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January 19, 2011

A sanitized ‘Huckleberry Finn?

Some opinions about a scholar’s plan to release a version of “Huckleberry Finn” with the “n-word” replaced throughout with the word “slave.”

UW Surplus: ‘Serving the planet and the pocketbook

From computers to carillon bells, when the things we use end their campus lives, they meet their fate at UW Moving & Surplus — a sort of campus afterlife.

Images from Photography Certificate Program on display at UW Tower

When graduates of the UWs Photography Certificate Program offer an exhibit of their work in the UW Tower beginning Jan. 21, two UW staffers will be among the proud participants. And a third will be cheering them on.

Brooklyn Station open house Jan. 27: update on station design

Anyone interested in design options for the Brooklyn Station in the University District, part of Sound Transits North Link, should attend an open house on Thursday, Jan. 27. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the University Heights Center.

Clear and simple: Free web tutorial on plain writing

Learn how to write easy-to-understand informed consents for research in this one-hour training.

Enroll now in UW Medicine Mini-Med School

Get an insider’s view of UW Medicine by registering for a series of free lectures and demonstrations on medical education, patient care and research. The Mini-Medical School is in session Tuesday evenings Feb. 1 to March 15.

Concerto Competition winners to perform at UW Symphony concert

When the University Symphony performs on Jan. 27, it will be a chance for the winners of the School of Musics annual Concerto Competition to show off what they can do. David Brooks, Yesol Im, Jae-In Shin and Brooks Tran won the opportunity after surviving two rounds of competition. Alternates Hunju Juno Lee and Maria-Alise Agrawal will also perform.

Official Notices

A Board of Regents meeting, some blood drives and a call for applications for research grants in alcohol and drug abuse.

UW Bothell, Bellevue College to jointly enroll international students

A new type of educational partnership in the state of Washington was launched Jan. 19, when the UW Bothell and Bellevue College sign a memorandum of understanding to establish a cooperative admissions process for international students studying business in the United States

Versatile violinist Mark OConnor to perform at Meany Jan. 29

Violinist Mark OConnor performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Meany Hall. Embracing Appalachian fiddling, the jazz violin and the canon of classical music for strings, O’Connor redefines the idea of “cross-over” artist.

Airlift Northwest Open House January 21

Airlift Northwest welcomes visitors to an open house at its new offices and hangar. See the aircraft that transport critically injured patients, and meet staff who provide medical services inflight.

Jewish identity is subject of new book of essays edited by UW profs

In the new book, Boundaries of Jewish Identity, Susan Glenn and Naomi Sokoloff brought together a group of scholars in the fields of law, anthropology, history, sociology and literature to consider the question of who is a Jew and who gets to decide.

Inaugural poem author to speak at UW Jan. 27

Elizabeth Alexander, who wrote and delivered President Obamas inaugural poem, says it is time for Americans to begin a more nuanced civic conversation about race and culture. She will speak about that idea at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in 130 Kane.

‘Unspeakable: Film, lecture series organized around ‘Suitcase exhibit

A film and lecture series will be offered in tandem with the traveling exhibit “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic,” now on display in the lobby of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

Burke Museum offers monthly lunchtime tours starting Jan. 26

The Burke Museum is offering lunchtime tours for the campus community. Called “The Best of the Burke” and organized by Karin Moughamer, the museums campus outreach coordinator, each tour is a half-hour long and is led by an experienced docent.

Report: Charter school management organizations need efficiency, technology to thrive in lean times

Charter school management organizations must help schools operate more efficiently and innovate with new technologies to adapt to leaner times, according to a new report from the UWs Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Violence Prevention Training workshops offered Feb. 3, March 9

The warning signs of violence, together with information about UW resources for safety and counseling and much more, will be discussed at two Violence Prevention Training workshops offered by SafeCampus, the UWs violence prevention program.

Business Diversity Supplier Fair coming Feb. 2

Are you responsible for departmental purchasing? If so, you might want to check out the 24 suppliers who will be at this fair in the Mary Gates Commons.

