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March 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Mammoth tusk, art – and JACK Quartet

Winter quarter is coming to a close but there are still several events to take advantage of on the Seattle campus. This week, see the Mammoth tusk on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture or attend one of the many exciting music events– a perfect way to jump start spring!

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News digest: Faculty lecturer nominations, Celebrate UW Women, language of science

Nominations due March 17 for annual faculty lecturer || Nominate outstanding UW women by Friday || Book: Should English be the language of science?

March 11, 2014

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on finding life’s work, facing discrimination

News and Information

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a UW audience about life lessons spanning discrimination, public service, power and what makes her optimistic.

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No one likes a copycat, no matter where you live

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Very young children often don’t view an artistic copycat negatively, but that changes by the age of 5 or 6, even in countries that place less value on intellectual property rights than the U.S.

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UW regains top U.S. News rank in medicine; other areas get high marks

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U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings give high marks to UW programs in medicine, education, law, business and engineering and rate the medical school No. 1 overall for primary care.

March 10, 2014

Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

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University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.

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March 7, 2014

Board of Regents — March 13 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Tacoma Room of the Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building on the UW Tacoma campus. The full agenda is available online.

Lifesaving milestone for Washington’s fishing industry

Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant field agents have conducted their 100th Coast Guard-certified Safety at Sea class for tribal and commercial fishers.

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UW composers discuss collaboration with visiting JACK Quartet

UW World Series

UW music faculty and composers Richard Karpen and Juan Pampin discuss their collaboration with the visiting JACK Quartet.

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March 6, 2014

Arts Roundup: Dino Day, music — and Cloud Gate

This coming week in the arts there’s an array of dance, theater and exhibitions to enjoy. Don’t miss Dino Day and ArtVENTURES at the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery or Cloud Gate presented by the UW World Series.

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