July 2, 2012

News Digest: Alumni Association inaugurates award for veterans, physicists anticipate ‘God particle’ announcement, Honor: Marla Salmon, Got Maps? 2012 print maps available

UW Alumni Association inaugurates distinguished veteran award
The UW Alumni Association will give an award to a living veteran alum who has made a positive impact on the local, national or international community either through volunteer work or his or her career. The deadline for nominations for this new award is Aug. 15.

The Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award winner will be honored at the Veterans Day event on campus and also at the annual UW Awards of Excellence ceremony.

 

Join UW physicists Tuesday night in anticipation of “God particle” announcement
The European Center for Particle Physics in Switzerland, also known as CERN, is planning some fireworks of a different kind on Wednesday, July 4, and UW physicists have done their part to light the fuse.

CERN will be announcing the latest results in the Large Hadron Collider’s hunt for the subatomic Higgs boson, the so-called “God Particle” that scientists believe will refine the understanding of how the universe came to be and how it functions, according to a CERN press release.

The announcement will start around midnight Seattle time. Two hours earlier, at 10 p.m. Tuesday, several UW faculty members will be at T.S. McHugh’s near Seattle Center to provide brief overviews and answer questions about the workings of the collider and the search for the Higgs boson. The presentation is part of a Science Café sponsored by the Pacific Science Center.

The UW played a key role in developing the collider’s Atlas detector. UW professors Anna Goussiou and Gordon Watts, members of the Atlas collaboration, and UW theorists Steve Ellis and Ann Nelson, will present at the Café.

 

Marla Salmon garners fellowships
Marla E. Salmon
, a professor in nursing and public health and former dean of the UW School of Nursing, recently received two fellowships.

Salmon will be the 2012-2013 nurse scholar in residence at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.  Sponsored by the American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association and American Nurses Foundation, the year-long program is designed to advance the policy engagement of the scholar in an important area of health policy.  Salmon will pursue three areas of policy and scholarship: building global nursing workforce capacity, womens development aimed at enhanced educational and economic well-being, and social impact investment and microfinance to reduce barriers to womens education and sustained economic engagement.

Additionally, the Rockefeller Foundation selected Salmon for a monthlong residency as part of the international Resident Fellows Program at the Bellagio Center in Italy. While at the center, residents pursue projects that align with the Rockefeller Foundations mission to promote the well-being of humanity in global health, climate and environment, urbanization, social and economic security and basic survival safeguards.

Got Maps? 2012 print version of campus map available
Still handing out maps from years past? Official printed campus maps for 2012 are available and can be purchased with a budget number from Creative Communications online.

For your campus visitors and orientation, remember other material such as UW Visitors Guide brochures and general Seattle brochures, are always available for departments through the UW Information and Visitors Center on the Odegaard ground floor.  Contact the visitors center at 206-543-9198 or uwvic@uw.edu.