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October 19, 2011

UW Wind Ensemble to perform

UW Wind Ensemble to perform

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble will perform a concert of chamber music for wind instruments at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in Brechemin Auditorium.


Ground broken for new Ethnic Cultural Center

Sheila Edwards Lange spoke at the groundbreaking.

A groundbreaking for the new Ethnic Cultural Center took place Oct. 12. The event was celebrated by student leaders, administrators from the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and others.


UW Libraries hosts exhibit on open access scholarly publishing

Profit and nonprofit journals put their money in different places, as this graphic shows.

An exhibit in Allen Librarys north lobby explores changes in scholarly publishing over the years and gives viewers a chance at a gift certificate if they can guess the price of selected journals.


Open house planned for new Poplar Hall and Cedar Apartments

Judy Ramey

The campus community is invited to an open house at the new Poplar Hall and Cedar Apartments from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.


UW Bothell womens conference to feature regional leaders

The University of Washington Bothell will host a conference focusing on issues that professional women face. The event, featuring women serving in key leadership positions in business, the medical and legal professions and the arts, will take place Friday, Oct. 28.


October 12, 2011

Up in the air – Engineering aerospace for sustainability

Mary Armstrong, Tim Vinopal and Mehran Mesbahi will speak in a series titled “Re-engineering Aerospace: Flying Cleaner, Greener, Smarter,” which begins Oct. 26.


Garden at Monicas Village Place grows a community

The garden at Monica’s Village Place–built by UW students–runs the width of a block at 23rd Avenue South and South Main Street. Its the centerpiece of a new low-income housing complex built by Catholic Community Services.


Dawgs-to-be in Onalaska ‘adopt UW, get flood of Husky stuff

Encouraging kids to go to college is the purpose of the UW decorations in this Onalaska, Wash. classroom.

A teachers request prompts a regular purple rain of Husky merchandise, from brochures, buttons and stickers to what the students are using as “scholar berets.” Its all to get younger students thinking of college.


Miranda rights in spotlight at law school forum

Miranda rights in spotlight at law school forum

The UW Law School will hold a forum on the future of the Miranda warning on Oct. 19. You know the one: ‘You have the right to remain silent…”


Durand speaks on ‘Talea as part of entrepreneurial faculty series

Joel Francois Durand

Music Professor Joel Durand will speak on “Bringing a High-end Audiophile Product to Market: the Talea” at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of the Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Lecture Series.


Nominees sought for UW Health and Safety Committees

The election process is now under way for the UWs Health and Safety Committees. Anyone who would like to serve on a committee should contact his or her local election coordinator.


ETC: Campus News & Notes

Sheila Edwards Lange and Myra Tanita are honored as “Women of Influence” by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The latest accomplishments by your campus colleagues.


Official Notices, Oct. 13

English language courses are available, the UW-University of Bergen exchange program seeks applicants and grants are available for research in alcohol and drug abuse.


Pianist Sheppard celebrates Liszts birthday with a concert

Craig Sheppard plays Liszt Oct. 21.

Faculty pianist Craig Sheppard performs works by Franz Liszt in observance of the 200th anniversary of the composers birth on Friday, Oct. 21.


SR 520 bridge and highway to close Oct. 15-17

Construction crews will close the State Route 520 bridge and highway Saturday night through Monday morning to set 24 massive concrete girders as part of a new overpass in Medina. Husky fans will still be able to get to and from the game before the road closes for construction.


Combined Fund Drive gathers shoes for charity

Mindy Kornberg hopes everyone will give a pair of shoes for those less fortunate.

Shoes are a necessity, not an afterthought. Thats why Mindy Kornberg, UW vice president for human resources, has organized a drive to gather new and gently used shoes from the campus community to give to the homeless and others in need.


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.


Pianist Till Fellner plays Haydn, Schumann, others at Meany Hall

Till Fellner

Pianist Till Fellner performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. The program includes Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI:50 by Haydn; Half of One, Six Dozen of the Other, by Armstrong; Kinderszenen,Op. 15, by Schumann; and Années de Pelerinage: Deuxieme Année: Italie, S161, by Liszt.


October 10, 2011

Pianist to present lecture-recital on Ravel, Debussy

Paul Roberts, a renowned concert pianist and specialist in French Impressionism, presents “Impressionist Landscapes,” a lecture-recital on the piano music of Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in Brechemin Auditorium.


October 5, 2011

School of Art honors its founders with exhibit

The UW School of Art presents an exhibit featuring work by its first director, Water Isaacs, and two of the faculty who joined him at the new school — Ray Hill and Boyer Gonzales.


Live jazz accompanies Chamber Dance Companys lively ‘Cantos Gordos — with video

Depending on the way it is made, and considering everything that goes into producing it and how it burns, ethanol from woody biomass emits 70 percent to slightly more than 100 percent less greenhouse gases than gasoline.

Each year the UW Chamber Dance Company revives classic dances, but they dont often perform to live music. This year, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, theyll do just that. Cantos Gordos, by Bebe Miller, will have accompaniment from an ensemble of accomplished musicians, playing music by jazz great Don Byron.


