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September 10, 2013

New Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium is a game-changer for all athletes

antogravity treadmill

This week the newest UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center opened its doors to the community at Husky Stadium. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.

September 5, 2013

News Digest: UW 14th on Teach for America list, program scores perfect 100, UW Botanic Gardens showcases vendors

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UW 14th on Teach for America list || College Assistance Migrant Program scores perfect 100 || UW Botanic Gardens showcases venues and vendors

May 29, 2013

UW to host student steel bridge competition this weekend

UW team competes at regional competition 2013

Just a week after the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge collapse north of Seattle, the University of Washington will host a national steel bridge competition for undergraduate civil engineering students. Forty-nine finalist teams will converge on campus for the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition.

May 2, 2013

News briefs: Bike to campus month, drag-racing math, campus tree prize

Bicyclists ride to work on a past Bike to Work Day.

May is bike to campus month || Math at top speed: Exploding drag racing myths || UW recognized for campus tree management

Mountain going solo in May; time for fountain tune up

Debris collected during maintenance in past years includes cell phones, a camera, a camera and a plastic necklace.

The mountain is going to have to go it alone when the fountain is shut down this month for routine maintenance.

April 22, 2013

News Digest: Husky Green Awards, oceanbound on Earth Day, join Trash-in Wednesday, spring-clean your inbox

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Husky Green Awards announced at kick-off || Expedition oceanbound on Earth Day || Annual ‘UW Trash-In’ event Wednesday || Tips to spring-clean your inbox

April 18, 2013

HuskyFest, Earth Day activities fill Red Square Friday

Husky Fest Block Party logo.

Join in Friday during HuskyFest and kick-off activities for Earth Day.

April 3, 2013

Safety emphasis cuts UW’s major construction injuries to less than 2 percent

Construction at Lander Hall at UW.

Construction can be a dangerous business, and there’s always plenty of it happening at the University of Washington, from remodeling a section of one building to refurbishing an entire building or erecting a new one. A decade ago, when the Capital Projects Office began keeping tabs on worker injuries, it was estimated that 12 of…

News Digest: Montlake closures, environmental excellence finalist, Paws-on Science April 5-7, home fair April 11

Illustration of University light rail station and bridge over Montlake Blvd

Portion of Montlake closing all day Saturday, Sunday || UW finalist in environmental excellence contest || Family-friendly Paws-on Science April 5-7 || Home Improvement Fair April 11

March 20, 2013

Update April 3, 2013 cherry blossom watch: Quad in full bloom

Cherry blossoms in the UW quad.

The cold weather this week is delaying the blooming of cherry trees in the UW Quad.

March 8, 2013

Spring move-in slated for new UW Medicine South Lake Union research building

Window wipers scale the new UW Medicine South Lake Union research building.

Occupying the seven-story facility will be labs for kidney research, vision sciences, immunology, rheumatology, and infectious disease investigations.

February 22, 2013

News Digest: Flower and garden show winner, RecycleMania under way, Honor: Michael Gelb and František Tureček

Plants, stone walkway and face of stone in garden

Part-time UW gardener designs winning display garden || RecycleMania a chance to increase recycling, composting || Newborn screening test brings chemical society honor to Gelb, Tureček

February 20, 2013

Searchable by cell phone or GPS unit, interactive map for arboretum being created

Two children among cherry trees in the Washington Park Arboretum.

UW Botanic Gardens is digitizing 55 years of handwritten plant records and creating an interactive GIS map for the Washington Park Arboretum.

January 8, 2013

Renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center celebrates grand opening

exterior of Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

The University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center with a pair of events Jan. 10-11.

December 12, 2012

News Digest: Parties go green, share of Race to Top money, Honor: Anna Karlin, Early Entrance info session, Saturday classes for K-8 students and teachers

Garbage can says "I hate going to parties alone"

Going green at holiday parties || Dream Project named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant || Anna Karlin new fellow || Early Entrance info session Jan. 10 || Registration opens Jan. 7 for Saturday classes for K-8 students, teachers

December 7, 2012

UW Bothell celebrates opening of sports and recreation complex – with video

Catcher and mascot behind homeplate of new field

UW Bothell celebrated the grand opening Thursday of the $3.3 million, 2.5 acre sports and recreation complex.

October 24, 2012

SpaceScout app hunts for study spaces, and MyUW goes mobile for students

Logo for space scout

SpaceScout, available on the web or as an iPhone app, lets users enter various criteria to find the perfect study space on campus. The tool was developed by UW-IT, which this week also launched a mobile version of MyUW for students.

September 28, 2012

News Digest: Poplar rates LEED gold, molecular engineering doc airs tomorrow, next flu shot clinic Oct. 15

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LEED gold rating for student residence Poplar Hall || Molecular engineering and science documentary airs tomorrow || Next flu shot clinic Oct. 15 at UW Tower

Montlake Boulevard detours start Friday evening

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Part of Montlake Boulevard will be down to one lane starting 7 p.m. Friday and will be completely closed from 2 p.m. Saturday until the early morning hours of Monday.

September 25, 2012

UW community invited to tour Montlake Tower

Window placement at the Montlake Tower offers natural lighting and scenic views.

Montlake Tower, which overlooks Portage Bay, has distinctive architectural, technological and environmental elements.

September 19, 2012

When students scram, tons of items find new homes

Student donates clothing at a collection site outside Terry Hall

As a new school year begins, so do the university’s efforts to collect and donate reusable items that might otherwise go to the landfill including books that raise money to fight illiteracy and backpacks donated to Real Change newspaper sellers.

