Have you seen the Mammoth Tusk yet?

Mammoth tusk enclosed in a plaster jacket

The Burke Museum will display the South Lake Union Mammoth Tusk on the two last weekends in March, from 10 am – 5 pm. The tusk continues to be carefully monitored by Burke paleontologists to ensure that it is drying properly, so please check their website for any schedule updates.


UW historian Margaret O’Mara honored speaker at MOHAI

Margaret O'Mara

Modern United States history scholar Margaret O’Mara will explore the importance of place to the process of innovation in her talk, It Takes a City: Seattle and the Alchemy of Innovation at the Museum of History and Industry on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm. Tickets may be purchased online.


Sign up now for Arboretum summer camps

UWBG Summer camp participant

Summer camp at the Washington Park Arboretum is bounding into its fourth year with more weeks offered and new programs. Environmental Education Summer Day Camp for grades 1-3 and 4-6 is offered every week from June 30 – August 22. Check UW Botanic Gardens for additional information and be sure to register early to guarantee… Read More


Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

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This 9th annual event for both adults and children features opportunities to talk with glaciologists, biologists, climate experts and others from the UW Applied Physics Laboratory and its Polar Science Center as well as numerous interactive activities and displays that include local artists, photographers and zookeepers who focus on polar environments.


Follow UW Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Map of 7-day Civil Rights Pilgrimage

From March 1 – 7, Department of Communication Chair David Domke is leading a group of students, staff and faculty on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage across the southern United States to landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ’60s. You can follow their journey on the Department of Communication website, or on… Read More


Penguins as Ocean Sentinels

Researcher P. Dee Boersma with baby penguin

The fifth in a series of free public lectures on the Future of Ice will take place this Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm with a discussion of the challenges facing penguins and their uncertain future in the wake of a changing climate. Register now.


Somaili refugee experience in Seattle explored

In Search of Nabad

On Monday, March 3, UW African Studies will present “In Search of Nabad”, an intimate documentary by Sorayya Aminian, ’11, about Seattle’s Somali refugees and their search for peace in their new home. Screens at 3:30 pm in the Allen Library auditorium followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.


Free lecture on aging Thursday

The UW School of Social Work will launch the new Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work on Thursday, Feb. 27, with a free public lecture about the changing culture of aging in America. Register online for the free lecture and reception.


Burke Museum locates original Seahawks mask

Mask believed to be the inspiration for the original Seahawks logo

After reading a Burke Museum blog post, the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine contacted them  about a British Columbia Kwakwaka’wakw mask believed to be the inspiration for the original Seahawks logo.


Sand Point Open Studios

Sand Point Studios

  On Friday, Feb. 21, Master of FIne Art students in the Painting + Drawing Program will open their studio to visitors who would like to see and discuss artworks that are in progress or complete. All are welcome, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.