April 3, 2012
Deborah Trout has spent her life helping to create artificial worlds. Maybe thats why she turns to the natural one when she isnt working. She is a costume designer in the School of Drama, and in her spare time she hits local waterfront parks as a beach naturalist
March 30, 2012
Enjoy plants and animals of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens as captured by UW alumnus Art Wolfe in a slideshow for the current edition of Columns magazine.
March 29, 2012
Head for Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend, March 30, 31 and April 1, at Pacific Science Center, for 50 stations featuring UW research. UW faculty, staff, students and their families receive a 20 percent discount on admission during the event, as do UW alums.
March 27, 2012
Similarities of effective charter schools studied || UW “Trash-In” set April 11
March 21, 2012
UW Summer Youth Programs open for registration || Parents shouldn’t ignore children’s head injuries
March 20, 2012
A new online portal and smartphone app lets Washington and Oregon residents enter the addresses of their homes, schools, workplaces or kids’ day care centers to check if they’re in harm’s way should a tsunami hit. The tool, being publicized on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the Tohoku tsunami, was developed by researchers at the Applied Physics Laboratory.
March 19, 2012
Cherry trees in full bloom in our nation’s capital could be as much as four weeks earlier by 2080 depending on how much warming occurs. So says an analysis conducted at the University of Washington that relied on the UW’s own cherry trees as one test of a computer model used in the project.
March 15, 2012
News Digest: Nanomedicine’s potential, business-diversity honor, autism events, school-closure politics, ‘green’ nominations due
Lecture on nanomedicine, treating cancer || Honor: business-diversity efforts recognized || UW plans Autism Awareness Month events for public || Papers uncover political, human sides of school closure || Husky Green Award nominations due March 26
February 24, 2012
Learn about polar bears and penguins. Center a two-foot tusk on your forehead and imagine youre a narwhal exploring your icy-ocean home. For these activities and more, grab the kids and head for Polar Science Weekend, March 1 to 4, sponsored by the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Pacific Science Center.
February 23, 2012
Stop putting the squeeze on tiger territory, says UW alum, now chief scientist with World Wildlife Fund
The plight of the tiger – none of the worlds 350 protected areas in the tigers range is large enough to support a viable population – is the subject of the UWs “Sustaining our World” lecture March 1. Eric Dinerstein, the World Wildlife Funds chief scientist and a UW alum, will speak on “All Together Now: Linking Ecosystem Services, Endangered Species Conservation and Local Livelihoods” at 6 p.m., in Kane 220.
February 22, 2012
Last weeks American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, BC, included 11 speakers from the University of Washington on topics including marine protected areas, the myth of black progress, womens reproductive health and how undergraduates learn best.
Schoolchildren came in droves for the popular Family Science Days Feb. 18-18 during the American Association for Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, BC. UW faculty and students were there offering hands-on demonstrations at the National Science Foundations booth .
February 21, 2012
News Digest: ‘Occupy goes to school, Holocaust documentary, Celebrating UW Women seeks nominees, offices collect gold and silver by going green
“Occupy” subject of Friday teach-in || Holocaust documentary “Roma Tears” Thursday || Nominations close Feb. 28 for Celebrating UW Women program || 10 offices certified gold, silver by UW Green Office program
February 15, 2012
Design should begin this spring, with construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2013, for Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility on the University of Washington campus that will be a resource for the university, tribal and surrounding communities.
February 14, 2012
News Digest: Honor: Jeffrey Ochsner, recognize staff nominees, "Winterruption” Thursday, eldercare workshop in March
Jeffrey Ochsner named distinguished professor || Reception Thursday for Distinguished Staff Award nominees || Q Faculty and Staff host Winterruption social || UW Retirement Association offers eldercare workshop March 24
February 13, 2012
University of Washington President Michael K. Young issued a statement today about President Barack Obamas budget.
