Guest Op-Ed aligns education and community

In today’s Seattle Times, two UW College of Education leaders make the case for more focused community action to close the education achievement gap in poverty-impacted schools.


16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, beginning at 11 am on Friday, May 17, in Mary Gates Hall, is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned to a larger audience. Free and open to the public.


The mountain without the fountain

The University of Washington’s iconic Drumheller Fountain will be shut down until May 31st for routine maintenance.


FREE Mother’s Day Fun Run

All are welcomed to attend the 4th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk on May 12 at Seward Park, sponsored by the UW Center for Women’s Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness. Register early to receive a free water bottle.


Family Fun at the Henry!

Grab the kids and come to the Henry Art Gallery on Sunday, May 5 for an Arty Party! Featuring hands-on and edible art projects, local artists, children’s music, “ARTadventures” and storytelling, this first-ever event is FREE for children and Henry members.


Don’t miss Windermere Cup this Saturday

Windermere Cup, the annual spring rowing event  that signifies Opening Day for boaters in Seattle, is also a favorite Husky tradition. Join the fun along the Montlake Cut this Saturday, May 4, starting at 10 am.  


Observatory viewing season is here

Built in 1895, the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory with its 120-year old, 6-inch refracting telescope is still offering celestial views of the wonders of the Universe. Public viewings and talks are every first and third Wednesday through October 7, including this Wednesday, May 1.


Early polar explorer in free exhibit

An exhibit of images and manuscript excerpts about or by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to lead a successful expedition to the South Pole in 1906, is on display until April 30 in the Allen Library Lobby. Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer is co-sponsored by the Department of Scandinavian Studies.


Don’t miss Earth Week events this week

Don’t miss these and other Earth Week events around campus through Friday, April 26 – April 24, 6:00 PM - Plastics in the Ocean with Giora Proskurowski (UW Oceanography) at the Burke Museum. $5 at the door; FREE for Burke members and UW students, staff, and faculty with UW ID. April 25, 7:00 PM -  Meet… Read More


Panel discussion on immigration reform May 2

Experts from the local community will present their views and engage the audience in a discussion about immigration policies, human rights and a thriving economy. Hosted by UW Women’s Center, this event is FREE but requires advance seating registration.