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RSO Rundown

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

UW medical startup names new CEO

New technology will diagnose diseases more effectively

Social Justice Film Festival kicks off at the ECC

The UW Law, Societies, and Justice program hosted the screening for the film “Preempting Dissent” on Monday night at the Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), kicking off Seattle’s Social Justice Film Festival (SJFF).

Lena Dunham speaks to sold-out crowd about book, women’s rights

More than 840 people packed inside University Temple United Methodist Church on Saturday evening to see Lena Dunham, star of HBO’s “Girls,” speak about her recent book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” and contemporary women’s issues.

Lane closure begins for greenway construction

In order to provide construction access for the installation of a new traffic signal on Northeast 50th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast, a single westbound lane closure will begin Oct. 20, according to the City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

ASUW Agenda

During the ASUW Board of Directors (BOD) meeting last week, Austin Wright-Pettibone, director of the Office of Government Relations (OGR), presented the OGR’s lobbying plans for the year.

Union files complaint for late work study payment

After some new work study students were told they would not receive their payment Tuesday, the very last day the UW can pay their employees in that pay period, a student labor union took action.

Kucinich denounces war, promotes education and peace

The sounds of the gospel song “Down by the Riverside,” echoed through Kane Hall on Thursday evening, as a crowd of about 75 joined in. The impromptu sing-along preceded a peace forum featuring eight-term congressman Dennis Kucinich, who represented Ohio’s 10th congressional district from 1997 to 2013.

Dartmouth professor discusses Jimmy Carter, religious right

Jimmy Carter’s unlikely upbringing, prolific political career, and the role his faith played in all of his work were the topics of discussion at a presentation Thursday night by a professor from Dartmouth College.

The Jackson School received $1 million grant for the new International Policy Institute

The UW’s Jackson School of International Studies received a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) in September for its new International Policy Institute (IPI). The new policy institute will provide a forum to research groups and address important issues around the world.