Regional Relations

Art Walk tonight!

  An artwalk covering 140 pieces of unique art will be held from 5:30 – 7 pm tonight, May 6, at Hall Health Center. The art was created by UW students, faculty, staff, and alumni and some pieces have been nationally recognized.

Teaching kids the language of code

Founder of Seattle-based non-profit Code.org will be on campus at 7 pm this Thursday, May 8, where he will will talk about the impact of the “Hour of Code” for students of all ages, and what parents, educators and policymakers can do to prepare students for science, technology, math and engineering jobs.Registration for this free

Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan

See books, manuscripts and maps published in Japan’s Tokugawa Period (1603-1868) that came to light and are were cataloged during the Tateuchi Retrospective Cataloging project in the East Asia Library. Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan is on exhibit in the Allen Library North Lobby and East Asia Library until June 5.

Annual Windermere Cup races May 3

The University of Washington will meet the Great Britain National Team for the 28th annual Windermere Cup this Saturday, May 3rd, on Lake Washington.More than 800 rowers compete in this Northwest tradition, part of Opening Day for boating season. Admission is free and viewing is available on the shores of the Montlake Cut, or by boats anchored

Social Work events in May will address labor justice issues

The  School of Social Work will host a series of discussions called Working Together for Labor Justice in May, Labor History Month. Descriptions of each event, including  fair wages, immigrant workers, working conditions, the right to organize, and global workforce issues is available online. All will be held at the School of Social Work, 4101 15th Avenue

School of Art graduation exhibitions

Every spring quarter, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in the Art Bldg. and the Henry Art Gallery host a series of exhibitions celebrating School of Art students who will soon be graduating. Exhibits end June 21.

UW launches effort to prepare region for major quake

  This week, scientists with the University of Washington gathered 55 experts from around the region. Their goal: to step up efforts to prepare for the next magnitude nine earthquake in the Northwest and the ensuing recovery. See today’s story in King 5 News.

Water Seminars examine our battles with water

As part of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences’ free weekly “Water Seminars”,  the award-winning documentary The History of Water  will be shown Tuesday, April 29, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in Mary Gates Hall (Room 389). FREE.

Free film event at “An Evening with Rwanda”

Come to a free screening of “Finding Hillywood”, a one-hour feature documentary about the beginning of Rwandaʼs film industry, on Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 PM at the Ethnic Cultural Center Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. A conversation with Director Leah Warshawski follows the screening.

Steve Ballmer to speak at UW commencement

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the speaker at the University of Washington commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 14, in Husky Stadium.

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