UW News


June 18, 2012

Winterbottom and students create new garden at Nikkei Manor

Nikkei Manor, an assisted-living community in Seattle’s International District, has a new garden, thanks to 17 UW landscape architecture students and their professors.


May 16, 2012

iSchool Professor Batya Friedman named 2012-13 University Faculty Lecturer

Batya Friedman, a professor in the University of Washington Information School, has been named University Faculty Lecturer for 2012-13. Chosen by a faculty committee led by Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Friedman is known for technology design that supports important human values.


January 31, 2012

At Ethnic Cultural Center building site, fencing tells a story

A new system of construction fences designed by a UW group make campus building sites look neater. They also offer history of the building project and explain what’s being built.


December 20, 2010

New book on Martin Luther King Jr. and economic rights: "All Labor Has Dignity”

Michael Honey

Michael Honey, a history professor at UW Tacoma, collected, edited and wrote introductions for 16 of Kings speeches on economic justice.


December 8, 2010

From Beaux-Arts to Bauhaus: Old student architectural drawings displayed at Allen Library

Some of the best examples of UW architecture student drawings from 1914 to 1947 are on display in Allen Library until March 12.


November 22, 2010

Get paid to change the world: New book shows how to find jobs in public service

Heather Krasna, director of career services at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, has written “Jobs that Matter.”


November 8, 2010

New book investigates the cost — and payoff — of great teaching

In “Profit of Education,” UW economics Professor Dick Startz says America’s public school system can be fixed if we raise teacher salaries 40 percent, which would pay for itself nine times over.


June 19, 2010

UW team wins $1.3 million to radically reduce hospital energy use

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has announced that University of Washington researchers, with the architectural firm NBBJ, will receive a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to extend nationally a model that reduces hospital energy use by 60 percent. The work of the UW team reflects a fundamental game change. Once upon a time, it…