Global index ranks UW startup incubator #1

Fluke Hall, home of the UW business incubator, New Ventures Facility

The New Ventures Facility is a business incubator providing startups critical access to University of Washington facilities and researchers. This year, the New Ventures Facility was ranked #1 among university business incubators by the 2014 University Business Incubators Global Index. Dhruv Bhatli, the global index’s co-founder, said the New Ventures Facility was selected because it provided “exceptional quality… Read More


Forensic research at UW helping to end illegal ivory trade in Togo

Elephants

The government of Togo, a small West African country with a dwindling population of elephants, recently sought assistance from Samuel Wasser, Research Professor and Director of the UW Center for Conservation Biology. The Togolese government sought information about ivory thought to be illegal, and Wasser provided a report demonstrating that the ivory samples provided indeed came from… Read More


UW researchers find obesity on the rise worldwide

Grocery shopping in Malaysia

In a review of over 1,700 studies from 188 countries, researchers from the University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics & Evaluation found that more than two billion people are now obese worldwide. No country has been able to curb rising obesity rates over the past 30 years. Study leader and School of Public Health professor Christopher… Read More


Student researchers present at UW Tacoma Global Honors Colloquium

Noelle Gigochi

Presenting at last week’s Global Honors Spring Colloquium, Noelle Gichohi started by thanking her mentors and supporters. “I stood in front of the audience and said, ‘I grew up in a village in Kenya, and it took a village to get me here’”. Her ‘colloquium village’ included UW Tacoma professors and librarians, a Highline Community College… Read More


Undergraduates present research with global relevance

Undergraduate Research Symposium participant

This Friday, undergraduate researchers, faculty mentors and community members will converge in Mary Gates Hall for the 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Over 1,000 undergraduates will present their research work at the event, and many of their projects address pressing global issues. Here are four exciting examples of globally-relevant undergraduate research projects: The Role of… Read More


Undergrad presents global land use research to DC lawmakers

Mollie Holmberg at 'Posters on the Hill'

Biology major Mollie Holmberg was one of 60 US undergraduates to present research at last week’s Posters on the Hill event in Washington D.C. Supported by Luke Bergmann from the Department of Geography, Mollie investigates the impact of the global economy on agricultural land worldwide. Read more from UW Today…  


International researchers document Clean Air Act’s success

Ice core drilling at Summit, Greenland

Funded by the National Science Foundation, UW researchers partnered with colleagues from the US and France to document changes in the Greenlandic Ice Sheet since the 1970 passage of the US Clean Air Act. Read more from UW Today…


‘Future of Ice’ initiative prepares students for leadership in the Arctic

picture of Garret Knoll at Polar Science Weekend

Through the “Future of Ice” Initiative, the University of Washington is leveraging faculty expertise and making new investments to build a pipeline of thinkers, researchers and leaders focused on Arctic regional issues. Eight countries hold territory within the region, but a changing landscape due to rapidly melting sea ice is attracting attention from new international players. With… Read More


Cross-cultural study examines kids’ understanding of intellectual property

Kristina Olson

Children from the US, China and Mexico participated in a recently-published study by University of Washington researcher Kristina Olson and colleagues from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. The group examined children’s reactions to a video where puppets make their own drawing or copy a friend’s drawing. Despite cultural differences, 5 and 6 year-old children from all… Read More


Polar Science Center observes Greenland’s fast-melting glaciers

polarsciencecenter

In partnership with the German Space Agency, researchers from the UW Polar Science Center observed Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier in 2012 and 2013. Their observations capture the glacier moving ice from land into water at the fastest pace ever recorded; results were published in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union. Read more from UW… Read More