Fremont Troll with hair?

Professor of Architecture Steve Badanes, who helped build and design the iconic Volkswagen- wielding troll under the Aurora Bridge in Fremont, has a new idea – a Chia Pet Fremont Troll. The Fremont Troll has been a popular destination for Seattlelites and visitors since 1990 and is featured in the Lake Union section of the… Read More


Sound Transit Community Meeting on Brooklyn Station

Sound Transit invites the community to a public meeting to discuss preliminary construction plans for the building of Brooklyn Station in the University District. According to Sound Transit, the station will serve the North Link of the completed light rail system connecting Seattle, Capitol Hill, the University District, and Northgate. When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011… Read More


Sustainability Summit starts today!

“National Food Day” is the theme of day 1 of the 2011 Sustainability Summit, running today through Wednesday in Red Square and at other campus locations. Come see two film showings on the modern industry of food production starting at 5:30 this evening in Kane Hall. Other exhibits and presentations over the three days showcase… Read More


Volunteers needed for Bioblitz 2011

Naturalists, kayakers and other volunteers are needed to look for as many birds, plants, insects, mammals and fungi as possible during the 24-hour Bioblitz 2011 at the Washington Park Arboretum. The event starts at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Volunteer by sending e-mail or calling 206-543-8801.


UW ranks #1 on “America’s Coolest School” list

The UW is at the top of the Sierra Club’s annual ranking of the 20 greenest colleges in the U.S. According to UW Today, the UW was recognized for its sustainable operations and for earning LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for every building built since 2006. Above, UW students Rachel Malinen, Brady… Read More


The UW and your neighborhood

You may have heard Seattle described as a city of neighborhoods but you may not know of the multitudinous ways all of them are linked to the University of Washington. To find out more, the Office of Regional and Community Relations invites you to visit their new web portal, UW in Seattle Neighborhoods. Simply enter… Read More


Big Husky weekend coming up

Look for lots of visitors on streets and byways starting this Saturday as the Huskies face the California Bears in Husky Stadium. Kickoff is at 12:30 pm but expect fans to begin gathering for pregame events up to two hours before.   On Sunday, September 25, the UW will welcome more than 5,000 entering students, family… Read More


Seattle Times marks UW’s 150th with call to action

As the University of Washington launches its sesquicentennial celebration this week with a compelling glance back at the school’s remarkable history and accomplishments, an editorial in the Seattle Times calls attention to the UW’s valued role as one of the region’s biggest economic engines.


UW to lead mind-machine interface effort

The National Science Foundation has pledged $18.5 million to establish an Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering based at the University of Washington. According to Center director Yoky Matsuoka, a UW associate professor of computer science and engineering, “The center will work on robotic devices that interact with, assist and understand the nervous system.”


Husky football kicks off

Don’t forget the UW vs. Eastern Washington football game this Saturday,September 3, at Husky Stadium. Kickoff is at 4 pm, with peak traffic expected to occur three to four hours before. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware of the added congestion and the increased number of vehicle drivers who are unfamiliar with the area. Check… Read More