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Fun on a Friday Night: UW Seattle General Catalog Archive!

Ever wonder what they taught at UW Pre-1900, now you can know (if you can read the handwriting)

UW Seattle General Catalog Archive

The history of the University of Washington exists in many forms, but its General Catalog provides one of the best records of its curricula, degrees, and policies. This page contains an archive of searchable, printable General Catalogs and Bulletins.


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Offshore windfarms and suction buckets

First floating wind farm, built by offshore oil company, delivers electricity

Anchored, floating turbines allow offshore wind installations in deep waters.

Megan Geuss – 10/18/2017, 11:13 AM

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm began delivering electricity to the Scottish grid today.

Further Reading

Governments fund research into floating wind turbines

The 30MW installation, situated 25km (15.5mi) from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, will demonstrate that offshore wind energy can be harvested in deep waters, miles away from land, where installing giant turbines was once impractical or impossible. At peak capacity, the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power 20,000 Scottish homes.

The installation, called Hywind Scotland, is also interesting because it was built by Statoil, a Norwegian mega-corporation known for offshore oil drilling. Statoil has pursued offshore wind projects in recent years, using the company’s experience building and managing infrastructure in difficult open sea conditions to its advantage.

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Ocean in Our Blood; a Pacific Poetry Reading

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March 21, 2018 · 10:36 am

Need a little study break, this is kind of interesting: Check out “WholeTrees” from WholeTrees

Check out “WholeTrees” from WholeTrees Architecture on Vimeo.

The video is available for your viewing pleasure at

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Video Release: Blue Carbon

EarthCorps is proud to present: Blue Carbon

Blue Carbon tells the story of how coastal wetlands mitigate climate change and reduce carbon pollution to benefit all people.

This compelling video takes a look at wetland restoration in the Snohomish Estuary and the blue carbon research conducted at Western Washington University.

EarthCorps and Restore America’s Estuaries produced the video with funding from Wildlife Forever Fund and Laird Norton Family Foundation.

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Featuring in order of appearance: Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribe; John Rybczyk, Western Washington University; Stefanie Simpson, Restore America’s Estuaries; Katrina Poppe, Western Washington University; Mariska Kecskes, EarthCorps; Mike Rustay, Snohomish County.


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Announcing the Student Leadership Advisers


The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the Student Leadership Advisers, a group of undergraduate students who are dedicated to helping other students navigate leadership opportunities and experiences at the UW. This idea was born out of a year of conversations with students, and we are excited about sharing this with the UW community at large.

Subject: Student Leadership Advisers

Are you eager to get involved at the UW, but aren’t sure where to begin? Overwhelmed with the idea of developing your leadership potential? Ready to make a plan?

The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the Student Leadership Advisers, a group of current students who are eager to support others in navigating the many opportunities at the University of Washington. These advisers are deeply engaged in various parts of this campus community, and have been trained to provide guidance to students who are looking to get connected.

Current students can request an individual appointment with one of the advisers starting now !

Visit the Husky Leadership Initiative website for details.


Undergraduate Academic Affairs/University of Washington

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Global Health Business Case Competition 2018 || Coming soon!

The Global Business Center, along with the Jackson School’s Center for Global Studies and UW’s Department of Global Health, would like to announce the 2018 edition of the Global Health Business Case Competition (GHBCC). As in years past, the competition will involve solving a critical global health challenge. Graduate and undergraduate students of all disciplines, from UW Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma, are invited to participate. Teams must be interdisciplinary with at least two majors represented per team.

Registration opens December 1st. The competition will begin with a kick-off event on Thursday, January 25th, followed by 24-hours of case analysis. Students will present their solutions to a panel of judges on Saturday, January 27th. Winning teams from each track (graduate and undergraduate) will receive $500; second place teams will receive $200.

Best regards,

Program Manager, Global Business Center
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Mackenzie Hall 137, Box 353200, Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-4109 / angelajs /

GHBCC One Page Flyer 2018 – UPDATED Promo.pdf

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ASP’s new Student Success Coach starts this Thursday!!!

Hello community,

We wanted to let you all know that our new Student Success Coach, Madison, will be available to start seeing students this Thursday evening. Students can make an appointment online to meet one on one with her or drop-in if they are here at CLUE. I have attached a flyer for you to post or send out to students. The website below also has all the information.

