Free pass for military families

Did you know that the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture is a member of the Blue Star Museum program,offering free admission  to immediate family members of active duty US Military when they show their active military ID at the front desk? The Burke is one of 1,500 museums across America offering military families… Read More


Enjoying the night sky

July is an excellent time to visit the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, near the north entrance to campus. Built in 1895, it still offers celestial views of the universe through several telescopes, including the 120-year old six-inch refractor telescope.  The observatory is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month through September (9-11 pm), when… Read More


Genetics for Everyman

The UW Department of Genome Sciences invites you to its 2011 public lecture series beginning July 6 and continuing each Wednesday evening in July. Four presentations by experts in their fields will cover a range of topics – new evolutionary discoveries to ancient infections – and require no background knowledge in genetics or other biological… Read More


Helping consumers stay informed

A new electronics shopping service launched June 20 is helping to eliminate buyer’s remorse about new consumer electronics,  an area that often moves too fast for the average person to keep up.  Decide.com was co-founded with four other UW alums by Oren Etzioni, UW professor of Computer Science & Engineering. It uses advanced technology to… Read More


State economic forecast dim

A quarterly update of State General Fund Revenues has predicted a total drop of over $570 million for the upcoming 2011-13 biennium when combined with other economic and non-economic revenue changes.  While this news has no immediate impact for the University, continued declines in state revenue would likely necessitate another round of mid-year and supplemental session budget cuts for state… Read More


Learn about Salish culture on free walking tour

Find out how Puget Sound Salish people use plants to make diapers, canoes, mats, fishing hooks and much  more on a free walking tour at Washington Park Arboretum on July 3.  Leaving from the Visitors Center at 11 am, this 90 minute tour will also describe how to identify native plants and edible berries.


Commencement is coming June 11

Look for increased traffic on neighborhood streets this Saturday when the Class of 2011 will take to the field in Husky Stadium to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends.  Stadium doors open at 12:30 with Commencement scheduled from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Everyone is invited to this annual celebration, which will feature… Read More


Summer Piano Institute

Develop your musical talent this summer at the Summer Piano Institute, a ten-day immersion for aspiring classical pianists at the School of Music. Students of all ages can study with distinguished faculty while benefitting from supervised practice, private lessons, master classes and guided group discussions.


Philosophy for children

The Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children is a non-profit organization affiliated with the UW Department of Philosophy that has been introducing philosophy into the lives of young people since 1996 through the Philosophers in the Schools program, a Philosophy Talk radio show, a Teaching Philosophy To Kids Podcast, and other activities.


Looking for adult fitness programs?

Active Options offers information on physical activity programs in your neighborhood, including free and low-cost classes and group and independent exercise options. The database can be searched by zipcode and activity type and was developed by the Health Promotion Research Center, part of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.