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.


Seattle Magazine lauds UW’s Innocence Project

Innocence Project Northwest

Included among the “Most Influential People of 2013″ in the December issue of  Seattle Magazine is the “quietly influential” Innocence Project Northwest, based at the UW School of Law.


Calling UW engineering grads

Engineering Exploration Night

The College of Engineering is looking for engineering alumni from all disciplines to participate in Engineering Exploration Night on Thursday, January 30, 2014. This is an opportunity to meet with engineering students still exploring their majors, so they can hear more about the real-life, professional world and the many ways alumni have used their degrees. Interested… Read More


Spotlight on Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis, '09

As MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS reach the end of their fall U.S. tour this month with three sold-out shows at Seattle’s Key Arena, the December issue of Columns talks with UW alumnus Ryan Lewis ’09, only a few years removed from days ensconced in Suzzallo Library and the Parnassus cafe in the basement of the… Read More


Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane

In the nearby Ravenna neighborhood, a loop of 23 small brick houses with peaked roofs are transformed each holiday season into iconic Candy Cane Lane. Designed in the l920′s as a University of Washington architectural project, the houses continue a tradition that goes back more than 60 years.


Free meditation sessions at the Henry

Henry Art Gallery

Would you like to reduce stress, improve attention, boost your immune system, and promote a general sense of  well-being? The Henry Art Gallery offers free “drop-in” mindfulness-meditation sessions on the second Thursday of each month, from 12:30 – 1:00 pm. Please check in early at the Henry front desk for location information.


Honoring Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

The African Studies program at the UW announces a public gathering to honor the life of Nelson Mandela. A candlelight vigil in honor of President Mandela will be held at the International Fountain at Seattle Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.