September 12, 2012

News Digest: Volunteer Saturday at Urban Hort, webcast compares Mars rover and undersea research, book out on floating homes

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Join hundreds of volunteers Saturday putting a shine on Urban Hort || Thursday webcast links Mars rover to undersea research || Architecture graduate student pens book on Seattle’s floating homes

UW celebrates opening of new Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building

Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building

The UW’s new Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building opens this fall with a series of kick-off events focused on this emerging area of research. The associated Institute will focus on research applications in medicine and clean energy.

September 11, 2012

Open for business: The HUB is back

The new HUB reception desk.

After a makeover lasting nearly 2½ years, the Husky Union Building opened on Monday, though it will continue in transition for the next couple of weeks.

May 16, 2012

News Digest: Recognition for UW waste management, nurturing communities, Honor: Danny Hoffman, disability-policy posters, undergraduate research conference

News Digest: Recognition for UW waste management, nurturing communities, Honor: Danny Hoffman, disability-policy posters, undergraduate research conference

Association honors UW for waste management, sustainability || New book explores creating, supporting livable communities || ‘New Directions’ award to Danny Hoffman || Disability, Law, Policy and the Community poster session || Minority Affairs and Diversity hosts undergraduate research conference

May 7, 2012

News Digest: Honor: Clay Schwenn, Tower Green Fair May 15, check out Campus Tours Central, Honor: Seth Cooper

News Digest: Honor: Clay Schwenn, Tower Green Fair May 15,  check out Campus Tours Central, Honor: Seth Cooper

Honor: Academic counselor Clay Schwenn wins national award || Tower Green Fair May 15 features sustainability efforts || Visitors? Relatives here for commencement? Check Campus Tours Central || Seth Cooper, chief architect of Foldit, wins national doctoral dissertation award

May 4, 2012

Video Friday: Clip about fighting invasives takes cue from ‘The Artist’

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The almost-silent-movie “The Artist” recently won five Oscars. The producer and stars of a video mimicking that movie-making style hope to win $10,000 to fight invasive plants and provide wildlife habitat on the University of Washington campus.

April 20, 2012

UW awards six Husky Green Awards for 2012

The Husky Green Award, now in its second year.

Winners of the third annual Husky Green Awards were announced Friday during Earth Day activities.

April 19, 2012

Dirty to Digital: UW introduces ‘intelligent kiosks for composting, recycling, garbage

As part of a just-launched pilot, a number of the existing outdoor garbage and recycling cans on Red Square have been will be replaced with high-tech, automated kiosks that collect more types of materials.

April 6, 2012

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

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Watch a clip from Sunday’s episode of UW|360 where campus arborist Sara Shores talks about the Quad’s cherry trees and how they were rescued in the mid-60s from the arboretum, where they were in the path of the 520 bridge, then under construction.

March 30, 2012

Photo Friday: Open window to campus wild areas

Moss-covered tree trunks and blossoms in the UW Botanic Gardens are among the images by Art Wolfe featured in this month's Columns magazine.

Enjoy plants and animals of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens as captured by UW alumnus Art Wolfe in a slideshow for the current edition of Columns magazine.

March 19, 2012

D.C. cherry trees: Blooms won’t wait in warming world, UW research finds

Early-March bloom times in pale blue ranging to late-April times in hot pink are used to contrast the historical record of peak blooms of Yoshino cherry trees 1950 to 2000 (top) with predictions for the 2050s under moderate temperature increases (middle) and more drastic temperature increases (bottom).

Cherry trees in full bloom in our nation’s capital could be as much as four weeks earlier by 2080 depending on how much warming occurs. So says an analysis conducted at the University of Washington that relied on the UW’s own cherry trees as one test of a computer model used in the project.

February 15, 2012

Design begins this spring for longhouse-style Intellectual House

Design should begin this spring, with construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2013, for Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility on the University of Washington campus that will be a resource for the university, tribal and surrounding communities.

February 8, 2012

UW launches technology startup incubator, aims to double startups in three years

A business incubator unveiled today is one element in a larger commercialization initiative announced by UW President Michael Young that will double the number of startups produced by the university – from an average of 10 a year to 20 – during the next three years.

February 7, 2012

If a tree falls in the ‘forest, UW Botanic Garden arborists hear — view slide show

The two curving, smooth trunks to the right, one of which is being crushed by the oak, belong to another prime arboretum specimen, a huckleberry oak. Both trees represent the best of their kind in the city.

Like dominoes, two of Seattles signature oaks in the Washington Park Arboretum toppled under Januarys heavy snows. It turned out that the root balls of each tree had not pulled out of the ground and thus began an effort to pull a 60-foot oak tree, estimated to weigh more than 8,000 pounds, back into the upright position in order to save both trees.

February 1, 2012

UW Tacomas Joy Building receives highest green-building certification

The campus side of the Joy Building.

The University of Washington Tacomas Russell T. Joy Building has earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest, most rigorous certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system.

January 31, 2012

At Ethnic Cultural Center building site, fencing tells a story

This image was part of a mural in the original Ethnic Cultural Center. The mural will be installed in the new center.

A new system of construction fences designed by a UW group make campus building sites look neater. They also offer history of the building project and explain what’s being built.

January 23, 2012

‘Community Photos’ contributors capture snowy UW

Stephen Edwin Lundgren, UW staff with Harborview Medical Center, contributed this photo from outside the centers cafeteria of the art installation "Harborview Pillows" by Belize Brother. Lundgren emulated the work of Andre Kertesz – who often photographed empty courtyards, public squares and streets.

Catch a dozen photos of last weeks snowfall at UW News and Informations “Community Photos.” Be sure to contribute your own photos of UW buildings, landmarks, people – snow or not – to this ever-evolving collection.

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.

November 9, 2011

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.

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