In Autumn 2012, Professor Richard Kenney from the UW Department of English will be teaching Literature and Creative Writing courses at Friday Harbor: ENGL 365, “Reading the Marine Environment” (5 cr), ENGL 283/383/483, “Writing the Marine Environment”(5 cr), and an optional “Creative Writing Lab,” ENGL 493, (2 cr). All of these courses will take full advantage of living on San Juan Island, focusing on the marine environment; the sea and seashore; Moby Dick and other nautically-minded literature; and creative writing inspired by by writers, artists, scientists and naturalists who have taken the sea for their subject.
You can take 12 credits of English courses, or you can mix and match
these classes with introductory Marine Biology and Fisheries courses for
a full course load of 15-17 credits. This could be a great way to take
care of some of those NW credits you might still need for graduation, or
it might simply be an opportunity to learn more about the incredible
diversity of sea life in the Pacific Northwest.
To learn more about this exciting new program, please come to the Information Session on Thursday, April 12 starting at 3:30 pm in THO 134 or visit the Autumn 2012 Friday Harbor Program webpage.
The School of Music is honored to welcome three-time Grammy winning bassist John Patitucci to the University for a three-day residency through the Barry Lieberman and Friends series.
The residency starts today, Thursday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.. with a free jazz master class and continues Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., with a free classical master class. The residency concludes on Sunday, Feb. 26 with a jazz/classical concert featuring Patitucci and pianist Marc Seales. All events are in Brechemin Auditorium.
More details are available here: http://www.music.washington.edu/news/?mode=detail&id=139
We are pleased to welcome a special guest to the School of Music this morning. Guitarist Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy nominated guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and many others. In town for a two-night run at Jazz Alley (Dec. 6 and 7), he leads a clinic/workshop with Jazz Studies students at 11:30 in Room 35. It is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!
More details here: http://music.washington.edu/upcoming/detail/41836.
Please join the School of Music today at 1:30 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium for a special presentation/performance by dancers and instrumentalists from Madrid’s renowned Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas. This is the group’s second visit to our school. Their appearance last year was lively, colorful and a whole lot of fun. Come learn more about the flamenco musical tradition from these wonderful artists. The event is free and open to the public, so feel free to spread the word!
Details here: http://music.washington.edu/upcoming/detail/41643.
After Hours @ the Burke: Carnival Celebration!
Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 -9 pm
FREE with UW ID
$5 general public
Grab a friend and come celebrate our newest exhibit in true Carnival spirit! Featuring live music, Carnival activities, and light refreshments. Festive attire encouraged.
- Grove to live music from the UW steel drum band
- Learn Carnival dances from the Caribbean
- Get creative and make a carnival mask
- Strike a pose in the photo booth
- Enjoy “King’s Cake”
- And more!
Depth of Field: Anthropology TTL
Depth of Field : (1) the range of object distances within a photograph that are imaged with acceptable sharpness; (2) the relative experience of fieldwork.
TTL : [Through the Lens] (1) metering system that measures light or exposure through the taking lens of a camera; (2) manner of observation: perspective.
How do we see? How do we observe the world around us? Anyone who has picked up a camera knows that looking through a lens necessarily changes the way we appreciate the scene before it. What do we foreground, and what do we let fall into the distance? This exhibit showcases the visual work of UW Anthropology students and images from their field research from all over the world. Comprised mostly of images taken by graduate students, we hope this collection will open your eyes not only to the variety of human cultures but also to the many ways we can study them. We invite you to take a moment, and see the world through someone else’s lens.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011—DECEMBER 18, 2011
Odegaard Library, 1st Floor, West Photo Cases (behind circulation)
Open House Reception October 28, 2011 5-7PM Odegaard Library, Room 220
SPONSORED BY THE UW ANTHROPOLOGY DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
GWSS Departmental Research Colloquia – October 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.
