UW Today

May 11, 2011

Recently passed bill helps give youthful offenders second chances

Thanks to students at the UW Child and Youth Legislative Advocacy Clinic, Gov. Chris Gregoire will on Thursday, May 2 sign a bill that bans private credit reporting agencies from selling a youths criminal records after he or she turns 21.

Ali Tarhouni reflects on decision to leave UW, help lead Libyan opposition

Ali Tarhouni

Ali Tarhouni, a senior lecturer in finance and business economics, recently left the UW to become oil and finance minister for the group leading opposition to Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The work is obviously difficult, but “after all these years,” Tarhouni said, “I welcome the challenge.”

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Goldwater scholars are, left to right, Mark Bun, Benjamin Dulken, Jane Hung and Cameron Turtle

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.

Health services professor Edward Wagner wins William B. Graham Prize

Dr. Edward Wagner

Wagner founded the Group Health Research Institute. He will receive the prize from the Baxter International Foundation and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration this June.

Harborview dietitian Marilyn Shelton noted for nutritional support for trauma and ICU patients

Harborview dietitian Marilyn Shelton was honored for teaching, research, and clinical practice in nutritional support for trauma and intensive care patients.

Marilyn Shelton provides complex nutrition support for trauma and intensive care unit patients at Harborview Medical Center. The Washington State Dietetic Association has presented her with its Clinical Practice and Research Award for Excellence.

The Tower Green Fair: Making sustainability fun (with chocolate and donuts)

At UW Tower, there's a place to recycle plastic bottle caps.

The UW Tower Green Fair will be held in the UW Tower cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19, bringing UW people and units involved in green initiatives together with local nonprofit groups and businesses that also think green.

Sound Transit slates open houses on new stations

Open houses are scheduled to discuss three Sound Transit Stations.

Sound Transit will be hosting several open houses to show the current design plans for new stations, including the one in the University District, and to hear thoughts and ideas from the community.

Get advice on saving letters, photos and more at preservation roadshow

Get advice on saving letters, photos and more at preservation roadshow

A number of staff from the UW Libraries will be participating in the Seattle Archives Preservation Roadshow on May 14 at the National Archives and Records Administration regional office, 6125 Sand Point Way NE. The event is designed to help the public learn how to preserve their treasured family and personal materials.

Keep control of your allergy, asthma symptoms

Pollen on lily stamens.

The peak season for grass and weed allergies has started. Kelsy Platt, an advanced nurse practitioner at the UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinic in Factoria, has some tips to keep allergies and asthma from limiting your summer plans.

Risking one's neck for better grog: Mutinies reveal tipping points for collective unrest

Muster books -- such as this one from the Culloden -- contain information about all the individuals aboard a ship, including name, place and country of birth, nature of recruitment (volunteer or impress), desertion, discharge and death and age at entry onboard. Muster books were usually updated weekly.

UW sociologists are studying naval records of mutinies as a way to see how modern-day ill-treatment toward subordinates can lead to violence.

Former congressional labor adviser to speak in Parrington

Gordon Lafer

Gordon Lafer, a former top adviser on congressional labor policy, will visit Seattle on Tuesday, May 17, to discuss the hot topics of labor law and policy. He will lecture on “Labor in the House: Trying to Build a Pro-Worker Agenda in Congress” 3-4:30 p.m. in the Parrington Hall Forum.

Ethical dilemmas in global health will be discussed May 25

The Unisphere, built nearly 50 years ago in New York to symbolize the interdependence of the world's countries, a theme common to global health ethics.

Experienced researchers and health professionals will discuss how they worked through and handled ethical dilemmas likely to be encountered by professionals newly entering the field of global health.

Free introductory session of Guided Autobiography to be offered

If youve ever considered writing about your life — whether for publication or just for your family — you can sign up for a free introductory session of Guided Autobiography. The session will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19, in 156 Gerberding.

MFA Dance Concert features meditations on ‘touch

From left, Fausto Rivera, Kristopher Brackebusch and Margaret Jones rehearse Bliss Kohlmyers dance, Touch(ed). Alethea Alexander is in the back.

Six new dances will be presented at the MFA Dance Concert May 19-22, and though two share the same theme, they are very different.

Research conference for McNair, Early Identification programs May 19-21

Fresh local produce will be available at UW Medical Center's first farmers' market June 29.

Have you ever wondered how sororities impact academic achievement in the Latina community or how marijuana use among college students impacts educational attainment? These are some of the topics to be discussed May 19-21 at the Pacific Northwest McNair & Early Identification Program Research Conference.

Science and Policy Summit planned by Graduate and Professional Student Senate

Science and Policy Summit planned by Graduate and Professional Student Senate

The Science and Policy Summit, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, will be held on Friday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the UW Tower. The summit aims to open a dialogue between scientists and policy makers.

Spains only classical ballet company to perform at Meany

Corella Ballet Castilla will perform at Meany Hall May 19-21.

Corella Ballet Castilla y León performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21.

School of Music offers concerts for lovers of harp, voice, guitar and new music

Students of Michael Partington will present a program of music for guitar solo, duo, trio and quartet on May 16 in Brechemin Auditorium.

The air will be filled with the sound of music, as the School of Music plunges into a busy season of concerts in coming days.

Husky Film Night offers preview of Seattle International Film Festival

UWTV and the Seattle International Film Festival are teaming up to provide an exclusive opportunity to UW students and the community to preview some of the 400 films featured at the annual film festival. “Husky Film Night” is set for 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.

Seattle Modern Orchestra, led by UW alumni, to perform at Meany

Jeremy Jolley and Julia Tai

The Seattle Modern Orchestra, led by co-artistic directors and School of Music alumni Julia Tai and Jeremy Jolley, will perform their season finale at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, in Meany Hall. The program is titled 20th Century Concerti.

Academic book publishing to be discussed at free session

UW Press editors Lorri Hagman and Jacqueline Ettinger present “From Dissertation to Book,” an overview of academic book publishing, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in 220 Odegaard.

New United Nations world population projections based on UW research

The 2010-2015 median total fertility projection based on a statistical model developed by UW statisticians.

The world population could reach 10.1 billion people by the year 2100, according to a statistical model for future fertility developed by UW statisticians.