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Doctoral Student Ryan Burns Selected to Present on Digital Scholarship at UW HuskyFest 2012

Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns, doctoral student in Geography and Simpson Center Public Scholarship Fellow, has been invited to share his research at HuskyFest 2012, as part of the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Showcase. The UW is hosting HuskyFest—a three-day campus-wide festival showcasing the university’s dynamic scholarship and activities—to celebrate its 150th anniversary. HuskyFest, which takes place April 19-21, will feature a variety of activities, including live music, food, dance, lectures, demonstrations, interactive booths, open houses, art exhibits, tours, giveaways and much more.

Katz Lecturers for 2012-2013 Academic Year Announced

Victoria Lawson, Cathy Davidson, and Josiah Ober have been named Katz Distinguished Lecturers in the Humanities for the 2012-2013 academic year. One of the most distinguished awards in the humanities at UW, the Katz lectureship recognizes scholars and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. Each year, one UW faculty member and two scholars from outside institutions are awarded the title.

Winter 2012 Visiting Scholars and Speakers

Dylan Rodríguez lectures at the UW during Winter 2012.

Dylan Rodríguez gave a compelling lecture at the UW during Winter 2012. And he was not the only one; the Simpson Center and the University of Washington had the honor of hosting a number of brilliant scholars over Winter Quarter.

 

 

 

A Tale of Conversational Canines: "The Day the Dogs Talked" - UW Today

The Day the Dogs Talked, the latest book by UW professor emeritus of comparative literature Hazard Adams, is the subject of a recent UW Today feature by writer Peter Kelley. Adams gave a "New Books in Print" talk on this at the Simpson Center in February.

Janelle Taylor Represents the UW at Humanities Advocacy Day, Washington, DC

UW Professor of Anthropology Janelle Taylor

Janelle Taylor (Anthropology) will represent the Simpson Center and the UW at Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2012. Humanities Advocacy Day was established in 2000 by the National Humanities Alliance (NHA)—an advocacy coalition dedicated to the advancement of humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs—to increase public support for the humanities.

Making Scenes, Building Communities: “Women Who Rock” (Un)Conference, Film Festival, and Courses

Michelle Habell-Pallan (right) with Women Who Rock participants.

The Women Who Rock (Un)Conference and Film Festival return for their second annual meeting March 2-3, 2012. Focus on “Making Scenes and Building Communities,” Women Who Rock will feature keynote speakers Alice “Bag” Armendariz, author of Violence Girl: From East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, A Chicana Punk Story, and Medusa, also known as the “Godmother of West Coast Hip-Hop.”

Graduate Interest Group Spotlight: Keywords for Video Games Studies

Organizers Ed Chang and Theresa Horstman at a recent Keywords workshop.

Avatar. Gamer. Power. Control. Time. Altplay. Fandom. Hack. Customization. These gaming terms may be part of everyday language to those who play video games, but for the members of Keywords for Video Games Studies, a graduate student interest group funded by the Simpson Center, they are much more. When acknowledged as keywords, they become sites of critical engagement and scholarly dialogue.

Type Designer Jean François Porchez in Residence at the UW

Jean François Porchez

Widely recognized as a typographic icon in his native France, type designer Jean François Porchez visits the UW this week to work with UW students and faculty. He will also be delivering two free public lectures and visiting professional design firms in the Seattle area.

Graduate Interest Group Spotlight: Asian American Studies Research Collective

Asian American Studies Research Collective Graduate Interest Group.

On December 7, 2011, UW faculty, undergraduates, graduate students, and community members crowded into a standing-room-only classroom to hear Marie Hilao-Enriquez speak. As chairperson of the Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights in the Philippines, Hilao-Enriquez documents cases of human rights violations in the Philippines and assists victims and their families in seeking justice. In her talk, she not only provided an update of the current situation of human rights abuses in the Philippines but shared her own story as a survivor of state repression as well. Hilao-Enriquez’s visit to the UW was the result of a collaboration in honor of International Human Rights Day between the Philippine-US Solidarity Organization (PUSO) and the UW’s Asian American Studies Research Collective (AASRC).

Bruce Robbins to Deliver Joff Hanauer Lecture in Western Civilization

Bruce Robbins delivers the Joff Hanauer Lecture in Western Civilization.

At another moment of capitalist crisis, George Orwell wrote: “Under the capitalist system, in order that England may live in comparative comfort, a hundred million Indians must live on the verge of starvation– an evil state of affairs, but you acquiesce in it every time you step into a taxi or eat a plate of strawberries and cream.” In a lecture entitled “The Beneficiary: Cosmopolitanism and Inequality,” Bruce Robbins returns to this challenge to ask, “What do we think of it now?” Robbins speaks on Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Communications 120, as part of the Joff Hanauer Lectures in Western Civilization series.

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