The arrival of Commodore Perry in Japan after centuries of isolation coincided with the rise of photography in the nineteenth century. Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880–1930, now on display at the Henry, offers an intimate look at Japan’s photographic—and cultural—history.
First of five eco-geographic forests planned for the Pacific Connections Garden, which eventually will be the largest exhibit of its kind in North America, the New Zealand Forest Exhibit opened with a fanfare on Sunday at the Washington Park Arboretum. Read more details in the Seattle Times.
A new show from UW-based public radio station KUOW features a segment on Steve Badanes, UW architecture professor who co-created the Fremont Troll in 1990 with the help of students and the local community. (For more information about the UW and local neighborhoods see UW in Your Community.)
A distinguished panel moderated by Ross Reynolds of KUOW-FM and sponsored in part by the University of Washington Center for Human Rights will discuss Indefinite Detention without Due Process at Seattle Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 – 9:00pm.
Erin Feeney, ’12, wrote a book about Seattle’s floating homes while working toward her master’s degree in architecture at the UW. Now she has curated an exhibit on the same subject at the Museum of History and Industry. The exhibit runs until Nov. 3.
Starting September 7-8 and continuing every weekend through June 2014, visitors to the Burke Museum can take part in “Best of the Burke” guided tours and participate in hands-on activities on different themes with crafts to take home. Free parking available.
Register now for Park In The Dark!, a nighttime hike through the UW Arboretum on Saturday, August 31, from 7:30 – 9 pm. This environmental education event includes activities for children ages 6-12 and cost is $8/person.
The classroom as a springboard for global awareness will the be the topic of a free August 30 workshop at UW Seattle. Primarily designed for high school teachers but others are welcome to attend. RSVP required. UW alum Rick Steves,’78, is keynote speaker.
Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, undergraduates who participated in a variety of research programs during the summer will share their work with their peers and the public.
For the fifth year in a row, the University of Washington has received the highest possible score in the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, a nationwide ranking of environmentally-related practices, policies and academic offerings among institutes of higher education.