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.
At a recent news conference, Ali Tarhouni, a senior lecturer at the UW’s Foster School of Business who took a leave last February to help lead the revolution in Libya, discusses what he found there and the United States’ “moral and courageous stand” in supporting the cause against Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
Although the campus will be closed for Veteran’s Day tomorrow, 11/11/11, community members are invited to attend a special commemorative ceremony at 10:30 am at the Medal of Honor Memorial site, off of Memorial Way. Parking is free, so linger to visit other sites on campus that also honor veterans.
“Images in Crisis,” a series of four UW faculty lectures exploring the afterlife of world-famous photos will begin tonight at 7 pm in Gowen Hall, room 201, and continue for the next three nights. Lectures are free and open to the public.
Friday, November 4, 2011 is “W Day”, celebrating the opening of the Territorial University of Washington on November 4, 1861, on a site bounded by what is now 4th and 6th Avenue on the west and east, and Union and Seneca Street on the north and south, but what was then a quiet wooded knoll… Read More
The final home game in Husky Stadium before construction begins is 7:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 5, against Oregon. Special farewell activities are planned and fans are encouraged to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. Qwest Field in downtown Seattle will be the Huskies’ new home until the renovated stadium opens in September 2013.
Computer science and political science have joined forces to create a citizen-written Living Voters’ Guide that helps ordinary voters form and share their opinions on the current ballot initiatives.