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March 27, 2013

UW announces new, low-cost online-only degree completion program in early childhood studies

The UW will offer a new low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood and family studies. Pending final approval, the program will start in the fall.

Notice of Possible Rule Making: WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”

Notice of Possible Rule Making Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310) Subject of Possible Rule Making:  WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy.” Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.20.130. Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  Currently, the UW’s alcoholic beverage policy does not

March 26, 2013

Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

Scientists come closer to boosting heart muscle by powering its contractile machinery.

Documents that Changed the World: The ‘Casablanca’ letters of transit

The latest in the Documents that Changed the World podcast series is about a famous World War II-era document that never existed at all.

March 22, 2013

Rising ocean acidity saps mussels’ strength

March 21, 2013

Arts Roundup: Art about music, music about art — and ongoing shows

Ongoing exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum and UW-related art being shown off campus are featured.

March 20, 2013

News Digest: U Bridge closures, demo of mobile planetarium, SeattleSounder FC’s UW Day

University Bridge closures March 23, 24 || Mobile planetarium demonstration April 1 || Portion of ticket sales for Seattle Sounder FC’s UW Day goes to scholarships

2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award goes to King Holmes for STD work

Holmes was honored for his groundbreaking work on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and human papilloma virus.

Some Alaskan trout use flexible guts for the ultimate binge diet

The stomach and intestines of certain Dolly Varden trout double to quadruple in size during month-long, salmon-egg-eating binges in Alaska each August. It’s the first time researchers have documented such fish gut flexibility in the wild.

Update April 3, 2013 cherry blossom watch: Quad in full bloom

The cold weather this week is delaying the blooming of cherry trees in the UW Quad.

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