New director discusses key to UW teacher training

  In a recent UW News & Information article, Kenneth Zeichner, new director of teacher education at the UW, discusses the nature of teacher training when funding is down, accountability and regulation are up, and why the need for capable and committed public school teachers has never been greater.

Free First Thursday coming up

Plan to visit both the Burke Museum and the Henry Art Gallery on December 6, the first Thursday of the month, when admission is FREE and visiting hours are extended. Check their websites for current exhibits and special events.  

Imagining a new U District

Regional & Community Relations has joined the new, four-year U District Livability Partnership (UDLP), dedicated to encouraging a more vibrant, walkable U District. The University is also sponsoring U District Next: A Community Conversation, which offers community members a way to get involved and share their ideas. Upcoming events are Dec. 6 and Jan. 31.

UW has strongest sustainability performance in the Pac-12

After submitting an assessment of its sustainability practices to the two-year-old Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System this fall, the UW received a gold rating, giving it the highest score among the nine Pac-12 universities that decided to assess themselves. Information was gathered by the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office and graduate students with the… Read More

On Wednesday: What can the US learn from educational change in Finland?

Finland’s education system consistently ranks among the top in the world. At a free 7 pm lecture on November 14 in Kane Hall, author Pasi Sahlberg reveals that the transformation of education systems is possible if policies focus more on inclusion and equity instead of choice; professional development instead of test-based accountability; and pedagogy instead of… Read More

Campus Veteran’s Day remembrance on Sunday

The University of Washington will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, near the Medal of Honor Memorial at the foot of Memorial Way.

Don’t forget W Day tomorrow!

The fun starts at 10 am in Red Square with a special kick off address by Provost Ana Mari Cauce at noon. Activities and entertainments for all ages include live music,contests, games, face painting, the Husky Marching Band, Harry and Dubs, and service opportunities. Bring a non-perishable food item for the University Food Bank and… Read More

UW geographer presents first Katz Lecture November 7

UW Professor of Geography Victoria Lawson will consider the “crisis of care” in the global era in the first Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2012-13 academic year. Katz Lectures, which are free and open to the public, are organized by UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities.

WiSE lecture series begins November 7

  Starting with “Gender at Work in a Dot Com World”, three Wednesday evening lectures in November will explore topics of interest to young women considering a career in engineering. Sponsored by Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE), the lectures are FREE but registration is required.

Living Voters Guide moves political debate on-line

Living Voters Guide

The Living Voters Guide, an interdisciplinary collaboration among the UW Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Communication, and Political Science, and presented in partnership with Seattle City Club, won the 1st Place Social Venture Partners Award in the 2012 SIFP (Social Innovation Fast Pitch) competition rewarding new ideas for social impact. The Living Voters Guide… Read More