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Nine UW researchers named Fellows of AAAS

Nine UW-affiliated researchers are among 539 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Campus trees not available as holiday decorations

UW Arborist Sara Shores reports that people have been cutting trees and tree limbs on campus, presumably for Christmas decorations. For those people, she has one message: Dont.

Look for new UW Today, UW Insider pages

Coming soon to a website near you: redesigned Faculty-Staff and UW Today pages. Both will highlight the current date and weather, will be refreshed more often and will feature a wide variety of spotlight stories, videos, news feeds, events and more.

Decoding unselfishness- the double-helix of enthusiasm

Over the past four years grad students Ingrid Swanson Pultz, Justin Siegel and Rob Egbert have worked hundreds of hours with more than 50 students who competed in November to win the championship in iGEM, sometimes sacrificing their own work to help the team.

Official Notices, Dec. 8

One Board of Regents meeting canceled, a special one scheduled and a public hearing on residence hall rules.

Etc.: Campus news & notes

Patricia K. Kuhl is honored for her work in understanding language acquisition; Akio Takamori named a USA Ford Fellow and gets a $50,000 grant; Sheryl Burgstahler receives a leadership award; and the GenOm project is honored for its diversity. Also, Carl Ebeling, Dan Suciu and David Wetheral are honored by the The Association for Computing Machinery.

Lost and Found Films: A Friday Harbor epic

This weeks film — and the last one for a while — shows what appears to be the UWs Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1958. People walk between buildings and some kind of experiment is undertaken on a small motorboat. Know any more?

Popular Israeli singer to perform at Meany

One of Israels most popular and enduring singers, Chava Alberstein, will perform at Meany at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. She will present a mix of old favorites and new compositions sung in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.

Nominations sought for Lifelong Learning Award

A reminder that nominations are open for the UW Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. This annual award honors faculty who have taught or designed courses, seminars or workshops aimed at working adults and other nontraditional students.

Green Dot — now a CFD choice — seeks to reduce personal power-based violence

Green Dot offers students “bystander training,” where they learn about identifying potentially risky situations, discuss their personal barriers to intervening and practice the skills needed for responding, as opposed to doing nothing.

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