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


Engineering Lecture Series examines our local infrastructure

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


Dog-friendly dash through campus this Sunday

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.


Four views on slavery in the making of America

The UW history department  will review America’s history of slavery from four different angles in its annual lecture series on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Starts October 23.


Female professors at UW more common in male-dominated majors

An article in today’s Seattle Times spotlights the steady growth in the number of women in engineering and science faculty positions at the UW – a key to attracting more female students to these fields.


It’s Entrepreneur Week

Curious about entrepreneurship? The Foster School of Business is offering a full schedule of free events Oct. 14 – 18 at venues around campus. No registration required except where indicated. Open to all.


President Young to speak on Thursday

Join President Michael K. Young for an exploration of what is in store for the future of the University of Washington. Thursday, October 17, 2013 4 – 5 p.m. (Doors open at 3:45 p.m.) Meany Hall Reservations are not required.


Enter the W Day photo contest

Between Oct. 11 and Oct. 20, share your your best purple-and-gold moments in the W Day photo contest.  For details and to enter, go to facebook.com/UofWA.