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March 14, 2014

Distance to supermarket makes no difference to diet quality, UW study says

UW School of Public Health

A new UW study conducted in Seattle shows that people bypass supermarkets and ethnic stores near their homes to shop at their preferred grocery.

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March 13, 2014

2014 UW cherry tree watch, March 21 update: Bloom at 100 percent

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The cherry trees in the Quad are at about 75 percent of their full bloom, according to the UW arborist.

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Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends

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Joining a gang in adolescence has significant consequences in adulthood beyond criminal behavior, even after a person leaves the gang. Former gang members are more likely to be in poor health, receiving government assistance and struggling with drug abuse than someone who never joined a gang.

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Tethered robots tested for Internet-connected ocean observatory

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The UW this fall will complete installation of a huge high-tech ocean observatory. Dozens of instruments will connect to power and Internet cables on the seafloor, but the observatory also includes a new generation of ocean explorers: robots that will zoom up and down through almost two miles of ocean to monitor the water conditions and marine life above.

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March 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Mammoth tusk, art – and JACK Quartet

Winter quarter is coming to a close but there are still several events to take advantage of on the Seattle campus. This week, see the Mammoth tusk on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture or attend one of the many exciting music events– a perfect way to jump start spring!

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News digest: Faculty lecturer nominations, Celebrate UW Women, language of science

Nominations due March 17 for annual faculty lecturer || Nominate outstanding UW women by Friday || Book: Should English be the language of science?

March 11, 2014

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on finding life’s work, facing discrimination

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a UW audience about life lessons spanning discrimination, public service, power and what makes her optimistic.

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No one likes a copycat, no matter where you live

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Very young children often don’t view an artistic copycat negatively, but that changes by the age of 5 or 6, even in countries that place less value on intellectual property rights than the U.S.

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UW regains top U.S. News rank in medicine; other areas get high marks

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U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings give high marks to UW programs in medicine, education, law, business and engineering and rate the medical school No. 1 overall for primary care.

March 10, 2014

Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

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University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.

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