UW Today

December 18, 2014

Survey shows hope, optimism among homeless Alaska Native elders

News and Information

Mention homeless people and words like optimistic, hopeful and happy are typically not what spring to mind. More likely, said Jordan Lewis, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, the stereotypes are negative – “that they’re chronic alcoholics, depressed, they steal, they’re thieves. They don’t have hope. They’ve just given

December 17, 2014

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

News and Information

Many of the worst West Coast winter floods involve heavy rains and melting snow, and UW hydrology experts are using the physics of these events to better predict the risks.

Tagged with: , , ,

December 16, 2014

Advisory council recommends UW medical school expansion in Spokane, increased residencies in rural areas

News and Information

The University of Washington’s expansion of its medical school in Spokane and an increase in residency positions are among the ways to best meet the economic and health care needs in Spokane and throughout the state, according to an advisory council chairman’s report released Dec. 16.

December 10, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, drama — and ‘An Appalachian Christmas’

As autumn quarter comes to a close, Arts Roundup begins a holiday hiatus. But first we offer some final suggestions of campus art activities, including Mark O’Connor and his band performing ”An Appalachian Christmas.”

Tagged with: , ,

December 9, 2014

Warmer Pacific Ocean could release millions of tons of seafloor methane

News and Information

Water off Washington’s coast is warming a third of a mile down, where seafloor methane shifts from a frozen solid to a gas. Calculations suggest ocean warming is already releasing significant methane offshore of Alaska to California.

Tagged with: , , , ,

December 3, 2014

Music meets history in three-concert series on World War I

News and Information

The creative spirit “does not hunker down or hide” in difficult times, Robin McCabe, UW professor of piano, was reminded as she researched the three-concert series she organized, “Music from the War to End All Wars.” The School of Music presents this series starting Dec. 7 and continuing March 8 and May 3, 2015.

Tagged with: , , , ,

Arts Roundup: Lectures, music — and UW Symphony and Opera Theater

This week there are lots of events to keep students, staff and faculty busy before finals. Don’t miss “Idleness,” the second Factory Showroom exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, or the UW Symphony and UW Opera Theater performing a version of Puccini’s opera “Gianni Schicci.”

Tagged with: , , ,

December 2, 2014

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

News and Information

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.

Tagged with: , , , ,

December 1, 2014

‘What is HCDE?’ New comics class aims to answer the question

News and Information

A new class at the University of Washington is using comics to explain what, exactly, the field of human-centered design is all about.

Tagged with: , ,

November 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music — and ArtBreak with Barbara Ciega

The holiday season is officially upon us and the arts host a lineup of events to get you in the festive spirit. The School of Music paves the way with performances ranging from the Percussion Ensemble to CarolFest. If you’re looking for an exhibition to explore, the Burke Museum’s recently opened “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired” will be the perfect option after the Thanksgiving bustle.

Tagged with: ,
Next Page »