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Uncovering fossils in Antarctica

A multi-institution team including UW researchers faced extreme conditions to study the Antarctic fossil record — one of the least understood in the world.

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Careful coexistence

Ph.D. student Molly Grear is researching how marine mammals in the Puget Sound may be impacted by emerging forms of renewable energy.

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The evolution
of Barbie

Associate Professor Sapna Cheryan has spent her career researching gender stereotypes. Now she’s helping shape the future of an iconic toy.

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Spurred to Succeed

Inspired by her Montana ranching roots, UW School of Medicine student Justinn Lahaye is working toward a career serving patients in rural communities.

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UW ranks No. 4 among US universities

“This ranking reflects both the incredible productivity of our faculty and researchers and the impact that their dedication, curiosity and drive has across so many fields of vital importance,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce.

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Social Science

Alexa, be my friend

A new study shows how children respond to voice-activated technologies, often treating a device as a conversation partner. The results could help developers design technologies that are more responsive.

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Climate Change

Sea-level rise report contains best projections yet for Washington’s coasts

A University of Washington report provides the best projections yet for sea-level rise due to climate change at 171 sites along Washington’s coasts.


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