Need a ride? Offering a ride? New Zimride service handles both

A new program from UW Commuter Services connects people with rides — and reduces the UW’s carbon footprint.

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.

January 18, 2011

UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center to explore strategic alliance

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the chief executive officers of UW Medicine and Valley Medical Center announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent to explore a strategic alliance in which Valley Medical Center, Public Hospital District #1 of King County County, would join UW Medicine.

UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center to explore strategic alliance

Today, Jan. 18, the chief executive officers of UW Medicine and Valley Medical Center announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Inten

January 13, 2011

Faculty flutist to perform Jan. 16 in Brechemin Auditorium

Faculty artist Donna Shin and pianist Casey Robards of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 in Brechemin Auditorium. Faculty artists Shannon Spicciati, oboe, and Michael Partington, guitar, also appear.

Etc: Campus News & Notes

Sarah Nash Gates is a “culture maker” and Custodial Services cleans up with it second award for green cleaning. The latest accomplishments by your campus colleagues.

January 12, 2011

Down to the wire: Winners of orthodontic sculpture contest announced

With materials normally applied to shaping a radiant smile, first-year orthodontic residents create works of art in an annual competition.

Newsmakers

‘The New York Times’ profiles Jake Locker. Also, comments on colds, Kindles (or not), obesity, teaching impact and accidents in sports, and more. Your colleagues in the national news.

Official Notices

A Board of Regents meeting, some blood drives and a reminder of the anti-kickback, conflict of interest and whistleblower regulations.

More food, coffee options for a post-HUB campus

Hungry? Need a cuppa? Housing & Food Services is adding to its campus food and coffee options.

UWPD report: Crime stats, prevention tips — and a presence on Facebook

Theft and burglary are up, but overall, the UW campus is safer than most: A look at campus crime reports.

‘The Kings Speech mostly true to life, UW expert on stuttering says

Ludo Max, associate professor of speech and hearing sciences, says that ‘The Kings Speech’ is an accurate portrayal of stuttering and of the techniques used to overcome the speech disorder during the 1930s and 1940s. But there are some inconsistencies with what is known today about stuttering.

Think ‘FAST to save lives by recognizing warning signs of stroke

A UW Medicine neurosurgeon suggests an easy-to-remember tip to check for a stroke, and tells why to summon help immediately if you suspect a ‘brain attack.’

Performing ethmomusicology: Lectures, seminars, workshops and concerts all quarter

A January 14 concert and workshop by Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist Jovino Santos Neto and his trio kicks off the School of Musics Performing Ethnomusicology Series, running through Winter Quarter 2011.

Opinion: Reflecting on leadership in times of crisis for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of undergraduate academic affairs, shows how Martin Luther King Jr.s writings shed light on the crises of today.

One year after earthquake, students still working for Haiti

A group promoting awareness of conditions in Haiti constructed a simulation of a typical improvised Haitian tent city on the UW Tacoma campus Jan. 12, including tarps for roofs, rudimentary cooking conditions and buckets for toilets.

How to use the Henry: Museum to hold faculty reception Jan. 20

The Henry Art Gallery is inviting UW faculty to review how the museums resources can be used for research and teaching. The University Faculty Information Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Reed Collections Study Center.

Philharmonia Quartett Berlin to perform at Meany

Philharmonia Quartett Berlin performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Meany Hall. The program includes works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Debussy.

UW trombonist, DX Arts, involved in concert at Town Hall

Stuart Dempster, a trombonist and professor emeritus of the School of Music, teams with keyboardist David Gamper and accordionist Pauline Oliveros for a special appearance at Seattle’s Town Hall on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Nominations open for Walker Ames, Danz, Mangels lectures

The Graduate School Public Lecture Committee is accepting nominations for the Walker Ames Scholars Program, Jessie and John Danz Lecture Series and Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Lecture Series until Jan. 31.

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.

Iceberg snaps, produces strange song

Want to hear one of the biggest icebergs of the last decade crack up? UW researchers compressed a five-hour event in Antarctica into a two-minute audio file that you can listen to.

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