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  • Jackson School to discuss Paris aftermath, current conflicts

    January 20, 2015


    The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will hold a roundtable discussion on questions of radical Islam, European unity and conflicts in the Middle East, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Room 101 of Thomson Hall. The event — which is free and open to the public — is titled “Paris and Beyond:…

  • Soot or snow? Researchers address climate change in Canadian, US winter wonderlands

    January 9, 2015


    Cheng Dang (foreground) uses a spatula to collect snow in North Dakota. S. Warren | UW University of Washington scientists recently published the first large-scale survey of impurities in North American snow, to see whether they might absorb enough sunlight to speed melt rates and influence climate. The project involved collecting hundreds of snow samples…

  • Belarusian exchange student revolutionizes plastics industry

    December 9, 2014


    Volha Hrechka When Volha Hrechka, ’13, left her home country of Belarus on an exchange program in 2004, she had no idea she’d one day be revolutionizing the plastics industry. Today her startup PolyDrop is responsible for creating an innovative additive that dissipates electrostatic charge on airplanes one drop at a time — and it all started…

  • Alumna builds clinics, hope for Syrian children

    December 3, 2014


    Tom James | With a humanitarian crisis leaving a trail of destruction in Syria, UW alumna Rita Zawaideh is building a path toward healing for children facing the traumas of war. Funded entirely by donations, the Maliki-SCM Children's Center is dedicated to helping the youngest victims of the wars in neighboring Syria and Iraq. Opened in…

  • UW researchers first to monitor global migrations with LinkedIn

    November 26, 2014


    A new study of the worldwide migration of professionals to the U.S. shows a sharp drop-off in its proportional share of those workers – raising the question of whether the nation will remain competitive in attracting top talent in an increasingly globalized economy. The study, which used a novel method of tracking people through data from…