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December 13, 2012

Arts Roundup: Medieval music and ‘Plastics Unwrapped’ at the Burke

News and Information

Medieval chanting in Mary Gates Hall and a major new exhibit on plastics at the Burke Museum come to campus this week.

Massive shifts reshape the health landscape worldwide

News and Information

Giving library pests the cold shoulder

UW Libraries

UW librarians acted quickly to eliminate bedbugs in books last August.

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Dark Ages scourge enlightens modern struggle between man and microbes

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Discoveries reported today help explain how the stealthy agent of Black Death avoids tripping a self-destruct mechanism inside germ-destroying cells.

December 12, 2012

Intracranial pressure monitoring for traumatic brain injury questioned

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Researchers in United States and Latin America re-examine standard of care for severe head injury.

News Digest: Parties go green, share of Race to Top money, Honor: Anna Karlin, Early Entrance info session, Saturday classes for K-8 students and teachers

Going green at holiday parties || Dream Project named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant || Anna Karlin new fellow || Early Entrance info session Jan. 10 || Registration opens Jan. 7 for Saturday classes for K-8 students, teachers

Award recognizes UW oceanographer’s talent for engaging public

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The American Geophysical Union has presented its top prize for engaging the public in science to UW’s John Delaney.

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December 11, 2012

Documents that Changed the World: ‘Robert’s Rules of Order’

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Joe Janes of the UW Information School visits the arcane world of parliamentary procedure in the latest entry to his Documents that Changed the World podcast series.

December 10, 2012

Armbrust shares $35 million to investigate tiniest ocean regulators

News and Information

Oceanographer Ginger Armbrust has received a multi-million dollar award to spend as she wishes on her research into ocean microbes and their role in regulating ocean environments and our atmosphere.

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Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested

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A British philosopher once suggested the possibility that our universe might be a computer simulation run by our descendants. A team of physicists at UW has devised a potential test to see if the idea has merit.

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