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June 7, 2012

Important contributions recognized in 2012 Awards of Excellence

Individuals who have made important contributions to the university community were honored at the 42nd Annual Awards of Excellence Thursday, June 7. President Michael K. Young presided at the ceremony.


May 23, 2012

Official Notice: Final supplemental environmental impact statement for IMA field #1 improvements

Public Notice University of Washington Pursuant to the provisions of WAC 197-11-460 & 510 and WAC 478-324-140, the University of Washington hereby provides public notice of the: AVAILABILITY OF FINAL SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (FSEIS*). Project Name: Recreational Sports Intramural Activities Field No. 1 Improvements Proponent: University of Washington Description of Proposal: Improvements include installation…


February 9, 2012

Official Notice: Environmental impact statement for IMA field #1 improvements

Public Notice University of Washington Pursuant to the provisions of WAC 197-11-510 and WAC 478-324-140, the University of Washington hereby provides public notice of the AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (SEIS) and PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SEIS. Project Name: Recreational Sports IMA Field #1 Improvements Proponent: University of Washington Description: Improvements include…


January 11, 2012

Official Notices: Regents meeting Jan. 12

Schedule for Jan. 12 Regents meeting is announced.


January 5, 2012

Official Notices: Rules for UW housing, waivers of tuition and fees

Official notice of public hearings for amendments pertaining to “Rules for the University of Washington Residence Halls and Family Housing Apartments” and “Waivers of Tuition and Fees.”


June 13, 2011

Photo Gallery: University of Washington 2011 Commencement

The University of Washington community gathered on Saturday, June 11, in Husky Stadium to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2011. With banners flying and playfully decorated caps on their heads, the degree candidates took the field to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends.   239206|default.xml|Downscale Only|Cross Fade|Beam|Off|   Contact…


February 16, 2011

Experts on Pacific Northwest earthquakes

Seismic/geology issues John Vidale, UW professor, Earth and space sciences – 310-210-2131, vidale@uw.edu. Stephen Malone, UW emeritus professor, Earth and space sciences – 206-685-3811, steve@ess.washington.edu. Craig Weaver, U.S. Geological Survey – 206-459-6457, craig@ess.washington.edu. Kenneth Creager, UW professor, Earth and space sciences – 206-685-2803, kcc@ess.washington.edu. Bill Steele, UW seismology lab coordinator – 206-685-5880, wsteele@uw.edu. Joan Gomberg,…


November 18, 2010

Peace Corps director visits UW

The Peace Corps director is visiting the UW Thursday and Friday to meet with faculty, staff, students and former Peace Corps volunteers.


November 17, 2010

Film: ‘Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program.’

The Bracero Program was established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage with temporary workers from Mexico, however, research reveals that it intended to undermine farm-worker unionization.


November 11, 2010

Piano series.

Students of the School of Music perform works for piano.


November 10, 2010

It’s a La Nina year — time to prepare for possible suspended operations at the UW

Since this is a La Nina year — with more than average snowfalls expected — it’s a good time to review the UW’s bad weather policies.


Harry Kimball receives 2010 Flexner Distinguished Service to Medical Education Award

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‘All or Nothing.’

Opening of a juried exhibit highlighting the best work coming from the diverse students in the School of Art.


Career Services director at Evans School writes new book: ‘Jobs that Matter’

In high school, Heather Krasna helped form a club that focused on environmental issues.


Meet the Mammals on Nov. 20 at the Burke


The Burke Museum invites the public to see, touch, and learn about the museum’s extraordinary collection of mammals at the annual Meet the Mammals family day from 10 a.


Mystery Photo

Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.


Try a different commute Nov. 18; you might win a prize

More than 1,600 members of the UW community have pledged to try something different with their commutes when the Huskies play the Bruins on Nov.


School of Music offers fairy tale opera, ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Thomas Harper directs students from the UW Voice Division in the fully-staged production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel Nov.


Carpe Diem String Quartet to play Meany Nov. 23

Carpe Diem String Quartet performs at 8 p.


Charles Johnson to deliver Libraries Maxine Cushing Gray Lecture, Nov. 19

Charles Johnson, recipient of the 2010 Maxine Cushing Gray Visiting Writers Fellowship Award at UW Libraries, will give a lecture at 7 p.


