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January 12, 2016

In Washington Post op-ed, professor addresses ethics and climate change

Stephen Gardiner

In his recent op-ed in The Washington Post, Professor of philosophy Stephen Gardiner argues that climate change is a pressing ethical challenge. He writes, ‘Climate change presents a severe ethical challenge, forcing us to confront difficult questions as individual moral agents, and even more so as members of larger political systems. It is genuinely global and…


January 8, 2016

Arctic Encounter Symposium convenes policymakers, industry leaders and experts

Researchers landing a plane

Experts from the University of Washington are set to engage in next week’s Arctic Encounter Symposium. The largest annual Arctic policy event in the United States, the Symposium confronts the leading issues in Arctic policy, innovation, and development. It aims to raise awareness, engage challenges, and develop solutions for the future of a region and a people….


December 18, 2015

Teaching a class on immigration during a refugee crisis

Kathie Friedman

Professor Kathie Friedman discusses the evolution of her course on immigration, and what each of us can do to stay involved with the ongoing refugee crisis. Read more from The Whole U…


December 5, 2015

Slovenian Prime Minister visits campus

Prime Minister Miro Cerar of the Republic of Slovenia met with University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce at the University of Washington on December 4, 2015 to express interest in sustained collaboration between the UW and academic institutions in Slovenia. The Slovene Prime Minister was accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Božo Cerar, Slovene Ambassador…


December 2, 2015

UW researchers use cell phone metadata to estimate poverty in developing countries

A wealth and poverty map

In developing or war-ravaged countries where government censuses are few and far between, gathering data for public services or policymaking can be difficult, dangerous or near-impossible. Now, researchers with the University of Washington Information School and Computer Science and Engineering Department have devised a way to estimate the distribution of wealth and poverty in an area by…


October 26, 2015

UW philosophers discuss the migration crisis

UW classroom

As a response to the ongoing migration crisis, the University of Washington Department of Philosophy is offering a campus discussion forum every Wednesday. One crucial question is the nature and extent of our ethical obligation to help people in need. UW philosophers in our department would like to stimulate discussion about this important topic. Learn about upcoming forums…


September 24, 2014

Carnegie Corp. funds Jackson School’s work tying international research to policy

Resat Kesaba

The Jackson School of International Studies will split a five million dollar award aimed addressing the disconnect between global research with policymaking. Resat Kesaba, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies, says the award furthers the school’s current work. “We have worked with the companies and nonprofit organizations of the globally connected Pacific Northwest to address…


September 8, 2014

UW study finds Chinese childhood obesity rates rising

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Researchers Christopher Murray and Marie Ng at the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation recently released a study demonstrating a sharp increase in obesity rates among Chinese children. Read more from the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation… Read more from Bloomberg Business Week… 


August 7, 2014

UW expert and international colleagues assess risks to global penguin populations

Penguin with two chicks

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…


July 28, 2014

[VIDEO] UW’s robotic gliders provide arctic ice melt data

Craig Lee

Researchers at the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory have developed robotic gliders which will provide key data for the international effort to measure the rate at which arctic sea ice is melting. Watch the report and hear from Professor Craig Lee on King 5 News…   



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