Happening at UW: Odegaard construction, Dow Constantine lecture + Plastics Unwrapped

Odegaard Library renovation. Image: UW Libraries / Miller Hull

  • The Burke Museum exhibit Plastics Unwrapped (until May 27th) asks: how did we get here?

Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores how material culture was changed—rapidly and perhaps permanently—by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re so convenient to use, and what happens after we throw them away.

  • Dow Constantine, UW graduate in Urban Planning, will lecture on the guidance his degree gives to his work as King County Executive. — Thursday, January 24th — Architecture Hall 147 — 6:30pm
  • Odegaard Library renovation work is underway while the library remains open with limited services. This first phase will transform the atrium with new natural lighting from the ceiling and a new central stair, toward an overall goal of creating more active learning spaces in UW’s most heavily trafficked study center. Completion is scheduled for September. Check out construction progress photos here