May 1, 2014
Todd London, artistic director of New Dramatists, a playwriting center in New York, has been named the new executive director of the University of Washington School of Drama.
April 7, 2014
A team of University of Washington scientists and engineers working at the Applied Physics Laboratory is creating a control system for underwater remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs. Researchers will demonstrate the technology at the SmartAmerica Challenge in Washington, D.C. in June.
March 31, 2014
Longtime School of Music Professor Tom Collier celebrates 60 years of performing with a concert on April 2 in the Meany Studio Theater.
February 20, 2014
Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA flight engineer who became known as “Mohawk Guy” after sporting a mohawk hairstyle during the 2012 rover Curiosity’s landing on Mars, spoke to a class of University of Washington aeronautics and astronautics engineering students on Feb. 19. Ferdowsi was a student in the department and graduated from the UW in 2001.
February 19, 2014
The Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed posthumously on UW alum Gordon K. Hirabayashi will come to the UW on Feb. 22 in an afternoon-long seminar and celebration of the man and his legacy.
January 7, 2014
UW historian Michael Honey talks about his latest book, “Sharecropper’s Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and the African American Song Tradition.”
December 17, 2013
Samantha’s dream career is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nursing. One day last week the nurses in the UW Medical Center NICU warmly welcomed her to their world of caring for babies and their families.
November 1, 2013
A University of Washington surgical research robot appears in the sci-fi movie “Ender’s Game” starring Harrison Ford. Two UW students operated the robot during the filming of the movie, which opens Nov. 1 in theaters across the country.
October 23, 2013
Stephen Boyd of Stanford University is the speaker at this year’s Lytle Lecture Series hosted by the UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He will give a free public talk at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.
October 18, 2013
Sarah Lien and her mother Barbara Hawkins were both diagnosed with breast cancer as young women. Sarah is modeling her mother’s optimistic approach to the disease while awaiting the birth of her own daughter, Elizabeth.
May 8, 2013
Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.
April 24, 2013
A conversation with Carlos Gil, UW professor emeritus of history and author of the memoir “We Became Mexican American.”
April 22, 2013
David Notkin, University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering, died April 22. He was 58.
February 11, 2013
English professor David Shields discusses his new book, “How Literature Saved My Life.”
November 5, 2012
Washington state’s housing market continued to improve during the third quarter of 2012 as median selling prices and the number of homes sold both increased, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington. Existing home sales increased 3.4 percent from the second quarter, to seasonally adjusted annual rate of…
May 8, 2012
Wendy Lustbader, with the UW School of Social Work, is a nationally known speaker on how to cope with aging, disability and end-of-life issues. She will speak June 4 at a caregivers conference in Tukwila, Wash.
March 27, 2012
Ina Ray Hutton rose to fame in the 1930s and was known as blonde bombshell of rhythm. But she had a secret that could have damaged her stardom.
January 12, 2012
The new director of the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center talks about the center, here role and the extraordinary staff and student service-learners.
December 7, 2011
Over the past four years grad students Ingrid Swanson Pultz, Justin Siegel and Rob Egbert have worked hundreds of hours with more than 50 students who competed in November to win the championship in iGEM, sometimes sacrificing their own work to help the team.
November 30, 2011
Judy Ramey came to the UW in 1983 and has since seen a department, Technical Communication, form, offer degrees and evolve into Human Centered Design and Engineering. Yet, but for a few happy accidents, she might have had a very different career.
November 18, 2011
Former University of Washington regent Ark Chin died on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the age of 87. A World War II veteran, engineering executive and avid philanthropist, Chin was a regent from 1998-2004, serving as board president in 2001-2002.
October 12, 2011
Emery, a professor of mechanical engineering, remembers the UW he joined, in the pre-computer days of slide rules, mimeograph machines, chalky blackboards and typing pools.
September 28, 2011
Since New Years Day in 1960, Craig Heyamoto has either attended, watched on television or listened on the radio to all but two UW football games. And for 34 years hes headed the crew that keeps statistics for UW home football games.
September 14, 2011
When Marilyn Ostergren began her straw-bale house on Bainbridge Island nine years ago, the only structure she had built previously was a chicken coop. Her house is small, to be sure, but it’s all hers. (See a video and slide show — photos by Mary Levin.)
August 31, 2011
In releasing a print version of his book, Storyteller Uprising, Hanson Hosein did what he often encourages his students in the Masters in Digital Media Program to do — stop waiting for institutional approval and just make it happen.
August 17, 2011
Jane Meyerding, longtime staffer at the University, has written a murder mystery involving autism and prosopagnosia, or face blindness — topics she knows well because she has both disabilities.
“It’s more than a ribbon…It’s a movement” is the tagline for an IBD awareness campaign led by UW staff member Lois Fink and friend Barb Wozdin.
August 5, 2011
Mercy Laurino, a graduate student in the Institute for Public Health Genetics, has had an illustrious career at a young age. She was part of a team -— including collaborators from Seattle Children’s — that helped launch the Pediatric Neurogenetics Clinic at the UW Center on Human Development and Disability in November 2005.
August 3, 2011
She might have been a star as a jazz singer, but at Seattles Tulas she still is. And each workday Bethany Staelens stars at Educational Outreach.
August 2, 2011
Beaton is an expert on the causes and effects of occupational stress on firefighters and paramedics.
July 27, 2011
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Brage is newly arrived at the Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle Institute, but he is no stranger to Seattle or Harborview Medical Center. Hansen asked his former fellow to return as his successor.
July 20, 2011
John Sahr is an excellent professor of electrical engineering and associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, but a lousy zombie killer. He’s not much better as a zombie, but he enjoys being both in the student-created game.
June 22, 2011
Maya Gupta noticed unusual jigsaw puzzles one day and got an idea she could do better. Now this associate professor of electrical engineering runs Artifact Puzzles, her own company, selling high-end jigsaw puzzles of great art, laser-cut from quarter-inch wood.
June 10, 2011
Linda Ando, an academic counselor with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, brought a message of hope and compassion to disaster victims in Japan in the form of prayer flags made by elementary school students and community members.
May 25, 2011
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox, who works in Patient Financial Services for UW Medical Center, is also an opera singer. In a conversation with Tara Brown of Organization Development & Training, she talks about her operatic career, the joy of performing and her favorite big dramatic operas.
May 23, 2011
Vance, 77, a UW professor emeritus of French, comparative literature and comparative religion, died May 14 in the crash of a one-seat, lightweight plane at Arlington Municipal Airport. He will be remembered in a gathering on Friday, May 27.
May 11, 2011
Marilyn Shelton provides complex nutrition support for trauma and intensive care unit patients at Harborview Medical Center. The Washington State Dietetic Association has presented her with its Clinical Practice and Research Award for Excellence.
Ali Tarhouni, a senior lecturer in finance and business economics, recently left the UW to become oil and finance minister for the group leading opposition to Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The work is obviously difficult, but “after all these years,” Tarhouni said, “I welcome the challenge.”
May 4, 2011
A memorial service for G. Alan Marlatt, a UW psychology professor, will be held Sunday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture.
April 20, 2011
When Hussein Elkhafaifi left Seattle for Libya on Feb. 16, he was going to be with his mother who was dying of kidney failure in Benghazi. But he arrived just as a revolution was beginning in his native country.
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