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October 16, 2012

Remembering Herbert J. Ellison, a guiding light in international studies

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The University of Washington community is mourning the loss of Herbert J. Ellison, professor emeritus of history and international studies and former director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Ellison taught at the UW for 34 years and was for decades considered among the world’s leading figures in the field of Soviet

Marriage, education can help improve well-being of adults abused as children

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Researchers investigating the long-term consequences of child abuse have identified some protective factors that can improve the health of victims during their adulthood.

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October 15, 2012

Three School of Public Health faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine

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The new UW members have worked in many fields, including pharmaceutical outcomes research, cancer prevention, biostatstics, global health, and emergency preparedness.

UW ‘white-hat hacker’ searches for security holes

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October 12, 2012

U.S. fish and wildlife director, a UW alum, considers challenges posed by landscape changes

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It’s time to think differently about how we interact with nature because we’re increasingly disconnected from the natural world, said Dan Ashe during visit to campus.

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Maria Klawe, national leader promoting women in science and technology, speaks Tuesday at UW

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Maria Klawe, professor of computer science and president of Harvey Mudd College, will speak Tuesday at the UW about how her institution over three years quadrupled its female representation in undergraduate computer science majors, to 40 percent.

October 11, 2012

UW research ranks fourth among world universities

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Rankings released by National Taiwan University places the UW fourth among the world’s universities and first among American public universities in scientific research.

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Documents that Changed the World: The AIDS Memorial Quilt

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Can a quilt be a document? Certainly, says Joe Janes in his podcast about the AIDS Memorial Quilt — the latest in his series called Documents that Changed the World.

Mug handles could help hot plasma give lower-cost, controllable fusion energy

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New hardware lets engineers maintain the plasma used in fusion reactors in an energy-efficient, stable manner, making the system potentially attractive for use in fusion power plants.

Arts Roundup: Music, art, theater — and the Chamber Dance Company

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The Chamber Dance Company’s 2012 concert, Oct. 11-14 in Meany Hall, highlights a busy week in UW arts.

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