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

Head of the Music Library Judy Tsou

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.


Burke Summer Festival on July 12

"Explore Before You Go" at the Burke Museum

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.


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

UW Commencement

  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,… Read More


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?

Dr. Richard Rotunno

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.


President Young on landmark civil rights ruling

Brown vs. Board of Education integrated public chools

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… Read More


Spring Celebration showcases leadership and service experiences

Student volunteer

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to dialogue with students as they showcase their work and learning related to service and leadership experiences at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on Tuesday, May 20, 3 – 6:30 p.m, Student Union Building (HUB).


45th on 45th this weekend!

UDistrict 45th Annual Street Fair May 17-18, 2014

Experience food from around the world, the best of local artisans, live music and a YMCA Kids Area at the 45th annual UDistrict Street Fair this Saturday from 10-7 & Sunday from 10-6 at 45th Avenue and University Way.


Call to artists!

Sound Transit public art

STart, Sound Transit’s art program, is looking for artists for temporary public art projects with themes such as community engagement, the urban form, and others, and who can work in large scale or oversized formats. Visit www.soundtransit.org/artopportunities for more details or contact Mylinda Sneed at mylinda.sneed@soundtransit.org. Deadline is June 2. .