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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

Above, workers bring lumber through a window of what's for now being called Cedar Hall. Below, you can see the workers through the screen mesh outside the building. | Photos by Mary Levin.

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

During a recent visit to UW Medical Center, patient Eric Burke talks with Deanna Britton, speech-language pathologist in Rehabilitation Medicine.

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

Spokane Lane's paving has been removed behind Kane Hall for a regrading and widening project. | Photo by Vincent Chon

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


Sound Transit chooses design for Brooklyn Station

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)

From left, Shanice Zhang, Damian Cade, Cheryl Delostrinos, Erica Reich, Lorraine Lau, Dallas Williams and Fausto Rivera perform in the annual Dance Majors Concert. | Photo by Tim Summers

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

It saves time and effort to be able to replace individual parts in office furniture. That's the case with this work station, where intern Jennifer Perkins works in the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office. | Photo by Mary Levin.

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

UW Moving & Surplus has a new home in the Plant Services Building, 4515 25th Ave. NE.

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

Sound Transit chooses design for Brooklyn Station

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

The UWPD badge.

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

Summer conferences hosted by Housing & Food Services include the Power Chord Academy for young rockers, top. At bottom, Lisa Crosson, a graduate student in the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and a teacher in the summer GEAR-UP Project, shows a moon snail to students and even lets them touch it. | Photos by Mary Levin.

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 chooses design for Brooklyn 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

Tracy Knotts reacts after a near-miss in the coin-toss she held for members of the Benefits Office to contribute to the Combined Fund Drive. Behind her are Kathleen Dwyer, Jon Petersen and Tony Duenas.

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

Denny the hawk with the lunch he had trouble transporting. | Photo by Kathy Laughman

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

Firefighters training at the soon-to-be-demolished Cavalier Apartments building finish cutting a hole in the roof with a chain saw. | Photo by Mary Levin.

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

Jeff Fowler, right, a medical assistant for Hall Health who tracks progress of the clinic's remodeling project, talks with student visitors (from left) Angelena Dunn, Anneliese Cook and Mien-Quoc Ly. | Photo by Mary Levin.

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

A student collected a few extra bottles from the living 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

Pete Dukes, far right, project manager on Balmer for the business school, gets a ringside seat to the demolition with his visiting family. On his shoulders is Dustin Hendrix, his granddaughter. His son-in-law Noble Hendrix is next to him with daughter Josie. Noble's brother Jimmy is with his daughter, Lily.

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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