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May 22, 2013

Practicing medicine pharma-free in a drug rep-filled world

Pharma-free medical practices refuse gifts, lunches and samples from pharmaceutical industries.

A rural family medicine group is an example for other community physicians seeking to wean themselves from pharmaceutical industry influence.


UW joins edX to provide more free online courses

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

The University of Washington announced May 21 a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT.


May 20, 2013

New K-12 science standards add focus on practices, engineering and early learning

Student using bunsen burner

The recently updated K-12 science education learning goals outline a vision for what all U.S. citizens should know about science. Phillip Bell, director of UW’s Institute for Science and Math Education, talks about what’s new about the goals.


May 8, 2013

New ‘academic redshirt’ program to support undergraduate STEM education

Math Academy 2012 students

The University of Washington in collaboration with Washington State University is developing an “academic redshirt” program that will bring dozens of low-income, Washington state high school graduates to the two universities to study engineering in a five-year bachelor’s program.


April 30, 2013

The challenge of finding what challenges students

A student looks at a computer on the UW Quad.

A yearlong project to learn how UW students were being challenged academically in their majors attracted volunteers from 33 degree-granting departments and programs.


April 25, 2013

Keeping beverages cool in summer: It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity

Sweat on a can of Miller beer.

Drops forming on the outside of your drink don’t just make the can slippery. Experiments show that in hot, humid weather, condensation heats a drink more than the surrounding air.


April 8, 2013

News Digest: Police department open house, Magnuson scholars named, ethics of health care ‘migration’

Kenny Johns and Kali near UW police headquarters.

Police department open house April 17 || 2013 Magnuson Scholars named || Bioethicists to discuss ethics of health care ‘migration’


April 1, 2013

UW Medicine launches multi-media health and wellness initiative April 1

TV slate UW Medicine Health

In partnership with Fisher Communications, UW Medicine Health will provide information on healthy living and on the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs


March 27, 2013

UW announces new, low-cost online-only degree completion program in early childhood studies

children playing with hula hoop

The UW will offer a new low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood and family studies. Pending final approval, the program will start in the fall.


March 15, 2013

UW medical students match up with residency programs nationwide

Anisa Ibrahim is delighted with her residency match.

On Match Day, students at medical schools across the nation find out where they will train as residents.


February 21, 2013

MyPlan enhances student academic advising, planning

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

A powerful new online academic planning tool enhances the advising experience for both students and advisers. MyPlan makes it easier for students to find courses, develop an academic plan, track progress, and receive adviser input. Advisers have the ability to review and comment on academic plans electronically and view easy-to-read (html-enhanced) degree audits. Released this…


February 8, 2013

UW School of Nursing re-envisions Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum

DNP student 2 cropped

The initiative builds on the school’s national distinction in preparing students for careers in community health; critical care; psychiatric/mental health; pediatric, adult, geriatric and family nursing, and nurse-midwifery.


February 4, 2013

News Digest: Testing school-student computerized lessons, ‘Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis’ forum tonight

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Grade school, junior high students sought for study of computerized lessons || Public Health co-hosts “Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis” tonight


February 1, 2013

School of Dentistry launches Center for Global Oral Health

Dental tools on board the USS Abraham Lincoln.

The new center will promote collaborations in dental research and education, including faculty and student exchanges, with partners around the world.


December 21, 2012

Training Xchange puts UW research advances into practitioners’ hands

Dr. Mark Snowden, Harborview chief of psychiatry, discusses the implementation of an innovative depression treatment, PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives), with a group of administrators.

The UW is expanding its Training Xchange initiative to help researchers transmit innovations in healthcare and other fields to professionals locally and beyond the Northwest.


December 19, 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on pesticide exposure in children

A child picks and admires a flower during outdoor play.

Chronic low levels of pesticides are detrimental to children’s health: evidence suggests they may induce neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems, birth defects, asthma and cancer.


December 18, 2012

Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service gives $1.15 million to transform education of dentists

Dec. 14 Dentistry Retreat 2012

Under new dean Dr. Joel Berg the school has launched a plan to revamp its clinical education and curriculum.


November 16, 2012

Leadership award given to late Pharmacy Dean Emeritus Sid Nelson

Dr.  Sid Nelson enjoyed teaching medicinal chemistry to second-year pharmacy students,

Nelson, and several other School of Pharmacy alumni, were honored for their contributions to their profession, their patients and their community at large.


November 5, 2012

Raised in segregated south, diversity expert reflects on progress, upcoming conference

James Banks headshot

The Center for Multicultural Education, part of the University of Washington’s College of Education, will celebrate its 20th year with a conference and book launch Friday, Nov. 9.


November 2, 2012

Treating Doris: Health sciences students practice team-based clinical problem solving

A faculty member listens to students ideas as they reconsider a treatment plan for a patient who did not accept their initial recommendations.

A training event prepared 450 health sciences students for interprofessional teamwork and reminded them they aren’t alone in making tough clinical decisions.


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

Mechanical arm reachs into spires of a hydrothermal vent

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 18, 2012

Energy a focus of third annual Sustainability Summit

2012 logo for Sustainability Summit

Next week will be the University of Washington’s third Sustainability Summit, an annual event that celebrates leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability.


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.


August 16, 2012

Back to school tips for parents from UW psychologists

school bus with kids

When kids go back to school in a few weeks, it can be a mixed bag of challenges including adjusting to school routines and worries over academics, bullies and fitting in with other peers.


August 14, 2012

New book explores Noah’s Flood; says Bible and science can get along

The cover of "The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood."

David Montgomery, a University of Washington geologist, is the author of a new book that explores the long history of religious thinking on matters of geological discovery, particularly flood stories such as the biblical account of Noah’s ark.


July 31, 2012

Rockets, roller coasters and more for young scholars – with slideshow

Students showed off their roller coasters, using marbles as "passengers." They also shared various calculations, such as the maximum gravitational potential energy – or G-forces – that passengers would feel.

Pedestrians along the UW’s Rainier Vista may have noticed an unusual warning last Friday. “Danger Rocket Launching Area,” the sign read. Below that someone had drawn a cartoon stick figure receiving a “doink” to the head from a descending bottle rocket. The sign was part of a demonstration by students in grades five through 10…


July 24, 2012

‘Control-Alt-Hack’ game lets players try their hand at computer security

Playing the game in the UW Security and Privacy Research Lab

Do you have what it takes to be an ethical hacker? Can you step into the shoes of a professional paid to outsmart supposedly locked-down systems? Now you can at least try, no matter what your background, with a new card game developed by University of Washington computer scientists. “Control-Alt-Hack” gives teenage and young-adult players…


July 18, 2012

UW is first U.S. school to give credit for classes, certificate programs on massive open online course platform

studying

The University of Washington is about to become the first university in the United States to provide classes for university credit using a massive open online course learning platform. UW is planning courses that will be made available in multiple ways, tailoring innovative options to match consumer needs. Free, non-credit versions will use the Coursera…


November 22, 2010

Get paid to change the world: New book shows how to find jobs in public service

Heather Krasna, director of career services at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, has written “Jobs that Matter.”


October 7, 2010

Hard evidence for better policymaking: Introducing the Center for Education Data and Research

For Dan Goldhaber, director of the new Center for Education Data and Research, there’s never a Mission Accomplished-style moment in education.


August 19, 2010

Surf your way to a deep-ocean research expedition

Journey 300 miles off the Washington-Oregon coast and dive nearly a mile deep into the ocean as scientists and 20 students use underwater robots to explore, map and sample methane ice deposits, an underwater volcano and seafloor hot springs spewing water up to 570 degrees F.



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