Enjoying the night sky

July is an excellent time to visit the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, near the north entrance to campus. Built in 1895, it still offers celestial views of the universe through several telescopes, including the 120-year old six-inch refractor telescope.  The observatory is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month through September (9-11 pm), when… Read More


Genetics for Everyman

The UW Department of Genome Sciences invites you to its 2011 public lecture series beginning July 6 and continuing each Wednesday evening in July. Four presentations by experts in their fields will cover a range of topics – new evolutionary discoveries to ancient infections – and require no background knowledge in genetics or other biological… Read More


Helping consumers stay informed

A new electronics shopping service launched June 20 is helping to eliminate buyer’s remorse about new consumer electronics,  an area that often moves too fast for the average person to keep up.  Decide.com was co-founded with four other UW alums by Oren Etzioni, UW professor of Computer Science & Engineering. It uses advanced technology to… Read More


Port of Seattle Centennial Honored

Hear the story of why the Port of Seattle was founded and how it has developed since 1911 in a fascinating new program on UWTV. Produced by the Port of Seattle,  it is told through the voices of many historians and Port associates,  including UW faculty. Voices of the Port recounts Seattle’s history and the Port’s… Read More


Next Eco-Cities: Imaginations and Futures

The deep connections of nature and cities and the opportunities designers have to develop new urban spaces that link landscape and ecology is the topic of a free public lecture on April 7 in Kane Hall aimed at generating conversation about the present and future of the urban age. Next Eco-Cities: Imaginations and Futures will… Read More


From Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon

On the anniversary of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico one year ago this April, and another disastrous oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, 22 years ago this April, SEAchange is bringing together scholars and scientists, journalists and activists, chefs and fishermen from Alaska, Louisiana, and Washington to discuss how these very… Read More


Reaching for the green, all year around

Theo chocolates from Fremont, Coca-Cola bottles in Bellevue and tofu made on Whidbey Island: UW Housing and Food Services (HFS) is looking to become greener by purchasing from local vendors as it strives for 100 percent sustainability. It’s all part of the University of Washington’s Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Program.


Free Music Concert

On Friday, March 11, don’t miss Thione Diop performing traditional West African music in Brechemin Auditorium from 12:30-1:20 pm. Presented by the African Studies Community.


More campus freebies

Interested in dinosaurs? Don’t miss the Burke Museum Dino Day lecture this Friday at Kane Hall, where Dr. Philip Currie will discuss his worldwide search for dinosaur fossils  in order to learn how these amazingly diverse animals were able to dominate the earth’s landscape for over 130 million years. This lecture is free but pre-registration is… Read More


Changing China in Photographs

Now through February 28, the Allen Library North Lobby will exhibit about 60 photos taken in China after 2006 to reflect the rapid ongoing changes. The authors/artists are from the Chinese community in Seattle, many of whom are students at UW.  The exhibit is presented by the UW Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA).