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October 29, 2013

Redwood trees reveal history of West Coast rain, fog, ocean conditions

News and Information

Scientists found a way to use coastal redwood trees as a window into historic climate, using oxygen and carbon atoms in the wood to detect fog and rainfall in previous seasons.

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October 28, 2013

Much of rural India still waits for electricity

News and Information

UW work contributes to largest international study of Alzheimer’s genes

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Eleven regions of the human genome have been newly discovered to influence the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The UW was one of 145 academic centers worldwide participating in this research, which involved analyzing genes from more than 74,000 people.

New musical theater degree begins with outreach, talent search

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The first order of business for the UW’s new degree in musical theater is not greasepaint or tap shoes but public outreach and finding talented, committed students.

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UW hosts series of events for Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 5 to 11

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The University of Washington is planning a number of events that will be held during the week preceding Veterans Day.

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Columnist: Crowdfund UW computer-science expansion

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October 25, 2013

Patient case takes health care students on an interprofessional learning journey

UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

Students from the various health sciences schools worked together on a fictional case to solve the patient’s list of problems from different perspectives.

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New UW-Pacific NW National Lab computing-research institute holds first public workshop

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Based at the University of Washington, the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing’s first public event on Oct. 30 will feature speakers from the UW, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and industry, as well as breakout sessions that explore various aspects of science and engineering technologies.

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October 24, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, exhibits, women’s festival — and a Halloween concert

It’s a big week for the arts on campus featuring dance, music, lectures, and a festival. From the annual Halloween Organ Concert to the ISIS: Women Arts Festival at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture — take your pick or pick them all.

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Panel to discuss making a difference during health-care reform

Health Sciences

UW faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on the “Affordable Care Act: How You Can Make a Difference,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Center.

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