The latest news from the UW
May 13, 2013
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
May 10, 2013
UW underwater robot team competes Saturday || Cecilia Bitz recognized for decade’s worth of work || Greenwald, Kuhl among 25 honored as part of 25th anniversary
May 9, 2013
This week there’s experimental music, a string quartet, photos about food, a health-minded art walk, student exhibits and the combined talents of the Dance Program and School of Drama.
A new ranking has determined that the University of Washington is the sixth best university in the United States and eighth in the world.
May 8, 2013
New study suggests dietary nicotine may protect against this disorder, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.diet • disease • neurology • nicotine • Susan Searles Nielsen • workplace safety
New research shows bacteria may draw other bacteria to an infection site by laying down trails of a “molecular glue” that attract free-swimming individual bacteria.Boo Tseng Shen • Matthew Parsek • microbiology
The UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows Washington state’s housing market improved in the first quarter of 2013 for the third consecutive quarter.College of Built Environments • Glenn Crellin • Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
UW outcompetes PAC-12 schools in Recyclemania || MIT engineering professor to speak on research, career journey || Pharmaceutical science association recognizes Rodney Ho
Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.Department of English • Herbert Blau • School of Drama • Simpson Center
The University of Washington in collaboration with Washington State University is developing an “academic redshirt” program that will bring dozens of low-income, Washington state high school graduates to the two universities to study engineering in a five-year bachelor’s program.College of Engineering • Dawn Wiggin • Eve Riskin • Scott Winter • STEM
May 7, 2013
Dr. Alisa Hideg, who teaches UW medical students, is grateful for the chance to move science forward toward a future with more options for other patients.Alisa Hideg • cancer • Nora Disis • vaccines • WWAMI Spokane
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation names 173 fellows for 2013.Department of Biology • Department of Comparative Literature
May 6, 2013
This week marks the 1000th cruise for the UW’s Clifford A. Barnes research vessel, a converted tugboat that has spent decades exploring Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest waters and is now reaching the end of its UW career.College of the Environment • RV Clifford A. Barnes • School of Oceanography • Susan Hautala
More than 100 UW undergraduates will share information about their volunteer activities at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, Tuesday, May.Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center • Jumpstart • Mary Gates Endowment for Students • Pipeline Project
A new device will give hospitals and research labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples to help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.College of Engineering • Department of Mechanical Engineering • Jae-Hyun Chung • Sang-gyeun Ahn
May 2, 2013
May is bike to campus month || Math at top speed: Exploding drag racing myths || UW recognized for campus tree management
The mountain is going to have to go it alone when the fountain is shut down this month for routine maintenance.Drumheller Fountain • UW Facilities Services
“Sanctum” by James Coupe and Juan Pampin opens at the Henry Art Gallery and the School of Music celebrates the life and music of Charles Ives.
May 1, 2013
The UW has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients, recognizing achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.awards
Mary Lidstrom and David Kaplan are among the 84 new members announced by National Academy of Sciences.Department of Physics • Office of Research
Notice of Expedited Rule Making (Per RCW 34.05.353) Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Housekeeping amendments to WAC 478-120-020, 478-120-140, and 478-124-020. Statutory Authority for Adoption and Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.20.130. Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In both WAC 478-120-020 and 478-124-020 one subsection…
April 30, 2013
A yearlong project to learn how UW students were being challenged academically in their majors attracted volunteers from 33 degree-granting departments and programs.
The Erasmus virus resets 207 genes in lung cells to hamper the cells’ ability to launch an antiviral reaction. Available drugs might correct this sabotage.disease • Michael Katze • microbiology • virology
April 29, 2013
Low pituitary hormone levels can mimic symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome, but are easily treated.brain • veterans
Newly discovered fossils reveal a lineage of animals thought to have led to dinosaurs taking hold in Tanzania and Zambia, many millions of years before dinosaur relatives were seen in the fossil record elsewhere on Earth.Christian Sidor • College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Biology • University of Washington
UW faculty members Susan Eggers and Randall Moon have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
New University of Washington research shows it’s much more environmentally friendly to leave the car parked at home and opt for groceries delivered to your doorstep.Anne Goodchild • College of Engineering • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • Erica Wygonik
April 25, 2013
Art students show their work, music students play jazz with famous guests, the Burke invites all for a celebration of Salish Coast art, and more.
Also, the School of Music’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band unite for an evening of music featuring a tuba concerto, of course.
A UW astronomer is using Earth’s interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.Department of Astronomy • planetary science • Sarah Ballard
Drops forming on the outside of your drink don’t just make the can slippery. Experiments show that in hot, humid weather, condensation heats a drink more than the surrounding air.College of the Environment • Dale Durran • Dargan Frierson • Department of Atmospheric Sciences
April 24, 2013
A conversation with Carlos Gil, UW professor emeritus of history and author of the memoir “We Became Mexican American.”Carlos Gil • Department of History
April 23, 2013
Concrete is used to build streets, bridges, buildings, dams and driveways — and it lasts a very long time — but what if concrete could be made with a 50 percent smaller carbon footprint?architecture • Carbon Leadership Forum • Department of Architecture • Kate Simonen
The 65 workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington state this past year will be remembered at a UW event promoting safer workplaces.Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences • Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies • Workers Memorial Day • workplace safety
Engineering Discovery Days is April 26-27 at the UW campus and will feature exhibits and demonstrations from engineering departments and student groups.College of Engineering • Engineering Discovery Days
April 22, 2013
David Notkin, University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering, died April 22. He was 58.College of Engineering • David Notkin • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
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