You are invited to the first U District Forum

The University District Partnership invites local residents to the first U District Forum, an opportunity to join the conversation on topics relating to the University District. This free public event is scheduled for April 2 at 4:30 pm in the Hotel Deca Ballroom. Kindly register in advance to allow for planning.


Free Distinguished Artist lecture on April 2

Protest art by Mel Chin

The School of Art will host Mel Chin, an internationally known multi-media artist whose work can be found in very unlikely places and is intended to provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.  Free and open to all, although priority seating will be given to those who RSVP.


“Sci-duction” is topic of annual biology lecture

Dr. Shirley Malcom (Zoology, '69)

Dr. Shirley Malcom (Zoology, ’69), head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., will return to the UW on March 31 to present Education and Empowerment: Opportunity for Sci-duction, the annual UW Biology Mindlin Lecture. Free.


Have you seen the Mammoth Tusk yet?

Mammoth tusk enclosed in a plaster jacket

The Burke Museum will display the South Lake Union Mammoth Tusk on the two last weekends in March, from 10 am – 5 pm. The tusk continues to be carefully monitored by Burke paleontologists to ensure that it is drying properly, so please check their website for any schedule updates.


UW historian Margaret O’Mara honored speaker at MOHAI

Margaret O'Mara

Modern United States history scholar Margaret O’Mara will explore the importance of place to the process of innovation in her talk, It Takes a City: Seattle and the Alchemy of Innovation at the Museum of History and Industry on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm. Tickets may be purchased online.


Sign up now for Arboretum summer camps

UWBG Summer camp participant

Summer camp at the Washington Park Arboretum is bounding into its fourth year with more weeks offered and new programs. Environmental Education Summer Day Camp for grades 1-3 and 4-6 is offered every week from June 30 – August 22. Check UW Botanic Gardens for additional information and be sure to register early to guarantee… Read More


Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

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This 9th annual event for both adults and children features opportunities to talk with glaciologists, biologists, climate experts and others from the UW Applied Physics Laboratory and its Polar Science Center as well as numerous interactive activities and displays that include local artists, photographers and zookeepers who focus on polar environments.


Penguins as Ocean Sentinels

Researcher P. Dee Boersma with baby penguin

The fifth in a series of free public lectures on the Future of Ice will take place this Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm with a discussion of the challenges facing penguins and their uncertain future in the wake of a changing climate. Register now.


Somaili refugee experience in Seattle explored

In Search of Nabad

On Monday, March 3, UW African Studies will present “In Search of Nabad”, an intimate documentary by Sorayya Aminian, ’11, about Seattle’s Somali refugees and their search for peace in their new home. Screens at 3:30 pm in the Allen Library auditorium followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.


Free lecture on aging Thursday

The UW School of Social Work will launch the new Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work on Thursday, Feb. 27, with a free public lecture about the changing culture of aging in America. Register online for the free lecture and reception.