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From Object to Action: Art and Performance Symposium

16 Feb

Thursday, April 7, 2011
4-6 pm & 7-8 pm
Nordstrom Lecture Hall, SAM Downtown

Join graduate students from the University of Washington for an early evening symposium in conjunction with the special exhibition Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. Presentations will highlight the role of performance through Nick Cave’s art works, global cultures and the history of art. Between sessions, Cornish College of the Arts performs work by modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham live in the galleries.

Free and open to the public. Registration required if planning to attend.

Call for proposals. Participants should prepare a presentation of around 15 minutes, which will be followed by a brief period of questions and answers. The deadline for the call for proposals (a title and an abstract of around 1 page) is February 12, 2011. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Submit via email to:


Dinosaur expert Philip Currie gives free lecture!

16 Feb

Events | Exhibits | Visit the Burke

“Hunting Dinosaurs on Four Continents” with Dr. Philip Currie Friday, February 25, 7 pm
UW Kane Hall 130

Philip Currie

Dr. Philip Currie, paleontologist and Canada Research Chair at The University of Alberta, will discuss his travels uncovering dinosaur fossils from the four
corners of the globe as he sought to determine how these amazingly diverse animals were so successful.

This lecture is FREE but registration is required.

Register now

Sponsored by Nathan Myrhvold and Rosemarie Havranek.

Fall 2011 Study Abroad in Berlin

16 Feb

The City as Media: Space, Memory and the Urban Landscape

Fall 2011 Study Abroad in Berlin

Information Sessions in Padelford C-101
Thu 2/24 at 4:30 and Fri 2/25 at 3:30

Sponsored by the Comparative History of Ideas Program.
In the course of less than a century Berlin has been the site of catastrophic destruction, violent and tragic division, intensive rebuilding, and vehement debates over the recovery of historical memory and the memorialization of decisive moments of the past. A decade ago it was Europe’s largest construction site. What remains? Have the layers of history exposed by the fall of the Berlin Wall been obscured by the recreation of Berlin as the capital of the new united Germany and as a major cultural center of post-Cold War Europe? What historical memories can still be read in the urban landscape? How has the process of creative reconstruction been used to both forget and remember previous visual mappings and historical texts built into the stones and spaces of the urban landscape? The program will approach the urban environment as a dynamic, mediatic container that carries a plethora of meanings and messages. Our aim will be to decode and reconstruct some of these messages and uncover the innumerable layers of memory that remain present and alive in the city’s landscape.
Open to all majors!
No German language requirement or minimum GPA!
Earn full-time UW credit!
Federal Financial Aid eligible!
Apply now!!!

If you are interested but cannot attend an information session, please take a look at our chidint.

Theron Paul Stevenson
Director of International Programs – Comparative History of Ideas
Assistant Director – Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue
Graduate Student – Department of Geography
University of Washington Box 354300

les percussions de strasbourg | saturday

16 Feb

The School of Music and the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) present a special appearance by Europe’s leading percussion ensemble, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, as part of their 50th anniversary North American tour. The program will include Tempus ex Machina by Gérard Grisey and Persephassa, by Iannis Xenakis—two master pieces commissioned by the group that require the players to perform surrounding the audience. The program will also include a performance of On Space, a work for percussion sextet and 3D sound composed for the group by School of Music professor Juan Pampin.

Please Note: Due to the stage set-up for this concert, seating is extremely limited. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

DATE & TIME Saturday, February 19, 2011 :: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION Meany Theater, UW Campus
TICKETS $15 ($10 students and seniors)

Purchase Tickets Online


Peace Corps Info Session

16 Feb

The corner office can wait. Some corners of the world can’t.

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Want to learn more? Come listen to a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Uganda who will share her personal experience, answer your questions, and provide tips to guide you through the application process.

Peace Corps Info Session
Wednesday, February 23rd, 5:30pm
University of Washington • Gowen Hall 301

Contact the UW On-Campus Peace Corps Rep: Erin Larsen-Cooper
Office 134 Mary Gates Hall
Hours Mondays 9:00am to 1:00pm • Thursdays 9:00am to 12:00pm
Phone 206.543.0535

UW Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

16 Feb

UW Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

The UW Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on May 20, 2011, 12-5pm. Deadline to apply is February 25, 2011. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate! You may apply to present a poster or an oral presentation.


Application available at:

You may begin your application now and visit the MySymposium link throughout your Symposium experience for additional information, workshops, practice sessions, and application status. We have added additional abstract writing workshops to help you in this process:

Abstract Writing Workshop:
The abstract writing workshop includes information on what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include.
Friday, February 18, 2:30-4pm, MGH 258
Tuesday, February 22, 4-5:30PM, Research Commons, Allen S. Library
Registration available at:

Internship Fair

16 Feb

Internship Fair

February 23rd, 2011

2:30-5:30pm, MGH Commons (UW Seattle campus)

If you have never attended a career fair before, listen to this online-audio workshop: