Passages: Don Thulean, alumnus, orchestra conductor, tireless advocate for the arts

The pas­sage of beloved School of Music advi­sory board mem­ber and alum­nus Don Thulean in early April is a great loss to the School and the region. A tire­less advo­cate for the arts, Don pos­sessed a pow­er­ful gift for bring­ing col­lab­o­ra­tors together in the ser­vice of great music. We extend con­do­lences to his loved ones and ded­i­cate our April 24, 2015 UW Sym­phony and Seat­tle Sym­phony Side by Side Con­cert to his memory.

Read the full obit­u­ary on the School of Music web­site.

Submit a Proposal for Scholars’ Studio: Community

Grad­u­ate stu­dents and post­docs: does your work relate to the theme of “Com­mu­nity”? Think: Urban design and plan­ning, civic engage­ment, ecosys­tems, group dynam­ics, and more! Schol­ars’ Stu­dio is a fun and fast paced event at which stu­dents gain pre­sen­ta­tion skills and make inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­nec­tions by pre­sent­ing their research in a 5-minute light­ning talk for­mat. Pro­pos­als for Schol­ars’ Stu­dio: Com­mu­nity Research are due by April 24th. Sub­mit a pro­posal now to be con­sid­ered for the event on May 21.


How do International Students Experience Learning at UW? Implications for UW Instructors

Fri­day, May 8  |  12:30–2:00  |  HUB Rm. 250, Seat­tle Cam­pus  |  Doors open at 12:00

Click HERE to reg­is­ter now.

Over the last decade the UW has seen an increase in the num­ber of inter­na­tional stu­dents. Although we often hear that these stu­dents’ aca­d­e­mic expe­ri­ences dif­fer from those in their home coun­tries, rarely do we get to hear in-depth accounts from stu­dents about their own learn­ing experiences.

Join the CTL in a con­ver­sa­tion co-led by Wei Zuo (Ph.D. Can­di­date, Eng­lish).  Zuo will begin by shar­ing her dis­ser­ta­tion research on Chi­nese stu­dents’ aca­d­e­mic expe­ri­ences at UW, includ­ing inter­views with the stu­dents, their pro­fes­sors, and TAs.  We will use Zuo’s find­ings as a spring­board for an engag­ing dis­cus­sion of effec­tive ways to help our inter­na­tional stu­dents – and all UW stu­dents – learn.

Wei Zuo, Ph.D. can­di­date, Depart­ment of Eng­lish
Katie Mal­colm, Instruc­tional Con­sul­tant, Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learn­ing

Light snacks and bev­er­ages will be served.


This con­ver­sa­tion is open to all fac­ulty, grad­u­ate stu­dents, and staff from the UW Both­ell, Seat­tle, and Tacoma cam­puses. The reg­is­tra­tion link can be found HEREUW NetId is required.  Reg­is­tra­tion is on a first come, first serve basis.  Space is lim­ited and inter­ested par­ties will be placed on a wait­ing list should the ses­sion fill.  While reg­is­tra­tion is highly encour­aged, walk-ins are welcome.

Happening This Week: Choosing a Citation Management Tool that Works for You!

Are you inter­ested in find­ing an easy way to keep track of all your ref­er­ences in one place?  This online work­shop will give you an intro­duc­tion to the four Cita­tion Man­age­ment Tools sup­ported by UW Libraries: End­Note Basic, Zotero, Ref­Works, and Mende­ley. Whether you’re new to these tools or are a sea­soned user, this work­shop will pro­vide the basics and a forum for ask­ing your ques­tions. Come find out what tool will work for you! No RSVP nec­es­sary. Join online on Thurs­day April 9th from 4-5pm at :….

This a great work­shop for grad­u­ate stu­dents start­ing research on the gen­eral top­ics exam or the­sis or dis­ser­ta­tion research!

Launch of The Spirituals Database

The Spir­i­tu­als Data­base is a search­able data­base of nearly 1600 tracks from record­ings of Spir­i­tu­als writ­ten for the solo voice. Launched in March, 2015, it is part of The Art of the Negro Spir­i­tual and car­ries on that project’s efforts to dis­cover and share infor­ma­tion about the Spiritual’s poten­tial role in devel­op­ing a singer’s repertoire.

The project’s goal is the even­tual pub­li­ca­tion of a discog­ra­phy of Spir­i­tual art songs.

The primary–but far from exclusive–audience is the voice stu­dent and coach/teacher who is look­ing for these recorded resources. All too often, record­ings may be the first expo­sure a vocal­ist or vocal instruc­tor has to the Spir­i­tual. That per­son, likely unfa­mil­iar with the genre and with the singers who have recorded these art songs, can use The Spir­i­tu­als Data­base to find these recorded resources for the study of how Spir­i­tu­als can be per­formed in a con­cert setting.

Even the more expe­ri­enced per­former of this reper­toire will have rea­son to seek out infor­ma­tion about the wide range of recordings–including a num­ber of rare or out-of-print long-playing (33 1/3 rpm) and 78 rpm albums, audio cas­settes and 45 rpm discs–represented here.

More infor­ma­tion about The Spir­i­tu­als Data­base is avail­able at

Center for Popular Music Launches American Music Manuscripts Website

The Cen­ter for Pop­u­lar Music at Mid­dle Ten­nessee State Uni­ver­sity announces the launch of its Amer­i­can Ver­nac­u­lar Music Man­u­scripts (AVMM) web­site. Built as part of a three-year project funded by the National Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties and under­taken in part­ner­ship with the Amer­i­can Anti­quar­ian Soci­ety, the AVMM site makes avail­able for the first time hun­dreds of Amer­i­can music man­u­scripts from the 1730s to 1910.

The com­ple­men­tary col­lec­tions of the Cen­ter for Pop­u­lar Music and the Amer­i­can Anti­quar­ian Soci­ety are among the largest and most sig­nif­i­cant hold­ings of such mate­r­ial in the nation. Approx­i­mately 350 unique, hand­writ­ten man­u­scripts were included in the project, total­ing more than 17,000 pages of music.

The man­u­scripts were all scanned in high res­o­lu­tion to archival stan­dards for preser­va­tion, with the images stored at the Inter­net Archive. The AVMM web­site serves as a front page and search engine for the images, where users can search by year, song title, sub­ject, ori­gin, cre­ator, and keyword.

For more infor­ma­tion, please visit the AVMM web­site:

Apply Now: The Odegaard Writing and Research Center’s Dissertation Writing Retreat

This week-long inten­sive writ­ing retreat will bring together a group of grad­u­ate stu­dents who are inter­ested in mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant progress on their dis­ser­ta­tions dur­ing the interim between Spring and Sum­mer Quar­ters with a sup­port­ive group of tutors and librarians.

In order to apply for a spot, sub­mit your appli­ca­tion through our Cat­a­lyst site:

Appli­ca­tions are due: Fri­day, April 3rd at 5 pm

Ques­tions? Email Lilly Camp­bell ( or OWRC (