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Stephen Boyd: Making the best decisions in smart systems, products

Stephen Boyd of Stanford University is the speaker at this year’s Lytle Lecture Series hosted by the UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He will give a free public talk at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.

Expectant mother stays hopeful through breast cancer

Sarah Lien and her mother Barbara Hawkins were both diagnosed with breast cancer as young women. Sarah is modeling her mother’s optimistic approach to the disease while awaiting the birth of her own daughter, Elizabeth.

Herbert Blau remembered as teacher, history-making theater pioneer

Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.

Carlos Gil tells family story in memoir, ‘We Became Mexican American’

A conversation with Carlos Gil, UW professor emeritus of history and author of the memoir “We Became Mexican American.”

Professor of computer science and engineering remembered through UW scholarship fund

David Notkin, University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering, died April 22. He was 58.

A reading life considered in David Shields’ ‘How Literature Saved My Life’

English professor David Shields discusses his new book, “How Literature Saved My Life.”

Home sales, median prices up in Washington; affordability slips

Washington state’s housing market continued to improve during the third quarter of 2012 as median selling prices and the number of homes sold both increased, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington. Existing home sales increased 3.4 percent from the second quarter, to seasonally adjusted annual rate of

Caregivers must keep ‘a slice of selfishness’ – UW social worker

Wendy Lustbader, with the UW School of Social Work, is a nationally known speaker on how to cope with aging, disability and end-of-life issues. She will speak June 4 at a caregivers conference in Tukwila, Wash.

Secrets of famous 1930s ‘blonde bombshell of rhythm’ revealed with help from UW library

Ina Ray Hutton rose to fame in the 1930s and was known as blonde bombshell of rhythm. But she had a secret that could have damaged her stardom.

Rachel Vaughn: A perfect fit at the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

The new director of the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center talks about the center, here role and the extraordinary staff and student service-learners.

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