Regional Relations

CUCAC meeting notes, February 2012

Attached is a summary of the February 2012 meeting notes of the City University Community Advisory Committee (in PFD format).

Where Does Democracy Come From?

You can find out at 7pm tonight in Kane Hall 120 when Dr. Joel Beinin, Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, presents “Where Does Democracy Come From? Popular Movements, Civil Society, and Parliaments in Egypt”. This Earl and Edna Stice Memorial Lectureship is sponsored by the African Studies Program, part of the Jackson

Polar Science Weekend coming up

Grab the whole family and head for Polar Science Weekend, March 1 to 4, at Pacific Science Center. Sponsored by UW Applied Physics Laboratory and the science center, this seventh annual event offers engaging hands-on activities designed by UW scientists to illustrate their research (see video). For adults, a “Portal to Current Research” will feature

Children’s environmental health

New research on children’s environmental health is the subject of a February 28 seminar at South Campus Center sponsored by the UW Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and the Center for Child Environmental Risk Research. Policymakers and the general public are invited. Registration is recommended.

CUCAC meeting notes, January 2012

Meeting notes from the January 10, 2012 meeting of CUCAC have been approved. At this meeting, Aaron Hoard, Deputy Director of the Office of Regional Affairs, updated members about Building 9 at Magnuson Park, including information about the reuse process for that structure. Renovation & Adaptive Re-Use for BUILDING 9 at SAND POINT

Good news, bad news in Washington’s housing market

News from the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows that Washington’s year-end housing market reflects high seasonally-adjusted sales but declining median home prices. Based in the College of Built Environments, the Runstad Center is a service organization, operating a leading real estate program that helps advance best practices in the industry.

CUCAC Meeting Notice

The University of Washington Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will meet on Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at UW Tower. Items on the agenda will include a presentation about the Burke Gilman Trail Improvement Project and a discussion of the environmental impact statement for UW Intramural Field Renovation and Relocation.

Celebrate Black History Month

February is the perfect month to visit the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in the Central District.  Brian J. Carter, a graduate of the UW’s Museology Program, is  its education director and five other staff members hail from the UW College of Arts and Sciences. NAAM is featured in the Central Seattle web portal of

UW leads in connecting scholarship with community

A Certificate in Public Scholarship program from the Simpson Center for the Humanities is among the first in the country devoted to creating graduate level research that gives back to the public.

College presidents at Town Hall on Wednesday

The Greater Good Campaign will host a conversation with the state’s six four-year university presidents (including President Young, above) and three key business leaders this Wednesday at 7 pm at Seattle Town Hall. Topic: what it means for Washington citizens to have a high-quality, well-funded higher-education system and the risks of continued cuts.

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