University of Washington School of Law
The University of Washington School of Law or Washington School of Law is the law school of the University of Washington, located on the northwest corner of the main campus in Seattle, Washington. The 2016 U. S. News & World Report law school rankings place it at #33, the school was first organized in 1899. The current law building, the William H. Gates Hall, was completed and occupied in September 2003, funded by and its architecture is modern and energy-efficient, with windows and skylights allowing natural light to fill the library and corridors. The school was located in the second Condon Hall from 1974-2003. From 1933-74 the law school occupied the first Condon Hall in The Quad, as of 2008, the enrollment was 671 students, the faculty numbered 118, and the student/faculty ratio was 11,1. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1909. The UW School of Law has a reputation as an institution, for many years the school did not rank its students.
For the class entering in the fall of 2013,686 out of 2,624 J. D. applicants were offered admission, the 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2013 entering class were 161 and 165, with a median of 164. The 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.46 and 3.80, Washington residents made up 70.6 percent of the entering class,27.9 percent of students were minorities. Bar passage rate in July 2013 was 93. 8%, of 2008 graduates,98.2 percent had secured professional employment within nine months of graduation. The median starting salary for 2007 graduates employed in the sector was $92,250. William H. Gates Hall opened in September 2003, the building houses classrooms, student lounge, a coffee/snack kiosk, locker areas, the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, and faculty and student organization offices. The building itself is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with Braille identifiers. A highly trained staff of 38 facilitates access to a variety of legal information resources and services. U. S.
News & World Report has ranked the law program at the School at #1 in the country for the past three years. The School of Law offers the Juris Doctor degree along with Master of Laws, Masters of Jurisprudence and Ph. D. degrees. J. D. students can choose from one of six specializations, Asian Law, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property. The Law School offers the opportunity to undertake a concurrent degree program, a Ph. D. degree is available in Asian and Comparative Law
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013, it was the major city in the United States. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 100 miles south of the Canada–United States border, a major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. The Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, the settlement was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named Seattle in 1852, after Chief Siahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Logging was Seattles first major industry, but by the late-19th century, growth after World War II was partially due to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing.
The Seattle area developed as a technology center beginning in the 1980s, in 1994, Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle. The stream of new software and Internet companies led to an economic revival, Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District, to the Central District, the jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and others. Seattle is the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix and the alternative rock subgenre grunge, archaeological excavations suggest that Native Americans have inhabited the Seattle area for at least 4,000 years. By the time the first European settlers arrived, the people occupied at least seventeen villages in the areas around Elliott Bay, the first European to visit the Seattle area was George Vancouver, in May 1792 during his 1791–95 expedition to chart the Pacific Northwest. In 1851, a party led by Luther Collins made a location on land at the mouth of the Duwamish River.
Thirteen days later, members of the Collins Party on the way to their claim passed three scouts of the Denny Party, members of the Denny Party claimed land on Alki Point on September 28,1851. The rest of the Denny Party set sail from Portland, after a difficult winter, most of the Denny Party relocated across Elliott Bay and claimed land a second time at the site of present-day Pioneer Square, naming this new settlement Duwamps. For the next few years, New York Alki and Duwamps competed for dominance, david Swinson Doc Maynard, one of the founders of Duwamps, was the primary advocate to name the settlement after Chief Sealth of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The name Seattle appears on official Washington Territory papers dated May 23,1853, in 1855, nominal land settlements were established. On January 14,1865, the Legislature of Territorial Washington incorporated the Town of Seattle with a board of managing the city
A dirt road or track is a type of unpaved road made from the native material of the land surface through which it passes, known to highway engineers as subgrade material. Dirt roads are suitable for vehicles, a path for pedestrians, animals. Compared to a road, a dirt road is not usually graded regularly to produce an enhanced camber to encourage rainwater to drain off the road. They are unlikely to have embankments through low-lying areas and this leads to greater waterlogging and erosion, and after heavy rain the road may be impassable even to off-road vehicles. For this reason, in countries, such as Australia and New Zealand. They are likely to become impassable after rain, terms similar to dirt road are dry-weather road, earth road, or the Class Four Highway designation used in the Peoples Republic of China. A track, dirt track, or earth track would normally be similar and it is as easy to become bogged in sand as it is in mud, a high clearance under the vehicle may be required for rocky sections.
