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February 4, 2014

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

Words data, science and related terms spelled out in colors

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

elderly care giving

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

Purple log shows testube with tree growing out of it

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

Gloyd with grads

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

Logo for expedition includes syrofoam head held in hand

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

girl soccer player

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

elderly man teaches chess

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


January 8, 2014

Despite declines in smoking rates, number of smokers and cigarettes rises

smoking in flight

Population growth since 1980 drives increases in the number of smokers in countries including China and Russia, while Canada, Mexico, and the United States see strong declines


December 27, 2013

News digest: Fight hunger site, MyPlan extension, Energy Star rating, lecture nominations due

Letters UW and Farm with plants growing

Check out Huskies Fight Hunger site || UW online academic planner to be extended to community, technical college students || UW Tower data center now Energy Star certified || Nominations due Jan. 31 for graduate school public lectures


December 23, 2013

UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center opens at Harborview

A colorized lateral view of the brain

The new center at Harborview will link clinical evaluation and care of patients with research programs in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, latent degenerative disease detection and treatment, and care delivery.


December 19, 2013

Sinuous skeletons, glowing blue and crimson, leap from lab to art world

Skeleton

Fish “stripped” to their skeletons and stained for UW research are now part of an art exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium.


December 17, 2013

UWMC grants wish for seriously ill teen interested in NICU nursing

Samantha in NICU

Samantha’s dream career is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nursing. One day last week the nurses in the UW Medical Center NICU warmly welcomed her to their world of caring for babies and their families.


The move’s on us: Students leave Terry, will return to new Lander Hall

Student Heather Huizenga gets ready to leave her Terry Hall room, having packed her belongings in boxes. When she comes back from holiday vacation to begin winter quarter, her stuff will await her in a room in the new Lander Hall.

Students living in the University of Washington’s Terry Hall will get a new home after the holidays without doing any moving – that part’s on the house, you might say.


December 6, 2013

Sounders star makes young UW dental patient’s day

Sounder visits pediatric dental

Samuel Knorr didn’t like the idea of missing school for an orthodontic retainer check at the UW’s The Center for Pediatric Dentistry. When he came face to face with Seattle Sounders star DeAndre Yedlin, however, he was happy he did.


December 2, 2013

Last chance to donate: UW Combined Fund Drive ends Dec. 6

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UW faculty and staff have until Dec. 6 to contribute to this year’s UW Combined Fund Drive, part of Washington state’s workplace giving campaign.


November 26, 2013

MyHeartMapSeattle scavenger hunters report over 2,000 defibrillators

Unpacked AED

A city-wide contest to locate as many of Seattle’s automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs, netted far more than expected. The challenge arose from the need to map and monitor these devices, which can save the lives of people suffering an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.


Redesigned purple UW license plates now available

A purple UW license plate.

The newly designed University of Washington vehicle license plate is now available for sale from the state Department of Licensing.


AAAS names five UW researchers as fellows

Advancement of Science logo

Five University of Washington researchers are among new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


News digest: ‘StormReady’ status, Ryan Calo blogs, green seed proposals due, ease Net access

StormReady sign

“StormReady” status ups UW’s ability to cope with weather extremes || Ryan Calo blogs for Forbes || First Green Seed Fund proposals due Dec. 3 || Ease Net access at 5,500 institutions with “eduroam”


November 25, 2013

Dashboards to bring culture change in strategic decision-making

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

New dashboards for exploring trends are bringing about a culture change in strategic decision-making at the university


November 20, 2013

December deadlines approach for Awards of Excellence nominations

UW Awards of Excellence recipients announced

Nominations are due in December and coming months for this year’s University of Washington Awards of Excellence categories.


November 6, 2013

News Digest: TEDx talk on brainy crows, Town Hall ‘rocks’ tonight

Crow perches on man's hand

Brainy crows subject of TEDx talk Saturday || Town Hall talk “Stories from My Pet Rocks” tonight


November 5, 2013

‘Music is an infinite thing’: Jazz great Bill Frisell joins School of Music

Guitarist and trumpet player rehearse

The School of Music has lured Bill Frisell, one of modern jazz’s premier guitarists, to a position on the faculty.


October 31, 2013

Epilepsy film to be screened Nov. 9 at Harborview Medical Center

Epilepsy film man in the street

Independent film producer Louis Stanislaw will present “Living on the Edge” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Harborview Medical Center Research & Training Building. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion of individuals living with epilepsy and UW Medicine professionals who treat seizure disorders.


October 30, 2013

Institute of Medicine issues report today on youth concussions

Ice hockey is one of the sports associated with increased risk of head concussions for both male and female young athletes.

UW injury expert Dr. Fred Rivara was vice chair of the committee. Its report recommends actions to reduce the occurrence and consequences of youth concussions in sports and in the military, and stresses the need to better understand their nature and treatment.


October 25, 2013

Patient case takes health care students on an interprofessional learning journey

Interprofessional training three students

Students from the various health sciences schools worked together on a fictional case to solve the patient’s list of problems from different perspectives.


October 24, 2013

Panel to discuss making a difference during health-care reform

Learn about the anticipated impact of health-care reform on people's lives at a UW panel discussion.

UW faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on the “Affordable Care Act: How You Can Make a Difference,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Center.


October 22, 2013

Dogs in dawg regalia, class of 2033 in diapers – vote now for W Day photos

Baby asleep wearing purple cap and holding tiny football

A Husky Spirit Photo Contest is part of the runup to this year’s W Day, Friday, Oct. 25.


News Digest: Mercer Court grand opening, iSchool lecture Nov. 7, Honor: David Shields

Sign saying Merce Court in front of blue building

Mercer Court Apartments grand opening Oct. 24 || UW iSchool presents author Jack Gantos Nov. 7 || David Shields honored by Artist Trust


Survey asks, ‘How do you use campus spaces?’

An interactive campus map that is part of the survey.

A new online survey will help develop a Campus Landscape Framework, a step toward updating the campus master plan.


October 21, 2013

Three UW faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine

NAS building

Blood disease specialist Dr. Janis Abkowitz and drug safety expert Dr, Bruce Psaty today were named new members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, an honorary and national advisory group.


October 17, 2013

Campus sustainability, climate change focus of Sustainability Summit Oct. 23

Green mountain and text

Learn how to be more involved with campus sustainability during UW Sustainability Summit activities Oct. 23.


October 10, 2013

UW Combined Fund Drive’s Charity Fair and Silent Auction Oct. 16

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

The UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, kicks off with a Charity Fair & Silent Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the HUB north ballroom.


October 9, 2013

News Digest: New employee housing, Carlos Pellegrini installed as president, Math Across Campus kicks off, Honor: Gerry Philipsen, health and safety nominations open

Drawing of rooftop of proposed Bridges@11

Ground broken for employee housing || Carlos Pellegrini installed as president || Math Across Campus considers challenge of sustainability || Gerry Philipsen honored by communication association || UW Health and Safety Committee nominations close Nov. 1


October 8, 2013

Profile: Brian Wansink, Slim By Design author and 2013 Hogness Lecturer

Brian Winsink

Wansink explores mindless eating and how cues in our environment lead us to eat too much of the wrong foods.


October 7, 2013

Rheba de Tornyay, dean emeritus of School of Nursing, dies at 87

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The distinguished career of a nursing pioneer and UW faculty member came to a close on Sept. 27 with the death of Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay.



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