January 2022 Newsletter




Featured Stories This Month

Adam Kingman headshot

A Designer Reflects on "Making It"

Industrial designer Adam Kingman (BDes, 2014) demonstrated skill and creativity on the NBC show Making It.

Danni Lin holding glass of red wine

A Perfect Pairing: Wine & Statistics

Danni Lin (BS, 2011; MS, 2013) finds her UW degrees in statistics and computational finance & risk management helpful as a wine entrepreneur. 

Andrew Glass headshot

Ancient Languages, New Technology

His knowledge of ancient languages led Asian languages & literature alum Andrew Glass (PhD, 2006) to a technology job at Microsoft. 

  • Annah Mwendar-Chaba in a summer dress

    At Home in the Foreign Service

    As a Foreign Service Officer, international studies alumna Annah Mwendar-Chaba is exploring new places — and languages. 

    January 2022 Perspectives

Opportunities to Explore

  • Bonnie Whiting performing marimba.

    Faculty Concert: Bonnie Whiting

    January 14, 7:30 pm
    Meany Hall

    School of Music faculty percussionist Bonnie Whiting presents Through the Eye(s), a cycle of pieces for solo speaking and singing percussionist, developed in collaboration with nine incarcerated people at the Indiana Women's Prison. $20-$10.

  • Katz Distinguished Lecture: Catherine Cole

    January 19, 7 pm
    Kane Hall 210 and Streamed Live

    Catherine Cole, divisional dean of the arts and professor of English and dance, presents from her book, Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice, which explores how unresolved racialized histories of state-perpetuated violence create conditions of possibility — and impossibility — for performance artists, choreographers, and theater makers. Sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Free. Registration required to view the live stream.

  • Old sepia photograph from Henry Collection, with performers illuminated by bright light

    Re/frame: Illumination

    January 20, noon
    Online on Zoom

    Henry Art Gallery’s Re/frame program highlights a different group of objects from the collection each month, including art rarely on public view. This month, join us to experience and discuss the many forms and effects of light in a selection of Henry works. Free.

  • Dancer in exaggerated running pose

    Streb Extreme Action

    January 20-22, 8 pm
    Meany Hall

    Called the daredevil of modern dance, legendary “PopAction” choreographer Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of aesthetics and the human body. In this Meany Center Dance Series concert, her fierce and gravity-defying approach courts danger and thrills the eye. $55 - $34, with $10 tickets for UW students.

  • Protesters at voting rights rally holding signs

    Voting Rights Under Attack

    January 21, 10:30 am
    Online on Zoom

    Faculty experts from the UW and other universities will discuss the current state of voting rights in the US, recent attacks on voting rights, and look ahead to the future.  Jake Grumbach, UW assistant professor of political science, will serve as moderator. Presented by the UW’s Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR). Free.

Looking for more events? Visit the UW Alumni Association website.

In The News

  • Plants being moved into new UW Greenhouse

    Room to grow

    The UW's world-class plant collection is back on campus in a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse. The prized collection will support more than 5,000 students in their learning.


  • Shua Sanchez surrounded by equipment

    Balancing science with service

    Clean Energy Institute Graduate Fellow Shua Sanchez (PhD, Physics, 2021) is exploring the frontiers of new materials while striving for justice in his community. 


  • High cost, high risk, high hopes: The $10B James Webb Space Telescope's launch

    UW astronomers Eric Agol and Emily Levesque explain the significance of NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope, which could allow NASA to probe atmospheres on potentially Earth-like planets.


  • Fatal police encounters in Washington fall to 5-year low

    Martina Morris, UW professor emeritus of statistics and sociology, analyzed recent trends in deadly police encounters in Washington state. 



Nancy Joseph