Regional Relations

Nominate a UW alumni veteran

Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award. Established in 2012, the award is given to a living UW Alumnus Veteran who made a positive impact on their local, national, or international community; the University of Washington; and/or veteran’s communities. Deadline for nomination submissions is August 16, 2013.

Global study stresses importance of public internet access

A new study by the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School has found that community access to computer and Internet technology is crucial for connecting people to the information and skills they need in an increasingly digital world. Read more from UW News & Information.

Free public lecture on heredity and aging July 10

Don’t miss the “low tech” weekly summer lecture series from the Department of Genome Sciences, which kicks off July 10 with “How Nature, Nurture and Chance Shapes How We Age.”

New Urban Design Framework for U District

With input from volunteers from public, private and community sectors, including the UW, the University District Livability Partnership has developed a U District Urban Design Framework guiding the future of public spaces, street improvements, zoning, building heights, and housing in the U District.

Call to artists!

University District volunteers associated with the University District Livability Partnership have issued a CALL TO ARTISTS for a project that will create a mural for the north wall of J’s Market in the Jack in the Box parking lot at NE 50th. Applications are due July 8. Three finalists will receive cash awards.

Calming canine anxiety on the 4th of July

University of Washington psychologist James Ha, a specialist in animal behavior, offers three main ways to handle noise phobias when the fireworks go off.

Student Counseling Center receives record gift from Class of 2013

Departing members of the Class of 2013 donated $50,000, a record amount for a senior gift, to mental-health services on the Seattle campus. Read more in a Seattle Times article.

UW’s Integrated Design Center part of Bullitt Center

The Integrated Design Lab (IDL), part of The College of Built Environments, is the first and second floor occupant of Seattle’s Bullitt Center, called the greenest building in the world, which opened on Earth Day, 2013.

Updated Odegaard will reopen June 24

Come see the inno­v­a­tive active learn­ing class­rooms, write­able walls, media view­ing rooms, dra­matic atrium and much more when the renovated Odegaard Undergraduate Library reopens on Monday, June 24, the first day of Summer Quarter.

Researchers link TV violence to aggression in preschoolers

Researchers at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the UW have shown that preschoolers who watched less violent programs showed less aggression when compared with a group that watched whatever they wanted.

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