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June 11, 2014

Nearly 1 in 8 American children are maltreated before age 18

By the time they reach age 18, nearly one in eight of American children experience a confirmed case of maltreatment. Co-author Hedy Lee, a UW assistant professor of sociology, says the study shows that child maltreatment is much more common than previously thought.

June 10, 2014

Students mine history for their own Documents that Changed the World installment

Undergraduates working with University of Washington Information School Professor Joe Janes looked to American and European history for their own installments of Janes’ podcast series, Documents that Changed the World.

139th commencement for UW’s Seattle campus at Husky Stadium June 14

A record 5,300-plus graduates and an audience of more than 40,000 are expected to attend the 139th University of Washington commencement ceremonies June 14.

June 6, 2014

Board of Regents — June 12 Regular Meeting

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 12, at 11:45 a.m. in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full agenda is available online.

Ocean technology course ends spring quarter with a splash

A University of Washington undergraduate class has students design, build and test their own Internet-connected oceanographic sensors. The students are getting their feet wet, literally, in a new type of oceanography.

International award cites UW for leadership in sustainability

The University of Washington is the only U.S. university named as a 2014 Sustainable Campus Excellence Award winner.

June 4, 2014

Back home again: UW ethnomusicologists return heritage music to its roots

The UW School of Music’s Ethnomusicology Program is helping to bring roots and hill music collected decades ago by folklorist Alan Lomax back to its place of origin, with teaching materials and local ceremonies.

Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and University Symphony

As spring quarter comes to a close and summer quickly approaches, we encourage you to take advantage of some of the final arts events until next fall. Highlighting the week are a variety of performances from the School of Music, School of Drama’s “The Workroom” and the Undergraduate Theater Society’s “Dog Sees God.”

It’s not giant asparagus: Nine-foot agave showing off at botany greenhouse

Stop outside the botany greenhouse to see an agave plant that’s grown a 9-foot-plus flower spike and is about to bloom for the first time in 25 years.

June 3, 2014

UW Health Digest

Recent UW health sciences news: E-health in small practices, summer safety, stopping farm worker assaults

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