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Penguins at risk world over, scientists urge new strategies

Scientists writing in the current issue of Conservation Biology call for marine protected areas and partially protected areas to help penguins cope.

Foul fumes derail dinner for hungry moths

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.

Shellfish center – named after UW’s Ken Chew – to tackle shellfish declines

Washington state’s newest shellfish hatchery has been named after longtime faculty member Ken Chew.

UW news office, advancement services, Columns win national awards

UW units have won medals in the annual awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

It’s not giant asparagus: Nine-foot agave showing off at botany greenhouse

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.

Retirees honored for more than 10,000 years of service to UW

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

UW students, neighbors join forces down on the Union Bay ‘bayou’

Swamp once site of historic Yesler sawmill being restored with UW student and neighborhood help.

Marine apprenticeships give UW undergrads role in animal-ancestor breakthrough

Comb jellies – and not sponges – may lay claim as the earliest ancestors of animals, according to new research in Nature.

Focus on research: Undergraduates bring findings alive Friday

Join your colleagues at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, May 16.

Improve grades, reduce failure – undergrads should tell profs ‘Don’t lecture me’

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

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