August 27, 2012

Unique exhibit linking books & art now on display

book art by Margery Hellmann

“There’s No Frigate Like a Book: Art & Artists’ Books by Margery Hellmann” is on display through November 19 in the Special Collections Reading Room (note the hours), Allen Library South Basement. The exhibit “World of Tomorrow: Looking back at Seattle’s World Fair” is also located in the Allen Library and has been extended through… Read More

August 22, 2012

New injections make blind mice see

Close-up of woman's eye

A new compound developed by UW scientists in collaboration with other researchers makes normally “blind” cells in the retina sensitive to light, possibly allowing people with degenerative blindness to one day see again.

August 21, 2012

Documents that changed the world

Postage stamp commemorating the 19th Amendment

A new podcast series by UW Information School Professor Joe Janes explores the compelling stories of documents that changed the lives of people and society forever, such as the 19th Amendment. Transcripts and podcasts are available at the Information School website and on iTunes.

August 20, 2012

Raising research money online

A recent article in UW Today reports that increasing numbers of UW students, faculty and staff are using “crowd funding” to pay for their research. Master’s student Rachel Aronson made a YouTube video for her campaign to interview Alaskans about climate change.

August 6, 2012

2012 Common Book challenges new incoming students

Each year, the UW Common Book welcomes freshmen and transfer students with a shared reading experience.  Respect: An Exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explores the meaning and power of respect.

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