Activating alleyways in the UDistrict

Busy University District intersection

You are invited to an Alley Activation Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at University Heights Center Auditorium to help provide community input on plans to upgrade the alleyway behind University Bookstore between 45th and 42nd Streets NE. A presentation about the project, part of the University District Livability Partnership, will be given at both… Read More


Temporary Burke-Gilman Trail detour coming up

Planned BGT detour

Burke-Gilman Trail users will see a detour starting the early weeks of February as work on the Montlake Triangle Project ­– the triangular area from the corner of Northeast Pacific and Montlake to Stevens Way – gets underway.


The crossroads of scholarship and the arts

Artemis exhibit

Under the Wings of Artemis, Academic Works of the UW Classics Faculty Reflected In Modern Book Arts is now on exhibit until Feb. 21, 2014 in the Allen Library Balcony and the Special Collections Lobby and Reading Rooms. Free. Please check the Suzzallo & Allen library website for hours and directions.


Free lecture examines strengthening our communities

Majora Carter

MacArthur “genius” Fellow  Majora Carter will present  “Department of HomeTown Security” on Wednesday, January 22  in Kane Hall, part of the Graduate School Public Lecture Series.  The lecture is free but advance reservations are required.


Free artist lecture series at the Henry

Sculpture by Allyson Vieira

Starting January 16th with sculptor Allyson Vieira and ending March 13th, the School of Art will present seven public presentations by cutting-edge creators and curators talking about their work. All presentations are on Thursdays at 7pm and take place in the Henry Art Gallery auditorium. Please RSVP online.


What are you doing January 20th?

2014 MLK Day of Service

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering for the 2014 MLK Day of Service. Join more than 1,800 fellow volunteers on campus and throughout the Puget Sound region to help with more than 80 different projects at 70 different organizations. Are you in? Sign up at the Carlson Center website, then… Read More


New book by UW English prof and best-selling author coming to the screen

Cast and crew of  “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.”

“I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel,” a forthcoming film directed by James Franco, is based on a new book by Professor of English David Shields and former UW student Caleb Powell, ’91. In the picture at right Shields is at center, holding the clapboard. Franco is to his right, Powell at his left.


Re-imagining Aurora Avenue

Aurora Avenue

As part of a new exhibit, Design Lab: An Open Sketchbook on Aurora Avenue, Henry Art Museum is hosting a series of free public meetings that will use Aurora Avenue as a point of departure for conversations about history, culture, urban development, economics, transportation, and civic infrastructure. Three charrettes will take place from 4:30 – 7:30 pm… Read More


Visiting artist lecture on 3D art

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor artwork

Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, visiting instructor in the School of Art, will discuss her work on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ceramic And Metal Arts Building (CMA) near Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE.


Don’t miss Archaeology Day on January 4

Ancient Peruvian textile

Archaeology Day is a special, one day-only annual event at the Burke Museum where you can explore special exhibits, discover how to make archaeology-themed crafts, and converse with specialists on topics ranging from ancient Rome to Lake Union shipwrecks. Free with museum admission.