At the UW’s Foster School of Business, bigger isn’t always better. Unless you’re talking about PACCAR Hall, the incredible new home for one of the country’s premier business schools.
On Friday, Oct. 15, Foster School faculty, staff, alumni and supporters gathered for a private reception to dedicate the five-story, 135,000-square-foot building. Dean Jim Jiambalvo, PACCAR chairman and CEO Mark Pigott, and UW Interim President Phyllis Wise all spoke at the event.
Click here to see a photo gallery of the gorgeous new building.
PACCAR Hall includes 124 offices, 19 classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium and 28 breakout rooms that can be used for small group discussions. There’s also an outdoor terrace and a large cafe that serves Starbucks coffee. It’s called Orin’s Place in honor of UW alum and Regent Orin Smith, the former president and CEO of Starbucks.
Read the University Week story and check out this week’s Dawg Treats:
- Scientists at the UW have discovered that women who are depressed during pregnancy have a higher chance of premature births.
- A report by the National Research Council examines how universities have managed the intellectual property of their federally-funded research.
- When in Rome: Students studying abroad drink more alcohol, according to a UW study. This report has been all over the web—here’s a story from TIME.com.
- President Obama will rally on the UW campus Thursday, Oct. 21, in support of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. This is not a University-sponsored event, but UW communications students will serve as media volunteers. Columns Editor Julie Case will have a special inside scoop.
- The Daily reports there is far less smoking on campus this year.
- UW alum Ann Rule’s new novel, In the Still of the Night, tells the story of Ronda Reynolds, a former Washington state trooper whose 1998 death was ruled a suicide, and whose mother battled for 11 years to reverse that decision.
- Hot stuff! The UW is part of a national effort to study global warming.
- Shwetak Pate and fellow UW researchers have developed a squeezable cell phone that gives firmness-based feedback.
- The UW’s popular Food Lecture Series is garnering attention on the blogosphere. Here is Ashley Braun’s post on Gebisa Ejeta’s talk about food science and technology, and here’s Kristen Rezabek’s review of Roz Naylor’s lecture on biofuels. Scott Macklin of the UW’s Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) also has this blog post on Ejeta’s talk.
- Former UW hoops star Brandon Roy brought his Portland Trail Blazers to Garfield High School for a special practice session.
- A study by the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences reveals babies think friendly robots are human.
Photo by Matt Hagen.