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).


Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis

A Town Hall forum on gun violence sponsored by the UW School of Public Health will be held Monday, February 4, 7:30pm–9:00pm, Town Hall, and features panelists that include UW experts from public health, pediatrics, and Harborview Medical Center.


Provost’s Town Hall this Thursday

This Thursday, January 24, join Provost Ana Mari Cauce in Kane Hall for Provost’s Town Hall, a discussion of key issues and priorities for the current academic year beginning at 4 pm in Room 210.


Sandpoint Studios Open House Thursday

The Painting + Drawing MFA students invite you to visit their studios this Thursday, January 24, from 7:30-9:00 PM. Sandpoint Studios is located in Building 5, Bay C, 2nd floor in Magnuson Park. This is a rare opportunity to see behind-the-scenes, view finished and in-progress work, and talk with the students about their artistic processes…. Read More


Catch the volunteer spirit

On Monday, January 21st, people from around the country will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by transforming his life and teaching into civic action. If you’d like to join other volunteers at the University of Washington, click on the REGISTER FOR A SERVICE PROJECT LINK to view the service projects still available, then… Read More


Don’t miss Plastics Unwrapped at the Burke

Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores the impact plastics have had on our lives and our world with a special exhibit now through May 27, 2013, and a series of community events.


Five steps to successful New Year’s resolutions

The director of the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute warns that a third of us won’t keep New Year’s resolutions through the end of January, never mind an entire year, and recommends some steps to follow for achieving permanent change.