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August 23, 2017

UW Bothell professor to start off pub talks series

On August 29, join University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins Anderson School for the first of their free monthly Pub Night Talks. Dan Jaffe, UW Bothell professor and chair of the physical science division, will present his talk titled, “Planes, Trains and Mountain Tops: The Adventures of One Scientist and His Students Studying the Impacts…

August 14, 2017

Get your eclipse questions answered from a UW astronomer

Join UW News and University of Washington astronomer Nicole Kelly Tuesday at 1 p.m. on Facebook for a live eclipse Q&A. You can ask all of your burning questions about the upcoming solar eclipse! Submit your questions ahead of time using#EclipseChatUW or send them to us via messenger! Visit UW News on Facebook.

New Spokane and Eastern Washington Relations blog

Stay in the loop on what is going on in Spokane and Eastern Washington and the goings on at the UW Spokane Center. See the updates from Eastern Washington here!

August 11, 2017

Watch live work on T. rex skull

Starting Aug. 12, the public can watch fossil preparation of the University of Washington Burke Museum‘s Tyrannosaurus rex skull “live.” Over the next several months, Burke paleontologists will carefully remove the rock surrounding the skull, slowly exposing the 66-million-year-old specimen. Discovered in summer 2016 in the Hell Creek Formation in northeast Montana, the skull is 4 feet long, weighs 3,000…

July 18, 2017

UW doctors assist with life-saving surgery for Woodland Park gorilla

UW physicians and surgeons were part of the human medical specialist team that joined Woodland Park Zoo’s animal health team last month to perform emergency surgery on 38-year-old Vip, a western lowland gorilla. Read more about the procedure and see video from Q13 FOX. In 2015, Vip underwent a specialized sinus procedure and UWTV’s UW|360…

July 13, 2017

Campus Master Plan released

The University of Washington issued its 2018 Seattle Campus Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement last week. The final document responds to comments received on both the draft master plan and the environmental impact statement during the comment period held last fall. Read more about the process for guiding the creation of the 2018…

Innovation in video technology turns audio clips into realistic lip-synced video

University of Washington researchers have developed new algorithms that solve a thorny challenge in the field of computer vision: turning audio clips into a realistic, lip-synced video of the person speaking those words. Read more from UW Today.

June 26, 2017

UW named a top school in tech

GeekWire reported on a recent study from the career website Paysa that looked at the most influential universities in the tech world. Researchers analyzed data from resumes of employees at the nation’s 100 largest tech companies and published their data. The UW has the highest number of employees at major tech companies and is number…

New ILABS study shows toddlers learn how to make things happen by watching people

A new ILABS study shows that children as young as two can learn valuable causal lessons from watching what others do. The results show how observing actions of others contributes to children’s rapid learning during infancy and in early childhood. Learn more and see video from ILABS.

June 20, 2017

College of Engineering: Students bring big improvements to a small village

In a small village called Tortuga in Nicaragua, 80-year-old Patrosiño Valle lives with his wife in a house that does not have running water. He travels half a mile to collect water from the closest well, which likely contains high levels of bacteria and calcium. Valle’s house is one of 18 in the village not…

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