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November 29, 2012

News Digest: Faculty Senate vice chair nominations due, carbon efficient cities subject of book

Nomination deadline Monday for vice chair of Faculty Senate || ‘The Carbon Efficient City’ discusses sustainable development

November 28, 2012

News Digest: Honor: International Green Award bronze, research-collaboration website launches


UW receives International Green Award bronze || UW launches website to help foster research collaboration

Official notice: Opportunity to comment on access to public records

There will be a public hearing Friday, Dec. 7, concerning proposed amendments to rules governing access to public records.

November 21, 2012

News digest: WWI Christmas Truce lecture, winter-weather policy overviews, Honor: Rob Corser

Group of World War I soildiers

WWI Christmas Truce subject of Dec. 5 lecture || Winter weather on the way, UW has policies || Rob Corser among 30 ‘most admired educators’ in design

Official notice: Rules for residence halls, family apartments under review

Residence hall

A public hearing is scheduled Nov. 29 concerning proposed amendments to rules for the University of Washington residence halls and family housing apartments.

November 14, 2012

News Digest: Audiologists blog from Brazil, Information School fair Thursday, Honor: Richard Catalano, students write resolution, campus memorial for Olson, Bridges center celebrates 20 years

Tropical frog with logo saying Project Amazon

UW audiologists blogging this week about work in Brazil || Information School holds 2012 Research Fair Thursday || Richard Catalano becomes American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Fellow || Public health association adopts water resolution written by UW students || Campus memorial for David Olson || Harry Bridges Center celebrates 20 years

November 6, 2012

News Digest: Free energy-saving tool for computers, Upward Bound math-science grant, MathAcrossCampus Friday, Honor: Sam Wasser


UW offers free tool to manage power usage, patch common software || UW receives first Upward Bound math-science grant in state || Sam Wasser, conservation canines earn Alberta environmental award

October 30, 2012

News Digest: Governor appoints O’Donnell, self-defense classes start, campus commuter survey, bicyclists to Ride in the Rain, observations of Istanbul, institute to reduce health disparities

Ride in Rain logo thumbnail

Governor appoints Matthew O’Donnell to aerospace board || Women’s self-defense classes start Thursday || Transportation Services launches survey of commuters || Bicyclists invited to Ride in the Rain || Runstad fellows present observations of Istanbul || Institute awarded $6.29 million to reduce health disparities

October 23, 2012

News Digest: First “Scientific Lens” talk is Wednesday, libraries mark Open Access Week, Evans school’s Ideas for Action awards, Johnston on sustainability board

Mechanical arm reachs into spires of a hydrothermal vent

Imaging deep-water, extreme environments, Oct. 24, is first in “Scientific Lens” series || UW Libraries events mark Open Access Week || Ideas for Action, Evans School-sponsored project, announces grants || Ruth Johnston on board of sustainability association

October 16, 2012

News Digest: UW transplant programs recognized, Honor: Jashvant Unadkat, Evans School caps 50th anniversary celebration


U.S. health and human services honors UW transplant programs || Jashvant Unadkat receives research achievement award || Evans School celebrates 50 years with gala dinner

October 8, 2012

News Digest: Fair Labor exec speaks tonight, help plant trees Oct. 18

Garment worker using sewing machine

Fair Labor Association exec speaks tonight || Volunteers sought to plant 75 native trees next Thursday on Montlake Cut

October 2, 2012

News Digest: Fish and Wildlife director speaks Oct. 3, Rideshare options in face of bus cuts

DanAshe headshot

Fish and Wildlife director, a UW alum, speaks Oct. 3 || UW Rideshare options in face of Metro bus route cuts

October 1, 2012

News Digest: Rainfall rivalry, talk by Japanese ambassador

Ichiro Fujisaki

Friendly competition pits Washington volunteer rainfall observers against Oregon || Japanese ambassador to U.S. to speak at UW

September 28, 2012

News Digest: Poplar rates LEED gold, molecular engineering doc airs tomorrow, next flu shot clinic Oct. 15

Poplar residence hall

LEED gold rating for student residence Poplar Hall || Molecular engineering and science documentary airs tomorrow || Next flu shot clinic Oct. 15 at UW Tower

September 25, 2012

Official Notice: Regents to hold Special Meeting on Sept. 28

The University of Washington Board of Regents will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, Sept. 28.

