News from the Research Commons

March 14, 2016

Research Commons News: Spring Break Edition

Spring Break Hours

Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20 and 26-27: Closed

Upcoming Events

Whan That Aprille Day

Join the Medieval Studies Graduate Interest Group for “Whan That Aprille Day,” a global celebration of reading old books in old tongues. Festivities will include performances and activities celebrating old texts from a wide array of languages and cultures. Medieval texts from Special Collections will be on display all day. Friday, April 1, 2:30 – 4:30 pm


Fotohistorias: Participatory Photography and the Experience of Migration

UW iSchool Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez discusses his project documenting the life stories of migrants in the North, South, and at the U.S.-Mexico border. Posters from Fotohistorias will be on display.Wednesday, April 27, 4:00 pm


Scholars’ Studio: TRANSFORM

Scholars’ Studio features rapid-fire ignite-style presentations given by graduate students and postdocs doing research. The spring quarter theme is TRANSFORM. Think metamorphoses, power and policy, innovation, revolution, organizing, shape-shifting, geometrics, cellular mutations, hybridity, electrical circuits, mathematical values, social change, substance conversions, catharsis, changes of state, and evolution.

Proposals due Friday, April 22

Event: Thursday, May 19, 4:00-6:00 pm

Scholars' Studio 5.19.2016

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