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.
Did you know that 15 innocent people in Washington state have had their convictions overturned thanks to The Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) Clinic , a program staffed by student and faculty volunteers from the UW School of Law? To find out more about exonerees nationwide who have been helped by IPNW, see http://www.innocenceproject.org/. You can also watch a video about this and other fascinated UW people and programs on UW 360, airing Wednesday evenings at 10 pm on channel 27.
The Office of Regional & Community Affairs is excited to share with you the latest edition of Front Porch. Here are a few of the highlights:
Each week, hundreds of at-risk Seattle schoolchildren meet one-on-one with their “Husky Buddies”—teacher candidates from the UW College of Education who are helping prepare them for success in school and life.
UW student Joe Stout is helping children throughout our community smile more brightly by learning about and providing specialized pediatric dental care.
Daniel Winterbottom, UW landscape architecture professor, and his students, are creating “healing gardens” at Seattle area health-care facilities to help ease the stress of critically ill people and their loved ones.
Meeting notes from the February 8 meeting:
CUCAC Meeting Summary – Feb. 8, 2011
An item from the February meeting is also posted below:
Feb 8 2011 Draft Letter on SW Housing CMP Amendments
Meeting notes and other documents:
(CUCAC – City University Community Advisory Committee – meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.)
The College of Engineering Mathematics Academy helps high-achieving high school juniors develop the math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering and exposes students to engineering in practice. Open to all students, the Math Academy especially targets underrepresented minorities in engineering including African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander and female students. Applications are being accepted for summer 2011 and are due by March 2, 2011.
Now through February 28, the Allen Library North Lobby will exhibit about 60 photos taken in China after 2006 to reflect the rapid ongoing changes. The authors/artists are from the Chinese community in Seattle, many of whom are students at UW. The exhibit is presented by the UW Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA).
The University of Washington Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will hold its 111th meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 7-9, UW Tower.
Items on the agenda will include a presentation by Rebecca Barnes, University Architect, and well as continued discussion of CUCAC’s Response to the University’s Request for Amendments to the University Master Plan associated with the West Campus Student Housing Projects.
If recent events in Egypt have you searching for more information, come to campus on Friday, February 4 for a panel discussion on “The Current Situation in Egypt.” Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies and features UW experts from the fields of law, history and Near and Middle East relations.