The University of Washington announced a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT. These new UW online courses, under the name UWashingtonX, will be free and open to the public.
As part of a long list of public outreach activities and links, the UW Astronomy Department posts a different image or photograph of the universe on their website every day, accompanied by a brief explanation.
In today’s Seattle Times, two UW College of Education leaders make the case for more focused community action to close the education achievement gap in poverty-impacted schools.
The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, beginning at 11 am on Friday, May 17, in Mary Gates Hall, is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned to a larger audience. Free and open to the public.
The University of Washington’s iconic Drumheller Fountain will be shut down until May 31st for routine maintenance.
All are welcomed to attend the 4th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk on May 12 at Seward Park, sponsored by the UW Center for Women’s Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness. Register early to receive a free water bottle.
Grab the kids and come to the Henry Art Gallery on Sunday, May 5 for an Arty Party! Featuring hands-on and edible art projects, local artists, children’s music, “ARTadventures” and storytelling, this first-ever event is FREE for children and Henry members.
Windermere Cup, the annual spring rowing event that signifies Opening Day for boaters in Seattle, is also a favorite Husky tradition. Join the fun along the Montlake Cut this Saturday, May 4, starting at 10 am.
Built in 1895, the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory with its 120-year old, 6-inch refracting telescope is still offering celestial views of the wonders of the Universe. Public viewings and talks are every first and third Wednesday through October 7, including this Wednesday, May 1.
An exhibit of images and manuscript excerpts about or by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to lead a successful expedition to the South Pole in 1906, is on display until April 30 in the Allen Library Lobby. Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer is co-sponsored by the Department of Scandinavian Studies.