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October 22, 2013

Study: Quake-triggered landslides a significant hazard in Seattle

The next big earthquake on the Seattle fault could trigger destructive landslides in the city, potentially affecting a much larger area than previously thought, and in areas outside those currently considered to be landslide prone, a new UW-led study shows.

News Digest: Mercer Court grand opening, iSchool lecture Nov. 7, Honor: David Shields

Mercer Court Apartments grand opening Oct. 24 || UW iSchool presents author Jack Gantos Nov. 7 || David Shields honored by Artist Trust

Survey asks, ‘How do you use campus spaces?’

News and Information

A new online survey will help develop a Campus Landscape Framework, a step toward updating the campus master plan.

October 21, 2013

Caryn G. Mathes selected as general manager for KUOW

News and Information

Caryn G. Mathes, who has been general manager of WAMU in Washington, D.C., since 2005, has been selected as the general manager of KUOW, effective Jan. 2, 2014.

Native American longhouse breaks ground Oct. 25

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

A public, groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Washington Native American longhouse-style facility, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), will take place Friday, Oct. 25, 3-5:30 p.m.

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‘Pushback’: Resisting the life of constant connectivity

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Researchers at the University of Washington have studied and named a trend lots of people can identify with: the desire to resist constant connectivity and step back from the online world.

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Three UW faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Blood disease specialist Dr. Janis Abkowitz and drug safety expert Dr, Bruce Psaty today were named new members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, an honorary and national advisory group.

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October 20, 2013

Global ocean currents explain why Northern Hemisphere is the soggier one

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A new study in Nature Geoscience explains a major feature of global precipitation, and shows how a current originating from the poles influences tropical rainfall in Africa and southern India.

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October 18, 2013

Expectant mother stays hopeful through breast cancer

UW Health Sciences/ UW Medicine

Sarah Lien and her mother Barbara Hawkins were both diagnosed with breast cancer as young women. Sarah is modeling her mother’s optimistic approach to the disease while awaiting the birth of her own daughter, Elizabeth.

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UW receives grant from attorney general’s office for pain management

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The University of Washington has received an 18-month grant of $110,299 from the state Attorney General’s Office to provide training and education for health professionals and the general public on the subject of chronic pain management and cannabis use.

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