The latest news from the UW
May 23, 2013
Spring is a great time for the arts at the UW, with the School of Music, School of Drama and School of Art all offering shows or exhibits — and a lot more.
Evidence points to importance of recognizing and treating depression in people with diabetes to reduce medical complications.Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences • depression • diabetes • Wayne Katon
Denzil Suite has been selected as vice president for student life.
May 22, 2013
UW Seaglider technology is licensed commercially; Richard Whitney, emeritus professor of fisheries, will deliver a talk about the Boldt decision; U. of Minnesota president and former UW faculty member Eric Kaler will deliver a talk about challenges facing research institutions.
A new half-hour documentary about a UW research expedition to Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano off the Washington coast, airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. on UWTV.College of the Environment • John Delaney • Ocean Observatories Initiative • School of Oceanography • UWTV
A rural family medicine group is an example for other community physicians seeking to wean themselves from pharmaceutical industry influence.David Evans • Department of Family Medicine • medical ethics • pharmaceuticals
The University of Washington announced May 21 a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT.
May 21, 2013
Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, has been selected as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.
New research argues that the tea party owes more to paranoid politics of the John Birch Society and others than traditional American conservatism. “True conservatives aren’t paranoid,” says political scientist Chris Parker. “Tea party conservatives are.”Christopher Parker • Department of Political Science • Matt Barreto • tea party
May 20, 2013
The recently updated K-12 science education learning goals outline a vision for what all U.S. citizens should know about science. Phillip Bell, director of UW’s Institute for Science and Math Education, talks about what’s new about the goals.College of Education • Institute for Science and Math Education
A study published this week in Nature Geoscience shows that woody plant matter is almost completely digested by bacteria living in the Amazon River, and that this tough stuff plays a major part in fueling the river’s breath.climate change • College of the Environment • Jeffrey Richey • oceanography • School of Oceanography
May 17, 2013
Harmful effects of bullying are profound for youth struggling with identity and self-worth, and can lead to depression and thoughts of suicide.abuse • child & adolescent development • Department of Health Services • Donald Patrick • sexual orientation
May 16, 2013
Dance and drama talents lead a busy week in UW arts with the annual MFA Dance Concert, the 50th annual Theodore Roethke Poetry Reading and more.
May 15, 2013
UW astronomer Woody Sullivan, who has made Seattle the unlikely sundial capital of North America, has re-created a Renaissance ceiling sundial in his home office.
Joe Janes of the UW Information School reached back two centuries to pre-revolutionary France for the latest installment of his podcast series, “Documents that Changed the World.”Documents that Changed the World • Information School • Joe Janes
New UW research shows that, in recent decades, fall is the only time of extensive warming over the entire Antarctic Peninsula, and it is mostly from atmospheric circulation patterns originating in the tropics.
May 14, 2013
More than 1,000 undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Mary Gates Hall. Some presentations will also occur in Johnson Hall and Meany Studio Theater. In conjunction with the symposium, another 50 undergraduates from UW and…
The maternal genetic information passed down through many generations of mitochondria is still present in modern-day residents of the Lassithi plateau of Crete.anthropology • archaeology • genetics & DNA • George Stamatoyannopoulos • history
University of Washington engineers have created a synthetic substance that fully resists the body’s natural attack response to foreign objects. Medical devices such as artificial heart valves, prostheses and breast implants could be coated with this polymer to prevent the body from rejecting an implanted object.Buddy Ratner • College of Engineering • Department of Bioengineering • Department of Chemical Engineering • Shaoyi Jaing • UWEB
May 13, 2013
The UW report recommends ways to protect the health of Native American tribes and others affected by the cleanup.Enviromental Protection Agency • workplace safety
A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Bryan Pearce, who served as CEO of the University Book Store from 2002 to 2013, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, May 19 at the UW Club.
Oceanographers are using a growing number of seafloor seismometers, devices that record seafloor vibrations, to carry out inexpensive and non-invasive studies of endangered whales.College of the Environment • earthquakes & seismology • oceanography • School of Oceanography • whales • William Wilcock
May 10, 2013
UW underwater robot team competes Saturday || Cecilia Bitz recognized for decade’s worth of work || Greenwald, Kuhl among 25 honored as part of 25th anniversary
May 9, 2013
This week there’s experimental music, a string quartet, photos about food, a health-minded art walk, student exhibits and the combined talents of the Dance Program and School of Drama.
A new ranking has determined that the University of Washington is the sixth best university in the United States and eighth in the world.
May 8, 2013
New study suggests dietary nicotine may protect against this disorder, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.diet • disease • neurology • nicotine • Susan Searles Nielsen • workplace safety
New research shows bacteria may draw other bacteria to an infection site by laying down trails of a “molecular glue” that attract free-swimming individual bacteria.Boo Tseng Shen • Matthew Parsek • microbiology
The UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows Washington state’s housing market improved in the first quarter of 2013 for the third consecutive quarter.College of Built Environments • Glenn Crellin • Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
UW outcompetes PAC-12 schools in Recyclemania || MIT engineering professor to speak on research, career journey || Pharmaceutical science association recognizes Rodney Ho
Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.Department of English • Herbert Blau • School of Drama • Simpson Center
The University of Washington in collaboration with Washington State University is developing an “academic redshirt” program that will bring dozens of low-income, Washington state high school graduates to the two universities to study engineering in a five-year bachelor’s program.College of Engineering • Dawn Wiggin • Eve Riskin • Scott Winter • STEM
May 7, 2013
Dr. Alisa Hideg, who teaches UW medical students, is grateful for the chance to move science forward toward a future with more options for other patients.Alisa Hideg • cancer • Nora Disis • vaccines • WWAMI Spokane
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation names 173 fellows for 2013.Department of Biology • Department of Comparative Literature
May 6, 2013
This week marks the 1000th cruise for the UW’s Clifford A. Barnes research vessel, a converted tugboat that has spent decades exploring Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest waters and is now reaching the end of its UW career.College of the Environment • RV Clifford A. Barnes • School of Oceanography • Susan Hautala
More than 100 UW undergraduates will share information about their volunteer activities at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, Tuesday, May.Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center • Jumpstart • Mary Gates Endowment for Students • Pipeline Project
A new device will give hospitals and research labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples to help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.College of Engineering • Department of Mechanical Engineering • Jae-Hyun Chung • Sang-gyeun Ahn
May 2, 2013
May is bike to campus month || Math at top speed: Exploding drag racing myths || UW recognized for campus tree management« Previous Page Next Page »