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October 25, 2012

Faculty Senate chair provides historical perspective on shared governance

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New Faculty Senate chair adds historical perspective to shared governance.

Students win $100K for 3-D printer to turn waste plastic into composting toilets, rainwater harvesting systems

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Three undergraduates won $100,000 to form a company that will work with partners in Oaxaca, Mexico, to build machines that can transform waste plastic into composting toilets and pieces for rainwater harvesting systems.

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October 24, 2012

University of Washington launches research phase of smart grid project

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The University of Washington marked the start of the data-gathering phase of the UW Smart Grid Project with an event featuring Washington’s two US Senators.

SpaceScout app hunts for study spaces, and MyUW goes mobile for students

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SpaceScout, available on the web or as an iPhone app, lets users enter various criteria to find the perfect study space on campus. The tool was developed by UW-IT, which this week also launched a mobile version of MyUW for students.

UW plugs in to ‘smart grid’ regional power use experiment

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October 23, 2012

Scholarly publishing’s gender gap

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News Digest: First “Scientific Lens” talk is Wednesday, libraries mark Open Access Week, Evans school’s Ideas for Action awards, Johnston on sustainability board

Imaging deep-water, extreme environments, Oct. 24, is first in “Scientific Lens” series || UW Libraries events mark Open Access Week || Ideas for Action, Evans School-sponsored project, announces grants || Ruth Johnston on board of sustainability association

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October 22, 2012

Friendship 2.0: Teens’ technology use promotes sense of belonging, identity

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A new study from the University of Washington shows that digital media helps teens reach developmental milestones, but raises questions about whether digital connectedness might hinder the development of an autonomous sense of self.

October 21, 2012

Photo Gallery: Dawg Dash 2012

Furry friends joined fellow Huskies and the UW community in the 27th annual Dawg Dash through the University of Washington Seattle campus on Sunday. Photos by Katherine B. Turner / UW For more photos from the race, check out the Dawg Dash Facebook album.  

October 18, 2012

President Young launches new initiative to lead change in higher education and address major societal issues

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young today announced a new initiative aimed at advancing the university’s teaching, research and service to meet the major challenges of the 21st century. The initiative, called “Tomorrow’s University Today,” will focus on three key areas: leading change in public higher education, addressing critical societal problems like sustainability, health

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