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November 26, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and the School of Music’s ‘Carolfest’

The holiday season kicks off in full force with a variety of arts events to enjoy, including the School of Music’s annual CarolFest is on Dec. 4.

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Redesigned purple UW license plates now available

Advancement Communications

The newly designed University of Washington vehicle license plate is now available for sale from the state Department of Licensing.

AAAS names five UW researchers as fellows

Five University of Washington researchers are among new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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News digest: ‘StormReady’ status, Ryan Calo blogs, green seed proposals due, ease Net access

“StormReady” status ups UW’s ability to cope with weather extremes || Ryan Calo blogs for Forbes || First Green Seed Fund proposals due Dec. 3 || Ease Net access at 5,500 institutions with “eduroam”

November 25, 2013

Study: Greenhouse gas might have warmed early Mars enough to allow liquid water

News and Information

The mystery of how the surface of Mars, long dead and dry, could have flowed with water billions of years ago may have been solved by research that included a University of Washington astronomer.

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Dashboards to bring culture change in strategic decision-making

News and Information

New dashboards for exploring trends are bringing about a culture change in strategic decision-making at the university

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November 24, 2013

How living cells solved a needle in a haystack problem to generate electrical signals

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Filtered from a vast sodium sea, more than 1 million calcium ions per second gush through our cells’ pores to generate charges

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November 21, 2013

Studies to probe confluence of human, animal and environmental health in Africa

Environmental & Occupational Health

Grand Challenges Exploration Grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will allow two UW-led teams to study the health determinants people share with other living creatures.

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David Barash explores science, religion and meaning of life in ‘Buddhist Biology’

News and Information

David Barash, a UW psychology professor, is an evolutionary biologist, unapologetic atheist, and self-described Jewbu. In his latest book, “Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science,” Barash examines the overlap between Buddhism and biology.

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November 20, 2013

Board of Regents — Nov. 29 Special Meeting, Dec. Regular Meeting canceled, 2014 schedule announced

The Dec. 12 Regular Meeting of the Board of Regents has been cancelled. The Regents will hold a Special Meeting with the WSU Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 29, at 9:30 a.m. in the Jim Houston Stadium Boardroom at Husky Stadium.  The agenda is available online. The 2014 Board of Regents schedule has been

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