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UW alums open showroom for digital printing shop

UW shirts from Maverick Apparel PrintingA pair of UW alums have opened a downtown Seattle showroom for their custom printing business, Maverick Apparel Printing. Co-founders Mark Pattison and Greg Smith are committed to a fun, hip and “100% customer-centric” experience, and Maverick’s clients speak for themselves—Seattle Art Museum, Cherry Street Coffee and The Triple Door, to name a few.

Pattison played football for the UW and spent several seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders. He launched a few start-ups and still operates The Pattison Group located here in Seattle, a branded merchandising company, before partnering with Smith on the Maverick venture, which utilizes direct-to-garment digital technology.

Smith is the founder and CEO of Urban Visions, a sustainable real estate development company. He has moderated lectures for the University of Washington and holds a certificate in commercial real estate from the UW’s extension program. His work in sustainable living helped put Seattle on the list of top green cities in America.

Read more about the showroom on the Seattle Met blog.

Enjoy this week’s Dawg Treats:

  • A story in the Washington Post explains how colleges can identify depressed students and includes survey results from UW students.
  • The Wall Street Journal interviews UW alum Andrew Okpeaha MacLean about his coming-of-age drama “On the Ice,” which is playing at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Two UW alums are developing a video game that challenges players to design new ways to fold RNA molecules. Dr. Rhiju Das, a physicist at Stanford, and Adrien Treuille, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon, met as postgraduate researchers at the UW, where they were on the team that created Foldit.
  • Get the CliffsNotes for the Cliff Mass Weather Blog.
  • Artist and UW alum David C. Kane was featured in the Artdish blog and highlights his show at Eidelauer Picture Club in Seattle.
  • UW Public Health Professor Michelle Williams won a presidential award for excellence in science mentoring, The White House announced recently. Williams established a program to train students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds for research and leadership careers in public health.
  • UW researchers are hard at work on contact lenses that project images onto eyeballs using semi-transparent LEDs that integrate into existing contact lenses.
  • The UW ranked 10th on Kiplinger magazine’s list of best values in public colleges, an annual ranking that looks at factors such as academic quality, four-year graduation rates, affordability and admission rates.
  • UW biologist Peter Ward is part of a team that links ancient mass extinctions with massive planetary biological and geological changes.
  • Michael Honey, Haley Professor of Humanities at UW Tacoma, penned a guest column in the Seattle Times exploring Martin Luther King Jr.’s views on labor issues.
  • Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of undergraduate academic affairs, shows how Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings shed light on the crises of today.
  • A study by the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that Texas-Mexico border residents are poor and lack insurance, yet live longer.
  • UW alum Kate Nau was named to the Special Olympics Minnesota Board of Directors.
  • Steve Sarkisian and the UW agreed to a 5-year, $12.75 million contract extension. Sark told seattlepi.com, “I love being a Husky.”

Photo courtesty of Maverick Apparel Printing.

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