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February 18, 2015

Arts Roundup: Drama, music – and ‘Music of Today’

This coming week, the School of Music leads the way with a variety of events to keep your calendar full. Highlights include the UW Chamber Orchestra performing two nights, a faculty recital with Jazz Studies Professor Marc Seales, and a Music of Today performance in collaboration with the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media.

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Fearless birds and shrinking salmon: Is urbanization pushing Earth’s evolution to a tipping point?

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We’ve long known that humans and our cities affect the ecosystem and even drive some evolutionary change. What’s new is that these evolutionary changes are happening more quickly than previously thought, and have potential impacts not in the distant future — but now.

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February 17, 2015

Study: Manufacturing growth can benefit Bangladeshi women workers

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The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research from the University of Washington indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve the lives of young Bangladeshi women — motivating them to stay in school and lowering their likelihood of early marriage and childbirth.

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February 16, 2015

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

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Some of the oldest rocks on the planet push back scientific estimates of when life could have covered the Earth by 1 billion years.

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February 13, 2015

AAAS symposium looks at how to bring big-data skills to academia

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A session Feb. 15 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting will explore how big data scientists can find careers at universities and within academic settings.

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University of Washington named one of 12 ‘top producers’ of both Fulbright scholars and students

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The University of Washington is one of 12 institutions to make the “top producers” list of both Fulbright scholars and students for 2014-15, according to lists released Thursday in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright Program, operated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship

AAAS talk: Some bilinguals use emoticons more when chatting in non-native language

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A research team has found that one group of bilingual speakers used emoticons more often when typing in their second language in casual, online communication than they did when typing in their native tongue.

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February 12, 2015

UW Regents name Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce interim president

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University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce was named interim president by the Board of Regents at their regular meeting on Thursday. Her appointment will be effective March 2, 2015. She succeeds President Michael K. Young, who is leaving the UW for Texas A&M University. “Dr. Cauce is an extraordinary leader

University of Washington releases design plans, names architect for former Spokane visitors center

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SPOKANE, Washington — The University of Washington has released its architectural renderings for the redesign of the former Spokane Visitors Center, soon to be the UW Spokane Center. Located in the heart of Spokane’s University District, the UW Spokane Center will serve as a hub for Spokane-area alumni, students, prospective students, parents and supporters with

February 11, 2015

Statewide home prices leveling off, but affordability woes linger

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Home sale prices were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter but up compared with the previous year, and the rate of home sales also dropped, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.

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