11th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium

Three Weeks to Dead­line! All pro­pos­als need to be sub­mit­ted by Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 9.

To present your research, sub­mit your poster pro­posal by 5:00 p.m. on Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 9, 2015. (Late pro­pos­als will not be considered.)

To Learn More:

  • Come to CTL’s Sym­po­sium Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion this Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 22, 1:30–2:30 p.m.,Gerberding 100. Tea and cook­ies provided.
  • Visit the Teach­ing and Learn­ing Sym­po­sium website.
  • Con­tact sotl@uw.edu with questions.

Save the Date:  April 14, 2:00–4:30 p.m., HUB Ballrooms.

Each spring CTL hosts the Teach­ing and Learn­ing Sym­po­sium to pro­vide a forum where UW fac­ulty, staff, and stu­dents can share their research on ways teach­ing inno­va­tions affect stu­dent learn­ing. The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions.

Online resource down times planned for Saturdays January 24 & February 7, 2015

In order to accom­mo­date work on the tran­sit tun­nel project on the Seat­tle cam­pus, the Libraries has the fol­low­ing planned outages:

Sat­ur­day Jan­u­ary 24
1am – 8am:
Libraries web­site and some online ser­vices, includ­ing access to all UW-restricted resources will be UNAVAILABLE

Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 7
6am — 10am:
Libraries web­site and some online ser­vices, includ­ing access to all UW-restricted resources will be UNAVAILABLE
Suz­za­llo and Allen Libraries will be CLOSED
(other libraries have nor­mal hours)

More infor­ma­tion about affected library ser­vices can be found at <http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/news/announcements/winter-outage>

We apol­o­gize for the inter­rup­tion in service.

Do You Play? Submit a Proposal Now to “Play” in the Library this March

Grad­u­ate stu­dents: does your work relate to the theme of “Play”?  Think crit­i­cal gam­ing, the­ater and music per­for­mance, sports stud­ies, play in child­hood edu­ca­tion, the psy­chol­ogy of play, and more. Sub­mit a pro­posal now to par­tic­i­pate in our pop­u­lar Schol­ars Stu­dio series. Schol­ars’ Stu­dio is a fast paced and fun quar­terly event fea­tur­ing up to 10 short pre­sen­ta­tions (5 min­utes each) by UW grad­u­ate stu­dents and post­docs. Q&A with pre­sen­ters, and a recep­tion are included. Schol­ars’ Stu­dio is an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity for grad stu­dents look­ing to make con­nec­tions and build pre­sen­ta­tion skills.

Pro­pos­als for Schol­ars’ Stu­dio “Play” are due by the end of the day on Feb 6, 2015. Don’t delay: sub­mit your pro­posal now!


Birth of an Anthem: Bow Down to Washington

As the USS Con­gress pulled into San Fran­cisco Bay on the beau­ti­ful fall evening of Thurs­day, Nov. 4, 1915, UW foot­ball fans onboard held a bois­ter­ous rally on the fore­deck under pur­ple and gold stream­ers strung every­where from the giant steamship’s rig­ging. This was the year of the San Fran­cisco World’s Fair, the Pan Pacific Inter­na­tional Expo­si­tion. The sky­line and the fair pavil­ions on the shore­line formed a mag­nif­i­cent back­drop as the band blared out “Bow Down to Wash­ing­ton” with those onboard singing at the top of their lungs.”

For the full story, please see Columns.

Why Beethoven tugs at the heart strings: The rhythms of the German composer’s music may have been prompted by a coronary disorder

Beethoven’s music may really have come from the heart. The com­poser may have been suf­fer­ing from a heart rhythm dis­or­der, arrhyth­mia, which is reflected in his works, researchers say. And the irreg­u­lar heart­beat sen­sa­tions he felt – and his increased sen­si­tiv­ity due to deaf­ness – could be lit­er­ally at the heart of his masterpieces.”

For the full story, please see the Inde­pen­dent.