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January 5, 2006

Red Square visions: Landscape architecture students compete to redesign a campus landmark

Who says Red Square has to be red?

Black flagstones might beautify that sea of brick.


December 5, 2005

Think money in politics got ‘reformed?’ Just try running for Senate in 2006

Anyone interested in joining the United States Senate next year had better make the following New Year’s resolution — pile up at least $10 million.


December 2, 2005

Professor Harry Bruce named dean of Information School

Harry Bruce, a faculty member at the UW Information School, has been named dean of the school effective Jan.


December 1, 2005

Charter schools serve more minority, low-income students, study shows

America’s charter schools serve a larger percentage of minority and low-income students than do the nation’s traditional public schools, according to a comprehensive new study of the growing charter movement.


Gates Foundation gives $33 million to UW for scholarships to spur careers in public service law

The University of Washington School of Law has received a $33.


November 21, 2005

Charter schools serving more urban and disadvantaged students, study finds

America’s charter schools serve a larger percentage of minority and low-income students than do the nation’s traditional public schools, according to a comprehensive new study of the growing charter movement.


November 10, 2005

Sex and violence in 1906: UW prof writes of ‘vigilante newspapers’

Saturation media coverage of strange rituals, weird attire and sexual eccentricities put the case in the public spotlight for weeks on end.


November 4, 2005

State ballot measures draw record amounts of cash

Record amounts of cash have gone to statewide ballot initiatives this year in Washington, according to data compiled by a student research team at the University of Washington.


August 18, 2005

Study finds that school-funding loopholes leave poor children behind

The nation’s main program for educating the disadvantaged, Title I, is hampered by loopholes that prevent it from fulfilling its mission, according to a new study.


July 7, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor, academics and business leaders to speak on Washington’s economic competitiveness

WHAT: “Education and Productivity: A 21st Century Workforce” conference.


June 22, 2005

Architecture students to design and build experimental ‘green’ home for Yakima Valley family

Like a collegiate version of “Extreme Makeover – Home Edition,” University of Washington architecture students are preparing to build a four-bedroom home for a Yakima Valley family in just nine weekends.


June 13, 2005

Tough child support laws may deter single men from becoming fathers, study finds

Researchers studying the factors behind out-of-wedlock births have found a significant variable that often is overlooked: child support.


June 11, 2005

Global experts stage talks on nuclear showdown — inside North Korea


EDITORS: Scholars returning from North Korea are at the Kensington Stars Hotel in the Mount Seorak area of South Korea today (tel 011-82-33-635-4001 / fax 011-82-33-635-4011).


May 19, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY: President of Ireland to speak Tuesday on Europe-America relations

WHO: Mary McAleese, president of Ireland.


May 2, 2005

Plan to improve accountability of nonprofits to be discussed May 19

WHAT: Briefing on proposals for Congress to improve oversight and accountability of charities.


April 14, 2005

Grant leads to expansion of African Studies


The UW’s African Studies Program, after years of fruitless search for stable funding, has snagged its first federal grant and announced an expansion of classes and outreach activity.


April 11, 2005

Journalists to gather Friday at UW to gauge tsunami coverage

The wave of news coverage of December’s Indian Ocean tsunami — 35,000 reports, by one count — surpassed coverage of the year’s other Top 10 disasters combined.


March 28, 2005

Economist finds that Cuba’s state-run baseball league doesn’t go to bat for players

On the brink of a U.


March 21, 2005

Exhibit of emerging architectural ideas offers ‘glimpse of future’

WHAT: “Headlines: Emerging Architectural Ideas.


March 10, 2005

Bloom time: Quad’s cherry trees go online

Nature may still dictate their delicate display, but the famous cherry trees on the Quad, in keeping with the times, have gone online.


February 23, 2005

New journalism awards to honor broadcast reporting on victims of violence

The first major awards for excellence in radio and television reporting on victims of violence will be launched in 2006 and 2007, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma announced today.


