Learn beginning acting, how to build a website, work as a mystery shopper, or become a socially responsible investor in just some of the new non-credit Experimental College classes starting in the next few weeks. See the new catalog.
According to an article in today’s Seattle Times, the UW is at the top of the list for the number of graduates volunteering for the Peace Corps, a repeat honor from 2007-2010 when it also topped the large schools list.
Batya Friedman, professor in the UW Information School, will present the 37th annual University Faculty Lecture on Thursday, February 7 in Kane Hall. Director of the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab, Friedman will discuss technology, human values and the future.
A Town Hall forum on gun violence sponsored by the UW School of Public Health will be held Monday, February 4, 7:30pm–9:00pm, Town Hall, and features panelists that include UW experts from public health, pediatrics, and Harborview Medical Center.
UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar and WSU coach Ken Bone want YOU to nominate an unsung hero for the 2013 Washington State Jefferson Awards, the “Nobel Prize” for public service given both locally and nationally. Click here to nominate an outstanding volunteer by February 6, or to see how you can get involved.
The Painting + Drawing MFA students invite you to visit their studios this Thursday, January 24, from 7:30-9:00 PM. Sandpoint Studios is located in Building 5, Bay C, 2nd floor in Magnuson Park. This is a rare opportunity to see behind-the-scenes, view finished and in-progress work, and talk with the students about their artistic processes.
On Monday, January 21st, people from around the country will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by transforming his life and teaching into civic action. If you’d like to join other volunteers at the University of Washington, click on the REGISTER FOR A SERVICE PROJECT LINK to view the service projects still available, then register on Facebook to gather for some inspirational words on the morning of Martin Luther King Day along with coffee, pastries, and event t-shirts. MLK Day of Service projects coordinated by Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center in partnership with United Way of King County.
Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores the impact plastics have had on our lives and our world with a special exhibit now through May 27, 2013, and a series of community events.