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September 16, 2014

Freshman Convocation opens UW’s 2014-15 school year

News and Information

UW President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the 31st annual Freshman Convocation Sept. 21 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

September 15, 2014

Correcting the record: WSU consultant’s medical school study deeply flawed

The study prepared by Washington State University consultant MGT of America to make the case for a WSU medical school contains a number of deep flaws. Many of the key justifications cited for starting, funding, and accrediting a second public medical school in Washington are based upon faulty assumptions, omissions, and erroneous data that draw

September 12, 2014

‘Mad Campus’: Art here, there, everywhere

The University of Washington is being transformed into a vast art gallery for a six-week exhibition called “Mad Campus.”

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September 11, 2014

Questions of race, state violence explored in ‘The Rising Tide of Color’

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Moon Ho Jung, associate professor of history, discusses the book he edited, “The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence and Radical Movements across the Pacific,” published by University of Washington Press.

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UW-built sensors to probe Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

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Floating sensors built at the UW will be central to a new $21 million effort to learn how the ocean surrounding Antarctica influences climate.

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September 9, 2014

Board of Regents — Sept. 11 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold meetings Thursday, Sept. 11. The Regular meeting will take place in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library 10:45 a.m. The full schedule and agendas are available online.

Documents that Changed the World: The Star Spangled Banner turns 200

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Information School Professor Joe Janes takes a look at “The Star Spangled Banner” for his Documents that Changed the World series.

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September 8, 2014

Geneticist Mary-Claire King to receive Lasker Foundation Award

UW Medicine

Mary-Clare King, a world leader in cancer genetics and the application of genetics to justice for human rights violations, will be honored by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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September 5, 2014

News digest: Waas to lead aeronautics and astronautics; Climate science conference Sept. 9-10

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California blue whales rebound from whaling; first of their kin to do so

News and Information

The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels and, while the number of blue whales struck by ships is likely above allowable U.S. limits, such strikes do not immediately threaten that recovery.

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