RSO Rundown

This column keeps tabs on the activities of the UW’s Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). The following events are courtesy of RSOs and communities on campus. 

Tuesday, Mar. 3

Global Business Perspectives

CoMotion plans ‘MakerSpace’ launch

CoMotion, formerly known as the UW Center for Commercialization, will be launching their “MakerSpace” event series Tuesday.

The first event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in Fluke Hall 215. The intent is for MakerSpace to be a place on campus for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to create prototypes, take part in workshops, and network. 

Women activists discuss exploitive companies

International Women’s Day was celebrated early Monday night in Thomson Hall.

“We thought we’d save you from finals week,” said Ben Wiselogle, organizer and Oxfam member, after noting that International Women’s Day is actually March 8.

The event was held to highlight the work of two women activists fighting against mining and exploitation in West Africa.


Back to their best, Huskies break 196 but fall to Stanford

The No. 25 Washington gymnastics team didn’t come away with the win Monday night at the No. 11 Stanford Cardinal. But the UW’s away loss wasn’t due to lack of success, as the Huskies posted their best score in more than a month, a 196.125. The Cardinal finished with a score of 197.525.

Pan tied for first after two rounds in Cabo San Lucas

Despite dropping one spot on the leaderboard Monday, the No. 22 Washington men’s golf team moved closer to first place after second-round play at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Top-ranked Huskies well ahead of the pack after round one-and-five-sixths

Monday was a trying day for everyone involved in the Bruin/Wave Invitational at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif. Sporadic rain throughout the day caused soggy greens, a short delay, and inflated scores across the board.


Those left behind

How public schools are failing our most vulnerable students

The tipping point

Why gratuity in America is a major labor-rights issue

Guest editorial: UW’s Simpson Center puts Israel in the dock

“In the modern world, the Jew has perpetually been on trial; still today the Jew is on trial, in the person of the Israeli — and this modern trial of the Jew, this trial which never ends, begins with the trial of Shylock.”

                                        — Philip Roth, Operation Shylock (1993)


Arts & Leisure

Exhibit review: ‘51 Days’

An interdisciplinary arts exhibition

Leisure time: Defending emo

Knowing your twinkle daddies from your skramz

Theater review: ‘Seven Ways to Get There,’ dir. John Langs

First rule about men’s group therapy: Don’t talk about men’s group therapy


It's not about your age, it's about your attitude

UW Sigma Kappa house director stays active at 85

Coming full circle

UW alumna survives cancer and helps provide scholarships to other patients

Keeping it real

Husky Real Food Challenge hopes to bring higher food standards to campus


Campus Pulse

Urbanization causing ‘rapid evolutionary changes,’ says UW paper


A recent paper published in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution explores “rapid evolutionary changes” in the ecosystem caused by urbanization. 

The paper explains that these evolutionary changes are happening more quickly than originally thought and may “have significant implications for ecological and human well-being.”

Meet the poo-sniffin’ pooches of Conservation Canines Saving endangered species one scat at a time

Conservation Canines knows poop. In fact, its fridge is full of “poops” from all over the world. 

At a training facility tucked into a cool corner of UW’s Pack Forest near the foot of Mt. Rainier, the Conservation Canines team trains dogs to sniff out the scat of a variety of animals. Since 1997, they’ve been collecting a myriad of scat to study, ranging from that of local killer whales to tigers in Cambodia to the sesame-seed-sized pooh of Pacific pocket mice. 

Rolandi Research Group develops new water purification system

With the use of a biomaterial found in crustacean shells, the Rolandi Research Group at the UW is working to develop a water purification system for people in developing countries.

This biomaterial, chitin, can be extracted from most crustacean shells, though the research group is specifically working with crab and shrimp shells. Chitin acts as a filter: It absorbs dyes, metals, contaminants, pathogens, and microorganisms from water.

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