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March 12, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: The Bomba Experience, Seattle Symphony with UW Music Faculty, and more

This week in the arts, see In the Heart of America, experience recent augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) projects from UW students, attend a free concert with the Seattle Symphony and UW School of Music faculty, and more! In the Heart of America March 6 – 17 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse In the…

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A school that values diversity could have health benefits for students of color

Students of color who attend schools with a culture and mission statements that emphasize the value of diversity show better cardiovascular health than peers whose schools do not express such values, according to a new study.

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March 11, 2019

University of Washington graduate and professional disciplines rank highly in US News’ Best Graduate School lists

The University of Washington’s graduate and professional degree programs were widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate School rankings released March 12.

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When coyote parents get used to humans, their offspring become bolder, too

When coyote parents are habituated to humans, their offspring are more habituated, too — potentially leading to negative interactions between coyotes and humans.

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Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution

Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution generated mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to new research from a team led by the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota.

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How to train your robot (to feed you dinner)

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat.

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March 7, 2019

UW anthropologist connects communities to archive of Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia

A new project by Jenna Grant, UW assistant professor of anthropology, uses an archive of photos and documents from the Khmer Rouge era — the donation of a journalist and UW alum — to help facilitate storytelling among Cambodians and Cambodian-Americans.

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March 5, 2019

FASER detector at the Large Hadron Collider to seek clues about hidden matter in the universe

On March 5, the CERN research board approved a new experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva to search for evidence of fundamental dark matter particles. UW scientists are part of this endeavor, the Forward Search Experiment — or FASER — which seeks to answer one of the outstanding questions in particle physics: What is dark matter made of?

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Reading summer camp? Study to examine how soon-to-be kindergartners are wired for literacy

The University of Washington is launching a reading instruction study this summer, a two-week “camp” targeting children entering kindergarten in the fall that aims to teach early literacy skills and measure brain activity before and after instruction.

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March 4, 2019

University of Washington and Aga Khan University sign agreement to further population health, research, service and education

The University of Washington today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aga Khan University to codify partnership activities already underway and to leverage complementary strengths to further expand research, service and education in low- and middle-income countries.

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Fake faces: UWs ‘Calling BS’ duo opens new website asking ‘Which face is real?’

A new website from the UW’s Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, the duo behind the popular “Calling BS” class, asks viewers to choose which of two realistic face photos is real and which is a complete fake.

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ARTSUW Roundup: Opening of “In the Heart of America,” Dance Majors Concert, Emerson String Quartet, and more!

This week in the arts, attend a performance with Emerson String Quartet, partake in the Strange Coupling silent and live auction, see the film screening of “The Gold Fish Casino,” and more! In the Heart of America March 6 – 17 (previews March 2 & 5) | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse In the shadow…

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Mystery of green icebergs may soon be solved

Research by UW’s Stephen Warren suggests that some icebergs are green because they contain frozen, iron-rich seawater from certain regions of East Antarctica.

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March 1, 2019

Amarilys Ríos shares the ‘bomba’ experience

  Amarilys Ríos is a professional percussionist, singer and dancer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this video she gives an introduction to “bomba,” an Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance tradition in which dancers lead the drummer to sound out their improvised movements. “Bomba is a way of expression and communication” with key ingredients, explains…

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February 28, 2019

Polar science, climate change and, yes, dance mix this weekend at Pacific Science Center

Exhibits and events happening Friday through Sunday showcase the latest in polar science, much of it from the University of Washington.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Center opens a new era of computer science education and innovation at the University of Washington

The University of Washington today marked the official opening of the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering on its Seattle campus. The building doubles the space available to UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering to enable a new wave of computing innovation and to educate more of Washington’s students for 21st century careers that will help shape the future of technology.

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February 27, 2019

Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives

As gray wolves return to eastern Washington, a new study finds that one species of deer is changing its behavior to spend more time away from roads, at higher elevations and in rockier landscapes.

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Three UW scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships for early-career research

Three faculty members at the University of Washington have been awarded early-career fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The new Sloan Fellows, announced Feb. 19, include Kelley Harris, an assistant professor of genome sciences at the UW School of Medicine; and Alvin Cheung and Shayan Oveis Gharan, both assistant professors in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

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February 25, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: (Im)migration: Music of Displaced People, Critical Issues Lecture with Lizzi Bougatsos, and more!

This week in the arts, attend a talk with an artist whose work stands at the crossroad of art and science, listen to music of today, see the preview of “In the Heart of American,” and more! SOLD OUT: A Conversation with Zadie Smith, Moderated by Valerie Curtis-Newton February 27, 7:30 pm | Benaroya Hall…

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It’s all in the twist: Physicists stack 2D materials at angles to trap particles on the nanoscale, creating a unique platform to study quantum optical physics

In a paper published Feb. 25 in the journal Nature, a University of Washington-led team of physicists report that it has developed a new system to trap individual excitons — bound pairs of electrons and their associated positive charges. Their system could form the basis of a novel experimental platform for monitoring excitons with precision and potentially developing new quantum technologies.

