Sound Transit Community Meeting on Brooklyn Station

Sound Transit invites the community to a public meeting to discuss preliminary construction plans for the building of Brooklyn Station in the University District. According to Sound Transit, the station will serve the North Link of the completed light rail system connecting Seattle, Capitol Hill, the University District, and Northgate. When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011… Read More


Sustainability Summit starts today!

“National Food Day” is the theme of day 1 of the 2011 Sustainability Summit, running today through Wednesday in Red Square and at other campus locations. Come see two film showings on the modern industry of food production starting at 5:30 this evening in Kane Hall. Other exhibits and presentations over the three days showcase… Read More


Husky football kicks off

Don’t forget the UW vs. Eastern Washington football game this Saturday,September 3, at Husky Stadium. Kickoff is at 4 pm, with peak traffic expected to occur three to four hours before. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware of the added congestion and the increased number of vehicle drivers who are unfamiliar with the area. Check… Read More


UW researcher targets hazards in scented laundry products

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.


UW researcher confirms cloudier than usual weather

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


Enjoying the night sky

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


State economic forecast dim

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


Commencement is coming June 11

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


Summer Piano Institute

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.


Philosophy for children

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.