Grab the whole family and head for Polar Science Weekend, March 1 to 4, at Pacific Science Center. Sponsored by UW Applied Physics Laboratory and the science center, this seventh annual event offers engaging hands-on activities designed by UW scientists to illustrate their research (see video). For adults, a “Portal to Current Research” will feature… Read More
New research on children’s environmental health is the subject of a February 28 seminar at South Campus Center sponsored by the UW Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and the Center for Child Environmental Risk Research. Policymakers and the general public are invited. Registration is recommended.
News from the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows that Washington’s year-end housing market reflects high seasonally-adjusted sales but declining median home prices. Based in the College of Built Environments, the Runstad Center is a service organization, operating a leading real estate program that helps advance best practices in the industry.
February is the perfect month to visit the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in the Central District. Brian J. Carter, a graduate of the UW’s Museology Program, is its education director and five other staff members hail from the UW College of Arts and Sciences. NAAM is featured in the Central Seattle web portal of… Read More
A Certificate in Public Scholarship program from the Simpson Center for the Humanities is among the first in the country devoted to creating graduate level research that gives back to the public.
The Greater Good Campaign will host a conversation with the state’s six four-year university presidents (including President Young, above) and three key business leaders this Wednesday at 7 pm at Seattle Town Hall. Topic: what it means for Washington citizens to have a high-quality, well-funded higher-education system and the risks of continued cuts.
Ready to talk about something besides snow? “Americanese”, the film version of UW English Professor Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees”, will be shown at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in lower Queen Anne at 7 pm Tuesday, January 24. Wong and director Eric Byler will speak at the screening. (University of Washington Press has rereleased the… Read More
The UW Department of Communication is joining with the Seattle Times to present Election Eye 2012, an on-the-ground blog that will cover part of the 2012 primary campaign “as seen through the eyes of UW students and faculty.”
Twenty years of decreasing state funding has led to an increasing reliance on tuition. But did you know that the UW has one of the lowest tuitions among its peer institutions? Or that increased tuition has resulted in a 45% increase in financial aid for low and middle income families? A tuition fact sheet from… Read More
Stratus, showcasing the work of graduates from UW Professional and Continuing Education, will begin accepting submissions for its second issue in May 2012, with publication expected in July. The new 100-page journal includes novel excerpts, short stories, children’s literature, narrative nonfiction and memoir, as well as drawings, paintings and photographs.