The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

Effective study strategies

Time management skills

Setting and working towards goals

Finding campus resources


Hours/Location: Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm in Mary Gates Hall room 171

Make an appointment here:

Please share with all your students and leaders. Thanks for spreading the word!


Academic Support Programs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

University of Washington-Seattle

Mary Gates Hall Box 352805

161A Mary Gates Hall Seattle, WA 98195-2805



Pronouns: She/Her

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

We acknowledge the people – past, present, and future – of the Dkhw’Duw’Absh, the Duwamish Tribe, the Muckleshoot Tribe, and other tribes on whose traditional lands we study and work.

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Celebrate National Coming Out Day with the Q Center the QSC!

“I’m Coming Out As…”

Hey friends! National Coming Out Day is tomorrow on October 11. As we reflect on what it means to come out, make sure to catch the Q Center and the QSC outside the HUB front entrance tomorrow from 11 AM to 2 PM. We’ll be tabling, giving out condoms, and passing out “I’m coming out as ____” stickers. (Pens and markers will be available to fill them in, and the sticker design is attached below.)

We hope to see you around the HUB and the Q Center then!

All the best,

Joshua T | Queer Student Commission Director


Associated Students of the University of Washington

E-Mail | Office Hours | Website | Facebook | Twitter

HUSKY UNION BUILDING 131P | (206) 685-4252


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Fundamental for Startups: Introduction to Lean Canvas


On behalf of CoMotion Labs I would like to invite you to our upcoming presentation, Startup Fundamentals: Introduction to Lean Canvas with John Sechrest on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm in Fluke Hall, 3rd floor Idea Lab.

Join us for our kickoff session as part of Seattle Startup Week 2017! We are very excited to have John Sechrest, Founder of Seattle Angel Conference as our speaker! John will be presenting “Introduction to Lean Canvas.”

John’s current projects include the Seattle Angel Conference and the Lean Startup Seattle Group. As an entrepreneurial collaborator, John focused on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. His efforts are focused building the tools, skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world. By connecting resources, people and projects together and building feedback mechanisms into the conversation, John makes significant impacts on the groups that he works with.

Our Startup Fundamentals series aims to provide our CoMotion Labs Community and ELC Community with FREE access to leading experts that can close the GAP in startup knowledge. These startup sessions will give startups, teams, students and community a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-on training, and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business.

All seminars will be video captured and live streamed.

Light refreshments will be served. These sessions are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there!

To RSVP to attend this session, please email cmlabs, Can’t make the presentation but want the lecture slides or recording? Please cmlabs.

CoMotion Labs Development Coordinator

CoMotion at University of Washington

CoMotion Innovation Center, Box 354950
4545 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98105
206.221.3520 | fax 206.543.0586
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Husky Robotics RSO is looking for recruits to build a Mars Rover!

Welcome (and welcome back!)

After taking 9th place out of 82 international teams (and 3rd out of the US teams!) at last year’s University Rover Challenge (, Husky Robotics is eager to get started on this year’s rover, and we need students passionate about robotics, space travel, astrological sciences, and hands-on learning to join up!

While our team is primarily composed of undergraduates, Husky Robotics has an open recruitment policy (except for software, due to historically high interest in the group), graduates are also welcome to join.

This is a full-year commitment, with our members working every quarter to make sure we meet the competition deadlines. This year we will be focusing on computer vision, LIDAR, inverse kinematics, and improving our autonomous navigation system.

We run workshops to train our members in Computer Aided Drafting, basic machining, circuit board design, soldering, programming, astrogeology, astrobiology, and experiment design, with many opportunities to learn from experience.

If you’d like to learn more, visit our website at, or come meet us this week at:

–The Engineering RSO fair on September 26th at the HUB ballroom, from 5-7 PM.

–The Red Square RSO fair, September 27th & 28th from 10 AM to 3 PM

Most importantly, we also have an informational meeting for prospective members!

Saturday, Sept. 30th, in room 238 (second floor) of the Mechanical Engineering building at 10 AM.

