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February 9, 2011
Members of the campus community are invited to nominate outstanding female UW students, staff and faculty in honor of Womens History Month, coming in March. All women nominated will be honored at a reception on March 31.
The speaker at the School of Forest Resources annual public lecture has climbed trees on four continents using ropes and mountain-climbing techniques to study animals and plants that live in the treetops.
The answer is, “On the TV show ‘Jeopardy.” The question: Where will human trivia champions battle a computer named Watson?
Get a preview of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and help support the Arboretum at the same time by attending the Arboretum Foundations annual preview gala.
Pianist Simon Trpceski performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Meany Hall. The program includes works by Haydn, Mozart and Chopin, as well as a new work by Pande Shahov.
Mark Brombaugh, interim director of music ministries at Christ Episcopal Church in Tacoma, will perform works by several composers on the UWs famed Littlefield Organ.
Canadian pianist Ryo Yanagitani will performs works by Debussy, Chaminade, and Chopin in a concert at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Brechemin Auditorium.
The School of Music will present an evening of new works performed by internationally renowned visiting artists in the Contemporary Group concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in Meany Hall.
The UW Symphonic, Concert and Campus bands will perform an evening of music for wind band ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Meany Hall.
African-American athletes share their life stories in John C. Walters new book from University of Washington Press.
It’s been 12 years since Stardust, the brainchild of a UW astronomer, was launched and seven years since it encountered a comet called Wild 2 out beyond Mars. Next Monday the probe will make history again when it meets its second comet, Tempel 1.
February 8, 2011
On her plane trip to Ecuador Wednesday, UWs Kiki Jenkins will write her first entry for the “New York Times” blog “Scientist at work: Notes from the Field.”
Students from Dance Composition II will respond in movement to the exhibit ‘The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic’ 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in 267 Meany.
Henry “Hank” Levy, professor and chair of the UW’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
February 7, 2011
The UW has made significant progress in neural engineering — the study of communication and control between biological and machine systems. The Keck project is the next step in advancing the technology of miniature devices developed at the UW to record from and stimulate the brain, spinal cord and muscles.
February 3, 2011
UW occupational hygienist and noise researcher Rick Neitzel tells how to protect your hearing while enjoying your favorite music or sports.
UW research scientist Rick Neitzel comments on noise reduction for light rail. He is an occupational hygienist in the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
More than 200 students from disciplines across campus have enrolled in an intro course in global health offered for the first time this quarter.
Undergraduate Academic Affairs is looking for faculty to teach a one- or two-credit seminar this spring in connection with the Common Book. This years Common Book is a UW-created book of poetry titled “You Are Never Where you Are.”
February 2, 2011
Gastric bypass surgery, mindfulness based therapy and this winters weird weather are just three of the things UW professors commented on in the national media.
Pick up pointers to maximize the clarity and impact of your poster presentation at a free seminar Feb. 3.
Eliza Dresang serves on the state Birth to 12 Literacy Team, Eric DAsaro is named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Mary Whisner wins an award for her writing and Ronald Collins wins a law award…the latest accomplishments of your campus colleagues.
As the Arab crises continue, UW experts are available for media interviews.
The Henry Art Gallery, UW Libraries and UW Press team to create a beautiful book and exhibition about the “painterly” photographers of the Seattle Camera Club in 1924.
The players will be arrayed around the audience in the unusual staging for this performance, which will include a piece by Pampin commissioned by the group.
Faculty artist Craig Sheppard will perform piano works by Brahms in a concert titled “Mostly Brahms,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Meany Hall. Its the first in five-concert cycle, to continue on April 28.
The UW ranks third among colleges and universities sending undergraduate alumni to the Peace Corps, and first in graduate alumni.
Professor Michael Sells from the University of Chicago will speak on “Holocaust, Armageddon, and the Clash of Civilizations” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in 210 Kane. The talk is the Founders Annual Lecture in Comparative Religion and Contemporary Life.
“Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey Through Chinese History” is the title of a lecture by Joseph Esherick, professor of modern Chinese history at UCLA, to be given at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Walker-Ames Room, Kane.
Burke curators and other experts will be on hand to help you figure out what that odd thing is that you found in the garden last spring.
Sara McElroy and Andrew Heinz will each become presidents of national pharmacy student organizations. Both have innovative ideas for their profession and its role in improving health care.
The UW has received a gift to establish the nations first endowed deanship in social work at a public university. On Jan. 20, Dean Edwina (Eddie) Uehara became the inaugural holder of the Ballmer Endowed Deanship in Social Work.
Sharon E. Sutton has been a professional musician, an artist and an architect and is now an architecture professor. Really though, shes a community builder — with a new book and an honor from the American Institute of Architects.
The screech of a subway lurching into the station, the blast of a ferry horn: How do the sounds of people on the move affect their hearing and health? Occupational hygienist Rick Neitzel explores this question, and gives tips on protecting your hearing.
A blood drive on Feb. 9, a Regents meeting on Feb. 17 and applications for research grants are being accepted by the Alcohol & Drug Use Institute.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
The UW Retirement Association is hosting a travel fair for people who want to do more than just see the sights. “Travel with a Purpose: A Fair for the 50+ UW Community” will be held Friday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall.
The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office is a place youd expect to have environmentally friendly furnishings, and it does.
The Chiara String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Meany Hall. They will be giving the world premiere of Daniel Otts new piece, “String Quartet No. 2,” paired with two pieces by Beethoven.
Students of Michael Partington will present a program of music arranged or composed for large guitar ensemble in Guitar Ensemble: Four and More, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Brechemin Auditorium.« Previous Page Next Page »