Buildings and grounds
December 13, 2011
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
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.
October 26, 2011
At first glance, the new courtyard behind the Community Design Center looks like a simple square with benches. However, theres a rain garden on the perimeter to capture, cleanse and slow storm water entering the drainage system.
October 19, 2011
UW maintenance mechanic Eric Martin seems to know his historical artifacts. It was Martin who figured out what his Maintenance and Alterations crew ran into while excavating outside Hansee Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
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.
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.
October 12, 2011
UW Photographer Mary Levin was given a rare chance Wednesday, Oct. 12, to tour the underground site of Sound Transits dig for the 3.15-mile University Link light rail line. Here’s what she saw.
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.
October 5, 2011
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.
September 28, 2011
A new era in University of Washington student housing is beginning this month as Housing & Food Services opens two new buildings — one with student apartments and the other a residence hall with a powerful commitment to sustainability.
Register now for tours of the UW Bothell wetlands, set for Oct. 8 and Nov. 4.
September 26, 2011
The Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) office has created a Green Office Certification Program.
September 14, 2011
On Friday, September 9, UW President Michael Young cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the Washington Commons, the new public space for UW alumni in the UW Tower.
September 12, 2011
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory was held Sept. 9 at UW Bothell.
August 31, 2011
UW Recycling and Solid Waste started a Styrofoam recycling program a year ago that is now being expanded campuswide.
August 30, 2011
An elm tree that is east of the flagpole at the south end of Memorial Way is being removed because of Dutch elm disease.
August 17, 2011
New signage at the Plant Services Building is helping remind the campus community of Surplus Propertys new location.
August 3, 2011
Two baby Glaucous winged sea gulls took up residence in the fountain this week as they grew feathers and prepared to take wing.
July 20, 2011
A new website created by the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office tracks the UW’s efforts in sustainability and reveals areas where more work is needed.
The UW did a lot to earn a place in the League of American Bicyclists’ “Bicycle Friendly Universities” program.
A small UW support unit is turning its entrepreneurial skills into a major asset, improving technology in classrooms and offering low-cost, high-quality service. A background in woodworking has come in handy, too.
July 13, 2011
A Newton apple tree planted on campus by the Class of 2007 has been badly damaged and may not survive, the campus arborist says.
July 7, 2011
UW Medicine, Vulcan Real Estate and the National Development Council have announced the start of construction on the third phase of UW Medicines research hub in Seattles South Lake Union neighborhood. Groundbreaking took place July 6.
July 6, 2011
The UW Botanic Gardens Vendor Showcase will be held at from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Nearly 50 vendors who have served the gardens rental clients over the years will be on hand.
The UW Emergency Management Office is looking for people — soldiers, not generals — who would be willing to volunteer when the Emergency Operations Center is activated.
June 29, 2011
UW Emergency Management unveils its new, 5,000-square-foot facility at UW Tower (funded by Homeland Security grants), dedicated to getting the University back in business quickly after a disaster.
June 13, 2011
The State Route 520 floating bridge and highway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue. Night work is planned, and neighbors near the work zone are likely to hear construction noise.
June 10, 2011
During the weeks of June 13 and June 20, Seattle City Light will be performing utility work on utility poles along the UW section of the Burke Gilman Trail near Montlake Boulevard. Trail users should expect delays and detours throughout the two-week period.
June 1, 2011
The young sugar pine, which patient Andrew Russell grew from a fallen cone seed, was planted near the UW Medical Center Surgery Pavilion. Russell hopes its presence will complement the Cardiac Diagnostic Center’s healing spirit.
May 25, 2011
What used to be a swimming pool in Hutchinson Hall is now an 8,000-square-foot design studio for the School of Drama. Designers are thrilled to be out of their cramped quarters on University Way. “Its a funny thing,” one said. “You even feel cramped in your ideas when youre in that small a space.”
When the Hall Health remodel is complete in the fall, the building will feature art by students, faculty and staff. And that art is being solicited now by a committee.
A lead artist will be hired for each of the three North Link Sound Transit Stations — Brooklyn (U District), Roosevelt and Northgate, and those chosen will work with architects and engineers to produce works of art. Open houses are slated for the Roosevelt and Brooklyn stations.
If you miss the HUB during its closure for a major overhaul, staff there would like to get your autograph. On June 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the campus is invited to sign a beam that will go into the HUB as construction continues.
May 16, 2011
A new era for transportation at the UW began Monday,May 16, with the official launching — amid speeches, smiles and blustery weather — of the two tunnel-boring machines that will carve out a new light rail link from the UW to Capitol Hill.
May 11, 2011
Sound Transit will be hosting several open houses to show the current design plans for new stations, including the one in the University District, and to hear thoughts and ideas from the community.
May 5, 2011
If youve seen the fence around Drumheller Fountain, you might wonder how 2011 graduates and their friends and relatives will get those great photos traditional for graduation. Not to worry—the fountain is undergoing routine maintenance but should be back to its normal glory by May 27.
May 4, 2011
A group of students has been volunteering to make a small corner of campus more attractive. Their mission is to clear out invasive plants and replace them with native ones.
April 27, 2011
Since 2004, UW Facilities Services has worked with global positioning systems and geographic information systems to electronically map everything theyre responsible for campuswide.
The UWB dedicated the collaboratory, a new open working space, on April 22. Its a place for the open exchange of ideas, supported by design and technology, with a focus on the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math.
April 20, 2011
The renovation of Savery Hall was done in 2009. Now money from that project is paying for a new plaza between Savery and Raitt and a new road between Savery and Kane. The plaza was opened at the beginning of spring quarter, while the road is still under construction.
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