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August 5, 2010

Gaming for a cure: Computer gamers tackle protein folding

Biochemists and computer scientists at the UW two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower o computer gamers to solve medical problems.

10 climate indicators in new report point to marked warming in last 30 years

A climate report just out, that’s different from other climate publications because it’s based on observed data and not computer models, says 10 climate indicators all point to marked warming during the past three decades.

Etc: Campus news & notes

OF FILMS AND RACCOONS: Sometimes being a film archive specialist can bring you more adventure than you bargained for.

You oughta be in pictures — on Montlake’s ‘Great Wall of Us’

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.

Pool becomes a drama design studio — a new life for part of Hutchinson Hall

A new School of Drama design studio is rising in Hutchinson Hall where the swimming pool and locker rooms used to be.

Archaeology crews examine Arboretum locations for future bridge supports

Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation began fieldwork in the Washington Park Arboretum Aug.

Mystery Photo

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

LEAP: Training new student athletes in the rigors of college academics

They’ve excelled in high school sports and been recruited to the UW, but before freshman athletes can take their places on the team, some of them go through an “academic boot camp.

From ‘pipe dream’ to reality: Foster School of Business readies Paccar Hall for its debut

The University’s Foster School of Business has quietly begun the process of occupying its new building, Paccar Hall, which was completed this summer.

UCAR now available at the Portage Bay Parking Facility

Transportation Services has announced the seventh location for Fleet Services’ successful UCAR car-share program.

Public invited to two plenary sessions at UW Summer Institute for Public Health Practice

Judy Monroe from the CDC wil speak Aug. 9, and Chris Murray, Institute of Health Metric & Evaluation, on Aug. 10

Good thinking: Shah named ‘Thought Leader’ by Academy of Management — again

Sonali Shah, an assistant professor of management at the UW’s Foster School of Business, has won the 2010 “Thought Leader Award” from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management.

UW Dentistry’s Wendy Mouradian named federal oral health adviser


Busy Dream Project co-founder fulfilling her own educational dreams

Jenee Myers Twitchell plays several roles on campus, and likes it best when those roles intersect — when her worlds collide.

Larry Corey to head Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center board of trustees July 30 announced the selection of Dr.

UW digestive disease doctor to bike with ‘Get Your Guts in Gear’

Dr. Timothy Zisman from UW Gastroenterology will join riders covering 210 miles in Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties to promote

Regional differences found in treating end-stage kidney disease in elderly Americans

Differences were greatest for patients over age 85, and may reflect that physician practice styles vary by region in the United States

August 4, 2010

Gaming for a cure: Computer gamers tackle protein folding

Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems.

August 2, 2010

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study

July 29, 2010

Scientists uncover mechanism behind Salmonella virulence and drug susceptibility

Salmonella can change its production of proteins in a previously unheard of manner to respond to harsh conditions. Evidence exists fo

July 28, 2010

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County

July 27, 2010

Multifunctional nanoparticle enables new type of biological imaging

Combining a nanoparticle’s magnetic and thermal properties virtually eliminates the background noise in medical imaging.

July 26, 2010

Nike’s actions resolve all outstanding issues, UW president says

Nike’s decision to provide $1.5 million to workers in two shuttered factories resolves all issues involving the UW and Nike.

UW professor’s lifetime efforts receive international recognition

Estella Leopold, a University of Washington emeritus professor of biology, has been honored with the International Cosmos Prize.

July 23, 2010

Lesion cerebral traumatica: Una de las principales causas de la muerte sin un campeon

Hace veinte años, el Dr.

July 22, 2010

Ignoring seat belt law costs Montanans $36 million in health care expenses each year

Sam Miller knows that wearing a seatbelt can make a life or death difference.

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.

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UW Medicine backs effort to save lives in schools

“It’s a simple message: AEDs save lives,” said Dr.

UW students win Udall, Boren, Goldwater scholarships

Seven UW students have been chosen for prestigious national scholarships this year.

UW Awarded Five-Year College Assistance Migrant Program grant

The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has received a five-year, $1.

UW Bothell Nursing Program wins grant to expand program, increase diversity

The UW Bothell Nursing Program received a grant of $25,000 from the 2010 Johnson and Johnson “Promise of Nursing for Washington” Program.

TVW and UWTV forge a closer partnership

TVW, Washington’s public affairs network, and UWTV, the television station for the UW, have announced that UWTV, using its satellite uplink facilities on the Seattle campus, will also send TVW’s signal out to cable systems in all areas of the state.

Mary Lidstrom named interim provost, succeeding Phyllis Wise

Interim president-designate Phyllis Wise has named Mary Lidstrom to be interim provost, filling the position Wise will leave when she becomes interim president in the fall.

That was then—this is again: Photos show UW Tacoma’s past, present

In 1979, well before UW Tacoma was born, photographer Stephen Cysewski took hundreds of photos in Tacoma’s Warehouse District.

Summer Shuffle: A book sale and swap at the Henry July 24

The Henry Art Gallery will hold a summer book sale featuring exhibit catalogs, artist biographies, art history and theory texts and more from 11 a.

Subway to open at By George July 26

The sandwiches are back, though in a different location.

Scandinavian scholar one of 12 to get Google grant seeking to transform literary scholarship

A UW doctoral candidate is participating in a history-making research effort that unites the worlds of technology and the humanities.

UW School of Dentistry deanwins international research award


Donation leads to database, exhibit and book — all honoring the contribution of immigrants from South Asia

Call it a gift that just keeps giving, from a caring librarian.

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