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July 3, 2012

Humphrey Fellowship helps Sierra Leone man aid in rebuilding his country

Ansu Tucker, who was a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow at the Evans School of Public Affairs from 2004 to 2005, is now a key figure in the government of Sierra Leone.


June 26, 2012

Research suggests denser development is good for single-family home values

Research shows that, contrary to popular belief, theres a positive association between higher neighborhood density and the value of single-family residential properties.


June 18, 2012

Winterbottom and students create new garden at Nikkei Manor

Nikkei Manor, an assisted-living community in Seattle, has a new garden designed and built by a group of UW landscape architecture students and their professors.

Nikkei Manor, an assisted-living community in Seattle’s International District, has a new garden, thanks to 17 UW landscape architecture students and their professors.


May 16, 2012

iSchool Professor Batya Friedman named 2012-13 University Faculty Lecturer

Batya Friedman

Batya Friedman, a professor in the University of Washington Information School, has been named University Faculty Lecturer for 2012-13. Chosen by a faculty committee led by Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Friedman is known for technology design that supports important human values.


May 15, 2012

Nearly 1,000 projects to be presented at Undergraduate Research Symposium

The largest Undergraduate Research Symposium in University of Washington history runs from noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, primarily in Mary Gates Hall.


April 11, 2012

Bruce reappointed iSchool dean, plans to increase students, faculty, industrial partnerships

Reappointed for a second five-year term as dean, Harry Bruce plans to add faculty to the UW Information School and hopes to increase enrollment by more than 35 percent. He also aims to increase industrial partnerships.


April 9, 2012

Landscape architecture students devise ideas for Rapid Ride in Ballard

City planners and Ballard residents say ideas from a group of UW landscape architecture students have expanded their thinking for Rapid Ride, the new Metro bus service coming to Ballard in September.


March 8, 2012

UW professor and students help redesign International Childrens Park (slide show)

Jeff Hou, chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture, and 18 of his students collaborated with several citizen groups on the redesigned Children’s International Park, which was dedicated March 3 in Seattle.


March 7, 2012

UW and Seattle City Hall to host Unemployed Nation Hearings

A partnership of Seattle city government, local labor and University of Washington departments and schools is seeking people willing to share their experience of long-term joblessness.


February 21, 2012

New book says financial model for higher ed is broken, offers ways to overhaul

Higher education, a jewel of American society and an engine of its economy, is under threat, and if the nation is to remain competitive the financial model must be overhauled, says a new book. “Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization” offers specific ways to make crucial changes.


January 31, 2012

At Ethnic Cultural Center building site, fencing tells a story

This image was part of a mural in the original Ethnic Cultural Center. The mural will be installed in the new center.

A new system of construction fences designed by a UW group make campus building sites look neater. They also offer history of the building project and explain what’s being built.


January 26, 2012

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Environmental protection need not cost jobs

In a Town Hall meeting at the UW on Jan. 25, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson told a packed auditorium that President Barack Obamas push for green jobs and protecting the environment can also help rebuild the economy.


January 20, 2012

WSU center becomes part of UW Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

Earlier this month, the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at WSU merged with the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW.


January 12, 2012

UW scholarship fund to benefit from Nancy Pearls Rediscoveries series

As the result of a deal with Amazon.com, at least 12 of Nancy Pearls favorite novels will soon be back in print, and a portion of sales will benefit the UW scholarship Pearl and her husband endowed in 2011.


January 3, 2012

David Domke to deliver five lectures on 2012 election

David Domke, a UW professor known nationally as a scholar in politics, religion and communication, will deliver five lectures on the 2012 election beginning Jan. 11.


Architect George Suyama to deliver Deans Distinguished Lecture

George Suyama

Suyama will discuss his work in the 2012 Deans Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the UW College of Built Environments, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, in 120 Kane Hall. Afterward, he will sign copies of “Suyama: A Complex Serenity,” written by Grant Hildebrand, a UW emeritus professor of architecture, and published in March by the University of Washington Press.


December 21, 2011

Tarhouni tells stories of Libya

Ali Tarhouni

Ali Tarhouni, on leave as a senior lecturer at the UW Foster School of Business, spoke at a news conference regarding his work so far as a leader of the Libyan revolution and the country’s new government.


November 29, 2011

Jewish Studies Program launches series on human injustice

Jewish Studies Program launches series on human injustice

A four-part series of conversations will explore justice and Judaism in a global society.


November 21, 2011

Bennett to deliver University Faculty Lecture

Longtime Political Science Professor Lance Bennett will deliver the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 130 Kane. Its the highest recognition the faculty can bestow on someone in its ranks, and the roster has included artists, musicians, historians, scientists and engineers – some of them Nobel laureates.


Bennett to deliver University Faculty Lecture

Longtime Political Science Professor Lance Bennett will deliver the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 130 Kane. Its the highest recognition the faculty can bestow on someone in its ranks, and the roster has included artists, musicians, historians, scientists and engineers – some of them Nobel laureates.