Research Commons, Allen Library, in “Green A” (the fishbowl room just inside the entrance to the RC)
Sasha Welland, Ph.D. presents:
New Geographies of Feminist Art: The Critical Potential of Metadata
This presentation describes the process of building a digital platform for a book on Chinese contemporary art worlds that critiques masculinist canon formation and narratives of global feminist art centered in the West. This web publication presents an argument about art worldings with spatial, temporal, and gendered dimensions through mappings that incorporate images, video, and narrated visual essays with Chinese and English audio tracks. I focus on the development of metadata schema–the categorical data assigned to digital objects such as images–as a feminist interpretive project. What new forms of analysis, display, and archiving are made possible in digital humanities environments by metadata?
Washington State Legislative Internship Program, Winter Quarter 2012
Open to Juniors and Seniors from ALL majors. Submit applications to the Pol S Advising Office in 215 Smith Hall by Monday, October 24th.
Interns spend Winter Quarter working in Olympia as staff for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. In addition to their office work, interns participate in weekly seminars and workshops. The seminars include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions. In the workshops, interns take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate. They learn parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature. Additionally, interns have the opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about his/her job.
Compensation and Credit
Interns receive monthly compensation to offset the expenses associated with the internship and academic credit from the University of Washington. During their internship, UW students will be enrolled in POL S 497 for 15 credits and will attend a seminar course taught by a UW faculty member.
*Conducting legislative research
*Attending hearings and meetings
*Corresponding with constituents
Strong applicants will have:
*A strong desire to learn about public policy and legislative process
*Good written and oral communication skills
*Strong analytical and research skills
*Strong work ethic
*Ability to handle a fast-paced environment
For more information, see:
Proposal deadline October 19th
Applications are now available for proposals to the 2012 Site Specific Program. Visual artists, installation artists and performing artists are invited to apply.
4Culture’s Site-Specific program supports the creation and presentation of visual and performance art in non-traditional settings. Site-Specific seeks to broaden the definition of art and art-making, and encourages innovative proposals from all fields of creative endeavor. Site-Specific projects range from media and design works, architectural interventions, temporary installations and performances. Help us extend what we do by proposing something new and different.
The annual deadline solicits innovative ideas from artists and organizations working in all disciplines and encourages new collaborative projects between public venues and artists. Potential venues may include any public location as well as exploring non-traditional approaches to established exhibition spaces. Have a new site for us? Contact project staff if you would like to partner with 4Culture.
For more information and to apply: www.sitespecificarts.org
Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships
Apply for a $4,000 scholarship to support your leadership development. We’ve seen all kinds of projects and activities over the years and a variety of perspectives on what leadership means–come talk to us about how a Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship might be a good fit for you.
Deadline: Monday, October 17, 5pm
Information sessions: Wednesday, October 5 at 2:30 and Thursday, October 6 at 12:30 (suite 171 Mary Gates Hall)
Please learn more on our website: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/mge/apply/leadership/index.htm
Mary Gates Research Scholarships
Apply for a $4,000 scholarship to support you while you are engaged in research with a faculty mentor. Research happens in all disciplines! Undergraduates conducting scholarly work in the arts, humanities, social sciences and other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Friday, October 21, 5pm
Information sessions: Wednesday, October 5 at 3:30 and Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 (suite 171 Mary Gates Hall)
Please learn more on our website: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/mge/apply/research/index.htm
Seattle Film Institute
OPEN HOUSE AND FREE WORKSHOPS
Saturday, October 1, 2011
FREE WORKSHOPS 9:30am-11:00am
Production Workshop: Green Screen on a Budget
Green screen background effects have revolutionized how movies and television are being shot. But green screen isn’t just the domain of Hollywood artists with a big budget. Digital filmmaking software on home computers can create these effects too. In this workshop we’ll cover how to set up a simple screen, light it, and then use it to place your talent in front of any background.
Screenwriting Workshop: Building Dramatic Scenes
Drama is the key element at the heart of all good screenplays, no matter the genre. Knowing how to write dramatic scenes for screenplays is essential to the screenwriter’s success. This hour-and-a-half workshop will focus on explaining the structure of a dramatic scene, the importance of character motivation and goals within scenes, and the essential quality of conflict. In addition the workshop will highlight the role of dialogue in creating drama.
We’re located at 1709 23rd Avenue, Seattle WA 98122 (map: http://seattlefilminstitute.com/content/about-seattle-film-institute ). For more information visit: http://www.seattlefilminstitute.com/