UW News

December 3, 2012

Russian Far East holds seismic hazards that could threaten Pacific Basin

The 2009 eruption of Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands.

The Kamchatka Peninsula and Kuril Islands, long shrouded in secrecy by the Soviet government, are a seismic and volcanic hotbed with a potential to trigger tsunamis that pose a risk to the rest of the Pacific Basin.

November 28, 2012

UW regent: Renew commitment to higher ed funding

A large 'W' is at the north entrance to the UW campus.

State unveils ideas on tackling ocean acidification


November 26, 2012

Minorities could redraw state’s political landscape


November 21, 2012

The radical roots of Yesler Terrace

Yesler Terrace.

November 20, 2012

Why E.T. would also breathe oxygen

The first image of Earth taken by the crew of Apollo 8.

November 19, 2012

Admissions director holds key to UW’s door

Phillip Ballinger.

November 16, 2012

Life on Earth’s ceiling

Sunset seen from the International Space Station.

November 14, 2012

For UW’s top dog, it’s time to shape the future

UW President Michael Young.

November 13, 2012

Schools are blunt about new pot law: Not on our campus

Marijuana leaves.

UW and other colleges in the land of legalized pot say they still won’t allow students to smoke marijuana.

November 8, 2012

A change has come and it’s deep

The cover of "Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America."

UW research: Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ a slow walker


Doctors also biased against fat people, UW-led study finds

An overweight person.

November 7, 2012

UW’s president shares his musical preferences


November 6, 2012

UW-led research gives new outlook for color blindness

A test for color blindness.

October 10, 2012

Former bank robber studies law at UW


Boys raise nearly $10,000 to help UW prof save chambered nautilus


October 8, 2012

Who’s in charge inside your head?


October 5, 2012

At-home kidney dialysis now a real option, UW study shows

Human kidneys.

October 1, 2012

UW Libraries aims to preserve historic athletics footage

A film-editing machine used to help preserve old UW sports footage.

September 27, 2012

State Supreme Court campaign shows race still matters

A maps showing counties in central Washington state.

September 26, 2012

The ‘grand duchess of jellyfish’ and her research

Claudia Mills in her lab at Friday Harbor.

UW profs immortalized in Google T-shirt

Google T-shirt featuring Ed Lazowska and Hank Levy.

September 25, 2012

Textbook rentals arrive at U Book Store

textbook rental

September 23, 2012

Large bacterial population colonized land 2.75 billion years ago

Shale core sample.

New University of Washington research suggests that early microbes might have been widespread on land, producing oxygen before the atmosphere was oxygen-rich.

September 20, 2012

Beekeeping at the UW farm — UW 360 video


September 18, 2012

Center for Chemical Innovation receives NSF reauthorization of $20 million

chemistry buildings at UW

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant over five years in reauthorizing the Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis based at the University of Washington.

A Look Inside UW’s Board Of Regents

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

September 17, 2012

University of Washington adds housing with big building boom


September 12, 2012

West Seattle hum apparently not so fishy


September 11, 2012

Open for business: The HUB is back

The new HUB reception desk.

After a makeover lasting nearly 2½ years, the Husky Union Building opened on Monday, though it will continue in transition for the next couple of weeks.

September 10, 2012

Slayton to become chair of Pediatric Dentistry


Annoying Seattle sound may be fish mating call


September 7, 2012

Piecing together Patagonia’s ancient vegetation


September 5, 2012

Dinosaur die out might have been second of two closely timed extinctions

A giant ammonite fossil in Antarctica

New UW research indicates that shortly before an asteroid impact spelled doom for the dinosaurs, a separate extinction triggered by volcanic eruptions killed life on the ocean floor.

UW’s brave (and bright!) new molecular engineering lab

David Baker in the new Molecular Engineering Building.

September 4, 2012

Rocket science coming to the Yakama Nation

An online banner for the Yakama Nation.

Middle school and high school students from the Yakama Nation will have a chance this weekend to peer into space or learn the basics of rocket flight during a daylong festival with scientists from UW and other institutions.

September 2, 2012

Revamped Huskies defense holds off SDSU


August 29, 2012

From UW to Mars, sundial has an important role


With the recent landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars, for the third time a timepiece assembled at the University of Washington has found a home on the Red Planet.

August 28, 2012

UW professor tracking down elephant poachers

contraband ivory from illegally killed elephants in Africa.

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