Regional Relations

Unique exhibit linking books & art now on display

“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

“Affordability” gains UW new top-10 ranking

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

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,

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.

UW first with credit courses on massive online platform

In addition to joining a national venture this week to offer free on-line courses, the UW has announced it will be the first university in the U.S. to  provide fee-based credit for some of the courses using a new online learning platform.

Free global health exhibit at Seattle Center

“Global Health Experience”, a free exhibit at Seattle Center, highlights Seattle’s role in furthering global health and was coordinated in part by the University of Washington.  Visitors to the exhibit can listen to personal stories of health care experiences around the world and see innovations that are improving health outcomes, reports a recent article in

Pack of Huskies in the London Olympics

Led by Hope Solo, ’04, who led US women’s soccer to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, UW Huskies gearing up for the ’12 Games include rowers Mary Whipple and Dave Calder, world champion pole vaulter Brad Walker, and former UW volleyball standout Courtney Thompson. According to an article in Columns magazine,

Don’t miss panel on college affordability TONIGHT!

Come join a town hall discussion in Kane Hall with U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter, who will be accompanied onstage by UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Washington State Senator Ed Murray, and Seattle Times Publisher and CEO Frank Blethen.  Please RSVP online at http://engage.uw.edu/kanter for this no-charge, 5-6:30 pm event in room 130. Paid parking

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