Office of External Affairs
May 21, 2012
KING-TV’s “Evening Magazine” (weeknights at 7 p.m. on KING 5) aired four segments on the UW throughout the week of May 21 in commemoration of the UW’s 150th anniversary celebration.
The UW helped shape the Northwest
Part 1: “UW and Seattle History” uses old photos from the Libraries Special Collections to tell the history of the university as it grew in tandem with the city and state. Nicolette Bromberg and John Bolcer from UW Libraries Special Collections are interviewed.
Part 2: This segment highlights some of the UW’s most entertaining and artistic alumni and looks back at Husky Stadium history.
UW Inventions and Innovations
Part 3: This segment features some of the ideas that started at the UW and impacted the world (from disposable diapers and vinyl records, to “The Wave” and Medic One.) Bob Charlson, Professor Emeritus, Atmospheric Sciences is interviewed and some prominent alumni are mentioned.
Strange film footage
Part 4: This segment highlights some of the strange and fascinating “found footage” from Special Collections (everything from 1928 footage of the crew team practicing, to a research project requiring a penguin to walk on a treadmill.) Hannah Palin from UW Libraries Special Collections is interviewed.
Part 5: From humble beginnings with a grade-school-aged student body to a world-class university, celebrating the UW’s 150th anniversary.