Iraq War topic of Sociology annual lecture

The UW Department of Sociology presents the Stice Memorial Lecture on June 4, “Iraq and the Crimes of Pre-Emptive War”.  Free and open to the public but advance reservations required.


Observatory program for the sight-impaired

Anyone who is blind, partially-sighted or who works with the sight impaired is invited to “Evolution of the Sun for the Sight Impaired”, a special program at the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory on June 5 from 7:00  – 8:30 pm. To RSVP, or for more information, please email anamunn@uw.edu.


UW to provide more free on-line courses

The University of Washington announced a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT. These new UW online courses, under the name UWashingtonX, will be free and open to the public.


Astronomy Picture of the Day

As part of a long list of public outreach activities and links, the UW Astronomy Department posts a different image or photograph of the universe on their website every day, accompanied by a brief explanation.


16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, beginning at 11 am on Friday, May 17, in Mary Gates Hall, is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned to a larger audience. Free and open to the public.


FREE Mother’s Day Fun Run

All are welcomed to attend the 4th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk on May 12 at Seward Park, sponsored by the UW Center for Women’s Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness. Register early to receive a free water bottle.


Family Fun at the Henry!

Grab the kids and come to the Henry Art Gallery on Sunday, May 5 for an Arty Party! Featuring hands-on and edible art projects, local artists, children’s music, “ARTadventures” and storytelling, this first-ever event is FREE for children and Henry members.


Early polar explorer in free exhibit

An exhibit of images and manuscript excerpts about or by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to lead a successful expedition to the South Pole in 1906, is on display until April 30 in the Allen Library Lobby. Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer is co-sponsored by the Department of Scandinavian Studies.


Don’t miss Earth Week events this week

Don’t miss these and other Earth Week events around campus through Friday, April 26 – April 24, 6:00 PM - Plastics in the Ocean with Giora Proskurowski (UW Oceanography) at the Burke Museum. $5 at the door; FREE for Burke members and UW students, staff, and faculty with UW ID. April 25, 7:00 PM -  Meet… Read More


Panel discussion on immigration reform May 2

Experts from the local community will present their views and engage the audience in a discussion about immigration policies, human rights and a thriving economy. Hosted by UW Women’s Center, this event is FREE but requires advance seating registration.