Posts Tagged ‘Museums’

March 3rd, 2013 - 10:23 am § in UW

Happy Dinosaur Day

MARCH 3 … DInosaur Day In honor of this year’s Dino Day, meet the Burke’s terror bird.   (All birds are dinosaurs, but not all dinosaurs are birds!)     Paraphysornis brasiliensis The theme of Dino Day this year is “Predators and Prey”—and terror birds were[...]

September 21st, 2011 - 11:27 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

UW: Johsel Namkung, founding photographer with roots in the UW’s scientific history.

The Gordon Woodside / John Braseth Gallery in South Lake Union has works by Johsel Namkung.   I highly recommend this show to anyone who loves the Northwest and the UW. Johsel Namkung is a renaissance man.  While never a member of our faculty, his amazing career is  a tribute to the role the UW [...]

September 14th, 2011 - 8:45 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Henry Gallery Exhibits Mt. Rainier Made of Seattle Junque

Image 2: David Herbert. Holy Mountain. 2011. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York. Seattle native David Herbert utilizes everyday materials, including Styrofoam, PVC pipes, and Scotch Tape, to create eccentric sculptural installations of iconic subjects. During a[...]

September 2nd, 2011 - 11:14 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE: a vision for Seattle’s new waterfront.

Any successful effort to create a marvelous waterfront park for Seattle should include turning Elliot Avenue into a grand entrance into the city.  Once you cross the Ballard Bridge, there are fields, a very underused shopping center, warehouses, and amazing access to three great attraction … [...]

February 25th, 2011 - 9:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Who OWNS what UW faculty create?

All faculty need to understand that we DO have a contract and that contract, the Faculty Code, effects a lot more than “just” free speech or due process.  The Code effects YOUR rights to work you produce, even if that work is on “your own time.” Stanford University has asked[...]

February 20th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Seattle’s Unique Opportunity: The Waterfront

This is the city founded centuries  ago by people from the Salish Sea.  The longboats of our Samish and Duwamish predecessors were part of a network of native navigation reaching from Tacoma to Alaska.  The white men came and replaced Chief Seattle’s home but the waterfront remained the cor[...]