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May 23, 2011

Memorial planned for UW emeritus Professor Eugene Vance

Eugene Vance

Vance, 77, a UW professor emeritus of French, comparative literature and comparative religion, died May 14 in the crash of a one-seat, lightweight plane at Arlington Municipal Airport. He will be remembered in a gathering on Friday, May 27.

May 11, 2011

Harborview dietitian Marilyn Shelton noted for nutritional support for trauma and ICU patients

Harborview dietitian Marilyn Shelton was honored for teaching, research, and clinical practice in nutritional support for trauma and intensive care patients.

Marilyn Shelton provides complex nutrition support for trauma and intensive care unit patients at Harborview Medical Center. The Washington State Dietetic Association has presented her with its Clinical Practice and Research Award for Excellence.

Ali Tarhouni reflects on decision to leave UW, help lead Libyan opposition

Ali Tarhouni

Ali Tarhouni, a senior lecturer in finance and business economics, recently left the UW to become oil and finance minister for the group leading opposition to Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The work is obviously difficult, but “after all these years,” Tarhouni said, “I welcome the challenge.”

May 4, 2011

Memorial planned for G. Alan Marlatt, UW psychology professor and addiction expert

Alan Marlatt

A memorial service for G. Alan Marlatt, a UW psychology professor, will be held Sunday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture.

April 20, 2011

UW professors visit to family in Libya gives him front row seat to revolution

On his jacket, Elkhafaifi wears a pin with a photograph of Omar al-Mukhtar, who in the early part of the 20th century led the Libyan resistance against Italian colonization. The pin carries al-Mukhtars motto, adopted by Libyan freedom fighters: "We will never surrender. We will win or we will die.”

When Hussein Elkhafaifi left Seattle for Libya on Feb. 16, he was going to be with his mother who was dying of kidney failure in Benghazi. But he arrived just as a revolution was beginning in his native country.

April 13, 2011

Why I chose UW Medicine: Convenient, personalized care from inspiring providers

Ginna Wall (left) and Karen Carlson compare running shoes on a recent sunny day in Seattle.

Ginna Wall, a nurse who works with new moms and newborns at UW Medical Center, has received her own healthcare at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt for the past 12 years. She describes the convenient, personalized attention provided at the Women’s Health Care Center.

March 30, 2011

Public health professor an expert in all things green

Green spaces researcher Janet Bell competes in lawn bowling at the U.S. National Championships last October in Arizona.

Janice Bell studies how open spaces in neighborhoods encourage activity and reduce obesity. A green near her home enticed her to try a sport uncommon in the United States.

February 18, 2011

Staff member in doctoral program receives prestigious EPA STAR fellowship

Guadalupe Valdes

Cynnie Curl held down a full-time job at the UW while taking one graduate class at a time. She finished her doctoral general exam, and has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund her research on pesticides in food.

February 2, 2011

UW researcher studies transit, other noises in life

UW Research Scientist Rick Neitzel evaluates noise levels on a construction site in Sunnyside, Wash./photo by Sabrina Somers

The screech of a subway lurching into the station, the blast of a ferry horn: How do the sounds of people on the move affect their hearing and health? Occupational hygienist Rick Neitzel explores this question, and gives tips on protecting your hearing.

Architecture Professor Sharon E. Sutton gets award, publishes new book

The cover of "The Paradox of Urban Space: Inequity and Transformation in Marginalized Communities."

Sharon E. Sutton has been a professional musician, an artist and an architect and is now an architecture professor. Really though, shes a community builder — with a new book and an honor from the American Institute of Architects.

January 26, 2011

He will follow them: Wildlife tracking a practical hobby for UW librarian

Rats, like the one who made these tracks, are among the many rodents found in the forest. | Photo by Joseph Kiegel

Nature awareness lectures got this staffer on the trail; now hes tracking and surveying animal populations on weekends.

January 19, 2011

Images from Photography Certificate Program on display at UW Tower

Capturing the light was an important thing to LuAnne Armstrong as she photographed in the forest.

When graduates of the UWs Photography Certificate Program offer an exhibit of their work in the UW Tower beginning Jan. 21, two UW staffers will be among the proud participants. And a third will be cheering them on.

January 12, 2011

With help from his friends: Resourceful staffer wins Canlis scavenger hunt, free meals

Members of Greg Barnes "home team” man their laptops. Standing at left are Lauren Bricker and Mike Schuh. Seated left to right are Dorothy Neville, Elizabeth Walkup, David Walkup (Barnes father-in-law, who was observing), Christy Semmens and Terry Farrah. Hidden behind Christy is Erik Selberg. | Photo by Franz Amador

A friend knew that if anyone could solve a Canlis 60th anniversary scavenger hunt, Greg Barnes could. After all, hed already solved the 2007 Emerald City Search. And sure enough…

December 8, 2010

UW Medical Center nurse finishes first in 2010 Seattle Women's Half Marathon

Dr. Larry Dean

Sheila Croft, a UW Medical Center nurse, was the first woman to cross the finish line during the Women’s Half Marathon, one of the 2010 Seattle Marathon events.

December 1, 2010

Vintage visions: Sporting elegant bygone fashions, just for fun

Loveday Conquest and her husband, Fred Kleinschmidt, enjoy a "Titanic Survivors Ball."

Petticoats, nipped-in waists, Edwardian walking suits — members of the group Somewhere in Time Unlimited step out in historical fashions, just for fun.

November 17, 2010

More than meets the eye: Burke wants you to look beyond his disability

During a recent visit to UW Medical Center, patient Eric Burke talks with Deanna Britton, speech-language pathologist in Rehabilitation Medicine.

Mariners fan Eric Burke has a health care team on his side at UW Medical Center.

November 9, 2010

Why I chose UW Medicine: I was having twins!

Pediatric anesthesiology fellow Dr. Katherine Keech describes the family-centered care at UW Medicine during her pregnancy, the birth of her twins and their NICU stay. New dad Dr. John Keech is a UW surgery resident.

New director of the UW’s Robinson Center plans challenging classrooms for all children

On Nancy Hertzog’s first day of teaching, one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished. She isn’t likely to have that experience here, as she brings her 30 years of experience to lead the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars.

January 11, 2007

Teacher’s teacher: ‘Ginger’ Warfield wins national math education award

Virginia “Ginger” Warfield, UW senior lecturer in math, always knew she’d become a mathematician — it was in the genes, you might say.

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