The latest news from the UW
June 1, 2011
The School of Music is donating its Brechemin Auditorium and the talents of some members of its community to a benefit concert for victims of Japans earthquake and tsunami. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11.
Drama students read a play, talk to the playwright and then pair up to design a set for the show. At the quarters end, the playwright comments on models of the sets students have created. Its motivating, collaborative, and fun.
Sidles shares the prize with Daniel Rugar and H. Jonathan Mamim, both of the IBM Almaden Research Center, for pioneering magnetic resonance force microscopy. This technology relies on detecting very small magnetic forces to create three-dimensional nanoscale pictures of biological structures.
Patricia Spakes gets her own day in Tacoma; a new award named for Brewster C. Denny, The campus community autographs part of the new HUB, the Burke Museum comes to Mary Gates Hall, the UW is ranked fifth in the world in mathematics research and Paul Hill addresses the Bellevue School District.
The young sugar pine, which patient Andrew Russell grew from a fallen cone seed, was planted near the UW Medical Center Surgery Pavilion. Russell hopes its presence will complement the Cardiac Diagnostic Center’s healing spirit.
A Board of Regents meeting, a grant development workshop and several blood drives.
A public hearing scheduled for Friday, June 3, at the UW School of Law will consider state telecommunications policies, particularly broadband service. It will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in 119 William H. Gates Hall.
Commencement is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, for UW Seattle; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, for UW Bothell; and 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, for UW Tacoma.
Members of the Class of 2011 will be offered a free one-year upgrade of their Washington license plate to a Husky plate – a nearly $50 value, courtesy of the alumni association.
Goodfellow, who graduated from the UW in 1987, has established the first endowed chair in the Department of Architectures 97-year history.
Dr. Warren Ladiges, professor of comparative medicine, has become the chief editor of a new scientific journal, “Pathobiology of Aging & Age-related Diseases.” The journal will publish research on aging in mammalian models.
May 31, 2011
UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center have gone smoke- and tobacco-free as of Tuesday, May 31 — World No Tobacco Day. All designated smoking areas will be phased out. Nicotine replacement therapy and counseling will be available to patients, along with referrals to tobacco cessation programs when they are discharged.
A new system called EnerJ helps computer programmers go green, allowing them to cut a program’s energy consumption by as much as 50 percent.
May 27, 2011
A UW multimedia exhibit recounts oral histories of individuals of all ages whose life experiences cross conventional boundaries of class, culture, country and race.
May 26, 2011
Luis Fraga, associate vice provost for faculty advancement and Russell F. Stark University Professor at the University of Washington, has been appointed to the Presidents Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
May 25, 2011
It was a bit of planned spontaneity, a public meditation on disability, access and how we see ourselves, and it all started when Jurg Koch, assistant professor of dance, looked up and called out, “Oh no, my blue balloon!”
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
David G. Gordon of Washington Sea Grant wins the Big Bug Cook-Off, and HFS wins an award for its mobile dining. The latest accomplishments by your campus colleagues.
In her blog, “Bird Word Girl,” photographer and writer Clare McLean tells readers, “Im not really a birdologist, I just play one on these here interwebs.” It’s a well-written blog with lovely photographs, including shots of the UW heron colony.
Bridge Endowed Professor of Pharmacy Peggy Odegard has been named the next chair of the Department of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy, effective July 1. Odegard, who is also a practicing pharmacist, is the first woman to hold this role.
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.
What used to be a swimming pool in Hutchinson Hall is now an 8,000-square-foot design studio for the School of Drama. Designers are thrilled to be out of their cramped quarters on University Way. “Its a funny thing,” one said. “You even feel cramped in your ideas when youre in that small a space.”
When the Hall Health remodel is complete in the fall, the building will feature art by students, faculty and staff. And that art is being solicited now by a committee.
A lead artist will be hired for each of the three North Link Sound Transit Stations — Brooklyn (U District), Roosevelt and Northgate, and those chosen will work with architects and engineers to produce works of art. Open houses are slated for the Roosevelt and Brooklyn stations.
What does it take to transform a neighborhood? Who can make it change—and how? You could ask a professor with a doctorate in sociology. Or, you could ask an 11-year-old at McCarver Elementary School in Tacoma.
If you miss the HUB during its closure for a major overhaul, staff there would like to get your autograph. On June 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the campus is invited to sign a beam that will go into the HUB as construction continues.
Physicians and administrators from the University of Nairobi visited this month to learn about the UW’s regional programs to improve rural health care, and how to adapt these models to their country’s rural health needs.
Steve Davis will present a lecture, “Intellectual Property and Social Innovation in the 21st Century,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in 138, William H. Gates Hall. Davis is the former CEO of Corbis, the digital image company backed by Bill Gates and now serves as a senior adviser for McKinsey & Companys global Social Sector Office.
Registration is now open for a conference, “Ethical Considerations in Research Collaborations,” planned for Sept. 22-23 at the University of Washington. Nationally recognized speakers from across the country will focus on ethical challenges in three areas of research collaborations.
Assunta Ng was presented the University of Washingtons Charles E. Odegaard Award and several student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 41st Annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors earlier this month at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
The Percussion Ensemble will perform on May 31 and the University Symphony will play on June 3, with Melia Watras as soloist on viola.
The UW Studio Jazz Ensemble and the UW Modern Band, under the direction of Cuong Vu, will present a year-end concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in Meany Hall.
Thomas Harper directs UW voice students in scenes from the opera repertoire, including scenes from “Carmen,” “Idomeneo,” “Zauberfloete,” “L’Elisir d’Amore” and “Le Nozze di Figaro.”
The University Singers, Womens Choir and Mens Glee Club will present their popular year-end concert featuring a variety of songs from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in Meany Hall.
The Chamber Singers, under the direction of Geoffrey Boers, will perform works for choir and organ in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in Meany Hall.
The Burke Museums latest after-hours party featured well-dressed folks who mingled among the stunning photographs and natural history exhibits. But these were not beloved donors or affiliated faculty — they were students.
When three University of Washington graduates headed to Washington, D.C., as National Sea Grant Knauss fellows, they represented nearly 10 percent of the 2011-2012 fellows chosen for the prestigious program, which places students in federal agencies for a high-level policy experience.
Therapies may reverse macular degeneration –- if its found early. It’s critical that you have your vision monitored regularly, especially if you are over 60, smoke, have obesity or high blood pressure, or have any problems seeing.
May 24, 2011
Yang Lan will deliver this years Severyns-Ravenholt lecture, sponsored by the Department of Political Science. The evening begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in 210 Kane.
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.« Previous Page Next Page »