February 9, 2012
News digest: MathAcrossCampus Friday, Honor: Charles Peck and Chrysan Gallucci, English language courses
Biochemistry prof showcases applications of math in MathAcrossCampus Friday || Charles Pecks teacher-education article honored || English language courses for UW employees
February 8, 2012
A business incubator unveiled today is one element in a larger commercialization initiative announced by UW President Michael Young that will double the number of startups produced by the university – from an average of 10 a year to 20 – during the next three years.
February 7, 2012
Like dominoes, two of Seattles signature oaks in the Washington Park Arboretum toppled under Januarys heavy snows. It turned out that the root balls of each tree had not pulled out of the ground and thus began an effort to pull a 60-foot oak tree, estimated to weigh more than 8,000 pounds, back into the upright position in order to save both trees.
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February 2, 2012
University of Washington scientists have advanced a method that allowed them to single out a marine microorganism and map its genome even though the organism made up less than 10 percent of a water sample teeming with many millions of individuals from dozens of identifiable groups of microbes.
Honor: Science magazine awards Foldit a first || Registration opens for Robinson Center summer programs
February 1, 2012
The University of Washington Tacomas Russell T. Joy Building has earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest, most rigorous certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system.
January 31, 2012
J. Patrick Dobel named to Corbally professorship || Additional eText info session Wednesday || World of slugs, snails on display at Miller Library || Campus flags at half-staff
January 27, 2012
UW Bothell launches its first Innovation Forum, Feb. 13 to 16, to encourage discourse between the university and the community
January 26, 2012
The economic pain of a flattening oil supply will trump the environment as a reason to curb the use of fossil fuels, say two scientists, one from the University of Washington and one from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Nature.
January 24, 2012
Technology for teaching, learning at Wednesday event || Honor: David Harrison || Live-shuttle tracking for Health Sciences Express
January 23, 2012
Catch a dozen photos of last weeks snowfall at UW News and Informations “Community Photos.” Be sure to contribute your own photos of UW buildings, landmarks, people – snow or not – to this ever-evolving collection.
January 20, 2012
A panel discussion Monday on “Broader Impacts: What do Funders Really Want?” is the first of six presentations on sharing University of Washington research with the general public.
January 9, 2012
Decades of wild swings in crab populations dramatize the myriad issues surrounding questions of sustainable fisheries, said David Armstrong, director of aquatic and fishery sciences, in his talk “Claws, causes, climate and corps: A cavalcade of true crab sagas.”
New edition: Michael Honeys book || UW Bothell students advance || Honor: Six in education || Honor: Alexes Harris
January 6, 2012
Staff member Bob Edmistons quest was to cut both the time and cost of his daily commute.
January 5, 2012
Ethiopia is the only African country not defeated in the period of empire and Raymond Jonas new book “The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire” describes the key battle.
January 4, 2012
A powerful combination of data from NASA satellites and traditional sampling has led to the discovery of a new pathway of freshwater in the Arctic Ocean. Jamie Morison, Applied Physics Laboratory, is lead author of paper in this weeks Nature.
New name: School of Environmental and Forest Sciences || Honor: Marsha Linehan || Honor: Ian Joughin
December 15, 2011
Nitrogen derived from human activities has polluted lakes throughout the Northern Hemisphere for more than a century and the fingerprint of these changes is evident even in remote lakes thousands of miles from the nearest city, industrial area or farm.
December 13, 2011
The reflector “paintings” on the exterior of the Henry Art Gallery, are made up of 21,500 reflectors normally found on bicycles, cars and trucks, explains this video, the first in a series highlighting the museums permanent collection.
December 12, 2011
Some 99 species of fishes glide and snake across a supersized 15-foot mural by Alaskan artist and confessed fish groupie Ray Troll, unveiled last month at the University of Washington.
November 23, 2011
Biologist Jennifer Ruesink considers UW oyster research and work with the shellfish industry in face of todays environmental challenges, including ocean acidification.
November 21, 2011
Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle, University of Washington seniors, are among 32 Rhodes Scholars just named for 2012.
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