Research findings published by UW Professor Anne Steineman this week show that air vented from machines using top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheets contains hazardous chemicals that are essentially unregulated and unmonitored.
If you think we’ve been experiencing a colder than usual spring and summer, UW Research Associate James Johnstone from the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in the UW College of the Environment can back you up. Based on data gathered from 44 weather stations across Washington state, Johnstone found that… Read More
July is an excellent time to visit the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, near the north entrance to campus. Built in 1895, it still offers celestial views of the universe through several telescopes, including the 120-year old six-inch refractor telescope. The observatory is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month through September (9-11 pm), when… Read More
A quarterly update of State General Fund Revenues has predicted a total drop of over $570 million for the upcoming 2011-13 biennium when combined with other economic and non-economic revenue changes. While this news has no immediate impact for the University, continued declines in state revenue would likely necessitate another round of mid-year and supplemental session budget cuts for state… Read More
Look for increased traffic on neighborhood streets this Saturday when the Class of 2011 will take to the field in Husky Stadium to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends. Stadium doors open at 12:30 with Commencement scheduled from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Everyone is invited to this annual celebration, which will feature… Read More
Develop your musical talent this summer at the Summer Piano Institute, a ten-day immersion for aspiring classical pianists at the School of Music. Students of all ages can study with distinguished faculty while benefitting from supervised practice, private lessons, master classes and guided group discussions.
The Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children is a non-profit organization affiliated with the UW Department of Philosophy that has been introducing philosophy into the lives of young people since 1996 through the Philosophers in the Schools program, a Philosophy Talk radio show, a Teaching Philosophy To Kids Podcast, and other activities.
If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. Uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities, the UW School of Dance is offering fun and intensive summer workshops in dance and theatre geared for children and adults of all abilities and skill levels. The… Read More
In honor of Earth Day, members of FUITS, the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students participated in the Annual Duwamish Alive Earth Day clean-up at the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This event is one of many volunteer opportunities associated with UW Earth Day 2011 on Friday.
Thinking about going back to school while you work? UW Professional & Continuing Education, celebrating 20 years of the Evening Degree Program , can help you complete the undergraduate degree or graduate degree you may have started but never finished. You can also pursue professional development opportunities or take credit classes as a non-degree student. Registration for the… Read More