UW News

June 4, 2009

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.

May 28, 2009

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.

May 21, 2009

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.

May 14, 2009

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.

May 7, 2009

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.

April 30, 2009

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.

April 23, 2009

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.

April 9, 2009

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.

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.

March 12, 2009

From punch cards to laptops: UW Tech employees remember 40 years with the University

Tom Profit and Sid McHarg of UW Technology recall meeting with networking experts from a major computing company in the mid 1980s.

March 5, 2009

Fleet Services goes green: New plug-in hybrid car, solar-assisted key manager

Fleet Services (formerly Motor Pool) has added some new features to its UCAR program, making car-sharing more convenient — and green — than ever for the UW community.

February 26, 2009

Senior art students put on eclectic visual arts exhibition

Karissa Willhite’s senior art project will do more than just keep her warm.

February 19, 2009

Class Notes: Students investigate lives of young people around the world

Class title: GEOG/SIS 111: Global Youth, taught by Dr.

February 12, 2009

One class, four universities: Professor seeks to launch research center, certificate program

Statistics Professor Peter Guttorp fiddles with a remote control, pointing it at a device to make a videoconference connection with the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

February 5, 2009

Class Notes: Writers on Writing brings people together for writing, reading, conversation

Class title: English 285: Writers on Writing, taught by the UW creative writing faculty, led by Professor Richard Kenney, and Teaching Assistants Scott Provence and Sarah Erickson.

January 29, 2009

Media Center offers Puget Sounds, Netflix for instructors and more

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January 22, 2009

Caffeine fix: The Burke kicks off Coffee Jan. 24 and 25

What’s the story behind your cup of coffee? As the top coffee consumers in the country, most Seattleites can spot a coffee vendor from a mile away.

January 15, 2009

Yes he can: UW student plans Obama’s premier inaugural ball

UW student Devin Hampton is just 10 credits shy of earning his undergraduate degree in political science, but he’s not worried about walking in a graduation ceremony anytime soon.

January 8, 2009

Yes he can: UW student plans Obama’s premier inaugural ball

UW student Devin Hampton is just 10 credits shy of earning his undergraduate degree in political science, but he’s not worried about walking in a graduation ceremony anytime soon.

Astronomy Department celebrates 2009 International Year of Astronomy

The UW Astronomy Department is making the universe “Yours to Discover” in 2009, thanks to its partnership in celebrating the <A href="http://www.

December 4, 2008

Terrorism: It’s not just Sept. 11, students learn

What is “terrorism”? Many Americans immediately think of the events of a single day — Sept.

November 20, 2008

Class Notes: Students’ work flies high in rockets class

Class title: ESS 490/590: Rockets and Instrumentation, taught by Professor Robert M.

November 13, 2008

Donations sought for University District food bank, where need is greater than ever

The current economic slump means the University District Food Bank is busier than ever, receiving more than 4,600 requests for groceries in October — about 800 more requests than the same time last year.

Click your way to savings at UW Press Web site

Thanks to a newly redesigned Web site, it just got a lot easier to save big on books from <A href="http://www.

November 6, 2008

Planetarium open to public for winter of starry, starry nights

Seattle winters all but guarantee buckets of rain, blustery winds and — unfortunately for stargazers — clouds, clouds, clouds.

October 30, 2008

Class Notes: Games class combines work and play

Class title: CHID 498: Poetics of Play in Digital Role-playing Games, taught by Terry Schenold, doctoral candidate in English.

Common Book event and photo exhibit bring border to life

This year’s Common Book, The Devil’s Highway, brings U.

October 23, 2008

Music student jazzes up New Orleans-style ‘Twelfth Night’

The week before the opening of Twelfth Night, the Meany Studio Theatre is abuzz with the frenetic energy of a rehearsal.

October 9, 2008

Resident advisers get hands-on practice in fire safety

Thick smoke clouds a first-floor corridor of Terry Hall.

October 2, 2008

Laughter is the best medicine during UW’s Work and Family Month celebration

When was the last time you had a good laugh? Maybe it was while watching a movie, joking with a friend or, if you’re a member of the Harborview Medical Center Laugh Club, doubling over with a raucous crowd of fellow giggle-seekers.