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I heart UW Libraries
May 21, 2020
UW Libraries recently announced the winners of their student video contest.  MA student Long Hoàng Trần's video "Access" took first place in the annual contest.  The UW Libraries Student Video Contest asks students to create original video showcasing the UW Libraries through the student perspective.  The theme for this year's contest was I "heart" UW Libraries.   Check... Read more
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May 19, 2020
The UW and Seattle's film community is mourning the loss of filmmaker and UW alum Lynn Shelton who died over the weekend in Los Angeles. Read the piece honoring Shelton from The UW Daily.   
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May 18, 2020
The Feminist Media Histories workshop Affect was held successfully on-line on Friday, May 15, 2020 with more than 300+ RSVPs and participants!    Initially designed as a two-day celebration of Feminist Media Histories' transition to Seattle, the workshop was moved on-line due to the global pandemic.  The workshops feature informal presentations by the following 7 speakers: Ann Cvetkovich (Carleton University) Kathy Woodward (University of... Read more
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May 18, 2020
Doctoral student Xin Peng was recently awarded an Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarship in the Humanities from the UW College of Arts and Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Congratulations Xin!
Feminist Media Histories
May 13, 2020
Feminist Media Histories Workshop: Affect  FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)  *Zoom link will be sent to auditors by request. RSVP @ **Read the workshop program @ Initially designed as a two-day celebration of @... Read more
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May 13, 2020
The Humanities Division at the University of Washington is excited to launch “Humanities First,” an exciting new First Year Experience for incoming freshmen.  Find out more about the program and meet the Fall 2020 instructors.   The program is generously funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Suzallo Library
May 13, 2020
The College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division has received a grant from The Mellon Foundation for the newly offered First Year Experience for incoming freshmen.  Incoming freshmen can read more about the Humanities First program and consider applying! 
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April 13, 2020
Name: Marcus Lux Majors: CMS and English (Creative Writing) Hometown: Lacey, WA Favorite Movie: Her (2013) When did you know that you wanted to write screenplays? I knew that I enjoyed creative writing back in high school. When I entered UW, however, I initially pursued a career in medicine. I took a few science-related courses and performed badly in almost all of them. So, at the end of my freshman year I forced myself to make a tough decision: do I continue... Read more
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April 7, 2020
As featured in the April 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Perspectives Newsletter, Cinema & Media Studies faculty recommend films & TV shows to watch while you're "sheltering in place" during the COVID-19 epidemic. Read more on the Perspectives newsletter
Movie posters for recommended films/TV shows
March 31, 2020
Staying home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus? Looking for ways to stay entertained? If you've already binged all the shows in your Netflix queue, fear not. Faculty in the UW Department of Cinema & Media Studies have gathered television and film recommendations to fit every mood.      If you want an escape... Uncut Gems (2019) Described by Variety as “a cross between a seat-of-your-pants heist movie and a protracted heart attack,” you won’t think about... Read more