UW Today

April 3, 2013

News Digest: Montlake closures, environmental excellence finalist, Paws-on Science April 5-7, home fair April 11

Map of traffic and pedestrian detours for closure April 2013 near Husky StadiumPortion of Montlake closing Saturday, Sunday
A portion of Montlake Boulevard in front of Husky Stadium – where a pedestrian/bicycle bridge is being constructed – will be closed to pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicle traffic in both directions from 3 a.m. Saturday, April 6, through 5 a.m. Monday, April 8. The closure will be between Northeast Pacific Street and Northeast Pacific Place.

Northbound traffic will be routed around the Triangle Parking Garage area. Southbound traffic will be directed to Northeast Pacific Street, loop toward the waterfront via Brooklyn Avenue and back up Fifteenth Avenue Northeast, then back on Northeast Pacific heading back to Montlake Boulevard.

Pedestrians and bicyclists will be routed onto a temporary path at the Triangle Parking Garage area.

For more information, contact Sound Transit community outreach, Andrea Burnett, 206-398-5300 or andrea.burnett@soundtransit.org.

UW finalist in environmental excellence contest
The University of Washington is among four finalists in the “Environmental March Madness Tournament,” and in the running to be named the national environmental-excellence champion April 9.

“Our track record in researching and teaching about environmentally sound and sustainable practices and incorporating them into the lives and behaviors of our students is impeccable,” said UW President Michael K. Young. “We are very mindful and self-conscious about the importance of educating the generation that will be taking over from us and – we hope and trust – doing a better job of it. The planet demands it.”

For the challenge, the UW submitted images on Facebook, short essays and YouTube videos documenting environmental and sustainability efforts.

Purple and gold logo of test tube and words Paws-On ScienceFamily-friendly Paws-on Science April 5-7
Nearly 40 UW units will have exhibits and hands-on activities for Huskies of all ages at this year’s Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center, April 5-7. Bring your Husky Card or UW Alumni Association member card to receive a 20 percent discount on general exhibit admission for you and your guests.

Home Improvement Fair April 11
The 16th annual Home Improvement Fair will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the HUB Lyceum, Room 106.

This year’s theme focuses on appreciating and adapting your home at any stage. Experts will discuss renovating, remodeling, refinancing and buying a home. Exhibitors include LastingNest, Rivalee Design, GreenHomes America and WSU Master Gardeners. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

The event is sponsored by HomeStreet Bank, a partner of the UW Benefits Hometown Home Loan Program. For more information contact Kathleen Dwyer, 206-543-2812, kdwyer@uw.edu or Mary Parker-Hale at 206-616-4932 or mphale@uw.edu.