UW Today

February 14, 2012

News Digest: Honor: Jeffrey Ochsner, recognize staff nominees, "Winterruption” Thursday, eldercare workshop in March

News and Information

Ochsner named distinguished professor
Jeffrey Ochsner
, UW professor of architecture, has been named winner of a 2012 Distinguished Professor Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. In naming Ochsner, the judges wrote that his achievement “has both historical significance and regional impact.”

Jeffrey Ochsner

Jeffrey Ochsner

They cited his 1982 book, “H.H. Richardson: Complete Architectural Works” as “one of the seminal texts” on Richardson, who is regarded as a key figure in American architecture.

The judges also said Ochsners research on Seattle architecture “has helped bring national attention to the region.”

Ochsner, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, has taught at the UW since 1988. In the College of Built Environments, he has served as associate dean for academic affairs since 2007.

Architecture has two past Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture distinguished professors: Sharon Sutton and Steve Badanes. The association includes nearly 5,000 faculty members at schools in the U.S. and Canada.

Reception Thursday honors Distinguished Staff Award nominees
Come celebrate the accomplishments of UW staff at the 2012 Distinguished Staff Awards reception, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the UW Tower Cafeteria. Join the UW community and guests of nominees recognizing the individuals and teams nominated this year. Please bring your Husky card or a photo identification as the UW Tower is a secure building.

Q Faculty and Staff host Winterruption Thursday
Join fellow UW faculty and staff for hors doeuvres, happy hour and comments by guest speaker Ana Mari Cauce at “Winterruption” sponsored by the Q Faculty and Staff group, along with the Q Center and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

The social for LGBTQ – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people – and allied employees of the UW will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Hotel Decas District Lounge. This is the groups largest reception of the year, with a guest speaker and catered food. The third Thursday of other months, there is an ongoing, more casual LGBTQ social at 5:30 p.m. at the District Lounge.

UW Retirement Association offers eldercare workshop
UW employees, retirees, alumni and their family members who are caregivers of an adult family member or anticipate being in this role, may register for the upcoming UW Retirement Association eldercare workshop 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at the UW Seattle campus.

This comprehensive workshop covers legal and medical steps, regional and national resources and family dynamics. Learn about resources, practical guidance and receive a take-away workbook. This workshop will be led by Liz Taylor of Aging Well Consortium and former Seattle Times “Growing Older” columnist.

Registration is $100 for first family member; $85 for each additional family member. Register on-line by March 16. Questions: email retiremt@uw.edu or call 206-543-8600 Tuesday-Friday.