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    August 22, 2014

    UW ranks 15th among universities worldwide

    Global Affairs

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities gave the University of Washington slot 15 in its ranking of universities worldwide. The schools of pharmacy and medicine were both ranked third. 

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    August 19, 2014

    Want to stay healthy on your trip? Seek pre-travel health advice!

    Global Affairs

    More than half of King Country travelers who fall ill while abroad have not sought pre-travel health advice. That's the finding from a recent survey by Public Health - Seattle & King County in partnership with UW School of Public Health. International travelers can protect their health by seeking pre-travel health advice and screenings.  The Travel Clinic at…

  • Jillian Pintye conducting a condom demonstration at a refugee camp

    August 13, 2014

    Grad student gets Young Investigator Award at International AIDS Conference

    Global Affairs

    UW School of Nursing Ph.D. student Jillian Pintye has experience fighting health disparities across the globe. She was recognized at the recent 20th International AIDS Conference for her research investigating connections between male circumcision and disease transmission in Uganda and Kenya. Read a conversation with Jillian Pintye from UW Health Sciences NewsBeat...

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    August 7, 2014

    UW expert and international colleagues assess risks to global penguin populations

    Global Affairs

    In the current issue of Conservation Biology, UW Professor Dee Boersma and colleagues around the world outline risks to world penguin populations and urge stakeholders to take action to protect the species. Professor Boersma also directs the UW Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels. Read more from UW Today...

  • Lace Thornberg

    August 5, 2014

    Burke Museum exchange connects Washington and Filipino communities

    Global Affairs

    Burke Museum project manager Lace Thornberg (MA, 2010) developed a program connecting tribal community members from Washington with residents of a remote island in the Philippines. Washington and Filipino community members made transcontinental visits for cultural exchange and are now building unique museum exhibits based on their experiences. Read more from Perspectives Newsletter... 

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