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October 23, 2012
Imaging deep-water, extreme environments, Oct. 24, is first in “Scientific Lens” series || UW Libraries events mark Open Access Week || Ideas for Action, Evans School-sponsored project, announces grants || Ruth Johnston on board of sustainability associationNews digest
October 22, 2012
A new study from the University of Washington shows that digital media helps teens reach developmental milestones, but raises questions about whether digital connectedness might hinder the development of an autonomous sense of self.
October 21, 2012
Furry friends joined fellow Huskies and the UW community in the 27th annual Dawg Dash through the University of Washington Seattle campus on Sunday. Photos by Katherine B. Turner / UW For more photos from the race, check out the Dawg Dash Facebook album.
October 18, 2012
University of Washington President Michael K. Young today announced a new initiative aimed at advancing the university’s teaching, research and service to meet the major challenges of the 21st century. The initiative, called “Tomorrow’s University Today,” will focus on three key areas: leading change in public higher education, addressing critical societal problems like sustainability, health…
Next week will be the University of Washington’s third Sustainability Summit, an annual event that celebrates leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability.Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability • Sustainability
UW arts are well represented during this busy autumn week, with theater, art exhibits, jazz, classical piano, the University Symphony and more.
The public is invited to participate in “U District Next: A Community Conversation” to share their thoughts and ideas for the future of the University District. The first of three community conversations will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hotel Deca ballroom, 4507 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast. There will be numerous other opportunities to join…
The Stanford University faculty member will talk about a group of cell membrane receptors that are crucial for emotion, behavior, memory, vision, motion and many other activities. About 40 percent of medications act via these receptors.
October 17, 2012
Representatives of the Encyclopedia of Earth and the Encyclopedia of Life will be on the University of Washington campus Wednesday, Oct. 24, for the public launch of an encyclopedia unique to Puget Sound.Center for Urban Waters • Encyclopedia of Puget Sound • Puget Sound • Puget Sound Institute
The Living Voters Guide, created by the UW and presented with Seattle’s CityClub, just won a regional award and has been updated for the 2012 election. This year the guide has expanded to include a California edition, and the Washington guide will include fact-checking of selected points by Seattle Public Library staff.
October 16, 2012
U.S. health and human services honors UW transplant programs || Jashvant Unadkat receives research achievement award || Evans School celebrates 50 years with gala dinner
The University of Washington community is mourning the loss of Herbert J. Ellison, professor emeritus of history and international studies and former director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Ellison taught at the UW for 34 years and was for decades considered among the world’s leading figures in the field of Soviet…
Researchers investigating the long-term consequences of child abuse have identified some protective factors that can improve the health of victims during their adulthood.School of Social Work
October 15, 2012
The new UW members have worked in many fields, including pharmaceutical outcomes research, cancer prevention, biostatstics, global health, and emergency preparedness.
October 12, 2012
It’s time to think differently about how we interact with nature because we’re increasingly disconnected from the natural world, said Dan Ashe during visit to campus.College of the Environment • Dan Ashe • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • UW alumni
Maria Klawe, professor of computer science and president of Harvey Mudd College, will speak Tuesday at the UW about how her institution over three years quadrupled its female representation in undergraduate computer science majors, to 40 percent.
October 11, 2012
Rankings released by National Taiwan University places the UW fourth among the world’s universities and first among American public universities in scientific research.National Taiwan University • rankings
Can a quilt be a document? Certainly, says Joe Janes in his podcast about the AIDS Memorial Quilt — the latest in his series called Documents that Changed the World.
New hardware lets engineers maintain the plasma used in fusion reactors in an energy-efficient, stable manner, making the system potentially attractive for use in fusion power plants.
The Chamber Dance Company’s 2012 concert, Oct. 11-14 in Meany Hall, highlights a busy week in UW arts.
Three public lectures by UW engineering professors will give an overview of molecular engineering and applications in biotech and alternative energy.
October 10, 2012
October 8, 2012
King County has no substantial food deserts, provided one has a car. Take away the car, however, and food deserts — areas where low-income people have limited access to low-cost, nutritious food — appear to fill the county map. New research from the University of Washington, published in the American Journal of Public Health, shows…
Fair Labor Association exec speaks tonight || Volunteers sought to plant 75 native trees next Thursday on Montlake Cut
October 5, 2012
October 4, 2012
Expect big big band classics, standards and more when UW jazz faculty members perform together Oct. 10 at Benaroya Hall.
New UW research shows that 2,047 research papers that have been retracted since 1977, misconduct—blatantly falsified data or data manipulation— was the cause in 41 percent of the cases.
The UW Combined Fund Drive kicks off Oct. 10. Last year’s drive raised more than $2 million — an institution record.
October 3, 2012
The University of Washington was ranked 24th best university in the world and the fourth-ranked American public university in The Times Higher Education Rankings
Margaret O’Mara, associate professor of history, will explore crucial 20th century presidential races in four public lectures through October called “Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Presidential Elections That Made History.”
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.
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