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June 3, 2010

Student-built blimp finds unique job in Computer Science Building

It started innocently enough, with a forwarded news article.

Mystery Photo

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

What is that glass object? Can you help identify this Lost & Found film?

We’re back to the public opinion lab this week.

Productive partnership: UW’s David Miller and business partner Robert Hull share honor from American Institute of Architects

When Dave Miller was a Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil during the late 1960s, he designed and helped build inexpensive but sturdy houses for the working poor.

‘Renewable Energy Landscapes.’

Solar, wind, and biomass resources are the three leading options for renewable energy production at a scale that will make a difference in the U.

UW Sings.

The University Singers, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Glee Club present a captivating array of sounds in this popular year-end concert.

June 1, 2010

UW moves to new admissions process

The UW is moving to a process whereby admissions decisions are not made until all applications have been received and assessed.

Digital arts BFAs.

The DXARTS program presents the work of 10 graduating seniors graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

May 28, 2010

MFA art at the Henry.

The Henry Art Museum presents the School of Art Master of Fine Arts annual exhibition in the North Galleries.

Composers’ Workshop.

Student composers present original works in an evening of music directed by Joel-Francois Durand.

May 27, 2010

Board of Regents names presidential search committee members

The UW Board of Regents today approved a 17-member Presidential Search and Advisory Committee to find a successor for President Mark Emmert.

Genome comparison tools found to be susceptible to slip-ups

You might call it comparing apples and oranges, but lining up different species’ genomes is common practice in evolutionary research.

UW, tribal partnership to develop Pacific Northwest bioenergy

Biofuels are increasingly popular, but also controversial.

Percussion music, jazz coming from School of Music

World percussion music and jazz are among offerings in coming days from the UW School of Music.

Lunch after the HUB: A host of dining options available

The Husky Student Union has been duly celebrated and will soon shut its doors for a major, two-year remodeling project.

Javid, Pendras to speak at UW Bothell, UW Tacoma commencements

UW Bothell has announced that Mahnaz Aflatooni Javid will speak at its commencement ceremony June 13.

The totem pole is subject of lecture June 1 at the Burke

Art historian Aldona Jonaitis will talk about her book, The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History, at 7 p.

Jazz great Ron Carter to teach, perform at UW May 28

Ron Carter is a Grammy winner and has recorded with such stellar names as Lena Horne, Dexter Gordon, Bill Evans, B.

Notices

Board of Regents

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

Some Montlake Blvd. lanes are closed at night

From now until Tuesday, June 8, Sound Transit’s contractor will be performing storm drainage work across Montlake Blvd (see map for details).

Medal of Honor dedication to be shown on UWTV Memorial Day Weekend

The UW can proudly claim eight Congressional Medal of Honor recipients as Huskies.

Board of Regents names presidential search committee members

The UW Board of Regents today approved a 17-member Presidential Search and Advisory Committee to find a successor for President Mark Emmert.

Unexpected decline in newborn mortality drives child deaths below 8 million

Worldwide mortality in children younger than 5 years has dropped from 11.

UW Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity receives $2.2 million grant



The UW Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) program has received a four-year, $2.

Weird orbits of neighbors can make ‘habitable’ planets not so habitable

Astronomers hunting for planets orbiting nearby stars similar to the sun are looking for signs of rocky, Earth-like planets in a “habitable” zone, where conditions such as temperature and liquid water remain stable enough to support life.

Disability studies students to present work at Allen Library June 1

Students in Pat Brown’s Disability Law, Policy & the Community class will present the results of their quarter-long studies of public disability policy from 9:30 to 11:30 a.

UW names Lisa Graumlich first dean of College of the Environment

A scientist known internationally for research on climate and ecosystems — and who has a track record of getting wide-ranging groups of experts to focus on environmental issues — has been named the inaugural dean of the UW’s College of the Environment, now in its first academic year.

Longtime UW climate researcher is new Washington state climatologist

Nick Bond has been doing climate research at the UW since 1990, but he wants to learn even more about climate and its history in Washington state.

School of Music vocal groups perform June 1, 3

The end of the school year is bringing vocal offerings from the UW School of Music.

Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences launches new initiative

On May 24, the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences launched a multi-year, multimillion-dollar initiative that will develop insights into how children learn.

Ultraviolet radiation not culprit killing amphibians, research shows

In nature, ultraviolet radiation from sunlight is not the amphibian killer scientists once suspected.

Health care debate.

The UW chapters of the Young Americans for Liberty and the Federalist Society host a health reform debate between Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, and UW School of Law Professor Stewart Jay.

UW panel to discuss autism and childhood vaccinations June 1

The speakers include the UW Autism Center director, a UW family physician, and the head of autism services at Seattle Children’s.

Mystery Photo

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

Brechemin Piano Series.

UW music students perform works for piano.

It’s about Denny Hall, sort of: Help identify this week’s Lost & Found Film

Editor’s Note: The UW Audio Visual Services Materials Library has more than 1,200 reels of film from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, documenting life at the University through telecourses, commercial films and original productions.

Flexible approach to anxiety treatment may result in better symptom relief

People with anxiety disorders showed a greater relief of symptoms and a better ability to function when their primary-care physicians used a flexible approach to treatment, according to a UW-led study.

Band, choirs unite for concert

The UW Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and choirs team for a concert titled Ruah: Wind and Spirit.

May 26, 2010

Genome comparison tools found to be susceptible to slip-ups

You might call it comparing apples and oranges, but lining up different species’ genomes is common practice in evolutionary research.

Longtime UW climate researcher is new Washington state climatologist

Nick Bond, senior meteorologist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, will take over climatologist role.

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