Don’t miss panel on college affordability TONIGHT!

Come join a town hall discussion in Kane Hall with U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter, who will be accompanied onstage by UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Washington State Senator Ed Murray, and Seattle Times Publisher and CEO Frank Blethen.  Please RSVP online at for this no-charge, 5-6:30 pm event in room 130. Paid parking… Read More

Why is Seattle such a white city?

Seattle is the fifth whitest of the 50 biggest cities in the country. As part of the KPLU “I Wonder Why?” series, Richard Morrill, professor emeritus of geography, explains why this trend has persisted throughout history, even though Seattle also has some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.

New fund will spur university startups

The new “W Fund” will use $20 million of venture capital to help launch promising start-ups spinning out of the University of Washington and other research institutions both locally and across the state.

UW Regents finalize tuition decision

On June 7, the University of Washington Board of Regents adopted the University of Washington’s operating budget for fiscal 2013, including a 16% tuition increase  for undergraduate resident students. Why is tuition increasing? You can learn more by reading the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Commencement on June 9 at Century Link Field

An audience of about 40,000 family members and guests is expected to attend the UW’s 137th graduation ceremony at Century Link Field on June 9 at 1:30. Other game traffic later that afternoon could cause delays, so plan accordingly.

UW Election Eye: on the ground reporting

Earlier this year, the UW Department of Communication joined with the Seattle Times to present Election Eye 2012, an on-the-ground blog about the 2012 primary campaign as seen through the eyes of UW students and faculty. After wrapping up their statewide coverage of  today’s historic gubernatorial recall in Wisconsin with live updates, the UW Election… Read More

Free student art exhibit

A capstone Bachelor of Fine Arts show displaying the work of students graduating in painting and drawing, fibers and 3D4M will be on view at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery until May 30. The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is located in the north corner of the Art building on the first floor and admission is always free.

Graduate student research on view

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences will hold its 25th annual Student Research Day on Thursday afternoon, May 24, in South Campus Center. Free and open to the public.