November 1, 2011

Godoy in Washington, D.C., to assist testimony

Rolando Gonzalez, Oscar Garza, Carlos Santos and Ramon Arita visit the Museo de Santa Tecla, once a Salvadoran prison where they were held as political dissidents.

Angelina Godoy, a professor of international studies and director of the UW Center for Human Rights, was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to support former political prisoners from El Salvador as they present complaints before an arm of the Organization of American States.


October 31, 2011

Washington Poll: Liquor initiative leads, road tolls measure too close to call

A state ballot initiative that would privatize liquor sales leads by a significant margin in the new statewide Washington Poll, but an initiative on project-specific road tolls is too close to call.


October 12, 2011

College students limit technology use during crunch time

A group of students in a college library Project Information Literacy visited in the last few weeks of a term.

A new University of Washington study found college students – only weeks away from final exams and in the library – tend to pare use of electronics. Its their way to manage technology that permeates their lives.


September 28, 2011

Making justice known: Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal

Batya Friedman

Seventeen years ago, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans, mostly members of the Tutsi tribe, were massacred in only 100 days. Now, as remaining court judgments are rendered, “Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal” presents a record of what has been done with an interactive website that brings together video interviews with judges, lawyers, interpreters, investigators and other personnel.


September 13, 2011

Census estimates show increase in U.S. poverty but not in Washington state

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that the poverty rate for the U.S. increased from 14.3 percent to 15.1 percent from 2009 to 2010. However, the rate in Washington State remained essentially unchanged at 11.5 percent, or 774,000 residents.


September 12, 2011

New study quantifies use of social media in Arab Spring

After analyzing more than 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study finds that social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring.


August 16, 2011

Poverty rates the same as in mid-1960s, but far more kids are poor

Fewer seniors but more children are poor since the War on Poverty began more than 40 years ago. Also, despite persistent efforts in both the public and private sectors, poverty rates in the U.S. have remained stubbornly the same since the mid-1960s.


August 3, 2011

Univ. of Washington faculty experts available to discuss 9/11 issues

University of Washington professors in law, political science, communication and international studies are available to discuss issues related to the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 disaster.


June 27, 2011

Seattle survey: Block watches and individual cop recognition promote good opinions of police

A new survey shows that Seattle residents who know or recognize a police officer in their neighborhood and have participated in a block watch or similar program are more likely to regard police positively. And its especially true about people of color.


June 21, 2011

New 3-D computer models improve building design and construction

A building information model of a multi-use structure. The model was created in a UW studio course.

A recent report shows that building information modeling is challenging and changing the construction industry, including the ways mechanical contractors organize teams and technology.


May 24, 2011

Yang Lan, Chinas version of Oprah Winfrey, to speak at UW, graduate student conference to follow

Yang Lan

Yang Lan will deliver this years Severyns-Ravenholt lecture, sponsored by the Department of Political Science. The evening begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in 210 Kane.


May 23, 2011

Memorial planned for UW emeritus Professor Eugene Vance

Eugene Vance

Vance, 77, a UW professor emeritus of French, comparative literature and comparative religion, died May 14 in the crash of a one-seat, lightweight plane at Arlington Municipal Airport. He will be remembered in a gathering on Friday, May 27.


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.


April 28, 2011

Leading scholar in American Jewish Studies to speak at UW

Jonathan Sarna

Jonathan Sarna, a Brandeis University professor long known for his work on American Jewish history, will deliver the 36th annual Samuel & Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish Studies on Monday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 11.


UW research shows new road tolls might not unfairly burden low-income drivers

State Road 520 crossing Lake Washington to the Eastside on the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

Tolls on the State Route 520 bridge begin this summer but UW research shows those tolls may not unfairly burden low-income households.


April 26, 2011

Human rights symposium to feature Amnesty International director and student awards

From left, Abby Temple, Ana Lottis, Geoff Morgan and Melanie Robinson.

Amnesty director Larry Cox will deliver the keynote address and four students will receive awards.


April 7, 2011

Free software makes computer mouse easier for people with disabilities

The Pointing Magnifier

As the population ages, more people are having trouble with motor control, but a University of Washington team has invented two mouse cursors that make clicking targets a whole lot easier.


April 5, 2011

Ill just Google it: College students find plenty of information online, but often go offline to verify

According to a new study, college students use online sources to gather information for personal decisions but also rely almost as much on family and friends for finding and making choices about information.


March 28, 2011

New study shows tea party beliefs far beyond mainstream conservatism

Results from the survey suggest that the tea party is taking its philosophy in directions far more extreme than those of mainline conservatives.


March 23, 2011

UW faculty member Ali Tarhouni named finance minister by Libyan opposition

Ali Tarhouni

Foster School of Business faculty member Ali Tarhouni named finance minister by Libyan opposition provisional government.



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