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Athletics initiatives, barriers to sustainability topics for Sustainability Summit

Theannual one-day Sustainability Summit this year is the centerpiece of a new weeklong SustainableUW Festival.

Citizen science key to keeping pace with environmental change

Better integration of citizen science into professional science is a growing consideration at the UW and elsewhere.

Jackson School centers receive $16 million for international education

The University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education for all eight of its Title VI centers — with grants of more than $16 million to be awarded over four years.

Toddlers regulate behavior to avoid making adults angry

UW researchers have found that children as young as 15 months can detect anger in other people’s social interactions and then modify their own behavior.

UW students to build hybrid-electric muscle car in EcoCAR 3 contest

The UW is one of 16 schools invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. EcoCAR 3 competition that spans four years with stand-alone contests each spring. Their challenge in this next competition is to convert a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid-electric car.

Citizenship, women in tech, taboo language, psychology of superheroes among UW’s new fall class lineup

From exploring American citizenship to encouraging women in technology, the 2014-15 school year brings a wealth of new classroom experiences for UW students.

‘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.

Join expedition online: UW students help install cabled deep-sea observatory

UW students have had a unique experience off the coast of Washington and Oregon helping scientists and engineers complete construction of the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory.

Health Sciences News Digest

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

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