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March 10, 2015

As home for Native learning opens, a dream is realized

Though it doesn’t officially open until March 12, the modern, longhouse-style building on the University of Washington campus is already steeped in significance. wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House represents a dream four decades in the making. It will be an anchor for indigenous students, a hub for Native learning and a means of acknowledging the Duwamish people whose

November 4, 2014

‘Future proofing': Present protections against challenges to come

You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it — that’s the thinking behind architect (and architecture graduate student and UW staff member) Brian Rich and his principles of “future proofing” existing and historical buildings.

October 13, 2014

Symposium Oct. 20 will unveil draft campus landscape framework

A campus landscape framework – meant as a starting point for planning how the UW’s outdoor environment might look in 10, 20, even 50 years – will be unveiled in draft form Oct. 20 as part of a regional symposium on campus landscape planning and design.

September 12, 2014

‘Mad Campus': Art here, there, everywhere

The University of Washington is being transformed into a vast art gallery for a six-week exhibition called “Mad Campus.”

June 6, 2014

International award cites UW for leadership in sustainability

The University of Washington is the only U.S. university named as a 2014 Sustainable Campus Excellence Award winner.

June 4, 2014

It’s not giant asparagus: Nine-foot agave showing off at botany greenhouse

Stop outside the botany greenhouse to see an agave plant that’s grown a 9-foot-plus flower spike and is about to bloom for the first time in 25 years.

May 15, 2014

News Digest: New cherry trees, Mushroom May-nia, autism assessments, Honor: Daily staff

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.

May 2, 2014

Healing art at Hall Health

What began as an effort to “make the walls look pretty” after renovations has become an eclectic permanent collection of art by students, staff and faculty at UW Medicine’s Hall Health Center.

And a couple of times a year, Mark Shaw, the center’s director of health promotion, arranges exactly that. The next Hall Health Art Walk will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., May 6.

March 13, 2014

2014 UW cherry tree watch, March 21 update: Bloom at 100 percent

The cherry trees in the Quad are at about 75 percent of their full bloom, according to the UW arborist.

January 28, 2014

Environmental sciences lab ups bar for green labs at UW

A soils lab has achieved the highest score yet in the University of Washington’s 10-month-old Green Laboratory Certification Program.

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