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Project Runway: Business students combine marketing, management, fashion

After a grueling 10 weeks of research, design and endless challenges, six teams make finishing touches to their models’ garments and go over their business plans one last time.

Class Notes: Smile, professors! You’re on YouTube

Class title: EDUC 402: YouTube Goes to College: Documenting Excellent Teaching and Learning on the UW Campus, taught by Eugene Edgar, professor in the College of Education; Mary Pat Wenderoth, senior lecturer in biology; and Scott Macklin, chief technology officer of the College of Education.

Denny Yard next up for a makeover

Many buildings on the UW campus are no strangers to renovation; now it’s time for the landscape to get a little love.

Investment art: Vehicle artist lectures at the Henry May 28

New Yorkers likely did a double-take when they saw a cross between a hearse and an Amish buggy weaving between taxis on Canal Street last month.

Class Notes: Students research ways to make UW campus more sustainable

Class title: ENVIR 450: For Your Information (FYI): Roots and Realities of Sustainability, taught by Jason Scullion, a graduate student in the College of Forest Resources and the Evans School of Public Affairs, and Julia Parrish, professor and associate director of aquatic and fishery sciences.

Advisers from around the state meet for 21st annual conference

From impacts of budget cuts to best practices in reaching students through social media, academic advisers, student services staff and faculty from colleges and universities around the state will have a lot to discuss at the 21st annual Community College & University of Washington Advising Conference on May 8 in the HUB.

Plugged in: UW is tweeting its way into a new social media ecosystem

Make way: Social media is bulldozing the time-worn landscape of traditional media, one 140-character “tweet” at a time.

UW professors follow ‘The Modern Girl Around the World’ in new book

Before the TV show Sex and the City made popular the image of the successful, independent, Cosmo-sipping woman of the new millennium, there was the Modern Girl, a worldwide figure of the 1920s and 30s who dressed provocatively, sought romantic love and seemed to buck the roles of dutiful daughter, wife and mother.

Nearly 500 student employees help power UW Libraries

For every student you see manning the front desk at Odegaard or shelving books at Suzzallo, there are dozens more working behind the scenes to ensure UW Libraries run smoothly.

Student teams win cash for finding solutions to real-world environmental problems

What do you get when you combine engineers, entrepreneurs and environmental experts? A host of innovative, clean-tech solutions to real-world environmental problems and the business plans to back them up.

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