A national magazine that ranks colleges according to how much good they do for the country has placed the University of Washington at eighth nationwide.
A new podcast series by UW Information School Professor Joe Janes explores the compelling stories of documents that changed the lives of people and society forever, such as the 19th Amendment. Transcripts and podcasts are available at the Information School website and on iTunes.
A recent article in UW Today reports that increasing numbers of UW students, faculty and staff are using “crowd funding” to pay for their research. Master’s student Rachel Aronson made a YouTube video for her campaign to interview Alaskans about climate change.
Each year, the UW Common Book welcomes freshmen and transfer students with a shared reading experience. Respect: An Exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explores the meaning and power of respect.
“The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” at the Henry Art Gallery is the first museum exhibit to explore the culture of vinyl records and brings together 99 works by 33 artists from around the world. See this audio and visual collection combining fine art with popular culture this Thursday, August 2, when admission is free,… Read More
UW mechanical engineering students paddled to the finish line at Seafair’s Milk Carton Derby in what they believe is the world’s first boat made with a 3-D printer.
In addition to joining a national venture this week to offer free on-line courses, the UW has announced it will be the first university in the U.S. to provide fee-based credit for some of the courses using a new online learning platform.
“Global Health Experience”, a free exhibit at Seattle Center, highlights Seattle’s role in furthering global health and was coordinated in part by the University of Washington. Visitors to the exhibit can listen to personal stories of health care experiences around the world and see innovations that are improving health outcomes, reports a recent article in… Read More
Led by Hope Solo, ’04, who led US women’s soccer to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, UW Huskies gearing up for the ’12 Games include rowers Mary Whipple and Dave Calder, world champion pole vaulter Brad Walker, and former UW volleyball standout Courtney Thompson. According to an article in Columns magazine,… Read More
Today’s Seattle Times reports on the public forum in Kane Hall last night where Martha Kanter, undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education and a key policymaker in the Obama administration, called for “stable and predictable higher-education funding” to ensure all residents at least a year of education after high school. She also called the… Read More