The latest news from the UW
May 6, 2013
A new device will give hospitals and research labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples to help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.College of Engineering • Department of Mechanical Engineering • Jae-Hyun Chung • Sang-gyeun Ahn
May 2, 2013
May is bike to campus month || Math at top speed: Exploding drag racing myths || UW recognized for campus tree management
The mountain is going to have to go it alone when the fountain is shut down this month for routine maintenance.Drumheller Fountain • UW Facilities Services
“Sanctum” by James Coupe and Juan Pampin opens at the Henry Art Gallery and the School of Music celebrates the life and music of Charles Ives.
May 1, 2013
The UW has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients, recognizing achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.awards
Mary Lidstrom and David Kaplan are among the 84 new members announced by National Academy of Sciences.Department of Physics • Office of Research
Notice of Expedited Rule Making (Per RCW 34.05.353) Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Housekeeping amendments to WAC 478-120-020, 478-120-140, and 478-124-020. Statutory Authority for Adoption and Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.20.130. Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In both WAC 478-120-020 and 478-124-020 one subsection…
April 30, 2013
A yearlong project to learn how UW students were being challenged academically in their majors attracted volunteers from 33 degree-granting departments and programs.
The Erasmus virus resets 207 genes in lung cells to hamper the cells’ ability to launch an antiviral reaction. Available drugs might correct this sabotage.disease • Michael Katze • microbiology • virology
April 29, 2013
Low pituitary hormone levels can mimic symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome, but are easily treated.brain • veterans
Newly discovered fossils reveal a lineage of animals thought to have led to dinosaurs taking hold in Tanzania and Zambia, many millions of years before dinosaur relatives were seen in the fossil record elsewhere on Earth.Christian Sidor • College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Biology • University of Washington
UW faculty members Susan Eggers and Randall Moon have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
New University of Washington research shows it’s much more environmentally friendly to leave the car parked at home and opt for groceries delivered to your doorstep.Anne Goodchild • College of Engineering • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • Erica Wygonik
April 25, 2013
Art students show their work, music students play jazz with famous guests, the Burke invites all for a celebration of Salish Coast art, and more.
Also, the School of Music’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band unite for an evening of music featuring a tuba concerto, of course.
A UW astronomer is using Earth’s interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.Department of Astronomy • planetary science • Sarah Ballard
Drops forming on the outside of your drink don’t just make the can slippery. Experiments show that in hot, humid weather, condensation heats a drink more than the surrounding air.College of the Environment • Dale Durran • Dargan Frierson • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
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
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