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February 3, 2015

UW President Michael K. Young named sole finalist for president at Texas A&M University

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young on Tuesday was named as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University by its Board of Regents. Young became President of the UW in July 2011. Young is expected to assume his duties at Texas A&M in the spring. Statement from UW President Michael K. Young

February 2, 2015

Documents that Changed the World: ‘Rosie the Riveter’ poster, 1943

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The famous World War II-era poster of Rosie the Riveter is less a document that changed the world than the other way around — an image the world adopted and filled with meaning. But such turnabout is fair play in the ongoing Documents that Changed the World podcast series by UW Information School Professor Joe Janes.

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January 29, 2015

Landmark study to track ‘pioneer’ generation of transgender children

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Marlo Mack’s son was 3 years old when he told her very adamantly that he was not a boy, but a girl. Unsure what to do, Mack went in search of answers. She found little information online, her pediatrician knew nothing about transgender children, and even a psychologist who specialized in child identity issues couldn’t

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January 28, 2015

Child maltreatment not a clear path to adult crime

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Research has found a significant link between childhood abuse and neglect and crime in adulthood. But a recent University of Washington study finds that link all but disappears when accounting for other life factors. “We find that children who were involved in child welfare services are at high risk of adult crimes, but once we

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Arts Roundup: Music, lectures – and ‘Twelfth Night’

As we approach the end of January, enjoy a show or two. The School of Drama’s production of “Twelfth Night” sets Shakespeare in The Roaring Twenties, the School of Music offers a variety of performances including the Modern Music Ensemble and a Student Chamber Concert, and the UW World Series presents Ukranian pianist Vadym Kholodenko.

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Some potentially habitable planets began as gaseous, Neptune-like worlds

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Two phenomena known to inhibit the potential habitability of planets — tidal forces and vigorous stellar activity — might instead help chances for life on certain planets orbiting low-mass stars, University of Washington astronomers have found.

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January 27, 2015

UW researchers helping region get ready for the next Big One

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On the anniversary of a massive earthquake off our region’s coast, UW researchers are working on everything from tsunami evacuation structures to updated seismic hazard maps.

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January 23, 2015

$3.9 million project will identify, treat Washington state toddlers at risk for autism

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Early detection can make a world of difference for toddlers with autism, but many children do not get diagnosed until they’re at least 4 years old. As a result, they often don’t get specialized services during the critical period up to age 3 that can greatly improve their skills and behavior. A new project at

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January 21, 2015

Arts Roundup: Music, drama – and the Dance Faculty Concert

It’s an exciting week in the arts as various units ramp up their winter events. For drama fans, there’s the Undergraduate Theater Society’s production of “Yellow Face” and the School of Drama’s take on “Twelfth Night.” For music lovers, don’t miss the rich sounds of the Nile Project at Meany Hall or the UW Symphony at Benaroya Hall.

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January 20, 2015

Scientists drilling first deep ice core at the South Pole

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A UW researcher is chief scientist this month on a project to drill the first deep ice core at the South Pole, to understand the climate history in that section of Antarctica.

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