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May 22, 2015

Beach scene, text game, draping still life — and pie — in graduate student art show

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A look at the annual exhibit for students graduating with master’s degrees in art and design, at the Henry Art Gallery.

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May 21, 2015

Arts Roundup: Jazz, yoga – and Cloud Chamber Bowls

College of Arts & Sciences

The School of Music offers a variety of events this week, highlighting jazz modern, percussion,  and the music and instruments of 20th century composer Harry Partch. ArtsUW presents its final Arts Dawgs reception of the year, co-hosted by the School of Art + Art History + Design at the Henry Art Gallery, celebrating the opening of

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Students put GIS skills to use on social justice projects

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Geography professor Sarah Elwood sits at the front of a University of Washington classroom on a recent afternoon, listening and making suggestions as students discuss the data challenges they’re having. Some are wondering how to put data in a particular format. Others are muddling through the process of mapping data, or figuring out where to

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May 20, 2015

Public hearing notice

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Friday, May 29, 2015, in Room 142 of Gerberding Hall, on the UW Seattle campus.  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

Burke Museum paleontologists discover the first dinosaur fossil in Washington state

Burke Museum

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture paleontologists have documented the first dinosaur fossil from Washington state. The fossil was collected by a Burke Museum research team along the shores of Sucia Island State Park in the San Juan Islands.

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UW-led network seeks to reframe poverty locally and globally

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Two University of Washington geography professors are leading an effort with what might be considered a staggeringly ambitious goal — to reframe how poverty is perceived and studied around the world. Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood are the co-founders of the UW-based Relational Poverty Network, a coalition of academic institutions and organizations around the United

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May 19, 2015

Former Gov. Christine Gregoire to be UW commencement speaker

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Christine Gregoire, who served as Washington’s 22nd governor from 2005 to 2013, will be the featured speaker at the University of Washington’s Commencement exercises June 13. Gregoire, a 1969 graduate of the UW, was named director of the Washington Department of Ecology in 1988. Four years later, she became the first woman elected to the position of attorney

UW’s Deborah Kelley publishes atlas of seafloor volcanoes and deep-ocean life

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Oceanographer Deborah Kelley is one of the lead authors of a first-of-its-kind atlas of the deep sea, titled “Discovering the Deep.”

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May 18, 2015

Study: 44 percent of parents struggle to limit cell phone use at playgrounds

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A new University of Washington study finds that cell phone use at playgrounds is a significant source of parental guilt, and that caregivers absorbed in their phones were much less attentive to children’s requests.

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May 15, 2015

Washington Sea Grant’s Ed Melvin wins presidential award for seabird-saving streamer lines

Washington Sea Grant

A Washington Sea Grant staff scientist is sharing top honors for developing gear that nearly eliminates seabird bycatch in long-line fisheries from the West Coast to South Africa.

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