Regional Relations

Changing the world with technology

Change is a cross-campus group at the UW dedicated to improving the lives of underserved populations using technology.

Unique exhibit linking books & art now on display

“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

“Affordability” gains UW new top-10 ranking

A national magazine that ranks colleges according to how much good they do for the country has placed the University of Washington at eighth nationwide.

New injections make blind mice see

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.

Documents that changed the world

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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