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May 20, 2010

Class Notes: Fluency in Technology

Class title: Informatics 100 — Fluency in Information Technology, taught by D.

Mystery Photo

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

The frog who failed famously, and the man who captured it on film

This is the story of a frog who tried really hard to catch a dragonfly, and just barely missed — and the man who captured the moment on high-speed film and sent it out to the world.

Film stars octopus, but where was he and why?

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.

Advocates for cleanup of Hanford Reservation win Annual Service Award For Community Partners

The UW School of Public Health presented the award to Gerry Pollet and Heart of America Northwest

Leader in adrenergic receptor research to give 23rd annual Krebs Lecture May 25

The speaker, Dr. Brian K. Kobilka of Stanford University, studies a pathway involved in high blood pressure, shock, asthma and migraines

Major depression is common and disabling after traumatic brain injury

A study of adults who had a traumatic brain injury showed that more than half — 53 percent — developed major depression in the year following their injury.

HUB hubub.

A day of festivity and fun to honor the HUB, standing since 1949 and headed for a two-year remodel.

MFA Dance Concert.

The Dance Program’s final concert of the season, featuring MFA artists who bring rich professional histories to their work at the UW.

May 19, 2010

Jazz Innovations.

Student jazz ensembles coached by Marc Seales, Tom Collier, Cuong Vu, and Phil Sparks will pay homage to jazz icons with new arrangements of the classics and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

May 18, 2010

Flexible approach to anxiety treatment may result in better symptom relief

The Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management allows primary-care physicians to address a range of mental disorders, not just one.

Major depression is common and disabling after traumatic brain injury

Study showed more than half of adult patients developed major depression in the 12 months following a traumatic brain injury.

Media alert: Presentation on the security of modern automobiles

A team of computer scientists led by Tadayoshi Kohno, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, and Stefan Savage, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California San Diego, have conducted an experimental study of security in modern automobiles.

May 15, 2010

UWBothell turns 20.

Join the fun and enjoy food, networking, tours, music, career development, and more.

May 14, 2010

Francia Russell, Kent Stowell to receive honorary UW doctorates

The University of Washington Board of Regents approved May 13 the granting of honorary doctor of arts degrees to the founding creative directors of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB).

Spring Opera Gala.

Students and faculty from the School of Music Voice Division, along with Peter Eros and the University Symphony, present songs and arias from the opera repertoire.

‘Beatles and Beyond’ on guitar

Students of Michael Partington present a program of music that highlights the influence of folk and popular music in classical composition and arrangements.

May 13, 2010


Board of Regents

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

HIV research open house set for June 8 at Harborview

The UW AIDS Clinical Trials Unit will be hosting an HIV Research Open House on Tuesday, June 8 from noon to 3 p.

Class Notes: Archaeology in Film

Class title: ARCHY 101: Archaeology in Film, taught by Ben Marwick, an assistant professor of anthropology.

Provost Wise addresses budget decisions in latest Town Hall, available online

Provost Phyllis Wise spoke about the budget and the University’s vision for the future at a Town Hall on Tuesday, May 11.

UW Tacoma Chancellor Spakes announces leadership transition

UW Tacoma Chancellor Patricia Spakes has announced that she will step down as chancellor in July 2011.

Mark 30th anniversary of eruption of Mount St. Helens at Burke Tuesday

May 18 marks the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St.

45th Street Viaduct to be closed for four months

The NE 45th Street Viaduct connecting the west end of NE 45th Street with University Village and points east will be closed to drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists from June 14 to Sept.

UW Bothell celebrates 20 years with open house

The UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operations in 2009-10 and reflects on its history of accomplishment at a campus celebration and open house.

Hundreds of projects to be showcased at annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Nearly 750 of the UW’s most talented and accomplished undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the Thirteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from noon to 5 p.

Coming together: 2010 Tribal Leadership Summit on May 14

For the fourth time in as many years, representatives of area Native American tribes will gather at the UW to discuss issues important to the indigenous community.

The American String Project plays at Benaroya — and on your computer, too

One doesn’t usually get previews of coming attractions for orchestras, but this year anyone interested in attending one of the upcoming concerts by the American String Project can get a preview online.

Gjertrud Schnackenberg to give annual Roethke reading

Poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg will present the annual Roethke reading, sponsored by the Department of English, at 8 p.

Chinese century?

An Evening with author Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules the World: the Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World.

A Nietzsche musical? UWB graduate student teams with composer for unusual stage piece

At first glance, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche may not seem like a good subject for a musical.

MFA Dance Concert set for May 20-23

The MFA Dance Concert will be presented May 20-23 in Meany Studio Theater.

HUB remembers its past as it heads toward its future

They’ll be writing on the walls, dancing on the lawn and roller-skating on the ballroom’s hardwood floors in coming days to say goodbye to the Husky Student Union, the HUB, before its two-year remodel.

Groundbreaking Wednesday begins new multibuilding student housing project

A new era in UW student housing began Wednesday afternoon, with the official groundbreaking on a long-term student housing construction project that will add living space for more than 2,000 students by the year 2020, at no cost to taxpayers.

What do you know about Malburg, city of big churches and easy virtue?

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.

Paleontologist to lecture May 21 at the Burke

Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent is the title of a lecture by Scott Sampson, a dinosaur paleontologist and host of the popular PBS KIDS show Dinosaur Train, set for 7 p.

Mystery Photo

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

Evidence builds for air pollution’s link to heart disease, death

Spending time outdoors during poor air quality days can pose a serious health risk.

UW pharmacy student Elise Fields named Lambarene Public Health Fellow

Her Albert Schweitzer Foundation fellowship will take place at Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, West Central Africa.

UW pharmacy students place second in national Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition

Student teams analyzed a disease state and drug treatments, and presented their findings and recommendations to the judges.

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