October 31, 2018

My Dawg Life | Provost Richard’s First Lecture

Packed house for Provost Richards’ first lecture on campus. It was great to have a Provost address that wasn’t about admin/budget stuff for once. Even better that his area of expertise happens to be on what caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs. Even MORE better that it had some pretty humorous moments throughout聽馃槈 Welcome Provost…

October 29, 2018

News | New Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

This is really exciting news! American Indian Studies will be the home of a new research center that will bring together multiple campuses, schools, and departments. The new Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies will support research in American Indian and Indigenous Studies across the three UW campuses, as well as with surrounding Native…

October 22, 2018

MLK Week Poster Contest

Plans for MLK Week 2019 are already underway. The UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity聽announced their UW student MLK Week Poster Contest for the event. This post relates to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG): 聽

October 3, 2018

My Dawg Life | Great Start of the Quarter for Student Clubs

Just…wow. Attended the first meeting of the quarter for three student clubs tonight at UW…UW Equestrian, UW Green Greeks, and UW UNICEF and ALL of them were overflowing with students. Really inspiring to see students getting so involved

September 26, 2018

My Dawg Life | The Willapa Spirit Arrives at UW

The Willapa Spirit Honor Canoe arrived at UW recently and today was the first day of Cynthia Updegrave and Marilyn Bard’s first meeting of their UW AIS 375 class “Engaging with the Waterways: Welcoming the Willapa Spirit Canoe to Campus”. The picture above is the Willapa Spirit in the ASUW Shell House located at the…

September 21, 2018

News | Partnership with Washington Farmworkers for Health Equity

Great article and video on a community-driven project that engages with UW faculty from across multiple departments to research and improve health equity among farmworkers in Washington state. The lead investigator of the project is Dr. Vanessa Galaviz, from UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS). Co-investigators include Dr. June Spector, associate professor…

News | Poverty in Washington State

New data on poverty rates across the UW was recently released and there was fairly good news for Washington state. Our poverty level is declining slightly. At the same time, Average incomes happened to increase so hopefully the trends will continue on their path. Poverty alleviation is a cornerstone of sustainability. >> Read more here…

My Dawg Life | 2018 Dawg Daze Office Challenge

It’s Dawg Daze office decoration challenge time again to welcomecnew and returning students. This year we went with a ‘Go, Dawgs. Go!’ theme (after P. D. Eastman’s 1961 “Go, Dog. Go!” book) since it fit well with our sustainability and聽UW Business Diversity Program (BDP) efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We invited the Washington Alaskan…

September 18, 2018

Event | Dawg Daze Poetry | Friday, September 21, 2018 | 4:30pm | w菨色菨b蕯altx史 – Intellectual House

THIS is going to be awesome! From Kai Wise, Academic Advisor in the Department of American Indian Studies: “You are invited to kick off the school year with our Social Justice Spoken Word/Open Mic night happening this Friday at 4:30pm at the w菨色菨b蕯altx史 – Intellectual House. You’ll hear from featured artists (mostly UW alum), brave…

News | iSchool Students Help Connect Emergency Responders with New App

The “Elevate” Capstone team visits Airlift Northwest’s headquarters near Boeing Field in Seattle. From left are Vincent van der Meulen, Jessica Basa, J. Benjamin Leeds and Tiffany Chen. Image credit: UW iSchool.聽 Love this story. It’s a perfect example of intersection of sustainability (effective, efficient operations) and resilience (emergency preparedness and response). UW iSchool聽students recently…

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