Regional Relations

Recent donation doubles number of rare music scores in UW Music Library

The recent donation of 720 rare classical music scores nearly doubles the UW’s collection of printed rare music scores. Comprised mostly of first editions or first printings, they feature examples from almost every period of vocal music history..  

History and theater converge in Drama Library collection

The Sayre Collection in the UW Drama Library consists of more than 24,000 photographs of theatrical and vaudeville performers, musicians, and entertainers who played in Seattle between about 1900 and 1955. The Drama Library is open Monday-Friday June 24-August 23. Public welcome.

2014 Annual Report on University of Washington Master Plan, Seattle Campus

Linked below is the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus Master Plan Annual Report covering the period from January 1 through December 31, 2013. This report is required by the City University Agreement (Ordinance 121193) and is sent to the City Council, CUCAC and Seattle DPD for review.  2014 Annual Report on University of Washington Master

Burke Summer Festival on July 12

Before you head out the door to explore the world—or your own backyard—head to the Know Before You Go: Burke Museum Summer Festival to learn a variety of “explorer” skills in a fun summer setting! From 10 am to 3 pm.

Documents that Changed the World: Airline ‘black box’ flight data recorder, 1958

In the newest installment in his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, Joe Janes, a professor in the University of Washington Information School, explores the origin of airline flight data recorders, or “black boxes.”

Commencement this Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 pm

  An estimated 5,000 graduates surrounded by 40,000 cheering family members and friends will retake Husky Stadium on June 14, 2014, for the 139th UW Commencement. Regional & Community Relations extends congratulations to the Class of 2014 and also reminds those driving local streets to  please plan for heavy traffic before and after the ceremony,

Public comment on U District extended

Based on feedback from a public hearing on May 20,  the deadline for written comments about the UDistrict Urban Design Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been extended from June 9 to June 23. Materials from the public hearing are now posted to the Seattle Department of Planning & Development website.

Curious about tornadoes?

Big weather events are becoming more common. Learn about hurricanes, polar lows, cyclones and more in a free public lecture on June 5 sponsored by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and featuring a senior scientist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Advance registration required.

NBC quotes UW public health dean on hurricane strategies

In a recent NBC News article, UW School of Public Health Dean Howard Frumkin comments on the importance of keeping  “social bonds intact” as the Atlantic hurricane season nears.

President Young on landmark civil rights ruling

In May 1954, a court case changed the course of U.S. public education, paving the way for diversity and equality in classrooms: Brown vs. Board of Education. UW President Michael K. Young, who served on the national commission that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the case in 2004, reflects on how the landmark ruling transformed

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