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October 7, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Indigenous Peoples’ Day on-air, Chamber Dance Company, and more

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022, on-air Join KEXP, Nia Tero, and Amplifier for Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022. With special on-air programming all day, and the “Thriving Peoples Thriving Places” installation opening in KEXP’s Gathering Space, with artwork featuring Indigenous women leaders who…


September 23, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Kicking the school year off with the arts

A weekly roundup of various arts-focused events for the UW community.


December 9, 2020

Warm oceans helped first human migration from Asia to North America

colored map of North Pacific

New research reveals significant changes to the circulation of the North Pacific and its impact on the initial migration of humans from Asia to North America. It provides a new picture of the circulation and climate of the North Pacific at the end of the last ice age, with implications for early human migration.


August 10, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Re/frame Series, Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, #BurkeFromHome Trivia Night, and More

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online.  Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT.  Re/frame:…


June 4, 2018

Polar scientist Kristin Laidre documents perspectives of polar bear hunters in East Greenland

photograph of subsistence hunter

Twenty-five polar bear hunters in East Greenland were interviewed before the first formal assessment of this subpopulation, one of 19 subpopulations of polar bears in a changing Arctic.


May 14, 2013

DNA analysis unearths origins of Minoans, the first major European civilization

The maternal genetic information passed down through many generations of mitochondria is still present in modern-day residents of the Lassithi plateau of Crete.


December 19, 2012

Composting confusion rampant in UW waste bins, study finds

students sort trash

A study of waste bins at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus revealed that 88 percent of the contents in trash bins could have been recycled or composted. Most – 72 percent – of what didn’t belong in trash bins turned out to be compostable items, such as food, carry-out containers and paper coffee cups.