Regional Relations

International Conservation Photography Awards at the Burke

From now until November 25, the Burke Museum is featuring the International Conservation Photography (ICP) Awards, 75 award-wining photographs from across the globe. The Burke is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, except for the first Thursday of each month when it is open until 8 pm and admission is free.

A UW “i” on the future

iOn the Future, a new 60-minute documentary about the UW Information School, will debut on channel 27 (UWTV) at 8 p.m tonight, September 18. The documentary will also air regularly through fall and winter on UWTV, or you can watch iOn the Future online.

Complexities of Cuba examined

To explore Cuba’s complex relationship with the U.S., the UW’s Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID) and Spanish & Portuguese Studies (SPS) developed a study abroad program in Cuba, offered for the first time during Summer Quarter 2012.

Upcoming opportunities for high school students

Three free events in October are designed to encourage high school students to pursue higher education as they experience the University of Washington: Essence of Success is a one-day conference on Saturday, October 20 for African-American high school seniors interested in attending UW Seattle. Esperanza En Educacion is a one-day conference on Saturday, October 27

September CUCAC meeting

The City University Community Advisory Committee will hold a general meeting with committee reports on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7-8:30 PM, in UW Tower.

E-travel along the ancient Silk Road

Sponsored primarily by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the website Silk Road Seattle is a virtual art exhibit showcasing ancient Eurasian art and cultural interactions across the boundaries of museum collections.

Unique exhibit linking books & art now on display

“There’s No Frigate Like a Book: Art & Artists’ Books by Margery Hellmann” is on display through November 19 in the Special Collections Reading Room (note the hours), Allen Library South Basement. The exhibit “World of Tomorrow: Looking back at Seattle’s World Fair” is also located in the Allen Library and has been extended through

“Affordability” gains UW new top-10 ranking

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.

Documents that changed the world

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.

Raising research money online

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.

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