The latest news from the UW
October 2, 2012
Global health researchers are working on cheap systems like a home-based pregnancy test that might work for malaria, diabetes or other diseases. A new chemical technique makes medically interesting molecules stick to regular paper — a possible route to building such paper-based diagnostics from paper you could buy at an office-supply store.
Fish and Wildlife director, a UW alum, speaks Oct. 3 || UW Rideshare options in face of Metro bus route cutsCollege of the Environment • Dan Ashe • Rideshare • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • UW Transportation Services
UW scientists are teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard to study the new frontier in the Arctic Ocean opened up with the melting ice.climate change • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • oceanography • polar science • sea ice
Parents typically are the biggest headaches for coaches in youth sports. In two new books, UW psychology professors share strategies to help parents and coaches work together to help kids get more out of sports.
October 1, 2012
Race biases are having a strong anti-Obama effect among the least politically partisan voters, according to a study by Anthony Greenwald, a UW psychology professor.
Friendly competition pits Washington volunteer rainfall observers against Oregon || Japanese ambassador to U.S. to speak at UW
A UW doctoral student in musical composition uses sounds from the Washington Park Arboretum to create music that’s part natural, part imagined.music • School of Music • students • UW Botanic Gardens • Washington Park Arboretum
September 28, 2012
Two young UW researchers sought to reduce the error rate in DNA sequencing to better pinpoint cells that are mutating.
It’s a global communication platform to some and just “a series of tubes” to others, but there’s no question the Internet was revolutionary. But how exactly does it work, and how did it get started?
LEED gold rating for student residence Poplar Hall || Molecular engineering and science documentary airs tomorrow || Next flu shot clinic Oct. 15 at UW TowerLEED gold • Poplar Hall • vaccines
Part of Montlake Boulevard will be down to one lane starting 7 p.m. Friday and will be completely closed from 2 p.m. Saturday until the early morning hours of Monday.Sound Transit
September 27, 2012
Findings suggest new ways to study controls of early human development, causes of birth defects, and regeneration of damaged tissue.
School of Drama lectures explore the value of live performance in a digital world — plus faculty art at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and a new exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery.
As the U.S. presidential election approaches, many voters become voracious consumers of online political news. A new tool tracks whether all those articles really provide a balanced view of the debate – and, if not, suggests some sites that offer opinions from the other side of the political spectrum.
September 26, 2012
From reports on new planets to singing whales, American megachurches and ethical computer hacking, UW News and Information published some interesting stories during the summer.
The newly-opened Northwest Census Research Data Center in the University District will provide qualified researchers with access to restricted data.
September 25, 2012
The University of Washington Board of Regents will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, Sept. 28.
Montlake Tower, which overlooks Portage Bay, has distinctive architectural, technological and environmental elements.
September 24, 2012
The New York Times’ Scientist at Work blog is featuring posts from Jim Thomson, an oceanographer at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory, as he seeks big waves in the North Pacific.expedition • oceanography • Station P
Discount Stanford football game tickets for faculty/staff || It’s a new year: UW offers checklist for secure/smart computing || Dee Boersma receives Motar Board award || First transatlantic environmental humanities conference starts Friday
September 23, 2012
New University of Washington research suggests that early microbes might have been widespread on land, producing oxygen before the atmosphere was oxygen-rich.
September 20, 2012
Weekend activities at the Burke Museum, Renaissance organ music in Kane Hall and a UW Bothell conference on poetics lead the last quiet week in UW arts before the new school year starts.
Although the English are generally healthier than Americans, both countries grapple with large health inequalities. A new study suggests that in both countries, health and wealth are tightly linked. The study, published online Sept. 20 in the American Journal of Public Health, links income level with obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma and other health conditions….School of Social Work
Dr. Angela Gonzales will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to Ventura, Calif., to raise funds for Hopi cancer patients.
A tiny digital tag developed at the UW can for the first time see when birds meet in the wild, offering a window into animal social networks. A study in Current Biology used the tags to track the social habits of New Caledonian crows, and found a surprising amount of interaction among the tool-using birds.
September 19, 2012
As a new school year begins, so do the university’s efforts to collect and donate reusable items that might otherwise go to the landfill including books that raise money to fight illiteracy and backpacks donated to Real Change newspaper sellers.recycling • reuse
September 18, 2012
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant over five years in reauthorizing the Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis based at the University of Washington.
The scientists were selected for their inventive ideas to transform their field of research and improve the health of the public.
A memorial service will be held later this fall for David Olson, highly respected professor emeritus of political science, who died on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Explore deep-sea volcanoes, virtually || iSchool stars in new UWTV-produced documentary || Seattle Fandango to receive UW diversity award for community building
Feeling wheezy? You could call the doctor. Or soon you could use your smartphone to diagnose your lung health, with a new app that uses the frequencies in the breath to determine how much and how fast you can exhale.
September 17, 2012
Scientists found that the habitat required for ringed seals — animals under consideration for the threatened species list — to rear their young will drastically shrink this century.climate change • endangered species • sea ice
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