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May 24, 2019

UW Books in brief: Mindful travel in an unequal world, day laborers in Brooklyn, activist educators

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Recent notable books by University of Washington faculty explore mindful international travel, men seeking work as day laborers, and activist teachers.


May 21, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Eleventh Improvised Music Project Festival (IMPFest XI), Graduation Exhibitions, The Learned Ladies, and more!

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This week in the arts, stop by one of the School of Art + Art History + Design’s Graduation Exhibitions, see The Learned Ladies performed in the United States’ first Theatre in the Round, attend IMPFest XI,  featuring UW Jazz Studies faculty, students and seasoned professionals of international renown, and more! 2019 School of Art…


Help by design: Art assists science at UW Design Help Desk

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Sometimes when science gets stuck, art can come to the rescue. Such is the case, a new study shows, with the UW Design Help Desk, which guides faculty, students and staff in improving the more artistic aspects of presenting research or reports — figures, diagrams, posters and such.


May 15, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: newly launched ARTSUW website, JACK Quartet performance, Heisenberg, Print Sale, Screening at LANGSTON, MFA Dance Concert, and more!

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This week in the arts, partake in an audio augmented reality (AR) experience with hundreds of others on Red Square, explore the newly redesigned ARTSUW website, attend JACK Quartet, and more! Inspiring arts exploration: ArtsUW website redesigned with students in mind “We want the arts to be part of the DNA of every student’s experience.” That…


May 13, 2019

UW Information School’s Hala Annabi creates new ‘Autism @ Work Playbook’

Hala Annabi, associate professor in the UW Information School, created the Autism @ Work Playbook, which advises companies how to create and support inclusive work programs for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Hala Annabi, associate professor in the UW Information School, is creator of the new “Autism @ Work Playbook,” a resource to guide organizations toward creating well-supported employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum.


May 10, 2019

UW students face food, housing insecurity, survey shows

A study of college students from around the state shows the prevalence of depression and anxiety. Suicide prevention advocates say this illustrates the need for more mental health resources on campuses.

Early results from a faculty-led survey on the University of Washington’s three campus estimate the extent of food and housing insecurity among students.


May 8, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Peruvian Textiles, This Moment, Innovation the Nordic Way, International Experimental Music Ensemble, MFA Concert, and more!

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This week in the arts, examine up-close a selection of Peruvian textiles from the Henry’s collection, attend a lecture about Nordic innovation at the Nordic Museum, go to a graduation exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and more! From the Collection: Peruvian Textiles May 9, 6:30 pm | Henry Art Gallery Quipus, knotted strings used for…


May 1, 2019

US public support for undocumented immigrants seeking citizenship stronger if pathway includes military service, UW research shows

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Americans appear more willing to support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if that path includes serving in the United States military, according to new research from UW political scientists Sophia Jordán Wallace and Geoffrey Wallace.


April 30, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Photographer Abelardo Morell, Guest Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, and more!

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This week in the arts, partake in a West African Dance Masterclass with Live Drumming with Etienne Cakpo, attend a concert with guest pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, see “This Moment”, presented by UW School of Drama’s Musical Theater cohort, and more! Monsen Photography Lecture: Abelardo Morell May 3, 6:30 pm | Henry Art Gallery Abelardo Morell…


Explore and dive to the depths of Puget Sound May 4 with UW’s aquatic science open house

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Families, students and children are invited to get their hands wet on Saturday with “Our Watery World,” the University of Washington’s second annual aquatic science open house.


April 26, 2019

Video: Kids have fun with science at Engineering Discovery Days

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Engineering Discovery Days is a yearly event that invites Washington state fourth- through eighth-graders to have fun leaning about STEM with the College of Engineering.


April 24, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox, George Rodriguez’s exhibition opening at MadArt, west coast premiere of ‘Nina Simone: Four Women,’ and more!

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This week in the arts, attend an original, gender-expansive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; see the dancer-illusionists of MOMIX;  experience the Seattle premiere of the chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox, composed by Philip Glass, with libretto by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, presented by the students of the UW Vocal Theatre Works program will present the Seattle…


April 19, 2019

Video: New Esports Arena opens at UW

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The UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.


