November 20, 2013

Seattle’s new city council districts drawn by retired UW prof

Seattle's new city districts

The man responsible for Seattle’s new districts is Richard Morrill, a retired UW geography professor who previously oversaw the court-ordered redistricting of Washington state in 1972, and advised the state of Mississippi on its own redistricting efforts for racial fairness from 1977 to 1983.


November 19, 2013

Film screening launches “White Rose” exhibit about student resistance in Nazi Germany

The White Rose

Formed in 1942 by University of Munich students, The White Rose was a small, non-violent Nazi resistance group calling for active opposition to Adolf Hitler’s regime. An exhibit chronicling The White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany is on display until January 27 in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor, and a film about the movement,… Read More


UW history prof on life before Typhoon Haiyan

Residents of Tacloban, Phillipines

UW Professor of History Vincente Rafael was featured in a story in The Wall Street Journal last week discussing the rich and complex history of the Phillipine city of Tacloban before Typhoon Haiyan.


November 18, 2013

Proposed Neighborhood Greenway in the U District

U District street

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is seeking input about a proposed neighborhood greenway on 12th Avenue NE for people who walk or ride bikes between Ravenna Boulevard and the Burke-Gilman Trail. Join them tonight, November 20, for an Open House on this topic at University Christian Church (4731 15th Avenue N). Data for this… Read More


November 15, 2013

UW wins Green Washington Award

2013 Washington Green Awards

The University of Washington’s sustainability leadership was recognized  at the fifth annual Green Washington Awards on October 29th, where the UW received the Silver Award in the Academia category – one of 12 categories honoring the 22 top sustainability-minded organizations. The UW consistently ranks among the top environmentally-friendly schools in the United States.


November 13, 2013

National League of Cities reps on campus today

National League of Cities

Representatives of the National League of Cities will take time from their national conference in downtown Seattle today to learn about the innovative University District Livability Partnership, a 4-Year strategic initiative between the community, the University, and the City of Seattle to work toward the betterment of the U District neighborhood, both now and in the… Read More


November 12, 2013

Jazz great Bill Frisell joins School of Music

Bill Frisell, newly named affiliate professor of music

Bill Frisell, one of modern jazz’s premier guitarists,has joined the Jazz Studies Program in the School of Music as an affiliate professor and will interact with jazz students and faculty when he’s home in Seattle.


November 8, 2013

Veterans Day Ceremony on campus

Vets Day at Memorial

Presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award and the Husky Marching Band will be part of the celebrations at the annual Medal of Honor memorial event at the end of Memorial Way on Monday, Nov. 11, followed by cake and coffee in Kane Hall. Free parking on campus. Learn more and register here. (Registration encouraged… Read More


November 7, 2013

CUCAC to meet Nov. 12

The City-University Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will meet Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 pm in UW Tower. The agenda will include a presentations on the University of Washington’s Landscape Design Framework and the Animal Care and Research Facility.


November 6, 2013

Dept. of English takes on the Bard

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Take ten Shakespearean scholars and give them each five minutes and 20 slides to explain why Shakespeare still speaks to us today and you will have the essence of “Shakespeare Ever After: His Remarkable Legacy” on November 14th at the ACT Theater downtown. To purchase tickets, visit the ACT Theatre.