November 4, 2013

Free museum admissions on First Thursday, Nov. 7

Check out new and continuing exhibits at the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery this First Thursday, when admission is free for everyone and the Burke will remain open until 8 pm.

October 31, 2013

Veterans Appeciation Week begins Nov. 5

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Join us for a week long series of events Nov. 5-11 to commemorate Veterans Day 2013 and honor the UW students, alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

October 29, 2013

CUCAC Meeting Notes

Notes from recent meetings of the City University Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) are now available as pdf documents. Please click on “CUCAC Meeting Notes” to access June 2013 Meeting Notes or September 2013 Meeting Notes.

October 28, 2013

Spanning the Gap: Lessons in Engineering Bridges

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Perhaps more than any other area in the country, Washington state has a history of collapsing bridges. Come hear Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor John Stanton discuss what we have learned for the bridges of tomorrow at a free public lecture on Wednesday, October 30, 7 pm, Kane Hall 120. Part of the 2013 Engineering Lecture… Read More

October 25, 2013

Northwest luminaries on UWTV

Jeff Bezos

A new season of Four Peaks is now available on UWTV, channel 27, or on cable, NWCN. See interviews with Pacific Northwest luminaries such as Jeff Bezos,’s founder; Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO; and Matt Messenger, the inventor of “urban bike polo.” Tune in Tuesdays at 7 p.m. or Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 7… Read More

October 23, 2013

“Environmental Imagination at the Crossroads”

In a free public lecture on October 31, Harvard professor of American literature Lawrence Buell will discuss how recent literary works from around the world intersect with our changing and uncertain climate. Please register in advance to ensure a seat.

October 21, 2013

Engineering Lecture Series examines our local infrastructure

The College of Engineering’s fall lecture series will feature faculty researchers and industry leaders who work to maintain and improve our region’s critical infrastructure – roads, tunnels and bridges. Lectures are free and start at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall. Advance registration, either online or by calling 206-543-0540, is required. Lectures will also be broadcast… Read More

October 18, 2013

Dog-friendly dash through campus this Sunday

Join friends, family and fellow runners on October 20 for Dawg Dash, a dog-friendly 10K run and 5K run/walk to benefit student scholarship programs that takes participants through the heart of campus. Get complete information and register at

October 16, 2013

Four views on slavery in the making of America

The UW history department  will review America’s history of slavery from four different angles in its annual lecture series on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Starts October 23.

October 15, 2013

Female professors at UW more common in male-dominated majors

An article in today’s Seattle Times spotlights the steady growth in the number of women in engineering and science faculty positions at the UW – a key to attracting more female students to these fields.