Don’t miss panel on college affordability TONIGHT!

Come join a town hall discussion in Kane Hall with U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter, who will be accompanied onstage by UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Washington State Senator Ed Murray, and Seattle Times Publisher and CEO Frank Blethen.  Please RSVP online at http://engage.uw.edu/kanter for this no-charge, 5-6:30 pm event in room 130. Paid parking… Read More


New fund will spur university startups

The new “W Fund” will use $20 million of venture capital to help launch promising start-ups spinning out of the University of Washington and other research institutions both locally and across the state.


Commencement on June 9 at Century Link Field

An audience of about 40,000 family members and guests is expected to attend the UW’s 137th graduation ceremony at Century Link Field on June 9 at 1:30. Other game traffic later that afternoon could cause delays, so plan accordingly.


University District Livability Partnership kick off meeting

The U District Livability Partnership is a three-year strategic initiative to encourage investment for a vibrant, walkable University District neighborhood. The Steering Committee will hold a kick-off meeting on May 30th at University Heights. For more information or to get involved, please contact community@udistrictchamber.org


Free student art exhibit

A capstone Bachelor of Fine Arts show displaying the work of students graduating in painting and drawing, fibers and 3D4M will be on view at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery until May 30. The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is located in the north corner of the Art building on the first floor and admission is always free.


Celebrating public parks from reclaimed land

In 1962, UW Professor of Architecture Richard Haag recast an industrial waste site at the north end of Lake Union into popular Gas Works Park. Today, an exhibit at the American Institute of Architecture created by landscape architecture design students and Associate Professor Thaisa Way explores Gas Works and 11 subsequent parks and public spaces… Read More


Free women’s health forum May 16

Women of all ages are invited to hear five UW Medicine cancer specialists discuss women’s cancers and how women can stay healthy at a free public forum from 5:15 to 8 pm at UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave. Please register beforehand by calling 206.598.1490.


Public Health Cafe explores air pollution

Do you worry about the effects of air pollution when you bike, walk, or inhale second hand smoke? Public Health Cafe, sponsored by the UW Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, will consider this question on Tuesday, May 15, 5:30-7pm, when two environmental health researchers will participate in a casual community gathering at  Chaco Canyon… Read More


Community, creativity, innovation: The U District and the UW

A new paper by Associate Professor of History Margaret O’Mara explores how the University District and the University of Washington are working together to create Seattle’s “next-generation University District” with attention to the physical landscape, economic potential, and the historic relationship they share. Community, creativity, and innovation: The University District and the University of Washington