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.
The Living Voters Guide, an interdisciplinary collaboration among the UW Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Communication, and Political Science, and presented in partnership with Seattle City Club, won the 1st Place Social Venture Partners Award in the 2012 SIFP (Social Innovation Fast Pitch) competition rewarding new ideas for social impact. The Living Voters Guide is an on-line, citizen-generated guide to state, regional, and local measures on the November 2012 ballot, allowing voters to work together to refine their positions.
Join UW students, faculty, and staff for exhibits and e-waste recycling at the third annual UW Sustainability Summit starting at 11:30 in Red Square and continuing to evening discussions in Kane Hall.
Join the festivities in Red Square from 10-2 pm on Friday, Nov. 2, when live music, giveaways, contests and special on-campus events will celebrate the UW’s 151st birthday! You can also show your Husky spirit by participating in volunteer opportunities, online photo contests and special W Day promotions from businesses and retailers. Whether you’re a student, alum, faculty, staff, community member or one of our Huskies abroad, we invite you to take part!
A Seattle Times feature spotlights Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Tadayoshi Kohno, who will be the subject of a PBS NOVA scienceNOW episode on Wednesday evening at 10 pm (PBS channel 9). Kohno’s work shows how cars, medical devices and other interconnected gadgets can be hacked, and how science can help solve crime.
Founder of the online mentoring program, Women in Technology Sharing Online, Maria Klawe will describe an effort begun in 2006 to increase female representation in computer science majors. The UW was among the first institutions to join the six-week mentoring program and will host Klawe at a presentation in the atrium of the UW’s Paul Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering at 3:30 p.m.
In a new global ranking of universities across four categories, the University of Washington ranked 24th in the world and fourth among American public universities.
Public Health Café is a series of informal, interactive conversations intended to raise awareness about public health issues. On Tuesday, October 9th, join other members of the public at the Chaco Canyon Organic Café in West Seattle from 6:30-9 pm, where an expert from the UW Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health will discuss “Seafood: It’s Healthy, But Is It Safe to Eat?”