Like President Kennedy once said, “One person can make a difference and every person should try.” This is what we experienced at Northwest Harvest’s warehouse in Kent last weekend. We learned that, although there is no quick solution to poverty, we can all help and make a difference, one person at a time, or in [...]
The University of Washington has one of the largest weeks of welcome in the nation! We host over 250 academic and co-curricular events through the first week of the school year. This year, Dawg Daze will run from Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, October 4. To get a glimpse of Dawg Daze from a student [...]
Show of hands: Who here hates math? You won't need a calculator to see that the number is big. One survey found that a third of Americans would rather clean their bathrooms than do a math problem, and more than half of children polled said they would rather eat broccoli. Are some people just not meant to ace algebra? Are they destined to despise digits? Allison Hintz wants to put a big, red ‘X’ through that way of thinking.
One of the best ways to stay healthy during the workday is to hit the stairs. Whether you are on the go or just trying to take a break from a fast paced work environment, stairs are a smart way to get moving. Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is a level one trauma center so this [...]
Summers in Seattle are hard to beat… long days, beautiful weather, outdoor concerts, hiking, kayaking, all sorts of outdoor activities… and of course, the berries! Definitely the berries. These tiny, brightly colored, sweet-tart fruits are so abundant here in the Pacific Northwest it’s hard not to notice them at the grocery store, farmer’s market, or [...]
UW staff members make a phenomenal impact on the life of the University. Whether it’s in the realm of research, in the lives of students, or in unit achievements, staff members support the mission of UW every day. We wanted to celebrate employees whose time here spans decades and whose commitment to the community is [...]
Over 1,500 UW faculty and staff participated in this year’s Summer Fitness Challenge to move more and eat well. Through partnerships with our Fitness Discount Network, participants and their families were able to try out local gyms for FREE. Now we are going into the new school year feeling stronger and more energized. To celebrate, [...]
Thinking about retirement and wondering where to turn for help? At the UW Retirement Association, we work not only with retirees, but also with what we call pre-retirees: current faculty and staff who are beginning to think about the possibilities ahead of them. Are you a pre-retiree? You might be if… Your retired colleagues keep [...]
We talked with Whole U Ambassador Mariah Crystal, an international admissions advisor/recruiter at UW Bothell, about serving in the Peace Corps and why she wanted to be part of our program when she returned. What brought you to the UW? I began studying at the University of Washington Bothell in 2007, and graduated from the [...]
These days, it seems as if we are surrounded by the concept of mindfulness. From the cover of Time to Anderson Cooper, the subject of mindfulness is ubiquitous.. Is it just the latest trend, or is it really good for… everything? First, it’s important to understand what mindfulness is. Before embarking on any program with [...]
After two decades as a performer and five years of studying and teaching dance, Wilson Mendieta is moving into the director's chair. This fall, the triple-threat UW lecturer will take over the Musical Theater Program, which trains undergrads to sing, dance, and act. Faculty members come from the School of Drama, School of Music, and Dance Program. Mendieta has been a central figure in the program since its launch in 2013, teaching modern dance, ballet, jazz technique, choreography, and a capstone course.
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. But even if it’s not, hiring a photographer can still end up costing you a thousand dollars. Or more. That’s why UW Free Photo Day is such a great resource for staff and faculty. On Sunday, August 9, we brought 10 professional photographers to the Seattle campus [...]