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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…


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

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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…



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