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August 5, 2010

Larry Corey to head Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center board of trustees July 30 announced the selection of Dr.

UW digestive disease doctor to bike with ‘Get Your Guts in Gear’

Dr. Timothy Zisman from UW Gastroenterology will join riders covering 210 miles in Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties to promote

Regional differences found in treating end-stage kidney disease in elderly Americans

Differences were greatest for patients over age 85, and may reflect that physician practice styles vary by region in the United States

August 4, 2010

Gaming for a cure: Computer gamers tackle protein folding

Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems.

August 2, 2010

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study

July 29, 2010

Scientists uncover mechanism behind Salmonella virulence and drug susceptibility

Salmonella can change its production of proteins in a previously unheard of manner to respond to harsh conditions. Evidence exists fo

July 28, 2010

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County

July 27, 2010

Multifunctional nanoparticle enables new type of biological imaging

Combining a nanoparticle’s magnetic and thermal properties virtually eliminates the background noise in medical imaging.

July 26, 2010

Nike’s actions resolve all outstanding issues, UW president says

Nike’s decision to provide $1.5 million to workers in two shuttered factories resolves all issues involving the UW and Nike.

UW professor’s lifetime efforts receive international recognition

Estella Leopold, a University of Washington emeritus professor of biology, has been honored with the International Cosmos Prize.

July 23, 2010

Lesion cerebral traumatica: Una de las principales causas de la muerte sin un campeon

Hace veinte años, el Dr.

July 22, 2010

Ignoring seat belt law costs Montanans $36 million in health care expenses each year


Sam Miller knows that wearing a seatbelt can make a life or death difference.

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.

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UW Medicine backs effort to save lives in schools


“It’s a simple message: AEDs save lives,” said Dr.

UW students win Udall, Boren, Goldwater scholarships

Seven UW students have been chosen for prestigious national scholarships this year.

UW Awarded Five-Year College Assistance Migrant Program grant

The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has received a five-year, $1.

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

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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.

Newsmakers

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.

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