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December 14, 2011

Nine UW researchers named Fellows of AAAS

UW Fellows are, from left, top: Bruce Robinson, Jashvant Unadkat, Michael Schick; middle: Virginia Armbrust, Daniel Gamelin, Danny Shen; bottom: Neil Nathanson, Daniel Chiu, Karen Goldberg.

Nine UW-affiliated researchers are among 539 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.


December 13, 2011

Campus trees not available as holiday decorations

Video Friday: April edition of UW|360, just out, includes cherry-tree feature

UW Arborist Sara Shores reports that people have been cutting trees and tree limbs on campus, presumably for Christmas decorations. For those people, she has one message: Dont.


December 7, 2011

Look for new UW Today, UW Insider pages

Coming soon to a website near you: redesigned Faculty-Staff and UW Today pages. Both will highlight the current date and weather, will be refreshed more often and will feature a wide variety of spotlight stories, videos, news feeds, events and more.


Official Notices, Dec. 8

One Board of Regents meeting canceled, a special one scheduled and a public hearing on residence hall rules.


Etc.: Campus news & notes

Patricia K. Kuhl is honored for her work in understanding language acquisition; Akio Takamori named a USA Ford Fellow and gets a $50,000 grant; Sheryl Burgstahler receives a leadership award; and the GenOm project is honored for its diversity. Also, Carl Ebeling, Dan Suciu and David Wetheral are honored by the The Association for Computing Machinery.


Lost and Found Films: A Friday Harbor epic

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This weeks film — and the last one for a while — shows what appears to be the UWs Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1958. People walk between buildings and some kind of experiment is undertaken on a small motorboat. Know any more?


Popular Israeli singer to perform at Meany

Chava Alberstein

One of Israels most popular and enduring singers, Chava Alberstein, will perform at Meany at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. She will present a mix of old favorites and new compositions sung in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.


Nominations sought for Lifelong Learning Award

A reminder that nominations are open for the UW Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. This annual award honors faculty who have taught or designed courses, seminars or workshops aimed at working adults and other nontraditional students.


Green Dot — now a CFD choice — seeks to reduce personal power-based violence

Members of Green Dot during Bystander Training in April 2011.

Green Dot offers students “bystander training,” where they learn about identifying potentially risky situations, discuss their personal barriers to intervening and practice the skills needed for responding, as opposed to doing nothing.


Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus? (2)

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.


Charter Schools and Unions: Contracts provide innovations but could go further

A new study from the University of Washingtons Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that charter school collective bargaining agreements tend to be more streamlined and provide for greater flexibility than the typical district contract.


New journal debuts for Professional and Continuing Education arts students

New journal debuts for Professional and Continuing Education arts students

Professional and Continuing Education has been offering arts classes for almost all of its nearly 100 year history, but now, for the first time, graduates of those programs have a journal in which to publish their work.


December 5, 2011

Climate change stirs 'Perfect Moral Storm,' prof says

From left, UWT urban studies majors Jeff Dade, Tami Mason and Michael Dixon were part of the McCarver project.

The world is sailing into some killer storms and its leaders have done almost nothing to protect its boat. Thats the view of UW Philosophy Professor Steve Gardiner, who likens climate change to a perfect storm — a convergence of three difficult problems that so far weve found ourselves unable to face, much less solve.


December 1, 2011

Gettin figgy: UW students go caroling for a cause

Outlandish costumes are part of the fun at the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition.

There will be three teams from the UW among carolers trying to out-fa-la-la each other the evening of Friday, Dec. 2 during the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. Its all for a good cause, as each team raises money for charity.


November 30, 2011

Etc.: Campus news & notes

Dee Boersma and friends.

Dee Boersma is nominated for a major conservation award, and students who sell hats to benefit Roma get a boost from Zipcar.


New online guide aids recruitment, retention of minority graduate students

How does a department increase its pool of diverse applicants for graduate programs? The Graduate School has tried to demystify the process by compiling a guide of “best practices.”


Photography, painting, new media meet in exhibit curated by UW prof — with slideshow

Four views of water, the two above turned on their sides, make up this videowatercolor.

Juxtaposed images create new meanings in the Henrys new exhibit, “Videowatercolors: Carel Balth among his Contemporaries,” curated by Art Associate Professor Marek Wieczorek.


Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus? (2)

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.


Gifts, greens for sale at Arboretum

The Arboretum Foundation’s beloved holiday sale returns to the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.


Judy Ramey: From medieval studies to technical communication and beyond

Plymouth Housing Group employees Brian Hatfield and Alan Berliner take Rameys food delivery at the Gatewood Apartments near the Pike Place Market.

