The latest news from the UW
April 24, 2013
A conversation with Carlos Gil, UW professor emeritus of history and author of the memoir “We Became Mexican American.”Carlos Gil • Department of History
April 23, 2013
Concrete is used to build streets, bridges, buildings, dams and driveways — and it lasts a very long time — but what if concrete could be made with a 50 percent smaller carbon footprint?architecture • Carbon Leadership Forum • Department of Architecture • Kate Simonen
The 65 workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington state this past year will be remembered at a UW event promoting safer workplaces.Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences • Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies • Workers Memorial Day • workplace safety
Engineering Discovery Days is April 26-27 at the UW campus and will feature exhibits and demonstrations from engineering departments and student groups.College of Engineering • Engineering Discovery Days
April 22, 2013
David Notkin, University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering, died April 22. He was 58.College of Engineering • David Notkin • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Wayne C. Roth, president and general manager of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, has announced that he will retire this September.
Husky Green Awards announced at kick-off || Expedition oceanbound on Earth Day || Annual ‘UW Trash-In’ event Wednesday || Tips to spring-clean your inbox
April 19, 2013
A UW biologist is among scientists who have found that the abdominal movements of some insects play a large role in flight control.
April 18, 2013
Join in Friday during HuskyFest and kick-off activities for Earth Day.
The School of Drama continues its Western, music Professor Robin McCabe and sister Rachelle McCabe perform works for piano, and jazzman Bill Frisell visits for the fifth-annual IMPfest.
A University of Washington astronomer has discovered perhaps the most Earth-like planet yet found outside the solar system by the Kepler Space Telescope.Department of Astronomy
April 17, 2013
A substance implicated in several mass extinctions could greatly enhance plant growth, with implications for global food supplies biofuels, new UW research shows.Department of Biology • Department of Earth and Space Sciences • energy • food production
April 15, 2013
Engineers at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory are under pressure to build and test parts for installation this summer in the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory off the Washington and Oregon coasts.Applied Physics Laboratory • College of the Environment • Deborah Kelley • Gary Harkins • Geoff Cram • John Delaney • Ocean Observatories Initiative • School of Oceanography
Jon Huntsman, who has spent more than two decades in public service, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 2013 Commencement exercises
Researchers found that a protein in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract can lose their functionality when exposed to sugar.Department of Mechanical Engineering • Jiangyu Li • Physical Review Letters
April 14, 2013
In recent decades the thinning of glaciers at the edge of Antarctica has accelerated, but new UW-led research indicates the changes, though dramatic, cannot be confidently attributed to human-caused global warming.climate change • College of the Environment • Department of Earth and Space Sciences • polar science
April 12, 2013
A new procedure that thickens and thins fluid at the micron level could save consumers and manufacturers money, particularly for some soap products.Alice Dohnalkova • Amy Shen • College of Engineering • Department of Mechanical Engineering • Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The annual beach cleanup may turn up new items from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan more than two years ago and sent objects to the Washington coast.Ian Miller • oceanography • Washington Sea Grant
The new Turbo Commander aircraft will allow the medical transport service to reach more people living in outlying rural areas of Southwest Alaska.Airlift Northwest • Alaska • Chris Martin • UW Medicine
April 11, 2013
This week brings art exhibits, lectures and several events from the UW School of Music, and the School of Drama wrangles the Western genre for a six-part, ensemble-created show.
At Friday Harbor Labs, students are conducting a three-week study on the effects of ocean acidification using a strategy that’s midway between a controlled lab test and an open-ocean experiment.College of the Environment • Friday Harbor Laboratories • James Murray • ocean acidification • School of Oceanography
Latest research findings suggest the possibility of reverting TB hyper-susceptibility to TB hyper-resistance.disease • immunology • Lalita Ramakrishnan • microbiology • tuberculosis
April 10, 2013
The “Washington Wildflowers” app, out this week, includes information for more than 870 common wildflowers, shrubs and vines.Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture • herbarium
April 8, 2013
Police department open house April 17 || 2013 Magnuson Scholars named || Bioethicists to discuss ethics of health care ‘migration’
A few questions for Richard Kirkendall, UW professor emeritus of history and editor of the new book, “Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman.”Department of History
April 5, 2013
Neurosurgeon Eric Holland has been recruited to establish a preeminent brain cancer program at UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute.Alvord Chair • cancer • Eric Holland • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center • neurology
April 4, 2013
Dance, photography, cinema, theater and music will convey how the arts can make a difference in public health.ArtsUW • Department of Global Health
There’s much to see and hear on campus as spring quarter begins — music. art, lectures and fiction — even though the true campus stars are the cherry blossoms.Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture • Henry Art Gallery • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • UW World Series
A UW physicist has used new satellite data to update his decade-old recreation of the sound of the Big Bang at the birth of the universe.
Astronauts could be a step closer to a fast journey to Mars using a unique manipulation of nuclear fusion devised by UW scientists and those at a Redmond company.College of Engineering • Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics • John T. Slough • NASA • UW Plasma Dynamics Laboratory
April 3, 2013
The UW’s Climate Impacts Group is part of a national report and first-ever national meeting on adapting to the effects of a changing climate.Amy Snover • climate change • Climate Impacts Group
The genetic variants disturb the functioning of the same brain signal receptors affected by hallucinogenic drugs.brain • Debbie Tsuang • genetics & DNA • mental illness • neuroscience • psychiatry
Construction can be a dangerous business, and there’s always plenty of it happening at the University of Washington, from remodeling a section of one building to refurbishing an entire building or erecting a new one. A decade ago, when the Capital Projects Office began keeping tabs on worker injuries, it was estimated that 12 of…« Previous Page Next Page »