Stories with 'university of washington' tag

The keeper of UW’s 127-year-old telescope

LOCAL TO KNOW: Adriana Gomez-Buckley remembers the first time she got the chance to look through the University of Washington’s 127-year-old telescope. She first visited the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory the summer after she graduated high school., There, Gomez-Buckley met the head of UW’s Department of Astronomy and peered up into the starry abyss. Four years […]

/ April 15, 2019


In Puget Sound, studying poop to save the orca whales

TODAY’S SEATTLE CATALYST: Sam Wasser is the director for the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology. WHAT HE’S DOING: Sam’s work has taken him around the globe. He’s battled ivory trafficking in Africa, studied wolves in Eastern Washington, and kept an eye on our own southern resident killer whales. His primary research tool: studying animal […]

/ March 26, 2019


How did the Central District become Seattle’s historically black neighborhood?

The answer involves a restaurant, generous neighbors, racism, and some seriously awful housing policies, like redlining.

/ January 15, 2019


Here’s how a propaganda assignment helped name Seattle’s Red Square

When local and national issues heat up, University of Washington’s Red Square is a hub for student protests. In honor of May Day, let’s get into the square’s history…

/ April 30, 2018


Know your blossoms: 6 facts to know about UW’s cherry trees

Here’s a little horticultural history on this Seattle spring destination to share with friends the next time you find yourself talking about this lovely season.

/ March 20, 2018


Seattle’s growth is splitting up love birds and three more things to know today

Birds are breaking up, there’s a proposal to split our state in two, Seattle police are wearing body cams, and we’re getting some clues into what our redesigned waterfront might look like.

/ January 5, 2017