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凯时棋牌appMarch 23, 2020

UW custodial staff in the midst of massive ‘deep clean’ of campus

woman at end of hallways wipes sculpture

When the UW moved to online instruction March 9, UW Facilities Services developed a three-week disinfection plan. Custodial staff are now working through more than 500 classrooms, lecture halls, libraries, auditoriums and shared spaces, with similar efforts under way in Bothell and Tacoma.


凯时棋牌appMarch 5, 2020

Visitors should avoid coming to UW campus to see cherry blossoms amid COVID-19 outbreak

blossoms up close

凯时棋牌appThe University is asking people to avoid coming to campus this year to comply with Gov. Inslee’s March 11 proclamation that prohibits large gatherings of more than 250 people as our region combats the spread of COVID-19.


凯时棋牌appDecember 17, 2019

Beauty in Brutalism? Architecture professor Alex Anderson reviews the UW’s ‘bunkerlike’ behemoths

Alex Anderson, a professor in the College of Built Environments, wrote an article on Brutalism for Harvard Design News, so UW Notebook asked him his views on Brutalist buildings at the UW.

凯时棋牌appA discussion of Brutalist architecture on the UW campus with professor Alex Anderson of the Department of Architecture.


September 20, 2019

Video: 2019 move-in days for campus Huskies

凯时棋牌appThe University of Washington welcomed nearly 10,000 students during Husky move-in days Sept. 18-20.


凯时棋牌appSeptember 9, 2019

UW-GU Regional Health Partnership announces new center in Spokane

Digital rendering of new building

McKinstry to design and construct $60 million ‘leap forward’ for medical education, health sciences research and innovation.


凯时棋牌appSeptember 3, 2019

UW colleges, offices share three-year NSF grant to make ‘internet of things’ more secure

凯时棋牌appSeveral UW schools and offices will team up to research how organizational practices can affect the interagency collaboration needed to keep the “internet of things” — and institutional systems — safe and secure.


August 13, 2019

HUB closed starting at 2 p.m. on Aug. 14 and Sept. 4 for police training activities

Husky Union Building

凯时棋牌appThe Husky Union Building (HUB) will be closed from 2 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 14 and Sept. 4 for the UW Police Department to conduct training exercises inside the building.


凯时棋牌appAugust 2, 2019

UW selects artists and tops out Population Health Building

rendering

凯时棋牌appThe University of Washington today announced the topping out of the new $230 million Population Health Building. The UW also has selected two artists whose work will help tell the story of the education and research that will take place within the new facility.


凯时棋牌appMay 9, 2019

Former cleantech executive leads development of University of Washington energy research and technology center

A future building on the University of Washington campus.

The University of Washington and its Clean Energy Institute named Kevin Klustner executive director of the Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies, or CAMCET. When complete, CAMCET will be a 340,000-square-foot building that will bring together UW scientists and engineers with industry, civic and nonprofit partners to accelerate clean energy solutions for a healthy planet.


April 19, 2019

Video: New Esports Arena opens at UW

The UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.


Soundbites: UW Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge opens

凯时棋牌appThe UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.


April 1, 2019

UW students spearhead efforts to predict peak bloom for cherry trees

collecting data

凯时棋牌appA team of UW students hopes to make it possible to accurately predict peak bloom timing for the iconic Quad cherry trees.


凯时棋牌appMarch 29, 2019

Soundbites: UW Quad cherry blossoms reach peak bloom

凯时棋牌appUW arborist Sara Shores explains that the iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington’s Quad have reached peak bloom, and this weekend will be prime viewing to see the blossoms.


March 21, 2019

Video: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

The first day of spring seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather, according to Ray Larson, curator at UW Botanic Gardens.


March 20, 2019

Soundbites: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

The first day of spring, when daylight hours begin to exceed nighttime hours, seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather.


