Imagining a new U District

Regional & Community Relations has joined the new, four-year U District Livability Partnership (UDLP), dedicated to encouraging a more vibrant, walkable U District. The University is also sponsoring U District Next: A Community Conversation, which offers community members a way to get involved and share their ideas. Upcoming events are Dec. 6 and Jan. 31.


Save November 2 for W Day!

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Join the festivities in Red Square from 10-2 pm on Friday, Nov. 2, when live music, giveaways, contests and special on-campus events will celebrate the UW’s 151st birthday! You can also show your Husky spirit by participating in volunteer opportunities, online photo contests and special W Day promotions from businesses and retailers. Whether you’re a… Read More


Free Science Expo Day June 2

A month-long Seattle Science Festival coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair and the Pacific Science Center will include a number of UW-related events, people and programs.   Science Expo Day on June 2 at Seattle Center is  “designed to make science accessible and fun” and includes  a host of UW-related booths among… Read More


University District Livability Partnership kick off meeting

The U District Livability Partnership is a three-year strategic initiative to encourage investment for a vibrant, walkable University District neighborhood. The Steering Committee will hold a kick-off meeting on May 30th at University Heights. For more information or to get involved, please contact community@udistrictchamber.org


Community, creativity, innovation: The U District and the UW

A new paper by Associate Professor of History Margaret O’Mara explores how the University District and the University of Washington are working together to create Seattle’s “next-generation University District” with attention to the physical landscape, economic potential, and the historic relationship they share. Community, creativity, and innovation: The University District and the University of Washington


UW design students look at Ballard transit

In a project led by Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Julie Johnson, 17 landscape design students appeared before the Ballard District Council meeting this week to present their concepts for a better functioning transit system that would also build a healthier and safer neighborhood.


Law School clinics serve students and the public

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Since 1979, the UW School of Law has offered students the opportunity to represent real clients or mediate real cases by working with faculty members through the Clinical Law Program, part of the School’s mission to provide “generous public service.” The Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) Clinic grew out of a volunteer effort aimed at freeing… Read More


Volunteers needed for Bioblitz 2011

Naturalists, kayakers and other volunteers are needed to look for as many birds, plants, insects, mammals and fungi as possible during the 24-hour Bioblitz 2011 at the Washington Park Arboretum. The event starts at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Volunteer by sending e-mail or calling 206-543-8801.


Looking for adult fitness programs?

Active Options offers information on physical activity programs in your neighborhood, including free and low-cost classes and group and independent exercise options. The database can be searched by zipcode and activity type and was developed by the Health Promotion Research Center, part of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.