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October 31, 2014

Study: Expansion of UW medical school in Spokane is state’s lowest-cost, highest-quality and most-immediate solution

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The University of Washington’s plan to double the size of its medical school in Spokane is “clearly the most cost-effective option” to meet the physician workforce needs in Eastern Washington and throughout the state, according to an independent study by research firm Tripp Umbach. The study also found that Eastern Washington currently cannot support two

October 30, 2014

Trout trick-or-treat: fish gobble furry animals with four feet

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Freshwater fish with bellies full of shrews – one trout a few years back was found to have eaten 19 – aren’t as random as scientists have thought.

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October 29, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music — and ArtBreak

Music and exhibitions lead this week in the arts as David Alexander Rahbee conducts the UW Symphony and the School of Music presents the annual Halloween Organ Concert featuring spooky classics.

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New study shows three abrupt pulses of CO2 during last deglaciation

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Increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide that helped end the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago happened in three abrupt pulses, not gradually.

Fires and floods: North Cascades federal lands prepare for climate change

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UW scientists worked with managers of federal parks and forests to come up with a strategy to address warmer temperatures, increased wildfires and more flooding in the North Cascades region.

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October 24, 2014

Large X-ray scanner to produce 3-D images for labs across campus

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A state-of-the-art imaging machine is coming to the University of Washington for use by researchers in a variety of disciplines.

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U.S. Navy awards $8 million to develop wave, tidal energy technology

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The UW has an $8 million, four-year contract to develop technologies that can harness waves, tides and currents to power naval facilities worldwide.

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October 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and Noche Flamenca

Drama, lectures, dance and exhibitions fill this especially busy week in the arts. From the closing of the Mad Campus exhibition to the start of the UW World Series collaboration with Noche Flamenca on a new work, “Antigona,” there’s plenty to see and do.

Traditional, tea party conservatives seem split on foreign policy

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Foreign policy looms large as the 2014 midterm elections approach. But traditional conservatives and their tea party counterparts may bring different concerns and motivations to the November ballot, according to a University of Washington political scientist. While traditional conservatives seem most motivated by concern over American security, Christopher Parker, UW professor of political science, suggests

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October 20, 2014

UW student population grows, minority enrollment continues upward trend

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Enrollment for the three University of Washington campuses increased nearly 3 percent in the new school year, according to the finalized Fall 2014 census of enrolled students released by Philip Ballinger, associate vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions.

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