Nearly 10% of all university students in the U.S. struggle with thoughts of suicide, which means approximately 4,700 students at UW seriously think about suicide each year. We have lost 20 students to suicide at UW-Seattle since the fall of 2009. Luckily we can make a difference by participating in the Husky Help and Hope [...]
Did you know there is a group at UW dedicated to promoting social, intellectual, and cultural interactions among its members? The University of Washington Faculty Auxiliary (UWFA) is open to faculty, staff, spouses, partners, retirees, and sponsored friends. Our current membership is just under 300 and we have about 20 interest groups including bridge, book [...]
Tom Hammond is a technology project manager for UW-IT. He also works as a volunteer field scientist for the North Cascades Glacier Climate Project, where he studies glaciers of the North Cascades to inform climate science. He has spent over three decades exploring the North Cascades. Read on for his first-person account of a recent [...]
When Mount St. Helens erupted in the spring of 1980, over 200 miles of plants and trees were wiped away by wind, lava, and rock. Nearby buildings were buried, and 57 people were killed. A serene and picturesque landscape had turned terrifyingly barren. But researchers have since found a silver lining: the eruption created a great natural experiment. The federal government designated the mountain a national monument, which allowed plants and animals to return naturally — rather than being placed there by people.
Many people have passed through the hallowed halls of the University of Washington since it first opened its doors in 1861. Today, we celebrate the accomplishments of those who have done great things thanks in part to their time as Huskies. In that spirit, grab your friends and colleagues and participate in this year’s Whole [...]
Able to both put us in the shoes of others and remind us that we’re not alone, books have the power to open our eyes, inspire, encourage, and affirm. This month we’re excited to welcome several authors to our University Way store whose new books for children and adults do just that. The deep-voiced singer [...]
The UW is teaming up with Sound Transit to launch the U Link Light Rail with the pomp and circumstance that it deserves. The transportation benefits that U Link offers to the campus community are impressive–an 8-minute ride to downtown, traffic-free commuting from neighborhoods in the south, frequent and reliable service for both commuters and [...]
Welcome to the last week of the Dare to Do Challenge! If you’re like me, January already feels very far away and 2016 is flying by. As we look forward toward the next nine months, what should you focus on? What will make the most meaningful impact on your life, and make you the happiest [...]
When the president of China sojourned in Seattle last fall, political and business leaders lined up to welcome the head of Washington’s biggest trade partner. Meanwhile, politicians and talking heads in Washington, D.C. were accusing China of manipulating its currency and ripping off the American economy.
Cinnamon is one of the most widely used spices, and it’s also one of my personal favorites. It goes well with both sweet and savory dishes, like apple pie, roast chicken, and, of course, hot chocolate. This versatile spice comes from a small tree that grows in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, and Egypt. [...]
Last week, famous Chinese painter Qin Bailan graced the UW Tower with not only her incredible artwork, but also made a personal appearance in the cafeteria to share some of her artistic insight. Qin Bailan, who is known for her work illustrating traditional female characters, has been invited to confer with world leaders, and her [...]
March brings the end of daylight savings time, the first day of spring, and five free events for UW faculty and staff! In celebration of National Nutrition Month, we have two special food events. First, join us to learn about mindful eating, an ancient mindfulness practice with roots in Buddhist teachings, which aims to renew [...]