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April 27, 2011

Where minds meet: UW Bothell opens collaborative spaces in Beardslee Building

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

Construction near Savery and Kane: One plaza redone, one road still under way

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.


April 7, 2011

SR 520 eastbound ramp to Montlake to close temporarily

The off-ramp from eastbound State Route 520 to Montlake Boulevard will close during the early morning hours Saturday, April 9, and Monday, April 11, so crews can deliver and remove equipment for geotechnical drilling work.


April 6, 2011

Trash-In 2011: A snapshot of campus recycling, composting on April 13

How far has the campus come in recycling and composting? You have to dig through the trash to tell, and that’s just what folks at the UW Recycling & Solid Waste office will do April 13 in the annex alongside the Bryants Building.


March 30, 2011

Isaac Newton would be proud: One of ‘his apple trees now on campus

No one was hit on the head with an apple, but a descendant of the tree that legend says inspired Sir Isaac Newtons Theory of Universal Gravitation was planted in front of the Chemistry Building March 30, courtesy of the Class of 2007.


March 28, 2011

Portion of Burke Gilman Trail closed March 29

A section of the Burke Gilman Trail between Fluke Hall and Jefferson Road will be closed March 29


March 16, 2011

Sound Transit: Drilling work to continue through spring break, March 19-27

Sound Transits contractor is continuing to drill holes along the proposed light rail alignment from the UW to Northgate to evaluate soil and groundwater conditions. To minimize its impact, the drilling on campus has been scheduled during spring break.


March 9, 2011

UW Tacoma historic building finds new life

On March 15 UW Tacoma is opening the last of the old, defunct warehouse blocks to be renovated into modern university buildings on its campus.


March 2, 2011

A glimpse of 2016: New plan for Montlake Triangle features better access

When the Sound Transit station near Husky Stadium opens in 2016, there will be a pedestrian overpass across Montlake and a path to Rainier vista. Read more and take a look.


February 28, 2011

All UW Medicine hospitals to become smoke- and tobacco-free environments

UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center will become smoke- and tobacco-free facilities May 31, in concert with the World Health Organizations “World No Tobacco Day.”


February 23, 2011

Building community –- ‘with convenience — on west campus

To Housing & Food Services, the student housing projects under way on west campus are about creating a whole new neighborhood.


More street food: Curbside 8 food truck now outside More Hall

Theres a new food truck on campus: Curbside 8, near More Hall, will offer a combination of new American food and global comfort foods, according to UW Housing & Food Services.


February 16, 2011

Spokane Lane to be widened, regraded

Why is part of Spokane Lane, between Kane and Savery halls, blocked off and torn up?


Sound Transit chooses design for Brooklyn Station

After evaluating two design options and taking input from the community, Sound Transit has decided to move forward with a single entrance design for Brooklyn Station.


February 9, 2011

UW Medical Center ‘tops out new inpatient tower (with slide show, video)

On Feb. 7, workers from Skanska USA Building and the University of Washington Medical Center celebrated a major construction milestone as the final piece to a new inpatient towers superstructure was placed.


February 2, 2011

‘Lean and green — and a showcase for office sustainability

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office is a place youd expect to have environmentally friendly furnishings, and it does.


January 19, 2011

UW Surplus: ‘Serving the planet and the pocketbook

From computers to carillon bells, when the things we use end their campus lives, they meet their fate at UW Moving & Surplus — a sort of campus afterlife.


Brooklyn Station open house Jan. 27: update on station design

Anyone interested in design options for the Brooklyn Station in the University District, part of Sound Transits North Link, should attend an open house on Thursday, Jan. 27. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the University Heights Center.


January 12, 2011

More food, coffee options for a post-HUB campus

Hungry? Need a cuppa? Housing & Food Services is adding to its campus food and coffee options.


UWPD report: Crime stats, prevention tips — and a presence on Facebook

Theft and burglary are up, but overall, the UW campus is safer than most: A look at campus crime reports.


January 5, 2011

Summertime is ‘showtime for busy conference coordinators at Housing & Food Services

It may be winter, but the UWs conference coordinators are already thinking summer. Thats because when most students leave campus, conference attendees arrive, and theres lots of work necessary to prepare for them.


Sound Transit to host meeting on connection from rail station

Sound Transit will host a community meeting on Jan. 12 which will feature the latest design of the pedestrian connection from the UW Link Light Rail station at Husky Stadium to the campus.


Transportation projects affecting UW will be topic of Jan. 10 meeting

The Regional Transit Task Forces meeting will be to open a dialogue between Seattle transportation groups and community members.


December 23, 2010

Construction begins on 15th Avenue NE

The Seattle Department of Transportation is beginning work to reconstruct 15th Avenue NE between NE Pacific Street and NE 55th Street. The roadway will remain open with one lane of traffic in each direction on weekdays.


December 9, 2010

Odegaard to close Dec. 21-Jan. 2

Odegaard Undergraduate Library will be closed for fire and safety upgrades from Tuesday, Dec. 21, through Jan. 2, 2011.


The life and times of Denny the red-tailed hawk

The story of a juvenile hawk who hangs around Savery Hall and doesnt mind eating a little crow from time to time.


December 8, 2010

‘Doomed Cavalier Apartments building makes excellent training site

The UWs Pre-Entry Assessment Team and area firefighters use the soon-to-be-demolished Cavalier Apartments for training scenarios.


Working in a construction zone: Hall Health continues serving clients

Despite working within a construction site, the staff of Hall Health Center have managed to meet with every client, student or non-student, who needed care with only a slight increase in the number of complaints about the centers environment.


Flowers, cookies, Twister: It wasnt your usual Coke machine

Students may have wondered what the extra Coke machine was doing in By George on Friday, Dec. 3. Then it came alive and started handing out prizes.


November 17, 2010

Energy improvement initiatives funded at Harborview

Tina Eliassi-Rad

The matching grant is from Community Power Works, a locally and federally supported program to create green jobs and energy savings.


November 10, 2010

Bringing down Balmer Hall — one bite at a time

Among all the construction on campus, there’s a little destruction too. Workers from R.W. Rhine Inc. have been reducing Balmer Hall to rubble in order to make way for a new building that will primarily house classrooms for the Foster School of Business.



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