November 25, 2014
Surprisingly, the diversity of birds in suburban areas can be greater than in forested areas, according to John Marzluff’s new book “Welcome to Subirdia.”
November 17, 2014
Scientists using a microbe that occurs naturally in eastern cottonwood trees have boosted the ability of willow and lawn grass to withstand the withering effects of the nasty industrial pollutant phenanthrene.
November 6, 2014
Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, University of Washington researchers now explain how to “erase” them.
November 5, 2014
More diverse voices could help break a deadlock gripping the conservation community, say 238 co-signatories – including a dozen from the University of Washington.
October 30, 2014
Freshwater fish with bellies full of shrews – one trout a few years back was found to have eaten 19 – aren’t as random as scientists have thought.
October 16, 2014
Theannual one-day Sustainability Summit this year is the centerpiece of a new weeklong SustainableUW Festival.
October 13, 2014
A campus landscape framework – meant as a starting point for planning how the UW’s outdoor environment might look in 10, 20, even 50 years – will be unveiled in draft form Oct. 20 as part of a regional symposium on campus landscape planning and design.
October 10, 2014
Better integration of citizen science into professional science is a growing consideration at the UW and elsewhere.
October 3, 2014
Using evolutionary biology is one way to try to outwit evolution where it is happening too quickly and to perhaps find accommodations when evolution occurs too slowly.
September 23, 2014
The UW in August introduced a Commute Concierge service to help riders with personalized commute plans.
Using a songbird as a model, scientists have described a brain pathway that replaces cells that have been lost naturally and not because of injury.
September 5, 2014
The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels and, while the number of blue whales struck by ships is likely above allowable U.S. limits, such strikes do not immediately threaten that recovery.
September 2, 2014
One of Arizona’s largest watersheds – home to many native species of fish already threatened by extinction – is providing a grim snapshot of what could happen to watersheds and fish in arid areas around the world as climate warming occurs.
August 29, 2014
Nick DiMartino, employee at University Book Store for 44 years, sets his latest novel at the University of Washington in the early 1990s.
August 8, 2014
David Briggs, professor emeritus of environmental and forest sciences, will be remembered Sunday, Aug. 17 at the University of Washington Club.
August 6, 2014
Scientists writing in the current issue of Conservation Biology call for marine protected areas and partially protected areas to help penguins cope.
June 26, 2014
New research on how pollinators find flowers when background odors are strong shows that both natural plant odors and human sources of pollution can conceal the scent of sought-after flowers.
June 25, 2014
Washington state’s newest shellfish hatchery has been named after longtime faculty member Ken Chew.
June 17, 2014
UW units have won medals in the annual awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
June 4, 2014
Stop outside the botany greenhouse to see an agave plant that’s grown a 9-foot-plus flower spike and is about to bloom for the first time in 25 years.
May 29, 2014
Some 480 faculty and staff members retired between spring 2013 and spring 2014 and were invited to the event earlier this month at the UW Club
May 27, 2014
Swamp once site of historic Yesler sawmill being restored with UW student and neighborhood help.
May 21, 2014
Comb jellies – and not sponges – may lay claim as the earliest ancestors of animals, according to new research in Nature.
May 13, 2014
Join your colleagues at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, May 16.
May 12, 2014
A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail with active learning according to the largest analysis ever of studies comparing lecturing to active learning in undergraduate education
May 1, 2014
Amphibians in the West’s high-mountain areas find themselves caught between climate-induced habitat loss and predation from introduced fish. A novel combination of tools could help weigh where amphibians are in the most need of help.
April 23, 2014
The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the subject of this year’s Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries.
April 21, 2014
Network with representatives of environmentally minded campus units and learn who won this year’s Husky Green Awards during Earth Day activities Tuesday on the HUB lawn.
April 17, 2014
UW recognizes achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.
April 10, 2014
Get on your 3-D glasses for one of the animations of tiny fruit flies employing banked turns to evade attacks just like fighter jets.
March 26, 2014
Seventeen North American scientists outline the importance of natural science and call for a revitalization of the practice.
March 13, 2014
The cherry trees in the Quad are at about 75 percent of their full bloom, according to the UW arborist.
February 18, 2014
UW’s Matthew Bush has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014.
February 14, 2014
A recently introduced homebuilding subsidy program in Japan put logs and lumber imported from the U.S. and other countries at a competitive disadvantage.
February 8, 2014
Only 19 universities – including the University of Washington– met the bar for access, affordability and student success set by the Center on Higher Education Reform.
February 4, 2014
That fruit fly appearing moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used a poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search and arrive in time for happy hour.
January 29, 2014
Climate change is killing penguin chicks from the world’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly but directly because of drenching rainstorms and heat.
January 28, 2014
A soils lab has achieved the highest score yet in the University of Washington’s 10-month-old Green Laboratory Certification Program.
January 20, 2014
Burke-Gilman Trail users will see a detour starting the early weeks of February as work on the Montlake Triangle Project – the triangular area from the corner of Northeast Pacific and Montlake to Stevens Way – gets underway.
January 15, 2014
A mere glass full of water from a 1.2 million-gallon aquarium tank is all scientists really needed to identify most of the 13,000 fish swimming there.