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In This Issue
UW Regents Approve Proposed College of the Environment
Their Way? The Fairway: Legislators Look Into Golf Course as Potential UW North Campus Site
Mark Egger, research associate at the Burke Museum, has described a new species of Indian paintbrush known only from the San Juan and Gulf Islands of Washington and British Columbia. The discovery of the new paintbrush resulted in part from a specimen collected by David Giblin (Burke Museum) and Peter Dunwiddie (The Nature Conservancy) during their ongoing botanical surveys of small islands in the San Juans. Read more...
The M’s, the Breaks: Husky Summer Celebration Night with the Mariners Offers Serious Discounts
Last year’s Husky Night with the Mariners was a smashing success on and off the field, as hundreds of Huskies gathered to watch J.J. Putz earn his 23rd save of the season in a 5-3 Mariners victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Could the Huskies help propel the Mariners to victory again this year? Join the UW Alumni Association on July 18 at Safeco Field for Husky Summer Celebration Night with the Mariners, as the M’s take on the Cleveland Indians. University of Washington alumni, faculty, staff and students can get discounted tickets through an exclusive online ticket offer. Included with the purchase of these special tickets is a limited edition Huskies/Mariners t-shirt that can be picked up at the game. The first 25,000 fans get a Felix Hernandez bobblehead to boot. Read more...
Bears in the Burke, with a Discount for Dawgs
The biggest threat polar bears face isn’t poaching or declining seal populations: it’s global warming. This summer, the Burke Museum is helping to document this danger with a nationally touring photography exhibition, “The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World.” It features over 40 compelling polar bear images by esteemed wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski, along with footage by documentary artist Art Smith. Card-carrying members of the UW Alumni Association receive a 50 percent discount on admission to the exhibition throughout its run. Read more...
July 2008 UW NewsLinks Trivia Contest
Last month, UW astronomer Donald Brownlee had a mineral named after him. His other accomplishments include overseeing NASA’s Stardust project, which sent a research capsule to retrieve comet dust from the far side of Mars—the longest round trip for a space mission in history. About how far did the Stardust capsule travel between its launch in 1999 and its return to earth in 2006?
B. 900 million miles
C. 1.55 billion miles
D. 2.88 billion miles
E. 4.08 billion miles
Answer this month's question
About UW NewsLinks
UW NewsLinks is a free, monthly e-newsletter for alumni and friends about the University of Washington. Prepared by the editors of Columns, it features the same mix of campus news and features but also provides links to fascinating (and unusual) UW-related Web sites and a monthly trivia contest.
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