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December 29, 2014

William P. Gerberding, 27th president of the University of Washington, dies at 85


William P. Gerberding, the 27th and longest-serving president of the University of Washington, died Saturday. He was 85. Gerberding, who assumed the presidency in 1979 and retired in 1995, is credited for boosting the university into national prominence, navigating it through potentially devastating budget crises and significantly increasing private financial support. “We are all deeply…

December 2, 2014

‘Mirage Earth’ exoplanets may have burned away chances for life

Illustration of a low-mass, M dwarf star, seen from an orbiting rocky planet.

Planets orbiting close to low-mass stars are prime targets in the search for life. But new research led by an astronomy graduate student at the UW indicates some such planets may have long since lost their chance at hosting life because of intense heat during their formative years.

November 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, film — and ‘Meet the Mammals’

Jon Kimura Parker

It’s a packed week in the arts, with a diverse array of options to suit any fancy. The UW World Series has a music-themed weekend with Jon Kimura Parker on Friday night and Touré-Raichel Collective the next. Also, don’t miss the last film in the Climate Change and Nuclear Risks: A Speaker & Film Series presented by the Burke.

November 6, 2014

Public notice: Availability of final environmental impact statement — animal research facility

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 environmental impact statement (FSEIS*) Project Name: Animal Research and Care Facility Proponent: University of Washington — Seattle Campus Description of Proposal: Construction of a below…

October 3, 2014

University of Washington and Washington State University announce Memorandum of Understanding on medical education expansion

SPOKANE, Wash. – Leadership at the University of Washington and Washington State University today announced they have reached an agreement that will mutually dissolve their WWAMI partnership and provide a pathway to pursue separate solutions to address the state’s medical education needs and physician shortage. In order to provide the greatest benefit to the state…

September 5, 2014

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

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August 20, 2014

Notice of possible rule making: Preproposal statement of inquiry

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-120 WAC, Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington.

August 14, 2014

Stardust sample analysis finds likely interstellar dust

An artist's conception of the Stardust spacecraft meeting the comet Wild-2.

The Stardust mission, the brainchild of a UW astronomer, enlisted help from thousands of citizen scientists to find likely evidence of interstellar dust.

Seymour Rabinovitch leaves a long UW legacy in chemistry

B. Seymour Rabinovitch

Seymour Rabinovitch, 95, a professor emeritus who spent four decades in the UW Chemistry Department, died Aug. 2.

August 1, 2014

Determination of non-significance — UW Police Department Facility

University of Washington — Determination of non-significance (DNS) Project Name: UW Police Department Facility Description of Proposal: Construction of a proposed three-story (two above-grade levels plus a basement), approximately 29,241-gross square foot building. The building would provide space for approximately 93 staff members and would include offices, a dispatch/communications center, records storage, identification lab, evidence…

July 25, 2014

News Digest: Honors: Christopher Adolph and Ruth Johnston

Men walk through revolving bank doors on cover of book

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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

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