The latest news from the UW
September 10, 2013
Forefront: Innovations in suicide prevention, a new University of Washington-based organization launched Sept. 10, will help Washington state lead the way to new policies and programs to solve what is regarded as a major public health problem.
The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released by US News & World Report.
September 9, 2013
In children with this form of leukemia, damage to chromosome 9 removes part of a normal copy of the gene in question, and leaves the mutated copy unopposed.cancer • Department of Medicine • Department of Pathology • genetics & DNA • Marshall Horwitz
In our state, texting on a hand-held device diverts drivers’ attention more than any other distraction.Beth Ebel • Department of Pediatrics • Harborview Medical Center • traffic safety
Oceanographers for the first time recorded an enormous wave breaking miles below the surface in a key bottleneck for global ocean circulation.Applied Physics Laboratory • Matthew Alford • oceanography • School of Oceanography
September 6, 2013
September 5, 2013
UW 14th on Teach for America list || College Assistance Migrant Program scores perfect 100 || UW Botanic Gardens showcases venues and vendors
A group of University of Washington graduate students wanted to help save victims of human trafficking. Along the way they won two prestigious national design awards for their efforts and hope to raise money to help even more people.Public Practice Studio • School of Art + Art History + Design
September 4, 2013
Computer-designed proteins that can recognize and interact with small biological molecules are now a reality. Scientists have succeeded in creating a protein molecule that can be programmed to unite with three different steroids.Institute for Protein Design
KUOW launched “The Record on KUOW” Tuesday with more than a half-dozen segments focused on local, national and international news and information.KUOW
Researchers examining virus transmission from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh found some people are infected with multiple strains of simian foamy virus.
September 3, 2013
Bjong “Wolf” Yeigh takes the helm this week as chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.UW Bothell
August 30, 2013
UW researchers and federal scientists have developed the first long-term seasonal forecast of conditions for the Northwest ocean ecosystem.climate change • College of the Environment • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean • Nick Bond • ocean acidification • Samantha Siedlecki • School of Oceanography
August 28, 2013
Scenes from the summer 2013 at the UW Tel Dor Archeological Excavation and Field School.archaeology • Department of Classics • Sarah Stroup
August 27, 2013
University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.Andrea Stocco • brain • Chantel Prat • College of Engineering • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • I-LABS • psychology • Rajesh Rao
August 26, 2013
The National Resources Defense Council featured Husky Stadium in its list of ten “Collegiate Game Changers”— athletic programs that excel in green practices.
A team led by University of Washington engineers has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test. The researchers published their results online Aug. 26 in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.Department of Materials Science & Engineering • Marco Rolandi
Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington 13th among national universities for 2013.
August 23, 2013
August 21, 2013
UW scientists have made the first-ever accurate determination of a solid-state triple point, the temperature and pressure at which three different solid phases can coexist stably.David Cobden • physics
Julie Kientz, a UW assistant professor of human centered design & engineering, has been named one of the world’s top 35 innovators under age 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine.Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering • Julie Kientz • Shwetak Patel
August 20, 2013
Barry Witham, drama professor emeritus, discusses his new book, “A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow.”Barry Witham • School of Drama • Sustainability • theater history
August 19, 2013
The University of Washington again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
Undergraduates who participated in a variety of research programs over the summer will share their work
Research shows reservoirs of silica-rich magma, which causes the most explosive volcanic eruptions, can persist in Earth’s upper crust for hundreds of thousands of years without erupting.
August 16, 2013
UW launches annual-leave sharing program for organ donors || UW oceanographers named AGU Fellows
The winning smiles of the UW Huskies will be protected on the football field with customized mouth guards from UW Pediatric Dentistry.Huskies • School of Dentistry • sports
August 14, 2013
Earth scientists are laying plans for a two-year study designed to develop a better understanding of how Mount St. Helens gets its supply of volcanic magma.
University of Washington geographer Kam Wing Chan is in China this week, explaining how that country can dismantle its 55-year-old system that limits rural laborers from moving to and settling in cities and qualifying for basic social benefits.China • geography • Kam Wing Chan • workers
New ice core research shows that the warming that ended the last ice age in Antarctica began at least 2,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest score possible for the 2012-13 academic year.Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability • Sustainability
August 13, 2013
University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power.College of Engineering • David Wetherall • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Joshua Smith • Shyam Gollakota
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