School of Nursing students have worked with the management team of a supermaket in the underserved Central District area to help increase customer purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables, based on research indicating that store design impacts buying habits. Read the complete story here.
The next meeting of CUCAC (City University Community Advisory Committee) has been scheduled for December 14 at 7 pm, UW Tower. Agenda items will be
Student Housing Project, Phase II
UW Medical Center addition
Husky Stadium renovation
Possible Committee Letters
In the spirit of holiday giving, Husky Neighborhood Assistants student volunteers are supporting the University District Food Bank by collecting nonperishable foods from more than 200 residences in the North of 45th neighborhood. For more information, please see The Daily article.
On December 1, don’t forget to tune in to channel 27 to catch the latest edition of UW 360, a half-hour magazine-style show profiling fascinating people and programs at the UW that are changing our world. Hosted by Samantha Rund, the program airs at 10 pm each Wednesday, with new episodes debuting the first week of each month. In December, viewers can meet the Husky Women’s Basketball team; tour campus with a visit to the salmon homing pond; take a look at a unique summer camp for students with disabilities; follow undergraduate oceanographers out onto Puget Sound; learn about a student project linked to earthquake relief in China; and experience a century of modern dance with performances by the Chamber Dance Company.
The University of Washington has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The UW is the only public, 4-year institution in Washington state to receive this recognition this year. (Community Service Honor Roll recipients for 2010 will be named in 2011.)
The next meeting of CUCAC (City University Community Advisory Committee) has been scheduled for November 9 at 7 pm, UW Tower. Agenda items will be
Student Housing Project, Phase II
Bryant Building site as SR 520 (6) mitigation
General Updates (University and City)
Looking for something interesting to pass a rainy day?
Check out ”Dream Design Build” in the Allen Library South Basement, a selection of drawings and watercolor renderings by students of the UW Department of Architecture from 1914-1947, demonstrating the transition in teaching from the Beaux-Arts model to Modernism. Many of the students went on to have influential careers, regionally and nationally. On view now through March 12, 2011.
ALSO, from Nov. 10 – Dec. 4, don’t miss “Exhibit-All or Nothing!”, a juried exhibit highlighting the best work coming from the diverse students in the School of Art, on display in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Students were told to submit exactly three artworks, and either all or none of their work was chosen. The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, located in the north corner of the Art building on the first floor, is always free to the public. Hours are 12-4, Wednesday – Saturday (closed Nov 25, 26, 27). For more information, please see http://art.washington.edu/63_Jacob-Lawrence-Gallery.
UW women’s softball legend Danielle Lawrie holds an official Proclamation from the Seattle City Council and Mayor honoring her contributions to the UW and the region and the example she has set for young women as student-athletes. Seattle City Council members Tim Burgess and Sally Clark were among those offering congratulations after a special ceremony in City Hall organized by UW Regional Relations.
North of 45th Meetings will be held on the following days 4:00-5:30pm:
Since the HUB is under construction, we will meet at University Presbyterian Church in the Calvin Room (4540 15th Ave NE). A big thanks to Mark Gwaltney & UPC for reserving this meeting space.
The University of Washington is in support of WSDOT’s Preferred Alternative for the SR 520 project. The collaborative efforts among many agencies in the last few years as well as the past few months to refine the Preferred Alternative have resulted in a stronger project.