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December 17, 2013

Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored

News and Information

A special interdisciplinary issue of the journal Climatic Change includes the most detailed description yet of the proposed Oxford Principles to govern geoengineering research, and surveys the technical hurdles, ethics and regulatory issues related to deliberately manipulating the planet’s climate.

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December 16, 2013

5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children

News and Information

UW researchers evaluated about 20 parenting programs and found five that are especially effective at helping parents and children at all risk levels avoid adolescent behavior problems that affect not only individuals, but entire communities.

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December 12, 2013

New state-funded Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

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A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched Dec. 12 with an event attended by UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy.

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Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code

UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

Finding a second code hiding in the genome casts new light on how changes to DNA impact health and disease.

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December 11, 2013

Arts Roundup: Exhibits at the Henry and Burke Museum

This week we’re wrapping up the end of fall quarter — and the last arts roundup of 2013 — with a nice bow. During the roundup’s winter hiatus, we encourage you to check out some of the ongoing exhibits on campus before they also come to a close.

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UW ranked 13th best value among public institutions by Kiplinger’s

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The University of Washington has been ranked 13th best value among public colleges and universities for 2014 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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December 10, 2013

What climate change means for federally protected marine species

News and Information

As the Endangered Species Act nears its 40th birthday at the end of December, conservation biologists are coming to terms with a danger not foreseen in the 1970s: global climate change.

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December 9, 2013

Communities across U.S. reduce teen smoking, drinking, violence and crime

News and Information

Fewer high school students across the U.S. started drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, committing crimes and engaging in violence before graduation when their towns used a prevention system developed by UW’s Social Development Research Group.

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Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres

News and Information

An atmospheric peculiarity the Earth shares with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune is likely common to billions of planets, University of Washington astronomers have found, and knowing that may help in the search for potentially habitable worlds.

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December 6, 2013

Sounders star makes young UW dental patient’s day

School of Dentistry

Samuel Knorr didn’t like the idea of missing school for an orthodontic retainer check at the UW’s The Center for Pediatric Dentistry. When he came face to face with Seattle Sounders star DeAndre Yedlin, however, he was happy he did.

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