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October 7, 2010

‘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.

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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.

Did you know Radford Court is open to UW employees?

With UW Ethernet, a 24-hour fitness center, on-site day care and playgrounds, a 24-acre park-like atmosphere and other amenities, Radford Court is a pretty nice place to live.

2010 Combined Fund Drive kicks off with Oct. 13 Charity Fair

The UW will kick off its 2010 Combined Fund Drive, the state’s workplace giving campaign, with a Charity Fair from 11 a.

President’s address set for Oct. 12

Interim President Phyllis Wise will give the Annual Address to the University Community from 3:30 to 4:30 p.

Hard evidence for better policymaking: Introducing the Center for Education Data and Research

For Dan Goldhaber, director of the new Center for Education Data and Research, there’s never a Mission Accomplished-style moment in education.

UW and Amgen: Working together to help professionals advance their biotech education

Biotechnology professionals in Seattle have a new option for earning an advanced scientific degree.

UW-built device reveals invisible world teeming with microscopic algae

It just got easier to pinpoint biological hot spots in the world’s oceans where some inhabitants are smaller than, well, a pinpoint.

Open for business: PACCAR Hall to be dedicated Oct. 15

After a decade of planning and two years of construction, PACCAR Hall debuts as the gleaming hub of the Foster School of Business.

UW Photographers Group: New exhibit is all about ‘Doubt’

The UW Photographers Group has a new exhibit called Doubt — and they invite you to take a look and see what the images mean to you.

Two sides to this story: Save paper with double-sided copying

UW leaders are hoping the campus community will be saying “make mine a double” this fall, but not at the coffee counter or the local bar.

UW Tumor Vaccine Group to hold open house Oct. 14

The UW Tumor Vaccine Group is hosting an open house for the public Thursday evening, Oct.

UW Medical Center nurse volunteers to help in Haiti, rallies co-workers, too

Laura Sawin Brown’s experiences caring for earthquake victims convinced others to join her.

UW researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

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Burke Trivia Night.

The return of the Burke Museum’s monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus and museum lovers.

Depression during pregnancy increases risk for preterm birth and low birth weight

Clinical depression puts pregnant women at increased risk of delivering prematurely and of giving birth to below-normal weight infants, according to a report published Oct.

Compagnie Jant-Bi.

Combining movement and music from traditional dance forms with contemporary themes and dynamic physical virtuosity, Jant-Bi takes African dance in captivating new directions.

October 6, 2010

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

Rising temperatures are most obvious in colder climates, but the impact of warming on life could be much greater in the tropics.

October 5, 2010

Media advisory: UW Medicine Tumor Vaccine Group holds open house, lab tours

Media advisory: UW Medicine Tumor Vaccine Group holds open house, lab tours

UW researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

University of Washington researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

UW-built device reveals invisible world teeming with microscopic algae

It just got easier to pinpoint biological hot spots in the world’s oceans where some inhabitants are smaller than, well, a pinpoint.

October 4, 2010

Depression during pregnancy increases risk for preterm birth and low birth weight

Rates of premature birth are even higher among depressed pregnant women living in poverty in America or in developing nations

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

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

Latino Film Festival.

A free screening of No Son Invisivbles (They Aren’t Invisible): Mujeres Mayas & Microfinances as part of the Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Lee Konitz New Quartet.

Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz, performing with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra, Stan Kenton’s Orchestra and the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra (aka Miles Davis Tuba Band).

October 1, 2010

Henry Art Gallery Open House

View the latest exhibits, dance to live sixties soul with The Witness, view a glow-in-the-dark slideshow from Sol Hashemi and more as the Henry kicks off another year of great art and activities.

September 30, 2010

Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients

The procedure is performed through the eye socket, thereby eliminating removal of the top of the skull to reach the brain.

UW leading $7.5 million study of animal flight and aerial vehicles

The Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $7.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

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

UWTV kicks off fall TV season with brand new, original shows

Have you ever seen lightning strike the hood of a Lamborghini? Or wondered what makes Lolcats.

UW leading $7.5 million study of animal flight and aerial vehicles

The Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $7.

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