Regional Relations

Children’s environmental health

New research on children’s environmental health is the subject of a February 28 seminar at South Campus Center sponsored by the UW Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and the Center for Child Environmental Risk Research. Policymakers and the general public are invited. Registration is recommended.

Good news, bad news in Washington’s housing market

News from the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows that Washington’s year-end housing market reflects high seasonally-adjusted sales but declining median home prices. Based in the College of Built Environments, the Runstad Center is a service organization, operating a leading real estate program that helps advance best practices in the industry.

College presidents at Town Hall on Wednesday

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.

UW English professor hits big screen

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

Student journalists report on 2012 campaign

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.”

New art & literary journal debuts

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.

A new year for Libya

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.

Honoring those who served

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.

Iconic photographs explored

“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.

Don’t miss “W Day”!

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

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