CUCAC meeting notes, April-May

Summaries of recent meetings (in .PFD format) of the City University Community Advisory Committee are below: April 2012 May 2012 June 2012


Upcoming opportunities for high school students

Three free events in October are designed to encourage high school students to pursue higher education as they experience the University of Washington: Essence of Success is a one-day conference on Saturday, October 20 for African-American high school seniors interested in attending UW Seattle. Esperanza En Educacion is a one-day conference on Saturday, October 27… Read More


E-travel along the ancient Silk Road

Zal Riding the Simurgh

Sponsored primarily by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the website Silk Road Seattle is a virtual art exhibit showcasing ancient Eurasian art and cultural interactions across the boundaries of museum collections.


Changing the world with technology

Change is a cross-campus group at the UW dedicated to improving the lives of underserved populations using technology.


Unique exhibit linking books & art now on display

book art by Margery Hellmann

“There’s No Frigate Like a Book: Art & Artists’ Books by Margery Hellmann” is on display through November 19 in the Special Collections Reading Room (note the hours), Allen Library South Basement. The exhibit “World of Tomorrow: Looking back at Seattle’s World Fair” is also located in the Allen Library and has been extended through… Read More


“Affordability” gains UW new top-10 ranking

Washington Monthly cover

A national magazine that ranks colleges according to how much good they do for the country has placed the University of Washington at eighth nationwide.


New injections make blind mice see

Close-up of woman's eye

A new compound developed by UW scientists in collaboration with other researchers makes normally “blind” cells in the retina sensitive to light, possibly allowing people with degenerative blindness to one day see again.


2012 Common Book challenges new incoming students

Each year, the UW Common Book welcomes freshmen and transfer students with a shared reading experience.  Respect: An Exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explores the meaning and power of respect.


An homage to vinyl records

“The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” at the Henry Art Gallery is the first museum exhibit to explore the culture of vinyl records and brings together 99 works by 33 artists from around the world.  See this  audio and visual collection combining fine art with popular culture this Thursday, August 2, when admission is free,… Read More


A boat for Seafair? Students press “print”.

UW mechanical engineering students paddled to the finish line at Seafair’s Milk Carton Derby in what they believe is the world’s first boat made with a 3-D printer.