Don't let the smile fool you: He's one of the most dangerous men on campus. At least that's what some people say. In his four decades at the UW, psychology professor David Barash has been blacklisted by an academic watchdog group, the American Counsel of Trustees and Alumni, and featured in a book called The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.
What happens when hundreds of Huskies flood into Alaska Airlines Arena with a world record on their minds? They have a ball… 454 of them, to be exact. On Wednesday, May 25, the UW community came together for the World’s Largest Exercise Ball Class. The event was co-hosted by Husky Nation and sponsored by UW Medicine [...]
Over 450 people took the floor of Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday to attempt another Guinness World Record. This time, The Whole U went for the World’s Largest Exercise Ball Class. Staff, faculty, and students came together to break a sweat and make history. We passed the previous record holders — the Today Show — by [...]
Anyone can start a nonprofit. It’s easy: Just pick a cause, file with the IRS, and register with your state government. "Next thing you know, you're a 501(c)(3) and you have no idea how to sustain yourself," said Ruth Bernstein, who runs the Nonprofit Studies program at UW Tacoma. "You may not even know how to effectively deliver your service."
It takes guts to live in this world. That’s why we have a GI tract, an essential but often overlooked system of digestive organs. “We take it for granted until it doesn’t work,” said Dr. Christina Surawicz, a clinical gastroenterologist at Harborview Medical Center. “If we have stomach pains or diarrhea, we start to pay attention.” [...]
We talked with Whole U Ambassador Gene Woodard, director of Building Services, about his thoughts on leadership and physical activity. Gene has been at the UW for 30 years. I’ve heard that you like seeing people improve themselves not just in the workplace, but also outside of the workplace — to make sure they have [...]
We tend to think of the workplace as transactional: we show up, we get paid, we leave. But that model misses something. "We’re still human beings when we go to work," said Ryan Fehr, an assistant professor in the Foster School of Business. "We still have emotions. We still care about our connections. Being appreciated still feels good in the workplace, just like it does everywhere else."
Math professor Jennifer Quinn loves to count her steps. Her goal is 10,000 a day, the number recommended by the American Heart Association. "We worry about so many things in our lives — our families, our students — that taking care of ourselves comes last," said Quinn, the interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW Tacoma. "It's so important to value yourself and your health and to make that time. Whatever you enjoy doing in life, you want to make sure you enjoy it for a long time, right?"
Leslie Ashbaugh, who joined the UW Bothell campus in 1998, passed away last week after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 52. When diagnosed with melanoma, a form of skin cancer, Leslie chose to remain in her role as assistant vice chancellor of academic achievement. Before taking a position in leadership, she taught in the [...]
Doomsday stories are easy to find at the box office these days. Biology professor Dee Boersma wants to see more movies about saving the world. In her class Science Communication: Video Storytelling, students produce educational films about the natural sciences. Viewers get tours of the coral reefs of Hawaii and the forests of Washington, and explore topics like endangered animals, food waste, and water pollution.