Ready to make your fall fun? Athletics is welcoming faculty, staff, and up to four guests at Whole U Appreciation Nights in October. Get free tickets for Husky Volleyball on Friday, October 9; Men’s Soccer on Sunday, October 18; or Women’s Soccer on Sunday, October 25. Harvard historian Niall Ferguson is coming to Kane Hall [...]
It might seem odd, but Jen Self’s favorite number is 13. She was born on the 13th of April, but that’s only part of the reason. “People are afraid of the number 13. It is an odd number, one that is rather queer and stands out — something that always felt true about me from [...]
“For breath is life, and if you breathe well, you will live long on earth.” – Sanskrit Proverb Whether you practice yoga daily or have just taken your first yoga class, you’ve probably noticed some benefits – relaxed state of mind, better sleep, or more energy. Although we are still learning and measuring yoga’s benefits, [...]
Though the UW Seattle campus is regularly full of Dawgs, there was a time when cats were a constant presence in the bushes. Because of that, a staff member named Sharon Talbert started an organization whose name reflects how she sees herself: Friends of Campus Cats. Friends of Campus Cats has been around for 27 [...]
It's like a magic trick. With the flick of a switch, Cole DeForest and his lab can transform human cells. It starts with a group of stem cells that have the potential to become any other type of cell found in the human body. Most labs manipulate these cells with temperature, pH, or chemical factors, but DeForest and his team use light-based chemistry.
The seasons are changing, and it’s time to get ready for those falling leaves. Check out this list of some great purple and gold foods to amp up your Husky-themed dinner party or tailgate like a pro. Purple Team 1. Purple cauliflower Purple cauliflower is almost the same as its white counterpart, but it has [...]
Now that summer has faded into autumn, the promise of heavy gray skies looms before us — an inevitable fate that many of us in the Northwest dread. In lieu of escaping to warmer climates or enduring winter’s relentless somber hold, there is a secret tropical oasis right here on campus that offers respite from the [...]
Flu shots — get your flu shots! Influenza is on its way, and while washing your hands and being active will help you stay healthy, the best way to evade the virus is to get vaccinated. But please, don’t bother burning any of your hard-earned bucks. The UW Benefits Office is hosting free flu shot clinics [...]
Are you sitting down for this? Don’t be surprised if your back is sore. Prolonged sitting is one of the biggest culprits behind back pain. Sitting pretty much dominates our days: we sit in our cars, at our desks, during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, on our couches… All of this hunching over computers, steering wheels, [...]
History professor Scott Kurashige hasn't always had a passion for the past. "When I was in high school, history was probably my least favorite subject," said Kurashige, who teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Bothell. "After 10th grade European history — where I learned next to nothing — the AP teacher banned me from taking 11th grade U.S. history. It was probably the best thing that ever happened to me." It meant he wouldn't have the chance to test out of taking U.S. history in college. And after he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, he ended up majoring in the subject.
Stan Chernicoff never gets bored. Despite retiring with no plans for the future, the former UW professor has found a way to stay busy in his second act: he’s a self-confessed “serial volunteer.” Chernicoff, who taught earth and space sciences at UW, has served on the board of a Post-Prison Education Program, lectured at a [...]
Hopefully you have enjoyed plenty of fresh berries, kale, and spinach this summer. With days growing shorter, some different fruits and vegetables take center stage for the fall. Learning how to buy, store, and freeze seasonal produce allows you to extend your food budget. In the next few months, be sure to look for these [...]