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February 21, 2019

Quad cherry blossoms expected to peak end of March, if weather cooperates

The iconic cherry trees in the University of Washington’s Quad will likely reach peak bloom the third week of March, right in line with most years.

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February 20, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Programs with Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Caycedo, Mark Morris Dance Group — and more

This week in the arts, see one of “[The] most successful and influential choreographer alive and indisputably the most musical (The New York Times)” on stage, have an inside look of the Ceramic and Metal Arts Building at the 3D4M Open House, and more! Gurvich Visiting Artist: Carolina Caycedo Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Caycedo will…

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New study: How to save a seabird

A new study outlines more than a decade of success in reducing seabird bycatch in Alaska’s longline fisheries, and where there’s still room for improvement

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Playground study shows how recess can include all children

Recess, for most children, is synonymous with freedom. A break from class that has nothing to do with learning and everything to do with play. For children with autism, the playground can be an isolating experience. The spontaneous soccer games, roving packs of friends and virtual buffet of activities can be chaotic, frustrating and confusing….

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February 19, 2019

Video: The UW’s annual budget explained

This video takes a look at the UW’s revenue and operating budget from the 2018-2019 academic year. We explain where the money comes from and how it is spent.

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Climate change and national security: Jackson School to hold public discussion March 6 featuring Gov. Jay Inslee

What geopolitical challenges is global climate change creating for the national security of the United States and throughout the world? The UW’s Jackson School of International Studies will host a public panel discussion of these issues on March 6, featuring Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

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University of Washington is a top producer of Fulbright recipients

Fifteen scholars from the University of Washington were awarded Fulbright grants for 2018-2019 — among the leading research schools in the country and more than any other institution in the state. A list was published earlier this month in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Annual Soule lecture celebrates nursing

A member of the British House of Lords is scheduled to deliver the Elizabeth Sterling Soule Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21st, as part of the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Centennial celebrations and the Nursing Now initiative in the State of Washington. Baroness Mary Watkins of Tavistock, a professor of nursing and alternate chair…

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February 13, 2019

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington.

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ArtsUW Roundup: Jacob Lawrence Gallery 25th Anniversary, For the Love of Swedish Cinema, and more!

This week in the arts, take a trip to the Nordic Museum on Valentine’s Day for a lecture on Swedish cinema history, attend artist talks about “Creating Survivance: Art and Indigenous Wellness”, celebrate 25 years of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery with DJ sets by SassyBlack, Felisha Ledesma, and dos leches + Eve Defy, and more!…

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Parents don’t pick favorites, at least if you’re a Magellanic penguin

Researchers at the University of Washington wanted to know how Magellanic penguin parents in South America balance the dietary demands of multiple chicks. As they report in a paper published Jan. 23 in the journal Animal Behaviour, when a Magellanic penguin parent returns to its nest with fish, the parent tries to feed each of its two chicks equal portions of food, regardless of the youngsters’ differences in age or size.

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February 12, 2019

Assessing riverside corridors — the ‘escape routes’ for animals under climate change — in the Northwest

A study led by the University of Washington pinpoints which riverside routes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana will be the most important for animals trying to navigate a changing climate.

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Notice of Expedited Rule Making (Per RCW 34.05.353)

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The University of Washington currently has an emergency rule in effect and this proposal is to make permanent those recent updates to the university’s definition of service animal in WAC 478-128-020 to align with the updates to RCW 49.60.040 concerning service animals.

February 11, 2019

Many Arctic lakes give off less carbon than expected

New research by the University of Washington and U.S. Geological Survey suggests many lakes pose little threat to global carbon levels, at least for now.

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February 8, 2019

Washington’s state climatologist comments on Puget Sound snowstorms

Nick Bond, Washington’s state climatologist, comments on the unusual weather in Western Washington.

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‘Underwater forecast’ predicts temperature, acidity and more in Puget Sound

A new University of Washington computer model can predict underwater conditions in Puget Sound and off the coast of Washington three days into the future.

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February 7, 2019

All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes

The Zwicky Transient Facility, based at the Palomar Observatory, has identified over a thousand new objects and phenomena in the night sky, including more than 1,100 new supernovae and 50 near-Earth asteroids. University of Washington scientists are part of the ZTF team and led the development of the collaboration’s alert system, which informs science teams of possible new objects or changes to known objects in the sky.

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February 6, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Inuit throat singer performance, artist lecture, exhibition opening, and more

This week in the arts, attend Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq’s performance that will feature a crowdsourced choir of UW students and regional indigenous people, partake in the Painting + Drawing Open House, visit the Henry to see “Martha Friedman: Castoffs” before it closes, and more. Critical Issues Lecture:  Andrea Fraser February 7, 7:00 PM…

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UW Libraries is new home for decades of KIRO-TV news video

Last year, local station KIRO-TV donated thousands of hours of old news videotapes of its news broadcasts from the 1970s through about the year 2000 — about 15,000 videotapes in all — to UW Libraries.

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Two new studies published about the Seattle minimum wage ordinance

University of Washington researchers continue to study the impact of the 2014 Seattle minimum wage ordinance. An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students who have tracked various industries since the ordinance’s implementation just published two new studies: These papers take a closer look at the effects on child care businesses and on food prices during the policy implementation.

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