Global study stresses importance of public internet access

public library computersA new study by the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School has found that community access to computer and Internet technology is crucial for connecting people to the information and skills they need in an increasingly digital world. Read more from UW News & Information.

New Urban Design Framework for U District

UDLP volunteerWith input from volunteers from public, private and community sectors, including the UW, the University District Livability Partnership has developed a U District Urban Design Framework guiding the future of public spaces, street improvements, zoning, building heights, and housing in the U District.

Call to artists!

University District volunteers associated with the University District Livability Partnership have issued a CALL TO ARTISTS for a project that will create a mural for the north wall of J’s Market in the Jack in the Box parking lot at NE 50th. Applications are due July 8. Three finalists will receive cash awards.

Air travel focus of new world map

World map based on airports, runways & helicopter pads

World map based on airports, runways & helicopter pads

A Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at the University of Washington recently created a map of the world that is outlined using only the locations of the world’s runways, helicopter pads and airports. Read more in the Huffington Post.

Women’s Center director speaks to human trafficking

Sutapa Basu, Women's Center

University of Washington

Sutapa Basu, executive director of the UW Women’s Center

In a June 21 guest editorial in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Executive Director of the UW Women’s Center Sutapa Basu addresses business accountability and consumer responsibility to stop the supply chains that support human trafficking and forced labor.

Updated Odegaard will reopen June 24

Renovated Odegaard libraryCome see the inno­v­a­tive active learn­ing class­rooms, write­able walls, media view­ing rooms, dra­matic atrium and much more when the renovated Odegaard Undergraduate Library reopens on Monday, June 24, the first day of Summer Quarter.