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

UW researcher targets hazards in scented laundry products

Research findings published by UW Professor Anne Steineman this week show that air vented from machines using top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheets contains hazardous chemicals that are essentially unregulated and unmonitored.

Younger siblings of children with autism more likely to be afflicted

According to a new study co-authored by the UW Autism Center, parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder face a 19 percent chance of having additional children diagnosed with the disorder. Click on the current issue of Front Porch at right to read more about how the UW is improving the lives of… Read More

UW researcher confirms cloudier than usual weather

If you think we’ve been experiencing a colder than usual spring and summer, UW Research Associate James Johnstone from the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in the UW College of the Environment can back you up. Based on data gathered from 44 weather stations across Washington state, Johnstone found that… Read More