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March 7, 2016

UW’s interdisciplinary innovation centers ‘can serve as a model for research institutions’

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“Higher education is developing an efficient and effective new model for 21st Century innovation” write University of Washington professors David Baker, Tom Daniel, Ed Lazowska and Dan Schwartz in a recent opinion piece. “Research institutes such as [those at the UW] eliminate sclerotic silos and bureaucratic boundaries by deftly blending teams of super-smart students, faculty, and research scientists from interconnected subject areas….


February 29, 2016

Husky Presidential Ambassadors Leadership Institute facilitates inclusive engagement

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Universities across the nation are working to further connect international students and create a globally engaged campus environment for all students. Increasing globalization also raises the demand for graduates with increased competencies in cross-cultural communication and practice. Engaging together in cross-cultural leadership studies, undergraduates learn to think and connect across boundaries, enhancing all students’ Husky Experience. Read more from Trends and Issues…


February 23, 2016

New device shows great promise for in HIV prevention in Africa

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Recent studies in Africa led by University of Washington researchers and others showed that a vaginal ring infused with a microbicide helped prevent HIV infection in more than half of women who used the device correctly. Read more from The Seattle Times… Read more from HS News Beat…


February 22, 2016

Re-thinking safari tourism

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UW Bothell professors Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill will lead an exploration seminar called “Critical perspectives on ecotourism in Tanzania” to examine many of the issues raised in Gardner’s newly-released book “Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism” and ongoing research in the area. The seminar is funded by a Global Innovation Fund grant. Read…


February 19, 2016

UW part of team that drilled first deep ice core at the South Pole

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This January — high summer at the South Pole — a University of Washington glaciologist helped lead a project that surpassed its goal to drill the first deep ice core at the planet’s southernmost tip, providing material to help solve a climate puzzle. Read more from UW Today… 


February 11, 2016

Unearthing new discoveries at Honduras’ City of the Jaguar

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UW researchers Anna Cohen and Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius are part of a bi-national, multi-agency team excavating the City of the Jaguar in Honduras. Artifacts from the site provide clues about life in the lost city, and how it came to an end. Read more from National Geographic…


February 4, 2016

Global Health professor to New York Times: “Zika virus a ‘a temperature-driven eruption'”

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Weather and warm temperatures are playing an important role in the spread of Zika virus, says University of Washington professor Kristine Ebi in a recent New York Times article. Read more from the New York Times… Get Zika travel information from the CDC…  Visit UW Global Travelers…


January 22, 2016

Diplomacy in the Earth’s orbit

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Professor Saadia Pekkanen says that space is “a sort of new frontier in terms of U.S. foreign policy, but also the global community.” She aims to “bridge the bridge the gap between what academics know and what policymakers might want to know.” Read more from UW Today…


January 21, 2016

Teaching and supporting innovators

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The Seattle Times weighs in on the University of Washington’s resources and programs for innovators, including the Global Innovation Exchange. Read more…


January 15, 2016

Twenty-seven UW faculty listed among ‘world’s most influential scientific minds’

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The University of Washington is home to 27 researchers included on Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2015, which was released Jan. 14. The distinction, based on an analysis of over a decade of research paper citations among 21 general scientific fields, is meant to recognize scientists who are most…



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