February 10, 2005

Endowed seat in children’s librarianship named for author Beverly Cleary

An endowed professorship in children’s librarianship, believed to be the first such endowment anywhere, has been created at the University of Washington’s Information School in honor of a renowned children’s writer.


February 3, 2005

Fighting technology with technology: Personal information management


Once upon a time, life was simple.


January 24, 2005

April journalism conference set to probe tsunami aftermath, next steps

WHAT: First conference on journalism and the tsunami — lessons learned, and what to do next in covering the social, political and economic fallout.


January 20, 2005

Experts to probe tsunami aftermath

Throughout her childhood in Sri Lanka and during adult stints working as an anthropologist there, Manjari Wijenaike saw little letup in the island’s ethnic tensions until Dec.


January 19, 2005

In big speeches, Bush cites God more often than predecessors did, analysis shows

In his second inaugural address tomorrow, George W.


January 18, 2005

Experts to gather Thursday in Kane Hall to explore tsunami aftermath

WHAT: Panel discussion on politics, health consequences, relief efforts


WHEN: Thursday, Jan.


December 21, 2004

Study shows how religious group fended off the Internet — then adapted it

Twenty-first century technology has deeply penetrated even strict, self-contained religious communities that try to shut it out, University of Washington researchers have found.


December 9, 2004

Who did voters pick on Nov. 2? In some cases, we’ll never know


As citizens of Washington state wait out a third count with 42 votes separating the candidates for governor, new research shows that Washington was not the only state where the voters’ true choice may never be known.


November 29, 2004

Media Advisory: Panelists to discuss proposal for managing Northwest power grid

WHAT: Panel discussion about Grid West, a proposed nonprofit corporation that would manage key features of the Northwest’s electric-power system.


November 18, 2004

Major-party candidates work the Web, while many challengers stay offline


Contrary to predictions that third-party candidates would seize on the Internet as a powerful tool for challenging the status quo, such candidates lagged far behind their Republican and Democratic foes this year in using the Web.


Minor candidates used Internet less than opponents, UW researchers find

Major-party candidates wield the Web, but many challengers stay offline

Contrary to predictions that third-party candidates would seize the Internet as a powerful tool for challenging the status quo, minor candidates remained far behind their Republican and Democratic foes this year in using the Web.


November 10, 2004

Focus is Russia as UW inaugurates Ellison Center

With Americans’ attention riveted to the Middle East, interest has drifted away from the country with the most land, natural gas and nuclear warheads on Earth – Russia.


October 29, 2004

Democrats outgunning GOP in e-mail wars, researchers find

In the closing weeks of a tight presidential race, the Democratic National Committee has been out-e-mailing its Republican counterpart, a research team of University of Washington students has found.


October 21, 2004

Charter school cost modest, study says

Addressing opponents’ claims that charter schools would drain more than $100 million from Washington’s public schools, a new UW working paper predicts that the financial impact of allowing charter schools would be modest.


October 19, 2004

How to make schools better? Bring in outside help, experts say

Big city school districts will have a hard time reforming and meeting new accountability demands without more help from businesses, nonprofits and philanthropists, according to a new book from the Brookings Institution.


October 15, 2004

Charter schools would add little to state education costs, study predicts

Addressing opponents’ claims that charter schools would drain more than $100 million from Washington’s public schools, a new UW working paper predicts that the financial impact of allowing charter schools would be modest.


October 7, 2004

UW prof shines with world-recognized lighting lab

In Joel Loveland’s office, don’t look for the light switch.


September 30, 2004

ADVISORY — Campus debate-watch gatherings tonight

Two University of Washington student groups have planned gatherings — open to the public and press — to watch and discuss tonight’s first presidential debate:


<b> Communications Building 126</b> — Students, faculty and the public will gather at 5:45 p.


September 27, 2004

Trial lawyers and lawsuits — researchers. find public doesn’t get whole truth

Clashes over an “explosion” of lawsuits and “massive” jury awards may well play a role in next Tuesday’s vice presidential debate involving a famous former trial lawyer, John Edwards.



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