Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

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This 9th annual event for both adults and children features opportunities to talk with glaciologists, biologists, climate experts and others from the UW Applied Physics Laboratory and its Polar Science Center as well as numerous interactive activities and displays that include local artists, photographers and zookeepers who focus on polar environments.


Penguins as Ocean Sentinels

Researcher P. Dee Boersma with baby penguin

The fifth in a series of free public lectures on the Future of Ice will take place this Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm with a discussion of the challenges facing penguins and their uncertain future in the wake of a changing climate. Register now.


Somaili refugee experience in Seattle explored

In Search of Nabad

On Monday, March 3, UW African Studies will present “In Search of Nabad”, an intimate documentary by Sorayya Aminian, ’11, about Seattle’s Somali refugees and their search for peace in their new home. Screens at 3:30 pm in the Allen Library auditorium followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.


Free lecture on aging Thursday

The UW School of Social Work will launch the new Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work on Thursday, Feb. 27, with a free public lecture about the changing culture of aging in America. Register online for the free lecture and reception.


Burke Museum locates original Seahawks mask

Mask believed to be the inspiration for the original Seahawks logo

After reading a Burke Museum blog post, the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine contacted them  about a British Columbia Kwakwaka’wakw mask believed to be the inspiration for the original Seahawks logo.


Sand Point Open Studios

Sand Point Studios

  On Friday, Feb. 21, Master of FIne Art students in the Painting + Drawing Program will open their studio to visitors who would like to see and discuss artworks that are in progress or complete. All are welcome, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


UW classics scholar will deliver Katz Distinguished Lecture

Classics scholar Stephen Hinds

UW Classics scholar Stephen Hinds investigates connections between classic Latin literature and two English poets in a  free public lecture on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, in Kane Hall. Part of the Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities series sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.


The science of making a decision

Psychology lecture series

The ninth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series beginning Wed., Feb. 19 will explore “The Science of Decision Making” to explain how the brain and an individual’s expectations influence decisions.


The Neptune Theatre and the Burke present science as entertainment

Chinook salmon in the Elwha River

Join the Burke Museum at the Neptune Theatre on Feb. 18 for Short Takes on Dam(n) Science, a fast-paced evening of six-minute presentations by ten different experts speaking about “the biggest, baddest dam removal/ecological restoration project on the planet.”


Renovated Odegaard wins AIA award

Odegaard Library interior

The interior renovation of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, completed June 2013, has been awarded the 2014 American Institute of Architects’ Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture.