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April 19, 2019

New space race: Essays from Jackson School symposium explore changing law, policy

A new space race is underway, characterized the intersecting trends of democratization, commercialization and militarization. Saadia Pekkanen, UW professor of international relations, is lead guest editor for a group of essays addressing such issues and more published online this month in the American Journal of International Law.

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Video: New Esports Arena opens at UW

The UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.

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Soundbites: UW Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge opens

The UW celebrated the opening of an esports center with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 18.

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April 18, 2019

Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station

UW scientists are sending a kidney-on-a-chip experiment into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space affects kidney physiology.

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Project Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle, other cities

UW researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more.

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April 17, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Romeo and Jules, Seattle Symphony: Mozart Symphony No. 40, Performing with the Brain, and more!

This week in the arts, attend opening night of “Romeo and Jules”, witness musicians perform with their brains, drop in to the Allen Library for a lunchtime concert, and more! SOLD OUT: Kollar American Art Lecture: Elizabeth West Hutchinson April 18, 6:00 pm | Henry Art Gallery In the summer of 1868, Eadweard Muybridge accompanied…

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April 16, 2019

Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse

A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research from the University of Washington. People in the study made marked improvement, and many improvements lasted for a year.

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April 15, 2019

Historic logging site shows first human-caused bedrock erosion along an entire river

Over many years, a University of Washington team has shown how logging on the Teanaway River in central Washington caused dramatic changes to the river channel.

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Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has developed synthetic peptides that target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease.

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Public hearing notice: Joint hearing with UW Bothell and Cascadia College

The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments to Chapter 478-117 WAC “Parking and Traffic Rules of the University of Washington, Bothell” and corresponding proposed amendments to Chapter 132Z-116 WAC “Parking and Traffic Rules of Cascadia College.”

April 12, 2019

For 17 years, UW program has provided an interdisciplinary nexus for climate research and education

Over 17 years, the program has evolved into a campuswide, interdisciplinary, student-driven program on climate change research, communication and action. A recent publication looks at the program history and current mission.

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April 11, 2019

A timely new ‘Documents that Changed the World’ podcast episode: IRS tax Form 1040

Joe Janes of the UW Information School presents a timely installment of his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, about the most infamous tax form of all — IRS Form 1040.

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Stars and stories: UW astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on ‘true tales of observational astronomy’

Emily Levesque, UW assistant professor of astronomy, is gathering material for a new book to be called “The Last Stargazers: True Tales of the Colorful and Vanishing World of Observational Astronomy.”

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April 10, 2019

David Thouless — Nobel laureate and UW professor emeritus — dies at age 84

David James Thouless, Nobel laureate and a professor emeritus at the University of Washington, died in Cambridge in the U.K. on April 6, 2019. He was 84 years old.

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National Academies join colleges and universities, including UW, to found Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have joined with over 40 colleges, universities, and research institutions, including the University of Washington, to launch an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

April 9, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: The Hip Hop Architect, Anne Focke Leadership Award, Basara 婆娑羅 and the Medieval Origins of Japanese Maximalism, and more!

This week in the arts, celebrate 100 years of influence of the iconic choreographer Merce Cunningham; attend an East African Retro Pop concert with  Alsarah and the Nubatrones, attend a graduation exhibition opening the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and more.  The Hip Hop Architect: Michael Ford April 10, 6:30 pm | Kane Hall, Room 130 The…

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Public hearing notice: Parking and traffic rules of UW Tacoma

The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments to Chapter 478-118, “Parking and Traffic Rules of the University of Washington, Tacoma.”

April 8, 2019

Public hearing notice: Parking and traffic rules of the UW

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the University of Washington Police Department Conference Room located at 3939 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.

How societal attitudes, political rhetoric affect immigrants’ health

For immigrants to the United States, the current political climate, and debates over issues such as a border wall, become part of the environment that influences their health, according to a new University of Washington study.

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Water and wastewater disinfection can help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?

A UW team tested how well current water and wastewater disinfecting methods affect antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial DNA. While these methods work well to deter bacterial growth, they had varied success in either degrading or deactivating a representative antibiotic resistance gene.

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April 4, 2019

April ‘Weather Madness’: UW wins top team, individual prizes in national forecasting contest, now enters tournament round

A University of Washington team placed first in a national weather forecasting contest that began in September. A UW graduate student also developed a model that for the first time beat out all human competitors.

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Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts to deliver UW’s 2019 commencement address

Rick Welts, president and chief operating officer of the back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, and a University of Washington alumnus, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s Commencement exercises Saturday, June 15.

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April 3, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Ballet Preljocaj, Sara Siestreem, Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and more!

This week in the arts, explore the private studios of the Master of Fine Arts students in Painting + Drawing at the Sandpoint Studios + Gallery and talk with the artists about their completed artworks and work in progress, experience the music of Harry Partch on his original instruments, participate in a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon…

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UW virtuoso of mobile sensing technology receives ACM Prize in Computing

A University of Washington professor, Shwetak Patel, is the recipient of the 2018 ACM Prize in Computing for contributions to creative and practical sensing systems for sustainability and health, the Association for Computing Machinery or ACM announced today.

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April 1, 2019

UW students spearhead efforts to predict peak bloom for cherry trees

A team of UW students hopes to make it possible to accurately predict peak bloom timing for the iconic Quad cherry trees.

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March 29, 2019

North Dakota site shows wreckage from same object that killed the dinosaurs

A new excavation site in North Dakota shows evidence from the day a giant meteor struck Earth, marking the beginning of the end for the dinosaurs and 75 percent of animal life.

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Soundbites: UW Quad cherry blossoms reach peak bloom

UW arborist Sara Shores explains that the iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington’s Quad have reached peak bloom, and this weekend will be prime viewing to see the blossoms.

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March 26, 2019

Advice from UW pharmacists on senior use of marijuana

Marijuana use among older adults has soared in recent years despite little being known about the effectiveness and safety of the drug in people 65 and older. That’s resulted in more seniors asking health care providers about marijuana use: Is it safe? How much to use? Where to buy?

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ARTSUW Roundup: Reading with African-American Writers’ Alliance, Emanuel Ax performance, Graduation Exhibition, and Memory and Place Exhibition

This week in the arts, join members of the African-American Writers’ Alliance as they present new works written in response to the content and themes of Edgar Arceneaux’s Library of Black Lies, attend Pianist Emanuel Ax’s performance, and before that, stop by the graduation exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery! Reading: African-American Writers’ Alliance March…

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Air quality agencies can breathe easier about current emissions regulations

A University of Washington-led study provides a fuller picture of the relationship between nitrogen oxides — the tailpipe-generated particles at the center of the Volkswagen scandal, also known as NOx, — and PM2.5, the microscopic particles that can lodge in lungs.

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New tool maps a key food source for grizzly bears: huckleberries

Researchers have developed a new approach to map huckleberry distribution across Glacier National Park that uses publicly available satellite imagery. Tracking where huckleberry plants live now — and where they may move under climate change — can help biologists predict where grizzly bears will also be found.

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March 21, 2019

Video: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

The first day of spring, when daylight hours begin to exceed nighttime hours, seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather. Ray Larson, curator at UW Botanic Gardens, explains…

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UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology

The University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft Quantum announced this week that they have joined forces in a new coalition, the Northwest Quantum Nexus, to bring about a revolution in quantum research and technology.

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Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington’s coast

The first survey of methane vent sites off Washington’s coast finds 1,778 bubble columns, with most located along a north-south band that is in line with a geologic fault.

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How discrimination, PTSD may lead to high rates of preterm birth among African-American women

African-American women are nearly twice as likely to give birth prematurely as white women. Amelia Gavin, an associate professor in the University of Washington School of Social Work, connects preterm birth to racial discrimination via PTSD.

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With a ‘hello,’ Microsoft and UW demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage

UW and Microsoft researchers have demonstrated the first fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA — a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial data centers.

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March 20, 2019

Soundbites: Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring

The first day of spring, when daylight hours begin to exceed nighttime hours, seems especially significant this year — record warm temperatures in the Northwest are marking the change of seasons. But our blooms may be a couple weeks behind schedule after February’s snow and cold weather.

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University of Washington among Peace Corps’ top 5 volunteer-producing schools in 2019

The Peace Corps today announced that the University of Washington ranked No. 5 among large schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There currently are 62 UW alumni volunteering in countries around the world.

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March 19, 2019

Managed retreat due to rising seas is a public health issue

Sea-level rise associated with climate change is a concern for many island and coastal communities. While the dangers may seem far off for large coastal cities like Miami or New Orleans, the advancing oceans are already displacing some small indigenous communities, and many others are at risk around the world.

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March 18, 2019

Information School to welcome high school students March 19 for ‘MisInfo Day’ – from ‘Calling BS’ faculty duo

The UW Information School is taking a leading role in helping people better navigate this era of increasing online fakery and falsehood. On March 19, the school will welcome 200-some Seattle-area high school students for “MisInfo Day,” a daylong workshop on how to navigate the misinformation landscape, from Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, the faculty duo behind “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data.”

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