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February 7, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music old and new, drumming and percussion — and the Burke’s Artifact ID Day

News and Information

The School of Music leads this crowded week, from baroque to modern, percussion to a combined band concert. Plus, Taiko drummers visit, the Henry Art Gallery has its annual gala and the Burke Museum holds its popular annual Artifact ID Day

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February 6, 2013

UW president calls Jewell selection ‘an inspired choice’

“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Michael K. Young.

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New director named for Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

School Of Public Health

Pediatrician Tao Kwan-Gett will head a center that provides training, research, evaluation and communication services to public health organizations across six states.

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

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Atmospheric scientists are using pressure readings from some new smartphones and tablet computers to improve short-term thunderstorm forecasts. A weather station in every pocket would offer an unprecedented wealth of data.

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UW regent, REI head Jewell named to Interior post

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February 5, 2013

UW is first again for Peace Corps volunteers, joined by WWU and Gonzaga

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The University of Washington is No. 1 again among large universities (more than 10,000 students) for alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps.

Rogelio Riojas to receive UW’s 2013 Odegaard Award

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award.

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Scholars urge Supreme Court to keep Voting Rights Act provisions ensuring equal access

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Political science and law scholars from the UW and elsewhere file a brief saying the Supreme Court should fully uphold the Voting Rights Act in a case out of Shelby County, Alabama.

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February 4, 2013

Ralina Joseph studies multiraciality in new book ‘Transcending Blackness’

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Ralina Joseph, UW associate professor of communications, discusses her book, “Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial.”

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News Digest: Testing school-student computerized lessons, ‘Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis’ forum tonight

Grade school, junior high students sought for study of computerized lessons || Public Health co-hosts “Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis” tonight

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