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March 7, 2014

Lifesaving milestone for Washington’s fishing industry

Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant field agents have conducted their 100th Coast Guard-certified Safety at Sea class for tribal and commercial fishers.

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UW composers discuss collaboration with visiting JACK Quartet

UW World Series

UW music faculty and composers Richard Karpen and Juan Pampin discuss their collaboration with the visiting JACK Quartet.

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March 6, 2014

Arts Roundup: Dino Day, music — and Cloud Gate

This coming week in the arts there’s an array of dance, theater and exhibitions to enjoy. Don’t miss Dino Day and ArtVENTURES at the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery or Cloud Gate presented by the UW World Series.

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March 5, 2014

Reflection makes sense: New initiative prompts engineering students to look back to go forward

News and Information

The University of Washington’s Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching has received a $4.4 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop and promote teaching practices that help undergraduate engineering students reflect on their experiences. The award establishes the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education that focuses on first- and second-year undergraduates who want to be engineers, especially those from underrepresented populations

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March 4, 2014

Polar science this weekend at Pacific Science Center

News and Information

The 9th annual Polar Science Weekend will bring polar research, art and an actual ice core to the Pacific Science Center.

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‘Dimer molecules’ aid study of exoplanet pressure, hunt for life

News and Information

UW astronomers have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanets, or worlds beyond the solar system, by looking for a certain type of molecule. And if there is life out in space, it may one day be revealed by this method.

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March 3, 2014

Denny Hurtado to receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard Award

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Denny Hurtado, former chair of the Skokomish Tribe and retired director of Indian Education for the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, is the 2014 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award.

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UW astronomer Eric Agol’s seven-planet system part of major NASA discovery

News and Information

UW astronomer Eric Agol played a key role in the windfall of 715 new exoplanets recently announced by NASA. Agol was on a team that found seven of those worlds, all in orbit around the same star.

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February 27, 2014

Kenyon Chan named interim chancellor at University of Washington Tacoma

News and Information

Kenyon Chan, former chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell, has been named interim chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma.

Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices

News and Information

University of Washington computer scientists have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements. The prototype, called “AllSee,” uses existing TV signals as both a power source and the means for detecting a user’s gesture command.

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