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February 22, 2011

Minority Law Students Association to host Feb. 24 panel discussion on race and criminal justice

What creates racial disparities in the criminal justice system and what could address them? A six-member panel moderated by Mary Fan, UW assistant professor of law, will explore these issues and related ones.


February 15, 2011

Celebration of Alena Suazos life to be held Feb. 16 at UW School of Law

Alena Suazo

A memorial service will mark the life of Alena Suazo, who graduated from the law school in June.


February 14, 2011

Egypt: The Revolution and the Future

UW student Ravyn Guy visits a high school as part of the Dream Project.

Whats next for Egypt? Four UW experts, including two in Cairo, will address the question in a panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 17.


Carbon Leadership Forum will devise standards to limit carbon footprints in building products

University of Washington researchers, along with design and construction professionals, will devise standards that will help limit carbon footprints of building products and systems.


February 2, 2011

UW Experts on the Arab crises

As the Arab crises continue, UW experts are available for media interviews.


December 20, 2010

New book on Martin Luther King Jr. and economic rights: "All Labor Has Dignity”

Michael Honey

Michael Honey, a history professor at UW Tacoma, collected, edited and wrote introductions for 16 of Kings speeches on economic justice.


New book on Martin Luther King Jr. and economic rights: “All Labor Has Dignity”

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December 17, 2010

Philip Howard to speak at Town Hall

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Howard, an associate professor of communication, will speak Jan. 14 regarding Muslim politics and the Internet.


December 8, 2010

From Beaux-Arts to Bauhaus: Old student architectural drawings displayed at Allen Library

Using pencils and water colors on stiff paper in 1935, Victor Steinbrueck created "Protestant Church and Sunday School Group in Suburb of a Large City.”

Some of the best examples of UW architecture student drawings from 1914 to 1947 are on display in Allen Library until March 12.


November 24, 2010

As Nov. 28 election approaches, Egyptian opposition builds larger presence online than government

In the run-up to Egyptian elections Sunday, opposition parties have larger online presence than government


November 22, 2010

Get paid to change the world: New book shows how to find jobs in public service

Heather Krasna, director of career services at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, has written “Jobs that Matter.”


Get paid to change the world: New book shows how to find jobs in public service

Heather Krasna, director of career services at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, has written


November 10, 2010

Study shows universities may be failing to sufficiently teach basic research skills

College students are among the savviest users of Web 2.


November 8, 2010

New book investigates the cost — and payoff — of great teaching

In “Profit of Education,” UW economics Professor Dick Startz says America’s public school system can be fixed if we raise teacher salaries 40 percent, which would pay for itself nine times over.


Study shows universities may be failing to sufficiently teach basic research skills

Students need assignments that help with basic tasks such as formulating an inquiry and comparing sources.


November 4, 2010

New book investigates the cost of great teaching — and how it might be paid

You want more great teachers, the kind that demonstrably raise student achievement, the kind students remember years after finishing school?


According to a new book by Dick Startz, UW economics professor, that will cost about $90 billion a year.


November 3, 2010

New book investigates the cost – and payoff – of great teaching

Univ. of Washington economics Professor Dick Startz says raise salaries 40 pecent, an increase that can pay for itself nine times over.


October 29, 2010

Murray leads Rossi, voters against income tax, new KCTS 9/KPLU/Washington Poll shows

A survey of registered voters in Washington state shows incumbent Patty Murray four percentage points ahead of former state Sen. Dino Rossi


October 28, 2010

From obscurity to prime time: viral political videos can spring from non-political sites

What’s the mechanism that makes a political video go viral? What causes a video clip to spread from a few people to millions, sometimes in a matter of hours? Is it a top-down process led by elite gatekeepers or bottoms up, driven by people at the grass roots? And how do blogs affect the life cycle of a viral video?

Common wisdom might suggest that a posse of political blogs triggers virality, but research from the UW indicates it often springs from just two elite blogs followed by top general interest outlets that aren’t considered political.


October 21, 2010

From obscurity to prime time: viral political videos can spring from non-political sites

Two elite blogs often post the most interesting political videos which are then picked up by top general-interest blogs


October 15, 2010

New survey shows voters oppose income tax, favor Murray over Rossi

They also opposed ballot measures that would directly affect taxes and chose jobs, unemployment and fixing the economy as their top issues


October 14, 2010

Service Learning Resource Center launches website created by Information School students

The problem: Plenty of UW Health Sciences students were willing to volunteer for service learning projects and plenty of projects needed their help, but there was no central clearinghouse, no place where the two groups could connect.


October 7, 2010

New grants keep UW at top of schools receiving Title VI funding

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October 4, 2010

‘Living Voters Guide’ invites Washington voters to hash out ballot initiatives

Voters across the country are entering the season of ballot measures.


September 28, 2010

New U.S. Census data show more Washington residents living in poverty

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September 20, 2010

New research shows massive ad campaign didn’t reduce meth use

In 2005, Montana had one of the highest rates of methamphetamine use in the United States.


September 16, 2010

New U.S. Census data show West more hurt by recession than rest of country

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September 2, 2010

Handouts for college research assignments are often poor roadmaps

Many handouts give more direction about mechanics than appropriate ways to conduct research.


August 23, 2010

Prospects for democracy in Iraq? Research shows Internet indispensable

Digital media, such as mobile phones and the Internet, have become all but essential in building democracies.


August 11, 2010

New study indicates tea party ideas may be out of step with mainstream conservatism

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July 8, 2010

Memorial planned for Stuart Scheingold, UW scholar of socio-legal studies

A memorial service will be held at the UW in October for Stuart A.


June 24, 2010

Growing five sprouthouses: UW students design and build greenhouses as part of redevelopment in Twisp

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UW team wins $1.2 million to radically reduce hospital energy use

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June 19, 2010

UW team wins $1.3 million to radically reduce hospital energy use

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has announced that University of Washington researchers, with the architectural firm NBBJ, will receive a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to extend nationally a model that reduces hospital energy use by 60 percent. The work of the UW team reflects a fundamental game change. Once upon a time, it…


UW team wins $1.3 million to radically reduce hospital energy use

The goal is to reduce consumption in health facilities across the country.


June 3, 2010

Law student was once a defendant, now plans to be a defender

When Alena Suazo graduates from the UW School of Law in June, she’ll have the degree that qualifies her for the public defender job she wants.


Productive partnership: UW’s David Miller and business partner Robert Hull share honor from American Institute of Architects

When Dave Miller was a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil during the late 1960s, he designed and helped build inexpensive but sturdy houses for the working poor.


Scholar of Scandinavian diplomacy is also a serious soccer coach

Christine Ingebritsen is a keen scholar of Scandinavian diplomacy, committed enough that’s she’s written books about it.


May 24, 2010

Voters dissatisfied with Congress and state Legislature but willing to accept state income tax

New UW survey indicates growing discontent with state and national government but majority approval of state tax on wealthy households


May 6, 2010

Two students win Jen Caldwell Award named for UW graduate

Jen Caldwell worked her way through the UW, holding multiple jobs to cover rent, food and tuition.



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