Regional Relations

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

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.

Global Health and the Arts ends Saturday

Watch “Girl Rising,” about the power of education on Friday, or attend an arts symposium with local artists on Saturday as Global Health Week, part of Earth Week, continues to celebrate the intersection of global health and the arts.

Almost time for Husky Fest!

Be sure to be in Red Square on Friday, April 19, for HuskyFest, an all day and into the evening block party featuring live music, Earth Day celebrations, giveaways, exhibits, and much more.

Value of democracy topic of lecture

What Is Democracy and What Is It Good For? is the subject of a free public lecture on  April 16 in Kane Hall. Sponsored by the Simpson Center on the Humanities, the lecture will be presented by Josiah Ober, professor of political science, classics, and philosophy at Stanford University.

Community invited to summer dance program

The Integrated Dance Summer Intensive on August 12-16, 2013, has been hosted by the UW Dance Program since 2009. To join the Five Day Intensive, open to community members of varying abilities and levels of experience who are age 16 or older, contact Jürg Koch at

“Paws on Science” Husky Weekend coming April 5

From building a racecar to controlling underwater robots, Paws-on Science weekend at the Seattle Center offers exhibits and hands-on activities from more than 30 UW research programs. UW alumni and their guests will enjoy a 20% discount on general exhibit admission.

U District design review tonight

For the past year, members of the U District community have worked to develop a vision for the future of the U District. To learn more, read the draft Urban Design Framework: and then drop in tonight at the U District Urban Design Framework Open House 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Heights Community Center, upstairs. 5031

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