Global Health and the Arts ends Saturday

Watch “Girl Rising,” about the power of education on Friday, or attend an arts symposium with local artists on Saturday as Global Health Week, part of Earth Week, continues to celebrate the intersection of global health and the arts.


Almost time for Husky Fest!

Be sure to be in Red Square on Friday, April 19, for HuskyFest, an all day and into the evening block party featuring live music, Earth Day celebrations, giveaways, exhibits, and much more.


Value of democracy topic of lecture

What Is Democracy and What Is It Good For? is the subject of a free public lecture on  April 16 in Kane Hall. Sponsored by the Simpson Center on the Humanities, the lecture will be presented by Josiah Ober, professor of political science, classics, and philosophy at Stanford University.


Community invited to summer dance program

The Integrated Dance Summer Intensive on August 12-16, 2013, has been hosted by the UW Dance Program since 2009. To join the Five Day Intensive, open to community members of varying abilities and levels of experience who are age 16 or older, contact Jürg Koch at kochj@uw.edu


“Paws on Science” Husky Weekend coming April 5

From building a racecar to controlling underwater robots, Paws-on Science weekend at the Seattle Center offers exhibits and hands-on activities from more than 30 UW research programs. UW alumni and their guests will enjoy a 20% discount on general exhibit admission.


Coast Salish Art panel discussion

On April 5, the Burke Museum will kick off a special program about Coast Salish Art with a panel of Coast Salish artists discussing the challenges of bringing traditional forms into the 21st century. Scheduled for 7 pm in Kane Hall 120, the discussion is FREE and open to the public.(Pre-registration is recommended.)


Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

Explore an Artic ice camp, meet scientists and engage in exciting hands-on activities at the four day Polar Science Weekend starting tomorrow, February 28,and running through Sunday. Organized jointly by the Applied Physics Laboratory and Pacific Science Center, this 8th annual event will feature over 90 scientists who work in some of the most remote and… Read More


Jobs, research funding at risk

The University of Washington, which receives more public research money than any other public university, could potentially lose $83 million in science grants and job opportunities for young scientists if the proposed federal budget cuts go into effect. Read more in today’s Seattle Times.


Don’t miss Town Hall Seattle on Thursday

Popular UW pod-caster Joe Janes, associate professor in the Information School, will tell the stories of Documents that Changed the World at Town Hall Seattle, February 27, 7:30 pm. Janes is continually inspired by documents from both history and current events, with his most recent podcast exploring the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Documents that Changed… Read More


Psychology public lecture series begins February 20

A series of free public lectures, The Science of Psychology in the Real World, pairs University of Washington psychologists with experts from outside the university to examine the real-world impacts of research in the fields of nature, adolescence, and the legal system.