The Bizet Catalogue now online

Check out the Bizet Cat­a­logue!

Com­piled by Hugh Mac­don­ald and man­aged by the Human­i­ties Dig­i­tal Work­shop at Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, St Louis.

This is pri­mar­ily a list of Bizet’s works, pro­vid­ing essen­tial infor­ma­tion about the his­tory and con­tent of each one. It gives infor­ma­tion on man­u­script and printed sources, on doc­u­men­tary mate­ri­als relat­ing to the com­po­si­tion, per­for­mance and pub­li­ca­tion of each work, and is intended to pro­vide a full his­tor­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion of Bizet’s work as com­poser and transcriber.”

Courses for Graduate Students Interested in Teaching

The Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learn­ing is offer­ing two expe­ri­en­tial courses for grad­u­ate stu­dents dur­ing the Win­ter 2015 Quar­ter.  Each evidence-based course encour­ages stu­dents to reflect and par­tic­i­pate by engag­ing in active learning.

Please see below for descrip­tions and how to register.

Win­ter Quar­ter 2015

GRDSCH 525/HUM 595:  Act­ing Up:  Ampli­fy­ing Voices Through Inter­ac­tive The­ater as Ped­a­gogy
Instruc­tors:  Theresa Ron­quillo (Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learn­ing) and Tikka Sears (Mem­ory War Theater)

When:  Wednes­days and Fri­days, 1:30–4:20 p.m.
Where:  Ger­berd­ing 100 (Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learn­ing)
Credit:  3 credit (C/NC)

GRDSCH 630: Teach­ing and Learn­ing in Higher Edu­ca­tion: Frame­works and Prac­tices
Instruc­tors:  Calla Chan­cel­lor and Karen Freisem (Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learning)

When:  Wednes­days, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Where:  Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 228
Credit:  2 credit (C/NC)
Entry Codes:  Entry codes are required for reg­is­tra­tion in all peri­ods. Con­tact Calla Chan­cel­lor at to request a code.

For course descrip­tions and fur­ther details, please see the Cen­ter for Teach­ing & Learn­ing.

Citation Management Consultations Have Returned!

The Research Com­mons’ pop­u­lar Cita­tion Man­age­ment con­sul­ta­tion appoint­ment ser­vice has returned for the 2014–2015 aca­d­e­mic year. Grad­u­ate Stu­dents can make 30-60min appoint­ments with a Research Com­mons Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Spe­cial­ist to receive expert peer advice on how to choose, set up or trou­bleshoot a cita­tion man­age­ment sys­tem. We cur­rently offer assis­tance with Ref­Works, Zotero, End­Note Basic or Mende­ley. Make an appoint­ment today!

How would you like to stream the Met Opera?

The UW Music Library is cur­rently run­ning a trial of Met Opera on Demand.  Try it out and let us know what you think!  Com­ments may be sub­mit­ted on this blog post or sent directly to Judy Tsou at jst­sou at  Don’t wait!  This trial ends Decem­ber 3rd.  Please also note that the trial may only be accessed while on-campus.  You may not access the trial from off-campus.

What It’s Like To Perform Through The Rainy Season At Pike Place Market

Chances are, you’ve seen him per­form. Come rain or shine, Jonny Hahn has been play­ing piano at Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Mar­ket for 28 years as tourists and shop­pers rush about.

With the rainy sea­son set­tling in, we asked him: What’s it like to brave the weather and per­form year-round? Lis­ten to his 90-second answer:”

See for the full story!

Welcoming All Students: Teaching Student Veterans”

“Wel­com­ing All Stu­dents: Teach­ing Stu­dent Veterans”


Fri­day, Novem­ber 7  |  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Ode­gaard Library, Room 220  |  
UW Seattle 

A teach­ing and learn­ing work­shop that offers teach­ing strate­gies to help stu­dent vet­er­ans – and all stu­dents – suc­ceed. This work­shop helps fac­ulty mem­bers and teach­ing assis­tants cre­ate a more inclu­sive class­room for and with stu­dent vet­er­ans.  The work­shop will include a panel of UW instruc­tors, staff and stu­dents. Par­tic­i­pants will engage in small and large group discussion.

To reg­is­ter please fill out the Work­shop Reg­is­tra­tion WebQ.

Co-sponsored by the Vet­er­ans Cen­ter.

Spend Halloween Watching the World’s First Horror Film

Spend part of your Hal­loween morn­ing watch­ing The Cab­i­net of Dr. Cali­gari on vin­tage and hor­ri­fy­ingly frag­ile 16mm film. We’ll screen the film (see descrip­tion below) and give a brief overview of what we are up to with the Media Center’s Vin­tage 16mm Film Col­lec­tion:

Con­sid­ered by many to be “the first true hor­ror film,” The Cab­i­net of Dr. Cali­gari (Das Cab­i­net des Dr. Cali­gari) is a 1920 Ger­man silent hor­ror film directed by Robert Wiene from a screen­play by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influ­en­tial films of the Ger­man Expres­sion­ist move­ment, using styl­ized sets, with abstract, jagged build­ings painted on can­vas back­drops and flats. To add to this strange style, the actors used an unre­al­is­tic tech­nique that exhib­ited “jerky” and dance-like move­ments. This film is cited as hav­ing intro­duced the twist end­ing in cinema.

Event details:  Fri­day, Octo­ber 31, 10:30 — 11:45 in Allen Auditorium

Help the Libraries improve our website — earn $10!

The Libraries is con­duct­ing a study to eval­u­ate sev­eral fea­tures on our web­site. We want to find out what works best for peo­ple who use it — peo­ple like you — so we can improve the design and func­tion­al­ity of the site.

Sign up online for a 1-hour ses­sion: <>

Eli­gi­ble par­tic­i­pants will earn a $10 gift card for the Uni­ver­sity Book­store and some UW Libraries swag. Ques­tions? Email

Calling All Composers!

Com­pose for the New Music for Young Musi­cians Com­poser Com­pe­ti­tion 2014 — 2015!  The James Madi­son Uni­ver­sity New Music for Young Musi­cians Com­poser Com­pe­ti­tion rec­og­nizes and encour­ages the efforts of com­posers study­ing com­po­si­tion or early in their careers (28 years of age and younger) nation­wide who are involved in the cre­ative process of com­pos­ing music for younger ensem­bles in mid­dle school through high school.  For more infor­ma­tion on the com­pe­ti­tion and how to apply, please see the JMU web­site.