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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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Symposium Oct. 20 will unveil draft campus landscape framework

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A campus landscape framework – meant as a starting point for planning how the UW’s outdoor environment might look in 10, 20, even 50 years – will be unveiled in draft form Oct. 20 as part of a regional symposium on campus landscape planning and design.

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October 10, 2014

Celebrate at the UW Combined Fund Drive’s Charity Fair & Silent Auction

UW Human Resources Marketing & Communications

The UW Combined Fund Drive raised more than $2 million last year for 1,788 nonprofits. This year’s effort kicks off with a charity fair and silent auction on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Engineering lecture series focuses on technologies for the heart

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The University of Washington’s College of Engineering 2014 fall lecture series will feature faculty researchers in engineering and medicine who are improving cardiac medical care with new technologies.

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Citizen science key to keeping pace with environmental change

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Better integration of citizen science into professional science is a growing consideration at the UW and elsewhere.

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October 9, 2014

Migrating animals’ pee affects ocean chemistry

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Tiny animals migrating from the ocean’s surface to the sunless depths helps shape our oceans. During the daylight hours below the surface the animals release ammonia, the equivalent of our urine, that plays a significant role in marine chemistry, particularly in low-oxygen zones.

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October 8, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, music — and Anne Hamilton’s ‘The Common S E N S E’

Fall is a busy time for the arts on campus, with a dizzying array of performances and exhibitions to take advantage of.

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Jackson School centers receive $16 million for international education

Jackson School

The University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education for all eight of its Title VI centers — with grants of more than $16 million to be awarded over four years.

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