September 24, 2012

News Digest: Discount Stanford tickets for faculty/staff, checklist for smart computing, scorecard for St. Helens, Honor: D. Boersma, environmental-humanities confab

UW football team

Discount Stanford football game tickets for faculty/staff || It’s a new year: UW offers checklist for secure/smart computing || Dee Boersma receives Motar Board award || First transatlantic environmental humanities conference starts Friday

September 18, 2012

News Digest: Virtually explore deep-sea volcanoes, iSchool documentary airs tonight, UW community building award

Double magma bubble from undersea volcano

Explore deep-sea volcanoes, virtually || iSchool stars in new UWTV-produced documentary || Seattle Fandango to receive UW diversity award for community building

August 28, 2012

News Digest: Franklin is plenary speaker, patent and trademark pilot launched, Honor: Ed Lazowska, financial conflict of interest regs in effect


Franklin gives plenary at ecological society meeting || Law launches pilot project in patent, trademark law || Ed Lazowska receives Vollum Award || Official notice: New financial conflict of interest regulations in effect

August 15, 2012

News Digest: UW ranked 16th in the world, society elects 3 from UW as senators, Ratner among plenary speakers

Shanghai Jiao Tong University logo

UW again ranked 16th in the world The UW again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. The study ranked universities on quality of education, quality of faculty, research output and per capita performance. The UW ranked 14th among…

August 7, 2012

News Digest: Society inaugurates Raymond B. Huey Award, Honor: Marsha Linehan

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

Society names student award in honor of Ray Huey The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology’s Division of Ecology and Evolution has just announced a new prize for the best student presentation at its annual meeting, named in honor of Ray Huey, University of Washington professor of biology. “Ray has been an integral part of…

July 24, 2012

News Digest: Campus dining changes, venues on display Sunday, volunteer for Azalea Way gardening

Burke Museaum lobby

Options, changes for campus dining Summertime always brings some new twists to eating on campus, and this year is no different, as Housing & Food Services brings some changes and additions in mid-August, while some established things remain. The $6.50 “all you care to eat” option has returned for UW faculty and staff at 8…

July 2, 2012

News Digest: Alumni Association inaugurates award for veterans, physicists anticipate ‘God particle’ announcement, Honor: Marla Salmon, Got Maps? 2012 print maps available

UW Alumni Association inaugurates distinguished veteran award || Physicists meet Tuesday night in anticipation of “God particle” announcement || Marla Salmon garners fellowships || Got Maps?

June 20, 2012

News Digest: Faculty retirement innovations earns $100,000 grant, Honor: Thomas Baillie, Honors: Landscape architecture

A garden blooms in a Peruvian desert slum through the work of local residents and UW students and faculty.

Faculty retirement innovations earn UW $100,000 national grant || Baillie receives American Chemical Society award || UW claims two Great Places awards

June 11, 2012

News Digest: Panel considers extreme-weather events, ideas to curb poverty sought, Honor: Nancy Rottle, Fellowship: Thaisa Way, Honor: healthcare recognized

Panel consider meaning of recent extreme-weather events || Evans School helps reduce poverty || State landscape architects recognize Nancy Rottle || Thaisa Way named inaugural A.E. Bye fellow || Hall Health, Harborview programs recognized for quality

June 5, 2012

News Digest: Free dental screening for kids, Honor: James DeLisle

News Digest: Free dental screening for kids, Honor: James DeLisle (2)

Free dental screening for children June 9 || International council recognizes James DeLisle

May 23, 2012

Official Notice: Final supplemental environmental impact statement for IMA field #1 improvements

Public Notice University of Washington Pursuant to the provisions of WAC 197-11-460 & 510 and WAC 478-324-140, the University of Washington hereby provides public notice of the: AVAILABILITY OF FINAL SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (FSEIS*). Project Name: Recreational Sports Intramural Activities Field No. 1 Improvements Proponent: University of Washington Description of Proposal: Improvements include installation…

May 22, 2012

News Digest: Honor: Xiaodong Xu, ‘Raise the Roof’ May 24, ‘Cirque’ launches at UW Tacoma, Honor: Buddy Ratner, science behind ‘Chasing Ice,’ Honor: Jeff Hou

News Digest: Honor: Xiaodong Xu, 'Raise the Roof' May 24, 'Cirque' launches at UW Tacoma, Honor: Buddy Ratner, science behind 'Chasing Ice,' Honor: Jeff Hou

