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August 19, 2010

There’s a movie being filmed on campus — want to be an extra?

Want to be part of a movie? The independent film Judas Kiss began filming on the UW campus Wednesday, and will keep filming through Sept.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2010 annual conference to be held at UW Sept. 19-21


Universities are at the center of a global health revolution and are leading the way in exciting interdisciplinary partnerships.

Young artists to parade heady summer creations

As a sculptor, Bryan Schoneman likes to work vertically, creating headwear that teeters a couple or even a dozen feet above the wearer.

Deaf, hard-of-hearing students do first test of sign language by cell phone

Editor’s note: Each year the summer academy hosts a premier of the students’ animated short films.

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation launches landmark survey to discover the impact of disease worldwide

With so many products aimed at making people look and feel younger, it might be surprising to learn that not everyone wants to live forever.

Husky football coverage takes over Mondays on UWTV

UWTV and Husky Athletics will televise live press conferences with Husky football coach Steve Sarkisian and team quarterback Jake Locker beginning Monday, Aug.

UW Medicine palliative care program receives funds to care for terminally ill people lacking primary care

UW Medicine’s new program at Harborview Medical Center

A different, greener way of making things — call it ‘humblefacture’

Dominic Muren will go to the U District Farmers Market Aug.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 3 p.

Next issue of ‘University Week’ is Sept. 30

This is the last issue of University Week for summer quarter.

Save the date: Emmert to be feted Sept. 27

The UW community is invited to a special Farewell Celebration for President Mark Emmert, who is leaving to become head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Bellevue’s Taste of Main event Aug. 21 to help children on the Eastside

The second annual Taste of Main will take place from 11 a.

UW Tacoma opens new Student Health Services clinic

For the first time, when UW Tacoma students get a sore throat, discover a weird rash, have questions about living with diabetes or sprain an ankle getting off the bus, they have a place on campus to go for help.

UW Tacoma a top choice for veterans

The UW Tacoma is in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools offering opportunities and support for military veterans, according to the new Military Friendly Schools list released by <A href="http://www.

UW Bothell announces biology as a new degree option

The UW Bothell has announced that the Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved its proposal for a Bachelor of Science degree offering in biology.

15 UW students, alumni selected for Fulbright Scholarships

Fifteen UW alumni and students have been awarded Fulbright U.

Slow-moving ‘earthquake’ under Olympic Peninsula will be well recorded

UW seismologists have begun recording a slow-moving and unfelt seismic event under the Olympic Peninsula, and it promises to be the best-documented such event in the eight years since the regularly occurring phenomena were first discovered.

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BIKING FOR THE BALTICS: The UW’s Baltic Studies Program is $10,000 richer, thanks to a local man of Estonian heritage and a bicycle trip across the country.

UW named one of America’s 20 “coolest” schools by Sierra Magazine

Sierra Magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has named the UW one of the top 20 colleges and universities for its initiatives to operate sustainably and limit its contributions to global warming.

Italy’s foreign minister to deliver address at UW’s Rome Center

Franco Frattini, Italy’s minister of foreign affairs, will deliver an address titled Immigration and the Rights of Immigrant Workers at the UW’s Rome Center, Tuesday, Aug.

Nanoscale DNA sequencing could spur revolution in personal health care

In experiments with potentially broad health care implications, a research team led by a UW physicist has devised a method that works at a very small scale to sequence DNA quickly and relatively inexpensively.

Surf your way to a deep-ocean research expedition

Journey 300 miles off the Washington-Oregon coast and dive nearly a mile deep into the ocean as scientists and 20 students use underwater robots to explore, map and sample methane ice deposits, an underwater volcano and seafloor hot springs spewing water up to 570 degrees F.

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An office in the sky: Crane operator too busy to appreciate the scenery 180 feet up

Imagine going from job to job, yet always having an office with a view.

National Research Council endorses project in which UW is a major player

The National Research Council has endorsed a major telescope project in which the UW is a key player as a priority among science projects to receive federal funding in the next decade.

Mystery Photo

Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.

Of music and the mind: Conference for Music Perception and Cognition at UW this month

What’s the evolutionary purpose behind music? What are the benefits of musical engagement for infants or people with neurological disorders? How does visual information affect the way we hear music?

Scores of the world’s leading scholars and scientists in the area of music cognition and perception will gather at the UW this month to take up these questions and a lot more at the weeklong 11th annual International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition.

Late UW pediatrician Dr. Robert Deisher advocated for street kids and disabled youth

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Report: Math, science teachers tend to earn less than colleagues in Washington state high schools

Despite the fact that Washington’s legislature and governor last session passed a law (House Bill 2621) intending to accelerate the teaching and learning of math and science, the system is hardwired to do the opposite.

Site work brings UW Construction Management interns back to campus

When Holly Nichols graduated from the UW in 2009, she didn’t know she’d be back on campus soon after.

It’s about the kids: Refocusing central school district offices with teaching and learning in mind

When Bonneville, Idaho, school superintendent Charles Shackett instructed his finance director to become the district liaison for two schools and to visit both twice a week, it knocked the director from his comfort zone, to be sure — but it had the desired effect.

State Route 520 to be closed for inspections this weekend, Aug. 20-22

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) maintenance crews will spend this weekend inspecting and making repairs to the aging State Route 520 floating bridge to make sure it will continue to carry traffic safely through winter weather.

U.S. Department of Education award prepares new nurse educators

The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grants are given to reduce the pending national shortage of faculty in nursing schools and

Integrating dance: different bodies, different abilities

Twenty-two dancers converged on the UW Aug.

UW Nurse Camp creates collegiate opportunities for minority and low-income high school students

This summer 24 teens explored nursing as a possible career by learning basic clinical skills and seeing professional options for nurses.

August 17, 2010

Italy’s foreign minister to deliver address at UW’s Rome Center

Franco Frattini, Italy’s minister of foreign affairs, will deliver an address on “Immigration and the Rights of Immigrant Workers”

August 16, 2010

Nanoscale DNA sequencing could spur revolution in personal health care

A new technique works at a very small scale to sequence DNA quickly and relatively inexpensively.

UW named one of America’s 20 “coolest” schools by Sierra Magazine

Sierra Magazine says the UW is a “cool school” for its efforts to stop global warming.

Researchers discover genetic link between immune system, Parkinson’s disease

Researchers discover genetic link between immune system, Parkinson’s disease

August 15, 2010

Genetic alterations common to Kabuki syndrome discovered through streamlined DNA sequencing

Finding stems from a National Human Genome Research Institute-funded effort to identify genes for 20 disorders

August 13, 2010

National Research Council endorses project in which UW is a major player

The National Research Council has endorsed funding for an international telescope project in which the UW is a key player.

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