Regional Relations

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

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.

Helping the Mind and Body Soar

If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. Uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities, the UW School of Dance is offering fun and intensive summer workshops in dance and theatre geared for children and adults of all abilities and skill levels. The

UW International Students volunteer in Duwamish as one of many Earth Day events

In honor of Earth Day, members of  FUITS, the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students participated in the Annual Duwamish Alive Earth Day clean-up at the West Duwamish Greenbelt.  This event is one of many volunteer opportunities associated with UW Earth Day 2011 on Friday.

Summer evenings at the UW

Thinking about going back to school while you work? UW Professional & Continuing Education, celebrating 20 years of the Evening Degree Program , can help you complete the undergraduate degree or graduate degree you may have started but never finished. You can also pursue professional development opportunities or  take credit classes as a non-degree student. Registration for the

Paws-on Science Weekend

Don’t forget to follow the purple brick road to the Pacific Science Center this weekend, where exhibits and hands-on activities for Huskies of all ages will highlight amazing research breakthroughs by nearly 200 UW scientists. All UW alumni, donors, students and staff receive discounted admission to this special event, which runs April 8 – 10.

Experts Discuss Cognitive Health

A panel of experts will discuss “Cognitive Health: Crossroads to Successful Aging” at The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging’s free Spring Lecture on Tuesday, April 5, 3 –4:30pm, at the Center for Urban Horticulture.  For more information, contact the de Tornyay Center at (206) 616-4276 or

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