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May 6, 2010

UW dedicates study center in Leon, Spain

As of this week, the Huskies are officially part of Leon, Spain.

The future of cities: Two-day symposium looks ahead with ‘speculative urbanism’

By 2050, according to the United Nations, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.

May 3, 2010

University of Washington to dedicate study center in Leon, Spain

The city of Leon has lent 9,000 square feet, rent free, in El Palacio del Conde de Luna.

April 29, 2010

UW students document human rights abuses related to production of biofuels

Students could smell the Guatemalan river before they were close.

April 26, 2010

Survey shows that among whites, tea party supporters more willing than others to curtail civil liberties

2010 Multi-State Survey of Race & Politics examines what Americans, including tea party supporters, think about race, public policy, nationa

April 22, 2010

Master of Communication in Digital Media Program kicks off Media Space

The problem: The Seattle International Film Festival had been using social media to spread the word about its films, but efforts had been piecemeal rather than highly organized.

UW education professor writes new book on helping charter schools succeed

Schools of choice, also known as charter schools, bring out fierce debate among parents, teachers, legislators and administrators — a whole slew of people.

April 8, 2010

UW undergrads now routinely do research, study shows

A new study shows that UW undergraduates are doing a great deal of research as a normal part of their undergraduate programs — more than investigators anticipated.

April 7, 2010

Survey finds that racial attitudes influence the tea party movement in battleground states

The survey found that those who are racially resentful, who believe the U.S. government has done too much to support blacks, are 36 percent

March 18, 2010

UW study finds Wikipedia first stop for many student researchers

Eight of 10 students said that to get their research underway, they often went to Wikipedia for background information.

March 11, 2010

UW research team finds one in 16 Seattle drivers yakkin’ on the phone

Cell phone use peaked on Thursdays, Fridays and during afternoon rush hour, when the ratio was one in 13.

March 4, 2010

UW Honors Program to launch new curriculum including interdisciplinary honors

When Rob McKenna arrived at the UW in 1980, he joined the University Honors Program.

March 2, 2010

Media advisory: U.S. chief information officer to speak at UW

WHAT: Vivek Kundra, U.

February 25, 2010

UW grads, staff members help Seattle Symphony ‘clean its attic’

The trove is vast:

Fifty years of audio recordings.

February 22, 2010

Common Language Project practicing new, hybrid journalism

Project originators teach the journalism they practice: independent, multimedia, funded by a number of sources.

February 18, 2010

Common Language Project comes to the UW

They were three young people not long out of college.

Shields takes on fiction/nonfiction distinction in newest book

David Shields’ newest book explores a new genre that blurs the line between fiction and nonfiction.

February 11, 2010

Obama to appoint artist and UW grad Chuck Close to presidential arts committee

Close is one of six nominees and holder of the UW’s highest award for graduates

January 7, 2010

Bringing creativity to the banal: Students create benches tailored to their campus sites

A nifty way to make a bench more than just a bench: Give small groups of students in a UW landscape architecture class $400 apiece and five weeks to design, build and install their creations.

December 10, 2009

UW Center for Human Rights leaders, students to talk about its work today

Angelina Godoy’s teaching and research at the UW focus on human rights, and over time, she has learned that a good many other UW people are working on similar issues.

UW responds to heavy reporting requirements for economic stimulus money

The UW has received $190 million as the result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that President Barack Obama signed in February, but reporting on spending has been more demanding than for any federal funds in the past, according to people compiling the reports.

November 5, 2009

Black veterans were vital in the civil rights movement, says book by UW prof

When Robert F.

Film and lecture series focuses on 70th anniversary of Spanish Civil War

Seventy years after the Spanish Civil War, Spain continues to struggle with the legacy of a war that shattered hopes for a fledgling democracy.

UW Evans School of Public Affairs to collaborate with X Prize Foundation

The Evans School of Public Affairs at the UW and the X Prize Foundation are launching the X Prize Lab@UW, which will produce new ideas for X Prizes.

November 4, 2009

UW to dedicate new Medal of Honor memorial on Veterans Day

WHAT: Dedication of the Medal of Honor memorial at the University of Washington.

November 3, 2009

Black veterans were vital in the civil rights fight, says book by University of Washington political science professor

Military service had shown them they could effectively combat both enemies on the battlefield and racism in the ranks.

November 2, 2009

UW Evans School of Public Affairs to collaborate with X Prize Foundation

Awards of $10 million or more go to teams that solve problems facing humanity and create new opportunities

October 27, 2009

New UW poll shows voters in favor of Referendum 71 but undecided about other issues

A good many Washington voters haven’t decided their choices for Seattle mayor, King County executive or Initiative 1033.

October 22, 2009

New book edited by UW political science professor explores Thoreau as political thinker

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), the naturalist and transcendental philosopher, inspired audiences but also irritated them.

October 21, 2009

New University of Washington memorial honors alumni who hold the Congressional Medal of Honor

With eight Medal recipients, the UW has more such alumni than any other public university in the country except the service academies.

October 8, 2009

Dean of Evans School of Public Affairs elected to national academy

Sandra O.

Landscape architecture professors write book on community gardens

Many cities across North America have community gardens, but only Seattle and a few others include them in urban planning — and it’s helped them thrive.

September 10, 2009

New U.S. Census report shows poverty increasing more in West than elsewhere

More people in the West are without health insurance, too.

September 8, 2009

UW experts available to discuss U.S. Census Bureau poverty report

WHAT: “Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008” will be released this week by the U.

September 2, 2009

UW report shows increasing support for domestic partnership rights

Support comes from across the state and a wide variety of groups

August 20, 2009

UW Club nominated for National Register of Historic Places

It’s part of the drill in luring fine scholars to be faculty members at the UW: Take ’em to lunch at the UW Faculty Club, show ’em around the building and encourage ogling out wall-to-wall windows at Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains.

Medal of Honor memorial to be constructed near WW I and WW II memorials

On the outside, the rock is plain and ordinary serpentine stone common to Washington State.

August 4, 2009

Nickels leading tight field of contenders; voters oppose bag tax, poll says

Nickels leading tight field of contenders; voters oppose bag tax, poll says

July 23, 2009

UW study of midlife cognitive changes, services for the blind benefit from federal stimulus money

Editor’s note: Federal stimulus money is starting to be distributed.

June 25, 2009

Capstone projects offer solutions to real-world problems

Problem: Hikers sometimes see trail damage such as downed trees, rock slides or vandalism before trail maintenance crews but can’t always remember or document precisely where they saw the damage.

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