More than 600 university, government and philanthropic leaders are gathering at the UW Sept. 19-21 to discuss the critical role of universities in global health. Several of the scheduled speakers play key roles in the President’s Global Health Initiative. WEBCAST: Several sessions will be broadcast live online. Visitors can access it live at www.cugh.org and can participate via a CUGH blog and Twitter.
Read the latest version of the University’s community newsletter Front Porch Fall 2010.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our on-line reader survey. The lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate donated by University Book Store is William Purdy. Congratulations!
This summer, UW researchers are field testing a new tool that can send American Sign Language over video phones. Unlike conventional video chat programs now in use, the new system will use an estimated 10 times less bandwidth. This may avoid the need for expensive plans and devices and may also allow the system to work in areas that don’t have ultrafast mobile broadband service.
To learn about some of the other innovations born and cultured at the UW, see http://www.washington.edu/discover/innovation/
September 1, 2010
New SDOT Project Coming to Your Neighborhood!
In 2011, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will reconstruct 15th Avenue NE between NE Pacific Street and NE 50th Street, and resurface the roadway between NE 50th Street and NE 55th Street. The 15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project is anticipated to begin in January 2011 and is scheduled to be complete by October 2011.
The project will likely be conducted in three phases:
- Phase 1 (January – June): NE Pacific Street to NE 45th Street
- Phase 2 (June – September): NE 45th Street to NE 50th Street
- Phase 3 (September – October): NE 50th Street to NE 55th Street
The project is currently in the final design stage and will be advertised for competitive bids from contractors in September 2010. A more detailed construction schedule will be available in late 2010. Improvements to 15th Avenue NE include upgrades to pedestrian mobility, sidewalk widening at bus zones, new electrical infrastructure for future transit improvements, and upgraded street lighting.
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City of Seattle – University of Washington Community Advisory Committee
NOTICE FOR THE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH COMMITTEE MEETING
The University of Washington Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will hold its 107th meeting:
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM
Place: UW Tower
4333 Brooklyn Avenue
Seattle, WA 98105
From Tuesday, August 17 through Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the Burke Museum will present a new series of adult classes giving naturalists and art lovers the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge in a variety of subjects. Classes are taught by experts in their field and are affordably priced. Class subjects include: plant reproduction, Northwest Native art, urban geology, and nature illustration. For more information, see http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/event/adultclasses/.
Read more about the economic, employment and government revenue impact of operations and research of all of the UW’s campuses and affiliates.
“Summer Sounds at the Henry” continues this week with a free public concert on Thursday, August 5, from 12-1 pm in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Sculpture Court next to the Henry Art Gallery. Now in its third year, this casual concert series is co-presented by the Henry and the University of Washington School of Music on every first Thursday during the summer months.
This week’s performance will feature music students Ivan Arteaga on saxaphone and Jared Borkowski on guitar. If you can’t make August 5, be sure to catch the final concert for this season on September 2.
(The Henry Art Gallery is located near the 15th Avenue NE overpass at 41st Street.)
A free lecture for the general public about cutting edge advances in genome sciences will being held at 7 pm tomorrow evening, July 28, at the William H. Foege Building Auditorium (S-060), located on 15th Ave. NE south of Pacific Ave. The lecture will be followed by refreshments at 8 pm.
Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam: who do your genes come from? will be presented by Joe Felsenstein, professor of genome sciences and biology. It is the final in a series of public lectures on genome science designed for an audience with “no background knowledge in genetics or other biological subjects”. The lecture will be followed by an open discussion with the presenter.
The UW Department of Genome Sciences played an important role in determining the sequence of the 3 billion letters of DNA specifying all of our hereditary information and is now one of the leading centers where the human genome is being interpreted and where new technologies for this analysis are being developed.