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.
Learn more about WSDOT’s archaeological work on Foster Island as part of the 520 Project work.
Read the latest version of the University’s community newsletter Front Porch Spring 2010.
Read the eleventh annual report on the University of Washington Master Plan.
Read the University of Washington’s comments on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Study (SDEIS) for the SR-520 Project.
The University is committed to reducing the impacts of traffic on surrounding neighborhoods and providing transportation alternatives for faculty, staff and students. The University’s award-winning U-Pass program has eliminated more than 74 million car trips to and from campus since 1991. Today, 75 percent of the campus population commutes by bus, carpool, vanpool, biking, walking or other alternative transportation modes instead of driving alone.
Latest U-Pass reports can be found here.
UW students are working to build better relationships with north campus neighborhoods. Neighborhood safety will be followed by projects focusing on rental housing issues, safe party planning, increasing volunteer participation and developing a greater sense of community. Learn more about this program here.