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November 4, 2014

‘Future proofing’: Present protections against challenges to come

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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

Pedestrians walk under cherry trees in full bloom

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

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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

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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

People gather around pot with plant that has tall flower spike

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

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


May 2, 2014

Healing art at Hall Health

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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

Cherry trees on the Quad are now in full bloom.

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

Purple log shows testube with tree growing out of it

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


January 27, 2014

News digest: Shrunken heads, ethics bowl, Honor: Odegaard renovation

Logo for expedition includes syrofoam head held in hand

Samoan cruise with blog, shrunken heads || First high school ethics bowl || Odegaard renovation architects honored


January 20, 2014

Montlake Triangle/Rainier Vista project breaks ground, expect Burke-Gilman detour

Map of Rainier Vista with lines for detour

Burke-Gilman Trail users will see a detour starting the early weeks of February as work on the Montlake Triangle Project ­– the triangular area from the corner of Northeast Pacific and Montlake to Stevens Way – gets underway.


December 27, 2013

News digest: Fight hunger site, MyPlan extension, Energy Star rating, lecture nominations due

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Check out Huskies Fight Hunger site || UW online academic planner to be extended to community, technical college students || UW Tower data center now Energy Star certified || Nominations due Jan. 31 for graduate school public lectures


December 17, 2013

The move’s on us: Students leave Terry, will return to new Lander Hall

Student Heather Huizenga gets ready to leave her Terry Hall room, having packed her belongings in boxes. When she comes back from holiday vacation to begin winter quarter, her stuff will await her in a room in the new Lander Hall.

Students living in the University of Washington’s Terry Hall will get a new home after the holidays without doing any moving – that part’s on the house, you might say.


October 22, 2013

News Digest: Mercer Court grand opening, iSchool lecture Nov. 7, Honor: David Shields

Sign saying Merce Court in front of blue building

Mercer Court Apartments grand opening Oct. 24 || UW iSchool presents author Jack Gantos Nov. 7 || David Shields honored by Artist Trust


Survey asks, ‘How do you use campus spaces?’

An interactive campus map that is part of the survey.

A new online survey will help develop a Campus Landscape Framework, a step toward updating the campus master plan.


October 21, 2013

Native American longhouse breaks ground Oct. 25

Drawing of the longhouse-style facility to be built at UW.

A public, groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Washington Native American longhouse-style facility, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), will take place Friday, Oct. 25, 3-5:30 p.m.


October 9, 2013

News Digest: New employee housing, Carlos Pellegrini installed as president, Math Across Campus kicks off, Honor: Gerry Philipsen, health and safety nominations open

Drawing of rooftop of proposed Bridges@11

Ground broken for employee housing || Carlos Pellegrini installed as president || Math Across Campus considers challenge of sustainability || Gerry Philipsen honored by communication association || UW Health and Safety Committee nominations close Nov. 1


September 25, 2013

Shiny new Odegaard library greets students

The second and third floors of Odegaard library.

UW students are being greeted by a spiffy new version of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library following a nearly $17 million makeover, the first in the library’s 41-year history.


September 10, 2013

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

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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

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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



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