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June 12, 2014

2014 Awards of Excellence recognize campus, community contributions

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The University of Washington’s 44th annual Awards of Excellence ceremony was conducted June 12.


June 11, 2014

Memorial June 15 for UW photographer, lecturer John Stamets

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  John Stamets, longtime University of Washington photographer and lecturer in the Department of Architecture, died last weekend. He was 64. He is remembered as a talented photographer and a dedicated teacher and mentor to students. There will be a public celebration of Stamets’ life and work from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15,…


June 4, 2014

It’s not giant asparagus: Nine-foot agave showing off at botany greenhouse

People gather around pot with plant that has tall flower spike

Stop outside the botany greenhouse to see an agave plant that’s grown a 9-foot-plus flower spike and is about to bloom for the first time in 25 years.


May 29, 2014

News digest: Empowering blind students, personal stories of identity, pro staff nominations

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


Retirees honored for more than 10,000 years of service to UW

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Some 480 faculty and staff members retired between spring 2013 and spring 2014 and were invited to the event earlier this month at the UW Club


May 27, 2014

Graduate student art, design projects exhibited at Henry Art Gallery

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With autobiographical oil paintings, informational graphics, a wall-sized photomontage and sculptures resembling inside-out cameras, the annual spring exhibition of graduate student art at the Henry Art Gallery offers a lot for the visitor — as it does every year.


May 20, 2014

Health Sciences Digest: Alcoholism in homeless, medical phone apps, aging with chronic disability

Pensive man at bar

Designing medical apps for your phone, treating alcohol-dependent homeless individuals, and enhancing wellness in older disabled adults are some of the developments at the UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine


May 15, 2014

News Digest: New cherry trees, Mushroom May-nia, autism assessments, Honor: Daily staff

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


May 13, 2014

Health Digest: Cutbacks jeopardize newborns, safe water, MERS facts

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The costly effects of cutbacks on maternal/child services, assuring a pure water supply, and what you need to know about Middle East respiratory syndrome.


May 9, 2014

Memorial June 8 for historian Stephanie Camp

Stephanie Camp, UW associate professor of history, died on April 2. there will be a campus memorial for her on June 8.

Stephanie Camp, University of Washington associate professor of history, died on Wednesday, April 2. There will be a memorial service and reception in remembrance and celebration of Camp’s life at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in Kane Hall room 210.


May 5, 2014

Hundreds seek confidential, objective advice from UW Ombud

Chuck Sloane, the UW ombud, gives a talk on campus.

Career transitions, conflicts with colleagues, grades, student housing and more are issues that arise for the UW Office of the Ombud, which has released an annual report detailing the scope of their work during 2013.


Memorial May 14 for Information School’s Eliza Dresang

Eliza Dresang, professor in the UW Information School, died April 21 and will be remembered on campus May 14.

Eliza Dresang, a well-loved professor in the University of Washington Information School, died on Monday, April 21. She is remembered as a respected friend, colleague, teacher and community member. She was 72. There will be a campus memorial for Dresang from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Husky Union Building Lyceum (room…


May 2, 2014

Healing art at Hall Health

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What began as an effort to “make the walls look pretty” after renovations has become an eclectic permanent collection of art by students, staff and faculty at UW Medicine’s Hall Health Center.

And a couple of times a year, Mark Shaw, the center’s director of health promotion, arranges exactly that. The next Hall Health Art Walk will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., May 6.


April 29, 2014

Benjamin Hall, Eric D’Asaro elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Benjamin Hall and Eric D’Asaro are among the 84 new members elected fellows the National Academy of Sciences.


April 23, 2014

Academy of arts and sciences inducting Franklin, Fine

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

Jerry Franklin and Arthur Fine have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences


April 22, 2014

News digest: Burke-Gilman detours, Honor: McCarthy, provost town hall, Honors: Sutton and Loveland, Green UW

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


April 21, 2014

Campus events Earth Day, April 22

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Network with representatives of environmentally minded campus units and learn who won this year’s Husky Green Awards during Earth Day activities Tuesday on the HUB lawn.


April 18, 2014

UW moving to online course evaluations to save paper, money

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The University of Washington is expanding online course evaluations to reduce its use of paper. The online evaluations are expected to save the university tens of thousands of dollars every year in paper costs while giving faculty and administrators more direct access to evaluation results.


April 17, 2014

2014 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

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UW recognizes achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.


