Regional Relations

What are you doing January 20th?

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

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

“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

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

Visiting artist lecture on 3D art

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

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

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

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

Spotlight on Ryan Lewis

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

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.

You might find that perfect gift in the College of Arts and Sciences

Looking for gift ideas this holiday season?  Here are a few unique suggestions from the UW College of Arts and Sciences.

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