Regional Relations

President Young on landmark civil rights ruling

In May 1954, a court case changed the course of U.S. public education, paving the way for diversity and equality in classrooms: Brown vs. Board of Education. UW President Michael K. Young, who served on the national commission that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the case in 2004, reflects on how the landmark ruling transformed

Public hearing on U District density tonight

You are invited to a public hearing at 6 pm tonight at University Methodist Church (1415 NE 43rd St.) to comment on potential zoning changes in the University District to allow for greater height and density. The new plan would be accompanied by an affordable housing incentive program, incentives for open space and other neighborhood

Spring Celebration showcases leadership and service experiences

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to dialogue with students as they showcase their work and learning related to service and leadership experiences at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on Tuesday, May 20, 3 – 6:30 p.m, Student Union Building (HUB).

45th on 45th this weekend!

Experience food from around the world, the best of local artisans, live music and a YMCA Kids Area at the 45th annual UDistrict Street Fair this Saturday from 10-7 & Sunday from 10-6 at 45th Avenue and University Way.

Call to artists!

STart, Sound Transit’s art program, is looking for artists for temporary public art projects with themes such as community engagement, the urban form, and others, and who can work in large scale or oversized formats. Visit www.soundtransit.org/artopportunities for more details or contact Mylinda Sneed at mylinda.sneed@soundtransit.org. Deadline is June 2. .

Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium May 16

  This Friday, students, faculty, and the community are invited to Mary Gates Hall between 11 am and 6pm to discuss cutting edge research topics with UW undergraduates and to examine the connection between research and education. Includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses.

New temporary detour in Burke Gilman Trail through campus

Beginning Wednesday, May 14, UW Transportation Services advises that there will be a change in the Burke-Gilman trail detour already in place for the Montlake Triangle project, which will eventually provide access for pedestrians and bicyclists from the light rail station at Husky Stadium to the foot of Rainier Vista.  

UW Botanic Gardens: Culinary Herbs

On Saturday, May 17 from 10 – 11 a.m., Master Gardener Joan Helbacka will be at UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture to discuss culinary herbs that are easy to grow year-around, both in the ground and in containers. FREE, but please RSVP online or call 206.685.8033.

CUCAC meeting notice and agenda

The University of Washington City University Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will hold its May meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Items on the agenda include a brief presentation on the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement), which presents two community-based alternatives to future growth in the University District, and CUCAC‘s consideration of its comments on the

Art Walk tonight!

  An artwalk covering 140 pieces of unique art will be held from 5:30 – 7 pm tonight, May 6, at Hall Health Center. The art was created by UW students, faculty, staff, and alumni and some pieces have been nationally recognized.

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