Regional Relations

Reaching for the green, all year around

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.

Town Hall: UW Budget

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.

High School Mathematics Academy

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

Extreme Math! Saturday Series starting in January 2011

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

Did you know the UW has received national recognition for its community service?

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

Rainy Day Freebies

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,

World’s largest university-based global health conference

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 and can participate via

New UW innovation will assist the hearing impaired

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

15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project

September 1, 2010 New SDOT Project Coming to Your Neighborhood! In 2011, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will reconstruct 15th Avenue NE between NE Pacific Street and NE 50th Street, and resurface the roadway between NE 50th Street and NE 55th Street. The 15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project is anticipated to begin in January

New adult classes at the Burke

From Tuesday, August 17 through Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the Burke Museum will present a new series of adult classes giving naturalists and art lovers the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge in a variety of subjects. Classes are taught by experts in their field and are affordably priced. Class subjects include: plant reproduction,

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