The latest news from the UW
May 11, 2011
Have you ever wondered how sororities impact academic achievement in the Latina community or how marijuana use among college students impacts educational attainment? These are some of the topics to be discussed May 19-21 at the Pacific Northwest McNair & Early Identification Program Research Conference.
The Science and Policy Summit, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, will be held on Friday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the UW Tower. The summit aims to open a dialogue between scientists and policy makers.
Corella Ballet Castilla y León performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21.
The air will be filled with the sound of music, as the School of Music plunges into a busy season of concerts in coming days.
UWTV and the Seattle International Film Festival are teaming up to provide an exclusive opportunity to UW students and the community to preview some of the 400 films featured at the annual film festival. “Husky Film Night” is set for 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.
The Seattle Modern Orchestra, led by co-artistic directors and School of Music alumni Julia Tai and Jeremy Jolley, will perform their season finale at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, in Meany Hall. The program is titled 20th Century Concerti.
UW Press editors Lorri Hagman and Jacqueline Ettinger present “From Dissertation to Book,” an overview of academic book publishing, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in 220 Odegaard.
The world population could reach 10.1 billion people by the year 2100, according to a statistical model for future fertility developed by UW statisticians.
May 10, 2011
University of Washington statisticians used a computer model to study the effect of replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct on commuter travel times. They found that relying on surface streets would likely have less impact on travel times than previously reported, and that effects on commute times are not well known.
May 9, 2011
University Book Store will be hosting We (heart) U: Our Campus Thank You Celebration on Wednesday, May 11. All current UW students, staff, and faculty are invited to save 20 percent storewide (some restrictions apply), and can enter to win gift baskets and prizes.
“Standing at the Crossroads: Why Race, Radicalism and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond Matter Now” is the title of the keynote address that will kick off a May 12-14 conference, “Race, Radicalism and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond.”
May 5, 2011
If youve seen the fence around Drumheller Fountain, you might wonder how 2011 graduates and their friends and relatives will get those great photos traditional for graduation. Not to worry—the fountain is undergoing routine maintenance but should be back to its normal glory by May 27.
May 4, 2011
The increase in overdoses from prescription pain killers has led to changes in Washington state law governing physician practice. This law is setting an example other states might follow. As opioid therapy standards change, the UW is helping physicians in the region learn new skills in managing pain.
Dr. Martha J. Somerman, dean of the UW School of Dentistry, has been named director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Timothy A. DeRouen, executive associate dean for research and academic affairs at the dental school, will serve as interim dean.
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a new law clearing the way for branch campuses of the states research universities — the University of Washington and Washington State University — to offer doctoral degree programs with the approval of the states Higher Education Coordinating Board. UW Tacoma plans to offer a doctorate in education.
On May 9, UW undergraduates will showcase their civic engagement projects at the 20th Annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership. It will be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Walker Ames room of Kane.
The South Asia Center at the Jackson School of International Studies is presenting a speaker series in May on the topic of the Persian language and the vernaculars of South Asia. The lectures are in conjunction with a senior seminar being taught by Heidi Pauwels.
Donald K. Grayson, a UW anthropology faculty member since 1975, and Daniel Gottschling, a member of the Basic Science Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences.
UW researchers show that allowing adolescents to drink alcohol under adult supervision does not appear to teach responsible drinking as teens get older.School of Social Work
Artist Pablo Picasso and scientist Albert Einstein turn up as characters in the School of Dramas next production, set in 1904 in a Paris bar.
A group of students has been volunteering to make a small corner of campus more attractive. Their mission is to clear out invasive plants and replace them with native ones.
A memorial service for G. Alan Marlatt, a UW psychology professor, will be held Sunday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture.
Jonathan Pasternack and Meena Hwang will conduct, and the symphony will be joined by guest soloist Elisa Barston on violin.
The UW English Department and American Ethnic Studies Program will sponsor the world premiere of an original ballet about the forced removal of the Chinese community from the Puget Sound region on May 15.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
The Conferences & Campus Events Fair will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Walker Ames Room of Kane. It is free and all in the campus community are invited.
Jim Donald, former president and CEO of Starbucks, will be the commencement speaker at UW Bothell, while outgoing Chancellor Patricia Spakes will speak at UW Tacoma. Ceremonies are on June 12 and June 10 respectively.
Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will visit the UW Law School for two days as the first Shefelman Jurist-in-Residence. He will speak at a public forum May 13.
Arthur Berman, of Labyrinth Consulting Services, will speak on Shale Gas: A View from the Bottom of the Resource Pyramid, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in 220 Kane.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, will reflect on highlights from his scientific career — including being blamed by adults and school children alike for demoting Pluto—when he speaks at the UW May 12.
Its a day of hands-on family fun dedicated to fungi and mycology.
Planetary scientist Ralph Lorenz will talk about Saturns moon Titan on May 9, and the Jacobsen Observatory plans open houses on May 18 and June 1.
The Arboretum Foundation and the UW Botanic Gardens Education Department will once again host their popular annual Mother’s Day event, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Arboretum.
UW Bothell will hold its Sixth Annual 5K Run-Walk on Saturday, May 14. The event, hosted by the UW Bothell Alumni Council, has generated more than $40,000 for student scholarships.
New, smart Husky Cards are coming and will replace the U-PASS — but don’t toss that old card until you know the new one works.
May 3, 2011
Immigrants to the United States and their U.S.-born children gain weight, and it’s not simply the abundance of high-calorie American junk food. Psychologists show that immigrants choose typical American dishes as a way to prove their American-ness.
May 2, 2011
At a special meeting May 2, the University of Washington Board of Regents approved a five-year contract for new president-designate Michael K. Young.
A nine-month study of how University of Washington graduate students did or did not use the large-format Amazon Kindle DX in their course reading provides information on the potential future for e-readers in academia.
May 1, 2011
The structures of many protein molecules remain unsolved even after experts apply an extensive array of approaches. An international collaboration has led to a high performance method that rapidly determined the structure of protein molecules in several cases where previous attempts had failed.
April 29, 2011
A select group of thought leaders and researchers are participating in a summit meeting May 2 – 3 in Seattle to generate a national roadmap for integrating mental health services into primary care. The summit kicks off a year-long effort to increase Americans’ access to high-quality, Sevidence-based mental health care.« Previous Page Next Page »