The University of Washington Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will hold its 112th meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 7-9, UW Tower.
Items on the agenda will include presentations on the University’s “West of 15th” Visioning and on landscape and tree projects on campus.
A panel of experts will discuss “Cognitive Health: Crossroads to Successful Aging” at The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging’s free Spring Lecture on Tuesday, April 5, 3 –4:30pm, at the Center for Urban Horticulture. For more information, contact the de Tornyay Center at (206) 616-4276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hear the story of why the Port of Seattle was founded and how it has developed since 1911 in a fascinating new program on UWTV. Produced by the Port of Seattle, it is told through the voices of many historians and Port associates, including UW faculty. Voices of the Port recounts Seattle’s history and the Port’s importance to the region’s trade, transportation and economic health. Watch this program now on your computer or check the broadcast schedule.
The deep connections of nature and cities and the opportunities designers have to develop new urban spaces that link landscape and ecology is the topic of a free public lecture on April 7 in Kane Hall aimed at generating conversation about the present and future of the urban age. Next Eco-Cities: Imaginations and Futures will explore nature and cities and the opportunities to develop new urban spaces that link landscape and ecology.
On the anniversary of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico one year ago this April, and another disastrous oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, 22 years ago this April, SEAchange is bringing together scholars and scientists, journalists and activists, chefs and fishermen from Alaska, Louisiana, and Washington to discuss how these very different spills were reported and the lasting impact they had on communities. You are invited to join this day of shared learning in the Allen Library Research Commons on Saturday, April 2. Prior registration is required.
Theo chocolates from Fremont, Coca-Cola bottles in Bellevue and tofu made on Whidbey Island: UW Housing and Food Services (HFS) is looking to become greener by purchasing from local vendors as it strives for 100 percent sustainability. It’s all part of the University of Washington’s Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Program.
On Friday, March 11, don’t miss Thione Diop performing traditional West African music in Brechemin Auditorium from 12:30-1:20 pm. Presented by the African Studies Community.
Join President Phyllis Wise for a presentation on the current budget situation, followed by a Q&A session.
• When: Today
• Where: Kane Hall, Room 130
• Time: 4-5 p.m.
Interested in dinosaurs? Don’t miss the Burke Museum Dino Day lecture this Friday at Kane Hall, where Dr. Philip Currie will discuss his worldwide search for dinosaur fossils in order to learn how these amazingly diverse animals were able to dominate the earth’s landscape for over 130 million years. This lecture is free but pre-registration is required.
On Saturday, February 26, community members are invited to attend the 14th annual Orca Bowl, a rapid-fire academic competition where high school teams from across the state test their knowledge of science from 9:30 am – 5 pm at the Fishery Sciences building. Pictured is the winning 2010 team from Friday Harbor High School.
“Lowering walls and working together is how we solve tough problems” says Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large in a Sunday, Feb. 20 column about how UW service learning programs are getting about 900 students out of the classroom and into underserved schools this winter quarter to gain a deeper understanding of the community they live in.