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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News 
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February 16, 2021
It’s Tove fever this winter!  Have you noticed the rave reviews in the press?   The Copenhagen Trilogy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), the collected memoirs of Danish writer Tove Ditlevsen (1917 – 76) are translated by Tiina Nunnally, affiliate faculty member in Scandinavian Studies, and Michael Favala Goldman. The memoirs, originally published in Danish in the late 1960s and early 70s, as Barndom, Ungdom and Gift are... Read more
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December 14, 2020
See public a public art exhibition on the side of city buses, watch a talk about "Public Opnion and Polls in the 2020 Presidental Election, revisit Marc Seales Group's performance at Town Hall, and more! Featured on UW News 
Andy Meyer
November 21, 2020
There’s a Norwegian term for deliberately embracing time spent outside, for both the mental and physical benefits. It’s frifluftsliv, something Alaskans will find familiar, in spirit if not in name. And some say it’s a way to cope with the many limitations on life during a pandemic. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted.... Read more
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October 23, 2020
As we approach the first COVID-19 winter in Seattle, a city with deep Scandinavian roots, a Scandinavian concept known as friluftsliv may also be a helpful model for continuing to spend time outdoors during the coldest, darkest time of the year. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted.... Read more
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August 10, 2020
Stay engaged amidst social distancing guidelines with a virtual Henry Art Gallery event, visit the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, and more from your home. Featured on UW News 
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February 6, 2020
This week at UW, see art ranging in topics from Valentine's Day to jazz, both on and off-campus. Featured on UW News 
Andy, Ella, and Willa Nestingen
December 13, 2019
Taking a look back at 2019, it has been full of achievement and excitement. We are delighted to welcome new faculty members this fall -- Lecturer in Lithuanian Eglė Vaisėtaitė and Instructor in Norwegian Dr. Andy Meyer. Our language classes increased in enrollment this fall, reversing a downward trend. And our projects are enjoying increasing popularity and recognition with awards. Eglė comes to us from Vilnius University, where her work has focused on Lithuanian as a... Read more
Baltic Studies 25th Anniversary
December 11, 2019
The UW Baltic Studies Program celebrated its 25th Anniversary on April 26, 2019.To celebrate, Baltic program alumni and past instructors flew in from California, Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Estonia and Latvia, joining current students, faculty, administrators, and community supporters at the Husky Union Building for an intensive day of history-making.Up to now, nobody had written down the program’s history. The event aimed to fill this gap by crowd-sourcing memories: A series of forty speakers... Read more
Alumnus Chris Morris
August 28, 2019
Alumnus Chris Morris will be attending a conference on behalf of the architecture firm, Arkkitehtitoimisto ALA Oy, to join an Urban Lab in Brampton, Ontario in discussing solutions to North American cities in the context of Nordic urbanism and sustainability September 10-12, 2019. Morris will be sitting on a panel... Read more