Etc: Campus News & Notes

DAILY DELIGHT: The UW student newspaper, The Daily, competed at the National College Media Conference recently, and cleaned up.


It’s a La Nina year — time to prepare for possible suspended operations at the University

This is the time of year when Human Resources reminds employees about the University’s policies for suspended operations and inclement weather.


Why I chose UW Medicine: I was having twins!


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Official notices

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 2 p.


November 9, 2010

School of Music offers fairy tale opera, ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Students from the UW Voice Division will perform a fully-staged production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel Nov. 17, 19 and 21 in Meany Hall. Musical accompaniment is by the University Symphony, conducted by Jonathan Pasternack, and the production is directed by Thomas Harper.


Screening of film by UW graduate will benefit School of Drama

Marcus (Anthony Mackie) finds himself drawn to his former girlfriend Patricia (Kerry Washington) in the film, Night Catches Us by UW graduate Ron Simons. (Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

Night Catches Us, a new film about the Black Panthers that was produced by UW graduate Ron Simons, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Cinebarre theater in Mountlake Terrace. The screening will raise money for the UW School of Drama Career Entry Endowment Fund.


Show of hands: New screens in Meany Hall will show pianists’ hand movements up close

The acoustics of Meany Hall are splendid, so when musicians play, the audience hears everything beautifully. But sight lines can be a more difficult matter — especially when a pianist performs. Problem solved. New video screens recently installed at Meany will give audiences an up-close look at the pianists’ fingering as they play.


Carpe Diem String Quartet to play Meany Hall

Carpe Diem String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 as part of the World Series at Meany Hall. The quartet-in-residence at Ohio Wesleyan University, the group is known as one of the most versatile ensembles of its generation and is committed to bringing new audiences to chamber music.


Why I chose UW Medicine: I was having twins!

Pediatric anesthesiology fellow Dr. Katherine Keech describes the family-centered care at UW Medicine during her pregnancy, the birth of her twins and their NICU stay. New dad Dr. John Keech is a UW surgery resident.


Screening test validated for depression in adolescents

A brief questionnaire commonly used with adults is shown to be a suitable depression screening tool for teenagers, too.


Harry Kimball receives 2010 Flexner Distinguished Service to Medical Education Award

Soprano Megan Huckabay and harpsichordist Jonathan Bezdegian rehearse for "Handel and Fielding: Italian Opera and English Song.”

Kimball was honored for fostering high standards of professionalism in medical practice and in physician training, and for his commitment to social justice and patient welfare.


Career Services director at Evans School writes new book: ‘Jobs that Matter’

Heather Krasna writes about discovering secure and meaningful jobs.


Meet the Mammals on Nov. 20 at the Burke

For more information Meet the Mammals is included with museum admission and is free for Burke members. Learn more online at www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum invites the public to see, touch, and learn about the museum’s extraordinary collection of mammals at the annual Meet the Mammals family day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,…


Charles Johnson to deliver Libraries Maxine Cushing Gray Lecture, Nov. 19

Charles Johnson, the National Book Award winner and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who retired from teaching at the UW a year ago, will give a free lecture Nov. 19. Reservations are recommended.


Global infectious disease researchers awarded Gates grants

Dr. Keith Jerome is looking to prevent the AIDS virus from taking hold, and Dr. Pradpsinh Rathod is testing ways to keep malaria parasites from becoming drug resistant.


Pharmacy faculty members honored for contributions to their profession

The Washington State Pharmacy Assocaition honored Don Downing and Joy Plein for their pioneering work and community service.


November 8, 2010

Century of suffrage

On Nov. 8, 1910, the state granted women the right to vote. The centennial of that landmark was celebrated at the UW and across the state.


November 6, 2010

Elisabeth C. Miller Library open house.

The Elisabeth C.


November 5, 2010

MFA Open house.

The School of Art design graduate program hosts an open house.


November 4, 2010

Foster School of Business and UWTV collaborate for new show, ‘Fostering Leadership’

By Andrew Krueger
Foster School of Business


People expect leadership to be mostly about the leader, but is it also about the followers? Is context a key driver behind star performers? Why do some outstanding performers fail when the situation changes?


These are but a few of the questions that will be explored in Fostering Leadership, a collaborative undertaking by UWTV and the Foster School of Business, which premiered October 27.



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