Summer is here and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, with the hot weather comes an increased risk of childhood injury. With that in mind, Safe Kids Seattle South King County (SKSSKC) would like to provide you with tips and resources to ensure you and your family have a [...]
In most architecture programs, students learn how to design new buildings. If you take a class with Kathryn Rogers Merlino, you’ll be asked to think about working with old ones. “We spend so much time recycling our glass and our paper and our plastic, yet we typically don’t have the same ethic when it comes to buildings,” said Merlino, an associate professor in the Department of Architecture.
We now have 220 discounts for UW faculty and staff! Click on the categories hyperlinked below to find these deals for making the most out of summer. Sports and Being Active Let’s get outside and enjoy these long days! Showing your Husky card or badge gets you 22% off canoe and rowboat rentals at the [...]
In Washington state, 1 in 7 people struggle with hunger. That number is even higher for kids (1 in 5). Make a difference on Saturday August 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at Northwest Harvest’s warehouse in Kent. Northwest Harvest, the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide, provides food to a network of more than [...]
Our minds often travel to far off places when we hear the word hunger. However, we do not need to go far to encounter people who struggle to put food on the table everyday. In Washington state one in seven people struggle with hunger. That number is even higher for kids (one in five). In [...]
Our second annual Free Photo Day is coming up on Sunday, August 9, and we’re looking forward to another fun, photo-filled day! Create memories with your family, friends, and pets while having your photo taken in front of some of UW’s most picturesque and iconic locations. Professional photographers will capture beautiful portraits and candid moments [...]
Exercise Tip of the Week – Include Strength The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn throughout your day. So how to build strength? You can attend a class, work with free weights, or use your body weight. If you struggle with fitting it in, here is the secret to strength training: Use [...]
“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” -G.M. Trevelyan Walking is one of the best exercises you can do for your body. You know that, or have at least heard that before, right? But do you know why? The benefits range from mood boosting to sorting out thoughts, from cardiovascular health to [...]
Ryan Calo has a lot to say about robots. The School of Law professor doesn’t make them or test them, like some of his colleagues who are engineers. Instead, he looks at the legal and policy aspects of modern machines, from drones to driverless cars. “The conversations we have about new technology are often legal ones,” said Calo, a co-director of UW’s Tech Policy Lab. When we think about drones, for example, we look to the Federal Aviation Administration for guidance. When our cell phones come out with a revamped GPS system, we wonder if it might compromise a right to privacy.
Do you work at Harborview? If so, join the Harborview Recognition Program for the third annual Harborview Week, a weeklong celebration of recognition and wellness. This year HMC week takes place from Monday, July 27 through Saturday, August 1. Please drop by the events listed below for food, prizes, games, wellness information, and videos. All [...]
Enjoy exploring complex issues and deep questions through stories that dare to think outside the box? During the next month, the University Book Store’s U District location is full of events with authors whose new books of speculative fiction do just that. The Clarion West Writers Workshop, an intensive six-week program in Seattle for science [...]
My great uncle passed away at 96, over 50 years after having had his first heart attack in the 1950s. Some people in our family believe his long life was owed to his nightly routine of drinking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water at bedtime. Believe it or not, that [...]