We’ll go over the different subsystems that can be joined and what they do, along with further details of how to join and what is expected of our members.

Hope to see you there!

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Norway recycles an incredible 96% of its plastic bottles

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The Owl and His Sheppard

Absolutely amazing pictures of the animal world

These are amazing pictures, enjoy.

The Owl and his Shepard. Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi, a one-year-old owlet, share a very special bond which is evident in the following photos.

For years, photographer Tanja Brandt has made it her mission to capture magnificent photos of animals and wildlife. Recently, the German artist found a new challenge when she photographed the unique bond between two unlikely friends: Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi (Napoleon), a one-year-old owlet. The owlet and canine have a special “protector-protected” relationship and that their affection towards each other couldn’t be any more evident.

Ingo lovingly guards Poldi, who apparently “doesn’t know how to live free.”

The owlet hatched two days after his six brothers and sisters, therefore, has always been very vulnerable due to his small size. Comparatively, Ingo was raised by a family of strong, and oftentimes ruthless, police dogs.

“They respect each other and they can read each other,” says the photographer.

Following are some adorable photos of the unlikely best friends:

I just love the picture below…

This one too!

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The “Great Green Wall” Didn’t Stop Desertification, but it Evolved Into Something That Might

It was a simple plan to combat a complex problem. The plan: plant a Great Green Wall of trees 10 miles wide and 4,350 miles long, bisecting a dozen countries from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east. The problem: the creeping desertification across Africa.

“The desert is a spreading cancer,” Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal’s president and the wall’s standard bearer, said. “We must fight it. That is why we have decided to join in this titanic battle.”

There were just a few problems.

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In the Field

“Forestry is interesting to me intellectually,” asserts Phillip Chi a silviculture forestry technician on the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest. “But it’s also something that I really don’t mind doing as a job.”


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Art and the Environment: you can do both

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Waste Not, Want Not: Pilot Program Makes It Easier to Compost and Recycle

Ever stood in front of the triple option of Recyclable/Compostable/Landfill bins and wondered where your cup, potato chip bag, or take-out plate should go?

Customers at Local Point in Lander Hall now have the opportunity to see exactly where leftover food and other waste belong. Using software on an iPad mounted near the bins, customers can also learn what the eco savings are in terms of CO2 (carbon dioxide), landfill space, and energy saved.

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Otter Spotter

On Sunday September 11, 2016 Environmental Manager Chris Andersen was out at the Auburn Environmental Park in the Mill Creek area when he spotted a rare visitor. While checking on a beaver dam in the area, he heard rustling across the creek from where he stood. He got his camera out and started to record, when an otter showed itself and began to lope across the grass, take a quick glance in Chris’s direction, and plop into the water shortly after. It swam upstream for a bit, popped it’s head up to check on Chris once more, and continued on it’s way.

While it’s known that river otters call this area their home, it is rare to see one in the wild in action. It’s quite lucky to catch one on camera, so we would like to share this experience with you! Check out this short clip captured by Chris!

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Learn about the burke-gilman trail history

On Sunday, Sept. 12, 1971, hundreds of people began marching toward Matthews Beach Park along the shores of Lake Washington north of Sand Point. Families, couples, adults and senior citizens converged on the park in two streams – one from the south, one from the north. They marched there that sunny late-summer afternoon along old railroad tracks, on a route that dated to the 1880s.

The “hike-in” and rally was organized by Merrill Hille to draw attention and create support for turning the old railroad tracks to a bike and pedestrian trail.

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UW Project Boosts Health through Community Gardens in Navajo Nation

Aims to Reduce Health Disparities in Two New Mexico Communities

A University of Washington School of Public Health collaboration in two Navajo Nation communities is inspiring families to grow and eat more fruit and vegetables – setting them on a path to better health.

The Yeego (Let’s go) Gardening! project features a series of collaborative studies. One of the recently completed studies developed community garden plots and workshops that teach basic cultivation techniques. The aim of that study was to boost health and wellness in two New Mexico communities – Crownpoint and Shiprock – with high rates of diabetes and low access to healthy foods.

“We’ve been able to show in the study that the gardens and gardening workshops help increase gardening among adults in the communities,” says India Ornelas, assistant professor of health services at the UW and an assistant member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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