Xiaodong Xu garners Department of Energy early-career grant || Ethnic Cultural Center’s ‘Raise the Roof’ party Thursday || ‘Cirque,’ an activism traveling carnival, launches June 2 at UW Tacoma || Buddy Ratner recognized for biomaterials work || Glaciology graduate student to discuss science behind film ‘Chasing Ice’ || Jeff Hou named community builder

May 16, 2012

News Digest: Recognition for UW waste management, nurturing communities, Honor: Danny Hoffman, disability-policy posters, undergraduate research conference

News Digest: Recognition for UW waste management, nurturing communities, Honor: Danny Hoffman, disability-policy posters, undergraduate research conference

Association honors UW for waste management, sustainability || New book explores creating, supporting livable communities || ‘New Directions’ award to Danny Hoffman || Disability, Law, Policy and the Community poster session || Minority Affairs and Diversity hosts undergraduate research conference

May 9, 2012

News Digest: Mathematical perspective on voting rules, Honor: Dick Morrill, timeline of education and research

Mathematical perspective on voting rules Friday in MathAcrossCampus || Geography “legend” announces last doctoral committee defense || Education and research timeline stretches back 150 years

May 1, 2012

News Digest: Roundtable on education May 2, political cartoonist speaks, entrepreneurs share insights, Honors: Bob Morgan, students

Evans School roundtable on education May 2 || Political cartoonist Aislin to speak May 10 || Bob Morgan receives leadership award || Four additional entrepreneurs share insights with UW researchers || Students An, Woelfer garner awards

April 17, 2012

News Digest: New child care resources, police open house Wednesday, workplace giving best in state, Honor: Magnuson Scholars

New child care resources available to UW community || UW police open house Wednesday || UW has highest participation in state’s workplace giving program || Six health sciences students named Magnuson Scholars

April 4, 2012

News Digest: U-PASS 20th celebration, Honor: KUOW, home improvement fair April 11, Honor: Guntis Smidchens

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Guntis Smidchens.

U-PASS turns 20 with website, trivia contest || KUOW trio wins national broadcast award || 15th annual home improvement fair April 11|| Guntis Smidchens honored by Estonia

March 27, 2012

News Digest: Effective charter schools, annual 'Trash-In'

Similarities of effective charter schools studied || UW “Trash-In” set April 11

March 21, 2012

News Digest: Summer youth programs at UW, speaker says don’t ignore playtime head injuries

News Digest: Summer youth programs at UW, speaker says don't ignore playtime head injuries

UW Summer Youth Programs open for registration || Parents shouldn’t ignore children’s head injuries

March 15, 2012

News Digest: Nanomedicine’s potential, business-diversity honor, autism events, school-closure politics, ‘green’ nominations due

The UW Autism Center plans public events in April.

Lecture on nanomedicine, treating cancer || Honor: business-diversity efforts recognized || UW plans Autism Awareness Month events for public || Papers uncover political, human sides of school closure || Husky Green Award nominations due March 26

March 7, 2012

News Digest: Register for Robinson Center classes; faculty roundtable discussion on philanthropy

News Digest: Register Robinson Center classes; faculty roundtable discussion on philanthropy

February 28, 2012

News Digest: Friedman honored for social impact, Husky Stadium collapse recalled

Batya Friedman

Batya Friedman honored || 1987 Husky Stadium collapse

February 21, 2012

News Digest: ‘Occupy goes to school, Holocaust documentary, Celebrating UW Women seeks nominees, offices collect gold and silver by going green

“Occupy” subject of Friday teach-in || Holocaust documentary “Roma Tears” Thursday || Nominations close Feb. 28 for Celebrating UW Women program || 10 offices certified gold, silver by UW Green Office program

February 14, 2012

News Digest: Honor: Jeffrey Ochsner, recognize staff nominees, "Winterruption” Thursday, eldercare workshop in March

Jeffrey Ochsner named distinguished professor || Reception Thursday for Distinguished Staff Award nominees || Q Faculty and Staff host Winterruption social || UW Retirement Association offers eldercare workshop March 24

February 9, 2012

News digest: MathAcrossCampus Friday, Honor: Charles Peck and Chrysan Gallucci, English language courses

Biochemistry prof showcases applications of math in MathAcrossCampus Friday || Charles Pecks teacher-education article honored || English language courses for UW employees

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