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January 29, 2013

News Digest: Explore global food law Feb. 8, Honor: Nina Isoherranen

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Explore global food law at Feb. 8 UW conference || Nina Isoherranen honored for early-career achievement


January 17, 2013

News Digest: Reflection on Martin Luther King, Report to Stakeholders now online

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Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. and sacred songs || Financial, research, learning highlights part of Report to Stakeholders now online


December 31, 2012

News Digest: Honor: Daniela Witten

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Daniela Witten named one of Forbes’ rising stars


December 12, 2012

News Digest: Parties go green, share of Race to Top money, Honor: Anna Karlin, Early Entrance info session, Saturday classes for K-8 students and teachers

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Going green at holiday parties || Dream Project named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant || Anna Karlin new fellow || Early Entrance info session Jan. 10 || Registration opens Jan. 7 for Saturday classes for K-8 students, teachers


November 29, 2012

AAAS names 11 UW researchers as fellows

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

Eleven University of Washington researchers are among 702 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


News Digest: Faculty Senate vice chair nominations due, carbon efficient cities subject of book

Nomination deadline Monday for vice chair of Faculty Senate || ‘The Carbon Efficient City’ discusses sustainable development


November 28, 2012

News Digest: Honor: International Green Award bronze, research-collaboration website launches

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UW receives International Green Award bronze || UW launches website to help foster research collaboration


Official notice: Opportunity to comment on access to public records

There will be a public hearing Friday, Dec. 7, concerning proposed amendments to rules governing access to public records.


November 21, 2012

News digest: WWI Christmas Truce lecture, winter-weather policy overviews, Honor: Rob Corser

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WWI Christmas Truce subject of Dec. 5 lecture || Winter weather on the way, UW has policies || Rob Corser among 30 ‘most admired educators’ in design


Official notice: Rules for residence halls, family apartments under review

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A public hearing is scheduled Nov. 29 concerning proposed amendments to rules for the University of Washington residence halls and family housing apartments.


November 14, 2012

News Digest: Audiologists blog from Brazil, Information School fair Thursday, Honor: Richard Catalano, students write resolution, campus memorial for Olson, Bridges center celebrates 20 years

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UW audiologists blogging this week about work in Brazil || Information School holds 2012 Research Fair Thursday || Richard Catalano becomes American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Fellow || Public health association adopts water resolution written by UW students || Campus memorial for David Olson || Harry Bridges Center celebrates 20 years


November 6, 2012

News Digest: Free energy-saving tool for computers, Upward Bound math-science grant, MathAcrossCampus Friday, Honor: Sam Wasser

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UW offers free tool to manage power usage, patch common software || UW receives first Upward Bound math-science grant in state || Sam Wasser, conservation canines earn Alberta environmental award


November 2, 2012

Photo Gallery: W Day

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Celebrating the University of Washington’s 151st birthday. Learn more about W Day. See additional photos on UW’s official Facebook page.


October 30, 2012

News Digest: Governor appoints O’Donnell, self-defense classes start, campus commuter survey, bicyclists to Ride in the Rain, observations of Istanbul, institute to reduce health disparities

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Governor appoints Matthew O’Donnell to aerospace board || Women’s self-defense classes start Thursday || Transportation Services launches survey of commuters || Bicyclists invited to Ride in the Rain || Runstad fellows present observations of Istanbul || Institute awarded $6.29 million to reduce health disparities


October 23, 2012

News Digest: First “Scientific Lens” talk is Wednesday, libraries mark Open Access Week, Evans school’s Ideas for Action awards, Johnston on sustainability board

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Imaging deep-water, extreme environments, Oct. 24, is first in “Scientific Lens” series || UW Libraries events mark Open Access Week || Ideas for Action, Evans School-sponsored project, announces grants || Ruth Johnston on board of sustainability association


October 16, 2012

News Digest: UW transplant programs recognized, Honor: Jashvant Unadkat, Evans School caps 50th anniversary celebration

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U.S. health and human services honors UW transplant programs || Jashvant Unadkat receives research achievement award || Evans School celebrates 50 years with gala dinner


October 8, 2012

News Digest: Fair Labor exec speaks tonight, help plant trees Oct. 18

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Fair Labor Association exec speaks tonight || Volunteers sought to plant 75 native trees next Thursday on Montlake Cut


October 2, 2012

News Digest: Fish and Wildlife director speaks Oct. 3, Rideshare options in face of bus cuts

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Fish and Wildlife director, a UW alum, speaks Oct. 3 || UW Rideshare options in face of Metro bus route cuts


October 1, 2012

News Digest: Rainfall rivalry, talk by Japanese ambassador

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Friendly competition pits Washington volunteer rainfall observers against Oregon || Japanese ambassador to U.S. to speak at UW


September 28, 2012

News Digest: Poplar rates LEED gold, molecular engineering doc airs tomorrow, next flu shot clinic Oct. 15

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LEED gold rating for student residence Poplar Hall || Molecular engineering and science documentary airs tomorrow || Next flu shot clinic Oct. 15 at UW Tower


Montlake Boulevard detours start Friday evening

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Part of Montlake Boulevard will be down to one lane starting 7 p.m. Friday and will be completely closed from 2 p.m. Saturday until the early morning hours of Monday.


September 26, 2012

Singing whales and Noah’s flood: Summer stories you may have missed

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From reports on new planets to singing whales, American megachurches and ethical computer hacking, UW News and Information published some interesting stories during the summer.


