ArtSci Roundup: Assessing the 2022 Midterm Election Results with Implications for the Next Two Years and 2024, Empires Strick Back: Football and Colonialism, and More

Arts and shows | UW Notebook

November 3, 2022

Through public events and exhibits, connect with the UW community every week!


Highlights of current and upcoming exhibitions:

October 27 – November 23 | Miha Sarani: fineart building

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to welcome Seattle artist Miha Sarani. This exhibition is an extensive survey of Sarani’s work, focusing on portraiture while reflecting her Slovenian heritage.

November 6 – April 16 | Body Language: Northwest Cultural Tattoo Awakening, Burke Museum (Free admission for UW students, faculty, and staff)

Until January 8 | everything was beautiful and nothing wrong., Henry Art Gallery (Free admission for UW students, faculty, and staff)


November 7, 6 p.m. | Global challenges/interdisciplinary responses: let’s reflect together on the power of place and care, online or HUB

Our annual public event draws on different stories and areas of knowledge to collaboratively examine an issue that keeps students up at night. Students, staff, and specialist faculty invite our extended community on campus and beyond to join our conversation about the power (and politics) of place.

With passionate speakers from public health, sociology, ethnic studies, geography and history, we will explore how communities respond to systems and events that disrupt relationships with place (such as colonialism, war, climate change or global pandemics); explore how individuals and communities sustain themselves in the face of such displacement through creative adaptation and collective empowerment; and finding opportunities to honor the radical place-making work of vulnerable communities and coalitions that are leading the way.

Free | RSVP


Fall Term: The Big Read: The new education by Cathy Davidson

The College of Arts & Sciences launches its “Rethinking the Academy” initiative by inviting students, faculty and staff to join in a campus-wide reading experience, followed by conversations about how we can improve teaching and learning at the University of Washington.

Join the Conversation: Register for the keynote with the author on November 14 at 1:30 p.m. (in person or via Zoom).


November 8, 7:30 p.m. |Daniil Trifonov, mean center

Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular rise since his creation at Meany in 2013. The Grammy-winning pianist was catapulted to international fame after winning medals in three prestigious competitions – Warsaw Chopin, Tel Aviv Rubinstein and Moscow Tchaikovsky – and was named Artist of the Year by Musical America (2019) and Gramophone (2016). He inspires audiences with a combination of rare sensitivity, depth of expression and consummate technique. His return to Meany in a recital by Mozart, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Scriabin is a musical event not to be missed.

UW Faculty, UW Staff, UW Retirees and UW Alumni Association (UWAA): 10% off regular-priced single tickets, subject to availability. A valid UW ID (e.g. Husky card or UWAA card) is required; limit of one ticket per valid ID | Tickets and more information


November 8, 7:30 p.m. | Frontiers of Physics: Understanding our Universe from Deep Underground with 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor Arthur B. McDonald, Kane Hall or online

McDonald's Art Portrait

By creating clean, very low-radioactivity laboratories at depth to avoid cosmic rays, it is possible to study very fundamental questions about our Universe. These include studies of the tiniest fundamental particles called neutrinos and dark matter, a very important but still mysterious component of the Universe. Dark matter has so far only been revealed by gravitational effects but is five times more massive than the type of matter we are made of. It has had a strong influence on the evolution of the Universe since the Big Bang. Experiments aimed at investigating these topics will be described, including the Nobel Prize-winning Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment in which scientists from the University of Washington played a major role.

Free | More information.


November 9, noon | Empires Strick Back: Football and Colonialism, on line

Ahead of the 2022 World Cup, the Department of History presents this panel discussion which will examine the links between colonialism and the game of football/soccer.

Chris Tounsel, Associate Professor of History, UW (moderator)
Molly Yanity, Associate Professor of Journalism, Quinnipiac University
Anand Yang, Professor of History, UW

Free | RSVP


November 10, 5:30 p.m. | Korean Peninsula Forum 2022: US-South Korean Relations and the Crisis of the International Order, Kane Hall or online

The Center for Korean Studies and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle will host the 2022 Korean Peninsula Forum. This year’s forum will feature two keynote speakers, Dr. Sang-hyun Lee of the Sejong Institute and Mr. Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations. The two will discuss how the United States views democracy in South Korea and vice versa, the role of democracy in U.S.-South Korean bilateral relations, and the evolution of U.S.-South Korean relations in light of geopolitical unrest.

Professor Emeritus Kenneth B. Pyle (University of Washington) and Assistant Professor James Lin (University of Washington) will join Mr. Snyder and Professor Lee as panellists. Professor Yong-Chool Ha (University of Washington) will moderate the forum, adding his political science expertise to the discussion.

Free | RSVP


Jews of Arab Lands | 2022 Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Fall Speaker Series, on line

Collage showing historical images of Jews wearing light robes and hats, with a medieval map next to it

What did it mean to be a Jewish minority in an Arab-Islamic society? How did Judaism shape Islam and vice versa? What future for Jewish-Arab relations?

Today, Jews and Arabs sometimes seem entrenched in a timeless conflict. But for centuries, more than 90% of the world’s Jews have lived, worked and prospered (or sometimes floundered) in the Arab Near East.

In four lectures by scholars drawing on their original research, this series will explore the interactions between Jews and Arabs through fifteen hundred years of history.

  • November 10, 3 p.m. | Cafés, parks and neighborhoods: Jews and Muslims
    in 20th century Cairo

Free | RSVP


November 10, 8 p.m. | So Percussion with Caroline Shaw, mean center

Sō Percussion and Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw join forces for a powerful new set of co-composed music in Let the floor play its simple role. Shaw’s unfailing ear for melody and harmony, combined with Sō’s rhythmic invention and compositional experimentation, create an imaginative world of sonic richness. It’s a journey through the landscape of the soul, told through resolutely contemporary songs. Also on the program, the remarkably beautiful and ethereal work of Jason Treuting, In the middle of the noise.

UW Faculty, UW Staff, UW Retirees and UW Alumni Association (UWAA): 10% off regular-priced single tickets, subject to availability. A valid UW ID (e.g. Husky card or UWAA card) is required; limit of one ticket per valid ID | Tickets and more information


November 14, 5 p.m. | Assess the results of the 2022 midterm elections with implications for the next two years and for 2024, On line

Please join us a week after the general election for a panel discussion on what the election results portend for national and state policy-making over the next two years, and for the 2024 presidential race. Speakers include Scott Lemieux, Becca Thorpe and Mark Smith hosted by John Wilkerson.

Free | More information.

Tag(s): ArtsUW • Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • Center for Environmental Politics • College of Arts & Sciences • Comparative History of Ideas Program • Department of American Ethnic Studies • Department of American Indian Studies • Department of Gender Women and Sexuality Education • Department of Geography • Department of History • Department of Physics • Department of Political Science • Department of Sociology • Harborview Medical Center • Henry Art Gallery • Jackson • Jackson School of International Studies • Jacob Lawrence Gallery • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • School of Art + Art History + Design • Stroum Center for Jewish Studies • UW Honors Program