Kathleen Flenniken, Washington state’s poet laureate for 2012-2014, will read from her new book of poems, Plume, in room 220 of Odegaard Undergraduate Library starting at 7pm on Tuesday, March 27. Published in February by University of Washington Press, Plume is based on Flenniken’s experiences growing up near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation during the Cold… Read More
What does it mean to be one of the 22 million Americans – numbers not seen since the Great Depression – who are either jobless, underemployed in part-time jobs, or discouraged and no longer looking for work? Unemployed Nation is looking for people willing to tell their stories at hearings in Kane Hall on campus… Read More
You may not know their names but their discoveries have led to life-changing advances in health, science and the world we live in. “Timeless Discoveries”, airing this week on UWTV, channel 27, highlights the work of about two dozen UW researchers whose work has had important impacts on society. Read more in today’s Seattle Times.
You can find out at 7pm tonight in Kane Hall 120 when Dr. Joel Beinin, Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, presents “Where Does Democracy Come From? Popular Movements, Civil Society, and Parliaments in Egypt”. This Earl and Edna Stice Memorial Lectureship is sponsored by the African Studies Program, part of the Jackson… Read More
New research on children’s environmental health is the subject of a February 28 seminar at South Campus Center sponsored by the UW Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and the Center for Child Environmental Risk Research. Policymakers and the general public are invited. Registration is recommended.
News from the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows that Washington’s year-end housing market reflects high seasonally-adjusted sales but declining median home prices. Based in the College of Built Environments, the Runstad Center is a service organization, operating a leading real estate program that helps advance best practices in the industry.
The Greater Good Campaign will host a conversation with the state’s six four-year university presidents (including President Young, above) and three key business leaders this Wednesday at 7 pm at Seattle Town Hall. Topic: what it means for Washington citizens to have a high-quality, well-funded higher-education system and the risks of continued cuts.
Ready to talk about something besides snow? “Americanese”, the film version of UW English Professor Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees”, will be shown at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in lower Queen Anne at 7 pm Tuesday, January 24. Wong and director Eric Byler will speak at the screening. (University of Washington Press has rereleased the… Read More
The UW Department of Communication is joining with the Seattle Times to present Election Eye 2012, an on-the-ground blog that will cover part of the 2012 primary campaign “as seen through the eyes of UW students and faculty.”
Stratus, showcasing the work of graduates from UW Professional and Continuing Education, will begin accepting submissions for its second issue in May 2012, with publication expected in July. The new 100-page journal includes novel excerpts, short stories, children’s literature, narrative nonfiction and memoir, as well as drawings, paintings and photographs.