Regional Relations

Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium May 16

  This Friday, students, faculty, and the community are invited to Mary Gates Hall between 11 am and 6pm to discuss cutting edge research topics with UW undergraduates and to examine the connection between research and education. Includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses.

New temporary detour in Burke Gilman Trail through campus

Beginning Wednesday, May 14, UW Transportation Services advises that there will be a change in the Burke-Gilman trail detour already in place for the Montlake Triangle project, which will eventually provide access for pedestrians and bicyclists from the light rail station at Husky Stadium to the foot of Rainier Vista.  

UW Botanic Gardens: Culinary Herbs

On Saturday, May 17 from 10 – 11 a.m., Master Gardener Joan Helbacka will be at UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture to discuss culinary herbs that are easy to grow year-around, both in the ground and in containers. FREE, but please RSVP online or call 206.685.8033.

Art Walk tonight!

  An artwalk covering 140 pieces of unique art will be held from 5:30 – 7 pm tonight, May 6, at Hall Health Center. The art was created by UW students, faculty, staff, and alumni and some pieces have been nationally recognized.

Teaching kids the language of code

Founder of Seattle-based non-profit Code.org will be on campus at 7 pm this Thursday, May 8, where he will will talk about the impact of the “Hour of Code” for students of all ages, and what parents, educators and policymakers can do to prepare students for science, technology, math and engineering jobs.Registration for this free

Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan

See books, manuscripts and maps published in Japan’s Tokugawa Period (1603-1868) that came to light and are were cataloged during the Tateuchi Retrospective Cataloging project in the East Asia Library. Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan is on exhibit in the Allen Library North Lobby and East Asia Library until June 5.

Annual Windermere Cup races May 3

The University of Washington will meet the Great Britain National Team for the 28th annual Windermere Cup this Saturday, May 3rd, on Lake Washington.More than 800 rowers compete in this Northwest tradition, part of Opening Day for boating season. Admission is free and viewing is available on the shores of the Montlake Cut, or by boats anchored

Social Work events in May will address labor justice issues

The  School of Social Work will host a series of discussions called Working Together for Labor Justice in May, Labor History Month. Descriptions of each event, including  fair wages, immigrant workers, working conditions, the right to organize, and global workforce issues is available online. All will be held at the School of Social Work, 4101 15th Avenue

School of Art graduation exhibitions

Every spring quarter, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in the Art Bldg. and the Henry Art Gallery host a series of exhibitions celebrating School of Art students who will soon be graduating. Exhibits end June 21.

UW launches effort to prepare region for major quake

  This week, scientists with the University of Washington gathered 55 experts from around the region. Their goal: to step up efforts to prepare for the next magnitude nine earthquake in the Northwest and the ensuing recovery. See today’s story in King 5 News.

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