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February 12, 2014

Jake Rosenfeld explores the sharp decline of union membership, influence

News and Information

Jake Rosenfeld, a University of Washington associate professor of sociology, examines the far-reaching economic and social consequences of the decline of organized labor in his new book, “What Unions No Longer Do.”

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February 11, 2014

UW tied for second in number of Peace Corps volunteers

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The University of Washington this year tied for second among large universities in the number of Peace Corps volunteers.

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Washington housing market uneven in fourth quarter 2013

Washington state’s housing market softened in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the quarter before, but remained stronger than a year ago, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.

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Data on today’s youth reveal childhood clues for later risk of STDs

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Findings from UW longitudinal surveys of nearly 2,000 participants suggest that efforts to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases should begin years before most people start having sex.

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February 10, 2014

News Digest: Rideshare treats, state fourth in exonerations, husky green nominations

Care packages offered this week to carpoolers, vanpoolers || Washington state fourth in exonerations nationwide || Husky Green Award nominations sought through March 10

Newly found tactics in offense-defense struggle with hepatitis C virus

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

People who are genetically equipped to stop hepatitis C viruses from turning off a type of interferon generally have a robust antiviral response. Findings on the mechanisms governing this ability suggest new avenues for treatment research.

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February 8, 2014

UW among 19 campuses – out of 1,700 – getting nod for access, affordability, success

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Only 19 universities – including the University of Washington– met the bar for access, affordability and student success set by the Center on Higher Education Reform.

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February 7, 2014

Board of Regents — Feb. 13 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. The full agenda is available online.

Use humans in your UW research? More info on the new forms you need

The Human Subjects Division has updated and streamlined its forms, which should bring some administrative relief to UW researchers involved in the university’s 6,000 active studies using human subjects.

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February 6, 2014

UW’s James Riley elected to National Academy of Engineering

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James Riley, a University of Washington professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer.

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