September 25, 2012

Official Notice: Regents to hold Special Meeting on Sept. 28

The University of Washington Board of Regents will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, Sept. 28.


September 24, 2012

News Digest: Discount Stanford tickets for faculty/staff, checklist for smart computing, scorecard for St. Helens, Honor: D. Boersma, environmental-humanities confab

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Discount Stanford football game tickets for faculty/staff || It’s a new year: UW offers checklist for secure/smart computing || Dee Boersma receives Motar Board award || First transatlantic environmental humanities conference starts Friday


September 18, 2012

News Digest: Virtually explore deep-sea volcanoes, iSchool documentary airs tonight, UW community building award

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Explore deep-sea volcanoes, virtually || iSchool stars in new UWTV-produced documentary || Seattle Fandango to receive UW diversity award for community building


September 12, 2012

News Digest: Volunteer Saturday at Urban Hort, webcast compares Mars rover and undersea research, book out on floating homes

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Join hundreds of volunteers Saturday putting a shine on Urban Hort || Thursday webcast links Mars rover to undersea research || Architecture graduate student pens book on Seattle’s floating homes


September 10, 2012

News Digest: Honor: Doug Parish and Ray Wilson, NASA taps UW to study the origin of life in the universe, new director of real estate studies

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UWPD officers honored for lifesaving work || NASA taps UW team to study origin, distribution of life in the universe || Stephen O’Connor new director of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies


August 30, 2012

Official Notice: Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

GIM-10 and GIM-7 are now revised to ensure compliance with the new Public Health Service financial conflict of interest regulations. Investigators are expected to be in full compliance of the revised GIM-10 as of Aug. 24. Implementation systems and processes, such as the financial interest disclosure system and financial conflict of interest training, can be…


August 28, 2012

News Digest: Franklin is plenary speaker, patent and trademark pilot launched, Honor: Ed Lazowska, financial conflict of interest regs in effect

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Franklin gives plenary at ecological society meeting || Law launches pilot project in patent, trademark law || Ed Lazowska receives Vollum Award || Official notice: New financial conflict of interest regulations in effect


August 15, 2012

News Digest: UW ranked 16th in the world, society elects 3 from UW as senators, Ratner among plenary speakers

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UW again ranked 16th in the world The UW again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. The study ranked universities on quality of education, quality of faculty, research output and per capita performance. The UW ranked 14th among…


August 7, 2012

Gov. Gregoire selects Christopher Jordan as UW student regent

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Christopher M. Jordan, a first-year law student at the University of Washington, has been selected by Gov. Chris Gregoire as the UW student regent for the coming academic year. Jordan earned a master’s degree in public administration from the UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs in 2012. He also received a bachelor’s degree in political…


News Digest: Society inaugurates Raymond B. Huey Award, Honor: Marsha Linehan

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

Society names student award in honor of Ray Huey The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology’s Division of Ecology and Evolution has just announced a new prize for the best student presentation at its annual meeting, named in honor of Ray Huey, University of Washington professor of biology. “Ray has been an integral part of…


August 1, 2012

26 from UW selected for state Academy of Sciences

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The Washington State Academy of Sciences has named 35 new members, 25 of them from the University of Washington.


July 24, 2012

News Digest: Campus dining changes, venues on display Sunday, volunteer for Azalea Way gardening

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Options, changes for campus dining Summertime always brings some new twists to eating on campus, and this year is no different, as Housing & Food Services brings some changes and additions in mid-August, while some established things remain. The $6.50 “all you care to eat” option has returned for UW faculty and staff at 8…


July 23, 2012

Memorial for UW-IT’s R.L. “Bob” Morgan

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A memorial for R.L. “Bob” Morgan, 57, an expert in “identity management” for UW Information Technology, will be held in Kane Hall 225 (the Walker-Ames Room) at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 29. He died July 12 during cancer treatment at UW Medical Center. Besides his work in identity management, which provides the foundation for safe…


July 2, 2012

News Digest: Alumni Association inaugurates award for veterans, physicists anticipate ‘God particle’ announcement, Honor: Marla Salmon, Got Maps? 2012 print maps available

UW Alumni Association inaugurates distinguished veteran award || Physicists meet Tuesday night in anticipation of “God particle” announcement || Marla Salmon garners fellowships || Got Maps?


June 20, 2012

News Digest: Faculty retirement innovations earns $100,000 grant, Honor: Thomas Baillie, Honors: Landscape architecture

A garden blooms in a Peruvian desert slum through the work of local residents and UW students and faculty.

Faculty retirement innovations earn UW $100,000 national grant || Baillie receives American Chemical Society award || UW claims two Great Places awards


June 11, 2012

News Digest: Panel considers extreme-weather events, ideas to curb poverty sought, Honor: Nancy Rottle, Fellowship: Thaisa Way, Honor: healthcare recognized

Panel consider meaning of recent extreme-weather events || Evans School helps reduce poverty || State landscape architects recognize Nancy Rottle || Thaisa Way named inaugural A.E. Bye fellow || Hall Health, Harborview programs recognized for quality


June 9, 2012

2012 Commencement: Photo Gallery

The University of Washington community gathered on Saturday to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2012. With banners flying and colorfully decorated mortarboards atop their heads, graduates took the field on at CenturyLink Stadium, surrounded by cheering family members and friends.


June 7, 2012

Important contributions recognized in 2012 Awards of Excellence

Individuals who have made important contributions to the university community were honored at the 42nd Annual Awards of Excellence Thursday, June 7. President Michael K. Young presided at the ceremony.



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