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July 22, 2010

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.

July 8, 2010

UW Board of Regents Names Provost Phyllis Wise as Interim President

The UW Board of Regents at a special public meeting today voted to appoint Phyllis M.

UW Board of Regents Names Provost Phyllis Wise as Interim President

The UW Board of Regents voted to appoint Phyllis Wise as interim president

Media advisory: Ocean acidification findings for Puget Sound to be announced

WHAT: Learn where Puget Sound waters have particularly low pH values compared to what is normal for ocean waters and what proportion is probably the result of man-made carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Traumatic brain injury: A leading cause of death without a champion

Twenty years ago, Dr.

New medical interns express enthusiasm, get pointers from veterans

Drink coffee.

Dr. Mark Drangsholt named chair of oral medicine at School of Dentistry

Drangsholt has experience in office and hospital dentistry and in public health, and is active in the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Official Notices

The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at noon Thursday, July 8, and a regular public meeting at 3 p.

Memorial planned for Stuart Scheingold, UW scholar of socio-legal studies

A memorial service will be held at the UW in October for Stuart A.

Mystery Photo

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

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

Dr.

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

Frances J.

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


Robotic cars attracted attention last decade with a 100-mile driverless race across the desert competing for a $1 million prize put up by the U.

Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics & Astronautics appoint new chairs

The UW departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics & Astronautics have appointed new chairs.

TransNow TransLab a New Hub for UW Transportation Research

Buckle up.

STAR Program recruits underrepresented students to medical research

The Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) Program recently received a five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Making clouds brighter: Could geoengineering slow climate warming?

Throughout history, natural events such as volcanic eruptions have periodically spewed tiny particles, called aerosols, into the atmosphere and cooled the Earth’s climate by reflecting sunlight back into space.

Parents need orientation, too — and every summer, First Year Programs provides it

Summer is orientation season at the University.

It’s a seven-day work week for staffer with delicious side business

It’s a good thing Roz Edison loves her work, because she does it seven days a week.

University Book Store branch opens in Odegaard Undergraduate Library

For years, the University Book Store maintained a presence in the HUB, filling the book, clerical, supply and other needs of students, faculty and staff.

How to create true democracy in Albania? From within, led by the people, UW prof writes

Ted Kaltsounis knew his professional future lay in America when a Greek education official jokingly threatened to pitch him out a seventh-story window if he didn’t take the rare opportunity to live and work in the States.

Henry’s ‘Sonic Noon’ concert series starts — next performances are Aug. 5, Sept. 2

The Henry Gallery kicked off its annual Sonic Noon concert series July 1 with Ethel’s Effel, a trio composed of Ivan Arteaga, saxophone; Natalie Hall, cello; and Abbey Blackwell, bass.

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

Kids — parents and teachers, too — can keep their minds agile this summer by learning about the brain.

Report highlights strengths, challenges of charter school management organizations

Nonprofit organizations that manage many of the nation’s public charter schools are innovating new practices but also face challenges in extending their reach and will need public funding or long-term philanthropy to succeed, according to an interim report released June 28 from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) and Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan research firm.

Button, button, who’s got the button slogan?

The UW Alumni Association has teamed with University Book Store to sponsor a contest for team-specific slogans that will go on buttons to be given away to Husky fans this fall.

Indigenous communities from across the Pacific join for first-ever cultural collaboration

In the culminating event of a yearlong cultural exchange between the indigenous Ainu community of Japan and several Washington State tribal groups, a group of Ainu paddlers will join The Tulalip Tribes in the annual Tribal Canoe Journey event, this year hosted by The Makah Nation.

UW alliance for comparative effectiveness gains ground in research efforts, kicks off training programs

Comparative effectiveness research has received significant public attention since the federal government designated $1.

Summer camps bring athletes, rockers, cheerleaders and more to the UW Seattle campus

Dozens of associations and camps come to the UW each summer, and this year is no exception.

July 6, 2010

UW alliance for comparative effectiveness gains ground in research efforts, kicks off training programs

Comparative effectiveness research has received significant public attention since the federal government designated $1.

July 1, 2010

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

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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.

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