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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.

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.

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).

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

WHO: Mary McAleese, president of Ireland.

Plan to improve accountability of nonprofits to be discussed May 19

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

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.

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.

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

On the brink of a U.

Exhibit of emerging architectural ideas offers ‘glimpse of future’

WHAT: “Headlines: Emerging Architectural Ideas.

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.

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