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October 22, 2014

Traditional, tea party conservatives seem split on foreign policy

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Foreign policy looms large as the 2014 midterm elections approach. But traditional conservatives and their tea party counterparts may bring different concerns and motivations to the November ballot, according to a University of Washington political scientist. While traditional conservatives seem most motivated by concern over American security, Christopher Parker, UW professor of political science, suggests

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October 20, 2014

UW student population grows, minority enrollment continues upward trend

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Enrollment for the three University of Washington campuses increased nearly 3 percent in the new school year, according to the finalized Fall 2014 census of enrolled students released by Philip Ballinger, associate vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions.

October 17, 2014

UW president touts innovation, public commitment in annual address

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The University of Washington fosters innovation on its campuses not only because of its deep economic impact “but because, more importantly, we know it can create a world of good,” UW President Michael K. Young said Wednesday at his annual address. “Equally important is the extraordinary advantage that teaching innovation and creativity gives our students,

October 16, 2014

‘Antigona’ retells Greek tragedy through flamenco dance, music

College of Arts & Sciences Communications

The UW World Series presents Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca’s production of “Antigona” — a world premiere — October 23 to 25 in Meany Hall.

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Athletics initiatives, barriers to sustainability topics for Sustainability Summit

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Theannual one-day Sustainability Summit this year is the centerpiece of a new weeklong SustainableUW Festival.

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October 15, 2014

Science communication should consider cultural perspectives

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New research suggests that considering differences among a variety of cultures can have an impact on how well science and scientific concepts are communicated to the public.

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery reopens

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery opens its first exhibit of the year, “Industry,” and the School of Drama opens the year’s first production “Cold Empty Terrible” — plus lectures, the World Series and more.

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October 14, 2014

Orphanage care linked to thinner brain tissue in regions related to ADHD

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Psychological studies of children who began life in Romanian orphanages shows that institutionalization is linked to physical changes in brain structure. The thinning of the cortex leaves a lasting legacy that can explain impulsivity and inattention years later.

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Documents that Changed the World: Joseph McCarthy’s ‘list,’ 1950

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Sometimes a document can be devastating — can ruin lives and change history — even if it doesn’t really exist.

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October 13, 2014

Northwest artists, writers, arts advocates in ‘Mary Randlett Portraits’

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Frances McCue discusses “Mary Randlett Portraits,” a new book from University of Washington Press she created with the well-known Northwest photographer.

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