Regional Relations

UW leads in connecting scholarship with community

A Certificate in Public Scholarship program from the Simpson Center for the Humanities is among the first in the country devoted to creating graduate level research that gives back to the public.

College presidents at Town Hall on Wednesday

The Greater Good Campaign will host a conversation with the state’s six four-year university presidents (including President Young, above) and three key business leaders this Wednesday at 7 pm at Seattle Town Hall. Topic: what it means for Washington citizens to have a high-quality, well-funded higher-education system and the risks of continued cuts.

UW English professor hits big screen

Ready to talk about something besides snow?  “Americanese”, the film version of UW English Professor Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees”, will be shown at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in lower Queen Anne at 7 pm Tuesday, January 24. Wong and director Eric Byler will speak at the screening. (University of Washington Press has rereleased the

Student journalists report on 2012 campaign

The UW Department of Communication is joining with the Seattle Times to present Election Eye 2012, an on-the-ground blog that will cover part of the 2012 primary campaign “as seen through the eyes of UW students and faculty.”

Tuition 101

Twenty years of decreasing state funding has led to an increasing reliance on tuition. But did you know that the UW has one of the lowest tuitions among its peer institutions? Or that increased tuition has resulted in a 45% increase in financial aid for low and middle income families? A tuition fact sheet from

New art & literary journal debuts

Stratus, showcasing the work of graduates from UW Professional  and Continuing Education, will begin accepting submissions for its second issue in May 2012, with publication expected in July. The new 100-page journal includes novel excerpts, short stories, children’s literature, narrative nonfiction and memoir, as well as drawings, paintings and photographs.

CUCAC Meeting Notice

The University of Washington Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will meet on Tuesday January 10,  at UW Tower. Items on the agenda will include amendments to the University Master Plan associated with the West Campus Student Housing Projects, and an update to the RFQ/C process for Building 9 at Magnuson Park. For more details, please refer

Seasons Greetings!

The Office of Regional Relations extends warmest holiday wishes to all of our friends and neighbors and invites you to view a special seasonal greeting from UW President Michael Young. Classes at the UW will resume January 3. Suzzallo & Allen Libraries will generally remain open Monday – Friday, but please check schedules.

Vintage children’s books in library display

Looking for something charming (and free) to entertain holiday company? Take them to Special Collections in the Allen Library (downstairs) where about 150 pieces of pop-up and moveable children’s books, some dating to the 17th century, are now on display as part of a new exhibit  called Merry Company: Pop-ups, Movables & Toy Books.  Suzzallo

Holiday Trees 101

If putting up a holiday  tree is on your weekend agenda, you may want to check the on-line Elisabeth C. Miller Library at UW Botanic Gardens for tips on introducing a living tree to your home. The site also offers suggestions about using cut trees in your garden when the holidays are over. Not interested

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