May 5, 2014
Teaching kids the language of code
Founder of Seattle-based non-profit Code.org will be on campus at 7 pm this Thursday, May 8, where he will will talk about the impact of the “Hour of Code” for students of all ages, and what parents, educators and policymakers can do to prepare students for science, technology, math and engineering jobs.Registration for this free…
Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan
See books, manuscripts and maps published in Japan’s Tokugawa Period (1603-1868) that came to light and are were cataloged during the Tateuchi Retrospective Cataloging project in the East Asia Library. Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan is on exhibit in the Allen Library North Lobby and East Asia Library until June 5.
May 1, 2014
Annual Windermere Cup races May 3
The University of Washington will meet the Great Britain National Team for the 28th annual Windermere Cup this Saturday, May 3rd, on Lake Washington.More than 800 rowers compete in this Northwest tradition, part of Opening Day for boating season. Admission is free and viewing is available on the shores of the Montlake Cut, or by boats anchored…
Social Work events in May will address labor justice issues
The School of Social Work will host a series of discussions called Working Together for Labor Justice in May, Labor History Month. Descriptions of each event, including fair wages, immigrant workers, working conditions, the right to organize, and global workforce issues is available online. All will be held at the School of Social Work, 4101 15th Avenue…
April 29, 2014
UW launches effort to prepare region for major quake
This week, scientists with the University of Washington gathered 55 experts from around the region. Their goal: to step up efforts to prepare for the next magnitude nine earthquake in the Northwest and the ensuing recovery. See today’s story in King 5 News.