UW Retirement Association

July 29, 2020

News & Events – July 29, 2020

The College of Arts & Sciences released an extensive list of honors and awards given to faculty, staff, and students. You can read the full list HERE. Several retirees were recognized:

  • Emeritus professors and UWRA members Bruce Balick, Woody Sullivan, and George Wallerstein are among five faculty from the UW Department of Astronomy to be named inaugural Fellows of the American Astronomical Society.
  • UWRA member Lynn Riddiford, professor emerita of biology, received an Achievement Award from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology on the occasion of ICIPE’s 50th anniversary.
  • Richard G. Salomon, professor emeritus of Asian languages & literature, received the 2020 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Buddhist Translation for his 2018 book Buddhist Literature from Ancient Gandhāra.
  • Larry Dalton, professor emeritus of chemistry, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

BENEFITS SURVEY

Voice your opinions to PEBB: The Public Employees Benefits Board invites you to complete this PEBB retiree survey to share your priorities for your PEBB retiree health plan coverage. This feedback will help PEBB work to improve member experiences. The survey is open through August 21, 2020.

UW & COVID

Back-to-School Town Hall with President Cauce: On July 10, President Cauce and a panel of UW leaders discussed what school will look like in the fall. You can watch it or read the transcript HERE. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma also held information sessions.

LEARN & ENGAGE

Climate Change & the Puget Sound’s Marine Ecosystem Webinar: UW principal research scientist and climatologist for the state of Washington, Dr. Nick Bond, will review how Puget Sound and its marine ecosystem are likely to evolve over the coming decades, with a focus on the impacts of climate change. He will include a discussion of the kinds of efforts, both current and future, required for its protection and restoration. Date, Time: August 6 at 10:30 a.m. RSVP: Please call University House at 206-545-8400 by August 4.

Need a new podcast? Arts & Sciences faculty suggest a dozen more podcasts on topics ranging from money to identity to literature & the arts. Find the list HERE.

David Domke & Bob Zellner Virtual Conversations: UW Professor David Domke and longtime activist Bob Zellner will discuss George Wallace and Donald Trump:  Conversations with American Hero Bob Zellner about Two Nation-Defining Demagogues. Time, Date: Weekly, Tuesday, August 4 – August 25 at 5pm. Cost: Choose your price, beginning at $25 Register: HERE