Spotlight on Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis, '09

As MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS reach the end of their fall U.S. tour this month with three sold-out shows at Seattle’s Key Arena, the December issue of Columns talks with UW alumnus Ryan Lewis ’09, only a few years removed from days ensconced in Suzzallo Library and the Parnassus cafe in the basement of the… Read More


Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane

In the nearby Ravenna neighborhood, a loop of 23 small brick houses with peaked roofs are transformed each holiday season into iconic Candy Cane Lane. Designed in the l920′s as a University of Washington architectural project, the houses continue a tradition that goes back more than 60 years.


Free meditation sessions at the Henry

Henry Art Gallery

Would you like to reduce stress, improve attention, boost your immune system, and promote a general sense of  well-being? The Henry Art Gallery offers free “drop-in” mindfulness-meditation sessions on the second Thursday of each month, from 12:30 – 1:00 pm. Please check in early at the Henry front desk for location information.


Honoring Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

The African Studies program at the UW announces a public gathering to honor the life of Nelson Mandela. A candlelight vigil in honor of President Mandela will be held at the International Fountain at Seattle Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.


Visions for the U District

Busy University District intersection

An article in today’s Seattle Times looks at different visions for the future of the University District adjacent to campus, and notes the praise the UW has received for its participation in the process.


Put on your dancing shoes!

Performing on a Zimbabwean mbira

Looking for some high-energy marimba, mbira, singing and dancing this holiday season? The Zimbabwean Music Club will perform traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music starting at 6:30 pm in the HUB on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Suggested $2 donation.


An Hour of Code for every student

Students learning to program

As part of Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, UW Computer Science & Engineering invites local schools to organize an Hour of Code, part of a national effort to have every student in America spend one hour learning to program. For information about scheduling a classroom visit or participating in other programs designed to… Read More


The holiday season has arrived!

UW Gospel Choir

The holiday season kicks off at UW Seattle with a variety of arts events, including the UW Gospel Choir on December 2 and the School of Music’s annual CarolFest on December 4. Click title for more details.


An evening of Irish fiddle music

Visiting artist Keven Burke

Visiting artist Kevin Burke, currently in residence at the School of Music, will present a concert with his students featuring Irish fiddle music on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Music Building. Admission is $5 at the door. No reservations required.