The latest news from the UW
June 3, 2013
A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates has come to fruition.
June 2, 2013
In 1936, when Jesse Owens made headlines by winning Olympic gold in front of Adolf Hitler, nine University of Washington rowers improbably did the same in competition that had been dominated by Germany. An upcoming book vividly tells the tale.
May 30, 2013
Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels.College of the Environment • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Late spring is perhaps the busiest time for arts at the UW. This week, ongoing productions and exhibits, plus a production of “The 39 Steps” and lots of music — including the powerful, 100-voice UW Gospel Choir.
UW part of second Seattle Science Festival || Alison Wylie honored by Society for Women in Philosophy || Sustainability studied in Charles Wolfe’s ‘Urbanism Without Effort’
In most cultures, a woman’s small feet are seen as a sign of youth and fertility, but that’s not true of all cultures, including the Karo Batak on the island of Sumatra.Department of Anthropology
May 29, 2013
The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters’ linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study by UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.I-LABS
Exposure to diesel exhaust undermines one of the body’s protections against heart and blood vessel disease.Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences • Department of Pathology • heart disease • Michael Rosenfeld • pollution
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Room 142 of Gerberding Hall, on the UW Seattle campus. The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments…
In late June, the University Libraries home page will feature a new unified search system that will enable the campus community to find and request books, journal articles and media of all formats, all combined in a single search.UW Libraries
Just a week after the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge collapse north of Seattle, the University of Washington will host a national steel bridge competition for undergraduate civil engineering students. Forty-nine finalist teams will converge on campus for the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition.College of Engineering • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • infrastructure • Jeffrey Berman
May 24, 2013
“The Return,” a dreamlike account of a Native woman and her baby, is an allegory for passing environmental health values to the next generation.Department of Bioethics and Humanities • Michelle Montgomery • Native American • Nicholas Zalazar • Northwest Indian College • UW Center for Ecogenetics • workplace safety
University of Washington structural engineers, architects and freight transportation experts are available to speak with reporters about the I-5 Skagit Bridge collapse on Thursday, May 23. Charles Roeder Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Office: 206-543-6199 E-mail: email@example.com Web: http://www.ce.washington.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?id=36 Expertise: Gusset plates and steel bracing frames; seismic behavior of steel and composite structures; fatigue…
May 23, 2013
The UW and the VA Puget Sound will be among the sites for the national RISE study. The researchers want to see if treating patients to preserve insulin secretion keeps diabetes from forming or slows its progression.clinical trial • Department of Medicine • diabetes • Division of Metabolism Endocrinology and Nutrition • Steven Kahn
Spring is a great time for the arts at the UW, with the School of Music, School of Drama and School of Art all offering shows or exhibits — and a lot more.
Evidence points to importance of recognizing and treating depression in people with diabetes to reduce medical complications.Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences • depression • diabetes • Wayne Katon
Denzil Suite has been selected as vice president for student life.
May 22, 2013
UW Seaglider technology is licensed commercially; Richard Whitney, emeritus professor of fisheries, will deliver a talk about the Boldt decision; U. of Minnesota president and former UW faculty member Eric Kaler will deliver a talk about challenges facing research institutions.
A new half-hour documentary about a UW research expedition to Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano off the Washington coast, airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. on UWTV.College of the Environment • John Delaney • Ocean Observatories Initiative • School of Oceanography • UWTV
A rural family medicine group is an example for other community physicians seeking to wean themselves from pharmaceutical industry influence.David Evans • Department of Family Medicine • medical ethics • pharmaceuticals
The University of Washington announced May 21 a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT.
May 21, 2013
Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, has been selected as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.
New research argues that the tea party owes more to paranoid politics of the John Birch Society and others than traditional American conservatism. “True conservatives aren’t paranoid,” says political scientist Chris Parker. “Tea party conservatives are.”Christopher Parker • Department of Political Science • Matt Barreto • tea party
May 20, 2013
The recently updated K-12 science education learning goals outline a vision for what all U.S. citizens should know about science. Phillip Bell, director of UW’s Institute for Science and Math Education, talks about what’s new about the goals.College of Education • Institute for Science and Math Education
A study published this week in Nature Geoscience shows that woody plant matter is almost completely digested by bacteria living in the Amazon River, and that this tough stuff plays a major part in fueling the river’s breath.climate change • College of the Environment • Jeffrey Richey • oceanography • School of Oceanography
May 17, 2013
Harmful effects of bullying are profound for youth struggling with identity and self-worth, and can lead to depression and thoughts of suicide.abuse • child & adolescent development • Department of Health Services • Donald Patrick • sexual orientation
May 16, 2013
Dance and drama talents lead a busy week in UW arts with the annual MFA Dance Concert, the 50th annual Theodore Roethke Poetry Reading and more.
May 15, 2013
UW astronomer Woody Sullivan, who has made Seattle the unlikely sundial capital of North America, has re-created a Renaissance ceiling sundial in his home office.
Joe Janes of the UW Information School reached back two centuries to pre-revolutionary France for the latest installment of his podcast series, “Documents that Changed the World.”Documents that Changed the World • Information School • Joe Janes
New UW research shows that, in recent decades, fall is the only time of extensive warming over the entire Antarctic Peninsula, and it is mostly from atmospheric circulation patterns originating in the tropics.
May 14, 2013
More than 1,000 undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Mary Gates Hall. Some presentations will also occur in Johnson Hall and Meany Studio Theater. In conjunction with the symposium, another 50 undergraduates from UW and…
The maternal genetic information passed down through many generations of mitochondria is still present in modern-day residents of the Lassithi plateau of Crete.anthropology • archaeology • genetics & DNA • George Stamatoyannopoulos • history
University of Washington engineers have created a synthetic substance that fully resists the body’s natural attack response to foreign objects. Medical devices such as artificial heart valves, prostheses and breast implants could be coated with this polymer to prevent the body from rejecting an implanted object.Buddy Ratner • College of Engineering • Department of Bioengineering • Department of Chemical Engineering • Shaoyi Jaing • UWEB
May 13, 2013
The UW report recommends ways to protect the health of Native American tribes and others affected by the cleanup.Enviromental Protection Agency • workplace safety
A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Bryan Pearce, who served as CEO of the University Book Store from 2002 to 2013, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, May 19 at the UW Club.
Oceanographers are using a growing number of seafloor seismometers, devices that record seafloor vibrations, to carry out inexpensive and non-invasive studies of endangered whales.College of the Environment • earthquakes & seismology • oceanography • School of Oceanography • whales • William Wilcock
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