The latest news from the UW
February 23, 2011
A drug to correct the function of the abnormal protein in some forms of cystic fibrosis has been shown to improve lung function in clinical trials. Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, UW professor of pediatrics and a physician at Seattle Childrens, was one of the lead investigators on the trial.
Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering, will deliver the 35th Annual Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in 130 Kane Hall.
A community conversation on the threats to accessible higher education in Washington will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Cleveland High School.
Former U.S. Representative Brian Baird will lead a seminar on Tuesday, March 1, titled “What Feynman, Kuhn and Popper Could Teach Congress and Vice-Versa.”
Who decides what drugs should be available to cancer and how are decisions made? A School of Law conference on March 4 will take up the issues.
Howard will give a talk about his book, “Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in Americas Classrooms.”
The UWs Seattle campus has won certification as salmon-safe. The certification, created by the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability, recognizes the UWs efforts to protect water quality and salmon habitat.
The UWs Robinson Center for Young Scholars is offering summer programs for fifth- to 10th grade students who qualify.
To Housing & Food Services, the student housing projects under way on west campus are about creating a whole new neighborhood.
Theres a new food truck on campus: Curbside 8, near More Hall, will offer a combination of new American food and global comfort foods, according to UW Housing & Food Services.
Nominations are now open for the second annual Husky Green Awards meant to recognize individuals or teams of UW students, faculty and staff whove helped advance environmental stewardship and sustainability at the Seattle, Tacoma or Bothell campuses.
UW engineers and architects are collaborating on smart windows that can change transparency depending on conditions and actually harvest energy from the suns rays.
Dr. Erwin Neher of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany will present the 21st annual Einar Hille Memorial Lecture in Neurosciences March 1. He is know for work on how prior activities shape the efficacy of chemical transmissions between brain cells.
“New treatments in the pipeline for Parkinson’s patients” is the topic of the March 2 UW Medicine & Seattle Public Library Lecture. If you have Parkinson’s, or know someone who does, you won’t want to miss this free evening talk at the downtown library.
Student jazz ensembles coached by UW talents will gather for two nights to pay tribute to icons of jazz and present original compositions, too.
The UW Dance Program presents its annual concert of undergraduate choreography March 3-6 in the Meany Studio Theater.
The UW Mens Glee Club will will appear with the a capella group The Coats at Eckstein Middle School March 4, and will be part of an a capella festival March 5.
The dance company Compagnie La Baraka performs at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5, in Meany Hall. The groups choreography blends a variety of modern dance styles with lyrical ballet.
Students from the UW Baroque Ensemble will perform orchestral works and chamber music selections with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra Feb. 28 in Meany Hall.
Student composers in the UW School of Music will present original works in the “Composers Workshop” in Brechemin Auditorium.
Six UW students are betting fans of Americas Got Talent will come out for the final round of their own competition, Seattle Superstar Search, on Saturday, Feb. 26 in 130 Kane.
School of Music voice students will perform arias and ensemble pieces from the opera repertoire in the Voice Division Recital for this concert in Brechemin Auditorium.
UW staffers take home a number of awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
The Board of Regents March meeting, several blood drives and grants available for alcohol and drug abuse research.
Ei-ichi Negishi, a 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and professor of chemistry at Purdue University, will speak Friday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in 210 Kane.
February 22, 2011
What creates racial disparities in the criminal justice system and what could address them? A six-member panel moderated by Mary Fan, UW assistant professor of law, will explore these issues and related ones.
February 21, 2011
Ben Fitzhugh, a UW anthropologist, is leading an international team of anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists and earth and atmospheric scientists in studying the history of human settlement on the Kuril Islands.
February 18, 2011
Cynnie Curl held down a full-time job at the UW while taking one graduate class at a time. She finished her doctoral general exam, and has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund her research on pesticides in food.
Money 4 Drugz! — the story of seeking grants to develop new drugs for infectious diseases — is the winner of this years Pocketmedia Film Festival.
February 17, 2011
The director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications will speak at the UW on Tuesday, Feb. 22, on the future of extreme scientific computing.
February 16, 2011
Why is part of Spokane Lane, between Kane and Savery halls, blocked off and torn up?
After evaluating two design options and taking input from the community, Sound Transit has decided to move forward with a single entrance design for Brooklyn Station.
A light breakfast and some talk on an interesting topic and youre still heading to work by 9 a.m. Thats what “Network,” a new event from Professional and Organizational Development, is all about.
DAISY awards recognize nurses for extraordinary compassion, kindness, sensitivity and communication skills. Nearly 250 nurses from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medicine have received the DAISY award since its inception.
A Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 17, some blood drives, and applications for small grants are being taken by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute.
Teach for America, Egypts revolution and the defeat of the Dream Act are three of the things UW faculty were asked to comment on in national media.
Global Health Week has a great line-up of events — lectures, an award-winning film, trivia night, career fair, and more — brought to you by the Global Health Resource Center.
Presenters are needed for the seventh annual Teaching and Learning Symposium at the UW, scheduled for 2-4:30 p.m. April 19, in the Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall.
Bertolt Brecht wasnt thinking of Seattle when he wrote The Caucasian Chalk Circle, a play with songs, in 1944. But director Alyson Roux kept the Northwest in mind when directing the show, opening soon at the Jones Playhouse.« Previous Page Next Page »