The latest news from the UW
February 20, 2013
UW Botanic Gardens is digitizing 55 years of handwritten plant records and creating an interactive GIS map for the Washington Park Arboretum.College of the Environment • Sarah Reichard • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences • UW Botanic Gardens • Washington Park Arboretum
February 19, 2013
Jeffrey Riedinger has been named vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington
Species facing widespread and rapid environmental changes can sometimes evolve quickly enough to dodge the extinction bullet. UW scientists consider the genetic underpinnings of such evolutionary rescue.Benjamin Kerr • College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Biology • evolution • microbiology • University of Washington
Three faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows
February 18, 2013
The fibrous threads helping mussels stay anchored are more prone to snap when ocean temperatures climb higher than normal.climate change • College of Arts & Sciences • College of the Environment • Department of Biology • Emily Carrington • Friday Harbor Laboratories • shellfish
February 15, 2013
The review generated public debate on publishing legitimate biological science findings that could pose a threat to public health or national security,
UW’s Field Research and Consultation Group in Environmental and Occupational Health assess ventilation systems and airborne lead levels in firing ranges, and offer advice on lowering exposure.firearms • workplace safety
In arts this week, the School of Drama opens “Pentecost,” Robin McCabe and Maria Larionoff kick off their Beethoven Project, and the dance company Black Grace visits campus.
February 13, 2013
The eighth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series will spotlight “The Science of Psychology in the Real World,” exploring psychological aspects of the natural world, adolescence and the law.Department of Psychology
New satellite observations confirm a University of Washington analysis that for the past three years found accelerated declines in the volume of Arctic sea ice.Applied Physics Laboratory • Axel Schweiger • climate change • Jinlun Zhang • sea ice
February 12, 2013
Transportation services “hearts” ridesharing this week || Registration opens for UW Summer Youth Programs || Lizabeth Wilson wins national library award || Nominations due March 1 for university faculty lecturer
UW researchers have discovered a hierarchical warning scheme in which territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals.Department of Psychology
February 11, 2013
English professor David Shields discusses his new book, “How Literature Saved My Life.”Department of English
A new report by a UW researcher showed about a 50 percent increase in speech comprehension in background noise when children with hearing impairments followed a three-week auditory training regimen.Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
February 8, 2013
The initiative builds on the school’s national distinction in preparing students for careers in community health; critical care; psychiatric/mental health; pediatric, adult, geriatric and family nursing, and nurse-midwifery.graduate programs • Maggie Baker • School of Nursing • students
The Office of the UW Chief Information Security Officer is offering some tips to prevent falling prey to “phishing” scams.
February 7, 2013
Washington state’s housing market continued to improve during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.College of Built Environments • Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
The School of Music leads this crowded week, from baroque to modern, percussion to a combined band concert. Plus, Taiko drummers visit, the Henry Art Gallery has its annual gala and the Burke Museum holds its popular annual Artifact ID DayBurke Museum of Natural History and Culture • Henry Art Gallery • New Voices in World Jewish Music • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Music
February 6, 2013
“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Michael K. Young.Michael K. Young • Sally Jewell
Pediatrician Tao Kwan-Gett will head a center that provides training, research, evaluation and communication services to public health organizations across six states.
Atmospheric scientists are using pressure readings from some new smartphones and tablet computers to improve short-term thunderstorm forecasts. A weather station in every pocket would offer an unprecedented wealth of data.Cliff Mass • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • weather
February 5, 2013
The University of Washington is No. 1 again among large universities (more than 10,000 students) for alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps.
Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award.Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Political science and law scholars from the UW and elsewhere file a brief saying the Supreme Court should fully uphold the Voting Rights Act in a case out of Shelby County, Alabama.Department of Political Science • School of Law
February 4, 2013
Ralina Joseph, UW associate professor of communications, discusses her book, “Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial.”Department of Communication
Grade school, junior high students sought for study of computerized lessons || Public Health co-hosts “Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis” tonightCollege of Education • School of Public Health
February 1, 2013
The new center will promote collaborations in dental research and education, including faculty and student exchanges, with partners around the world.
January 31, 2013
The drama “Burn This” continues, the School of Art has multiple events and the Kirkland Choral Society stops by for a visit.Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture • Henry Art Gallery • School of Music • Undergraduate Theater Society
A huge Arctic cyclone in August was not responsible for the historic minimum seen soon after in Arctic sea-ice extent.Applied Physics Laboratory • Axel Schweiger • climate change • Jinlun Zhang • sea ice
January 29, 2013
Married couples who divide chores in traditional ways have more sex than couples who share so-called men’s and women’s work.
Explore global food law at Feb. 8 UW conference || Nina Isoherranen honored for early-career achievementJackson School of International Studies • School of Law • School of Pharmacy
Information School professor Batya Friedman will give the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Room 130 of Kane Hall.Information School
The public is invited to participate in the unveiling of the University District Livability Partnership’s Commercial Revitalization Plan Thursday, Jan. 31.
A UW researcher has determined the precise configuration of substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavor, a finding that could lead to important new pharmaceuticals.chemistry • pharmaceuticals
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