UW named America's 'coolest' school by 'Sierra Magazine'

August 17, 2011

What’s the coolest university in America? By one significant measure, it’s the University of Washington.
Sierra Magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has named the University of Washington the top university in the country for its initiatives to operate sustainably and limit its contributions to global warming. This is the fourth year the UW has been among the top-ranked schools; it was fourth last year

Science and Policy Summit Planned by GPSS

May 11, 2011

The Science and Policy Summit, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, will be held on Friday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the UW Tower. The summit aims to open a dialogue between scientists and policy makers.

Professor Emeritus and National Academy of Sciences Fellow Edward L. Miles will give the keynote address, and there will be four panel discussions:

UW named base for EPA-funded Clean Air Research Center

March 9, 2011

The UW will become a base for one of the nation's four new Clean Air Research Centers funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agency announced the funding of the centers March 7.  Each center will receive approximately $8 million over five years.

The centers will study the health impact of the complex, varying  mixtures of particles, vapors and gas that pollute the air.

Carbon Leadership Forum will devise standards to limit carbon footprints in building products

February 14, 2011

University of Washington researchers have teamed with design and construction professionals to devise standards that will help limit carbon footprints of building products and systems.

Organized as the Carbon Leadership Forum, the group is hosted by the UW College of Built Environments.