UW News


June 5, 2003

Environmental, economic expert tabbed to lead Evans School

Sandra O.


June 2, 2003

Sandra Archibald named dean of Evans School

Sandra O.


May 29, 2003

School funding gets failing mark

School districts transfer millions of dollars each year from schools in poor neighborhoods to those with wealthier students and higher-paid teachers, a new study shows.


May 27, 2003

System takes from poor schools and gives to the rich, study shows

School districts transfer millions of dollars each year from schools in poor neighborhoods to those with wealthier students and higher-paid teachers, a new study shows.


May 8, 2003

Study: Baby boys could be single moms’ ticket to marriage

As mothers anticipate the annual holiday celebrating their maternal bond, a study to be published next week reveals that major aspects of a single mom’s life are influenced by whether her child is a boy or a girl.


Mini-course takes future librarians out to the ballgame

What may be the nation’s first university graduate course on Information In Sports is quietly introducing 30 future librarians this spring to, among other things, the infield fly rule.


May 5, 2003

What makes a difference in Mom’s life? Whether it’s a boy or a girl

As mothers anticipate the annual holiday celebrating their maternal bond, a study to be published next week reveals that major aspects of a single mom’s life are influenced by whether her child is a boy or a girl.


May 2, 2003

New course introduces future librarians to data-rich world of sports

What may be the nation’s first university graduate course on Information In Sports is quietly introducing 30 future librarians this spring to, among other things, the infield fly rule.


April 24, 2003

Workers seek information from people they already know, study shows

Even with the Internet at their fingertips, people who really need information are more likely to seek it from other people — especially people they know.


April 22, 2003

Study shows that workers seek information from people they already know

Even with the Internet at their fingertips, people who really need information are more likely to seek it from other people — especially people they know.


April 10, 2003

Architecture students helping give ‘The Ave’ a makeover

Now that utility and paving crews have given “The Ave” a new foundation, University of Washington architecture students are about to give the shops a face-lift.


UW students lead high schoolers as they take on world issues

If high school students ran the world, Israelis and Palestinians would declare a ceasefire, land mines would be heading toward extinction and the United Nations already would be gearing up to rebuild Iraq.


April 7, 2003

Architecture students to help give The Ave a makeover

Now that utility and paving crews have given “The Ave” a new foundation, University of Washington architecture students are about to give the shops a facelift.


April 3, 2003

Program on Africa joins Jackson School

Eritrean poet Hidaat Ephrem — a staff member in the School of Music — will recite a poem for peace to open a celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.


April 2, 2003

Principals abound but avoid certain schools and districts, study finds

Getting quality principals into troubled schools has become an educational rallying cry so intense that New York City is making headlines with its efforts to place leaders in failing schools.


March 17, 2003

Internet may mobilize largest antiwar protests ever seen, professor predicts


The Internet could help unleash the largest antiwar protests in human history, according to a University of Washington expert in the rise of online activism.


March 4, 2003

Companies must roam to stay competitive, say corporate information chiefs

The high-tech industry may be mired in a slump but it continues to stoke a business revolution that could leave some regions behind, University of Washington researchers have found.


February 19, 2003

Landscape students from 2 nations to design for International District

Eleven landscape architecture students from Japan’s Chiba University will join their University of Washington counterparts to develop urban-design proposals for key sites in the Chinatown-Nihonmachi-Little Saigon-International District, where community groups seek to preserve the area’s heritage amid development pressure.


January 16, 2003

Grants fund travel, learning in developing countries

Leslie Flores dodges hummingbirds as she picks snapdragons in a fragrant mountain field.


January 10, 2003

Faculty experts list on world events

Journalists are invited to click on the link above to find UW faculty experts who can help with stories on U.S. conflicts with Iraq and North Korea, the domestic ramifications, the aftermath of 9/11 and war on terrorism, and other current events.


January 9, 2003

Nation’s brightest minds increasingly shun science, study finds

America’s top college graduates increasingly reject careers in science and engineering, University of Washington researchers have found, raising concerns about the nation’s technological future.