Driving on dirt roads requires great attention to variations in the surface, in Africa, parts of Asia, and parts of America, laterite soils are used to build dirt roads. However laterite, called murram in East Africa, varies considerably to earth and it ranges from a hard gravel to a softer earth embedded with small stones. Not all laterite and murram roads are therefore strictly gravel roads, as it dries out, such laterite can become very hard, like sun-dried bricks
Husky Ballpark is a college baseball stadium in Seattle, Washington, on the campus of the University of Washington. Opened in 1998, it is the field of the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 conference. The playing field was renamed for donor Herb Chaffey in May 2009, Husky Ballpark is located about 600 yards north of Husky Stadium, the ballparks left field wall borders wetlands adjacent to Union Bay. The UWs natural grass soccer stadium is adjacent to the north, a new concrete grandstand was constructed after the 2013 season and opened on March 21,2014, with an approximate seating capacity of 2,500. It formerly had a capacity of 1,500 in temporary bleachers. Opened for pre-season practice in early January 1998, Husky Ballpark hosted its first regular game on February 27 against Gonzaga. Originally slated for a permanent concrete grandstand, the seating area had temporary bleachers for its first 16 seasons. Construction on the grandstand began after the 2013 season and was completed in March 2014.
For its first seven seasons, the infield was AstroTurf. Until 2004, it was the artificial turf in the conference. When FieldTurf was installed prior to the 2005 season, the sliding pits at the three bases were eliminated. The only cut-out portions that remained dirt are the plate area. The basepaths and infield skin portion, normally dirt on a grass field, was gold-colored FieldTurf. The outfield of Husky Ballpark was natural grass from 1998 through 2013, with excellent drainage, the bluegrass, with the renovation, the outfield was converted to FieldTurf for the 2014 season. During the summer months, the ballpark is used extensively by youth, semi-pro, the two other Pac-12 ballparks in the Northwest are all synthetic, including the outfield. Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman installed FieldTurf in the fall of 2003, while Oregon did not return to varsity competition until 2009, and its PK Park in Eugene is similarly configured. The conference expanded to twelve teams in the summer of 2011, Utah plays on a grass field at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
Following the 2014 renovation, the field is now FieldTurf, except for the pitchers mound
Department of Geography, University of Washington
The Department of Geography at the University of Washington is a key site for the contemporary development of critical geography and was a significant location for the quantitative revolution. The department is located in Seattle and has highly ranked among leading geography graduate programs in the United States. Coursework in geography have been offered at the University of Washington at least since the 1890s, early courses included political geography and physical geography. Science Hall would become the new home for the department in 1902, direction for new geographic coursework came under Henry Landes, who was head of the department, and had studied with William Morris Davis at Harvard University. George T. Renner was hired in 1927 as the first geographer, and expanded the course offerings, new courses included economic geography and human geography. In 1928, the title was renamed Department of Geology. Harrington, 2000–05 Katharyne Mitchell, 2008–13 Lucy A. Jarosz, 2013–present In 1942, since the start of their graduate program in 1928, the department has granted over 500 M. A.
degrees and over 300 Ph. D. degrees
Washington Huskies baseball
The Washington Huskies baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball team of the University of Washington, located in Seattle, United States. The program has been a member of the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference since the start of the 1960 season, the team has played at Husky Ballpark since 1998, the on-campus venue was renovated extensively for the start of the 2014 season. Lindsay Meggs has been the head coach since the start of the 2010 season. The program has appeared in nine NCAA Tournaments and it has won two Pac-10 North-South Division Playoffs, six Pac-10 North Division Titles, eight PCC North Division Titles, and two PCC Regular Season Championships. As of the start of the 2014 season,18 former Huskies have appeared in the major leagues, the baseball program at UW began play in the 1901 season, in which it went 4-6 under head coach Fred Schlock. After not competing in 1902, the returned in the 1903 season. From its inception through the end of the 1915 season, the team did not belong to a conference, prior to 1923, most of the programs head coaches served only one or two seasons, with Dode Brinker being the only exception.
