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January 3, 2017

A new tool in the fight against poaching

Tusks from poached elephants

Smithsonian Magazine profiled the work of passionate UW researcher and conservation advocate Samuel Wasser. He is using wild animal dung to trace and end poaching around the world. Read the full article…

December 5, 2016

GIX will offer learners a menu of IP options

Vikram Jandhyala

The Global Innovation Exchange will offer students an education – and a chance to start a company. That’s why IP options offered by GIX will include open, shared, or student ownership. Read more from Xconomy…

November 28, 2016

Improving malaria detection through computer vision and machine learning


Electrical engineering doctoral students Charles Delahunt and Mayoore Jaiswal are applying their skills in computer vision and machine learning to the fight against malaria, a disease that affects over 200 million people each year and is one of the most severe public health problems globally. Working with a team at Intellectual Ventures (IV) Lab and…

November 8, 2016

Clues in poached ivory yield ages and locations of origin

Seized ivory

More than 90 percent of ivory in large, seized shipments came from elephants that died less than three years before, according to a new study. A team of scientists at the University of Utah, the University of Washington and partner institutions came to this conclusion by combining a new approach to radiocarbon dating for ivory samples…

November 3, 2016

The fate of Salonica’s Jews in the city’s transition from Ottoman Empire to Greece

Jewish Salonica book cover

Devin Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies in the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies — part of the Jackson School of International Studies — and an associate professor in the Department of History. He is the author of “Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece,” published in September by Stanford University…

October 24, 2016

Arts partnership captures a refugee experience in Seattle


A new exhibition and video documentary tell the story of a refugee family. These were developed by ART WORKS Projects in collaboration with the UW Center for Global Studies, The Seattle Times, UW Libraries and the King County Library System. See photos and video from The Seattle Times…

September 15, 2016

Researchers document winds that have blown across central Asia for 42 million years

prayer flags in Tibet

UW geologist Alexis Licht led a team that has discovered a surprising resilience to one of the world’s dominant weather systems. The finding could help long-term climate forecasts, since it suggests these winds are likely to persist through radical climate shifts. Read more…

September 14, 2016

From Uganda to Washington: forestry doctoral student wins top prize for wildlife conservation

Carol Bogezi

When graduate student Carol Bogezi heard that Washington has big carnivores, she was sold. Bogezi, who grew up in Uganda and began her doctoral degree several years ago at the UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, was excited to track and tag cougars and investigate how the recent return of wolves affects ranchers. Her…

September 8, 2016

Professor named to UN working group

Anita Ramasastry

When law professor Anita Ramasastry began teaching at the University of Washington in 1996, she was working on an article about banks’ responsibilities around human rights, to the bemusement of her peers. But Ramasastry’s decades-long focus on the intersection of commerce and human rights paid off. In July, she was appointed to serve on the…

August 30, 2016

Migrations in motion

migration map

Together with the Nature Conservancy, UW researchers have released a map showing where animals will need to move to survive as climate change alters habitats. Interact with the map…

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