The latest news from the UW
November 8, 2010
In “Profit of Education,” UW economics Professor Dick Startz says America’s public school system can be fixed if we raise teacher salaries 40 percent, which would pay for itself nine times over.
See some amazing video of army ants at work, including one in which they bring down prey many times larger than themselves.
James J. Clauss, director of the Honors Program, has been named associate dean in Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Part of his new role is to expand awareness of the program across the UW.
Students need assignments that help with basic tasks such as formulating an inquiry and comparing sources.
November 6, 2010
The Elisabeth C.
November 5, 2010
The School of Art design graduate program hosts an open house.
November 4, 2010
UW Medical Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday, November 3, for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.
Step into Allen Library South’s ground floor and you’ll see a colorful room with furniture not typical in a library.
Founded in 1926, it’s the oldest and perhaps most celebrated dance company in America.
How does consumer confusion arise from incomplete and unbalanced health news reporting? Longtime news media commentator Gary Schwitzer promises to explain.
Alarming news reports and journal articles in recent years about fisheries facing ruin the world over has led to calls to curtail, or more drastically, to completely cease harvesting fish from coastal and ocean waters.
The pieces hanging on the new Research Commons’ walls might at first seem to be modern art.
Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.
From low oxygen levels in areas of Hood Canal to pollution in Elliott and Commencement bays, scientists have documented some serious environmental issues in Puget Sound, whose shores are home to more than 3 million Western Washington residents.
The Professional Staff Organization has announced a new award to highlight the good work done by its members on campus.
Board of Regents
The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 2 p.
You want more great teachers, the kind that demonstrably raise student achievement, the kind students remember years after finishing school?
According to a new book by Dick Startz, UW economics professor, that will cost about $90 billion a year.
By Andrew Krueger
Foster School of Business
People expect leadership to be mostly about the leader, but is it also about the followers? Is context a key driver behind star performers? Why do some outstanding performers fail when the situation changes?
These are but a few of the questions that will be explored in Fostering Leadership, a collaborative undertaking by UWTV and the Foster School of Business, which premiered October 27.
The installation of the bronze W in the median of Memorial Way a few weeks ago brought the relocation of another UW landmark — the rock on which is a plaque that lists the names of men from the UW community who died in World War I.
From Friday, Nov.
IN THE CLOUDS: The American Meteorological Society has named Robert Wood, a UW associate professor of atmospheric sciences, the winner of the Henry G.
Is the era of affordable and reliable energy coming to a close? Assuming that our current path is unsustainable, what will replace our energy sources, and what is the role of private enterprise in exploring and producing alternatives?
“Social Responsibility in the Energy Sector,” a panel discussion, will bring three industry leaders together to discuss social responsibility and the road to new energy.
Want to help local high school students achieve the dream of getting into college? You can, by joining the Dream Project on Nov.
What do macaques, parasites and a piece of plastic poop have in common? They’re all used by Randy Kyes, director of the UW Center for Global Field Study, to demonstrate the significance of biodiversity on health.
Staffers in the Benefits Office really threw their money around on Oct.
New directions in fisheries research, along with budget cuts, led the UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences faculty to decide to discontinue the research salmon run created some 60 years ago at the campus.
Sean O’Donnell, UW psychology professor who studies social insects in the tropics, served as a biology consultant for the new television documentary Great Migrations by the National Geographic Channel.
Members of the UW community are increasingly expressing themselves in blogs about their interests or professional matters.
Two UW scientists with bold new ideas for treating infectious diseases rampant in developing nations are among the latest recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Exploration Grants.
The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) recently announced its 2010 award winners.
Two UW School of Dentistry alumni are featured in a new exhibit about African-American health care professionals.
November 3, 2010
UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence
Univ. of Washington economics Professor Dick Startz says raise salaries 40 pecent, an increase that can pay for itself nine times over.
November 2, 2010
Learn more about the medical and dental plans offered to UW employees.
November 1, 2010
Ultrasound could soon be a way for spotting cancerous cells before a tumor develops, precisely monitoring how a person responds to treatment or delivering genetic therapies.
Researchers are using tiny creatures called foraminifera to diagnose the health of Puget Sound.
October 31, 2010
New directions in fisheries research, along with budget cuts, led the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences faculty to decide to discontinue the research salmon run created some 60 years ago at the campus.« Previous Page Next Page »