Regional Relations

Free public lecture on heredity and aging July 10

Don’t miss the “low tech” weekly summer lecture series from the Department of Genome Sciences, which kicks off July 10 with “How Nature, Nurture and Chance Shapes How We Age.”

Air travel focus of new world map

A Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at the University of Washington recently created a map of the world that is outlined using only the locations of the world’s runways, helicopter pads and airports. Read more in the Huffington Post.

Student Counseling Center receives record gift from Class of 2013

Departing members of the Class of 2013 donated $50,000, a record amount for a senior gift, to mental-health services on the Seattle campus. Read more in a Seattle Times article.

UW’s Integrated Design Center part of Bullitt Center

The Integrated Design Lab (IDL), part of The College of Built Environments, is the first and second floor occupant of Seattle’s Bullitt Center, called the greenest building in the world, which opened on Earth Day, 2013.

Women’s Center director speaks to human trafficking

In a June 21 guest editorial in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Executive Director of the UW Women’s Center Sutapa Basu addresses business accountability and consumer responsibility to stop the supply chains that support human trafficking and forced labor.

Updated Odegaard will reopen June 24

Come see the inno­v­a­tive active learn­ing class­rooms, write­able walls, media view­ing rooms, dra­matic atrium and much more when the renovated Odegaard Undergraduate Library reopens on Monday, June 24, the first day of Summer Quarter.

Art by homeless young people at Molly’s Cafe

“Music is My Life,” a show of drawings and stories by homeless young people now on display at Molly’s Cafe at the Henry Art Gallery, was curated by Jill Woelfer, an award-winning PhD Candidate in Information Science who is studying the emotional impact of music on teens who live on the streets.  

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

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

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