February 28, 2019

Bill & Melinda Gates Center opens a new era of computer science education and innovation at the University of Washington

building

The University of Washington today marked the official opening of the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering on its Seattle campus. The building doubles the space available to UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering to enable a new wave of computing innovation and to educate more of Washington’s students for 21st century careers that will help shape the future of technology.


February 21, 2019

Quad cherry blossoms expected to peak end of March, if weather cooperates

Cherry blossoms on March 12.

凯时棋牌appThe iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington’s Quad will likely reach peak bloom the third week of March, right in line with most years.


January 15, 2019

Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge to open at University of Washington

esports

Esports — the phenomenally popular world of competitive video games — soon will have a home at the University of Washington.

This spring, the UW’s Husky Union Building (HUB) will officially open the doors to the HUB Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge – a full-service, state-of-the-art gaming center that supports both casual and competitive gaming and virtual reality. The 1,000 square-foot space will serve as the epicenter between student communities, business communities and gaming culture in the Northwest.


凯时棋牌appSeptember 7, 2018

New Life Sciences Building is a nexus for modern-age teaching and research at the University of Washington

building

The University of Washington today opened the doors to a new Life Sciences Building that will transform learning, teaching and research for generations.

凯时棋牌appThe $171 million Life Sciences complex includes seven floors and 207,000 square feet that encourages and makes possible team-oriented science. Designed by Perkins+Will and built by Skanska, the building encompasses a 187,000-square-foot research and teaching facility and a 20,000-square-foot research greenhouse with UW plant collections.


April 25, 2018

UW breaks ground on new Population Health building

A crowd of dignitaries gathered Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of the university’s new 290,000-square-foot Population Health Building, a facility that will house the Population Health Initiative launched by the UW in 2016.


April 4, 2018

UW’s newest icon — a carillon of bells atop Kane Hall — to be dedicated Thursday

Bells

A new carillon — the only such instrument in Western Washington — will ring in full concert at the University of Washington for the first time Thursday.


April 3, 2018

New arboretum trail daylights creek, gives greater access to wetlands

bridge with walker

A new trail that winds through Washington Park Arboretum is bringing to focus plants previously hidden and a stream that used to be underground in pipes and culverts. The UW together with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Arboretum Foundation on Sunday, April 8 will celebrate the trail opening with festivities along the path.


February 23, 2018

Despite snow in Seattle, cherry blossoms on track for typical season

Cherry blossoms near Suzzallo Library and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus in 2017.

With snow falling in the Puget Sound region this week, it’s hard to imagine cherry trees in bloom. But assuming temperatures return to normal soon, this year’s cherry blossoms are on track for a typical bloom season. Full bloom is expected the week of March 19.


February 6, 2018

University of Washington, other leading research universities form international coalition to speed local climate action

clean energy testbeds

凯时棋牌appThe University of Washington joins 12 other leading North American research universities in the new University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, a group committed to leveraging its research and resources to help communities accelerate climate action.


凯时棋牌appDecember 13, 2017

University of Washington celebrates fundraising and construction milestones for second computer science building

photo of Gates Center construction taken Dec. 8, 2017

The University of Washington celebrated two major fundraising and construction milestones on Wednesday for the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, which will allow the UW to double its annual computer science and engineering degree production.


November 6, 2017

‘Smart’ paper can conduct electricity, detect water

A University of Washington team wants to simplify the process for discovering detrimental water leaks by developing “smart” paper that can sense the presence of water.


October 12, 2017

UW names second CSE building the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering

photo of Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering under construction as of Oct. 5

The University of Washington Board of Regents on Thursday approved the naming of the new computer science building under construction on the Seattle campus as the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering. The naming of the building was made possible by gifts from Microsoft Corp. and a group of local business and philanthropic leaders who are longtime friends and colleagues of the couple.


September 5, 2017

UW, Seattle Housing Authority plan to build affordable housing in the U District

The University of Washington and the Seattle Housing Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding for the two organizations to develop affordable housing in the University District.


