We are lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest, where an abundance of locally grown produce, livestock, seafood, and countless other foods and beverages are available. While Seattle hosts several year-round farmers’ markets, May marks the official start of the “farmers’ market” season, where you will find a bounty of fresh and seasonal foods. So, [...]
A great commute can make a world of difference – but, of course, you have more than one person’s transportation needs to consider. Perhaps when you’re thinking about an ideal living place, you have to consider your spouse’s workplace location and your children’s daycare or school(s). You need a plan for how to get each [...]
As the weather warms up, many of us are ready to be more active and healthy. Here are three events that will get you started this May. What Does Your Gut Tell You? The Importance of Gut Health with Dr. Christina Surawicz has just a few spots left. The latest research is revealing that gut [...]
The short answer to this age-old question is yes — potentially. But the complete answer is a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no. Let’s look at the numbers. GeekWire recently shared a study that tells us exactly how much people in Seattle need to live comfortably: $72,092. This includes all of your [...]
Shaved Brussels sprout and kale salad with dried cherries. Coconut quinoa and lentil curry with lime mango and curry. Pistachio pudding. Sounds like the menu from a fancy new restaurant downtown. But these were actually homemade dishes UW faculty and staff enjoyed at potlucks throughout the month of March to celebrate National Nutrition month. We [...]
We tend to think of the workplace as transactional: we show up, we get paid, we leave. But that model misses something. "We’re still human beings when we go to work," said Ryan Fehr, an assistant professor in the Foster School of Business. "We still have emotions. We still care about our connections. Being appreciated still feels good in the workplace, just like it does everywhere else."
If you haven’t heard, the UW Botany Greenhouse will be closing Friday, April 29 to make way for the construction of the new Life Sciences Complex, and we need your help! During the construction of this much needed facility that will support our rapidly growing, diversifying, and collaborative Biology Department, the department’s teaching collection will [...]
I am woefully unprepared for an earthquake. This is a problem because all three UW campuses are near a surface fault. And as the infamous New Yorker article warned, “we now know that the odds of the big Cascadia earthquake happening in the next fifty years are roughly one in three. The odds of the [...]
The UW Alumni Association invites the entire Husky community—students, alumni, staff, faculty, friends, and fans—to two Seattle sports extravaganzas: Scarves up, Huskies! Purple and gold and rave green go great together on Saturday, May 7, at UW Night with the Sounders FC. The Sounders FC play the San Jose Earthquakes, and the UW community enjoys [...]
The Whole U highlighted UW’s advocacy services in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. But before you refer someone to one of UW’s advocates, you may want to know who they are. Meet Natalie Dolci (pictured left), who works with faculty, staff, and students at UW Tacoma and UW Bothell, and Dana Cuomo (pictured right) [...]
Math professor Jennifer Quinn loves to count her steps. Her goal is 10,000 a day, the number recommended by the American Heart Association. "We worry about so many things in our lives — our families, our students — that taking care of ourselves comes last," said Quinn, the interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW Tacoma. "It's so important to value yourself and your health and to make that time. Whatever you enjoy doing in life, you want to make sure you enjoy it for a long time, right?"
This past Friday and Saturday, teams across all three UW campuses competed in the third annual Whole U Scavenger Hunt, completing a UW Walk of Fame that highlighted some famous and acclaimed Huskies. Not only was the campus bustling with excitement from the sunshine, but it was also the UW’s first ever Parent and Family [...]