As the University of Washington launches its sesquicentennial celebration this week with a compelling glance back at the school’s remarkable history and accomplishments, an editorial in the Seattle Times calls attention to the UW’s valued role as one of the region’s biggest economic engines.
The September CUCAC meeting has been postponed until November 14. The City/University Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 7-9 pm, UW Tower. Items on the agenda include an update on student housing and information about the relocation of the track.
The National Science Foundation has pledged $18.5 million to establish an Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering based at the University of Washington. According to Center director Yoky Matsuoka, a UW associate professor of computer science and engineering, “The center will work on robotic devices that interact with, assist and understand the nervous system.”
Don’t forget the UW vs. Eastern Washington football game this Saturday,September 3, at Husky Stadium. Kickoff is at 4 pm, with peak traffic expected to occur three to four hours before. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware of the added congestion and the increased number of vehicle drivers who are unfamiliar with the area. Check… Read More
Research findings published by UW Professor Anne Steineman this week show that air vented from machines using top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheets contains hazardous chemicals that are essentially unregulated and unmonitored.
According to a new study co-authored by the UW Autism Center, parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder face a 19 percent chance of having additional children diagnosed with the disorder. Click on the current issue of Front Porch at right to read more about how the UW is improving the lives of… Read More
If you think we’ve been experiencing a colder than usual spring and summer, UW Research Associate James Johnstone from the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in the UW College of the Environment can back you up. Based on data gathered from 44 weather stations across Washington state, Johnstone found that… Read More
Did you know that the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture is a member of the Blue Star Museum program,offering free admission to immediate family members of active duty US Military when they show their active military ID at the front desk? The Burke is one of 1,500 museums across America offering military families… Read More
Regional & Community Relations and the entire UW community welcome new University of Washington President Michael Young, who was dressed in one of his 12 new purple shirts on his first official day in office July 1. UW Daily interviewed President Young about issues important to students and what lies ahead.
July is an excellent time to visit the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, near the north entrance to campus. Built in 1895, it still offers celestial views of the universe through several telescopes, including the 120-year old six-inch refractor telescope. The observatory is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month through September (9-11 pm), when… Read More