In honor of Earth Day, members of FUITS, the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students participated in the Annual Duwamish Alive Earth Day clean-up at the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This event is one of many volunteer opportunities associated with UW Earth Day 2011 on Friday.
Thinking about going back to school while you work? UW Professional & Continuing Education, celebrating 20 years of the Evening Degree Program , can help you complete the undergraduate degree or graduate degree you may have started but never finished. You can also pursue professional development opportunities or take credit classes as a non-degree student. Registration for the Summer 2011 quarter, beginning June 20, is now underway.
Don’t forget to follow the purple brick road to the Pacific Science Center this weekend, where exhibits and hands-on activities for Huskies of all ages will highlight amazing research breakthroughs by nearly 200 UW scientists. All UW alumni, donors, students and staff receive discounted admission to this special event, which runs April 8 – 10.
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 email@example.com.
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.