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‘Celebrity and its Discontents’: The 2014 Performing Arts Lecture Series

Celebrities have fascinated the public for centuries — but why? And how does the spotlight affect those on whom it shines? This year’s Performing Arts Lecture Series, presented by the School of Drama, explores the power of celebrity from unique perspectives in three evening lectures.

New degree programs aplenty starting with school year

Through new degree programs starting this fall, students will learn architecture from a liberal arts perspective, complete social sciences degrees online, become expert in the teaching of science, and much more.

Health Sciences News Digest

Latest news from the UW Health Sciences: Comparative genomes, open notes, teaching Ebola, depression in women

UW climbs to No. 7 in national ranking

The Washington Monthly magazine has listed UW seventh in the nation in its 2014 national university rankings.

Busy midsummer week for UW undergraduate researchers

The popular Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session allows UW students — and some just arriving — to show off their research.

Rebuilding part of the Large Hadron Collider – with Legos

UW students used Legos to build a replica of the Atlas detector, part of the Large Hadron Collider that made physics history. (With video)

A unique lab class: UW students explore nation’s largest dam removal

A spring research apprenticeship course had nine undergraduates living at Friday Harbor Labs and studying what will happen to sediment released by dam removals on the Elwha River.

Health Sciences News Digest 7.29.2014

News from the UW Health Sciences: Alzheimer’s impact on our aging population, hunger cues, trauma treatment study, avoiding burnout, training new neuroscientists, an AIDS-free generation

UW alum, Bremerton native wins global architecture award

World-renowned architect and UW alumnus Steven Holl recently received a 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award in architecture, joining the likes of I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas.

Budget or bust: Primer on public finance teaches government officials the basics

Many newly elected or appointed officials arrive knowing next to nothing about public finance. That’s why Justin Marlowe of the Evans School of Public Affairs wrote this basic guide to public finance.

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