Our time in Padova has come to an end. After serving as our base for our first three weeks in Italy, it was time to move one. Though I initially viewed Verona as boring and not seriously eventful, the little university town grew on me as the weeks passed. It is a very homely place and though it may not be the center of European nightlife or historical monuments, it was a great place to help us settle into the Italian lifestyle. For much of our time there, Padova was underappreciated. But as...More
From the Blogs
Choose 7 Perfect Students to blog on behalf of all of the Big U? Not our style. So we’ve linked to blogs from as many students, professors, researchers, and coaches as would we could, and we're always looking for more. We even found a blogging Dawg. We present them to you unfiltered and unedited, because that’s how life is around here.
Addio Padova; Ciao Verona!
Tweet(s) of the Week
Desmond Trufant is adding to the family tradition, both the Trufant family’s and the Husky family’s. Yesterday, Trufant became the third NFL player in his family and the second Husky in the last three drafts to be selected in the first-round when the Atlanta Falcons traded up to the 22nd pick in the NFL Draft to secure the cornerback out of Tacoma, Washington. The Falcons went 13-3 last year and made a deep run in the playoffs, so Tru will be landing in a great nest to foster a long NFL...More
Job opportunity at North Seattle CC
North Seattle Community College is hiring a Student Success Specialist (academic advisor). Please spread the word to those you think would be interested and well-qualified! The posting is available on the SCCD employment opportunities website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sccd/default.cfm
Questions about the position can be referred to me.
Peggy Sharp, Ed.D.
The mission of...More
Capri Per Un Giorno!
For Courtney and I, the main attractions behind traveling to Naples for a weekend were the pizza and a possible trip to Capri. So after waking up, checking our email, and eating a small hostel-provided breakfast, we took off on foot for the Porta Di Massa in hopes of catching the next ferry to Capri. After purchasing our tickets, we grabbed a chocolateNutella croissant, because that is what we do when we wait for ferries. While buying that, Courtney found a Nutella-to-go pack, which was...More
Design Guidelines for Horizontal Drains for Slope Stabilization
To our/your interested members, there is a recently completed research project on the use of horizontal drains for slope stabilization. The research was partly sponsored by WSDOT and completed by the Desert Research Institute (UNR) and WSU. The research report is hosted on WSDOT’s research website (Design guidelines for horizontal drains used for slope stabilization ) and is free for downloading. The report covers...More
GPSS Upcoming Events!
News from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate
April 24th, 2013
1.) GPSS Spring Social
Thursday, April 25th, 7-10pm, HUB North Ballroom.
Join us for our annual Spring Social. This year’s theme is
“Create-Your-Own-Superhero” and costumes are encouraged. We will have a
photo booth, sumo wrestling, costume contest, caricature drawings, 50/50
cash raffle, corn hole, snacks, beer and wine. This event is free for UW
new Summer course on Climate Change
Special Topics: The Geographies of Climate Change (GEOG 495)
Offered Term A, Summer Quarter 2013. Daily, 9:40-11:50. Instructor: Craig ZumBrunnen. SLN 11664
What does science tell us about climate change? How are we to evaluate various degrees of ominousness in differing climate forecast? How is the media reporting the issue? How does climate change play out politically and economically, globally and locally? What can we do about it?
Through readings, lectures, films,...More
Cody Bruns: Life After Football
You know the famous NCAA slogan: “There are over 400,000 NCAA student-athletes, and most of us will go pro in something other than sports.” In cornerback Desmond Trufant’s case, he is absolutely going pro in sports, as he is a first-round prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, but what about all the other star Huskies? Last year, long snapper Brendan Lopez declared that he was going pro in dentistry by moving on to the University of Washington School of Dentistry and defensive back and special...More
Early polar explorer in free exhibit
An exhibit of images and manuscript excerpts about or by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to lead a successful expedition to the South...More