The latest news from the UW
June 13, 2013
A new United Nations analysis, using statistical methods developed at the University of Washington, shows the world population could reach nearly 11 billion by the end of the century, about 800 million more people than the previous projection issued in 2011.
June 12, 2013
Researchers at the University of Washington have created a material they say would make LEDs cheaper and greener to manufacture, driving down costs to consumers.Chang-Ching Tu • College of Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Department of Materials Science & Engineering • Ji Hoo • LumiSands
June 11, 2013
University of Washington President Michael K. Young has selected Chuck Sloane to be University Ombud, starting this July.
About 5,000 graduates, a record number, are expected to attend the University of Washington commencement ceremonies at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on June 15.
Awards recognize faculty, staff, alumni, top scholars || Paleontological Society gives highest honor to Estella Leopold
University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that when humans use brain-computer interfaces, the brain behaves much like it does when completing simple motor skills such as kicking a ball or waving. Learning to control a robotic arm or a prosthetic limb could become second nature for people who are paralyzed.College of Engineering • Department of Bioengineering • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • Department of Neurological Surgery • Jeffrey Ojemann • Jeremiah Wander • Rajesh Rao
June 10, 2013
UW Professional and Continuing Education marked its 100th birthday in grand style today (June 10) with the announcement of an extraordinary glass sculpture from a UW alumnus who is also among the biggest names in art: Dale Chihuly.Dale Chihuly • David Szatmary • Michael Young • UW Educational Outreach • UW Professional & Continuing Education
A public hearing to discuss proposed changes to event parking rates is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25 from 9-10 am in Anderson Hall, Room 10. All members of the UW community are encouraged to attend.
June 7, 2013
The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 13, at 1pm in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. The full agenda is available online.
In “Spring Comes to the Cascades,” students don’t just read about the forests – they hike and snowshoe through them.College of the Environment • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
June 6, 2013
Air pollution in the Northern Hemisphere in the mid-20th century cooled the upper half of the planet and pushed rain bands south, contributing to the prolonged and worsening drought in Africa’s Sahel region. Clean air legislation in the 1980s reversed the trend and the drought lessened.climate change • College of the Environment • Dargan Frierson • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
June 5, 2013
Short-term therapy from paraprofessionals improved the mental health of Congolese women who suffered sexual violence.Debra Kaysen • Department of Global Health • Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences • therapy • violence • warfare
Even as spring quarter winds down, there’s lots to see. The Burke Museum has a new exhibit, the School of Music presents its combined bands with the University Symphony, and two plays at the School of Drama conclude their runs.
Older adults are assessing their neighborhoods to make them more amenable to a favorite physical activity: walking.aging • Basia Belza • College of Built Environments • disability • exercise • guides • School of Nursing
June 4, 2013
New research demonstrates that life as we know it might never have come to exist on Earth if meteorites didn’t deliver a key element billions of years ago.
The UW will become the global capital of bicycling when scores of scholars, policymakers, analysts and activists come to campus for the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, June 19-22.Alon Bassok • College of Built Environments • Department of Urban Design and Planning • Don Miller • Peter House
University of Washington researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras.College of Engineering • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • Qifan Pu • Shwetak Patel • Shyam Gollakota • Sidhant Gupta
June 3, 2013
The University of Washington was one of two universities that received national recognition for “best practices that have broad impact within the higher education community.”
A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates has come to fruition.
June 2, 2013
In 1936, when Jesse Owens made headlines by winning Olympic gold in front of Adolf Hitler, nine University of Washington rowers improbably did the same in competition that had been dominated by Germany. An upcoming book vividly tells the tale.
May 30, 2013
Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels.College of the Environment • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Late spring is perhaps the busiest time for arts at the UW. This week, ongoing productions and exhibits, plus a production of “The 39 Steps” and lots of music — including the powerful, 100-voice UW Gospel Choir.
UW part of second Seattle Science Festival || Alison Wylie honored by Society for Women in Philosophy || Sustainability studied in Charles Wolfe’s ‘Urbanism Without Effort’
In most cultures, a woman’s small feet are seen as a sign of youth and fertility, but that’s not true of all cultures, including the Karo Batak on the island of Sumatra.Department of Anthropology
May 29, 2013
The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters’ linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study by UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.I-LABS
Exposure to diesel exhaust undermines one of the body’s protections against heart and blood vessel disease.Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences • Department of Pathology • heart disease • Michael Rosenfeld • pollution
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Room 142 of Gerberding Hall, on the UW Seattle campus. The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments…
In late June, the University Libraries home page will feature a new unified search system that will enable the campus community to find and request books, journal articles and media of all formats, all combined in a single search.UW Libraries
Just a week after the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge collapse north of Seattle, the University of Washington will host a national steel bridge competition for undergraduate civil engineering students. Forty-nine finalist teams will converge on campus for the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition.College of Engineering • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • infrastructure • Jeffrey Berman
May 24, 2013
“The Return,” a dreamlike account of a Native woman and her baby, is an allegory for passing environmental health values to the next generation.Department of Bioethics and Humanities • Michelle Montgomery • Native American • Nicholas Zalazar • Northwest Indian College • UW Center for Ecogenetics • workplace safety
University of Washington structural engineers, architects and freight transportation experts are available to speak with reporters about the I-5 Skagit Bridge collapse on Thursday, May 23. Charles Roeder Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Office: 206-543-6199 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.ce.washington.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?id=36 Expertise: Gusset plates and steel bracing frames; seismic behavior of steel and composite structures; fatigue…
May 23, 2013
The UW and the VA Puget Sound will be among the sites for the national RISE study. The researchers want to see if treating patients to preserve insulin secretion keeps diabetes from forming or slows its progression.clinical trial • Department of Medicine • diabetes • Division of Metabolism Endocrinology and Nutrition • Steven Kahn
Spring is a great time for the arts at the UW, with the School of Music, School of Drama and School of Art all offering shows or exhibits — and a lot more.
Evidence points to importance of recognizing and treating depression in people with diabetes to reduce medical complications.Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences • depression • diabetes • Wayne Katon
Denzil Suite has been selected as vice president for student life.
May 22, 2013
UW Seaglider technology is licensed commercially; Richard Whitney, emeritus professor of fisheries, will deliver a talk about the Boldt decision; U. of Minnesota president and former UW faculty member Eric Kaler will deliver a talk about challenges facing research institutions.« Previous Page Next Page »