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November 25, 2014

‘Subirdia’ author urges appreciation of birds that co-exist where we work, live, play

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Surprisingly, the diversity of birds in suburban areas can be greater than in forested areas, according to John Marzluff’s new book “Welcome to Subirdia.”

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November 24, 2014

Last chance to donate: UW Combined Fund Drive ends Dec. 5

UW Human Resources Marketing & Communications

UW faculty and staff have until Dec. 5 to contribute to this year’s UW Combined Fund Drive, part of Washington state’s workplace giving campaign. Donors can choose from more than 4,000 nonprofits operating locally and globally. You can give a one-time donation or give all year through payroll deduction. Donations are tax-deductible. The UWCFD has

Black prison activism, organizing explored in new book ‘Captive Nation’

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Dan Berger, assistant professor in the UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, discusses his new book, “Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era.”

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Study: US attracting fewer educated, highly skilled migrants

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The U.S. economy has long been powered in part by the nation’s ability to attract the world’s most educated and skilled people to its shores. But a new study of the worldwide migration of professionals to the U.S. shows a sharp drop-off in its proportional share of those workers – raising the question of whether

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November 21, 2014

UW-made tool displays West Coast ocean acidification data

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A new tool developed at the UW displays real-time ocean acidification data for the open ocean and protected bays, helping shellfish growers and scientists see changes in water chemistry.

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November 20, 2014

Cost of meeting basic needs rising faster than wages in Washington state

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A Washington family of four must spend 46 percent more on average to make ends meet today than 13 years ago, according to a new report from the University of Washington. The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State 2014, released Thursday (Nov. 20), provides a sobering look at how much it costs individuals and families statewide

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UW undergrad’s early life challenges become a hectic schedule of opportunity

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From starting his own company – and recruiting 11 friends to join him – and running a successful nonprofit to doing research in the lab and taking a full course load, engineering undergraduate student David Coven is an expert schedule juggler.

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November 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, dance — and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Have you ever considered the implications of privacy around art and cultural institutions? Then don’t miss the three-day symposium “Surveillance and Privacy: Art, Law and Social Practice” hosted by the Henry Art Gallery and the Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS).

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November 17, 2014

Major brain pathway rediscovered after century-old confusion, controversy

Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

A scientist looking at MRI scans of human brains noticed a large fiber pathway that seemed to be part of the network that processes visual information. He just couldn’t couldn’t find it in any of the modern textbooks.

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‘Probiotics’ for plants boost detox abilities; untreated plants overdose and die

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Scientists using a microbe that occurs naturally in eastern cottonwood trees have boosted the ability of willow and lawn grass to withstand the withering effects of the nasty industrial pollutant phenanthrene.

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