Regional Relations

Law School clinics serve students and the public

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

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.

UW International Students volunteer in Duwamish as one of many Earth Day events

In honor of Earth Day, members of  FUITS, the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students participated in the Annual Duwamish Alive Earth Day clean-up at the West Duwamish Greenbelt.  This event is one of many volunteer opportunities associated with UW Earth Day 2011 on Friday.

Experts Discuss Cognitive Health

A panel of experts will discuss “Cognitive Health: Crossroads to Successful Aging” at The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging’s free Spring Lecture on Tuesday, April 5, 3 –4:30pm, at the Center for Urban Horticulture.  For more information, contact the de Tornyay Center at (206) 616-4276 or

Neighbor to Neighbor

“Lowering walls and working together is how we solve tough problems” says Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large in a Sunday, Feb. 20 column about how UW service learning programs are getting about 900 students out of the classroom and into underserved schools this winter quarter to gain a deeper understanding of the community they live

Wi-Fi Access along University Way

The University of Washington partnered with the City of Seattle and University District Chamber of Commerce to provide free Wi-Fi access along the Ave. The goal of this pilot project is to attract customers to local businesses and provide additional incentive to live along the Ave. The University provides internet connectivity through its PNW Gigapop

Campus Parkway Planting

University gardeners worked with the community to complete landscape restoration for Campus Parkway with new seasonal plantings. Plantings included colorful foliage plants such as shrubs & perennials and seasonal color from perennials & annuals. The University worked with the community to complete landscape restoration for Campus Parkway with new seasonal plantings. Plantings included colorful foliage

Give Voice – Student Public Art Project on Campus Parkway

The smoothly rusted steel structures in the strip of land between Schmitz Hall and the Visitors Information Center comprise a public art project called “Give Voice,” entirely conceived, built and installed by undergraduate and graduate UW students. Students gathered from various artistic disciplines for a spring quarter class called Design-Build Studio, otherwise known as Art

Storefront Studio

In Spring 2003, Students from the UW School of Architecture and Urban Planning established a “storefront studio” at the former Tower Records space to assist small businesses and property owners design new facades for their buildings. These designs helped businesses and property owners apply for facade improvement money from the City. This project represented a

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