138th Commencement on Saturday

On June 15, an estimated 4,500 – 5,000 graduates surrounded by 40,000 cheering family members and friends will take to CenturyLink Field ( just south of downtown Seattle) for Commencement. Regional & Community Relations extends congratulations to the Class of 2013 and also reminds those driving through the area to  please plan for heavy traffic… Read More


Free event with UW scientists on Saturday

This Saturday, June 8, don’t miss the chance to engage with UW scientists from across many different fields at Science EXPO Day, the largest celebration of science in the Pacific Northwest. This free one-day event at Seattle Center includes 150 booths plus activities, demonstrations, and performances “designed to make science accessible and fun.”


Free SIFF African cinema events Wednesday

Learn about the history and socio-political context of African cinema at the African Cinema Brownbag and film screening staring at noon on Wednesday, June 5. Sponsored by the UW African Studies Program and the Seattle Film Festival (SIFF), which is spotlighting African cinema this year. RSVPs are encouraged but not required to: africa1@uw.edu. Open to the… Read More


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.