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.

Liberal arts meet filmmaking in pilot program

The College of Arts and Sciences is working to make its curriculum more flexible to address emerging areas of interest. One new pilot program, CineMedia, combines the liberal arts and applied film production.

UW Regent Sally Jewell nominated as Interior secretary

Sally Jewell, chief executive of Seattle-based REI, a UW alum,and a member of the UW Board of Regents,  has been nominated by President Obama to oversee the nation’s public lands.

New winter classes at ASUW Experimental College

Learn beginning acting, how to build a website, work as a mystery shopper, or become a socially responsible investor in just some of the new non-credit Experimental College classes starting in the next few weeks.  See the new catalog.

UW leads nation in Peace Corps volunteers

According to an article in today’s Seattle Times, the UW is at the top of the list for the number of graduates volunteering for the Peace Corps, a repeat honor from 2007-2010 when it also topped the large schools list.

Annual lecture to focus on technology and values

Batya Friedman, professor in the UW Information School, will present the 37th annual University Faculty Lecture on Thursday, February 7 in Kane Hall. Director of the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab, Friedman will discuss technology, human values and the future.

Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis

A Town Hall forum on gun violence sponsored by the UW School of Public Health will be held Monday, February 4, 7:30pm–9:00pm, Town Hall, and features panelists that include UW experts from public health, pediatrics, and Harborview Medical Center.

Nominate an “unsung hero”

UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar and WSU coach Ken Bone want YOU to nominate an unsung hero for the 2013 Washington State Jefferson Awards, the “Nobel Prize” for public service given both locally and nationally. Click here to nominate an outstanding volunteer by February 6, or to see how you can get involved.