Sustainability on Seattle college campuses

The public is invited to join in the discussion on Thursday, April 19, when representatives of Seattle University, the Seattle Community Colleges and the University of Washington will gather in Seattle City Council Chambers to share what is being done to protect the local environment and conserve precious resources on their campuses.


A new world is coming

How will a world where humans increasingly shape their environment, their own selves and other species affect the way we live, work and do business? Find out on Wednesday, April 11, when Juan Enriquez, co-founder of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., presents As the Future Catches You—the Impact of Genetic, Digital and Knowledge Innovations at 6:30pm in… Read More


Military jurisdiction over civilians hearing at UW Law School

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will hear oral argument about the lawfulness of trying a civilian in a court-martial at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Room 133 of William H. Gates Hall at the Law School. To attend, please RSVP Online by Monday, April 2.


Paws On Science at Pacific Science Center

What do you get when you mix together Harry the Husky, kid-friendly science exhibits featuring UW research, and the Husky Marching Band? The third annual Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend, a collaboration of Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington’s Office of External Affairs. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and… Read More


UW Environmental Challenge event is March 29

Watch 23 interdisciplinary student teams demonstrate their prototypes for addressing environmental problems at the annual UW Environmental Innovation Challenge held at at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.  To attend, please email ptufts@uw.edu.


Poet Laureate reading on March 27

Kathleen Flenniken, Washington state’s poet laureate for 2012-2014, will read from her new book of poems, Plume, in room 220 of Odegaard Undergraduate Library starting at 7pm on Tuesday, March 27. Published in February by University of Washington Press, Plume is based on Flenniken’s experiences growing up near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation during the Cold… Read More


Tsunami app now available

A new online portal and smartphone app developed in part by University of Washington researchers lets residents enter the addresses of their homes, schools, workplaces or kids’ day care centers to check if they’re in harm’s way should a tsunami hit.


UW design students look at Ballard transit

In a project led by Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Julie Johnson, 17 landscape design students appeared before the Ballard District Council meeting this week to present their concepts for a better functioning transit system that would also build a healthier and safer neighborhood.


UW to Host Unemployed Nation Hearings

What does it mean to be one of the 22 million Americans – numbers not seen since the Great Depression – who are either jobless, underemployed in part-time jobs, or discouraged and no longer looking for work? Unemployed Nation is looking for people willing to tell their stories at hearings in Kane Hall on campus… Read More


UW researchers quietly changing lives

You may not know their names but their discoveries have led to life-changing advances in health, science and the world we live in. “Timeless Discoveries”, airing this week on UWTV, channel 27, highlights the work of about two dozen UW researchers whose work has had important impacts on society. Read more in today’s Seattle Times.