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Moves from a master: UW student dancers work with choreographer Robert Moses for new piece

UW undergraduate and alumni dancers work with with famed choreographer Robert Moses to create the piece “Draft,” one of five pieces to be performed by Robert Moses’ Kin May 29-31 in the Meany Studio Theatre. Read the story and watch a film by UWVideo.

Marine apprenticeships give UW undergrads role in animal-ancestor breakthrough

Comb jellies – and not sponges – may lay claim as the earliest ancestors of animals, according to new research in Nature.

Focus on research: Undergraduates bring findings alive Friday

Join your colleagues at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, May 16.

Improve grades, reduce failure – undergrads should tell profs ‘Don’t lecture me’

A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail with active learning according to the largest analysis ever of studies comparing lecturing to active learning in undergraduate education

UW student briefs lawmakers on global land use, touts undergrad research

At an event in Washington, D.C. a UW biology student presented her research into the global connections between consumers and goods that come from agriculture and forest production.

Online ‘Legislative Explorer’ uses big data to track decades of lawmaking

University of Washington political scientist John Wilkerson has matched data visualization with the study of lawmaking to create a new online tool for researchers and students called the Legislative Explorer. Think of it as big data meeting up with How a Bill Becomes a Law. “The goal was to get beyond the ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ narrative

Worker struggles, immigrant rights topic of social work series in May

The UW School of Social Work will host the series “Working Together for Labor Justice” during Labor History Month in May.

Fisheries act, up for reauthorization, subject of UW symposium

The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the subject of this year’s Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries.

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

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

UW launches online bachelor’s degree completion program in social sciences

A new UW online bachelor’s degree completion program in social sciences is intended to provide a flexible, lower-cost option for individuals who want to finish their college education without coming to campus.

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