at UW (or not quite sure what data science is)? This information session will introduce students to the interdisciplinary data science minor and explore how data science is used in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students will hear from faculty and advisers about their research, applications of data science in their respective fields, and requirements to complete the minor.  

Our planet… our space?
September 25, 11:00 AM –12:00 PM
Physics and Astronomy Atrium

Who “owns” the new frontier? There’s way more to it than you can imagine! Join space security expert Saadia M. Pekkanen, Jackson School professor and founding director of the Space Law, Data and Policy program (SPACE LDP) at the UW School of Law as she provides a brief and impactful introduction to cybersecurity, technology and diplomacy. Hear about emerging threats and new developments in international security in outer space. Then take your own journey into space with a wonderful Planetarium presentation. Follow up with a fun get together of snacks and conversation. A real treat for all new and current students! Space is limited. First come, first served.

Discover Campus Art: Wangechi Mutu’s The Seated IV
September 25, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Meet at the George Washington statue, near the Henry Art Gallery, Meany Hall, and Odegaard Library.

Join Art Historian Dr. Adair Rounthwaite to view and discuss Wangechi Mutu’s The Seated IV.

  1. Wangechi Mutu is an artist based in New York and Nairobi whose collage-painting, sculpture, film, and performances often use composite female forms to explore gender, race, and art history. At nearly 7 feet tall, The Seated IV first graced the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade in September 2019 as part of a commission titled The NewOnes, will free Us. In January 2021, one of these four storied bronze sculptures was installed at the north side of the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. Space is limited – please register.
    statue

Discover Campus Art: Print Studio Tour #1
September 25, 1:00 PM –1:30 PM
Meet in the Art Building outside Room 104 Advising Office.

Join School of Art + Art History + Design advisers for a tour of the Art Building’s printmaking studios. Meet instructional technician Kim Van Someren and learn about the tools and equipment that students use in print classes to experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques including screen printing, monotype, intaglio and letterpress. Space is limited – please register.

O, Canada! — Funding, awards, and internships with Canadian Studies
September 25, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM / September 28, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Zoom

Ever wondered what life is like north of the 49th parallel? We’ll pay you to check it out! Learn about the different opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students through the Canadian Studies Center. Fund your study by learning a language spoken in Canada, get $10k to study in British Columbia, intern with the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, become a Fulbrighter, or earn a minor in Arctic Studies — and more!

Astronomy Trivia
Virtual
September 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for Astronomy Kahoot!

UW ECON Prospective Student Info Session (for Dawg Daze!)
September 25, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Smith Hall (SMI) 305
September 26, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Smith Hall (SMI) 305
September 27, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Husky Union Building (HUB) 332

Interested in exploring Economics (ECON) as a possible major? Come learn about the Department of Economics and our Undergraduate Program! At this session, students can connect with an academic adviser to learn about ECON’s Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science programs, its courses, opportunities, application processes, and general tips for success!

Ice Cream with History Advising
September 25, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Smith Hall, room 320

Drop in and meet history advisers, enjoy some ice cream and ask questions about studying history at UW! You may learn more about scholarships, study abroad, getting involved in history clubs, undergraduate research opportunities, careers beyond the classroom, and, of course, classes in history. Also, let us know if you would you like to be a middle or high school teacher in social studies or history. We look forward to meeting you!

French & Italian Studies Trivia Game!
September 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Savery Hall (SAV) 264

Come test your knowledge of French & Italian Studies culture, literature, history and film! The trivia game is open to all and will be conducted in English; no prior experience with French & Italian needed. Trivia questions will cover a range of fascinating topics to be taught in French & Italian Studies and Textual Studies courses this year. Snacks and beverages will be available for free. Teams of up to 4 students will compete for prizes, including University Bookstore gift cards and UW gear! Faculty and staff will be available to provide information on upcoming classes and answer questions after the game. Come play and learn about our courses; major/minors; and study abroad programs!

How to Succeed in Chemistry
September 26, 10:30 AM –11:30 AM
Kane Hall (KNE) 130

Are you enrolled in a chemistry course? Are you nervous about how to succeed or wondering about what’s expected of you in the quiz section? Come learn from a faculty member and a tutor how to do well in your first college-level chemistry class, how to navigate office hours, how to study and form study groups and hear about the different resources that can help you succeed academically. Invest 60 minutes of your free time now to gain back hours of study time later!

Why is networking harder for premajors?
September 26, 10:30 AM –11:30 AM
Condon Hall (CDH) 401

Short answer: You don’t have a major yet. Don’t panic! You have time to figure that out. But that doesn’t mean you should wait to start making professional connections today. But how do I start networking without a major? Join the the College of Arts & Sciences' Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning (C21) and connect with other premajor students in a low stakes environment. Together we will answer this question and practice those professional introductions that feel so intimidating. Start building your social capital at UW today, all before you’ve even declared a major. Register here.

Discover Campus Art: Print Studio Tour #2
September 26, 11:00 AM –11:30 AM
Meet in the Art Building outside Room 104 Advising Office.

Join School of Art + Art History + Design advisers for a tour of the Art Building’s printmaking studios. Meet instructional technician Kim Van Someren and learn about the tools and equipment that students use in print classes to experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques including screen printing, monotype, intaglio and letterpress. Space is limited – please register here.

