UW News

March 11, 2010

Official Notices

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, March 18, at UW Tacoma.

Blood Drives

  • Thursday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m., Bus on north side of Schmitz
  • Monday, March 22, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Health Sciences lobby
  • Friday, March 26, 10 a.m. — 6:30 p.m., Health Sciences lobby
  • Monday, March 29, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., 108 HUB
  • Monday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Bus by George Washington statue
  • Tuesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Bus by George Washington statue
  • Wednesday, March 31, 11 a.m. — 5 p.m., McCarty main lounge
  • Monday, April 5, 10 a.m. — 6:30 p.m. Health Sciences lobby
  • Tuesday, April 6, 9 a.m. — 3 p.m., UW Tower visitor dining room
  • Wednesday, April 7, 11 a.m. — 5 p.m., Bus on Stevens Way across from Lewis
  • Wednesday, April 7, 11 a.m. — 5 p.m., UW Tower visitor dining room
  • Friday, April 9, 10 a.m. — 6:30 p.m., Health Sciences lobby
  • Monday, April 12, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., 108 HUB
  • Wednesday, April 14, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Bus on east side of Balmer
  • Wednesday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., N130A Foege

Alcohol and drug abuse research grants

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 is $30,000 for faculty and research scientists. The funding limit for pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows is $20,000.

The next application deadline is 5 p.m., March 15. Questions concerning the application process or suitability of a potential project should be directed to the Institute at 206-543-0937. Application guidelines are available on the ADAI Web site or by calling ADAI at 206-543-0937 .

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 Web site  or direct questions to Kelly Koo at 206-616-6610 or via e-mail at iesus@u.washington.edu.

Notice of Possible Rule Making: Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310)

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-165 WAC, “Cost Savings in Course Materials.”

Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to RCW 28B.10.590, by the 2009 Legislature, require the UW to amend Chapter 478-165 WAC. The statute now requires bookstores affiliated with the UW to disclose information to students on required course materials including but not limited to title, authors, edition, price, and International Standard Book Number (ISBN) at least four weeks before the start of the class for which the materials are required. The statute also authorizes the chief academic officer to waive the disclosure requirements on a case-by-case basis. In addition to encouraging faculty and staff to assign the least costly acceptable course materials, the statute now encourages adopting free or open online textbooks and working with librarians to create free online web or library resources.

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@uw.edu  

Fax: 206-685-3825.