Regional Relations

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

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

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.

March CUCAC meeting cancelled

The CUCAC meeting scheduled for March 13 has been cancelled because items for the meeting will not be ready until April. Watch this page for the April 10, 2012 CUCAC meeting announcement and agenda items.

Where Does Democracy Come From?

You can find out at 7pm tonight in Kane Hall 120 when Dr. Joel Beinin, Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, presents “Where Does Democracy Come From? Popular Movements, Civil Society, and Parliaments in Egypt”. This Earl and Edna Stice Memorial Lectureship is sponsored by the African Studies Program, part of the Jackson

Polar Science Weekend coming up

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

Children’s environmental health

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.

Good news, bad news in Washington’s housing market

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.

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