School of Pharmacy honored for community service

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy announced in November that the UW School of Pharmacy is the winner of the 2010-11 Transformative Community Service Award. This award recognizes the School for its dedication to addressing unmet community needs and for being an example of social responsiveness.

Changing grocery stores to promote health

School of Nursing students have worked with the management team of a supermaket in the underserved Central District area to help increase customer purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables, based on research indicating that store design impacts buying habits. Read the complete story here.

Students organize local food drive

In the spirit of holiday giving, Husky Neighborhood Assistants student volunteers are supporting the University District Food Bank by collecting nonperishable foods from more than 200 residences in the North of 45th neighborhood. For more information, please see The Daily article.

Stay informed and entertained with UW360

On December 1, don’t forget to tune in to channel 27 to catch the latest edition of UW 360, a half-hour magazine-style show profiling fascinating people and programs at the UW that are changing our world. Hosted by Samantha Rund, the program airs at 10 pm each Wednesday, with new episodes debuting the first week… Read More

Did you know the UW has received national recognition for its community service?

The University of Washington has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The UW is the only public, 4-year institution in Washington state to receive this recognition this year. (Community Service… Read More

Rainy Day Freebies

Looking for something interesting to pass a rainy day? Check out ”Dream Design Build” in the Allen Library South Basement, a selection of drawings and watercolor renderings by students of the UW Department of Architecture from 1914-1947,  demonstrating the transition in teaching from the Beaux-Arts model to Modernism. Many of the students went on to have influential careers,… Read More

UW softball legend honored at City Hall

UW women’s softball legend Danielle Lawrie holds an official Proclamation from the Seattle City Council and Mayor honoring her contributions to the UW and the region and the example she has set for young women as student-athletes. Seattle City Council members Tim Burgess and Sally Clark were among those offering congratulations after a special ceremony… Read More

North of 45th Meeting Schedule – 2010/2011

North of 45th Meetings will be held on the following days 4:00-5:30pm: October 20 November 17 January 26 February 23 April 20 May 18 Since the HUB is under construction, we will meet at University Presbyterian Church in the Calvin Room  (4540 15th Ave NE). A big thanks to Mark Gwaltney & UPC for reserving… Read More

World’s largest university-based global health conference

More than 600 university, government and philanthropic leaders are gathering at the UW Sept. 19-21 to discuss the critical role of universities in global health. Several of the scheduled speakers play key roles in the President’s Global Health Initiative. WEBCAST: Several sessions will be broadcast live online. Visitors can access it live at and can participate via… Read More

New UW innovation will assist the hearing impaired

This summer, UW researchers are field testing a new tool that can send American Sign Language over video phones. Unlike conventional video chat programs now in use, the new system will use an estimated 10 times less bandwidth. This may avoid the need for expensive plans and devices and may also allow the system to… Read More