The latest news from the UW
October 28, 2013
The first order of business for the UW’s new degree in musical theater is not greasepaint or tap shoes but public outreach and finding talented, committed students.Elizabeth Cooper • Richard Karpen • School of Drama • School of Music • Scott Hafso • UW Dance Program • Wilson Mendieta
The University of Washington is planning a number of events that will be held during the week preceding Veterans Day.UW Alumni Association
October 25, 2013
Students from the various health sciences schools worked together on a fictional case to solve the patient’s list of problems from different perspectives.health training
Based at the University of Washington, the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing’s first public event on Oct. 30 will feature speakers from the UW, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and industry, as well as breakout sessions that explore various aspects of science and engineering technologies.Department of Electrical Engineering • Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing • Vikram Jandhyala
October 24, 2013
It’s a big week for the arts on campus featuring dance, music, lectures, and a festival. From the annual Halloween Organ Concert to the ISIS: Women Arts Festival at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture — take your pick or pick them all.Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • Henry Art Gallery • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Music • UW World Series
UW faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on the “Affordable Care Act: How You Can Make a Difference,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Center.health care
October 23, 2013
Stephen Boyd of Stanford University is the speaker at this year’s Lytle Lecture Series hosted by the UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He will give a free public talk at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.College of Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Maryam Fazel
October 22, 2013
A Husky Spirit Photo Contest is part of the runup to this year’s W Day, Friday, Oct. 25.W Day
The next big earthquake on the Seattle fault could trigger destructive landslides in the city, potentially affecting a much larger area than previously thought, and in areas outside those currently considered to be landslide prone, a new UW-led study shows.
Mercer Court Apartments grand opening Oct. 24 || UW iSchool presents author Jack Gantos Nov. 7 || David Shields honored by Artist Trust
A new online survey will help develop a Campus Landscape Framework, a step toward updating the campus master plan.
October 21, 2013
Caryn G. Mathes, who has been general manager of WAMU in Washington, D.C., since 2005, has been selected as the general manager of KUOW, effective Jan. 2, 2014.
A public, groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Washington Native American longhouse-style facility, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), will take place Friday, Oct. 25, 3-5:30 p.m.Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Researchers at the University of Washington have studied and named a trend lots of people can identify with: the desire to resist constant connectivity and step back from the online world.Information School • Ricardo Gomez
Blood disease specialist Dr. Janis Abkowitz and drug safety expert Dr, Bruce Psaty today were named new members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, an honorary and national advisory group.Bruce Psaty • Institute of Medicine • Janis Abkowitz
October 20, 2013
A new study in Nature Geoscience explains a major feature of global precipitation, and shows how a current originating from the poles influences tropical rainfall in Africa and southern India.climate • climate change • College of the Environment • Dargan Frierson • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
October 18, 2013
Sarah Lien and her mother Barbara Hawkins were both diagnosed with breast cancer as young women. Sarah is modeling her mother’s optimistic approach to the disease while awaiting the birth of her own daughter, Elizabeth.cancer
The University of Washington has received an 18-month grant of $110,299 from the state Attorney General’s Office to provide training and education for health professionals and the general public on the subject of chronic pain management and cannabis use.Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute • Beatriz Carlini
October 17, 2013
A new project by the UW School of Nursing will evaluate whether mall-walking programs are effective and whether they can lead to larger-scale increases in walking.
Learn how to be more involved with campus sustainability during UW Sustainability Summit activities Oct. 23.Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
A team of University of Washington computer scientists has created a software program that watches a user’s movements and gives spoken feedback using a Microsoft Kinect on what to change to accurately complete a yoga pose.College of Engineering • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering • Julie Kientz • Kyle Rector
October 16, 2013
The UW School of Music leads this busy week in the arts with performances by the Steve Korn Group, UW Symphony and Music of Today featuring violist Garth Knox.Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • Henry Art Gallery • School of Drama • School of Music • Undergraduate Theater Society • UW World Series
We travel back in time 52 years for the latest installment of Lost and Found Films, to the 1961 construction of the Space Needle and the Monorail in downtown Seattle.Lost and Found Films • UW Libraries
October 15, 2013
A new study estimates nearly a half-million people died from causes attributable to the war in Iraq from 2003 through 2011. The results come from the first population-based survey since 2006 to estimate war-related deaths in Iraq, and the first study covering the conflict’s full timespan.Global Citizens
The UW schools of health sciences have formed a new initiative to teach and deliver health care across disciplines, a team-based approach that is gaining recognition nationally and is expected to make health care more efficient and effective.
A San Diego company has licensed UW-developed technology capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule.
The University of Washington College of Engineering fall lecture series will feature faculty researchers and industry leaders who work to maintain and improve our region’s critical infrastructure. The lectures are at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 14.College of Engineering • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • Greg Miller • John Stanton
October 14, 2013
The University of Washington in Seattle reports its largest freshman class in history at 6,255 students, according to the Office of Admissions.
October 10, 2013
This week, the Chamber Dance Company’s 2013 concert is the icing on the cake in a busy week of arts events that also includes the School of Drama’s opening of “The Real Inspector Hound” and the Emerson String Quartet performing with School of Music Professor Craig Sheppard.Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • College of Arts & Sciences • Henry Art Gallery • School of Drama • School of Music • UW World Series
The UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, kicks off with a Charity Fair & Silent Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the HUB north ballroom.
October 9, 2013
Ground broken for employee housing || Carlos Pellegrini installed as president || Math Across Campus considers challenge of sustainability || Gerry Philipsen honored by communication association || UW Health and Safety Committee nominations close Nov. 1
University of Washington scientists have developed a new way of processing the signals in cochlear implants to help users hear music better. The technique lets users perceive differences between musical instruments, a significant improvement from what standard cochlear implants can offer.College of Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Jay Rubinstein • Les Atlas
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.« Previous Page Next Page »