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April 24, 2014

Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of SEIS — Animal Research and Care Facility

University of Washington Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of SEIS Project Name: Animal Research and Care Facility Proponent: University of Washington Description of Proposal: Construction of a two-story, below-grade building, connecting to both the Foege Building and Hitchcock Hall at the first level below grade. The facility will provide flexible housing…

February 18, 2014

Anti-kickback, Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Regulations

Anti-Kickback, Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Regulations Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR 52.203-7) require the University to implement procedures designed to prevent and detect violations of the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 (41 USC 51-58). This is published as a reminder of the policies and procedures in place at the University of Washington 1. Kickback Defined. “Kickback”…

January 13, 2014

UW President Michael K. Young’s statement on proposed boycott of Israeli universities

As provost and president of the University of Washington, Ana Mari Cauce and I fully endorse the statement from the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private universities in North America and of which the University of Washington is a member, opposing a proposed boycott by American higher education institutions of universities…

October 28, 2013

Much of rural India still waits for electricity

An electric transmission tower in Asia.

Columnist: Crowdfund UW computer-science expansion

The Computer Science and Engineering building at UW.

October 15, 2013

UW female professors building a culture for engineering

Kat Steele, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the UW College of Engineering, works with students.

October 14, 2013

Federal shutdown could hamper quake response

A recorder for seismic activity.

October 1, 2013

Should we care if companies use data for advertising?

statue of George Washington on UW campus

September 25, 2013

‘Green jobs’ loosely defined in job creation grants

Mike Mitzel, maintenance mechanic for UW's consolidated laundry facility.

September 20, 2013

Myth busting: Why so many spiders in late summer?

A male giant house spider perched on a hand.

September 17, 2013

Door open for migrant students at UW

Jose Carmona spent the summer as an intern with the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, doing field research on two projects.

September 13, 2013

Neighborhoods and UW team up to measure diesel exhaust pollution in South Seattle

UW researchers install an air-sampling monitor.

The residents of the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods in Seattle’s Duwamish Valley now know how much diesel exhaust they are exposed to. A report on findings from an air pollution study comparing these neighborhoods to Beacon Hill and Queen Anne was published today, Sept. 13.

September 9, 2013

Brotmans receive Gates Volunteer Service Award

statue of George Washington on UW campus

September 6, 2013

UW’s big bet on cheap classes

Scenes depicting online education.

September 3, 2013

Research cruise makes discoveries about Cacadia megaquake fault

Local sea life took interest in the seafloor probes.

Huskies vault to No. 20 in new AP poll

Huskies run onto the field.

August 28, 2013

Town Hall to host discussion of tea party and reactionary politics

Cover of "Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politcs in America"

August 26, 2013

UW Tacoma offers behind-the-scenes U.S. Open experience

Chambers Bay golf course in University Place, Wash.

August 23, 2013

One-of-a-kind shell collection donated to Burke Museum

Part of a shell collection donated to the Burke Museum.

August 20, 2013

Network would move the classroom to the reservation

UW Bothelll campus.

August 19, 2013

Medical students learn practical skills with unique tools

Work being done at the UW Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies.

August 16, 2013

Helping Puget Sound shed its armor

A bulkhead guards a shoreline.

August 8, 2013

Dementia risk tied to blood sugar

Blood sugar level being tested.

July 25, 2013

Dental school mourns alumnus Dr. Vincent G. Kokich

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

The Northwest has the best summer in the nation. But why?

A summer day in Seattle as seen from the Queen Anne neighborhood.

Video: Building the Galapagos penguin population

Dee Boersma, a UW professor of biology, holds a three-day-old Galapagos penguin chick.

July 24, 2013

Fish-ear bones offer clues to health of ocean, species

The inner-ear bones of a shortraker rockfish.

July 17, 2013

Northwest scientists using drones to spy on nature

Launching a drone near La Push

July 12, 2013

UW to offer new musical theater degree

UW dance program students in MFA Concert

July 10, 2013

Greater activity having little impact on obesity


Park carbon dioxide under our feet with a biocarbon approach

Terraces and no-till farming work to control erosion on a farm in Montgomery County, Iowa.

July 8, 2013

Raising money for fund-it-yourself science

Evan Sugden, a UW biology instructor, got funding to support a beekeeping class and a campus hive.

July 3, 2013

A medieval moment at EMP

The Iron Throne from the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

Would onsite forecasting have averted Arizona tragedy?

The Yarnell Fire in Arizona began on Jun. 28, 2013, from a lightning strike.

June 28, 2013

UW student creates unusual world map

A world map by James Davenport that is based on locations of airports, runways and helipads.

June 26, 2013

Working for Justice in El Salvador

UW graduate students Ursula Mosqueira (far right) and Dacia Saenz spoke with Salvadorans during a visit in January 2013.

June 25, 2013

Cow-sized lumpy reptile wandered ancient desert

An illustration depicts a Bunostegos.

June 19, 2013

The solar system’s future is dicey, and it began in chaos

An artist's rendition of the early solar system bombardment.

June 14, 2013

UW geneticist flying high over Supreme Court ruling

The BRCA1 gene location on chromosome 17.

June 6, 2013

Measuring the impact of research

Steven Roberts of the UW.

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