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March 1, 2011

Founder and chairman of X PRIZE Foundation to visit Evans School

Dr. Peter Diamandis, who founded the X PRIZE Foundation, will lead a public conversation on the prize at 4 p.m. Monday, March 7, in 309 Parrington.

Symphonic Band performs new work, classics March 6

Members of the UW Symphonic Band, under the direction of Steven Morrison and Alison Farley, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in Brechemin Auditorium.

February 28, 2011

Quantum String Quartet to perform March 5

The School of Music presents the Quantum String Quartet, winners of the 2010 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in Brechemin Auditorium.

Overcome writer's block at March 3 Career Development Seminar

Researchers, turn your actions into words at a free science writing talk March 3. Learn how to successfully complete and submit a manuscript, and increase the odds of publication.

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.”

Turkish, African music coming soon to School of Music stage

Münir Beken, a master of the Turkish Ud; and Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop will be performing and teaching at the School of Music March 4 and 11 respectively.

February 25, 2011

Learn about research in some of the most challenging places on Earth

With live presentations and 40 exhibit and activity stations, Polar Science Weekend March 3-6 offers opportunities to learn about extreme polar environments from those who work there.


February 24, 2011

UW uses cutting-edge storm water management techniques

Whatever rainwater falls on campus soil is likely to end up in Lake Washington, because of the campus topography. The UW works closely with the city of Seattle, which has been at the forefront in developing cutting-edge ways of managing storm water, says Jim Morin, a facilities project engineer and storm water expert in Facilities…

February 23, 2011

Trial shows drug to correct abnormal protein improves lung function in cystic fibrosis patients

A drug to correct the function of the abnormal protein in some forms of cystic fibrosis has been shown to improve lung function in clinical trials. Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, UW professor of pediatrics and a physician at Seattle Childrens, was one of the lead investigators on the trial.

Annual faculty lecture to discuss the future of bioengineering

Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering, will deliver the 35th Annual Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in 130 Kane Hall.

Higher education access is topic of ‘community conversation'

A community conversation on the threats to accessible higher education in Washington will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Cleveland High School.

Brian Baird to discuss science policies and Congress

Former U.S. Representative Brian Baird will lead a seminar on Tuesday, March 1, titled “What Feynman, Kuhn and Popper Could Teach Congress and Vice-Versa.”

UW School of Law sponsoring March 4 conference on regulating cancer drugs

Who decides what drugs should be available to cancer and how are decisions made? A School of Law conference on March 4 will take up the issues.

UCLAs Tyrone Howard to speak at Suzzallo Library March 4

Howard will give a talk about his book, “Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in Americas Classrooms.”

Salmon-safe: UW recognized for protecting water quality, salmon habitat

The UWs Seattle campus has won certification as salmon-safe. The certification, created by the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability, recognizes the UWs efforts to protect water quality and salmon habitat.

Robinson Center offers summer programs for young scholars

The UWs Robinson Center for Young Scholars is offering summer programs for fifth- to 10th grade students who qualify.

Building community –- ‘with convenience — on west campus

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

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.

Nominations open for Husky Green Awards

Nominations are now open for the second annual Husky Green Awards meant to recognize individuals or teams of UW students, faculty and staff whove helped advance environmental stewardship and sustainability at the Seattle, Tacoma or Bothell campuses.

Dimmable windows with solar panels could power zero-energy buildings

UW engineers and architects are collaborating on smart windows that can change transparency depending on conditions and actually harvest energy from the suns rays.

Nobel Laureate Erwin Neher to give Hille Lecture in Neurosciences March 1

Dr. Erwin Neher of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany will present the 21st annual Einar Hille Memorial Lecture in Neurosciences March 1. He is know for work on how prior activities shape the efficacy of chemical transmissions between brain cells.

Learn about new treatments for Parkinson's at library talk March 2

“New treatments in the pipeline for Parkinson’s patients” is the topic of the March 2 UW Medicine & Seattle Public Library Lecture. If you have Parkinson’s, or know someone who does, you won’t want to miss this free evening talk at the downtown library.

‘Jazz Innovations: Back-to-back nights of jazz March 2, 3

Student jazz ensembles coached by UW talents will gather for two nights to pay tribute to icons of jazz and present original compositions, too.

UW dance majors take to the stage March 3-6

The UW Dance Program presents its annual concert of undergraduate choreography March 3-6 in the Meany Studio Theater.

UW Mens Glee Club to perform in community concerts March 4, 5

The UW Mens Glee Club will will appear with the a capella group The Coats at Eckstein Middle School March 4, and will be part of an a capella festival March 5.

French dance company performs at Meany March 3-5

The dance company Compagnie La Baraka performs at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5, in Meany Hall. The groups choreography blends a variety of modern dance styles with lyrical ballet.

‘Baroque Celebration features UW ensemble with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra

Students from the UW Baroque Ensemble will perform orchestral works and chamber music selections with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra Feb. 28 in Meany Hall.

Original student works to be performed in 'Composers Workshop' March 4

Student composers in the UW School of Music will present original works in the “Composers Workshop” in Brechemin Auditorium.

‘Seattle Superstar to be chosen at performance Feb. 26

Six UW students are betting fans of Americas Got Talent will come out for the final round of their own competition, Seattle Superstar Search, on Saturday, Feb. 26 in 130 Kane.

Student voices ring out in Voice Division Recital March 1

School of Music voice students will perform arias and ensemble pieces from the opera repertoire in the Voice Division Recital for this concert in Brechemin Auditorium.

Etc.: Campus news & notes

UW staffers take home a number of awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.

Official Notices

The Board of Regents March meeting, several blood drives and grants available for alcohol and drug abuse research.

2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Ei-ichi Negishi, speaks this week at UW

Ei-ichi Negishi, a 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and professor of chemistry at Purdue University, will speak Friday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in 210 Kane.

February 22, 2011

Minority Law Students Association to host Feb. 24 panel discussion on race and criminal justice

What creates racial disparities in the criminal justice system and what could address them? A six-member panel moderated by Mary Fan, UW assistant professor of law, will explore these issues and related ones.

February 21, 2011

Foggy, volcanic Kuril Islands illuminate limits of where humans can live (with slideshow)

Ben Fitzhugh, a UW anthropologist, is leading an international team of anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists and earth and atmospheric scientists in studying the history of human settlement on the Kuril Islands.

February 18, 2011

Staff member in doctoral program receives prestigious EPA STAR fellowship

Cynnie Curl held down a full-time job at the UW while taking one graduate class at a time. She finished her doctoral general exam, and has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund her research on pesticides in food.

Winners named in Pocketmedia Film Festival

Money 4 Drugz! — the story of seeking grants to develop new drugs for infectious diseases — is the winner of this years Pocketmedia Film Festival.

February 17, 2011

Supercomputing expert to talk at UW on the future of extreme computing

The director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications will speak at the UW on Tuesday, Feb. 22, on the future of extreme scientific computing.

February 16, 2011

Spokane Lane to be widened, regraded

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

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