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March 31, 2015

UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce statement on proposed Senate budget

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The following statement is from University of Washington Interim President Ana Mari Cauce: “While I am very pleased to see that the Senate budget not only provides most of the state funding needed to pay for its tuition reduction bill, and makes additional investments for the next biennium, there are some troubling aspects to the

UW raises minimum-wage workers to $11 per hour

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The University of Washington announced today that it is bringing a small group of employees who currently earn below $11 an hour to that level, effective April 1, in keeping with the spirit of Seattle’s new minimum wage law. Of the approximately 39,000 non-student employees at the UW, 70 currently earn below $11 per hour.

March 30, 2015

UW faculty team for five-year study of Seattle’s minimum wage increase

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What will be the effects of the city of Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance? Faculty from the UW’s schools of public affairs, public health and social work are teaming up for The Seattle Minimum Wage Study, a five-year research project to learn that and more.

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March 29, 2015

Notice of possible rule making preproposal statement of inquiry

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-168 WAC, Regulations for the University of Washington Libraries Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject: RCW 28B.20.130. Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 478-168 WAC has not received any substantive amendments to the code since 2004

March 27, 2015

UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce statement on proposed House budget

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University of Washington Interim President Ana Mari Cauce comments on the proposed House budget.

March 23, 2015

UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

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University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser using a semiconductor that’s only three atoms thick. It could help open the door to next-generation computing that uses light, rather than electrons, to transfer information.

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Mia Tuan named dean of the UW’s College of Education

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Mia Tuan has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington, interim President Ana Mari Cauce and interim Provost Jerry Baldasty announced today. Tuan comes to the UW from the University of Oregon, where she has held a number of academic and leadership positions over the past 18 years. The

Author Charles Johnson discusses new work — and the return of Emery Jones

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Charles Johnson, English professor emeritus discusses three new books out, including the second children’s book in the Adventures of Emery Jones series, “The Hard Problem,” illustrated by Johnson himself.

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March 19, 2015

UW geologist, engineer reflect back one year later on nation’s deadliest landslide

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A UW geologist and geotechnical engineer look back at what the past year has meant, personally and professionally, as they helped recovery efforts from the nation’s deadliest landslide in our own backyard.

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Suspension leads to more pot use among teens, study finds

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Suspending kids from school for using marijuana is likely to lead to more — not less — pot use among their classmates, a new study finds. Counseling was found to be a much more effective means of combating marijuana use. And while enforcement of anti-drug policies is a key factor in whether teens use marijuana,

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