Grab a colleague — it’s time for five rounds of head-to-head Husky trivia! The winner gets a free lunch… or at least bragging rights (You can find the answers at the bottom of this article). Which famous Husky graduated from the UW School of Law in 1935 and served as a U.S. Senator from Washington [...]
This April we’ve got a baker’s dozen of events for faculty and staff! The biggest event is the 3rd annual UW Scavenger Hunt. Explore the Bothell, Seattle, or Tacoma campus on your own, with your colleagues, or with friends and family. Start the Hunt anywhere on campus and your smartphone will guide you to the [...]
Snow-capped mountains. Lush emerald forests. Magnificent blue waters. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are reminded every day of how enchanting this Earth can be. Let’s show our appreciation for our precious planet on Earth Day, April 22, while also helping raise awareness of its increasing fragility and pledging to do our part to protect [...]
I love long summer days, but when the sun stays out for days on end, I need to keep cool. That’s where water comes in. Here’s a list of Seattle swimming spots to help you cool off as the weather warms up. Grab your towels and suits everybody, and let’s dive in! Lake Washington, WAC [...]
Get up and move! According to the American Heart Association, we’re spending more time sitting than ever before. This inactive behavior can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke, and other diseases. Take the first step to a healthier life at work by taking part in this year’s National Walk Day at UW. Register below [...]
Markets are meant to be disrupted. That's what you'll walk away thinking after a chat with Professor Charles Hill. "Disruption is the nature of a capitalist economy, and you've got to argue that disruption is fundamentally a good thing," said Hill, who’s taught in the Foster School of Business since 1988.
Who isn’t afraid of aging? Kids hate growing up and grown-ups hate getting older. And yet, we can’t slow down time. Nor can we magically turn back the clock, despite the promises of late-night infomercials. Our best bet is to age healthily, and the best way to do that is to be active. “Physical activity [...]
Whether you’ve never tried mindfulness or you have a daily practice, there are upcoming events for all. For those ready to commit to a full-day of mindfulness, we have a retreat in April… One-Day Mindfulness Retreat Saturday, April 30 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Register here The Whole U and UW Medicine invite you to experience a full [...]
We’re spending more time sitting in front of a screen than ever before. This is making us less active and more prone to serious diseases, according to the American Heart Association. To some of us, leaving our work to walk for 15 to 30 minutes might seem pointless. It’s not very strenuous, and it won’t [...]
In January we committed to take our New Year’s resolutions to another level. Over 1,500 of us at the University of Washington signed up to make impactful lifestyle changes. Some tracked their progress in exercise and weight loss and the results were incredible. Together we took over 55 million steps — enough to go around the [...]
From Ebola and Zika to malaria and dengue fever, there seems to be a global health crisis around every corner. If you haven’t witnessed an outbreak in person, you’ve seen the images on TV: Patients struggle to survive, doctors cross borders to treat them, and researchers rush to develop vaccines. But there’s a tireless group of frontline caregivers that often get overlooked — both by daily news coverage and high-level decision-makers.
The Art of Alzheimer’s Thursday, March 10 – Wednesday, May 25 Harborview Medical Center Cafeteria, Level B Atrium Open 24/7 The University of Washington is a leader in Alzheimer’s research, so it’s only fitting that Harborview would showcase artwork by people living with Alzheimer’s disease and conditions that lead to dementia. This extremely powerful exhibit [...]