The latest news from the UW
September 16, 2013
Scientists at the University of Washington have developed a strategy to slow tumor growth and prolong survival in mice with cancer by targeting and destroying a type of cell that dampens the body’s immune response to cancer.College of Engineering • Department of Bioengineering • Maryelise Cieslewicz • Suzie Pun
University of Washington President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 30th annual Freshman Convocation, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
September 13, 2013
The residents of the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods in Seattle’s Duwamish Valley now know how much diesel exhaust they are exposed to. A report on findings from an air pollution study comparing these neighborhoods to Beacon Hill and Queen Anne was published today, Sept. 13.
The Washington State Academy of Sciences has added 25 new members to its ranks, and 15 of them are from the University of Washington.
September 12, 2013
The vaccine is the first to significantly reduce the frequency of viral shedding — the surfacing of herpes virus on the genitals — and appears to activate T cell immune responses to the virus.Anna Wald • vaccines
A committee of volunteers, including many of the state’s top business and civic leaders, has issued a report recommending a stronger partnership between the University of Washington and the broad community of people that it serves.
Even as the UW gears up for a new school year, interesting arts events are cropping up across campus. The Henry Art Gallery and Jacob Lawrence Gallery have new exhibits and the Burke Museum offers buggy weekend activities.
September 11, 2013
University of Washington engineers have received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design a better cookstove, which researchers say will use half as much fuel and cut emissions by 90 percent.College of Engineering • Department of Mechanical Engineering • John Kramlich • Jonathan Posner
September 10, 2013
This week the newest UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center opened its doors to the community at Husky Stadium. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.athletes • Husky Stadium • Michael Harrast • orthopedics • sports medicine
A combination of interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin, drugs routinely given for hepatitis C, may be an effective treatment for the coronovirus that causes this new disease.Angela Rasmussen • Department of Microbiology • Michael Katze
Forefront: Innovations in suicide prevention, a new University of Washington-based organization launched Sept. 10, will help Washington state lead the way to new policies and programs to solve what is regarded as a major public health problem.
The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released by US News & World Report.
September 9, 2013
In children with this form of leukemia, damage to chromosome 9 removes part of a normal copy of the gene in question, and leaves the mutated copy unopposed.cancer • Department of Medicine • Department of Pathology • genetics & DNA • Marshall Horwitz
In our state, texting on a hand-held device diverts drivers’ attention more than any other distraction.Beth Ebel • Department of Pediatrics • Harborview Medical Center • traffic safety
Oceanographers for the first time recorded an enormous wave breaking miles below the surface in a key bottleneck for global ocean circulation.Applied Physics Laboratory • Matthew Alford • oceanography • School of Oceanography
September 6, 2013
September 5, 2013
UW 14th on Teach for America list || College Assistance Migrant Program scores perfect 100 || UW Botanic Gardens showcases venues and vendors
A group of University of Washington graduate students wanted to help save victims of human trafficking. Along the way they won two prestigious national design awards for their efforts and hope to raise money to help even more people.Public Practice Studio • School of Art + Art History + Design
September 4, 2013
Computer-designed proteins that can recognize and interact with small biological molecules are now a reality. Scientists have succeeded in creating a protein molecule that can be programmed to unite with three different steroids.Institute for Protein Design
KUOW launched “The Record on KUOW” Tuesday with more than a half-dozen segments focused on local, national and international news and information.KUOW
Researchers examining virus transmission from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh found some people are infected with multiple strains of simian foamy virus.
September 3, 2013
Bjong “Wolf” Yeigh takes the helm this week as chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.UW Bothell
August 30, 2013
UW researchers and federal scientists have developed the first long-term seasonal forecast of conditions for the Northwest ocean ecosystem.climate change • College of the Environment • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean • Nick Bond • ocean acidification • Samantha Siedlecki • School of Oceanography
August 28, 2013
Scenes from the summer 2013 at the UW Tel Dor Archeological Excavation and Field School.archaeology • Department of Classics • Sarah Stroup
August 27, 2013
University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.Andrea Stocco • brain • Chantel Prat • College of Engineering • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • I-LABS • psychology • Rajesh Rao
August 26, 2013
The National Resources Defense Council featured Husky Stadium in its list of ten “Collegiate Game Changers”— athletic programs that excel in green practices.
A team led by University of Washington engineers has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test. The researchers published their results online Aug. 26 in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.Department of Materials Science & Engineering • Marco Rolandi
Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington 13th among national universities for 2013.
August 23, 2013
August 21, 2013
UW scientists have made the first-ever accurate determination of a solid-state triple point, the temperature and pressure at which three different solid phases can coexist stably.David Cobden • physics
Julie Kientz, a UW assistant professor of human centered design & engineering, has been named one of the world’s top 35 innovators under age 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine.Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering • Julie Kientz • Shwetak Patel
August 20, 2013
Barry Witham, drama professor emeritus, discusses his new book, “A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow.”Barry Witham • School of Drama • Sustainability • theater history
August 19, 2013
The University of Washington again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.« Previous Page Next Page »