How to Succeed in Biology
September 26, 11:30 AM –12:30 PM
Kane Hall (KNE) 120

Are you enrolled in a Biology course? Will you be taking one in the future? Are you nervous about how to succeed or wondering about what’s expected of you in classes? Come learn how to do well in your first college-level biology class at UW, how to navigate office hours, how to study and form study groups and hear about the different resources, like CLUE, that can help you succeed academically. Invest 60 minutes of your free time now to gain back hours of study time later!

International Studies - WITH A SIDE OF PIZZA!
Tuesday, September 26, 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Thursday, September 28, 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Thomson Hall 317

Do you think globally when you think about your future career? Then join us for a pizza-packed info session with the Jackson School of International Studies. An informal and fun hour of Q&A opportunities with faculty and staff. Bring your water bottle. We’ve got the pizza. *Pizza is first come, first served*

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Info Session
September 26, 12:30 PM  – 2:30 PM
Savery Hall (SAV) 131

Learn about Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures! Discover our major and minor programs! Meet our faculty and staff!

How to Succeed in Math
September 26, 1:30 PM  – 2:30 PM / 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Kane Hall (KNE) 130

Are you enrolled in a Math course? Will you be taking one in the future? Are you nervous about how to succeed or wondering about what’s expected of you in classes? Come learn how to do well in your first college-level math class at UW, how to navigate office hours, how to study and form study groups and hear about the different resources, like CLUE, that can help you succeed academically. Invest 60 minutes of your free time now to gain back hours of study time later!

Cupcakes in the Quad
September 26, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Red Square

Explore the world of literature and culture! Grab some cupcakes and candy from around the world and chat with students and faculty about our new program in Global Literary Studies.

cupcake

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Info Session & Student Panel
September 26, 1:30 PM  – 2:30 PM
Savery Hall (SAV) 132
Please join the Department of Gender; Women & Sexuality Studies for an information session and student panel. Discussion topic and speakers to be announced closer to the event.

Social Science Summer Social
September 26, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Grieg Garden

Celebrate the end of summer and start of autumn quarter with representatives from the Departments of American Ethnic Studies, Economics, Geography and History. Catch up with friends or make new connections while learning about opportunities across the social sciences! We’ll have games, snacks and of course plenty of resources to share with you. 

Discover Campus Art: Jacob Lawrence’s Artist in Studio (1994)
September 26, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Meet at the Art Building main entrance.
Join Art Historian Dr. Juliet Sperling for discussion of the print Artist in Studio by Jacob Lawrence. Lawrence was one of the most important artists of the 20th century, renowned for his modernist depictions of everyday life as well as epic narratives of African American history and historical figures. Lawrence also taught at the UW from 1970-1985. Explore the Jacob Lawrence Gallery on your own afterwards. Space is limited – please register.

United Nations, Anyone?
Tuesday, September 26, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Thomson Hall 101

What is it really like to work at the United Nations? Here is a rare opportunity to meet with someone who’s been there, done that. Kevin Cassidy’s career at the United Nations has seen him travel the world, working on everything from landmine issues to high-level policy language. He has developed communication initiatives in over 40 countries, including interactive radio and television programs, and trained journalists on communicating locally on fundamental rights at work, child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and the freedom of association. So… join us, grab a slice of pizza (!) and enjoy this interactive event! *Pizza is first come, first served*

Donuts & Drop-Ins with Humanities Academic Services
September 27, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Padelford Hall (PDL) A-Wing Plaza Level - Humanities Academic Services Office

Kick off your Autumn Quarter with Humanities Academic Services! Visit us for donuts, coffee, tea, and same-day drop-in advising appointments.  We will be raffling off 3 $25 UW Bookstore gift cards!

AMATH & CFRM Undergrad Majors Meet & Greet with Advisers
September 27, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM / September 28, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Outside, steps of Lewis Hall

Interested in majoring in Applied Mathematics (AMATH) or Computational Finance & Risk Management (CFRM), or the Data Science Options of these majors? Drop by Lewis Hall to meet academic advisers and learn about the admissions process, degree requirements, and experiential learning opportunities. Bring your questions and grab a snack!

UW School of Art + Art History + Design Info Session
September 28, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art Building (ART) 120
Exploring art, art history, or design at the University of Washington? Join us for an information session and learn more about our programs!

Storytelling with American Indian Studies
September 28, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Intellectual House (INT) - Gathering Hall

Stories tell us who we are, where we come from, and how to properly relate to the other creatures with whom we share this world. In telling and listening to stories, we build community. Passed along from one generation to the next, oral narratives provide the roots of American Indian and Indigenous ways of knowing and being in the world. Join the Department of American Indian Studies for an evening of storytelling. Meet a new friend, hear something old and new, and learn about yourself, for stories are always teaching us.

Storytelling

Public Opening: Fall Exhibitions at Henry Art Gallery
September 29, 7:00 PM –9:00 PM
Henry Art Gallery

Join us to celebrate the Henry’s latest exhibitions: Raúl de Nieves: a window to the see, a spirit star chiming in the wind of wonder…, Kelly Akashi: Encounters, Sophia Al-Maria: Not My Bag, and A/Political Rocks. See the art, meet the artists, and enjoy music and refreshments. The Henry Art Gallery offers free memberships to all University of Washington students  Join today! Admission is FREE. RSVP is highly encouraged.


 

See the full list of Dawg Daze events here.

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