July 11, 2017

New UW Campus Master Plan released; public comments incorporated

凯时棋牌appThe University of Washington issued its 2018 Seattle Campus Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement on July 5. The final document responds to comments received on both the draft master plan and the environmental impact statement during the comment period held last fall.


July 5, 2017

Public Notice: Availability of final Environmental Impact Statement and proposed shoreline public access plan

Official Notice image

凯时棋牌appThe Final 2018 Seattle Campus Master Plan and Final EIS are available online at http://cpd.uw.edu/cmp/about and at the following libraries: Seattle Public Libraries Central, University, and Montlake branches; UW Libraries Suzzallo (Reference Division) and Health Sciences branches.


May 11, 2017

UW Regents approve central campus site for Population Health building to house collaborative research and teaching

Rainier horizon

The University of Washington Board of Regents on Thursday approved the location for construction of a new building to house the UW’s Population Health Initiative.


凯时棋牌appApril 28, 2017

New augmented reality app ‘GoHuskies’ gives UW community unique look at current and future campus

An app user holds up a phone with Kane Hall in the background

凯时棋牌appThe University of Washington community has a new tool — designed as a digital scavenger hunt — to explore and learn about the existing Seattle campus as well as plans for the future.


April 11, 2017

University of Washington and Starbucks to create unique coffeehouse destination at Suzzallo Library

architectural rendering of the new cafe

The University of Washington and Starbucks Coffee Company are coming together to create a world-class coffeehouse destination in the historic and iconic Suzzallo Library. The design of the new café, set to open this fall, will honor the library’s rich history and legacy.


March 7, 2017

Round 2 of UW cherry blossom season is underway

Cherry trees in full bloom last spring.

凯时棋牌appFull bloom for the iconic cherry trees in the UW’s Quad is expected the week of March 26, 2017.


February 16, 2017

New UW Computer Science & Engineering building receives $5M gift from Charles and Lisa Simonyi

rendering of student commons

凯时棋牌appLongtime philanthropists Charles and Lisa Simonyi have given a second Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) building on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus a major boost with a $5 million gift.


凯时棋牌appJanuary 10, 2017

Zillow Group pledges $5 million for new UW Computer Science & Engineering building

rendering of Zillow Commons event space

Zillow Group, the Seattle-based company that houses real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web, has committed $5 million toward the development of a second Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) building on the UW Seattle campus.


October 26, 2016

Completed boardwalk trail in Yesler Swamp offers access to wildlife, natural areas

The view from Yesler Swamp.

凯时棋牌appThe UW’s Yesler Swamp, part of the Union Bay Natural Area along Lake Washington, has a newly completed, fully handicapped-accessible boardwalk trail that loops throughout the wetland, offering opportunities for birdwatching, exercise and a chance to experience nature in the heart of the city.


凯时棋牌appOctober 25, 2016

University of Washington Population Health Initiative receives transformative gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A sculpture of the University of Washington W logo

凯时棋牌appThe University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, which aims to bring together the research and resources of the UW and partners around the Puget Sound and beyond to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, has received a significant vote of support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the university announced…


凯时棋牌appOctober 18, 2016

Documentary, archive to remember the ‘Seattle Freeway Revolt’

A tree wraps its branches around the concrete pillars of one of the ramps that weren’t built due to the freeway revolt. Minda Martin of UW Bothell is directing a documentary about the protest.

Minda Martin had not lived in Seattle long before, on a walking tour, she noticed the famously truncated “ramps to nowhere” in the Washington Park Arboretum. A filmmaker and faculty member at UW Bothell, she was fascinated — and inspired. “I was stunned by these giant freeway stumps covered in ivy along land that didn’t…


October 6, 2016

CSE gets major boost with $10 million donation from Amazon

凯时棋牌appAmazon is giving a major push to the campaign to build a second Computer Science & Engineering building on the University of Washington campus with a $10 million gift, the university announced Thursday. “Our state’s economy — and the world’s economy — depends on innovation and on innovators. UW graduates with skills in computer science…



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