Regional Relations

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.

CUCAC meeting update, November 2012

Urban Planner Brian Douglas Scott presented details about the UDistrict Livability Partnership Commercial Revitalization Project to members of CUCAC at the November 2012 meeting.

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

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

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

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