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November 9, 2010
Carpe Diem String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 as part of the World Series at Meany Hall. The quartet-in-residence at Ohio Wesleyan University, the group is known as one of the most versatile ensembles of its generation and is committed to bringing new audiences to chamber music.
UW undergraduate students will travel to Africa to test an ultrasound system aimed at lowering childbirth-related mortality, which kills an estimated 1,000 women each day, almost entirely in the developing world.
The acoustics of Meany Hall are splendid, so when musicians play, the audience hears everything beautifully. But sight lines can be a more difficult matter — especially when a pianist performs. Problem solved. New video screens recently installed at Meany will give audiences an up-close look at the pianists’ fingering as they play.
Night Catches Us, a new film about the Black Panthers that was produced by UW graduate Ron Simons, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Cinebarre theater in Mountlake Terrace. The screening will raise money for the UW School of Drama Career Entry Endowment Fund.
Students from the UW Voice Division will perform a fully-staged production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel Nov. 17, 19 and 21 in Meany Hall. Musical accompaniment is by the University Symphony, conducted by Jonathan Pasternack, and the production is directed by Thomas Harper.
Pediatric anesthesiology fellow Dr. Katherine Keech describes the family-centered care at UW Medicine during her pregnancy, the birth of her twins and their NICU stay. New dad Dr. John Keech is a UW surgery resident.
On Nancy Hertzog’s first day of teaching, one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished. She isn’t likely to have that experience here, as she brings her 30 years of experience to lead the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars.
A brief questionnaire commonly used with adults is shown to be a suitable depression screening tool for teenagers, too.
The Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, lauded UW Medicine for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.
Kimball was honored for fostering high standards of professionalism in medical practice and in physician training, and for his commitment to social justice and patient welfare.
Bothell principal preparation program is designed to accommodate busy teachers who have the ambition to become principals.
People kept asking to record Dance Professor Jennifer Salk’s presentations about anatomy for dancers. So she made her own DVD, containing eight lessons.
Heather Krasna writes about discovering secure and meaningful jobs.
Charles Johnson, the National Book Award winner and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who retired from teaching at the UW a year ago, will give a free lecture Nov. 19. Reservations are recommended.
For more information Meet the Mammals is included with museum admission and is free for Burke members. Learn more online at www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum invites the public to see, touch, and learn about the museum’s extraordinary collection of mammals at the annual Meet the Mammals family day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,…
The Professional Staff Organization has announced a new award to highlight the good work done by its members on campus. Two of the new ProStaff Awards will be given out twice a year — in fall and spring — and nominations are now open.
Dr. Keith Jerome is looking to prevent the AIDS virus from taking hold, and Dr. Pradpsinh Rathod is testing ways to keep malaria parasites from becoming drug resistant.
The Washington State Pharmacy Assocaition honored Don Downing and Joy Plein for their pioneering work and community service.
A team of University of Washington undergraduate students were among 65 research groups that today learned they had won one of the <A href="http://www.
November 8, 2010
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When it comes to the Combined Fund Drive, you could just ask people for money, or you could invite them to a carnival, a spaghetti feed, a coin toss or other event where theyd have fun while they give.
On Nov. 8, 1910, the state granted women the right to vote. The centennial of that landmark was celebrated at the UW and across the state.
The decades-long tradition of salmon returning to campus each fall is ending because of new directions in fisheries research and budget cuts.
University of Washington researchers are using tiny sea creatures called foraminifera to help diagnose the health of Puget Sound.
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.
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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.
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