Computer Science & Engineering professor Richard Ladner has launched ASL-STEM Forum, an online site on which users can post signs for vocabulary for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Visit the Burke Museum on a weekend in December to explore toys and games from around the world. Part of the Burke’s ongoing Weekend Activities series, it runs until December 30. Also check the website for additional December activities.
The School of Art is planning new hot glass facilities—the kind needed for glassblowing—thanks in part to a gift of two glassblowing furnaces from glassybaby, a Seattle company. Read more in the College of Arts & Sciences Newsletter.
In a recent UW News & Information article, Kenneth Zeichner, new director of teacher education at the UW, discusses the nature of teacher training when funding is down, accountability and regulation are up, and why the need for capable and committed public school teachers has never been greater.
Plan to visit both the Burke Museum and the Henry Art Gallery on December 6, the first Thursday of the month, when admission is FREE and visiting hours are extended. Check their websites for current exhibits and special events.
Finland’s education system consistently ranks among the top in the world. At a free 7 pm lecture on November 14 in Kane Hall, author Pasi Sahlberg reveals that the transformation of education systems is possible if policies focus more on inclusion and equity instead of choice; professional development instead of test-based accountability; and pedagogy instead of… Read More
The University of Washington will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, near the Medal of Honor Memorial at the foot of Memorial Way.
Take a break from the never-ending 2012 political news cycle with a trip back to the administration of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal in Documents that Changed the World: An 18 1/2-minute presidential mystery, the latest installment of the Documents that Changed the World podcast series from the UW Information School.
The fun starts at 10 am in Red Square with a special kick off address by Provost Ana Mari Cauce at noon. Activities and entertainments for all ages include live music,contests, games, face painting, the Husky Marching Band, Harry and Dubs, and service opportunities. Bring a non-perishable food item for the University Food Bank and… Read More
UW Professor of Geography Victoria Lawson will consider the “crisis of care” in the global era in the first Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2012-13 academic year. Katz Lectures, which are free and open to the public, are organized by UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities.