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April 27, 2011
Are you lusting for lobelia or yearning for yews? Then dont miss the Arboretum Foundations annual FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale, April 30 and May 1 in Magnuson Park.
Since 2004, UW Facilities Services has worked with global positioning systems and geographic information systems to electronically map everything theyre responsible for campuswide.
The UWB dedicated the collaboratory, a new open working space, on April 22. Its a place for the open exchange of ideas, supported by design and technology, with a focus on the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math.
Though gas prices go up and down like a roller-coaster, consumers tend to see price spikes as permanent, according to a UW Bothell researcher.
Three individuals and two groups were honored at the UW Earth Day celebration as winners of the second annual Husky Green Award. The award, sponsored by the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, recognizes those who have shown leadership, initiative and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability at the University.
The 25-story construction crane used since 1995 to investigate such things as how Pacific Northwest forests absorb carbon dioxide, obtain sufficient water and resist attacks by pests and diseases is being pruned back to just the tower.
Timothy Essington, UW associate professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, is one of four Pew fellows in marine conservation in the world this year.
The gender gap for physical oceanographers in tenure-track positions has almost doubled since the mid-1990s.
April 26, 2011
Amnesty director Larry Cox will deliver the keynote address and four students will receive awards.
April 25, 2011
The UW Board of Regents has authorized its chair, Herb Simon, to offer the University presidency to Michael K. Young, who has been president of the University of Utah since 2004.
A new study from University of Washington researchers found that child-care providers who received higher reimbursements spent more on food, and the food was of higher nutritional quality than the food purchased by providers who received lower reimbursements.
Thinking happy thoughts is believed to accelerate recovery from depression, bolster resilience during a crisis and improve overall mental health. But UW psychologists reveal that pursuing happiness may not be beneficial across all cultures.
April 22, 2011
Twice in three years: Thats how frequently Secretary of Health Mary Selecky has brought Washingtons Excellence in Health Care Award to Harborview Medical Center. Selecky presented the 2010 Warren Featherstone Reid Award April 19 to honor the hospitals satellite HIV/AIDS care clinics in Everett and Bremerton.
April 21, 2011
Mosquitoes can in principle be genetically engineered to resist malaria. The problem is how to drive these modifications into wild mosquito populations. Selfish genes, which promote their own propagation, might do the trick.
The half-day symposium will provide a forum for UW faculty, students and health professionals to discuss health-related research, service and training projects in Latin America,
In light of the recent end to the Intiman Theatres current season, the UW School of Drama will join ACT, Seattle Childrens’ Theatre and the Seattle Repertory Theatre in honoring Intiman tickets for their remaining shows.
April 20, 2011
This summer at the UW, a special session of the 2011 national meeting of marine and freshwater botanists — the Phycological Society of America — will explore algae and human health.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
The Office of Planning and Budgeting tracks issues in higher education both locally and nationally in its blog.
A Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform award for Mary McClellan of UW Tacoma, and — envelope please — a possible Emmy for UWTV. The latest accomplishments of your campus colleagues.
Namibia’s 2 million people have fewer than 200 pharmacists to dispense essential medications. Namibia has recently opened its first pharmacy degree program at the University of Namibia in Windhoek.
On Tuesday, May 3, UW Professional & Continuing Education is hosting “Tech Trends and Education for Tomorrows Careers,” an event that highlights the different paths you can take to expand your skill set and reinvent your career in the technology field.
The compost-saving, bike-riding, environmentally conscious UW community loves its Earth Day, and is celebrating in style — and service — over three days this year, from Thursday to Saturday, April 21-23.
UW engineering exhibits will be on display this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual public event.
Adel Omar Sherif, deputy chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 in Room 138 of William H. Gates Hall.
Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology at Skidmore College, will give a lecture titled John Lockes Errors: Why Left and Right Are Both Beside the Point on April 27, in Kane Hall.
UW Bothell invites the public to tour its new science/technology and arts spaces in the Beardslee Building in an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 22. Refreshments will be served.
The Henry Art Gallery has given its Brink award to Canadian artist Andrew Dadson. The Brink is a biennial award granted to an early-career artist working in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia whose work shows artistic promise and who appears to be on “the brink” of a promising career.
A UW professor is among some of the worlds most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts to be elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ann E . Nelson, professor of physics , is one of 212 new members announced by the academy.
The renovation of Savery Hall was done in 2009. Now money from that project is paying for a new plaza between Savery and Raitt and a new road between Savery and Kane. The plaza was opened at the beginning of spring quarter, while the road is still under construction.
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.
Sheri Mizumori became chair of the Psychology Department in July 2008, just months before the world changed. Since then she and her colleagues have found ways to keep the department thriving, despite the environment of austerity.
Interim UW President Phyllis Wise has announced the selection of Debra Friedman as chancellor for the University of Washington Tacoma, effective July 1. The appointment is subject to approval of the UW Board of Regents.
The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) presents a celebration of visiting artist John Chowning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Meany Theater.
School of Music faculty artist Craig Sheppard will perform works by Johannes Brahms on piano in an evening titled Mostly Brahms, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Meany Hall.
Guitarist, vocalist and composer Amancio Prada performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Meany Hall, For this UW World Series debut he will perform “Sonetos y Canciones (Sonnets and Songs),” composed using poetry by Federico García Lorca.
The UW School of Musics Division of Ethnmusicology will present an evening of traditional music from Korea and Indonesia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Meany Hall.
The UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands perform works by several composers in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in Meany Hall.
Although this week is supposed to mark the official end of the Washington legislative session, all parties have agreed a special session will be necessary.
April 15, 2011
International Training and Health works with local governments and institutions in resource-limited countries to develop skilled health care workers and strong national health systems. The new award is part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.« Previous Page Next Page »