April 7, 2014

News digest: Students at Town Hall, home fair, renew passes and permits

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UW student speaker series at Town Hall starts Wednesday || Home Improvement Fair Thursday || Time to renew annual parking permits, U-Pass


March 25, 2014

News digest: Health innovator launch, students promote bill, self-help seminars, students win

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UW Health Innovators Collaborative kicks off || Law student activism prompts legislation || UW CareLink seminars || Graduate students best two Canadian universities


March 21, 2014

Match Day, when medical student futures are decided

Match Day 2014 Anticipation

The official announcement of the results of the National Residency Matching Program is an annual rite of passage for UW medical students and their peers across the United States. The wait is over.


March 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Film, music — and Circa

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Winter quarter ends this week but the campus has plenty of events to keep you entertained over spring break — from a film screening at the Henry Art Gallery to an Australian cirque group at Meany Hall. And while you’re at it, enjoy the cherry blossoms that are almost in full bloom.


March 17, 2014

News Digest: Info forum on state’s Dream Act, Commuter Services extends hours, biomedical technology changes

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Informational forum March 18 about state’s Dream Act || Commuter Services extends hours for start of quarter || Lecture March 21 discusses changing field of biomedical technology


March 13, 2014

2014 UW cherry tree watch, March 21 update: Bloom at 100 percent

Cherry trees on the Quad are now in full bloom.

The cherry trees in the Quad are at about 75 percent of their full bloom, according to the UW arborist.


March 12, 2014

News digest: Faculty lecturer nominations, Celebrate UW Women, language of science

Nominations due March 17 for annual faculty lecturer || Nominate outstanding UW women by Friday || Book: Should English be the language of science?


March 7, 2014

UW composers discuss collaboration with visiting JACK Quartet

The JACK Quartet -- violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland -- will perform two shows in the Meany Hall Studio Theater March 15.

UW music faculty and composers Richard Karpen and Juan Pampin discuss their collaboration with the visiting JACK Quartet.


February 18, 2014

Chemistry’s Matthew Bush named Sloan fellow

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UW’s Matthew Bush has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014.


February 7, 2014

Use humans in your UW research? More info on the new forms you need

The Human Subjects Division has updated and streamlined its forms, which should bring some administrative relief to UW researchers involved in the university’s 6,000 active studies using human subjects.


February 4, 2014

News Digest: Campuswide big-data event, Paws-on Science deadline, Green Seed Fund awards

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UW president, provost headline campus-wide data science event Friday || Participant deadline Feb. 14 for Paws-on Science || Green Seed Fund awards $279,000 to initial slate of projects


Does caregiving cause psychological stress? Study says, it depends

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The results break the longstanding belief that caregiving directly causes psychological distress, and make a case for genetics and upbringing influencing vulnerability.


January 28, 2014

Environmental sciences lab ups bar for green labs at UW

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A soils lab has achieved the highest score yet in the University of Washington’s 10-month-old Green Laboratory Certification Program.


January 27, 2014

‘Achieving Health for All’ is topic of 38th Annual Faculty Lecture Feb . 6

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Dr. Stephen Gloyd, professor of global health and health services, will discuss creative responses to reducing inequity worldwide.


News digest: Shrunken heads, ethics bowl, Honor: Odegaard renovation

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Samoan cruise with blog, shrunken heads || First high school ethics bowl || Odegaard renovation architects honored


January 24, 2014

News writer survives kettlebell workout – with photos from The Whole U’s kickoff event

A woman lifts a kettlebell.

More than a thousand people participated in a Jan. 24 kettlebell workout as the kickoff event for The Whole U, an initiative to make it easier for UW faculty and staff to access the university’s health, arts, culture and other resources and to connect with people with similar interests.


January 21, 2014

A new record: UW Combined Fund Drive raises $2.18 million

A campaign contributor holds a sign saying I give.

The 2013 University of Washington Combined Fund Drive raised $2,181,617, pledging $63,789 more than last year.


January 20, 2014

Montlake Triangle/Rainier Vista project breaks ground, expect Burke-Gilman detour

Map of Rainier Vista with lines for detour

Burke-Gilman Trail users will see a detour starting the early weeks of February as work on the Montlake Triangle Project ­– the triangular area from the corner of Northeast Pacific and Montlake to Stevens Way – gets underway.


Girls frequently play soccer through concussion, study finds

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Serious risks are associated with continuing game play immediately after incurring a concussion, yet University of Washington researchers found that many young female soccer players do just that.


January 15, 2014

News Digest: Free 12th Man earplugs, MLK Day of Service

Two Seahawks fans cheer

Clinic offers free Seahawk 12th Man earplugs || Volunteer for MLK Day of Service


January 13, 2014

Cognitive training shows some lasting effects in healthy older adults

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The national, decade-long ACTIVE study showed that cognitive training can help the elderly maintain certain thinking and reasoning skills useful in everyday life.



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