The latest news from the UW
January 7, 2013
Human trafficking is commonly thought of as part of the sex trade, but in reality it entangles many more types of labor and continues to grow worldwide even as laws try to squelch it. The UW Women’s Center will hold a conference Jan. 11-12 to take a fresh look at the issue.School of Law • UW Women's Center
January 4, 2013
January 3, 2013
A new student art exhibit and a UW Libraries exhibit about printmaker Richard V. Correll are featured this week.
January 2, 2013
Christopher Meek, research associate professor of architecture, answers questions about the book he co-authored, “Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest.”
Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought.I-LABS
December 31, 2012
Daniela Witten named one of Forbes’ rising stars
Giving heroin users kits with the overdose antidote naloxone can help save lives. Efforts are under way to make similar kits available for prescription opioid users.
The Seahawks win four times as many home games as they lose when the weather is inclement, compared to less than two to one when it’s not.Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean • Nick Bond • weather
December 28, 2012
The new procedure may improve the quality of life for men with spinal cord lesions or injuries.
December 27, 2012
The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that its member medical schools and teaching hospitals had a combined economic impact of more than $587 billion in the United States in 2011
December 26, 2012
Taking into consideration size, an ancient relative of piranhas weighing about 20 pounds delivered a bite with more force than prehistoric whale-eating sharks or – even – Tyrannosaurus rex.College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Biology • evolution • fish • Stephanie Crofts • University of Washington
This year, for sure, you will lose weight, quit smoking, drink less, learn a new language, get a better job, and travel to exotic lands. And of course you’re going to eat better, stress less and create (and stick to) a household budget – all while spending more time with the family. It’s gonna happen!…Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
December 24, 2012
Wire, rubber bands and dental acrylics are fashioned into sculptures for the annual Department of Orthodontics contest.
December 21, 2012
The UW is expanding its Training Xchange initiative to help researchers transmit innovations in healthcare and other fields to professionals locally and beyond the Northwest.
December 20, 2012
Traumatic head injury is the leading cause of acquired epilepsy in young adults, and at present there is no treatment to prevent or cure it.
December 19, 2012
Chronic low levels of pesticides are detrimental to children’s health: evidence suggests they may induce neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems, birth defects, asthma and cancer.
The University of Washington prepares for war in “Governor’s Day,” the latest installment of the Lost and Found Films series.
A study of waste bins at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus revealed that 88 percent of the contents in trash bins could have been recycled or composted. Most – 72 percent – of what didn’t belong in trash bins turned out to be compostable items, such as food, carry-out containers and paper coffee cups.anthropology
December 18, 2012
Under new dean Dr. Joel Berg the school has launched a plan to revamp its clinical education and curriculum.
December 17, 2012
Microorganisms – 99 percent more kinds than had been reported in findings published just four months ago – are hitching rides in the upper troposphere from Asia.Astrobiology Program • David J. Smith • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Department of Biology • University of Washington
The holidays can be a time of sadness and loneliness, and UW’s Wendy Lustbader has advice on how to deal with these issues.School of Social Work
December 14, 2012
Edward Alexander, professor emeritus of English, discusses his new book, “The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal.”
Art business owner created White Light Fund to defray incidental costs, like car fare, for people receiving cancer treatment.
December 13, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy this month awarded $4 million to a team, led by UW chemical engineers, that aims to develop bacteria to turn the methane in natural gas into diesel fuel for transportation.College of Engineering • Department of Chemical Engineering • Mary Lidstrom • Sustainability
Medieval chanting in Mary Gates Hall and a major new exhibit on plastics at the Burke Museum come to campus this week.
UW librarians acted quickly to eliminate bedbugs in books last August.University of Washington • UW Libraries
Discoveries reported today help explain how the stealthy agent of Black Death avoids tripping a self-destruct mechanism inside germ-destroying cells.
December 12, 2012
Researchers in United States and Latin America re-examine standard of care for severe head injury.
Going green at holiday parties || Dream Project named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant || Anna Karlin new fellow || Early Entrance info session Jan. 10 || Registration opens Jan. 7 for Saturday classes for K-8 students, teachers
The American Geophysical Union has presented its top prize for engaging the public in science to UW’s John Delaney.College of the Environment • John Delaney • Ocean Observatories Initiative • oceanography • Regional Scale Nodes • School of Oceanography
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