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October 2, 2013

UW ranked 25th best university in world

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The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world according to The Times Higher Education Rankings for 2013-14.

UW Medicine helps first patients sign up for Health Benefit Exchange

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Yesterday was a historic day for health care coverage in the United States. UW Medicine was ready to assist patients in signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.

October 1, 2013

Should we care if companies use data for advertising?

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Estrogen pills for menopause symptoms vary in blood clot risk

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A recent observational study comparing the safety of estradiol and conjugated equine estrogen associated estradiol with a lower risk of leg vein and lung clots.

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September 30, 2013

3 UW professors honored by NIH for innovative biomedical research

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Three University of Washington faculty members are among those honored with a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk-High Reward program.

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UW researchers helped draft international assessment of climate change

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UW faculty members were among international researchers who compiled the fifth climate-change assessment report. The UW will host a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 1 with some of the Seattle-area authors.

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UW engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA

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A team led by the University of Washington has developed a programming language for chemistry that it hopes will streamline efforts to design a network that can guide the behavior of chemical-reaction mixtures in the same way that embedded electronic controllers guide cars, robots and other devices.

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September 26, 2013

History lecture series to explore slavery in making of America

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The UW history department will review America’s history of slavery from four different angles in its annual lecture series, which begins on Oct. 23.

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Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and Chris Thile performs at Meany

School has started and this week provides an array of arts events on campus and off, including a performance by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile and the first lecture in the School of Drama’s performing art lecture series.

September 25, 2013

Shiny new Odegaard library greets students

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UW students are being greeted by a spiffy new version of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library following a nearly $17 million makeover, the first in the library’s 41-year history.

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