Regional Relations

UW to lead mind-machine interface effort

The National Science Foundation has pledged $18.5 million to establish an Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering based at the University of Washington. According to Center director Yoky Matsuoka, a UW associate professor of computer science and engineering, “The center will work on robotic devices that interact with, assist and understand the nervous system.”

Husky football kicks off

Don’t forget the UW vs. Eastern Washington football game this Saturday,September 3, at Husky Stadium. Kickoff is at 4 pm, with peak traffic expected to occur three to four hours before. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware of the added congestion and the increased number of vehicle drivers who are unfamiliar with the area. Check

UW researcher targets hazards in scented laundry products

Research findings published by UW Professor Anne Steineman this week show that air vented from machines using top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheets contains hazardous chemicals that are essentially unregulated and unmonitored.

Younger siblings of children with autism more likely to be afflicted

According to a new study co-authored by the UW Autism Center, parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder face a 19 percent chance of having additional children diagnosed with the disorder. Click on the current issue of Front Porch at right to read more about how the UW is improving the lives of

UW researcher confirms cloudier than usual weather

If you think we’ve been experiencing a colder than usual spring and summer, UW Research Associate James Johnstone from the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in the UW College of the Environment can back you up. Based on data gathered from 44 weather stations across Washington state, Johnstone found that

Free pass for military families

Did you know that the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture is a member of the Blue Star Museum program,offering free admission  to immediate family members of active duty US Military when they show their active military ID at the front desk? The Burke is one of 1,500 museums across America offering military families

Enjoying the night sky

July is an excellent time to visit the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, near the north entrance to campus. Built in 1895, it still offers celestial views of the universe through several telescopes, including the 120-year old six-inch refractor telescope.  The observatory is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month through September (9-11 pm), when

Genetics for Everyman

The UW Department of Genome Sciences invites you to its 2011 public lecture series beginning July 6 and continuing each Wednesday evening in July. Four presentations by experts in their fields will cover a range of topics – new evolutionary discoveries to ancient infections – and require no background knowledge in genetics or other biological

Helping consumers stay informed

A new electronics shopping service launched June 20 is helping to eliminate buyer’s remorse about new consumer electronics,  an area that often moves too fast for the average person to keep up.  Decide.com was co-founded with four other UW alums by Oren Etzioni, UW professor of Computer Science & Engineering. It uses advanced technology to

State economic forecast dim

A quarterly update of State General Fund Revenues has predicted a total drop of over $570 million for the upcoming 2011-13 biennium when combined with other economic and non-economic revenue changes.  While this news has no immediate impact for the University, continued declines in state revenue would likely necessitate another round of mid-year and supplemental session budget cuts for state

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