Regional Relations

Don’t miss Plastics Unwrapped at the Burke

Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores the impact plastics have had on our lives and our world with a special exhibit now through May 27, 2013, and a series of community events.

Five steps to successful New Year’s resolutions

The director of the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute warns that a third of us won’t keep New Year’s resolutions through the end of January, never mind an entire year, and recommends some steps to follow for achieving permanent change.

UW crowdsourcing effort helps deaf students keep current with science

Computer Science & Engineering professor Richard Ladner has launched ASL-STEM Forum, an online site on which users can post signs for vocabulary for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Tips for coping with the “holiday blues”

For some, the holidays can be a time of sadness and loneliness. Wendy Lustbader, affiliate associate professor at the School of Social Work, offers some advice for coping with bereavement, illness, homesickness and other issues during the holiday season.

With our thanks and warmest wishes

The Office of Regional & Community Relations would like to share the University of Washington’s  2012 year-end video with all of our friends and neighbors in the greater Seattle area. We look forward to another successful year ahead and are grateful to be part of such a supportive community.

Toys and games at the Burke

Visit the Burke Museum on a weekend in December to explore toys and games from around the world. Part of the Burke’s ongoing Weekend Activities series, it runs until December 30. Also check the website for additional December activities.

CUCAC meeting update, November 2012

Urban Planner Brian Douglas Scott presented details about the UDistrict Livability Partnership Commercial Revitalization Project to members of CUCAC at the November 2012 meeting.

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.

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.

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.  

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