Soundbites: UW Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge opens

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The UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.


April 18, 2019

Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station

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UW scientists are sending a kidney-on-a-chip experiment into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space affects kidney physiology.


April 17, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Romeo and Jules, Seattle Symphony: Mozart Symphony No. 40, Performing with the Brain, and more!

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This week in the arts, attend opening night of “Romeo and Jules”, witness musicians perform with their brains, drop in to the Allen Library for a lunchtime concert, and more! SOLD OUT: Kollar American Art Lecture: Elizabeth West Hutchinson April 18, 6:00 pm | Henry Art Gallery In the summer of 1868, Eadweard Muybridge accompanied…


April 11, 2019

A timely new ‘Documents that Changed the World’ podcast episode: IRS tax Form 1040

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Joe Janes of the UW Information School presents a timely installment of his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, about the most infamous tax form of all — IRS Form 1040.


Stars and stories: UW astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on ‘true tales of observational astronomy’

Emily Levesque, University of Washington assistant professor of astronomy, is gathering stories for a book to be titled "The Last Stargazers: True Tales of the Colorful and Vanishing World of Observational Astronomy," which will be published in 2020.

Emily Levesque, UW assistant professor of astronomy, is gathering material for a new book to be called “The Last Stargazers: True Tales of the Colorful and Vanishing World of Observational Astronomy.”


April 9, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: The Hip Hop Architect, Anne Focke Leadership Award, Basara 婆娑羅 and the Medieval Origins of Japanese Maximalism, and more!

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This week in the arts, celebrate 100 years of influence of the iconic choreographer Merce Cunningham; attend an East African Retro Pop concert with  Alsarah and the Nubatrones, attend a graduation exhibition opening the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and more.  The Hip Hop Architect: Michael Ford April 10, 6:30 pm | Kane Hall, Room 130 The…


April 8, 2019

Public hearing notice: Parking and traffic rules of the UW

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the University of Washington Police Department Conference Room located at 3939 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.


April 3, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Ballet Preljocaj, Sara Siestreem, Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and more!

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This week in the arts, explore the private studios of the Master of Fine Arts students in Painting + Drawing at the Sandpoint Studios + Gallery and talk with the artists about their completed artworks and work in progress, experience the music of Harry Partch on his original instruments, participate in a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon…


April 1, 2019

UW students spearhead efforts to predict peak bloom for cherry trees

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A team of UW students hopes to make it possible to accurately predict peak bloom timing for the iconic Quad cherry trees.


March 29, 2019

Soundbites: UW Quad cherry blossoms reach peak bloom

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UW arborist Sara Shores explains that the iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington’s Quad have reached peak bloom, and this weekend will be prime viewing to see the blossoms.


March 26, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Reading with African-American Writers’ Alliance, Emanuel Ax performance, Graduation Exhibition, and Memory and Place Exhibition

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This week in the arts, join members of the African-American Writers’ Alliance as they present new works written in response to the content and themes of Edgar Arceneaux’s Library of Black Lies, attend Pianist Emanuel Ax’s performance, and before that, stop by the graduation exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery! Reading: African-American Writers’ Alliance March…


March 21, 2019

Video: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

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The first day of spring seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather, according to Ray Larson, curator at UW Botanic Gardens.


March 20, 2019

Soundbites: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

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The first day of spring, when daylight hours begin to exceed nighttime hours, seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather.


March 18, 2019

Information School to welcome high school students March 19 for ‘MisInfo Day’ – from ‘Calling BS’ faculty duo

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The UW Information School is taking a leading role in helping people better navigate this era of increasing online fakery and falsehood. On March 19, the school will welcome 200-some Seattle-area high school students for “MisInfo Day,” a daylong workshop on how to navigate the misinformation landscape, from Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, the faculty duo behind “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data.”


