Annual lecture to focus on technology and values

Batya Friedman, professor in the UW Information School, will present the 37th annual University Faculty Lecture on Thursday, February 7 in Kane Hall. Director of the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab, Friedman will discuss technology, human values and the future.

New plan for U District unveiled

A UDistStrategicPlan-Final developed with public input by the University District Livability Partnership was unveiled January 31 at a public meeting at the new Alder Commons (1315 NE Campus Pkwy).

Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis

A Town Hall forum on gun violence sponsored by the UW School of Public Health will be held Monday, February 4, 7:30pm–9:00pm, Town Hall, and features panelists that include UW experts from public health, pediatrics, and Harborview Medical Center.

Provost’s Town Hall this Thursday

This Thursday, January 24, join Provost Ana Mari Cauce in Kane Hall for Provost’s Town Hall, a discussion of key issues and priorities for the current academic year beginning at 4 pm in Room 210.

Sandpoint Studios Open House Thursday

The Painting + Drawing MFA students invite you to visit their studios this Thursday, January 24, from 7:30-9:00 PM. Sandpoint Studios is located in Building 5, Bay C, 2nd floor in Magnuson Park. This is a rare opportunity to see behind-the-scenes, view finished and in-progress work, and talk with the students about their artistic processes…. Read More

Don’t miss Plastics Unwrapped at the Burke

Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores the impact plastics have had on our lives and our world with a special exhibit now through May 27, 2013, and a series of community events.

Five steps to successful New Year’s resolutions

The director of the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute warns that a third of us won’t keep New Year’s resolutions through the end of January, never mind an entire year, and recommends some steps to follow for achieving permanent change.

Tips for coping with the “holiday blues”

For some, the holidays can be a time of sadness and loneliness. Wendy Lustbader, affiliate associate professor at the School of Social Work, offers some advice for coping with bereavement, illness, homesickness and other issues during the holiday season.

With our thanks and warmest wishes

The Office of Regional & Community Relations would like to share the University of Washington’s  2012 year-end video with all of our friends and neighbors in the greater Seattle area. We look forward to another successful year ahead and are grateful to be part of such a supportive community.