December 19, 2011

Seasons Greetings!

The Office of Regional Relations extends warmest holiday wishes to all of our friends and neighbors and invites you to view a special seasonal greeting from UW President Michael Young. Classes at the UW will resume January 3. Suzzallo & Allen Libraries will generally remain open Monday – Friday, but please check schedules.

December 13, 2011

Vintage children’s books in library display


Looking for something charming (and free) to entertain holiday company? Take them to Special Collections in the Allen Library (downstairs) where about 150 pieces of pop-up and moveable children’s books, some dating to the 17th century, are now on display as part of a new exhibit  called Merry Company: Pop-ups, Movables & Toy Books.  Suzzallo… Read More

December 9, 2011

Holiday Trees 101

If putting up a holiday  tree is on your weekend agenda, you may want to check the on-line Elisabeth C. Miller Library at UW Botanic Gardens for tips on introducing a living tree to your home. The site also offers suggestions about using cut trees in your garden when the holidays are over. Not interested… Read More

December 6, 2011

CUCAC Meeting Notice

The University of Washington Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will hold its 114th meeting on Tuesday December 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at UW Tower. Items on the agenda will include an update on UW sustainability efforts and a presentation on UW Police Department potential building sites. Both powerpoints in pdf format are posted below. Dec2011_Environmental_Stewardship_Sustainability_at_the_UW… Read More

Facts about UW affordability and access

As the state funding crisis continues with recent news about the Governor’s 2012 supplemental budget and with the state legislature now in special session, many rumors have surfaced about access to the University. A new fact sheet from the Office of External Affairs addresses concerns over the number of undergraduates from Washington state (80%); the… Read More

November 16, 2011

Law School clinics serve students and the public


Since 1979, the UW School of Law has offered students the opportunity to represent real clients or mediate real cases by working with faculty members through the Clinical Law Program, part of the School’s mission to provide “generous public service.” The Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) Clinic grew out of a volunteer effort aimed at freeing… Read More

November 15, 2011

Intensive diabetes therapy can prevent kidney disease

A two-decade study by UW Medicine physician Dr. Ian de Boer and other researchers reinforced  the importance of early, intensive control of blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes.

November 10, 2011

Honoring those who served

Although the campus will be closed for Veteran’s Day tomorrow, 11/11/11, community members are invited to attend a special commemorative ceremony at 10:30 am at the Medal of Honor Memorial site, off of Memorial Way. Parking is free, so linger to visit other sites on campus that also honor veterans.

November 9, 2011

CUCAC Meeting – November 8, 2011

Notes  from the November 8 meeting are pending. Presentations about Terry Lander Student Housing ( by Jon Lebo and Rob Lubin, Housing & Food Services) and about IMA Sports Field Lighting (by Tara Howard – Wright Rustad and Eric Gold – DA Hogan) are posted below. Nov_2011_CUCAC_Lander_Hall_presentation Nov2011_IMA_Presentation_Aerial Nov2011_IMA-1_COLOR_SITE_PLAN_11-8-11

November 8, 2011

“Reel to Real” film series begins Nov. 9

Manufactured Landscapes, first in a provocative film series exploring themes related to cities, health and environments, will be shown from 2:30-4:30 pm on Nov. 9  in the Allen Auditorium. Sponsored by the UW Department of Geography, the series draws upon the department’s undergraduate curriculum and some of the research and community engagement projects pursued by… Read More