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December 18, 2012

Ecological avatars predict species invasions

News and Information

Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service gives $1.15 million to transform education of dentists

School Of Dentistry

Under new dean Dr. Joel Berg the school has launched a plan to revamp its clinical education and curriculum.

December 17, 2012

Plumes across the Pacific deliver thousands of microbial species to West Coast

News and Information

Microorganisms – 99 percent more kinds than had been reported in findings published just four months ago – are hitching rides in the upper troposphere from Asia.

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Aging, end-of-life expert offers advice for coping with holiday blues

News and Information

The holidays can be a time of sadness and loneliness, and UW’s Wendy Lustbader has advice on how to deal with these issues.

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December 14, 2012

Jewish condition, ‘new’ anti-Semitism observed in Edward Alexander’s ‘The State of the Jews’

News and Information

Edward Alexander, professor emeritus of English, discusses his new book, “The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal.”

U-Village’s glassybaby assists UW Medical Center cancer patients

Health Sciences

Art business owner created White Light Fund to defray incidental costs, like car fare, for people receiving cancer treatment.

December 13, 2012

Energy Dept. funds UW project to turn wasted natural gas into diesel

News and Information

The U.S. Department of Energy this month awarded $4 million to a team, led by UW chemical engineers, that aims to develop bacteria to turn the methane in natural gas into diesel fuel for transportation.

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Arts Roundup: Medieval music and ‘Plastics Unwrapped’ at the Burke

News and Information

Medieval chanting in Mary Gates Hall and a major new exhibit on plastics at the Burke Museum come to campus this week.

Massive shifts reshape the health landscape worldwide

News and Information

Giving library pests the cold shoulder

UW Libraries

UW librarians acted quickly to eliminate bedbugs in books last August.

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