March 14, 2019

Jackson School’s Devin Naar featured in documentary premiering March 24 at Seattle’s Jewish Film Festival

Professor Devin Naar of the UW Jackson School and Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, right, talks with Joseph F. Lovett, director of the documentary "Children of the Inquisition." The film, which Naar consulted on and appears in, will premiere at the 2019 Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

Devin Naar, UW professor of international studies and history, is featured in “Children of the Inquisition,” a new documentary film about descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions discovering their Sephardic Jewish heritage. The film will premiere March 24 as part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.


March 12, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: The Bomba Experience, Seattle Symphony with UW Music Faculty, and more

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This week in the arts, see In the Heart of America, experience recent augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) projects from UW students, attend a free concert with the Seattle Symphony and UW School of Music faculty, and more! In the Heart of America March 6 – 17 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse In the…


March 7, 2019

UW anthropologist connects communities to archive of Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia

This is one of dozens of photographs of Cambodian citizens, taken by journalist and UW alum Elizabeth Becker on her tour of the country in 1978. Photo of young girl in a factory

A new project by Jenna Grant, UW assistant professor of anthropology, uses an archive of photos and documents from the Khmer Rouge era — the donation of a journalist and UW alum — to help facilitate storytelling among Cambodians and Cambodian-Americans.


March 5, 2019

Reading summer camp? Study to examine how soon-to-be kindergartners are wired for literacy

A study this summer will examine how the word-recognition portion of the brain develops in preschoolers. Photo of young child sorting cards with simple words on them.

The University of Washington is launching a reading instruction study this summer, a two-week “camp” targeting children entering kindergarten in the fall that aims to teach early literacy skills and measure brain activity before and after instruction.


March 4, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Opening of “In the Heart of America,” Dance Majors Concert, Emerson String Quartet, and more!

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This week in the arts, attend a performance with Emerson String Quartet, partake in the Strange Coupling silent and live auction, see the film screening of “The Gold Fish Casino,” and more! In the Heart of America March 6 – 17 (previews March 2 & 5) | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse In the shadow…


March 1, 2019

Video: Amarilys Ríos shares the ‘bomba’ experience

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  Amarilys Ríos is a professional percussionist, singer and dancer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this video she gives an introduction to “bomba,” an Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance tradition in which dancers lead the drummer to sound out their improvised movements. “Bomba is a way of expression and communication” with key ingredients, explains…


February 28, 2019

Polar science, climate change and, yes, dance mix this weekend at Pacific Science Center

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Exhibits and events happening Friday through Sunday showcase the latest in polar science, much of it from the University of Washington.


February 25, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: (Im)migration: Music of Displaced People, Critical Issues Lecture with Lizzi Bougatsos, and more!

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This week in the arts, attend a talk with an artist whose work stands at the crossroad of art and science, listen to music of today, see the preview of “In the Heart of American,” and more! SOLD OUT: A Conversation with Zadie Smith, Moderated by Valerie Curtis-Newton February 27, 7:30 pm | Benaroya Hall…


February 21, 2019

Quad cherry blossoms expected to peak end of March, if weather cooperates

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The iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington’s Quad will likely reach peak bloom the third week of March, right in line with most years.


February 20, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Programs with Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Caycedo, Mark Morris Dance Group — and more

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This week in the arts, see one of “[The] most successful and influential choreographer alive and indisputably the most musical (The New York Times)” on stage, have an inside look of the Ceramic and Metal Arts Building at the 3D4M Open House, and more! Gurvich Visiting Artist: Carolina Caycedo Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Caycedo will…


New study: How to save a seabird

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A new study outlines more than a decade of success in reducing seabird bycatch in Alaska’s longline fisheries, and where there’s still room for improvement


February 19, 2019

Video: The UW’s annual budget explained

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This video takes a look at the UW’s revenue and operating budget from the 2018-2019 academic year. We explain where the money comes from and how it is spent.


Climate change and national security: Jackson School to hold public discussion March 6 featuring Gov. Jay Inslee

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What geopolitical challenges is global climate change creating for the national security of the United States and throughout the world? The UW’s Jackson School of International Studies will host a public panel discussion of these issues on March 6, featuring Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.



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