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April 3, 2013

Safety emphasis cuts UW’s major construction injuries to less than 2 percent

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…

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Diversity programs give illusion of corporate fairness, study shows

Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to findings by UW psychologists.

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Paws on Science 2013

It’s Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center, and UW scientists and researchers will have family-oriented activities and exhibits ranging from building a race car to controlling underwater robots.

News Digest: Montlake closures, environmental excellence finalist, Paws-on Science April 5-7, home fair April 11

Portion of Montlake closing all day Saturday, Sunday || UW finalist in environmental excellence contest || Family-friendly Paws-on Science April 5-7 || Home Improvement Fair April 11

April 2, 2013

Book focuses on 1969 fight to save America’s premier fossil beds

Book Q and A: To allow buildings on 34 million year-old fossils would be like using the Dead Sea Scrolls to wrap fish in, proclaimed the lawyer defending land that would eventually become Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

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South African gender, sexuality and race topic of Samuel E. Kelly lecture April 18

Amanda Lock Swarr, a UW associate professor in gender, women and sexuality studies, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 18.

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April 1, 2013

News Digest: Built “ecologies” lecture April 4, cybersecurity competition winner, autism awareness lectures

Built “ecologies,” resource integration subject of lecture April 4 || UW wins sixth consecutive regional cybersecurity competition || Autism center lecture series in Seattle, Tacoma

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Infant tests for debilitating diseases set for mainstream

UW-developed screening for debilitating, often-fatal genetic conditions has drawn interest from companies that could use it in tests distributed nationally and around the world.

UW Medicine launches multi-media health and wellness initiative April 1

In partnership with Fisher Communications, UW Medicine Health will provide information on healthy living and on the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs

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March 29, 2013

Head-on collisions between DNA-code reading machineries accelerate gene evolution

Bacteria speed up their evolution by positioning specific genes along the route of expected traffic jams in DNA encoding. Collisions can result in mutations.

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March 28, 2013

UW Medicine establishes Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases

This week UW Medical Center’s pulmonary fibrosis support group celebrated its 25th anniversary and the establishment of the new center.

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Arts Roundup: Art, recitals, trivia — and big band jazz

This week, student art and music, a School of Social Work art exhibit a lecture on art and more. It’s between quarters but there’s still plenty to see on campus.

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Volunteers use historic U.S. ship logbooks to uncover Arctic climate data

A volunteer project enlists citizen scientists to transcribe climate observations buried in historic logbooks of U.S. ships that spent time in the Arctic.

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March 27, 2013

Federal ‘detainer requests’ for suspected immigration violators cause longer jail stays, increase cost, UW research shows

Jail stays and costs increase when federal immigration authorities request that inmates be held under what are called “detainer requests,” according to UW research.

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UW announces new, low-cost online-only degree completion program in early childhood studies

The UW will offer a new low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood and family studies. Pending final approval, the program will start in the fall.

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Notice of Possible Rule Making: WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”

Notice of Possible Rule Making Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310) Subject of Possible Rule Making:  WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy.” Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.20.130. Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  Currently, the UW’s alcoholic beverage policy does not…

March 26, 2013

Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

Scientists come closer to boosting heart muscle by powering its contractile machinery.

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Documents that Changed the World: The ‘Casablanca’ letters of transit

The latest in the Documents that Changed the World podcast series is about a famous World War II-era document that never existed at all.

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March 22, 2013

Rising ocean acidity saps mussels’ strength

March 21, 2013

Arts Roundup: Art about music, music about art — and ongoing shows

Ongoing exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum and UW-related art being shown off campus are featured.

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March 20, 2013

News Digest: U Bridge closures, demo of mobile planetarium, SeattleSounder FC’s UW Day

University Bridge closures March 23, 24 || Mobile planetarium demonstration April 1 || Portion of ticket sales for Seattle Sounder FC’s UW Day goes to scholarships

2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award goes to King Holmes for STD work

Holmes was honored for his groundbreaking work on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and human papilloma virus.

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Some Alaskan trout use flexible guts for the ultimate binge diet

The stomach and intestines of certain Dolly Varden trout double to quadruple in size during month-long, salmon-egg-eating binges in Alaska each August. It’s the first time researchers have documented such fish gut flexibility in the wild.

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Update April 3, 2013 cherry blossom watch: Quad in full bloom

The cold weather this week is delaying the blooming of cherry trees in the UW Quad.

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March 19, 2013

Jordanna Bailkin studies postwar Britain in new book ‘The Afterlife of Empire’

UW History Professor Jordanna Bailkin discusses her new book “The Afterlife of Empire.”

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Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

New research offers a more comprehensive way to analyze a cell’s unique behavior, revealing patterns that could indicate why a cell will or won’t become cancerous.

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Grieving parents find solace in remembrance photography – with photo gallery

A UW anthropology student investigated how remembrance photography helps grieving parents, and how the practice’s resurgence could signal a change in the way death and dying are dealt with in our society.

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March 18, 2013

UW students create, harvest fog in campus ‘hoop house’

University of Washington students have been testing low-cost materials capable of harvesting water from fog.

UW professor fights poverty one land plot at a time

March 15, 2013

UW medical students match up with residency programs nationwide

On Match Day, students at medical schools across the nation find out where they will train as residents.

News Digest: Sea Grant symposium focuses on waterfronts, lecture March 22 on tissue engineering, reception honors staff nominees

Washington Sea Grant sponsors four-day symposium on waterfront challenges || Lecture March 22 on advances in tissue engineering || Reception March 26 for Distinguished Staff Award nominees

Endangered species meeting endorses ivory testing

March 14, 2013

Arts Roundup: Symphony, chamber singers, organ music and more

The UW Symphony, Chamber Singers, Littlefield Organ Series and more this week in UW arts.

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March 13, 2013

Innocence Project Northwest wins right to DNA testing for felons serving time in community

Felons who serve part of their prison sentence in the community may now have the right to publicly funded DNA testing.

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Ethnomusicology’s Global Reach

UW places highly in ranking of graduate programs by US News

US News & World Report recently published its national ranking of graduate programs.

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March 12, 2013

News Digest: UW Tower Green Fair Thursday, Restoration Ecology Network recognized

Demos, films, exhibits at UW Tower Green Fair Thursday || Society recognizes UW Restoration Ecology Network

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March 11, 2013

Long-term relationships, access to data drive sustainability institutions’ success

Successful sustainability initiatives need to be grounded in long-standing relationships among scientists, local communities and decision-makers, UW’s Lisa Graumlich told a session on sustainability science at AAAS.

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Remote clouds responsible for climate models’ glitch in tropical rainfall

One of the most persistent biases in global climate models is due to poor simulation of cloud cover thousands of miles to the south.

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