All ASC Classes and Lectures Cancelled until April 14, 2020 Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

As was decreed by the Rector on  March 10, 2020, all regular classes and lectures scheduled for the period between March 11, 2020 and April 14, 2020 are cancelled.

The Rector has also cancelled all academic events open to the public such as conferences, symposia, open lectures, artistic events as well as all student research and conference trips planned for the period between March 11, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

By March 20, 2020 we will announce a list of lectures and courses which will be offered online starting from March 23, 2020.

In a few days, we will post full info about the opening hours of the ASC office during the period when the Rector’s ban is in effect.

Here is the full text of the decree:


Grzegorz Kosc
ASC Director


The ASC Library will be closed to readers from March 12 to April 14, 2020.
No penalties will be charged from March 12 to April 14.




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Latest information and advice for the UW community during the coronavirus pandemic

May 22, 2020

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American Studies Colloquium Series

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