UW Professor of History Vincente Rafael was featured in a story in The Wall Street Journal last week discussing the rich and complex history of the Phillipine city of Tacloban before Typhoon Haiyan.
The University of Washington’s sustainability leadership was recognized at the fifth annual Green Washington Awards on October 29th, where the UW received the Silver Award in the Academia category – one of 12 categories honoring the 22 top sustainability-minded organizations. The UW consistently ranks among the top environmentally-friendly schools in the United States.
Bill Frisell, one of modern jazz’s premier guitarists,has joined the Jazz Studies Program in the School of Music as an affiliate professor and will interact with jazz students and faculty when he’s home in Seattle.
Presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award and the Husky Marching Band will be part of the celebrations at the annual Medal of Honor memorial event at the end of Memorial Way on Monday, Nov. 11, followed by cake and coffee in Kane Hall. Free parking on campus. Learn more and register here. (Registration encouraged… Read More
Take ten Shakespearean scholars and give them each five minutes and 20 slides to explain why Shakespeare still speaks to us today and you will have the essence of “Shakespeare Ever After: His Remarkable Legacy” on November 14th at the ACT Theater downtown. To purchase tickets, visit the ACT Theatre.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, youngest mayor of a major U.S. city, spoke to a group of University of Washington students, faculty and staff during a luncheon at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on Oct. 23, encouraging them to use the opportunities that they have been given to build a foundation for the… Read More
Join us for a week long series of events Nov. 5-11 to commemorate Veterans Day 2013 and honor the UW students, alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
A new season of Four Peaks is now available on UWTV, channel 27, or on cable, NWCN. See interviews with Pacific Northwest luminaries such as Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com’s founder; Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO; and Matt Messenger, the inventor of “urban bike polo.” Tune in Tuesdays at 7 p.m. or Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 7… Read More
The College of Engineering’s fall lecture series will feature faculty researchers and industry leaders who work to maintain and improve our region’s critical infrastructure – roads, tunnels and bridges. Lectures are free and start at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall. Advance registration, either online or by calling 206-543-0540, is required. Lectures will also be broadcast… Read More
Join friends, family and fellow runners on October 20 for Dawg Dash, a dog-friendly 10K run and 5K run/walk to benefit student scholarship programs that takes participants through the heart of campus. Get complete information and register at DawgDash.com.