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December 29, 2015

#BestofUW: Top news stories of 2015

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From a new president and lasers cooling liquids to spotting rare sea creatures and major collaborations, great things have happened at the University of Washington in 2015. Here’s a look back at the top stories of the year. These stories were chosen based on the total number of views they received on our website and are not in any particular order….


November 12, 2015

‘Pale orange dot’: Early Earth’s haze may give clue to habitability elsewhere in space

An image of Saturn's haze-shrouded moon Titan taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The UW-based Virtual Planetary Laboratory studied records of the haze on early Earth to see how such atmospheric conditions might affect an exoplanet, or one beyond our solar system. They found that such a haze might show the world is habitable, or that life itself is present.

An atmospheric haze around a faraway planet — like the one which probably shrouded and cooled the young Earth — could show that the world is potentially habitable, or even be a sign of life itself.


February 25, 2015

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and Mark Morris Dance Group

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As February ends and March begins, the arts present a variety of events. In drama, the Undergraduate Theater Society’s production of “Cabaret” continues and the School of Drama opens the slapstick satire, “The Hostage.” In music, Piano Professor Robin McCabe gears up for her faculty recital. Meanwhile, students in the Dance Program prepare for the Dance Majors Concert.


February 17, 2015

Study: Manufacturing growth can benefit Bangladeshi women workers

Workers in an apparel company in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in December 2014.

The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research from the University of Washington indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve the lives of young Bangladeshi women — motivating them to stay in school and lowering their likelihood of early marriage and childbirth.


February 3, 2015

UW President Michael K. Young named sole finalist for president at Texas A&M University

UW President Michael K. Young.

University of Washington President Michael K. Young on Tuesday was named as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University by its Board of Regents. Young became President of the UW in July 2011. Young is expected to assume his duties at Texas A&M in the spring. Statement from UW President Michael K. Young…


January 2, 2015

Board of Regents — Jan. 8 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold their Regular Meeting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


November 7, 2014

Board of Regents — Nov. 13 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold their Regular Meeting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


October 3, 2014

Board of Regents — Oct. 9 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold meetings Thursday, Oct. 9, in the UW Tower Board Room, 22nd floor. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


October 1, 2014

News digest: New schedules for Health Sciences Express/shuttle, flu clinics underway

Front of a bus

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


September 9, 2014

Board of Regents — Sept. 11 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold meetings Thursday, Sept. 11. The Regular meeting will take place in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library 10:45 a.m. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


September 5, 2014

News digest: Waas to lead aeronautics and astronautics; Climate science conference Sept. 9-10

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


September 2, 2014

Honor: Barry Witham, asbestos training change, Myanmar visitors present Sept. 4

Barry Witham, UW drama professor emeritus

Compiled by the UW Office of News and Information.


July 30, 2014

Availability of a draft environmental impact statement — Animal Research and Care Facility

Project Name: Animal Research and Care Facility (ARCF) Proponent: University of Washington Description: The University is proposing to construct a new state of the art” two-story below-grade structure approximately 96,000 square feet of building development to replace currently non-compliant facilities and provide centralized holding and procedure space for the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and…


July 29, 2014

Health Sciences News Digest 7.29.2014

brain isocortex

News from the UW Health Sciences: Alzheimer’s impact on our aging population, hunger cues, trauma treatment study, avoiding burnout, training new neuroscientists, an AIDS-free generation


July 25, 2014

News Digest: Honors: Christopher Adolph and Ruth Johnston

Men walk through revolving bank doors on cover of book

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


June 26, 2014

Notice of Expedited Rule Making

Housekeeping changes to Title 478 WAC rules are intended to keep the university’s rules accurate and up to date.


June 25, 2014

News digest: 35,000 to stadium July 4 weekend, transportation-safety research, new poetry, staff awards

Artist's rendering of the remodeled Husky Stadium

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


June 17, 2014

UW news office, advancement services, Columns win national awards

Logo of world with CASE

UW units have won medals in the annual awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.


June 13, 2014

News digest: NeuroFutures Conference, Honors: David Wright, Richard Haag, UWTV

Illustration of circitry superimposed on a human head

Compiled by the Office of News and Information


May 29, 2014

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

Man stands in cap and gown

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


May 15, 2014

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

Japan gift cherry trees 2014 (1)

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


May 13, 2014

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

WIC food program

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 5, 2014

Board of Regents — May 8 Regular Meeting

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full agenda is available online.


May 2, 2014

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Room 142 of Gerberding Hall, on the UW Seattle campus.  The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments…


April 22, 2014

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

Map with detours market

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


April 8, 2014

Board of Regents — April 10 Special Meeting

The Board of Regents will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 10, at 3:30 p.m. by teleconference.  The meeting will be held in Room 142, Gerberding. The full agenda is available online.


April 7, 2014

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

Illustration of head with ideas of lightening and DNA pouring forth

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


March 28, 2014

News Briefs: Minimum wage analysis; Climate change discussion; Suicide prevention bill

Stuber, Inslee and others at bill signing

UW faculty analyze $15 minimum wage | Panel discussion on climate change April 1 | UW group helps pass suicide prevention bill


March 25, 2014

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

Two in surgical masks look into instruments

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


March 17, 2014

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

Dome of capital building

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 14, 2014

Board of Regents — April 10 Meeting Canceled

The Regular meeting of the Board scheduled for Thursday, April 10, is canceled. The next Regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. Agendas and schedule will be available Friday, May 2.


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

Board of Regents — March 13 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Tacoma Room of the Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building on the UW Tacoma campus. The full agenda is available online.


February 24, 2014

News Digest: Justice Sotomayor visit, donate frequent flyer miles

Headshot of Sotomayor

Tickets available starting Tuesday for Justice Sotomayor visit || Donate frequent flyer miles to UW Combined Fund Drive, Make-A-Wish


February 21, 2014

News Digest; Literary conference; Honor: Classics department

Logo for association

Writers to gather in Seattle for literary conference || Classics department wins new award for professional equity


February 20, 2014

Notice of Possible Rule Making — Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310)

Subject of Possible Rule Making:  WAC 478-136-041, Alcoholic Beverage Policy, and WAC 478-137-050, Limitations on Use Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.20.130. Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  Due to recent changes in the state Liquor Control Board’s rules for the special…


February 10, 2014

News Digest: Rideshare treats, state fourth in exonerations, husky green nominations

Drawing of two cars with passengers on purple background

Care packages offered this week to carpoolers, vanpoolers || Washington state fourth in exonerations nationwide || Husky Green Award nominations sought through March 10


February 7, 2014

Board of Regents — Feb. 13 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. The full agenda is available online.


January 27, 2014

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 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



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