Brinker served four tenures as the head coach, in between which he played professional baseball. In his seven seasons as the head coach, Washington had a 59-28 record. Under Brinker, the joined the Pacific Coast Conference for the 1916 season. After not playing in 1917 due to World War II and competing as an independent in 1918, Washington won that years conference championship with a perfect 10-0 record in Brinkers final season. It won the PCC Championship again in 1922 under head coach Robert L. Mathews, in 1922, the university adopted the husky as its mascot and athletic nickname. Since 1920, the nickname had been the Sundodgers. Prior to the 1923 season, Tubby Graves became the head coach. In 1932, the Huskies won the North Division title with a 13-4 conference record, the title was the teams last under Graves. In the 1930s, the home venue was named Graves Field in honor of Graves. After finishing no higher than second in the PCC North Division from 1932 to 1951, in the 1959 season, the Huskies won the North Division title outright under coach Dale Parker.
In doing so, the qualified for its first NCAA Tournament
Washington Huskies women's basketball
The Washington Huskies womens basketball team represents the University of Washington in NCAA Division I college basketball competing in the Pac-12 Conference. Their home games are played at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion is the home for the Husky mens and womens basketball teams, volleyball team and gymnastics squad. Originally completed in 1927, Hec Edmundson Pavilion underwent a $40 million, on January 20,2011, the university approved Seattle-based Alaska Airlines as the new sponsor of Hec Ed. The womens basketball began in 1974, with Christine Burkhart serving as coach. She led the Huskies to a.500 record in her year as head coach. Kathie Neir was the coach for the four years, with an overall record of 82–31. She was replaced by Pat Dobratz, who served for one year as an interim coach, the Huskies would go on to have winning or.500 records every year from the inception of the program until the year 2000. Sue Kruszewski took over the reins in 1980, and after leading the team to a 19–12 record.
While she did not win the top position, she was one of 20 contenders for the honor, after her departure, Joyce Sake took over as head coach. In her second year, the team achieved a record of 26–2, winning the Norpac conference regular season with a perfect 11–0 record, the team was invited to their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The team earned their first AP ranking, finishing the 185 season ranked 11th, in 1985, Chris Gobrecht took over as head coach, and would remain in that position for eleven years. The Huskies exceeded 20 victories in eight of the eleven years, the team won the NorPac regular season outright in 1986, and finished first or tied for first in the 1988 and 1990 seasons. The team earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in nine of the seasons, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1988. The team earned top 25 rankings in the Coaches and AP polls in six of the eleven years, june Daugherty followed Gobrecht, serving as head coach for eleven years. The Huskies had only one losing seasons in the year period.
Tia Jackson replaced Daugherty, and remained for four years, kevin McGuff was hired in 2011 and led the team to consecutive 20 win seasons, and two post-season WNIT bids. After McGuff was hired by Ohio State, assistant coach Mike Neighbors was named head coach for the 2013–14 season and she remains in that position under Neighbors. Source Source Active players in italics
Washington Huskies is the nickname of the University of Washingtons athletic teams. The school is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, the athletic program is made up of 9 mens sports and 11 womens sports. Recently added was the Husky Track located just north of the Husky Ballpark, the golf teams home course is at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn. UW students, sports teams, and alumni are called Huskies, the husky was selected as the school mascot by student committee in 1923. It replaced the Sun Dodger, a reference to the local weather that was quickly dropped in favor of something more tangible. The school colors of purple and gold were adopted in 1892 by student vote, the University of Washington sponsors teams in ten mens and twelve womens NCAA sanctioned sports, ‡ = Mens rowing/crew is sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Rowing Association, not by the NCAA. # =The Indoor track & field teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, * = Beach volleyball is a fully sanctioned NCAA sport which had its first national championship in the spring of 2016.
