Regional Relations

Learn about Autumn constellations, in Spanish!

On October 2, the UW’s Jacobsen Observatory will present “The Night Sky and the Constellations of Autumn” first in Spanish, at 7 pm, and then in English, at 7:45. Both presentations are family-friendly and suitable for 1st-8th grade Spanish students, with lots of interactive activities. Reservations are strongly recommended for all talks.

A new resource – UW Sustainability Map

The University of Washington is very excited to announce the the first UW Sustainability Map, identifying the locations of sustainable bus stops, green roofs, LEED buildings, car charging stations, e-media collection sites and much more, all across campus. The Sustainability Map is the culmination of two years work by over 25 staff and multiple students

Simpson Center for the Humanities announces Charles Johnson award

Professor of English Emeritus Charles Johnson will receive the 2013 Humanities Washington Award at the Bedtime Stories literary gala on Oct. 4 in Seattle for his longtime support for the humanities in Washington state.

UW welcomes new students Sunday, Sept. 22

Freshman Convocation for more than 5,000 new students, their families and friends will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, in Hec Ed Pavilion, with the President’s Picnic to follow on Rainier Vista NE. Fall classes begin Sept. 25.

Historic Japanese photography exhibit at the Henry

The arrival of Commodore Perry in Japan after centuries of isolation coincided with the rise of photography in the nineteenth century. Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880–1930, now on display at the Henry, offers an intimate look at Japan’s photographic—and cultural—history.

New Zealand Forest exhibit opens

First of five eco-geographic forests planned for the Pacific Connections Garden, which eventually will be the largest exhibit of its kind in North America, the New Zealand Forest Exhibit opened with a fanfare on Sunday at the Washington Park Arboretum. Read more details in the Seattle Times.

Considering “indefinite detention”, twelve years after 9/11

A distinguished panel moderated by Ross Reynolds of KUOW-FM and sponsored in part by the University of Washington Center for Human Rights will discuss Indefinite Detention without Due Process at Seattle Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 – 9:00pm.

UW architecture grad curates houseboat exhibit

Erin Feeney, ’12, wrote a book about Seattle’s floating homes while working toward her master’s degree in architecture at the UW. Now she has curated an exhibit on the same subject at the Museum of History and Industry. The exhibit runs until Nov. 3.

Weekend Activities @ the Burke

Starting September 7-8 and continuing every weekend through June 2014, visitors to the Burke Museum can take part in “Best of the Burke” guided tours and participate in hands-on activities on different themes with crafts to take home.  Free parking available.

Night time at the Arboretum

Register now for Park In The Dark!, a nighttime hike through the UW Arboretum on Saturday, August 31, from 7:30 – 9 pm. This environmental education event includes activities for children ages 6-12 and cost is $8/person.

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