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October 14, 2010

University District Food Bank, a CFD choice: ‘It feels good to help others’

Editor’s note: Through the 2010 Combined Fund Drive campaign, University Week will spotlight agencies that receive CFD funds and members of the UW community who volunteer for such organizations.

Three extraordinary talents comprise the Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio, playing Meany Hall Oct. 20

Three virtuoso members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center are playing together in a concert presented by the UW World Series.

Life of Florence James — once of the UW — dramatized in ‘McCarthy and the Old Woman’

When Rita Deverell was a 26-year-old actress, she met someone she thought of as “a harmless elderly woman.

Treating the paradox of paradoxical vocal fold motion

Sometimes in her work at the UW, Julie Dunlap puts on her shorts and running shoes.

When in Rome: Study-abroad students increase alcohol intake

For American students, spending a semester or two studying in a foreign country means the opportunity to improve foreign language skills and become immersed in a different culture.

Gateway to Chile garden’s opening celebration Oct. 17

Sunday, Oct.

How did humans live 12,000 years ago? Find out at Ice Age Archaeology Day

The Burke Museum presents a day of exhibits and talks on what life was like during the coldest time the state has ever known – the last Ice Age.

Service Learning Resource Center launches website created by Information School students

The problem: Plenty of UW Health Sciences students were willing to volunteer for service learning projects and plenty of projects needed their help, but there was no central clearinghouse, no place where the two groups could connect.

Presidential search committee seeks input from community

What leadership qualities should the next permanent UW president have? The Presidential Search Advisory Committee is welcoming input from the UW community and friends of the University in the search process in a series of public discussions in coming weeks.

Flu shot clinics.

Seasonal flu shot clinics for UW faculty and staff.

Why I chose UW Medicine: Convenient locations and the best providers — our UW colleagues

UW Medicine comprises seven entities with a single mission of improving health, both locally and globally.

Get ready for the flu season


A Conversation With Steve Ballmer

Joint the Computer Science and Engineering department for A Conversation with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.

October 13, 2010

Inside the gulf crisis.

How many barrels of oil per day were spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after the BP disaster? Desperate for an accurate assessment, the federal government pulled together a high-stakes task force that included two UW Engineering faculty members — James Riley and Alberto Aliseda.

October 12, 2010

Forget the Coppertone: Water fleas in mountain ponds can handle UV rays

Water fleas from clear-water alpine ponds are better able to withstand UV radiation than those in murkier ponds nearby.

Fact Sheet: New buoy designed to gather information in changing Arctic

A new buoy designed to collect information in ice floes and open ocean is being air dropped today into the Arctic Ocean today.

UW Part of Team to Transform African Medical Education; Funding Part of $130m Investment by U.S. Government to Increase Health Care Workers

The University of Washington will be teaming up with the University of Nairobi as part of a massive effort to transform African medical education and dramatically increase the number of health care workers.

Flu shot clinics.

Seasonal flu shot clinics for UW faculty and staff.

October 11, 2010

When in Rome: Study-abroad students increase alcohol intake

When in Rome: Study-abroad students increase alcohol intake

October 8, 2010

UW Reads the Constitution.

Listen to all or part of the U.

October 7, 2010

UW Medicine brand launch helps inform the public on health system

UW Medicine launched its new marketing and messaging campaign with a special event for its leadership team at Meany Hall on Sept.

Hear what makes for good acoustics at Oct. 11 Northwest Voice Foundation meeting

The meeting at UW Eagleson Hall is open to all persons interested in voice

Slade Gorton and Bill Gates Sr. to debate income tax initiative at UWT

UW Regent Bill Gates Sr.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

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

UW Faculty who have been Visiting Faculty at the University of Bergen and the University of Trondheim, 1979-2010

Pierre Welander, Oceanography, 1979-80


University of Bergen and University of Trondheim Faculty who have been Visiting Faculty at the UW, 1979-2010

Asbjorn Aarseth, Comparative Literature, 1979-80

Dangfish Aarskog, Pediatrics, 1980-81

Rolf Eide, Psychology, 1980-81

Rolf Manne, Chemistry, 1981-82

Lorentz Irgens, Epidemiology, 1982-83; 1993-94

Anne Bjorg Tveit, Dentistry, 1982-83

Orm Overland, English, 1983-84; 1992-93; 2001

Alf Grannes, Slavic Languages & Literature, 1983-84

Alex Haerem, Law, 1983-84

Jan Mossin, Finance, 1983-84

Knut K.

New grants keep UW at top of schools receiving Title VI funding

Grants totaling $17.

Mystery Photo

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

Workshop to address complicated issue of long-term care insurance

Health care reform may address a variety of current problems, but one that it scarcely touches is long-term care.

‘Living Voters Guide’ invites Washington voters to hash out ballot initiatives

Voters across the country are entering the season of ballot measures.

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity welcomes UW State GEAR UP Project

The UW State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) has joined the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange has announced.

Illustrious career brings singular honors for Mike Wallace

For more than 40 years, John “Mike” Wallace has been a fixture at the UW.

Etc: Campus news & notes


Gulf oil spill, London Olympics, driver distraction to be featured in College of Engineering fall lectures

Over the next few weeks, the College of Engineering’s popular fall lectures will take a more technical look at some of the topics currently in the news.

The UW Club, past, present and future: ‘It’s about relationships’

Talking over coffee with the current and former managers of the University of Washington Club, hearing stories and stealing glances at the splendid view, you really get a feel for the club’s past and the personalities who brightened it over the decades — as well as its possibilities for the future.

Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients

Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle and at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine have determined that transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) is a safe, effective option for treating a variety of advanced brain diseases and traumatic injuries.

Greatest warming is in the north, but biggest impact on life is in the tropics

In recent decades, documented biological changes in the far Northern Hemisphere — from species extinctions to shifting geographic ranges — have been attributed to global warming.

Tickets available for School of Drama’s new season

Season tickets are now on sale for the UW School of Drama’s lineup of plays.

Study: Teacher turnover is a disadvantaged school problem, not a charter school problem

A new study from the National Charter School Research Project at the UW’s Center on Reinventing Public Education may quiet some fears that charter schools are particularly susceptible to teacher turnover.

Bauhaus comes to our house: Chamber Dance Company takes on dances of the 1920s, 1930s in upcoming concert

Debra McCall was walking up New York City’s 42nd Street one day when she happened upon a film festival at City University of New York.

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