The latest news from the UW
March 19, 2013
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.cancer • College of Engineering • Department of Bioengineering • Xiaohu Gao
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.Department of Anthropology
March 18, 2013
University of Washington students have been testing low-cost materials capable of harvesting water from fog.
March 15, 2013
On Match Day, students at medical schools across the nation find out where they will train as residents.
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
March 14, 2013
The UW Symphony, Chamber Singers, Littlefield Organ Series and more this week in UW arts.Henry Art Gallery • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • School of Music
March 13, 2013
Felons who serve part of their prison sentence in the community may now have the right to publicly funded DNA testing.Innocence Project Northwest • School of Law
US News & World Report recently published its national ranking of graduate programs.rankings • US News
March 12, 2013
Demos, films, exhibits at UW Tower Green Fair Thursday || Society recognizes UW Restoration Ecology NetworkCollege of the Environment • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
March 11, 2013
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.College of the Environment • Lisa Graumlich
One of the most persistent biases in global climate models is due to poor simulation of cloud cover thousands of miles to the south.climate change • College of the Environment • Dargan Frierson • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
March 8, 2013
Occupying the seven-story facility will be labs for kidney research, vision sciences, immunology, rheumatology, and infectious disease investigations.Capital Projects • UW Medicine
March 7, 2013
Any day now, the world’s largest dam-removal project will release a century’s worth of sediment . For geologists, it’s a unique opportunity to study natural and engineered river systems.Andrea Ogston • Charles Nittrouer • College of the Environment • Elwha River • School of Oceanography
Lots of music this week, plus “Cyrano” continues and the Burke Museum holds Dino Day, a family-friendly event 65 million years in the making.Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Music • Undergraduate Theater Society
March 6, 2013
A University of Washington research team has captured color photographs of what could be a previously undocumented species of chambered nautilus, a cephalopod mollusk often classified as a “living fossil,” in the waters off American Samoa in the South Pacific. “This is certainly a new taxon, but we are not sure if it is a…
March 5, 2013
UW Science Now kicks off at Town Hall tonight || Celebrating UW Women nominations due March 11 || Nominations sought for fourth annual Husky Green Awards || Grade-school students take on philosophy in panel discussion || Hall Health Center expands tobacco cessation program
March 4, 2013
A public symposium on the Global Burden of Diseases study will be held on campus Monday, March 11.
“Governor’s Day 2,” a six-minute montage of colorful campus scenes, is the latest in the Lost and Found Films series, where readers help identify snippets of UW footage.UW Libraries
New work in Argentina where scientists had previously thought Earth’s first grasslands emerged 38 million years ago, shows the area at the time covered with tropical forests rich with palms, bamboos and gingers. Grit and volcanic ash in those forests could have caused the evolution of teeth in horse-like animals that scientists mistakenly thought were adaptations in response to emerging grasslands.Caroline Strömberg • Department of Biology • evolution • paleontology • University of Washington
February 28, 2013
This week the Undergraduate Theater Society stages the Cyrano de Bergerac story and the School of Drama performs “Pentecost.” There’s also the 2013 Dance Majors Concert.Henry Art Gallery • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • School of Music • Undergraduate Theater Society
Regional cloud changes may be as important for climate change as the overall amount of cloud cover.Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Department of Earth and Space Sciences • Ryan Eastman • Stephen Warren
February 27, 2013
UW biologist to push for more forensic testing of seized ivory to help track down poachers, slow elephant slaughter.
The Women Who Rock Project, a collaboration between University of Washington and the community organizers, will hold its third “unconference” combined with the launch of its oral history archive March 9.
People are exposed to these endocrine-disrupting chemicals even if they eat an organic diet and do not store, prepare or cook in plastic containers.Environmental and Occupational Sciences • pollution • Sheela Sathyanarayana • workplace safety
The annual Polar Science Weekend, featuring many UW students and faculty, takes place tomorrow through Sunday at Pacific Science Center.Applied Physics Laboratory • Harry Stern • Polar Science Weekend
February 26, 2013
Michael B. Bragg, professor and interim engineering dean at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as dean of the UW College of Engineering.
February 25, 2013
Eric Ames, UW associate professor of Germanics, discusses his new book about filmmaker Werner Herzog.Department of Germanics
Eleven UW undergraduates leave today on an unusually ambitious research and teaching expedition to study the Kuroshio Current off Japan.Argo floats • School of Oceanography • Stephen Riser • Steven Emerson
February 22, 2013
Part-time UW gardener designs winning display garden || RecycleMania a chance to increase recycling, composting || Newborn screening test brings chemical society honor to Gelb, TurečekCenter for Urban Horticulture • chemistry • recycling • UW Botanic Gardens
February 21, 2013
Evidence suggests it will someday be possible to slow down aging and delay the onset of diseases common in the elderly.
Do changes in the amount of fish caught necessarily reflect the number of fish in the sea? “No,” say UW researchers in a “Counterpoint” commentary in Nature.College of the Environment • Ray Hilborn • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences • Trevor Branch
Conventional wisdom says that faculty at research universities focus mostly on research and not so much on their teaching skills. Not so, according to a new book based on interviews with University of Washington faculty.
Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the School of Drama’s production of “Pentecost,” the visiting Black Grace dance company and later, the 2013 Dance Majors concert.Henry Art Gallery • Jacob Lawrence Gallery • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • School of Music
A powerful new online academic planning tool enhances the advising experience for both students and advisers. MyPlan makes it easier for students to find courses, develop an academic plan, track progress, and receive adviser input. Advisers have the ability to review and comment on academic plans electronically and view easy-to-read (html-enhanced) degree audits. Released this…« Previous Page Next Page »