July 2022 Newsletter
Featured Stories This Month
As co-founder of Noveltease Theatre, Stevi Costa (PhD, English) offers fresh takes on beloved books through burlesque.
Four graduating seniors were named Arts & Sciences Dean's Medalists in recognition of their accomplishments at the UW.
At this year’s Improvised Music Project Festival, students and faculty engaged in listening sessions and conversations about the recording process. (Video story.)
This spring, the UW and the College of Arts & Sciences celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their many accomplishments.
Opportunities to Explore
Through September 4
Henry Art Gallery, Lower Level Galleries
Working in textiles, ceramics, and metalwork — frequently in combination with found materials — ektor garcia ascribes renewed value to craft practices through intimate, ritual processes. garcia is a participating artist in the Henry’s Artist Fellowship Program.
Explored the Burke lately? In the “Our Material World” gallery, learn how archaeologists dig up the past and make discoveries — even from the garbage we leave behind — and how Native peoples across Washington state are using the archaeological record to revitalize traditional food practices.
October 2022 through May 2023
Meany Center for the Performing Arts
In its 2022–23 season, Meany Center will present 26 visionary artists and ensembles who are pushing artistic boundaries, blending genres, and bringing more diverse creative representation to the stage. Season tickets are on sale. Single tickets will go on sale August 3.
In The News
Seattle’s history of Black language: African American English, code-switching and why it matters today
African American English, a dialect of American English spoken by Black Americans, can be a form of comfort in the Black community. But there is contention over its use, dividing speakers on class, generation, and gender lines. Alicia Beckford Wassink, UW professor of linguistics, is quoted.
Even if you do a lot of hiking or camping, you’ve probably never encountered a scorpion in Washington state. But scorpions, feared by humans for their crayfish-like pincers and stinging tail, do live here. Rod Crawford, curator of arachnids at the UW's Burke Museum, is quoted.
Enemies Within: The Global Politics of Fifth Columns, co-edited by Scott Radnitz, UW associate professor of international studies (with Harris Mylonas of George Washington University), explores the politics surrounding real and imagined “fifth columns” — groups accused of working with hostile countries to damage the population or government of their home country.
What do misplaced groceries, slow restaurants, empty strip clubs, and traffic patterns have in common? They could all potentially be early indicators of a recession. Yael Jacobs, UW assistant professor of economics, is quoted.