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December 3, 2013

Signalers vs. strong silent types: Sparrows exude personalities during fights

News and Information

Like humans, some song sparrows are more effusive than others, at least when it comes to defending their territories. New UW findings show that consistent individual differences exist not only for how aggressive individual song sparrows are but also for how much they use their signals to communicate their aggressive intentions.

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New book ‘Going Viral’ explores nature, impact of Internet virality

News and Information

Will we of the early 21th century be remembered for Internet memes like Grumpy Cat? “Going Viral,” a new book by Karine Nahon and Jeff Hemsley of the UW Information School explores the nature of virality and impacts of virality.

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Project to gauge effects of Affordable Care Act in Washington state

School of Public Health

The overall purpose of the project, called UW-SHARE, is to obtain a benchmark, pre-ACA picture of health-care use, health, health-related attitudes, and access to health insurance.

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‘Spooky action’ builds a wormhole between ‘entangled’ particles

News and Information

New research indicates that a phenomenon called “quantum entanglement” could be intrinsically linked with the creation of wormholes.

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December 2, 2013

Last chance to donate: UW Combined Fund Drive ends Dec. 6

UW Human Resources Marketing & Communications

UW faculty and staff have until Dec. 6 to contribute to this year’s UW Combined Fund Drive, part of Washington state’s workplace giving campaign.

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November 26, 2013

MyHeartMapSeattle scavenger hunters report over 2,000 defibrillators

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

A city-wide contest to locate as many of Seattle’s automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs, netted far more than expected. The challenge arose from the need to map and monitor these devices, which can save the lives of people suffering an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.

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Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and the School of Music’s ‘Carolfest’

The holiday season kicks off in full force with a variety of arts events to enjoy, including the School of Music’s annual CarolFest is on Dec. 4.

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Redesigned purple UW license plates now available

Advancement Communications

The newly designed University of Washington vehicle license plate is now available for sale from the state Department of Licensing.

AAAS names five UW researchers as fellows

Five University of Washington researchers are among new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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News digest: ‘StormReady’ status, Ryan Calo blogs, green seed proposals due, ease Net access

“StormReady” status ups UW’s ability to cope with weather extremes || Ryan Calo blogs for Forbes || First Green Seed Fund proposals due Dec. 3 || Ease Net access at 5,500 institutions with “eduroam”

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