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October 17, 2013

Yoga accessible for the blind with new Microsoft Kinect-based program

News and Information

A team of University of Washington computer scientists has created a software program that watches a user’s movements and gives spoken feedback using a Microsoft Kinect on what to change to accurately complete a yoga pose.

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October 16, 2013

Arts Roundup: Birds at the Burke, exhibit openings — and Music of Today featuring Garth Knox

The UW School of Music leads this busy week in the arts with performances by the Steve Korn Group, UW Symphony and Music of Today featuring violist Garth Knox.

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Lost and Found Films: Building the Space Needle, 1961

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We travel back in time 52 years for the latest installment of Lost and Found Films, to the 1961 construction of the Space Needle and the Monorail in downtown Seattle.

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October 15, 2013

Study: Nearly 500,000 perished in Iraq war

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

A new study estimates nearly a half-million people died from causes attributable to the war in Iraq from 2003 through 2011. The results come from the first population-based survey since 2006 to estimate war-related deaths in Iraq, and the first study covering the conflict’s full timespan.

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UW female professors building a culture for engineering

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Initiative draws faculty, students into collaborative health care

UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

The UW schools of health sciences have formed a new initiative to teach and deliver health care across disciplines, a team-based approach that is gaining recognition nationally and is expected to make health care more efficient and effective.

Nanopore sequencing technology lands licensing deal

Center for Commercialization

A San Diego company has licensed UW-developed technology capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule.

Local infrastructure focus of College of Engineering’s fall lecture series

News and Information

The University of Washington College of Engineering fall lecture series will feature faculty researchers and industry leaders who work to maintain and improve our region’s critical infrastructure. The lectures are at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 14.

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October 14, 2013

UW Fall 2013 enrollment: Largest freshman class ever

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The University of Washington in Seattle reports its largest freshman class in history at 6,255 students, according to the Office of Admissions.

Federal shutdown could hamper quake response

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