Starting this fall, the College of Arts and Sciences will offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in musical theater, one of several new undergraduate interdisciplinary majors led by Robert C. Stacey, currently interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more in The Daily.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award. Established in 2012, the award is given to a living UW Alumnus Veteran who made a positive impact on their local, national, or international community; the University of Washington; and/or veteran’s communities. Deadline for nomination submissions is August 16, 2013.
A new study by the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School has found that community access to computer and Internet technology is crucial for connecting people to the information and skills they need in an increasingly digital world. Read more from UW News & Information.
Don’t miss the “low tech” weekly summer lecture series from the Department of Genome Sciences, which kicks off July 10 with “How Nature, Nurture and Chance Shapes How We Age.”
A Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at the University of Washington recently created a map of the world that is outlined using only the locations of the world’s runways, helicopter pads and airports. Read more in the Huffington Post.
Departing members of the Class of 2013 donated $50,000, a record amount for a senior gift, to mental-health services on the Seattle campus. Read more in a Seattle Times article.
The Integrated Design Lab (IDL), part of The College of Built Environments, is the first and second floor occupant of Seattle’s Bullitt Center, called the greenest building in the world, which opened on Earth Day, 2013.
In a June 21 guest editorial in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Executive Director of the UW Women’s Center Sutapa Basu addresses business accountability and consumer responsibility to stop the supply chains that support human trafficking and forced labor.
Come see the innovative active learning classrooms, writeable walls, media viewing rooms, dramatic atrium and much more when the renovated Odegaard Undergraduate Library reopens on Monday, June 24, the first day of Summer Quarter.
“Music is My Life,” a show of drawings and stories by homeless young people now on display at Molly’s Cafe at the Henry Art Gallery, was curated by Jill Woelfer, an award-winning PhD Candidate in Information Science who is studying the emotional impact of music on teens who live on the streets.