April 23, 2014

Water Seminars examine our battles with water

"A History of Water" film

As part of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences’ free weekly “Water Seminars”,  the award-winning documentary The History of Water  will be shown Tuesday, April 29, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in Mary Gates Hall (Room 389). FREE.


April 22, 2014

Free film event at “An Evening with Rwanda”

Come to a free screening of “Finding Hillywood”, a one-hour feature documentary about the beginning of Rwandaʼs film industry, on Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 PM at the Ethnic Cultural Center Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. A conversation with Director Leah Warshawski follows the screening.


April 21, 2014

Steve Ballmer to speak at UW commencement

Steve Ballmer, right, to speak at UW Commencement.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the speaker at the University of Washington commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 14, in Husky Stadium.


April 17, 2014

April walks spotlight Rhododendrons

Blooming Rhododendron

UW Botanic Gardens’ Free Weekends Walks for the month of April will feature Rhododendron species and cultivars during their their peak bloom time. Walks begin Sundays at 1:00pm at the Graham Visitors Center.


April 14, 2014

Up your alley?

University District Alleyways Open House

This Thursday, join the University District Partnership and the Seattle Department of Transportation for an interactive  workshop to evaluate two design options for the University District Alley behind University Bookstore. All are welcome. University Masonic Lodge, 4338 University Way NE, 3:30-5:30.


Interdisciplinary Visual Arts show at Jacob Art Gallery

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts student

A graduation exhibition for honors students in the Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Program as well as selected other students will be held April 16-26  at Jacob Lawrence Gallery in the Art Building. Free. Check website for hours.


April 10, 2014

Hip Hop at the Ethnic Cultural Center

Keur-Gui Crew

An award-winning Senegalese hip-hop group will discuss the role of hip-hop in political and social change   on Friday, April 11 at the Samuel E. Kelly Cultural Center. The discussion will be followed by a live performance. Organized by the Division of French & Italian Studies.


April 9, 2014

Come lend your voice to the future of the U District’s Green Streets

University District street

The U District community has designated three corridors as “green streets” through public outreach on the U District Urban Design Framework and meetings with neighborhood groups. Come weigh in on a discussion about aesthetic improvements, bus routes, pedestrian safety, bike facilities, and parking.on these corridors on Wednesday, April 16, 5:30-7 pm, at University Heights Community… Read More


April 8, 2014

“D Week” spotlights deaf and disability culture

Author Aurora Levins Morales

The D Center at the University of Washington is sponsoring the first annual “D Week” to educate the community about Deaf and Disability culture. All events are free, and both voice and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting and captioning will be provided. Tonight, don’t miss Aurora Levins Morales, writer, poet, activist, and historian, speaking at 6:30… Read More


April 7, 2014

UW Science Now at Town Hall

UW Science Now presenter

UW Science Now, which trains University of Washington graduate students to communicate their research to the general public, kicks off with two speakers at Seattle’s Town Hall April 9 and 11.