On Friday, Nov. 19, the UW Alumni Association hosted its second members-only night at the movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Earlier this year, we reserved the Pacific Science Center’s IMAX Theater for opening night of Alice in Wonderland 3-D. This time, it was all witchcraft and wizardry.
Once again, we sold out the opening night showing at Pacific Science Center in just a few hours. Members and their guests were treated to the 7:30 p.m. show that kicks off the 7-part story’s dramatic conclusion. The film puts Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort on a collision course that will end next summer with Part 2.
This is the kind of membership experience the UW Alumni Association is proud to bring its members, and it’s just one example of the kind of exclusive events and benefits you can enjoy as a UWAA member. See why 50,000 other Huskies are enjoying membership and tell us why you love the UW.
Stay tuned for all the latest member deals, and enjoy this week’s Dawg Treats:
- From the Wall Street Journal, more and more youngsters are getting braces, but UW Professor of Orthodontics Gregory King says it’s no more effective to do it early than later.
- UW students: Next president should raise money, keep tuition low.
- The UW Board of Regents approved a $250 million renovation to Husky Stadium. The project will begin Nov. 7, 2011 and the Huskies will play at Qwest Field in 2012 and return to Husky Stadium in 2013.
- The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University is hosting a major 45-year retrospective exhibition of works by Seattle painter Francis Celentano, a professor emeritus from the UW who explores issues of color, shape, form and structure in abstract, geometric works.
- UW Alumni Association President Colleen Fukui-Sketchley and Past-President Eddie Pasatiempo are featured in this Department of Communication story about confronting the UW’s budget.
- Seeley Martin, a sea ice expert at the UW, is quoted in this MSNBC story about the role Antarctica is playing in climate change.
- Scottish scientists identified genes that are linked to the human heartbeat in a study that is likely to lead to major developments in the treatment of cardiac problems. The research was led by the UW and involved more than 100 scientists in the UK, Europe and USA.
- Great story about former UW coach Gil Dobie, who was 59-0-3 at Washington. Seattle Times reporter Lynn Borland writes Dobie’s only loss is his legacy.
- A recent study by the UW’s Project Information Legacy suggests there is just too much information out there and that students are having a tough time doing research in the digital age.
- UW researchers take a closer look at Seattle schools.
- A technique built by UW researchers aims to recreate famous sites using photo-sharing sites such as Flickr.
Photo courtesty of Warner Bros..