You know a young woman in your department who seemed to have it all — married, good job, one child and a second one on the way. Then you hear that her husband has moved out and they’re headed for a divorce. Or maybe you heard about a colleague who has lost his son unexpectedly, [...]
Get ready for the Summer Throwdown — a team fitness challenge that will give you the kick-start you need to achieve your goals. Be boundless in your determination and grab a team of colleagues or friends to learn the best fitness tips, experience more intense workouts, and perform fitness tests to check your progress. Our [...]
Tucked in a sleepy corner of the UW Quad, Smith Hall is as peaceful as it gets on the Seattle campus. But walk inside and you’ll find torture, incarceration, and assassinations. “We work with organizations and individuals on the front lines of human rights challenges,” said Angelina Godoy, the director of the UW Center for Human Rights, which is based on the mezzanine level of Smith. “Those challenges could be here in Seattle or anywhere in the world, and they can be anything from the right to health to the right to free speech to tackling genocide.”
There’s lots of advice about what to eat once you’re pregnant, but what about before? Ideally, men and women should be well-nourished three months prior to conception for optimal pregnancy outcomes. Avoiding smoking, alcohol, and minimizing caffeine intake can all lead to a shorter time to conception and healthier babies. Diet and lifestyle choices can [...]
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or brand new to competitive sports, there is a place for you in the intramural program! Team, dual, and individual sports are designed to accommodate all individuals regardless of their skill level and experience. Competition is offered in sports for women, men, and co-rec (gender combined teams). There are leagues, [...]
When Joe Lott taught a course about black and brown men in higher education, students from departments all over campus signed up — sociology, political science, engineering. "For many of them, it was one of the first classes where they talked about race," said Lott, an associate professor in the College of Education. “I found that shocking."
If you happen to walk by, it might look like the typical downtown restaurant. But step inside and you’ll discover a whole new world. The FareStart Restaurant, located at the corner of Virginia Street and 7th Avenue in Belltown, is far more than a place that serves food; it is a culinary job training and [...]
With sunny days ahead and school almost out, it’s time to get ready for summer reading. And the best place to start is by signing up for Summer Explorers, a reading program for kindergarten through grade 8 readers. When kids join Summer Explorers, they’ll earn cool prizes and discounts for every book they read. To [...]
Earlier this spring, UW professor Ken Tadashi Oshima became the president of the Society of Architectural Historians, an international organization based in Chicago. He's the first president from the University of Washington, and the first who specializes in non-Western architecture.
The rain is off on a three-month vacation. The sun seemingly never sets. Summer in Seattle can make you feel like an entirely different person. It’s the perfect time to try out a new commute, and here’s why. The sun is out and the days are long, so you want to be outside. Seattle has [...]
Experiences, rather than gifts, tend to leave a lasting impression on the recipient. Dads are no exception, so this Father’s Day, help your kids celebrate dad with a full day spent together – at a discounted price, of course! For the Adventurous Dad With three convenient locations in Seattle, Redmond, and Everett, Vertical World is [...]