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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.
As we reach the final stretch of February, drama music and dance round out this week in the arts.
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.
The vote Feb. 18 “was a vote of confidence in students and their importance to the future of our state,” UW president said.
Angela Day, UW doctoral student in political science, discusses her book, “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster.”
A recently introduced homebuilding subsidy program in Japan put logs and lumber imported from the U.S. and other countries at a competitive disadvantage.
Music and museums lead this week in the arts as Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony music director, joins the University Symphony for a special Valentine’s Day performance.
Jake Rosenfeld, a University of Washington associate professor of sociology, examines the far-reaching economic and social consequences of the decline of organized labor in his new book, “What Unions No Longer Do.”
The University of Washington this year tied for second among large universities in the number of Peace Corps volunteers.