Judy Ramey came to the UW in 1983 and has since seen a department, Technical Communication, form, offer degrees and evolve into Human Centered Design and Engineering. Yet, but for a few happy accidents, she might have had a very different career.


November 18, 2011

Former Regent Ark Chin dies

Ark Chin

Former University of Washington regent Ark Chin died on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the age of 87. A World War II veteran, engineering executive and avid philanthropist, Chin was a regent from 1998-2004, serving as board president in 2001-2002.


November 16, 2011

MIT grad brings show about women, math to UW

Being a female mathematician is the key theme of an autobiographical one-woman show to be performed Dec. 1-3 at the Ethnic Cultural Theater.


Graduate School calls for increased minority recruitment, fellowships for grad students

UW graduate students Rhoan Garnett and Roxanne Christian attend Getting Connected, a reception for underrepresented graduate students of color which is hosted each fall by the Graduate Schools Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program.

Only about 10 percent of the UWs graduate students are underrepresented minorities, a Graduate School report finds. The report calls for establishing diversity as an “immediate priority” in recruitment and making graduate support a focus of the next capital campaign.


'The Tempest' comes to New York in 'Rough Magic'

'The Tempest' comes to New York in 'Rough Magic'

The UW School of Drama presents “Rough Magic,” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Nov. 30-Dec. 11 in the Jones Playhouse. The play reminds us of action movies, sci-fi thrillers, and comic book heroes all at once—with a healthy dash of Shakespeare.


Voice students present opera, ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors

Voice students present opera, ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors

Music Professor Thomas Harper directs a production of Gian Carlo Menottis one-act opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Meany Studio Theater.


Organ combines with saxophone, flute in two concerts

Carole Terry

The University of Washington School of Music continues its celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Littlefield Organ series with The Littlefield Organ Festival, a weekend of faculty recitals by organ faculty Carole Terry and Douglas Cleveland.


Chamber Singers, University Chorale to perform

Michael Partington

The Chamber Singers and University Chorale present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Meany Theater.


Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus? (2)

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.


Etc.: Campus news & notes

A video on waste reduction features UW staffers J.R. Fulton, Micheal Meyering, Clive Pursehouse, Ruth Johnston and Eric Johnson as well as students Martin Su and Dan Brody. Also, the School of Social Work gets a gift from the estate of an alum and Friday Harbor resident scientist Megan Dethier is named Naturalist of the Year.


Official Notices, Nov. 17

An environmental impact statement, a notice of expedited rule making, a Board of Regents meeting and some blood drives.


November 9, 2011

Etc.: Campus News & Notes

Paccar Hall won an award.

Bing features Suzzallo Library; the School of Art holds a student/alumni art sale; Sara Shores, campus arborist, needs help for a tree-planting; Recycling and Solid Waste leads UW to EPA recognition; and honors for Transportation Services and Paccar Hall.


Open house slated for planned light rail station

Sound Transit chooses design for Brooklyn Station

North Link Light Rail will hold an open house on the planned Brooklyn Station for light rail from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Neptune Theater.


Laboratory chemical safety video available online

The UWs Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Department would like to share a film with the UW community to help raise awareness about chemical safety in laboratories and to help prevent serious accidents from occurring in the future.


Book about Hanford is subject of lecture

Book about Hanford is subject of lecture

History Professor John Findlay and Associate Professor Bruce Hevly will present a lecture on their book, Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library.


Law school speech focuses on gender and justice

Monica Roa

The Role of Law in Taking Rosaries out of the Ovaries is the provocative title of a lecture to be given by Monica Roa, director of the Gender Justice Program at Womens Link Worldwide, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Room 138 of William H. Gates Hall.


Mallethead series returns with special guest drummers

Alex Acuña

Tom Collier, director of percussion and jazz studies at the University of Washington, joins guest drummer Alex Acuña for a concert Friday, Nov. 18, in Meany Studio Theater. The concert is the first of three.


Alonzo King LINES Ballet to perform at Meany

A company member performs "Dust and Light."

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet, a celebrated contemporary company, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19, at Meany Hall.


Pianist Nikolai Lugansky to perform Chopin, Liszt

Nikolai Lugansky

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Meany Hall.


Matching cats and companions at Purrfect Pals — a CFD choice

LaRene Kuller and friend.

Research scientist LaRene Kuller enjoys volunteering at Purrfect Pals, helping hard-to-place cats and kittens find forever homes.


Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus? (2)

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.



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