December 2, 2013

An Hour of Code for every student

Students learning to program

As part of Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, UW Computer Science & Engineering invites local schools to organize an Hour of Code, part of a national effort to have every student in America spend one hour learning to program. For information about scheduling a classroom visit or participating in other programs designed to… Read More


December 1, 2013

The holiday season has arrived!

UW Gospel Choir

The holiday season kicks off at UW Seattle with a variety of arts events, including the UW Gospel Choir on December 2 and the School of Music’s annual CarolFest on December 4. Click title for more details.


November 25, 2013

An evening of Irish fiddle music

Visiting artist Keven Burke

Visiting artist Kevin Burke, currently in residence at the School of Music, will present a concert with his students featuring Irish fiddle music on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Music Building. Admission is $5 at the door. No reservations required.


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.