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September 1, 2004

Paper or mouse-click? What’s on computers is easier to find, study shows

As office workers pause for Labor Day and students prepare for school, a new study sheds harsh light on an item that gives both groups headaches — paper.


August 11, 2004

Unlikely partners join forces to speed aid to world’s disaster zones

In days past, it was unlikely that UW students Justin Gale from Public Affairs and Kate Hulpke from the College of Engineering would cross paths during their graduate studies, yet yesterday they drove together through the upland savanna of northern Mozambique.


August 10, 2004

Research details use of religion to help sell war on terror, Iraq

A skillful mixing of religion and politics helped President Bush silence critics and sell his policies on terrorism and Iraq to the nation, according to a new book that analyzes hundreds of public communications and news reports.


July 22, 2004

Northwest’s rural beauty hides economic crisis, study finds

Urbanites escaping to the majestic beauty of the rural Northwest this summer may not realize that the families living in those scenic communities face a growing struggle to hang on.


July 15, 2004

School study finds more equity after shift to weighted student funding

A finance reform known as weighted student funding enabled two major school districts to shrink inequities and direct resources to pupils in need, researchers have found.


May 27, 2004

Don’t laugh — research shows comedy can give candidates a serious boost

Presidential candidates can gain a measurable image boost from going on late-night TV, UW researchers have found.


UW helps students learn Arabic, set goals for future

Genevieve Shaad could be spending her Garfield High junior year taking Spanish like many of her peers.


May 26, 2004

Don’t laugh — research shows comedy can give candidates a serious boost

Presidential candidates can gain a measurable image boost from going on late-night TV, University of Washington researchers have found.


May 6, 2004

Winning help from a lawyer: Wiehl touts book

A self-help book from a law professor?

That’s only the latest surprise to come from Lis Wiehl, an associate professor of law who is better known to millions of Americans as a capable jouster in the cable-TV news pundit pits.


May 3, 2004

Remake Seattle City Council? Forum explores how it happened before

ADVISORY


WHAT: “The Seattle CHECC Movement — Could It Happen Again?”



WHO: Founders of the late 1960s Seattle political-reform movement CHECC (Choose an Effective City Council): Tim Hill, Lem Howell, Cam Hall, and more.


April 29, 2004

Controversial Rwandan leader speaks at UW

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda told a Kane Hall audience last week that his nation is making progress in its recovery from genocide, poverty and AIDS — a quest with UW connections.


April 1, 2004

Education is disappearing as barrier to marriage, study finds

Higher education is not the hindrance to marriage and motherhood it once was, new research shows.


March 29, 2004

Educated women less likely to skip marriage and motherhood, study shows

Higher education is not the hindrance to marriage and motherhood it once was, new research shows.


March 11, 2004

Teachers who earn certification do better job in classroom

Teachers who qualify for national certification do a measurably better job in the classroom, according to a major study released last week.


March 8, 2004

Kids learn more from nationally certified teachers, study shows

Teachers who qualify for national certification do a measurably better job in the classroom, according to a major study to be released this week.


February 26, 2004

Two new programs join Peace Corps offerings

It may not conform to the stereotype of graduate school, but for growing numbers of UW students, getting their master’s degree involves a two-year stint overseas in the Peace Corps.


February 19, 2004

Slow economy sends top students to graduate school

The economy’s recent slump prompted growing numbers of top U.


January 15, 2004

Justice, media experts to consider privacy

In what is thought to be the nation’s first major conference on technology, values and the justice system, futurists and legal experts will gather Friday at the UW School of Law amid sharp debate over the privacy and safety of putting court records online.


December 11, 2003

Report: Mediation made Hanford safer, could work elsewhere

Whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Site got their health and safety complaints resolved fast and at a fraction of the usual cost through a unique mediation group that has gone out of business, according to a new report.


December 4, 2003

Mediation made Hanford safer and could work elsewhere, too, report says

Whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Site got their health and safety complaints resolved fast and at a fraction of the usual cost through a unique mediation group that has gone out of business, according to a new report.


November 6, 2003

Students help town control destiny

Thirty picket-wielding protesters shouted at the loggers cutting down a forest of mature spruce trees.


November 5, 2003

UW architecture program gives youth a voice on Seattle waterfront

Seattle’s post-Viaduct waterfront should provide an outdoor educational environment for studying history, culture and ecology — as well as a skateboard park. So say high school students at Queen Anne’s Center School who were asked to inject the voice of youth into the future of the downtown waterfront.


October 30, 2003

Researchers: Segregation charge against school reforms may be ‘overhyped’

Vouchers, charter schools and other school-choice programs might not make America’s schools any more segregated and unequal than they are today, according to a new study.


Students learn in real world while benefiting elderly Seattleite

Eric Ragde advanced his UW education a couple of weekends ago, without getting anywhere near campus, turning on the computer or cracking a book.


October 22, 2003

Inequality prevails in public schools, researchers find

Vouchers, charter schools and other school-choice programs might not make America’s schools any more segregated and unequal than they are today, according to a new study.


October 16, 2003

Canadian Studies headed for change, increasing relevance

Like a sparring Hollywood tabloid couple, the squabbles are getting harder and harder to ignore.


MEDIA ADVISORY: UW offering places to pause and Take Back Your Time on Oct. 24

Students, staff and campus visitors alike can meditate, write poems, try yoga, experience “being present” and even listen to a story on Oct. 24 as the University of Washington puts its own twist on Take Back Your Time Day, a nationwide campaign to challenge the modern epidemic of overwork and overscheduling.


UW researchers will ‘follow the money’ in schools

An unprecedented, four-year effort to retarget the nation’s education spending begins this week with the help of a $5.


UW museum and libraries to offer paths to Take Back Your Time on Oct. 24

Students, staff and campus visitors alike can meditate, write poems, try yoga, experience “being present” and even listen to a story on Oct.


October 13, 2003

Researchers launch four-year study to retarget America’s school dollars toward student achievement


An unprecedented, four-year effort to retarget the nation’s education spending begins this week with the help of a $5.


October 10, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. official to describe efforts to rebuild Iraq

“Rebuilding Iraq: America’s Role and Responsibility,” a 40-minute presentation followed by audience questions.


October 9, 2003

School of Law’s exile ends


As William H.


August 28, 2003

Disparity in wealth is killing democracy, scholar warns

As Americans begin to tune into another presidential campaign season, they might assume that democracy is alive and well.


August 7, 2003

Study: Superintendents set up to fail

Nine out of 10 urban school superintendents say they need more authority to fix bad schools and boost student achievement, according to a survey of the superintendents of the nation’s 100 largest districts.


July 28, 2003

Superintendents say lack of clout holds them back from improving schools

Nine out of 10 urban school superintendents say they need more authority to fix bad schools and boost student achievement, according to a survey of the superintendents of the nation’s 100 largest districts.


July 24, 2003

Students aim to improve U-District

While Seattle city officials considered the lease lid, UW students worked to enhance the neighborhood surrounding their campus.


June 26, 2003

Social program benefits ‘spill over,’ study shows

Social-welfare programs may help many more people than previously thought, UW research indicates.


June 19, 2003

Social programs may provide hidden ‘spillover’ benefits, study finds

Social-welfare programs may help many more people than previously thought, University of Washington research indicates.


June 11, 2003

Architecture students joining Montana tribe for ‘barn raising’

Forty architecture students soon will head to Montana to help the Northern Cheyenne tribe build a house out of straw.


June 5, 2003

Charrette seeking renewed identity for Seattle’s Nihonmachi

A UW charrette from 9 a.



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