UW News

March 5, 2009

Official Notices

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at UW Bothell.

Environmental Health & Safety courses

Courses offered by UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) are free to UW staff (some may require a nominal cost for materials).

March 2009 topics include:

  • Fall Protection and Ladder Safety
  • Forklift Truck Operator Safety Training
  • Animal Biological Safety Level/Biological Safety Level 2
  • Managing Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace
  • Bloodborne Pathogens for Researchers, Initial and Annual Review
  • Shipping and Transporting Hazardous Materials

Class information and registration is available on the Web site: http://www.ehs.washington.edu/psotrain/corsdesc.shtm

Notice of Possible Rule Making — Preproposal Statement of Inquiry

(per RCW 34.05.310)

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-116 WAC, “Parking and Traffic Rules of the University of Washington.”

Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule revisions move the administrative oversight of parking enforcement from the University Police Department to the Commuter Services unit within the UW Transportation Services department. These changes would consolidate and improve the administration of all parking-related matters within one campus department including: providing more cost effective management of limited parking resources, streamlining the citation and appeal adjudication processes, providing greater alignment of enforcement regulations with the current transportation environment, and making housekeeping changes to update unit names.

Other Federal and State Agencies That Regulate This Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments or inquiries to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination, by one of the following routes:

Mail: University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 351210, Seattle, WA 98195-1210

Email: rules@u.washington.edu  

Fax: 206-685-3825

IESUS invites applications

The Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States (IESUS) invites applications from University of Washington faculty members who are engaged in or are beginning projects on ethnic issues in the United States. The deadline for applications is April 15. For more information on application guidelines, please see the IESUS website at http://depts.washington.edu/iesus/ or direct questions to Kelly Koo at (206) 616-6610 or via email at iesus@u.washington.edu

ADAI invites applications

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites applications from University of Washington researchers for its Small Grants research awards. Proposed research must be in alcohol or drug abuse-related fields. The maximum amount considered for funding has been increased to $30,000 for faculty and research scientists. The funding limit for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows remains at $20,000.

The next application deadline is 5:00 p.m., March 16. Questions concerning the application process or suitability of a potential project should be directed to the Institute at 543-0937. Application guidelines are available on the ADAI website at http://depts.washington.edu/adai or by calling ADAI at 543-0937.

Seattle Children’s seeks volunteers

Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Journey Program is seeking volunteers for bereaved parent or sibling loss support group facilitators. Training dates are Friday and Saturday, March 27-28. Inquiries from anyone interested in offering their gifts of time and caring are welcome at (206) 987-2062.