UW Today


May 8, 2007

State turns to Ruckelshaus Center to mediate land-use dispute

A recently named conflict-resolution center from the state’s two largest universities has a new assignment under legislation signed today by Gov.


April 12, 2007

Two UW faculty members awarded Robert Wood Johnson fellowships

Two University of Washington faculty members have garnered coveted fellowships in a two-year program that aims to produce creative thinking in health policy research.


March 12, 2007

Hackers get bum rap for corporate America’s digital delinquency

If Phil Howard’s calculations prove true, by year’s end the 2 billionth personal record — some American’s social-security or credit-card number, academic grades or medical history — will become compromised, and it’s corporate America, not rogue hackers, who are primarily to blame.


March 8, 2007

Post-Katrina: Design for recovery

A UW effort to help rebuild a community along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast is a drop in the bucket stacked against the $110 billion the government has budgeted for recovery.


March 1, 2007

Forum looks at threat of cyber terrorism

When Paul Oman and Barbara Endicott-Popovsky open their newspapers or scan headlines online, they marvel at what they don’t see — no stories detailing how our power grid, water supply, and communication systems have been compromised.


February 12, 2007

Habitat matters: ‘Walkable’ communities may make elders healthier

Some of a neighborhood’s features — the length of its blocks, how many grocery stores or restaurants are nearby — may be more than selling points for real estate agents.


January 4, 2007

Fraga to head Diversity Research Institute, recruit minority faculty

The UW has lured a highly accomplished and popular political science professor from Stanford to head up the Diversity Research Institute and help recruit and retain minority faculty members.


December 19, 2006

UW snags Stanford political science professor

The University of Washington has lured a highly accomplished and popular political science professor from Stanford to head up Diversity Research Institute and help recruit and retain minority faculty members.


November 16, 2006

David Domke named Washington professor of the year

An associate professor at the Department of Communication who says trusting students is the key to a vibrant classroom has been named Washington professor of the year.


David Domke named Washington Professor of the Year

An associate professor in the Department of Communication who says trusting students is the key to a vibrant classroom has been named Washington Professor of the Year.


October 25, 2006

Online activism may make the difference on Election Day

More and more, Congressional candidates are turning to the Web as a tool to mobilize their base and build credibility with undecided voters, according to findings in a new book by a University of Washington researcher.


October 11, 2006

We need better yardstick to measure digital divide, researcher says

Relying on easy-to-measure factors like how many Internet access points a place has presents a simplistic picture of today’s digital divide.


July 20, 2006

Jackson School ties for first in foreign-study grants

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July 6, 2006

UW’s Jackson School scores with feds

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May 23, 2006

When it comes to privacy, gender matters

A study aimed at assessing perspectives about privacy in a public place – particularly when surveillance is not related to security – suggests women are more concerned than men, both as watcher and the watched.