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July 1, 2010

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

Robotic cars attracted attention last decade with a 100-mile driverless <A href="http://en.

June 28, 2010

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

Dr. Howard Frumkin, special assistant at the Centers for Disease Control, has been selected as dean of the UW’s School of Public Health

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

Frances J. Youn, a second-year MBA student, has been selected as the student representative on the University of Washington Board of Regents

June 26, 2010

Bothell Arts Festival

The 2010 Live ARTS Bothell festival will be held at the campus of UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College.

June 25, 2010

All ages enjoy free brainy activities at “Neuroscience for Kids” website

Kids can exercise their minds this summer by learning about the brain.

June 24, 2010

Industry fishing for profits, not predators

People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators, according to global catch and economic data since the 50s.

Industry fishing for profits, not predators

People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators, according to the first-ever analysis of worldwide catch and economic data for the past 55 years.

Autism linked to excess of duplicated and deleted DNA sequences

A multi-institutional study of 1,000 people with autism found that their genomes had more duplicates and deletions of DNA sequences when compared with the genomes of 1,300 controls without the disorder.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

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

Virus infection may trigger unusual immune cells to attack the brain and spinal cord in multiple sclerosis

A virus infection can incite the body to attack its own nerve tissue by activating rare, disease-fighting cells with receptors for both viral and nerve proteins.

Scientists discover spikes of nutrients fueling mid-ocean plankton

Food’s great.

Public invited to Wednesday Evenings at the Genome

Attend this free July lecture series to learn about exciting advances in genetic research.


TRUTH IN MARKETING: A recent article in Bloomberg’s Businessweek says there’s a “quiet revolution” going on in U.

Accident brings new beginning for talented staffer

Alex MacKenzie’s lucky streak began when she was hit by car.

Off-campus uses for Husky Card end Aug. 1

After Aug.

Two Housing & Food Services administrators presenting at ‘sustainability institute’ on campus

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is holding its three-day Institute on Sustainability on campus just now, and two representatives of Housing & Food Services will give presentations on sustainability successes here at the UW.

School of Dentistry honors two outstanding teachers

Dr. Ahmad

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CHAMPION CUBICLES: Two UW staffers are among those whose office cubicles have been featured in a recent series in the Seattle Times.

UW team wins $1.2 million to radically reduce hospital energy use


School of Dentistry opens Advanced Technology Center

The ATC will let students work with state-of-the-art clinical equipment while treating patients.

Mystery Photo

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

Marriage, home and baby iPad for UW resident

UW medical resident Dr.

YouTube goes gaga over iSchool grad’s video

We’ve come a long way from Marian the librarian.

It’s an all-you-can-eat summer at 8 @ McMahon restaurants

In an effort to steer the campus community toward its other restaurants when the HUB closes, UW Housing & Food Services is offering an “all you can eat” lunch option for $6.

U-PASS and Zipcar expand service to students ages 18 and older

For the first time, U-PASS members at the UW who are between 18 and 20 years old can join Zipcar and take advantage of Zipcar discount memberships through U-PASS.

Washington Sea Grant launches WOW, a new website brimming with educational resources

On June 8, World Oceans Day, Washington Sea Grant launched Washington on Water (WOW), a new website to help teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade zero in on marine education resources available statewide.

Growing five sprouthouses: UW students design and build greenhouses as part of redevelopment in Twisp

So you have an old U.

Study seeks adult smokers for free online smoking-cessation program

A new online study to help people quit smoking is being launched at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Advocacy through the lens

As a public health student, performing artist Michaela Leslie-Rule filmed the views of Tanzanian women on intimate partner violence and gen

Largest ever interprofessional training event for health sciences students a success

According to a 2007 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, teamwork breakdowns, such as lack of supervision and patient hand-off problems, account for 70 percent of errors by medical trainees.

Visions of the natural world: Award-winning conservation photography at the Burke

Andrew Whiteman is looking at a photograph of Japanese macaque monkeys languishing comfortably in steaming hot pools.

Reading at El Centro de la Raza.

This special reading features Paul Martinez Pompa, reading from his first full-length collection of poetry, My Kill Adore Him; and Aaron Michael Morales, reading from his first novel, Drowning Tuscon.

June 23, 2010

Scientists discover spikes of nutrients fueling mid-ocean plankton

Scientists learn about plankton growth in the mid-ocean, which accounts for a fifth of the CO2 taken from the atmosphere by world’s plants.

June 19, 2010

UW team wins $1.3 million to radically reduce hospital energy use

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has announced that University of Washington researchers, with the architectural firm NBBJ, will receive a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to extend nationally a model that reduces hospital energy use by 60 percent. The work of the UW team reflects a fundamental game change. Once upon a time, it…

UW team wins $1.3 million to radically reduce hospital energy use

The goal is to reduce consumption in health facilities across the country.

International Conservation Photograhy Awards.

Opening reception for the Burke Museum’s latest exhibit, the International Conservation Photography Awards.

June 17, 2010

About Alzheimer’s.

Laura Baker, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UW Medical School, speaks on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: First Signs and Beyond.

June 14, 2010

UW Medicine researchers receive $12.6 million grant to fund work in stem cells, cardiovascular repair

A group of researchers led by Dr.

June 12, 2010


The UW’s 135th Commencement.

June 10, 2010

Grand reopening of “Husky Central” downtown tomorrow

A new one-stop location downtown for “everything Husky” is set to open June 11.

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