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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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February 14, 2014

UW helps protect $30 million to $40 million in U.S. wood exports to Japan

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A recently introduced homebuilding subsidy program in Japan put logs and lumber imported from the U.S. and other countries at a competitive disadvantage.

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February 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, art — and ‘Short Takes on Dam(n) Science’

Music and museums lead this week in the arts as Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony music director, joins the University Symphony for a special Valentine’s Day performance.

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Jake Rosenfeld explores the sharp decline of union membership, influence

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Jake Rosenfeld, a University of Washington associate professor of sociology, examines the far-reaching economic and social consequences of the decline of organized labor in his new book, “What Unions No Longer Do.”

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February 11, 2014

UW tied for second in number of Peace Corps volunteers

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The University of Washington this year tied for second among large universities in the number of Peace Corps volunteers.

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Washington housing market uneven in fourth quarter 2013

Washington state’s housing market softened in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the quarter before, but remained stronger than a year ago, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.

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Data on today’s youth reveal childhood clues for later risk of STDs

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Findings from UW longitudinal surveys of nearly 2,000 participants suggest that efforts to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases should begin years before most people start having sex.

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