Regional Relations

Children’s environmental health

New research on children’s environmental health is the subject of a February 28 seminar at South Campus Center sponsored by the UW Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and the Center for Child Environmental Risk Research. Policymakers and the general public are invited. Registration is recommended.

UW English professor hits big screen

Ready to talk about something besides snow?  “Americanese”, the film version of UW English Professor Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees”, will be shown at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in lower Queen Anne at 7 pm Tuesday, January 24. Wong and director Eric Byler will speak at the screening. (University of Washington Press has rereleased the

Student journalists report on 2012 campaign

The UW Department of Communication is joining with the Seattle Times to present Election Eye 2012, an on-the-ground blog that will cover part of the 2012 primary campaign “as seen through the eyes of UW students and faculty.”

Tuition 101

Twenty years of decreasing state funding has led to an increasing reliance on tuition. But did you know that the UW has one of the lowest tuitions among its peer institutions? Or that increased tuition has resulted in a 45% increase in financial aid for low and middle income families? A tuition fact sheet from

New art & literary journal debuts

Stratus, showcasing the work of graduates from UW Professional  and Continuing Education, will begin accepting submissions for its second issue in May 2012, with publication expected in July. The new 100-page journal includes novel excerpts, short stories, children’s literature, narrative nonfiction and memoir, as well as drawings, paintings and photographs.

CUCAC Meeting Notice

The University of Washington Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will meet on Tuesday January 10,  at UW Tower. Items on the agenda will include amendments to the University Master Plan associated with the West Campus Student Housing Projects, and an update to the RFQ/C process for Building 9 at Magnuson Park. For more details, please refer

Seasons Greetings!

The Office of Regional Relations extends warmest holiday wishes to all of our friends and neighbors and invites you to view a special seasonal greeting from UW President Michael Young. Classes at the UW will resume January 3. Suzzallo & Allen Libraries will generally remain open Monday – Friday, but please check schedules.

Facts about UW affordability and access

As the state funding crisis continues with recent news about the Governor’s 2012 supplemental budget and with the state legislature now in special session, many rumors have surfaced about access to the University. A new fact sheet from the Office of External Affairs addresses concerns over the number of undergraduates from Washington state (80%); the

Intensive diabetes therapy can prevent kidney disease

A two-decade study by UW Medicine physician Dr. Ian de Boer and other researchers reinforced  the importance of early, intensive control of blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes.

Honoring those who served

Although the campus will be closed for Veteran’s Day tomorrow, 11/11/11, community members are invited to attend a special commemorative ceremony at 10:30 am at the Medal of Honor Memorial site, off of Memorial Way. Parking is free, so linger to visit other sites on campus that also honor veterans.

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