Seattle’s new city council districts drawn by retired UW prof

Seattle's new city districts

The man responsible for Seattle’s new districts is Richard Morrill, a retired UW geography professor who previously oversaw the court-ordered redistricting of Washington state in 1972, and advised the state of Mississippi on its own redistricting efforts for racial fairness from 1977 to 1983.


Film screening launches “White Rose” exhibit about student resistance in Nazi Germany

The White Rose

Formed in 1942 by University of Munich students, The White Rose was a small, non-violent Nazi resistance group calling for active opposition to Adolf Hitler’s regime. An exhibit chronicling The White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany is on display until January 27 in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor, and a film about the movement,… Read More


UW history prof on life before Typhoon Haiyan

Residents of Tacloban, Phillipines

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.


UW wins Green Washington Award

2013 Washington Green Awards

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.


Jazz great Bill Frisell joins School of Music

Bill Frisell, newly named affiliate professor of music

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.


Veterans Day Ceremony on campus

Vets Day at Memorial

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


Dept. of English takes on the Bard

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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 Urges UW Students to Pass on “Baton of Opportunity”

Mayor Julian Castro

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


Veterans Appeciation Week begins Nov. 5

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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.


Northwest luminaries on UWTV

Jeff Bezos

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