arts and entertainment
April 14, 2022
Through public events and exhibits, connect with the UW community every week!
Intertwined like a word and its meaning: Reflections on Fifty Years of Sanskrit Studies
April 20, 7:00 p.m. | In line
Emeritus Professor Richard Salomon (Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, UW) will share some of the insights and inspirations he gained from studying Sanskrit and classical Indian literature and culture for over fifty years. He will also describe the long tradition of teaching Sanskrit at the University of Washington that dates back more than 100 years. Professor Salomon will present readings of classic verses and lines from well-known Sanskrit authors to show how their complexity, subtlety and imagination flow the rasa, the ‘nectar’ that is the aesthetic essence of Sanskrit literature. It will focus in particular on the works of Kālidāsa, widely acclaimed as the greatest of Sanskrit poets, and his unique and remarkable account of the story of King Rāma and the story of the Rāmāyaṇa in his epic poem, “The Dynasty of Raghu”.
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A Conversation with Representative Adam Smith on U.S. National Security Challenges
April 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Union Husky Building
Join Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in partnership with the Center for West European Studies and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studiesin conversation with Representative Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on how Putin’s war in Ukraine reshaped Europe’s security plan and raised the stakes for American leadership as the Biden-Harris administration strengthens the international order founded on rules. While Moscow presents an acute threat, Beijing remains a daunting challenge – exporting its authoritarian model, building military capacity, etc. Representative Smith will discuss these national security challenges and America’s role in the world.
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School of Art + History of Art + Diploma in Design Exhibitions
Ongoing | Jacob Lawrence Art Gallery
Join School of Art + History of Art + Design for a series of graduation exhibitions for students receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in art.
- Graduation exhibition 2: April 20 – 30
- Graduation exhibition 3: May 4 – 14
- Graduation exhibition 1: May 18 – 21
- Graduation exhibition 2: May 25 – 28
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Gender Politics in South Asia and the Diaspora: Author Shobha Rao in Conversation with Alka Kurian
April 22, 4 p.m. | HUB 145
Join Shobha Rao, author of short story collection An unrestored woman and the novel Girls burn brighter, for a discussion of gender politics in South Asia and the Diaspora focusing on some of the most pressing issues facing women today: domestic violence, human trafficking, immigration and massive displacements beyond the subcontinent. Female friendship and creative resilience as ways to combat these forces will also be explored. Presented by the South Asian Center and co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, Center for Global Studies, Department of Creative Writing, Department of English, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and UW-Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Life in a cubic foot
Until July 20 | Burke Museum
Tag(s): Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • Department of Asian Languages & Literatures • Department of English • Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies • Jackson School of International Studies • School of Art + art history + design • South Asia Center • UW Bothell