A UW “i” on the future

iOn the Future, a new 60-minute documentary about the UW Information School, will debut on channel 27 (UWTV) at 8 p.m tonight, September 18. The documentary will also air regularly through fall and winter on UWTV, or you can watch iOn the Future online.


Upcoming opportunities for high school students

Three free events in October are designed to encourage high school students to pursue higher education as they experience the University of Washington: Essence of Success is a one-day conference on Saturday, October 20 for African-American high school seniors interested in attending UW Seattle. Esperanza En Educacion is a one-day conference on Saturday, October 27… Read More


E-travel along the ancient Silk Road

Zal Riding the Simurgh

Sponsored primarily by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the website Silk Road Seattle is a virtual art exhibit showcasing ancient Eurasian art and cultural interactions across the boundaries of museum collections.


Unique exhibit linking books & art now on display

book art by Margery Hellmann

“There’s No Frigate Like a Book: Art & Artists’ Books by Margery Hellmann” is on display through November 19 in the Special Collections Reading Room (note the hours), Allen Library South Basement. The exhibit “World of Tomorrow: Looking back at Seattle’s World Fair” is also located in the Allen Library and has been extended through… Read More


“Affordability” gains UW new top-10 ranking

Washington Monthly cover

A national magazine that ranks colleges according to how much good they do for the country has placed the University of Washington at eighth nationwide.


2012 Common Book challenges new incoming students

Each year, the UW Common Book welcomes freshmen and transfer students with a shared reading experience.  Respect: An Exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explores the meaning and power of respect.


An homage to vinyl records

“The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” at the Henry Art Gallery is the first museum exhibit to explore the culture of vinyl records and brings together 99 works by 33 artists from around the world.  See this  audio and visual collection combining fine art with popular culture this Thursday, August 2, when admission is free,… Read More


UW first with credit courses on massive online platform

In addition to joining a national venture this week to offer free on-line courses, the UW has announced it will be the first university in the U.S. to  provide fee-based credit for some of the courses using a new online learning platform.


Free global health exhibit at Seattle Center

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“Global Health Experience”, a free exhibit at Seattle Center, highlights Seattle’s role in furthering global health and was coordinated in part by the University of Washington.  Visitors to the exhibit can listen to personal stories of health care experiences around the world and see innovations that are improving health outcomes, reports a recent article in… Read More


Pack of Huskies in the London Olympics

Led by Hope Solo, ’04, who led US women’s soccer to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, UW Huskies gearing up for the ’12 Games include rowers Mary Whipple and Dave Calder, world champion pole vaulter Brad Walker, and former UW volleyball standout Courtney Thompson. According to an article in Columns magazine,… Read More