Hear the story of why the Port of Seattle was founded and how it has developed since 1911 in a fascinating new program on UWTV. Produced by the Port of Seattle, it is told through the voices of many historians and Port associates, including UW faculty. Voices of the Port recounts Seattle’s history and the Port’s… Read More
The deep connections of nature and cities and the opportunities designers have to develop new urban spaces that link landscape and ecology is the topic of a free public lecture on April 7 in Kane Hall aimed at generating conversation about the present and future of the urban age. Next Eco-Cities: Imaginations and Futures will… Read More
Theo chocolates from Fremont, Coca-Cola bottles in Bellevue and tofu made on Whidbey Island: UW Housing and Food Services (HFS) is looking to become greener by purchasing from local vendors as it strives for 100 percent sustainability. It’s all part of the University of Washington’s Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Program.
Join President Phyllis Wise for a presentation on the current budget situation, followed by a Q&A session. • When: Today • Where: Kane Hall, Room 130 • Time: 4-5 p.m.
The College of Engineering Mathematics Academy helps high-achieving high school juniors develop the math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering and exposes students to engineering in practice. Open to all students, the Math Academy especially targets underrepresented minorities in engineering including African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander and female students. Applications are… Read More
Starting January 15, the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars will be offering two Saturday math classes for 4-5th graders and 8-12th graders. ”Zeno, Fractions within Fractions, and Unending Numbers” and “Turtles All the Way Down” are designed for students who are excited about math and looking for an inspirational, challenging and unique math experience. For information… Read More
The University of Washington has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The UW is the only public, 4-year institution in Washington state to receive this recognition this year. (Community Service… Read More
Looking for something interesting to pass a rainy day? Check out ”Dream Design Build” in the Allen Library South Basement, a selection of drawings and watercolor renderings by students of the UW Department of Architecture from 1914-1947, demonstrating the transition in teaching from the Beaux-Arts model to Modernism. Many of the students went on to have influential careers,… Read More
More than 600 university, government and philanthropic leaders are gathering at the UW Sept. 19-21 to discuss the critical role of universities in global health. Several of the scheduled speakers play key roles in the President’s Global Health Initiative. WEBCAST: Several sessions will be broadcast live online. Visitors can access it live at www.cugh.org and can participate via… Read More
This summer, UW researchers are field testing a new tool that can send American Sign Language over video phones. Unlike conventional video chat programs now in use, the new system will use an estimated 10 times less bandwidth. This may avoid the need for expensive plans and devices and may also allow the system to… Read More