Community engagement key to promoting sustainability

In a recent Huffington Post blog, President Michael Young extols the unique role universities can play in advancing sustainability efforts by outside communities, and explains how the UW’s “turning the university inside out” strategy has further promoted these efforts.


Local women artists celebrated

Women Who Rock: Building Scenes, Making Communities Project, a collaboration between the University of Washington and the community, will hold its third “unconference” combined with the launch of its oral history archive March 9 at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central Area. The public event features live music and is open to all ages. Registration is… Read More


Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

Explore an Artic ice camp, meet scientists and engage in exciting hands-on activities at the four day Polar Science Weekend starting tomorrow, February 28,and running through Sunday. Organized jointly by the Applied Physics Laboratory and Pacific Science Center, this 8th annual event will feature over 90 scientists who work in some of the most remote and… Read More


Jobs, research funding at risk

The University of Washington, which receives more public research money than any other public university, could potentially lose $83 million in science grants and job opportunities for young scientists if the proposed federal budget cuts go into effect. Read more in today’s Seattle Times.


Don’t miss Town Hall Seattle on Thursday

Popular UW pod-caster Joe Janes, associate professor in the Information School, will tell the stories of Documents that Changed the World at Town Hall Seattle, February 27, 7:30 pm. Janes is continually inspired by documents from both history and current events, with his most recent podcast exploring the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Documents that Changed… Read More


Psychology public lecture series begins February 20

A series of free public lectures, The Science of Psychology in the Real World, pairs University of Washington psychologists with experts from outside the university to examine the real-world impacts of research in the fields of nature, adolescence, and the legal system.


UW Regent Sally Jewell nominated as Interior secretary

Sally Jewell, chief executive of Seattle-based REI, a UW alum,and a member of the UW Board of Regents,  has been nominated by President Obama to oversee the nation’s public lands.


New winter classes at ASUW Experimental College

Learn beginning acting, how to build a website, work as a mystery shopper, or become a socially responsible investor in just some of the new non-credit Experimental College classes starting in the next few weeks.  See the new catalog.


Annual lecture to focus on technology and values

Batya Friedman, professor in the UW Information School, will present the 37th annual University Faculty Lecture on Thursday, February 7 in Kane Hall. Director of the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab, Friedman will discuss technology, human values and the future.


New plan for U District unveiled

A UDistStrategicPlan-Final developed with public input by the University District Livability Partnership was unveiled January 31 at a public meeting at the new Alder Commons (1315 NE Campus Pkwy).