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Bandaloop to do a Pop-Up Performance at Meany Hall Thursday AM

February 26th, 2015 by master

Just heard that this morning Bandaloop, an Oakland based  vertical dance performance group, will perform a pop-up performance on the front (North side) of Meany on  at 10:20 and 11:20am. Weather permitting.

Udistrict Daily wishes she could be there, but alas…..so, please take pictures and Share them with us on Facebook!

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Threat To UW Under Investigation

November 3rd, 2014 by master

A non-specific Threat was made to the University of Washington through an online site.

UW Police Chief John Vinson has told the community to “be on the watch” for any unusual or suspicious activity.

Officials have not given out any specific details but want the community to know that they are erring on the side of caution.

If you have any information or see anything out of the ordinary please contact UWPD as soon as possible by dialing 911.

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Discover Dinosaurs, a 2000-year-old sandal and the First Coffee Mug in Your Own Backyard!

July 17th, 2014 by master

Of course, when I say Backyard, I mean our collective backyard here in the University District!

Photo credit: Richard Brown Photography Object ID: Cat. No 1-2177 Gift of Lucille Christ

Have you ever wondered what actually goes on behind the scenes at a place like our own Burke Museum? Filled with over 15 millions things amassed over the past 129 years, there are some surprising stories to tell about those amazing objects!

Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects reveals a new side to the Burke by uncovering some of the most fascinating, intriguing and rare objects in its collection.

Visitors will be able to view objects from all of the museum’s collections—on display together for the first time. They will learn about how researchers from Washington state and around the world have been using Burke collections to answer pressing questions for the past 129 years—and the exciting possibilities collections can unlock in the future.

So if you have been wondering why museums have all these things –where do they come from — and what are they used for?  Visit the Burke Museum between April 12  and October 26. This Remarkable exhibit will reveal some surprising stories to many complex questions.

Highlights include:

Volcanic ash in a Chianti bottle
A 2,000-year-old sandal that’s still in style
Fossils that can predict the future
Seattle’s first coffee mug

The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Alliance of Museums-accredited museum and a Smithsonian Affiliate. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso@u.washington.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

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Beautiful day for Husky Fest 2012

April 21st, 2012 by master

Husky Fest kicked off Thursday and wraps up today. The event offered a lot of educational information, music and food trucks.

Engineering students help kids launch air powered rockets.

Environmental Science Professor Robert Wing Lee demonstrates how these mirrors can focus enough of the sun's energy to burn a GI Joe figure.

The electronic engineering school shows off robots and remote controled quadrocoptors.

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