A musician can make a great tour guide. In Tom Collier’s new jazz album, "Across the Bridge," he explores the streets, schools, and sounds of West Seattle, the neighborhood he grew up in. The School of Music professor plays two instruments on the nine-track trek: the vibraphone and its king-sized cousin, the marimba.
Do you want to start building an emergency kit for your home or car? Would you be interested in learning more about minimizing your impact to the environment or managing chemicals in your lab? Do you like prizes and refreshments? Then I hope you’ll join me at the first UW Safety, Sustainability, and Preparedness Expo [...]
Each year, the University of Washington celebrates Martin Luther King Day of Service, but in 2016, we decided one day just was not enough. With the combined efforts of the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, and the Center for Communication, Equity, and Difference, this year’s series of [...]
It’s hard to believe, but there were 172 Whole U events in 2015! From the Alexander Technique to Zumba, we learned a lot, met new people, and broke a sweat. Now we need your help to decide what should come to UW in 2016. Fill out the Community Interest Survey This survey helps us ensure [...]
Eating is a simple act. We place food into our mouths, chew it, and swallow it. We consume food for sustenance, energy, and growth. Dining, however, goes beyond the act of eating. Dining is the experience of eating. As Yuan Mei, Chinese poet, scholar, artist, and gastronome of the Qing Dynasty put it, “There is [...]
At a big university like UW Seattle, political correctness can cut both ways. Some feel that classrooms are safer when offensive language and fringe ideas are driven out. Others think that eliminating these voices, as hurtful as they can be, restricts the learning process. Senior Lecturer Anu Taranath says it all depends on whose stories we focus on. In her Comparative History of Ideas class Re-Thinking Diversity, students hash out these ideas of power and privilege.
Whether your goal is to have more energy, decrease your blood pressure or cholesterol, lose weight, or get more sleep, healthy eating is key. For Dare to Do, we’ve partnered with three experts at UW who really understand nutrition and weight loss. Read on for their insights on nutrition resolutions. Ben Atkinson currently works in [...]
We talked with Whole U Ambassador Laury Istvan, the assistant director of operations in the Office of Animal Welfare, about what The Whole U can offer an outdoorsy introvert. How long have you been at the UW? Coming up on three years. I spent 20 years running a consulting practice, helping government agencies and private [...]
Happy New Year and welcome to week one of the Dare to Do New Year’s Challenge. If you haven’t already registered, sign up here. It’s free and a great way to put your new year’s resolutions and goals into action! This week’s focus is on moving more. Did you know it is recommended that you [...]
Forget pills — can you take a tablet instead? As mobile technology expands, so does its potential to transform health care. Your iPad or iPhone can already look up your symptoms, but soon it might be able to treat your problems, too. At least your mental maladies. Pat Areán, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, says mobile apps that resemble video games can improve mood, cognition, and social functioning.
Like clockwork, the beginning of January is a time for us to pause and set goals. People make all kinds of New Year’s resolutions – everything from spending less and saving more to getting organized, but no New Year’s resolution is as popular as ‘getting in shape.’ This year I challenge each of you that [...]
The new year has arrived, and with it so has the The Whole U’s Dare to Do 2016 New Year’s Challenge. As you get ready to step outside your norm and dare to move, dine, praise, pause, care, explore, simplify, and connect, here are some great books to inspire your journey. Week One – Move [...]