UW News

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.

Official notices

Board of Regents

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

Mystery Photo

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

Pharmacy faculty members honored for contributions to their profession

The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) recently announced its 2010 award winners.

Cheerleading, shibboleths & disease mongering: The dark side of health care news

How does consumer confusion arise from incomplete and unbalanced health news reporting? Longtime news media commentator Gary Schwitzer promises to explain.

Global infectious disease researchers awarded Gates grants

Two UW scientists with bold new ideas for treating infectious diseases rampant in developing nations are among the latest recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Exploration Grants.

Martha Graham Dance Company.

Founded in 1926, it’s the oldest and perhaps most celebrated dance company in America.

Writing tutors needed for Dream Project’s Admissions Workshop Weekend

Want to help local high school students achieve the dream of getting into college? You can, by joining the Dream Project on Nov.

100 women honored by the UW Women’s Center at the suffrage centennial gala


Energy, sustainability and social responsibility is topic of panel discussion

Is the era of affordable and reliable energy coming to a close? Assuming that our current path is unsustainable, what will replace our energy sources, and what is the role of private enterprise in exploring and producing alternatives?

“Social Responsibility in the Energy Sector,” a panel discussion, will bring three industry leaders together to discuss social responsibility and the road to new energy.

Etc.: Campus news & notes

IN THE CLOUDS: The American Meteorological Society has named Robert Wood, a UW associate professor of atmospheric sciences, the winner of the Henry G.

Master weaver to visit Burke Nov. 5-7

From Friday, Nov.

World War I landmark not forgotten — just moved a little

The installation of the bronze W in the median of Memorial Way a few weeks ago brought the relocation of another UW landmark — the rock on which is a plaque that lists the names of men from the UW community who died in World War I.

November 2, 2010

Benefit Fairs.

Learn more about the medical and dental plans offered to UW employees.

October 29, 2010

A film about Feist.

Look at What the Light Did Now documents the journey of singer Feist’s Grammy-nominated album The Reminder.

October 28, 2010

Audrey Osler of University of Leeds to speak on ‘Students’ Perspective on Schooling’ Oct. 29

Audrey Osler, professor of education at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, will speak on Students’ Perspectives on Schooling from 11 a.

‘Fungus Among Us.’

The UW Botanic Gardens hosts a special, daylong event to inventory the various mushroom species living within the Washington Park Arboretum.

Martha Graham Dance Company to appear at Meany Nov. 4-6

The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform as part of the World Dance Series at Meany Hall Nov.

Watershed management is foundation for improving Puget Sound water quality, documentary shows

An hour-long documentary written, produced and filmed by UW Tacoma faculty, staff and students, lays out the case: To clean up Puget Sound, start with the watersheds.

Mystery Photo

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

PSO: Meet Margaret Shepherd in fall meeting

For its fall meeting, the UW Professional Staff Association will offer a talk by Margaret Shepherd, UW director of state relations.

Contemporary Group, pianist Alan Chow to perform Nov. 4

School of Music students will perform new music selections in the Contemporary Group concert and pianist Alan Chow will give a guest recital, both on Thursday, Nov.

SafeCampus now offers violence prevention videos

This fall, UW community members can easily access three educational videos produced by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety: Shots Fired, Flashpoint, and Silent Storm on the UW SafeCampus <A href="https://www.

Spooky tunes: Annual Halloween concert on Littlefield Organ Oct. 29

Students of Carole Terry, professor of organ and harpsichord in the School of Music, will play spooky classics and selected not-as-spooky Broadway show tunes on the UW’s Littlefield Organ in a special Halloween concert at 7:30 p.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

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

Foster School of Business presents Entrepreneur Week UW Nov. 1-5

All things entrepreneurial will be in the spotlight at the Foster School of Business Nov.

Answers to your questions about obtaining health care at UW Medicine

A survey last year looked at UW employees perceptions about obtaining their care at UW Medicine health systems. Here is a Q & A answering so

College planning night for family of UW staff, faculty Nov. 2

The Office of Admissions will hold a college planning evening exclusively for UW staff, faculty and their high school children from 6 to 8 p.

UW again receives top ranking for sustainability

For the fourth year in a row, the UW received a grade of A- on the College Sustainability Report Card, issued by the Sustainability Endowments Institute.

Volunteers needed for study on suicide intervention strategies

Researchers at the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics at the UW seek King County men and women to participate in a study on suicide intervention.

Seattle Public Library/UW Medicine free public lecture Nov. 3 looks at living organ donation

UW Medicine transplant surgeon Dr.

Craig Sheppard to perform ‘Mostly Brahms’ at Meany Hall on Nov. 1

Craig Sheppard will perform works by Johannes Brahms and the composer’s friend and mentor, Robert Schumann, in a concert titled Mostly Brahms at 7:30 p.

Gwendolyn Shaw on American artists.

An associate professor of American art at the University of Pennsylvania, Shaw also holds the American art history professorship at the UW School of Art this fall.

October 27, 2010

A walk for remembering.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there will be a walk to remember six members of the campus community who lost their lives to domestic violence.

October 24, 2010

Remembering ‘Dr. Sam’

When he was 17, the late Sam Kelly met Paul Robeson, who asked him, “What are you doing for the race?” That question inspired Kelly to devote his life to helping others.

October 21, 2010

Etc: Campus News & Notes

CLEVER CROWS: When PBS’ program, Nature, takes a look at crows on Sunday, Oct.

Celebration of life for Paul Steven Miller planned Oct. 25

The UW School of Law will have a community gathering to celebrate the life of Paul Steven Miller, the Henry M.

‘Going for the Green’

Colorado-based engineering firm CH2M Hill and two British partners are racing to the finish as they complete multibillion-dollar facilities for the London Olympics.

Faculty violist Melia Watras to perform Oct. 25

Faculty violist Melia Watras will perform a concert of contemporary works for the viola and the pieces that inspired their creation at 7: 30 p.

Come plant a tree on Oct. 28

Want to help make a green campus even greener? Volunteers are needed to help plant 15 to 20 Deodar Cedar trees at the north end of the E-1 parking lot between 10 a.

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