UW News

November 9, 2011

Etc.: Campus News & Notes

STARRING SUZZALLO: An interior shot of Suzzallo Library was on the homepage for the Bing search engine Nov. 4 as the UW celebrated its 150th anniversary. Not only that, but there were links to other photos of the library, information about Seattle and the anniversary and even a link to information science students video takeoff on Lady Gaga.

SUPPORTING STUDENTS: The UW School of Art will present its annual BuyArt event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, 132 Art. Art for sale is by students and alumni of the school and includes work in many media — ceramics, glass, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage and photography. Seventy percent of the profits from sales go directly to the artist and 30 percent support the student intern program in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

Volunteer to help plant trees on campus.

Volunteer to help plant trees on campus.Mary Levin

PLANTING TREES: Want to help make the campus greener? Campus Arborist Sara Shores is leading a tree planting effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, on Denny Hill. The event is part of Tree Campus USA, a distinction conferred on the UW by the Arbor Day Foundation. Volunteers who show up at 10 a.m. will be treated to food and coffee but those who  want to help are welcome at any time. Anyone interested should wear warm clothes and, if necessary, raingear. For more information, contact Shores, shores@uw.edu.

RECOGNIZING WASTE REDUCTION: The UW has received a WasteWise Honorable Mention award in the College/University category from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Recycling and Solid Waste submitted the application, which detailed the UWs many waste reduction programs. The University has a waste diversion rate of 58 percent.

MARKETING ALTERNATIVE COMMUTES: Transportation Services received the Association for Commuter Transportations award for Marketing and Outreach for their response strategy in advance of last years weekday Husky home game. The plan involved encouraging faculty and staff to use an alternative commute mode for the day and included many communications to different groups and an interactive website.

Paccar Hall won an award.

Paccar Hall won an award.Matt Hagen

PRESENTING PACCAR: The UWs Paccar Hall has been named Public Project of the Year by the Washington State chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. The group focuses on commercial real estate development, but in the past several years it has acknowledged significant public projects for their impact in the community.  Capital projects reports it did not submit an entry for the award; the project was simply chosen for recognition by the organizations jury.