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February 21, 2014

News Digest; Literary conference; Honor: Classics department

Writers to gather in Seattle for literary conference || Classics department wins new award for professional equity

February 20, 2014

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, and WAC 478-137-050, Limitations on Use 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:  Due to recent changes in the state Liquor Control Board’s rules for the special

NASA’s ‘Mohawk Guy’ advocates ‘audacious,’ creative engineering

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Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA flight engineer who became known as “Mohawk Guy” after sporting a mohawk hairstyle during the 2012 rover Curiosity’s landing on Mars, spoke to a class of University of Washington aeronautics and astronautics engineering students on Feb. 19. Ferdowsi was a student in the department and graduated from the UW in 2001.

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February 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, music — and the Dance Majors Concert

As we reach the final stretch of February, drama music and dance round out this week in the arts.

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Seminar will celebrate courageous UW alum Gordon Hirabayashi

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The Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed posthumously on UW alum Gordon K. Hirabayashi will come to the UW on Feb. 22 in an afternoon-long seminar and celebration of the man and his legacy.

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UW President Young comments on passage of Real Hope Act

The vote Feb. 18 “was a vote of confidence in students and their importance to the future of our state,” UW president said.

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February 18, 2014

Personal stories behind Exxon Valdez spill in book ‘Red light to Starboard’

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Angela Day, UW doctoral student in political science, discusses her book, “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster.”

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Chemistry’s Matthew Bush named Sloan fellow

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UW’s Matthew Bush has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014.

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Anti-kickback, Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Regulations

Anti-Kickback, Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Regulations Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR 52.203-7) require the University to implement procedures designed to prevent and detect violations of the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 (41 USC 51-58). This is published as a reminder of the policies and procedures in place at the University of Washington 1. Kickback Defined. “Kickback”

Embarking on geoengineering, then stopping, would speed up global warming

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Carrying out geoengineering for several decades and then stopping would cause warming at a rate more than double that expected due to global warming.

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