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July 22, 2010

UW Bothell Nursing Program wins grant to expand program, increase diversity

The UW Bothell Nursing Program received a grant of $25,000 from the 2010 Johnson and Johnson “Promise of Nursing for Washington” Program.

TVW and UWTV forge a closer partnership

TVW, Washington’s public affairs network, and UWTV, the television station for the UW, have announced that UWTV, using its satellite uplink facilities on the Seattle campus, will also send TVW’s signal out to cable systems in all areas of the state.

Mary Lidstrom named interim provost, succeeding Phyllis Wise

Interim president-designate Phyllis Wise has named Mary Lidstrom to be interim provost, filling the position Wise will leave when she becomes interim president in the fall.

That was then—this is again: Photos show UW Tacoma’s past, present

In 1979, well before UW Tacoma was born, photographer Stephen Cysewski took hundreds of photos in Tacoma’s Warehouse District.

Summer Shuffle: A book sale and swap at the Henry July 24

The Henry Art Gallery will hold a summer book sale featuring exhibit catalogs, artist biographies, art history and theory texts and more from 11 a.

Subway to open at By George July 26

The sandwiches are back, though in a different location.

Scandinavian scholar one of 12 to get Google grant seeking to transform literary scholarship

A UW doctoral candidate is participating in a history-making research effort that unites the worlds of technology and the humanities.

UW School of Dentistry deanwins international research award


Donation leads to database, exhibit and book — all honoring the contribution of immigrants from South Asia

Call it a gift that just keeps giving, from a caring librarian.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

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

Etc.: Campus news & notes

TOP TWENTY: The UW is among the Top 20 large (more than 10,000 students) colleges and universities sending graduates to the Teach for America Program.


SUMMER READING FOR SCIENTISTS: The Washington Post asked a number of scientists what they’ll be reading for fun this summer, and David Montgomery, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, was among those whose suggestions were included.

UW’s annual economic impact on Washington is $9.1 billion

A new study concludes that the total economic impact created within the state by the University of Washington is $9.

Mystery Photo

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

Improving productivity could deliver ‘new money’ for public schools

Given the bleak outlook for financing public education, schools face a grim future of struggles amid static — or worse — declining resources.

Planning some catering? Learn about diverse caterers at Aug. 11 Business Diversity Connections event

If you are among those campus people who sometimes plan events involving food, you might want to check out the UW Business Diversity Connections Catering Event, from noon to 1:30 p.

More than just pre-college orientation — it’s an Outdoor Adventure

When you’re harnessed to safety ropes and walking across a log dozens of feet in the air, you had better trust the folks who are spotting you from below.

Life narratives unfold with Harborview writer-in-residence

Patients navigated difficult times by writing and storytelling, guided by author Wendy Call.

July 15, 2010

University of Washington names Lidstrom interim provost

The UW has named Mary Lidstrom, UW vice provost for research, to be interim provost.

UW Medical Center ranks 12th in U.S. News Media Group’s 2010 edition of America’s Best Hospitals

University of Washington Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s top hospitals in U.

July 14, 2010

UW’s annual economic impact on Washington is $9.1 billion

For every dollar the state invests in the University of Washington over $22 is added to the state’s economy

UW’s annual economic impact on Washington is $9.1 billion

A new study concludes that the total economic impact created within the state by the University of Washington is $9.1 billion annually.

July 12, 2010

State’s most sophisticated buoy to sample for acidification, oxygen-starved waters

The most sophisticated array of instruments ever put in Washington waters will be deployed on a buoy and Seaglider this week off the coast.

July 8, 2010

UW Board of Regents Names Provost Phyllis Wise as Interim President

The UW Board of Regents at a special public meeting today voted to appoint Phyllis M.

UW Board of Regents Names Provost Phyllis Wise as Interim President

The UW Board of Regents voted to appoint Phyllis Wise as interim president

Media advisory: Ocean acidification findings for Puget Sound to be announced

WHAT: Learn where Puget Sound waters have particularly low pH values compared to what is normal for ocean waters and what proportion is probably the result of man-made carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Traumatic brain injury: A leading cause of death without a champion

Twenty years ago, Dr.

New medical interns express enthusiasm, get pointers from veterans

Drink coffee.

Dr. Mark Drangsholt named chair of oral medicine at School of Dentistry

Drangsholt has experience in office and hospital dentistry and in public health, and is active in the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Official Notices

The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at noon Thursday, July 8, and a regular public meeting at 3 p.

Memorial planned for Stuart Scheingold, UW scholar of socio-legal studies

A memorial service will be held at the UW in October for Stuart A.

Mystery Photo

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

Dr. Howard Frumkin, special assistant at CDC, selected as dean of UW School of Public Health


Frances J. Youn selected as student representative on Board of Regents

Frances J.

Thermal-powered, insectlike robot crawls into microrobot contenders’ ring

Robotic cars attracted attention last decade with a 100-mile driverless race across the desert competing for a $1 million prize put up by the U.

Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics & Astronautics appoint new chairs

The UW departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics & Astronautics have appointed new chairs.

TransNow TransLab a New Hub for UW Transportation Research

Buckle up.

STAR Program recruits underrepresented students to medical research

The Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) Program recently received a five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Making clouds brighter: Could geoengineering slow climate warming?

Throughout history, natural events such as volcanic eruptions have periodically spewed tiny particles, called aerosols, into the atmosphere and cooled the Earth’s climate by reflecting sunlight back into space.

Parents need orientation, too — and every summer, First Year Programs provides it

Summer is orientation season at the University.

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