Events to Kick Off 2015 Right

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From enlightening seminars to fun with the family, The Whole U has some awesome plans for 2015. Here’s a run down of what’s going on in January…

Don’t miss our biggest event of the year: another Guinness World Record attempt! On Wednesday, January 28, the World’s Largest Umbrella Dance will take over the field of Husky Stadium. We want you to be a part of history! Don’t worry, the dance is easy to learn: either come to the event as soon as doors open, practice from home with an instructional video, or come to a rehearsal on one of the three UW campuses (where we’ll also be filming flash mobs!). Partners, spouses, and 12-and-older kids are welcome, too. Everybody will leave with a beautiful Whole U umbrella, commemorative t-shirt, and snacks. Register here.


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Caption: Jeff Harlan from UW Medical Center Teleservices: “Thanks for allowing me and my girls to go to the UW Volleyball game! We couldn’t use a flash inside so we took a selfie with the Husky!”


We’re also very excited to continue partnering with Husky Athletics to get YOU into games for free. You and up to four guests will receive free admission to The Whole U section. Sit with other faculty and staff, support our student athletes, and be eligible for prizes! The next two events are gymnastics on Saturday, January 24 and women’s basketball on Sunday, January 25.


averyNearly 30% of Seattleites feel the winter blues. That’s why we’re so excited for The Whole U Speaker Series with Dr. David Avery – Beat the Winter Blues! Dr. Avery is professor emeritus in the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry as well as the former director of Inpatient Psychiatry at Harborview Medical Center. Learn how to make your days brighter with light therapy and dawn simulation while improving your mood and sleep patterns. Join us Wednesday, January 21 at 5 p.m. in the Tower Auditorium. Register here. 



There are only a few spots left for Crows: Smarter Than You Think with UW Professor John Marzluff. Join us to learn fascinating facts about one of Seattle’s most common urban wildlife residents. Professor Marzluff from the College of the Environment has studied these loud, boisterous, and extremely intelligent birds for more than 20 years. He will break down common misconceptions about avian intelligence and help us explore the amazing brains of crows. His TED Talk was a huge hit, and we can’t wait to see him in person! Join us in the HUB on Tuesday, January 27 at noon. Secure your spot now.

Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of these events! What are you most interested in?