The latest news from the UW
March 9, 2011
Join the Northwest Chapter Voice Foundation and Seattle Opera general director Speight Jenkins for a celebration of World Voice Day, April 18, at Harborview Medical Center. Jenkins will speak on the power of the human voice.
Two UW students are honored by the American Association for Cancer Research; the University hosts World Languages Day; and Meredith Honig is honored as a “Thought Leader” by the American Association of School Administrators.
Mailing Services needed to spiff up its mailboxes; students needed a public art project. The results can be seen all over campus.
The Find Your Focus Lecture Series will be hosting Dave Schappell, CEO of Teachstreet.com, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in 210 Kane.
Take trivia, add a natural science theme and mix liberally with beer and you have Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub.
“On Edible Bottles, Drinkable Pumpkins, & Breathable Iodine: Mixing Culture, Science and Commercial Markets for Sustainable Global Health Technology Development” is the title of this years Rushmer Lecture by David A. Edwards
March 7, 2011
Scott Pingel, principal double bassist of the San Francisco Symphony, performs a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in Brechemin Auditorium.
The Chamber Singers, University Chorale and University Symphony will team March 11 for a performance of Felix Mendelssohns beloved oratorio Elijah.
UW researchers seek King County area adults who have difficulty regulating their emotions and who are struggling with depression or anxiety disorders
March 3, 2011
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved University of Washington Medical Center’s use of an experimental drug called 5-ALA to help locate brain tumors. The compound causes certain kinds of tumor tissue to glow during surgery under a fluorescent light.
Inexpensive medications already approved for other uses, such as treating high blood pressure, can block this drug tolerance mechanism. Overcoming drug tolerance would permit TB antibiotics to do their infection-fighting job.
March 2, 2011
Sea-ice algae – the important first rung of the food web each spring in places like the Arctic Ocean – can engineer ice to its advantage, according to the first published findings about this ability.
Pilobolus dance, the songs of Chava Alberstein, the African harmonies of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Carpe Diem and Emerson string quartets — these and many more will be presented next year.
When the Sound Transit station near Husky Stadium opens in 2016, there will be a pedestrian overpass across Montlake and a path to Rainier vista. Read more and take a look.
Fred Mednick, founder of Teachers Without Borders, is introducing students to international human rights policies and the complexities of trying to implement them.
JW Harrington performs with the Bellevue Opera, Dafney Dabach wins an award for her dissertation, the UWPD raise a lot of cold cash in their 2011 Polar Plunge, and doctoral candidate Jason Siegel wins a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.
A regent’s meeting at UW Bothell, this week’s blood drives and grants available for work on alcohol and drug abuse.
Labor unrest, cancer of the esophagus and the spread of disease as a result of climate change are three of the things UW faculty commented on in the national news media recently.
The Faculty Fund for Library Excellence would accept donations for current and emeritus faculty members.
Investing in Women in Pakistan & the Muslim World is the title of a talk to be given by Humaira Shahid at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10 in 110 Kane. Shahid is a member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly, a human rights activist and a journalist.
A UW astronomer is part of an international team that for the first time has captured detailed images that indicate how planets might have formed from the disks of material around two young stars more than 400 light years from Earth.
The Emerson String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Meany Hall — and the UWs own Craig Sheppard will join them in the shows second half.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Qualified seventh- and eighth-graders can apply for admission to the Transition School/Early Entrance Program that allows them to skip high school and enter the UW early.
March 1, 2011
APLs Kristin Laidre talks Thursday at the Seattle Aquarium about working in the high Arctic and her projects on narwhals and polar bears.
Interim President Phyllis Wise will hold a town hall meeting for the UW community at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in 130 Kane. The meeting will be webcast live on UWTV.org.
Intensive counseling on the importance of adhering to HIV treatment significantly reduces poor compliance and treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an article in PLoS Medicine March 1 by UW researcher Michael Chung and colleagues.
Results of study suggest new vaccine strategies to debilitate viruses by tapping into their response to selective pressure.
The Modern Jazz Ensemble will perform original works by UW music students and the Studio Jazz Ensemble will play music by UW alumni in Meany Hall.
Take a paleontological journey to Antarctica, Patagonia, Zambia, Montana, and Wyoming without leaving town at Dino Day, the Burke Museums popular family-friendly event.
UW Summer Youth Programs is taking registration now, with classes in writing, dance, programming and even architecture. Can summer be far off?
Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, will speak from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 7 in Room 138 of William H. Gates Hall.
Dr. Peter Diamandis, who founded the X PRIZE Foundation, will lead a public conversation on the prize at 4 p.m. Monday, March 7, in 309 Parrington.
Members of the UW Symphonic Band, under the direction of Steven Morrison and Alison Farley, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in Brechemin Auditorium.
February 28, 2011
The School of Music presents the Quantum String Quartet, winners of the 2010 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in Brechemin Auditorium.
Researchers, turn your actions into words at a free science writing talk March 3. Learn how to successfully complete and submit a manuscript, and increase the odds of publication.
UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center will become smoke- and tobacco-free facilities May 31, in concert with the World Health Organizations “World No Tobacco Day.”
Münir Beken, a master of the Turkish Ud; and Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop will be performing and teaching at the School of Music March 4 and 11 respectively.
February 25, 2011
With live presentations and 40 exhibit and activity stations, Polar Science Weekend March 3-6 offers opportunities to learn about extreme polar environments from those who work there.Applied Physics Laboratory • Polar Science Weekend
February 24, 2011
Whatever rainwater falls on campus soil is likely to end up in Lake Washington, because of the campus topography. The UW works closely with the city of Seattle, which has been at the forefront in developing cutting-edge ways of managing storm water, says Jim Morin, a facilities project engineer and storm water expert in Facilities…« Previous Page Next Page »