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

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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… Read More


UW Tacoma launches Institute for Global Engagement

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UW Tacoma will launch the Institute for Global Engagement October 3rd. The new campus center, grown from the Global Honors program, will increase student access to Global Honors coursework, foster increased campus engagement with the Tacoma community and create additional undergraduate research opportunities. The institute’s first initiatives will include study abroad presentations during International Education Week in November and a lecture… Read More


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… 


Want to stay healthy on your trip? Seek pre-travel health advice!

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More than half of King Country travelers who fall ill while abroad have not sought pre-travel health advice. That’s the finding from a recent survey by Public Health – Seattle & King County in partnership with UW School of Public Health. International travelers can protect their health by seeking pre-travel health advice and screenings.  The Travel Clinic at… Read More


Grad student gets Young Investigator Award at International AIDS Conference

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UW School of Nursing Ph.D. student Jillian Pintye has experience fighting health disparities across the globe. She was recognized at the recent 20th International AIDS Conference for her research investigating connections between male circumcision and disease transmission in Uganda and Kenya. Read a conversation with Jillian Pintye from UW Health Sciences NewsBeat…


UW expert and international colleagues assess risks to global penguin populations

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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…


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

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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…   


International researchers track melting sea ice

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Led by principal investigator Craig Lee, an oceanographer at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory, researchers from around the world are conducting the longest and most extensive effort ever to track the melting of arctic sea ice. Members of the international research team hail from the United States, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and France. Read… Read More


Global index ranks UW startup incubator #1

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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

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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