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UW Libraries hosts digital collection of activist Gary Greaves’ interviews

Interviews from the 1990s by Seattle-area activist Gary Greaves on how the area changed after the 1962 World’s Fair are now offered online by UW Libraries.

UW students, neighbors join forces down on the Union Bay ‘bayou’

Swamp once site of historic Yesler sawmill being restored with UW student and neighborhood help.

Focus on research: Undergraduates bring findings alive Friday

Join your colleagues at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, May 16.

UW regents briefed on efforts to address sexual assault prevention, response

The Board of Regents heard an update Thursday on implementing recommendations from a task force on sexual assault prevention and response on all three UW campuses.

Teaching kids the language behind their devices — Code.org co-founder to speak

Hadi Partovi of Code.org will talk May 8 at UW’s Seattle campus about the impact of the Hour of Code and what parents, educators and policymakers in Washington state can do to prepare students for science, technology, math and engineering jobs.

See National Ocean Sciences Bowl put the M (for “marine”) in STEMM

The Super Bowl of high school marine studies, the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, takes place this weekend on the UW campus. The theme of this year’s event is ocean acidification.

Online ‘Legislative Explorer’ uses big data to track decades of lawmaking

University of Washington political scientist John Wilkerson has matched data visualization with the study of lawmaking to create a new online tool for researchers and students called the Legislative Explorer. Think of it as big data meeting up with How a Bill Becomes a Law. “The goal was to get beyond the ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ narrative

Metoyer to present 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

In her lecture “Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education,” Metoyer will talk about the historic development of Native Americans in higher education.

Ballmer to speak at University of Washington commencement

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the speaker at this year’s UW commencement exercises June 14.

Science-themed music videos boost scientific literacy, study shows

As the United States puts ever-greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to keep competitive in the global economy, schools are trying to figure out how to improve student learning in science. University of Washington researchers think music may be the answer for some students.

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