The latest news from the UW
February 6, 2013
“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Michael K. Young.Michael K. Young • Sally Jewell
Pediatrician Tao Kwan-Gett will head a center that provides training, research, evaluation and communication services to public health organizations across six states.
Atmospheric scientists are using pressure readings from some new smartphones and tablet computers to improve short-term thunderstorm forecasts. A weather station in every pocket would offer an unprecedented wealth of data.Cliff Mass • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • weather
February 5, 2013
The University of Washington is No. 1 again among large universities (more than 10,000 students) for alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps.
Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award.Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Political science and law scholars from the UW and elsewhere file a brief saying the Supreme Court should fully uphold the Voting Rights Act in a case out of Shelby County, Alabama.Department of Political Science • School of Law
February 4, 2013
Ralina Joseph, UW associate professor of communications, discusses her book, “Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial.”Department of Communication
Grade school, junior high students sought for study of computerized lessons || Public Health co-hosts “Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis” tonightCollege of Education • School of Public Health
February 1, 2013
The new center will promote collaborations in dental research and education, including faculty and student exchanges, with partners around the world.
January 31, 2013
The drama “Burn This” continues, the School of Art has multiple events and the Kirkland Choral Society stops by for a visit.Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • Henry Art Gallery • School of Music • Undergraduate Theater Society
A huge Arctic cyclone in August was not responsible for the historic minimum seen soon after in Arctic sea-ice extent.Applied Physics Laboratory • Axel Schweiger • climate change • Jinlun Zhang • sea ice
January 29, 2013
Married couples who divide chores in traditional ways have more sex than couples who share so-called men’s and women’s work.
Explore global food law at Feb. 8 UW conference || Nina Isoherranen honored for early-career achievementJackson School of International Studies • School of Law • School of Pharmacy
Information School professor Batya Friedman will give the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Room 130 of Kane Hall.Information School
The public is invited to participate in the unveiling of the University District Livability Partnership’s Commercial Revitalization Plan Thursday, Jan. 31.
A UW researcher has determined the precise configuration of substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavor, a finding that could lead to important new pharmaceuticals.chemistry • pharmaceuticals
January 25, 2013
January 24, 2013
The University of Washington astronomy department is readying a traveling planetarium to take to schools for outreach — and collaboration — in Seattle and beyond. It may look like a carnival bouncy house or an inflatable igloo, but the portable planetarium is in fact an innovative tool for teaching and spreading interest in astronomy. The…
A new Henry Art Gallery exhibit, a classical pianist performs Nirvana and Radiohead and the visiting Compagnie Marie Chouinard continues the campus celebration of “The Rite of Spring.”School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • Undergraduate Theater Society
A paper in Science describes an organic crystal that shows promise as a cheap, flexible, nontoxic material for the working parts of memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting devices.College of Engineering • Department of Mechanical Engineering • Jiangyu Li • Sustainability
Recent admissions statistics show that more minority students are applying to the UW.
January 23, 2013
A UW scientist’s work aided a Greenland ice study that could indicate where Earth is headed with climate change.
Hunting and habitat loss harm the critically endangered Sulawesi black macaque, but new research shows the population has stabilized in the past decade.Department of Psychology
January 22, 2013
Researchers at UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences have found that the anatomy of certain brain areas – the hippocampus and cerebellum – can predict children’s language abilities at 1 year of age.I-LABS
January 18, 2013
Joe Janes investigates the 1900-era anti-Semitic manifesto “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”Information School
January 17, 2013
A busy week in UW arts, including a dance concert and staging great novels with Book-It Repertory.ArtsUW • School of Art + Art History + Design • School of Drama • School of Music
Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. and sacred songs || Financial, research, learning highlights part of Report to Stakeholders now online
The classroom challenge: Design a school for girls in Afghanistan that’s pleasant and safe, using available materials.College of Built Environments • Department of Architecture
Researchers found little correlation between loss of consciousness and duration of concussion symptoms.
January 16, 2013
New laws in many states require school athletes to be taught about concussion, but education alone is ineffective if it does not translate into students reporting possible symptoms.
For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive, it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from World War II.
January 15, 2013
A number of events and volunteer opportunities for UW faculty, staff and students are planned in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A new international assessment found that soot, or black carbon, is a major contributor to global warming — second only to carbon dioxide.black carbon • climate change • College of the Environment • Department of Atmospheric Sciences • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean • Sarah Doherty
January 14, 2013
Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next.Alaska • College of the Environment • salmon • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Fisheries managers should sharpen their ability to spot environmental conditions that hamper or help fish stocks, and not assume that abundance translates to sustainable harvest.College of the Environment • fisheries biology • Ray Hilborn • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences • Sustainability
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