Regional Relations

Last hurrah at Husky Stadium Saturday

The final home game in Husky Stadium before construction begins is 7:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 5, against Oregon. Special farewell activities are planned and fans are encouraged to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m.  Qwest Field in downtown Seattle will be the Huskies’ new home until the renovated stadium opens in September 2013.

Living Voters Guide can help with Nov. 8 ballot

Computer science and political science have joined forces to create a citizen-written Living Voters’ Guide that helps ordinary voters form and share their opinions on the current ballot initiatives.

Fremont Troll with hair?

Professor of Architecture Steve Badanes, who helped build and design the iconic Volkswagen- wielding troll under the Aurora Bridge in Fremont, has a new idea – a Chia Pet Fremont Troll. The Fremont Troll has been a popular destination for Seattlelites and visitors since 1990 and is featured in the Lake Union section of the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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