Chef Mehta Cooking Demo

Published on July 2, 2014

Celebrity Chef Jehangir Mehta, contestant on Iron Chef and owner of Graffiti and Mehtaphor restaurants in New York City, came to UW for Mushroom Maynia! Watch the video to see how to make his famous Graffiti Burger and enoki fries. This interactive cooking demo features faculty and staff joining in and asking questions! Head to the article for a copy of the recipe.


Neal Dempsey on an Endurance Mindset

Published on July 2, 2014

Neal Dempsey spoke to UW faculty and staff as part of The Whole U Speaker Series about the benefits an endurance mindset can have on your life, career, and health. Neal shared a variety of his life experiences, including the adventure of sailing around the world, the roller coasters of business successes and failures, and stories from endurance events like the Boston Marathon. Learn how training helps him relieve stress and stay focused!


Whole U Mindful Parenting Seminar

Published on May 2, 2014

Dr. Liliana Lengua and Dr. Suzanne Kerns from the Center for Child and Family Well-Being gave this inspiring and informative presentation on evidence-based mindful parenting on April 10, 2014. Watch for tips on how to bring mindfulness into your everyday interactions with your child.


UW Faculty & Staff hold Guinness World Record

Published on Apr 18, 2014

It’s official! On January 24, 2014, The Whole U initiative launched with a kettlebell workout at the UW’s Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses. More than 1,200 faculty and staff participated, smashing the previous record and making it the largest kettlebell workout in history!


The Whole U Challenges You to a Scavenger Hunt!

Published on Mar 31, 2014

We put your University of Washington knowledge to the test and challenged you to explore campus in a whole new way. Faculty & staff from all three campuses participated in this 21st century scavenger hunt on April 11-12, 2014. See the winners in this recap article.


Coach Romar on Making a Difference in Your Community

Published on Mar 5, 2014

Lorenzo Romar, head coach for UW Men’s Basketball, kicked off The Whole U Speaker Series by talking about the important role volunteerism has played in his life. Faculty and staff joined Coach Romar at the Don James Center on February 27, 2014 for an informal talk followed by a question and answer session.

His main message? The most influential people in life aren’t just the ones with money, successful businesses or fame. The most influential people are the ones that give their time and show how much they care. Coach Romar still says his coaches were Randy Davis and George Mason, two teenagers that volunteered in his little league. Anyone and everyone can make a difference!


The Whole U: Prepping for the World’s Largest Kettlebell Workout

Published on Jan 16, 2014

Thank you to all the UW faculty and staff that helped us break the world record for the world’s largest kettlebell workout on Jan. 24, 2014. Just because this workout is over doesn’t mean that yours has to end! Watch the Whole U video series to learn simple yet effective workouts to do with your kettlebell.


The Whole U: Prepping for the World’s Largest Kettlebell Workout

Published on Jan 15, 2014

Looking for new exercises to do with your kettlebell? In this video you’ll learn the cradle and press, a simple arm workout, and the around the world, and workout for your shoulders, triceps, and core.


The Whole U: Prepping for the World’s Largest Kettlebell Workout

Published on Jan 9, 2014

Keep up with your workout and watch this video for step-by-step instructions on the closed halo, a workout for your arms and back, and the double arm swing, an arm and thigh workout. Don’t let your kettlebell collect dust!


Introducing the Whole U!

Published on Jan 6, 2014

The UW has an amazing array of resources—health, arts, culture, science, athletics, and more. Right now it can be hard to access all that makes this place great, and it’s challenging to connect with people who share similar interests but work in different parts of the University. The goal of The Whole U is to make all of this a little bit easier by fostering community, sharing ways to stay healthy, and promoting the great benefits and services available to UW faculty and staff. Learn more on our About page.


The Whole U: Prepping for the World’s Largest Kettlebell Workout

Published on Jan 2, 2014

The Whole U broke the world record for the largest kettlebell workout on Jan. 24, 2014! Keep that kettlebell in use and learn the single arm swing, a simple full body workout, in this introductory video.