The development of the Husky Athletic Village begins with the construction of the new Husky Stadium. Along with new facilities, a plan has been created outlining future and existing space for projects, open space, parking, as well as a general concept for street. All existing and future projects will be set up in a village-type atmosphere, the University football teams first game was in 1889. From 1907 to 1917, Washington football teams were unbeaten in 64 consecutive games, during this period, Washington won 40 games in a row under coach Gil Dobie, currently the second longest winning streak in NCAA Division I-A history. In 1916, Dobie finished his coaching career at Washington with an undefeated 58-0-3 record. The 1925 team posted a record but lost to Alabama 21-20 in the Rose Bowl. The 1960 team finished 10-1, under coach Jim Owens, coach Owens served from 1957 to 1974. Don James became head coach in 1975 and transformed the team into a national power while compiling a 153-57-2 record, James first successful year was in 1977 with the team quarterbacked by Warren Moon culminating in a 27-20 victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
Washington and Michigan played again in the Rose Bowl in 1981 resulting in a Michigan win 23-11, the next year, the Huskies returned to the Rose Bowl and defeated Iowa 28-0, the last Rose Bowl shutout and the only shutout in the past half century. Senior running back, Jacque Robinson won the MVP award and was the first player to win MVP awards for both the Orange and Rose Bowls, the 1991 team is considered to be the best Washington Husky football team and among the best in college football history. In 2000, Washington finished with an 11-1 record, and won its seventh Rose Bowl under the leadership of Marques Tuiasosopo, in 2009, under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Huskies snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 42-23 victory over Idaho
University of Washington School of Drama
It offers a Bachelors degree and MFA degrees in directing and acting. A Ph. D. in history theory and criticism is offered, the MFA programs have outstanding reputations as top programs in the country. Each year, the MFA programs admit 6 actors, up to 6 design students,3 for the Ph. D. program and every other year,2 students are chosen in directing. The School of Drama presents a full season of six productions every academic year, which primarily feature MFA students from all disciplines. The Undergraduate Theater Society founded by alumni James Newman in 1992, every year, the School presents members of its graduating MFA acting students in professional showcases in Seattle, New York City and Los Angeles. Though he came to the University of Washington as a poetry fellow, from 1930 to 1961 Hughes led the Department, which became the School of Drama in 1941. Under Hughes’ leadership, the program became a center of Seattle’s theatrical life. In 1961, Hughes retired and was succeeded by Gregory A.
Falls and it was during this time that the stream of UW drama graduates began pooling in Seattle. Graduates and former faculty stayed in the city, founding their own theatres and forming the genesis of what is one of the country’s most active. The School’s role in establishing Seattle’s vibrant theatre life was seminal and artistic directors of many of Seattle’s leading theatres were first students or faculty at the School of Drama. Duncan Ross became artistic director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre for over a decade, alumus M. Alum Jenny McLauchlan Carlson was co-founder of Seattle Children’s Theatre. Alumae Linda Hartzell is current artistic director of SCT, which is considered one of the leading theatres in the country. Even the enormously successful Oregon Shakespeare Festival was founded by alum Angus Bowmer, more recently, the enormously successful, Washington Ensemble Theatre, was founded in 2004 by 9 alums representing every one of the school’s programs. Two years later, Washington Ensemble Theatre was awarded “Best of the Fringe” by Seattle’s alternative newspaper, the Bachelor of Arts in Drama provides a general knowledge of the art of theatre and a foundation for further study or training.
The major consists of a program of required courses which students to the core of the art. Time after time, these programs are nationally recognized as top in their field. Graduate students are taught and advised by a faculty, all of whom regularly work in the professional arena. The Ph. D. program provides training in theatre scholarship with a dual emphasis on theatre history
University of Washington School of Social Work
The University of Washington School of Social Work offers undergraduate and doctorate degree programs in social work with an enrollment of more than 600 students. The School is located in the University District neighborhood of Seattle, beginning in the early 1900s, the School developed from a single course to an independent department accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Today, the School is ranked as one of the United States’ top graduate programs in social work by the U. S. News & World Report and this represented the first formal social work training in the state of Washington. The School’s graduate program became independent in 1934 under the direction of Arlien Johnson and was accredited by the Council on Social Work Education during the same year. Ernest Witte becomes the director in 1939, adopting a two-year masters program. The School gained independent status as a school in 1958. The undergraduate program was established in 1959 and formally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in 1975, the School officially added a doctoral program in 1975 and a three-year evening master’s degree program in the 1980s.
In 2016, the U. S. News & World Report ranked the School third among the United States nearly 220 schools with master of social work degree programs. Current research centers include the Social Development Research Group, the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, School of Social Work Website School of Social Work Facebook Page