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January 5, 2021
College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that you can get that in a wide variety of majors. Featured on 
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January 5, 2021
The humanities’ newest major, cinema and media studies (CMS), allows students to explore different modes of expression and their effects on a world increasingly dominated by mass media. “This new major should be especially relevant to incoming students,” department chair Eric Ames said. Featured on The Daily 
November 23, 2020
Northwest Research Media Commons Proudly Presents Professor John Trafton Lecturer, Film Studies, Seattle University “300 Days of Sunshine: California Impressionism and Early Hollywood.” December 4, 3 pm – 4:30 pm Zoom Link... Read more
Romanian Film Fest 2020
November 16, 2020
THE ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL, 7TH EDITION: “One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying: Resilient Together” This year's edition of the Romanian Film Festival will be virtual!  All film programs will take place online between Nov. 13-22, and will include a live discussion or filmmaker Q&A.   More information about the film festival is available on the ARCS website.  Tickets and Festival Passes on sale now at... Read more
Faces of Genocide
November 12, 2020
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Holocaust Center for Humanity for their upcoming online event, a screening of Faces of Genocide on Sunday, November 22nd at 5PM. This unique short documentary film features interviews with survivors of genocides from the 20th century to now—from the Armenian genocide to the current Rohingya ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. The film streaming will be followed by an engaging panel... Read more
Katz Lecture Sissako
November 9, 2020
Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities at the University of Washington Abderrahmane Sissako, Film Director and ProducerIn Conversation: African Worlds / World Films Date: November 12, 2020 Time: 12:00-1:00pm (PST) One of the foremost thinkers on Global South cinema as well as one of its leading practitioners, Abderrahmane Sissako’s films are unsparing, visually innovative indictments of the global forces that shape African lives.  Sissako joins scholars of film... Read more
Lessons Not Learned From the Holocaust
October 29, 2020
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is offering a free, public online lecture series exploring the many lessons (not) learned from the Holocaust. The weekly lecture and Q&A session feature University of Washington faculty.  The upcoming lecture on Tuesday, November 3rd titled: Jewish Dogs and the Nazi Beast: Animal Studies and Holocaust Literature is by Professor Naomi Sokoloff.  Additional information and registration... Read more
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October 29, 2020
The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) has put together a list of interesting course offerings for next quarter.  Be sure to check out the list on the CAS website.  Courses have no prerequisites and are open to all students!  Winter quarter registration starts November 6th.  
Fall Colloqia Video Games and Asian Identity
October 20, 2020
The next Department of Communication's Fall Colloquium on October 21 will be a panel discussion with Dr. Tara Fickle from the University of Oregon and Dr. Chris Patterson from the University of British Columbia about video games and Asian identity, moderated by Dr. LeiLani Nishime from the Department of Communication. Registration details here: ... Read more
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October 13, 2020
Jennifer Bean, UW associate professor of cinema studies, suggests a few silent film viewing opportunities this fall. Featured on UW News