Spring events for fun and connection!

April 14, 2020

Spring events for fun and connection!

Staff and friends of the Honors Program are delighted to offer these special, all-access opportunities to connect with alumni, teachers, staff and friends of UW from different majors and locations. Take a chance and try something different while connecting with Honors.

View of Roman buildings and sculpture, hazy

Happy Hour museum tour “in Rome

Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., PDT.

The Scuderie del Quirinale, the famed museum which sits as part of the Palazzo del Quirinale, has responded to the coronavirus crisis by virtually reopen the doors of the ‘Raffaello.1520-1483’ exhibition. Relax and explore together in a virtual Honors Happy Hour where we’ll “tour” the Raffaello exhibit while sipping our favorite drinks and meeting up with friends, old and new. Co-hosted by Honors Program Associate Director Juliana Villegas, who has led several study abroad programs in Rome, and Honors alumna Erica Tartaglione.

Register for Happy Hour museum tour “in Rome”

Black book cover with a graphic of abstract/hand stitched fabric belt resembling the American flag. Text reads: "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Native America from 1890 to the present" The author's name is "David Treuer"

Curious minds book club

Did you know that ANYONE can join the UW Alumni Association book club? That’s right, you don’t need to be a member to benefit from the curation of titles and thoughtful community discussion led by UW librarians and guest speakers, online!

Bonus live discussion on May 21. Timing based on participant availability.

Join the club in two steps (three for overachievers)!

  1. Sign up for the UW Alumni Association book club (for free, online).
  2. You’ll receive information to access featured texts and a monitored chat interface full of cool, thoughtful humans. Read and discuss at your own pace, choosing from many texts.
  3. For added engagement—and incentive to read on a deadline—join the Honors-hosted video discussion on May 21. We’ll focus on “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,” by David Treuer, described as “a sweeping history—and counter-narrative—of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.”

To join Honors’ Zoom discussion, register below and we’ll send you meeting details and a few prompts to help you prepare.

Register for Honors community discussion

Student events are happening, too!

We miss seeing our students and we’re sure you miss seeing each other, too! In addition to the events above (available to all) Currently-enrolled UW Honors students can register for a series of invitation-only events run for students, by students. Info about online movie nights, student-only book clubs and other social appear in our weekly student news blast. Email uwhonors@uw.edu with the subject: “student events” if you are having trouble finding those details, or check the online Honors events calendar at www.honors.edu.