The latest news from the UW
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
January 25, 2013
January 24, 2013
The University of Washington astronomy department is readying a traveling planetarium to take to schools for outreach — and collaboration — in Seattle and beyond. It may look like a carnival bouncy house or an inflatable igloo, but the portable planetarium is in fact an innovative tool for teaching and spreading interest in astronomy. The…
A new Henry Art Gallery exhibit, a classical pianist performs Nirvana and Radiohead and the visiting Compagnie Marie Chouinard continues the campus celebration of “The Rite of Spring.”School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • Undergraduate Theater Society
A paper in Science describes an organic crystal that shows promise as a cheap, flexible, nontoxic material for the working parts of memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting devices.College of Engineering • Department of Mechanical Engineering • Jiangyu Li • Sustainability
Recent admissions statistics show that more minority students are applying to the UW.
January 23, 2013
A UW scientist’s work aided a Greenland ice study that could indicate where Earth is headed with climate change.
Hunting and habitat loss harm the critically endangered Sulawesi black macaque, but new research shows the population has stabilized in the past decade.Department of Psychology
January 22, 2013
Researchers at UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences have found that the anatomy of certain brain areas – the hippocampus and cerebellum – can predict children’s language abilities at 1 year of age.I-LABS
January 18, 2013
Joe Janes investigates the 1900-era anti-Semitic manifesto “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”Information School
January 17, 2013
A busy week in UW arts, including a dance concert and staging great novels with Book-It Repertory.ArtsUW • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • School of Music
Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. and sacred songs || Financial, research, learning highlights part of Report to Stakeholders now online
The classroom challenge: Design a school for girls in Afghanistan that’s pleasant and safe, using available materials.College of Built Environments • Department of Architecture
Researchers found little correlation between loss of consciousness and duration of concussion symptoms.
January 16, 2013
New laws in many states require school athletes to be taught about concussion, but education alone is ineffective if it does not translate into students reporting possible symptoms.
For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive, it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from World War II.
January 15, 2013
A number of events and volunteer opportunities for UW faculty, staff and students are planned in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A new international assessment found that soot, or black carbon, is a major contributor to global warming — second only to carbon dioxide.black carbon • climate change • College of the Environment • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean • Sarah Doherty
January 14, 2013
Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next.Alaska • College of the Environment • salmon • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Fisheries managers should sharpen their ability to spot environmental conditions that hamper or help fish stocks, and not assume that abundance translates to sustainable harvest.College of the Environment • fisheries biology • Ray Hilborn • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences • Sustainability
Robert C. Stacey, a UW professor of history and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the next dean of the college effective Feb. 15.
James Wellman, UW associate professor of American religion, talks about his book, “Rob Bell and a New American Christianity.”
January 11, 2013
The 2012 UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, raised $2,117,828 making it the most successful year in the program’s 28-year history.
January 10, 2013
Misguided killer T cells may be the missing link in sustained tissue damage in the brains and spines of people with multiple sclerosis, research in immunologist Joan Goverman’s lab suggests.
Exomoons, or moons orbiting planets outside the solar system, might be as good candidates for life as exoplanets, research shows.
Art exhibits abound and the School of Drama once again teams with Book-it Repertory this week in UW arts.
January 9, 2013
The University of Washington has announced the freshman, sophomore and junior medalists for 2011-12.
The University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have formed the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, a joint institute based at the UW that will foster collaborative computing research.College of Arts & Sciences • College of Engineering • Department of Applied Mathematics • Department of Computer Science & Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Ed Lazowska • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory • Vikram Jandhyala
January 8, 2013
Children are natural philosophers, says Jana Mohr Lone of the UW Department of Philosophy and author of a new book titled “The Philosophical Child.”
The University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center with a pair of events Jan. 10-11.
David L. Eaton, associate vice provost for research and professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, has been selected as dean of the Graduate School, effective March 15, UW President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today. The appointment is subject to approval by the Board of…
January 7, 2013
Judith Ramey, professor and former chair in the UW’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, is named interim dean of the University of Washington’s College of Engineering.College of Engineering • Judy Ramey
Azita Emami, dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University, will be the new dean of the UW School of Nursing.Azita Emami • School of Nursing
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