March 7, 2012

News Digest: Register for Robinson Center classes; faculty roundtable discussion on philanthropy

News and Information

Registration for Robinson Center Saturday classes in March
The UWs Robinson Center will offer mathematics and writing courses for students (grades K-12) in March. The classes are intended to provide intellectually ambitious students with challenge, inspiration, and fun in a collaborative, supportive learning environment. Registration begins on March 12.

The math classes are not intended to move students ahead in the standard curriculum but rather to explore areas of math not usually covered in the K-12 classroom.  Robinson Center writing classes focus on expanding students writing and editing skills but also on creative expression across genres. The only requirements are interest and grade level.

Tuition is $250 for our 50-minute classes and $450 for our extended writing class.  Financial aid is available to families in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program. To learn more and register, visit the Robinson Center website. Classes run on Saturdays March 31 to May 26.

For any other questions, contact Kristy Carter, program coordinator, at kcarter4@uw.edu or Maren Halvorsen, associate director, at maren@uw.edu or 206-543-4160.

Faculty roundtable on philanthropy March 14
Can nonprofit social enterprises achieve new scale in responding to human needs? What is the role of companies in increasing social enterprise? How can foundations spur new and promising advances in social enterprise?

The UW Evans School of Public Affairs will address these questions and more in a faculty roundtable discussion titled “How Philanthropy Can Build Enterprising Nonprofits,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall.

The event will feature an opening lecture by Carla Javits, president of the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund, and a post-lecture discussion with Evans School faculty Mary Kay Gugerty, Justin Marlowe, Sanjeev Khagram and David Harrison.

The roundtable is the second of three this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Evans School. The next discussion, titled “Strife and Progress: Transforming Public Education in Big Cities,” will be held on May 2.

To secure a seat to the March 14 event, RSVP by emailing esevents@uw.edu, or call 206-221-7779.