Best students shunning science, study shows

America’s top college graduates increasingly reject careers in science and engineering, UW researchers have found, raising concerns about America’s technological future.


December 18, 2002

1 million children in state live in counties with polluted air, researchers find

More than 1 million Washington children live in counties where the air they breathe could be harmful to their development and health, according to the UW researchers.


December 12, 2002

11 visions for a post-Viaduct Seattle to be unveiled

Advanced urban design and planning students will present 11 proposals tomorrow for reconnecting Seattle with its waterfront when the Alaskan Way Viaduct is torn down.


Simulated Congress imparts real lessons

In the upcoming congressional debate on lowering the drinking age to 18, sponsor Lech Radzimski will argue the change would curb alcoholism and encourage self-control.


December 5, 2002

Eyman wouldn’t make it in China, Wagner learns

Northwest leaders often gripe that it’s hard to get anything done with all the NIMBY resistance to new projects, populist ballot initiatives, anti-government paranoia and “analysis paralysis.


November 25, 2002

Partnerships between architecture students and community showcased in new book

A pig-roasting pit at a garden used by elderly immigrants and a hanging play structure for an experimental preschool are among the University of Washington projects highlighted in a new book on innovative joint ventures between schools of architecture and local communities.


October 3, 2002

Sergio Palleroni, Architecture

The S. Sterling Munro Public Service Faculty Fellowship is awarded to a UW faculty member demonstrating exemplary leadership in community-based instruction, including service learning, public service internships and community-partnership projects. It is named after an aide to U.S. Sen. Henry M. Jackson who was also an administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration.


Anita Ramasastry, Law

The Outstanding Public Service Award is presented to a faculty or staff member to honor the recipients extensive local and/or national public service.


September 12, 2002

Woman power counters terrorism in Arab world, say UW advisers heading to Morocco for historic vote

As Moroccans prepare for a historic election in two weeks, they will not just choose a new parliament for their nation — they will be steering the Arab world toward greater democracy and women’s rights.


August 28, 2002

Jobs are not enough to keep families out of poverty, report shows

As Congress marks the sixth anniversary of welfare reform this week, and workers look forward to a Labor Day break, a startling number of Washington families are working but still living in poverty.


August 19, 2002

UW conferees seek to shape epochal reform of Japan’s legal system

With world attention focused on corporate lawbreaking and economic turmoil, Japan is trying to solve its problems by adding tens of thousands of new lawyers.
The vast legal reform now under way in Japan will be debated by some of its top designers and critics Aug. 23 and 24 at the University of Washington School of Law, sponsor of an international conference on “Law in Japan: A Turning Point.”


July 29, 2002

UW helping communities to get next-generation Internet to the ‘last mile’

When a next-generation Internet backbone is unveiled at a gala ceremony in Bremerton tomorrow, the University of Washington already will be exploring the next step — how to get that powerful link to individuals’ homes and businesses.


July 11, 2002

Architecture prof and students using straw bales to build on Indian reservations

The winds of the Great Plains won’t stop two Montana tribes from making their newest buildings out of straw.


June 21, 2002

Washington state called a leader in getting broadband to ‘last mile’


Creative new initiatives by governments can help expand “last mile” broadband connections to homes and businesses, according to some speakers at a panel discussion yesterday in Washington, D.


June 20, 2002

Students heading to Montana to help tribes combat housing crisis with tough ‘new’ material — straw

The winds of the Great Plains won’t stop two Montana tribes from making their newest buildings out of straw.


June 6, 2002

Architecture students transform local playground

A three-stage outdoor performance space designed and built by College of Architecture and Urban Planning students will get its first workout June 14, when T.


May 23, 2002

Memorial will honor Evans School dean

A public memorial will be held June 4 in Kane Hall to honor Marc Lindenberg, dean of the Daniel J.


May 18, 2002

Marc Lindenberg, Evans School dean and leader in global relief work, is dead at 56

Marc Lindenberg, dean of the UW’s Daniel J.


May 16, 2002

Can mechanical pets teach kids life lessons?

Pets can help children learn about life, love and death.



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