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March 26, 2014

UW School of Medicine launches “Next Generation WWAMI” in Spokane

The UW School of Medicine plans to establish Spokane as the center of an effort called “Next Generation WWAMI.”

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March 25, 2014

News digest: Health innovator launch, students promote bill, self-help seminars, students win

UW Health Innovators Collaborative kicks off || Law student activism prompts legislation || UW CareLink seminars || Graduate students best two Canadian universities

March 24, 2014

Stellar names in classical music part of collector’s gift to UW Music Library

News and Information

Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Gershwin — the names alone are enough to quicken the pulse of any classical music lover. Those greats and many more are represented in a gift of rare classical music scores to the University of Washington Music Library.

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March 21, 2014

Match Day, when medical student futures are decided

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The official announcement of the results of the National Residency Matching Program is an annual rite of passage for UW medical students and their peers across the United States. The wait is over.

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March 20, 2014

No sandy beaches: UW students head to rural Washington for Alternative Spring Break

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Many University of Washington students will greet spring break next week from a warm sandy beach, but 69 of them will instead spend their week off helping young students in rural communities learn about art, literacy and the environment. In turn, these UW students will learn about life, culture and education in rural Washington.

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March 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Film, music — and Circa

Winter quarter ends this week but the campus has plenty of events to keep you entertained over spring break — from a film screening at the Henry Art Gallery to an Australian cirque group at Meany Hall. And while you’re at it, enjoy the cherry blossoms that are almost in full bloom.

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Anti-anxiety drug ameliorates autistic behaviors in mice

UW Medicine

Increasing cell signals that put the brake on excitatory brain cells reduces repetitive behaviors and learning problems and improves social interactions in a mouse model of autism. This was achieved with a low dose of benzodiazipine, a common anti-anxiety, anti-seizure medication.

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March 17, 2014

News Digest: Info forum on state’s Dream Act, Commuter Services extends hours, biomedical technology changes

Informational forum March 18 about state’s Dream Act || Commuter Services extends hours for start of quarter || Lecture March 21 discusses changing field of biomedical technology

Hold that RT: Much misinformation tweeted after 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

News and Information

University of Washington researchers have found that misinformation spread widely on Twitter after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing despite efforts by users to correct rumors that were inaccurate.

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March 14, 2014

Board of Regents — April 10 Meeting Canceled

The Regular meeting of the Board scheduled for Thursday, April 10, is canceled. The next Regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. Agendas and schedule will be available Friday, May 2.

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