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October 28, 2010
This fall, UW community members can easily access three educational videos produced by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety: Shots Fired, Flashpoint, and Silent Storm on the UW SafeCampus <A href="https://www.
For its fall meeting, the UW Professional Staff Association will offer a talk by Margaret Shepherd, UW director of state relations.
What’s the mechanism that makes a political video go viral? What causes a video clip to spread from a few people to millions, sometimes in a matter of hours? Is it a top-down process led by elite gatekeepers or bottoms up, driven by people at the grass roots? And how do blogs affect the life cycle of a viral video?
Common wisdom might suggest that a posse of political blogs triggers virality, but research from the UW indicates it often springs from just two elite blogs followed by top general interest outlets that aren’t considered political.
Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.
Editor’s note: Through the 2010 Combined Fund Drive campaign, University Week will spotlight agencies that receive CFD funds and members of the UW community who volunteer for such organizations.
More indoor exercise, the start of fall, all signs point to the fourth annual Pac-10 Fitness Challenge.
An hour-long documentary written, produced and filmed by UW Tacoma faculty, staff and students, lays out the case: To clean up Puget Sound, start with the watersheds.
The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform as part of the World Dance Series at Meany Hall Nov.
Audrey Osler, professor of education at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, will speak on Students’ Perspectives on Schooling from 11 a.
Craig Sheppard will perform works by Johannes Brahms and the composer’s friend and mentor, Robert Schumann, in a concert titled Mostly Brahms at 7:30 p.
Ultrasound, best known by many for snapping pictures of babies before they are born, could soon be a way to spot cancerous cells before a tumor develops, precisely monitor how a person responds to treatment, or deliver genetic therapies to their targets.
The sweet smell of fresh laundry may contain a sour note.
Pssst …wanna score some primo software for nothing, or next to nothing? And how about a fully-equipped computer for the price of latte a day?
You don’t have to arrange for a clandestine meeting near the back of a truck in a dark alley.
Researchers at the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics at the UW seek King County men and women to participate in a study on suicide intervention.
The Office of Admissions will hold a college planning evening exclusively for UW staff, faculty and their high school children from 6 to 8 p.
All things entrepreneurial will be in the spotlight at the Foster School of Business Nov.
Students of Carole Terry, professor of organ and harpsichord in the School of Music, will play spooky classics and selected not-as-spooky Broadway show tunes on the UW’s Littlefield Organ in a special Halloween concert at 7:30 p.
School of Music students will perform new music selections in the Contemporary Group concert and pianist Alan Chow will give a guest recital, both on Thursday, Nov.
The UW has thousands of class sections filling hundreds of rooms every day, all quarter, all year.
Carol Crowell first saw Cosette in the University Week Classifieds.
For the first time, scientists have discovered that a poorly understood class of RNA produced in a mammal’s cells during a respiratory virus attack may affect the outcome of the infection.
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October 27, 2010
These techniques spot minute variations linked to evolution, diversity and brain development
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there will be a walk to remember six members of the campus community who lost their lives to domestic violence.
October 26, 2010
The sweet smell of fresh laundry may contain a sour note.
October 25, 2010
Long, non-protein-coding RNAs may help regulate innate immunity
Researchers at the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington seek King County men and women to participate in a study on suicide intervention.
October 24, 2010
When he was 17, the late Sam Kelly met Paul Robeson, who asked him, “What are you doing for the race?” That question inspired Kelly to devote his life to helping others.
October 21, 2010
A University of Washington Medical Center patient is the world’s first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere’s disease.
Want to help make a green campus even greener? Volunteers are needed to help plant 15 to 20 Deodar Cedar trees at the north end of the E-1 parking lot between 10 a.
President Barack Obama addressed — and delighted — a packed, purple house of Huskies at Hec Edmondson Pavilion today, part of a whistlestop-style tour to get out the Democratic vote, especially for Sen.
The UW School of Law will have a community gathering to celebrate the life of Paul Steven Miller, the Henry M.
University of Washington researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder
Two elite blogs often post the most interesting political videos which are then picked up by top general-interest blogs
Florence Bean James Lives! James (1892-1988) co-founded and led the legendary Seattle Repertory Playhouse, housed in the present-day Jones Playhouse, and was a political activist, gifted speaker, and inspiration for countless theatre artists and audiences in Seattle.
Prescription opiate use and misuse has received considerable national attention because of the growing number of deaths associated with prescription pain killers, a blackmarket in pills, and the rise in drug-seeking and addiction rates.
President Barack Obama will speak at rally being held at noon Thursday, Oct.
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