Regional & Community Relations has joined the new, four-year U District Livability Partnership (UDLP), dedicated to encouraging a more vibrant, walkable U District. The University is also sponsoring U District Next: A Community Conversation, which offers community members a way to get involved and share their ideas. Upcoming events are Dec. 6 and Jan. 31.
After submitting an assessment of its sustainability practices to the two-year-old Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System this fall, the UW received a gold rating, giving it the highest score among the nine Pac-12 universities that decided to assess themselves. Information was gathered by the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office and graduate students with the UW’s Environmental Management Certificate Program.
Find out what some high-energy, “unadoptable” canines are doing to assist a Center for Conservation Biology program tracking how animal populations are affected by environmental change. It’s one of the latest segments from UW|360, available Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on UWTV, Comcast channel 27, or online at uwtv.org/uw360.
Finland’s education system consistently ranks among the top in the world. At a free 7 pm lecture on November 14 in Kane Hall, author Pasi Sahlberg reveals that the transformation of education systems is possible if policies focus more on inclusion and equity instead of choice; professional development instead of test-based accountability; and pedagogy instead of technology. Sponsored by the Department of Scandinavian Studies.
The University of Washington will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, near the Medal of Honor Memorial at the foot of Memorial Way.
The next meeting of CUCAC (City-University Community Advisory Committee) will be held:
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Place: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue, Seattle, WA 98105 – 22nd Floor
Items on the agenda include:
|University District Livability Partnership Presentation|
|Sound Transit U District Station Update|
Take a break from the never-ending 2012 political news cycle with a trip back to the administration of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal in Documents that Changed the World: An 18 1/2-minute presidential mystery, the latest installment of the Documents that Changed the World podcast series from the UW Information School.
UW Professor of Geography Victoria Lawson will consider the “crisis of care” in the global era in the first Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2012-13 academic year. Katz Lectures, which are free and open to the public, are organized by UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities.
Starting with “Gender at Work in a Dot Com World”, three Wednesday evening lectures in November will explore topics of interest to young women considering a career in engineering. Sponsored by Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE), the lectures are FREE but registration is required.