Focusing on Race & Advancing Equity

Focusing on Race & Advancing Equity

“I challenge all of us — students, faculty and staff, and my leadership team — to own both our personal responsibility for the culture of our campus, and the institutional challenges we need to address to combat the racism, both individual and institutional, that persists here and throughout our society.”

In April 2015, President Ana Mari Cauce called the University of Washington to action and invited us all to share in...

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Weekly Recap 11/16-11/20

Weekly Recap 11/16-11/20
​UW releases new report on climate change in the Puget Sound. View story on UW Today > Students from the UW School of Public Health tackle heath care challenges facing people without homes. Video on King 5 News > UW College of the Environment posted last week’s lecture from John Vidale, “A tale of three Seattle temblors: One big, one deep, and one direct hit” . View Dr. Vidale’s Lecture Here > UW...

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New report outlines Puget Sound region’s future under climate change

New report outlines Puget Sound region’s future under climate change

The Puget Sound watershed — the area west of the Cascades Mountains that stretches from the state capitol up to the Canadian border — is warming. It also faces rising seas, heavier downpours, larger and more frequent floods, more sediment in its rivers, less snow, and hotter, drier summer streams.

A new report by the University of Washington synthesizes all the relevant research about the future of the Puget Sound region to...

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UW initiative aims to tackle city, region’s most pressing urban issues

UW initiative aims to tackle city, region’s most pressing urban issues

When Thaisa Way put a call out last spring to see if University of Washington faculty members working on urban issues wanted to join forces, she wasn’t sure what the response would be.

“There were a lot of people who said, ‘You’re not going to get anyone to show up,‘” said Way, a UW associate professor of landscape architecture.

But more than 80 people representing 12...

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UW students address urban issues, pitch innovative solutions at NextSeattle Workshop

UW students address urban issues, pitch innovative solutions at NextSeattle Workshop

How does a city grow? As more and more people are moving to urban centers throughout the world, what will the modern city look like? How will we ensure that all of its residents, rich or poor, are able to access public goods and services? And for all the creative energy that a city harnesses in one place, how will we make sure that no one is shunted to its margins, left to fall...

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Panel on Innovation Districts Seeks To Explore How To Foster New Ideas Through Urban Planning

Panel on Innovation Districts Seeks To Explore How To Foster New Ideas Through Urban Planning

What have we in Seattle learned about Innovation Districts, as we start to create them in places like Pioneer Square and the U District? Knowing that we are growing, what kind of Innovation District do we want? And frankly, what do Innovation Districts have to do with making Seattle a great place to live and work for everyone—healthy, inclusive, creative, productive, and affordable? Are Seattle’s cranes going to truly foster a better...

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UW School of Social Work taps technology to help curb suicide and improve child welfare

UW School of Social Work taps technology to help curb suicide and improve child welfare

Edwina “Eddie” Uehara, a University of Washington professor and Ballmer Endowed Dean in Social Work, is eager to facilitate cultural exchanges. Not exchanges of people from different countries or ethnicities, but from disciplines that can be worlds apart: computer technology and social work.

“It really is this moment,” said Uehara, “when all of us are pivoting toward harnessing what this region is good at.”

It...

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UW Partners with Seattle for Smart Cities Initiative

UW Today is reporting that, as part of a new White House Smart Cities Initiative called The MetroLab Network, the University of Washington has partnered with the City of Seattle in joining “a new national network of university-city partnerships that will work on ‘smart city’ solutions.”

“Great universities can’t succeed without great cities,” said UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce about the collaboration she and Seattle...

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GeekWire Radio: Windows 10’s debut, Amazon’s new drone plan, and unlocking innovation at UW

This week on the GeekWire radio show: a discussion about the future of education, innovation and cities with Vikram Jandhyala, Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington; and Thaisa Way, director of the new Urban@UW center. Topics include the planned Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) in Bellevue, Wash.; the latest from the UW’s CoMotion program; and the Urban@UW center’s plans to use data to help transform cities...

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1st International Workshop on Smart Cities & Urban Analytics (UrbanGIS)

Now Taking Submissions!

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 1st International Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Analytics (UrbanGIS) 2015 in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015 Seattle, WA, USA - November 3, 2015 http://engineering.nyu.edu/urbangis2015/

IMPORTANT DATES: Paper Submission: September 1, 2015 (midnight PT) Notification of Acceptance: September 19, 2015 Workshop date: November 3, 2015 Paper Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=urbangis2015

About half of humanity lives...

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