December 5, 2012

A hot gift for glassblowing

The School of Art is planning new hot glass facilities—the kind needed for glassblowing—thanks in part to a gift of two glassblowing furnaces from glassybaby, a Seattle company. Read more in the College of Arts & Sciences Newsletter.

December 4, 2012

New director discusses key to UW teacher training

  In a recent UW News & Information article, Kenneth Zeichner, new director of teacher education at the UW, discusses the nature of teacher training when funding is down, accountability and regulation are up, and why the need for capable and committed public school teachers has never been greater.

December 3, 2012

Free First Thursday coming up

Plan to visit both the Burke Museum and the Henry Art Gallery on December 6, the first Thursday of the month, when admission is FREE and visiting hours are extended. Check their websites for current exhibits and special events.  

November 29, 2012

Imagining a new U District

Regional & Community Relations has joined the new, four-year U District Livability Partnership (UDLP), dedicated to encouraging a more vibrant, walkable U District. The University is also sponsoring U District Next: A Community Conversation, which offers community members a way to get involved and share their ideas. Upcoming events are Dec. 6 and Jan. 31.

November 26, 2012

UW has strongest sustainability performance in the Pac-12

After submitting an assessment of its sustainability practices to the two-year-old Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System this fall, the UW received a gold rating, giving it the highest score among the nine Pac-12 universities that decided to assess themselves. Information was gathered by the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office and graduate students with the… Read More

November 15, 2012

“Conservation Canines” advancing environmental research


Find out what some high-energy, “unadoptable” canines are doing to assist a Center for Conservation Biology program tracking how animal populations are affected by environmental change. It’s one of the latest segments from UW|360, available Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on UWTV, Comcast channel 27, or online at

November 13, 2012

On Wednesday: What can the US learn from educational change in Finland?

Finland’s education system consistently ranks among the top in the world. At a free 7 pm lecture on November 14 in Kane Hall, author Pasi Sahlberg reveals that the transformation of education systems is possible if policies focus more on inclusion and equity instead of choice; professional development instead of test-based accountability; and pedagogy instead of… Read More

November 9, 2012

Campus Veteran’s Day remembrance on Sunday

The University of Washington will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, near the Medal of Honor Memorial at the foot of Memorial Way.

November 6, 2012

November CUCAC meeting

 The next meeting of CUCAC (City-University Community Advisory Committee) will be held: Date:    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Time:   7:00 – 8:30 PM Place: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue, Seattle, WA 98105 – 22nd Floor Items on the agenda include: University District Livability Partnership Presentation Sound Transit U District Station Update Community Conversations

November 5, 2012

An 18-1/2 minute Presidential mystery

Take a break from the never-ending 2012 political news cycle with a trip back to the administration of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal in Documents that Changed the World: An 18 1/2-minute presidential mystery, the latest installment of the Documents that Changed the World podcast series from the UW Information School.