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October 18, 2012

U District Next: A community conversation will help in creating vision for future of University District

News and Information

The public is invited to participate in “U District Next: A Community Conversation” to share their thoughts and ideas for the future of the University District. The first of three community conversations will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hotel Deca ballroom, 4507 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast. There will be numerous other opportunities to join

2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Brian Kobilka will speak at UW Oct. 23

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The Stanford University faculty member will talk about a group of cell membrane receptors that are crucial for emotion, behavior, memory, vision, motion and many other activities. About 40 percent of medications act via these receptors.

October 17, 2012

Scientists building crowdsourced encyclopedia to further Puget Sound recovery

News and Information

Representatives of the Encyclopedia of Earth and the Encyclopedia of Life will be on the University of Washington campus Wednesday, Oct. 24, for the public launch of an encyclopedia unique to Puget Sound.

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Living Voters Guide adds fact-checking by Seattle librarians for 2012 election

News and Information

The Living Voters Guide, created by the UW and presented with Seattle’s CityClub, just won a regional award and has been updated for the 2012 election. This year the guide has expanded to include a California edition, and the Washington guide will include fact-checking of selected points by Seattle Public Library staff.

October 16, 2012

News Digest: UW transplant programs recognized, Honor: Jashvant Unadkat, Evans School caps 50th anniversary celebration

U.S. health and human services honors UW transplant programs || Jashvant Unadkat receives research achievement award || Evans School celebrates 50 years with gala dinner

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

News and Information

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

News and Information

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

UW School of Public Health

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

News and Information

October 12, 2012

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

College Of The Environment Communications

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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