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January 17, 2013
Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. and sacred songs || Financial, research, learning highlights part of Report to Stakeholders now online
The classroom challenge: Design a school for girls in Afghanistan that’s pleasant and safe, using available materials.College of Built Environments • Department of Architecture
Researchers found little correlation between loss of consciousness and duration of concussion symptoms.
January 16, 2013
New laws in many states require school athletes to be taught about concussion, but education alone is ineffective if it does not translate into students reporting possible symptoms.
For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive, it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from World War II.
January 15, 2013
A number of events and volunteer opportunities for UW faculty, staff and students are planned in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A new international assessment found that soot, or black carbon, is a major contributor to global warming — second only to carbon dioxide.black carbon • climate change • College of the Environment • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean • Sarah Doherty
January 14, 2013
Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next.Alaska • College of the Environment • salmon • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Fisheries managers should sharpen their ability to spot environmental conditions that hamper or help fish stocks, and not assume that abundance translates to sustainable harvest.College of the Environment • fisheries biology • Ray Hilborn • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences • Sustainability
Robert C. Stacey, a UW professor of history and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the next dean of the college effective Feb. 15.
James Wellman, UW associate professor of American religion, talks about his book, “Rob Bell and a New American Christianity.”
January 11, 2013
The 2012 UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, raised $2,117,828 making it the most successful year in the program’s 28-year history.
January 10, 2013
Misguided killer T cells may be the missing link in sustained tissue damage in the brains and spines of people with multiple sclerosis, research in immunologist Joan Goverman’s lab suggests.
Exomoons, or moons orbiting planets outside the solar system, might be as good candidates for life as exoplanets, research shows.
Art exhibits abound and the School of Drama once again teams with Book-it Repertory this week in UW arts.
January 9, 2013
The University of Washington has announced the freshman, sophomore and junior medalists for 2011-12.
The University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have formed the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, a joint institute based at the UW that will foster collaborative computing research.College of Arts & Sciences • College of Engineering • Department of Applied Mathematics • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Ed Lazowska • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory • Vikram Jandhyala
January 8, 2013
Children are natural philosophers, says Jana Mohr Lone of the UW Department of Philosophy and author of a new book titled “The Philosophical Child.”
The University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center with a pair of events Jan. 10-11.
David L. Eaton, associate vice provost for research and professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, has been selected as dean of the Graduate School, effective March 15, UW President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today. The appointment is subject to approval by the Board of…
January 7, 2013
Judith Ramey, professor and former chair in the UW’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, is named interim dean of the University of Washington’s College of Engineering.College of Engineering • Judy Ramey
Azita Emami, dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University, will be the new dean of the UW School of Nursing.Azita Emami • School of Nursing
Human trafficking is commonly thought of as part of the sex trade, but in reality it entangles many more types of labor and continues to grow worldwide even as laws try to squelch it. The UW Women’s Center will hold a conference Jan. 11-12 to take a fresh look at the issue.School of Law • UW Women's Center
January 4, 2013
January 3, 2013
A new student art exhibit and a UW Libraries exhibit about printmaker Richard V. Correll are featured this week.
January 2, 2013
Christopher Meek, research associate professor of architecture, answers questions about the book he co-authored, “Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest.”
Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought.I-LABS
December 31, 2012
Daniela Witten named one of Forbes’ rising stars
Giving heroin users kits with the overdose antidote naloxone can help save lives. Efforts are under way to make similar kits available for prescription opioid users.
The Seahawks win four times as many home games as they lose when the weather is inclement, compared to less than two to one when it’s not.Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean • Nick Bond • weather
December 28, 2012
The new procedure may improve the quality of life for men with spinal cord lesions or injuries.
December 27, 2012
The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that its member medical schools and teaching hospitals had a combined economic impact of more than $587 billion in the United States in 2011
December 26, 2012
Taking into consideration size, an ancient relative of piranhas weighing about 20 pounds delivered a bite with more force than prehistoric whale-eating sharks or – even – Tyrannosaurus rex.College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Biology • evolution • fish • Stephanie Crofts • University of Washington
This year, for sure, you will lose weight, quit smoking, drink less, learn a new language, get a better job, and travel to exotic lands. And of course you’re going to eat better, stress less and create (and stick to) a household budget – all while spending more time with the family. It’s gonna happen!…Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
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