May 5, 2014

Take Me There: Maps and Books from Old Japan

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

2013 Windermere Cup

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… Read More


Social Work events in May will address labor justice issues

Kane Hall mural about workforce struggles

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… Read More


April 30, 2014

School of Art graduation exhibitions

Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Every spring quarter, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in the Art Bldg. and the Henry Art Gallery host a series of exhibitions celebrating School of Art students who will soon be graduating. Exhibits end June 21.


April 29, 2014

UW launches effort to prepare region for major quake

Cascadia Subduction Zone

  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.


April 28, 2014

Demolition project near stadium goes underground

Underground worksites by stadium

Removing thousands of tons of concrete and steel used to temporarily  brace the walls of the new Sound Transit light-rail station adjacent to Husky Stadium and underneath the Montlake Cut shipping channel has been technical and complicated work.


April 23, 2014

Water Seminars examine our battles with water

"A History of Water" film

As part of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences’ free weekly “Water Seminars”,  the award-winning documentary The History of Water  will be shown Tuesday, April 29, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in Mary Gates Hall (Room 389). FREE.


April 22, 2014

Free film event at “An Evening with Rwanda”

Come to a free screening of “Finding Hillywood”, a one-hour feature documentary about the beginning of Rwandaʼs film industry, on Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 PM at the Ethnic Cultural Center Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. A conversation with Director Leah Warshawski follows the screening.


April 21, 2014

Steve Ballmer to speak at UW commencement

Steve Ballmer, right, to speak at UW Commencement.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the speaker at the University of Washington commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 14, in Husky Stadium.


April 17, 2014

April walks spotlight Rhododendrons

Blooming Rhododendron

UW Botanic Gardens’ Free Weekends Walks for the month of April will feature Rhododendron species and cultivars during their their peak bloom time. Walks begin Sundays at 1:00pm at the Graham Visitors Center.