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April 16, 2015

Research identifies barriers in tracking meals and what foodies want

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University of Washington and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers studied how mobile-based food journals integrate into everyday life. A new study suggests how future designs might make it easier and more effective.

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April 15, 2015

3-D printed blossoms a growing tool for ecology

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3-D printing has been used to make everything from cars to medical implants. Now, University of Washington ecologists are using the technology to make artificial flowers, which they say could revolutionize our understanding of plant-pollinator interactions.

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UW School of Law’s Gregoire Fellows Program to advance diversity in the legal profession

The University of Washington School of Law, supported by a number of leading Puget Sound-area businesses and law firms, has announced the creation of the Gregoire Fellows Program to help bring greater diversity to the school and the legal profession.

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Arts Roundup: Drama, music — and the Arty Party

Rounding out this month is a variety of events to keep you entertained. From the Lyon Opera Ballet, Emerson String Quartet and Simone Dinnerstein — all presented by UW World Series — to the annual, family-friendly Arty Party hosted by the Henry Art Gallery, prepare yourself for the rest of spring quarter because it’s looking bright!

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Man with restored sight provides new insight into how vision develops

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California man Mike May made international headlines in 2000 when his sight was restored by a pioneering stem cell procedure after 40 years of blindness. But a study published three years after the operation found that the then-49-year-old could see colors, motion and some simple two-dimensional shapes, but was incapable of more complex visual processing.

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April 14, 2015

UW among select universities to use investigational Medtronic device, advance research into brain activity

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering

Researchers from the University of Washington have teamed up with medical device manufacturer Medtronic to use the Activa® PC+S Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system with people who have essential tremor.

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April 13, 2015

Public notice: Determination of non-significance — West Campus Utility Plant

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: Determination of non-significance Project Name: Seattle Campus — West Campus Utility Plant Proponent: University of Washington Description of Proposal: The proposed West Campus Utility Plant (WCUP) Project is intended to

UW Bothell, Tacoma campuses honored in Olympia for 25 years of educational excellence

The University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses were recognized April 13 by both Gov. Jay Inslee and the State Senate with a proclamation and senate resolution acknowledging the 25th anniversary of the state’s newest public university campuses.

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Violent methane storms on Titan may solve dune direction mystery

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Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, has a hazy atmosphere and surface rivers, mountains, lakes and sand dunes. But the dunes and prevailing surface winds don’t point in the same direction. New research from UW astronomer Benjamin Charnay may have solved this mystery.

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April 10, 2015

UW raises minimum wage to $11 per hour for all student workers

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The University of Washington announced today it is increasing the minimum pay for its student workers to $11 an hour, effective April 1, 2015, consistent with its announcement March 31 that it was moving 70 non-student staff earning below $11 to the new level. Approximately 2,600 student workers are affected. On March 31, the University

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