President Young to address University community Oct. 12

President Michael Young

President Michael Youngs first annual address to the University of Washington community will take place from 3:30 to 4: 30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in 130 Kane.


Hall Health ready to show off first renovation in 35 years

The equipment is colorful in  physical therapy's exercise room.

Hall Health will be showing off its remodeled digs at an open house for the upper campus community from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. An open house for the health sciences community will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Tours will be offered on both days.


Much more than physics: Remembering Common Book author Richard Feynman

Persi Diaconis

The Common Books purpose is to give first-year students a shared experience over a common text. Who better to spark discussion than physicist Richard Feynman, whose 1963 UW lectures comprise the book.


UW Graduate School recognizes outstanding dissertations, thesis

The UW Graduate School has awarded its 2011 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards to Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith and Maria Grigoryeva respectively, and its 6th Chapter Award to John Hoekman.


Etc.: Campus news & notes

MSNBC names UW one of the “most beautiful college campuses,” Landscape Architecture Professor Daniel Winterbottom is named a fellow of his professional society and Landscape Architecture Chair Jeff Hou is honored by the Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Seattle.


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.


School of Art honors its founders with exhibit

Walter Isaacs, the first director of the UW School of Art, is featured in an exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, along with two of his colleagues–Ray Hill and Boyer Gonzales.


Art installation by UW Bothell professor on exhibit in Kirkland

Excerpts from the “Library of Babel,” an art installation by UW Bothell Assistant Professor Ted Hiebert will be on display through Dec. 3 at Kirkland Arts Center.


September 28, 2011

Lost & Found Films: ‘Coulee Cleanup, Outtakes

Film Icon

Its 1937 in Grand Coulee, Washington. A sign in a store window says, “Were out breaking our backs, tearing down old shacks. Cleaning up our city.” Anyone know any more? Is this film related to the UW?


Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus? (3)

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


UW games by the numbers: Craig Heyamoto, statistics crew chief

UW games by the numbers: Craig Heyamoto, statistics crew chief (2)

Since New Years Day in 1960, Craig Heyamoto has either attended, watched on television or listened on the radio to all but two UW football games. And for 34 years hes headed the crew that keeps statistics for UW home football games.


UW Bothell to offer limited tours of restored wetlands

Christian Frazar and David Schruth collect water samples from Puget Sound near Seattle.

Register now for tours of the UW Bothell wetlands, set for Oct. 8 and Nov. 4.


Etc.: Campus news & notes

Mac Parks shares an award from the National Communication Association with UW alum Kory Floyd; Frances McCue wins a Washington State Book Award for poetry; a journal article by W. Lance Bennett is among the top-cited for 2010; Amanda Bruner, Lekelia Jenkins and Sharon Sutton are honored by Northwest Asian Weekly for environmental work, and the UW is noted for environmental achievment by Seattle Magazine and the Princeton Review.


Official Notices, Sept. 29

Scholars can stay at Friday Harbor while doing research.

Friday Harbor is available for scholarly pursuits, grants are sought for alcohol or drug abuse-related fields, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center conducts a smoking cessation study.


Viewers control dancer electronically in ‘Mannequin

David Wolbrecht demonstrates the dance he'll be doing for the opening of the UW Photographers Group show. Electroluminescent wire in his clothing will light up in response to an onlooker with a touchscreen.

Dancer David Wolbrecht will wear electroluminescent wire that glows like neon, and viewers will press a computer touch screen to control his movements. Its all to promote the next exhibit of the UW Photographers Group.


Carpe Diem String Quartet to perform at Meany

Members of the Carpe Diem String Quartet are violinists Charles Wetherbee and John Ewing, violist Korine Fujiwara and cellist Kristin Ostling.

The Carpe Diem String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Meany Hall. The group will perform works by Sowash, Mendelssohn, Monti, Piazzola and its own violist, Korine Fujiwara.


Pilobolus kicks off dance series at Meany Hall

Pilobolus performs "Gnomen," one of five dances on the program at Meany Hall.

Pilobolus kicks off the 2011-12 World Dance Series at Meany Hall with a program of fan favorites. Their performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 6-8.


Two from UW visit White House as NSF announces new work-life balance initiative

Scientists invited to the White House ceremony were, back row from left, Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech; Tequila Harris, Georgia Tech; Branden Kappes, Colorado School of Mines; Michele Manuel, University of Florida; Katherine Marenco, Bryn Mawr; Ana Carnaval, CUNY; Allison Steiner, University of Michigan; Seongsin "Margaret" Kim, University of Alabama at Huntsiville; and Claudia Boot, Colorado State. Front row from left, Kate Huntington, UW, Gina Schmalzle, UW; Trish Gregg, Oregon State; Julia Hammer, University of Hawaii; and Olga Griffith, University of Arizona.

Pretty cool: Kate Huntington and Gina Schmalzle of Earth and space sciences attend a White House ceremony hosted by Michelle Obama. Even cooler: NSF makes changes allowing early-career faculty to more easily care for dependents while continuing their work.


UW law professor named a judge of High Court of Kenya

Joel Ngugi

Joel Ngugi, associate professor of law, was recently appointed a judge of the High Court of Kenya, which has unlimited original jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters and is primary on constitutional issues.



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