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June 16, 2016

Language learning changes your brain – even as an adult

Learning Chinese

Researchers from the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) showed that adults immersed in a foreign language environment undergo brain changes. Read more from Quartz…


June 14, 2016

Professor, researcher, detective – saving endangered animals

Samuel K. Wasser

UW Professor Samuel . K Wasser “is a Sherlock Holmes of the wildlife trade. With modern biochemical tools and old-fashioned shoe leather, he sleuths out the merchants behind the market for poached animal products.” Read more from The New York Times…


June 2, 2016

‘Breaking barriers’: The BBC profiles President Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce

In a recent feature, the BBC hailed UW President Ana Mari Cauce’s unique perspective and life experiences. Read more…


May 25, 2016

Innovative cup designed to save babies

A baby drinks from the new cup

Experts from the University of Washington and PATH have invented a special low-cost cup for feeding special needs babies. Each year in the developing world, millions of babies are born with health challenges that impair feeding and can lead to starvation. The $1 NIFTY cup provides a new solution. Read more from The Seattle Times…


May 17, 2016

US-India collaboration finds molecular signatures of severe malaria

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The University of Washington’s International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in South Asia — along with partners at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Goa Medical College (GMC) of India — have discovered that specific types of parasite proteins, when combined with high parasite biomass, strongly predict severe malaria disease in adults. The…


May 4, 2016

New tool measures lung function over the phone, from anywhere in the world

Spiro call phone

University of Washington computer science and engineering and electrical engineering researchers have developed SpiroCall, a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a simple phone call. Read more from UW Today…


April 29, 2016

Learn locally, speak globally: welcoming students to a world of language study

Asian Languages & Literature

UW students can choose from 45 different languages. Videos created by Asian Languages & Literature introduce students to the study of Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi and Urdu, and offer tips on career opportunities and scholarships available to students of these languages. Watch the videos…


April 28, 2016

Sir? Caballero? Faculty member knighted by Spain

Anthony Geist, UW professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies, is honored with a knighthood by the Kingdom of Spain

Anthony Geist, professor and former chair of the University of Washington’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, has been awarded one of Spain’s highest civil honors. Read more from UW Today…  


April 25, 2016

Myanmar goes mobile, with UW’s help

mobile users in Myanmar

A reformist government speeded Myanmar’s transition to democracy three years ago, dramatically increasing access to information. In 2011, just four percent of the population had mobile phones. Now the figure is closer to eighty percent, with many people owning smartphones. But navigating the flood of online information can be problematic for new users with no experience…


April 20, 2016

Boosting global health partnerships for Chinese universities

Yinou Li, Director of the China office of the Gates Foundation

Supported by the Global Innovation Fund, a landmark symposium hosted by the UW last week brought together leaders and faculty from five Chinese universities, across the UW campus and the Seattle community. “Collaborating with Chinese colleagues is a tremendously high priority, both personally for faculty and institutionally here at UW,” said Judy Wasserheit, chair of the Department of Global…



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