July 29, 2012

An homage to vinyl records

“The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” at the Henry Art Gallery is the first museum exhibit to explore the culture of vinyl records and brings together 99 works by 33 artists from around the world.  See this  audio and visual collection combining fine art with popular culture this Thursday, August 2, when admission is free,… Read More

July 24, 2012

A boat for Seafair? Students press “print”.

UW mechanical engineering students paddled to the finish line at Seafair’s Milk Carton Derby in what they believe is the world’s first boat made with a 3-D printer.

July 19, 2012

UW first with credit courses on massive online platform

In addition to joining a national venture this week to offer free on-line courses, the UW has announced it will be the first university in the U.S. to  provide fee-based credit for some of the courses using a new online learning platform.

July 17, 2012

Free global health exhibit at Seattle Center


“Global Health Experience”, a free exhibit at Seattle Center, highlights Seattle’s role in furthering global health and was coordinated in part by the University of Washington.  Visitors to the exhibit can listen to personal stories of health care experiences around the world and see innovations that are improving health outcomes, reports a recent article in… Read More

July 16, 2012

Pack of Huskies in the London Olympics

Led by Hope Solo, ’04, who led US women’s soccer to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, UW Huskies gearing up for the ’12 Games include rowers Mary Whipple and Dave Calder, world champion pole vaulter Brad Walker, and former UW volleyball standout Courtney Thompson. According to an article in Columns magazine,… Read More

July 12, 2012

Federal education official calls for stable higher ed funding

Today’s Seattle Times reports on the public forum in Kane Hall last night where Martha Kanter, undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education and a key policymaker in the  Obama administration, called for  “stable and predictable higher-education funding” to ensure all residents  at least a year of education after high school.  She also called the… Read More

July 3, 2012

Don’t miss panel on college affordability TONIGHT!

Come join a town hall discussion in Kane Hall with U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter, who will be accompanied onstage by UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Washington State Senator Ed Murray, and Seattle Times Publisher and CEO Frank Blethen.  Please RSVP online at http://engage.uw.edu/kanter for this no-charge, 5-6:30 pm event in room 130. Paid parking… Read More

July 2, 2012

Why is Seattle such a white city?

Seattle is the fifth whitest of the 50 biggest cities in the country. As part of the KPLU “I Wonder Why?” series, Richard Morrill, professor emeritus of geography, explains why this trend has persisted throughout history, even though Seattle also has some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.

June 25, 2012

New fund will spur university startups

The new “W Fund” will use $20 million of venture capital to help launch promising start-ups spinning out of the University of Washington and other research institutions both locally and across the state.