Regional Relations

UW resource provides global disease information from across the world

July 28 is World Hepatitus Day, raising awareness for one of many infectious diseases that kill millions of people worldwide every year. At the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, part of the UW Department of Global Health, up-to-date information about disease control, health systems and health organizations around the world is readily available

2013 Annual Report on UW Master Plan, Seattle Campus

The UW-Annual-Report-2013 on the University of Washington Master Plan for the Seattle Campus for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 is now available on-line as a pdf file.

An insider’s view on cuts to NIH research funds

In today’s Seattle Times, a UW postdoctoral fellow in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers her views on why the U.S. must support young research scientists.

Major in musical theater to begin in Fall

Starting this fall, the College of Arts and Sciences will offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in musical theater, one of several new undergraduate interdisciplinary majors led by Robert C. Stacey,  currently interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more in The Daily.

Free Arboretum walking tour Sunday

On Sunday, July 21, staff from the Washington Park Arboretum will conduct a free walking tour of the Hydrangea collection and other flowering plants starting at 1 pm.

Nominate a UW alumni veteran

Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award. Established in 2012, the award is given to a living UW Alumnus Veteran who made a positive impact on their local, national, or international community; the University of Washington; and/or veteran’s communities. Deadline for nomination submissions is August 16, 2013.

Global study stresses importance of public internet access

A new study by the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School has found that community access to computer and Internet technology is crucial for connecting people to the information and skills they need in an increasingly digital world. Read more from UW News & Information.

Free public lecture on heredity and aging July 10

Don’t miss the “low tech” weekly summer lecture series from the Department of Genome Sciences, which kicks off July 10 with “How Nature, Nurture and Chance Shapes How We Age.”

New Urban Design Framework for U District

With input from volunteers from public, private and community sectors, including the UW, the University District Livability Partnership has developed a U District Urban Design Framework guiding the future of public spaces, street improvements, zoning, building heights, and housing in the U District.

Call to artists!

University District volunteers associated with the University District Livability Partnership have issued a CALL TO ARTISTS for a project that will create a mural for the north wall of J’s Market in the Jack in the Box parking lot at NE 50th. Applications are due July 8. Three finalists will receive cash awards.

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