Regional Relations

UW Regent Sally Jewell nominated as Interior secretary

Sally Jewell, chief executive of Seattle-based REI, a UW alum,and a member of the UW Board of Regents,  has been nominated by President Obama to oversee the nation’s public lands.

New winter classes at ASUW Experimental College

Learn beginning acting, how to build a website, work as a mystery shopper, or become a socially responsible investor in just some of the new non-credit Experimental College classes starting in the next few weeks.  See the new catalog.

UW leads nation in Peace Corps volunteers

According to an article in today’s Seattle Times, the UW is at the top of the list for the number of graduates volunteering for the Peace Corps, a repeat honor from 2007-2010 when it also topped the large schools list.

Annual lecture to focus on technology and values

Batya Friedman, professor in the UW Information School, will present the 37th annual University Faculty Lecture on Thursday, February 7 in Kane Hall. Director of the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab, Friedman will discuss technology, human values and the future.

New plan for U District unveiled

A UDistStrategicPlan-Final developed with public input by the University District Livability Partnership was unveiled January 31 at a public meeting at the new Alder Commons (1315 NE Campus Pkwy).

Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis

A Town Hall forum on gun violence sponsored by the UW School of Public Health will be held Monday, February 4, 7:30pm–9:00pm, Town Hall, and features panelists that include UW experts from public health, pediatrics, and Harborview Medical Center.

Nominate an “unsung hero”

UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar and WSU coach Ken Bone want YOU to nominate an unsung hero for the 2013 Washington State Jefferson Awards, the “Nobel Prize” for public service given both locally and nationally. Click here to nominate an outstanding volunteer by February 6, or to see how you can get involved.  

Provost’s Town Hall this Thursday

This Thursday, January 24, join Provost Ana Mari Cauce in Kane Hall for Provost’s Town Hall, a discussion of key issues and priorities for the current academic year beginning at 4 pm in Room 210.

Sandpoint Studios Open House Thursday

The Painting + Drawing MFA students invite you to visit their studios this Thursday, January 24, from 7:30-9:00 PM. Sandpoint Studios is located in Building 5, Bay C, 2nd floor in Magnuson Park. This is a rare opportunity to see behind-the-scenes, view finished and in-progress work, and talk with the students about their artistic processes.

Catch the volunteer spirit

On Monday, January 21st, people from around the country will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by transforming his life and teaching into civic action. If you’d like to join other volunteers at the University of Washington, click on the REGISTER FOR A SERVICE PROJECT LINK to view the service projects still available, then

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