The latest news from the UW
October 8, 2013
Wansink explores mindless eating and how cues in our environment lead us to eat too much of the wrong foods.diet
Pharmacists and physicians will be looking at prescription and illicit drugs taken during pregnancy to evaluate risks to mothers and their fetuses.Department of Pharmaceutics • drug use • pregnancy • School of Pharmacy
The UW, Boeing and an Everett company are building a carbon-fiber submersible that will carry five passengers almost 2 miles deep.Applied Physics Laboratory • OceanGate • oceanography • Robert Miyamoto • submersible
October 7, 2013
The distinguished career of a nursing pioneer and UW faculty member came to a close on Sept. 27 with the death of Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay.
October 3, 2013
The first reports from the pioneers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at the UW contain a mixture of humility and abiding enthusiasm for this new education platform.
If you witness a heart attack, would you know where the nearest AED is? A Seattle contest will help pre-hospital emergency care leaders locate the city’s automatic external defibrillators, which can help restore normal heart rhythms and coach in CPR.emergency medicine • Graham Nichol • heart disease • Medic One
In what is a quiet week for many arts units on campus, the UW World Series presents Axis Dance Company in a contemporary and physically integrated performance. Activities also include exhibit openings and lectures from the School of Art and the Burke Museum.
October 2, 2013
The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world according to The Times Higher Education Rankings for 2013-14.
Yesterday was a historic day for health care coverage in the United States. UW Medicine was ready to assist patients in signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.
October 1, 2013
A recent observational study comparing the safety of estradiol and conjugated equine estrogen associated estradiol with a lower risk of leg vein and lung clots.Group Health Research Institute
September 30, 2013
Three University of Washington faculty members are among those honored with a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk-High Reward program.Department of Bioengineering • Department of Genome Sciences • Department of Microbiology • Houra Merrikh • Jay Shendure • Ying Zheng
UW faculty members were among international researchers who compiled the fifth climate-change assessment report. The UW will host a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 1 with some of the Seattle-area authors.Chris Bretherton • climate change • College of the Environment • Dennis Hartmann • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Global Citizens • School of Oceanography
A team led by the University of Washington has developed a programming language for chemistry that it hopes will streamline efforts to design a network that can guide the behavior of chemical-reaction mixtures in the same way that embedded electronic controllers guide cars, robots and other devices.College of Engineering • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Georg Seelig
September 26, 2013
The UW history department will review America’s history of slavery from four different angles in its annual lecture series, which begins on Oct. 23.Department of History • Global Citizens • Lynn Thomas • Moon-Ho Jung • Stephanie Camp • Stephanis Smallwood
School has started and this week provides an array of arts events on campus and off, including a performance by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile and the first lecture in the School of Drama’s performing art lecture series.
September 25, 2013
UW students are being greeted by a spiffy new version of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library following a nearly $17 million makeover, the first in the library’s 41-year history.
There’s often “an app for that” these days, but for young people such digital shortcuts can be as limiting as they are convenient, says the University of Washington co-author of a new book titled “The App Generation.”apps • Information School • Katie Davis
September 23, 2013
Flu clinics in October, November || UW helping with new science, engineering standards for K-12 || Jackson School to hold public events about Middle East
September 20, 2013
September 19, 2013
A new study shows that cancer survivors who experience memory and thinking problems may benefit from cognitive rehabilitation.
As the new school year gears up, the arts on campus come alive with an array of exhibits, lectures and performances to enjoy.
Dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays started appearing in apothecary shops in recent years, but there’s been no way to know which of these gentle-natured rays was being slaughtered. Now scientists have discovered enough differences to identify the giant manta and eight devil rays using the dried filters.College of Arts & Sciences • College of the Environment • Department of Biology • Friday Harbor Laboratories
September 18, 2013
In a seven-week cruise this past summer, oceanographers and students laid 14 miles of extension cable and installed about a dozen instruments for a historic deep-sea observatory.College of the Environment • John Delaney • Ocean Observatories Initiative • oceanography • School of Oceanography
When does a gathering become a riot? According to the United Kingdom’s Riot Act of 1714, it’s when local authorities say so.Documents that Changed the World • Information School • Joe Janes
September 17, 2013
Despite warming temperatures, Antarctic sea ice is on track to hit a record high. A new study suggests stronger polar winds can explain the recent increase in Southern Hemisphere sea ice.Applied Physics Laboratory • Axel Schweiger • climate change • Jinlun Zhang • polar science • sea ice
As the military designs field robots to be more human or animal-like, it’s important to study whether soldiers could become emotionally attached to the mechanical tools and less willing to send them into harm’s way.College of Education • Julie Carpenter • robotics • warfare
Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that, for the second year in a row, the poverty rate for the U.S. remained stable at 15 percent in 2012. Although the median annual income did not fall in 2012, it remains 8.3 percent below median income in 2007.West Coast Poverty Center
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
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