The latest news from the UW
July 19, 2012
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and costs up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year. Yet pain management often is not taught in many health professional schools. Recognizing the need to change this, the National Institutes of Health have selected 12 schools to develop pain curricula, and the UW…
Here in another slow summer week, the School of Art takes the lead with art by students, faculty — and former faculty as well. Plus, there are continuing exhibits on campus well worth investigating. Exhibit: “Tangible Competitive Intangibles,” through Aug. 4. An invitational show in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery featuring the work of artists who have taught in…
July 18, 2012
A soils and ecosystem scientist who studies natural resources sustainability has been named the director of the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Thomas H. DeLuca is currently professor of natural resources and geography at Bangor University, Wales, where he holds the chair in environmental sciences sponsored jointly by the university and…
The University of Washington is about to become the first university in the United States to provide classes for university credit using a massive open online course learning platform. UW is planning courses that will be made available in multiple ways, tailoring innovative options to match consumer needs. Free, non-credit versions will use the Coursera…
July 17, 2012
A group of Washington high-school students will arrive at the University of Washington campus this week for the annual DO-IT Scholars Summer Study program. It’s the 20th anniversary of the summer program, which has now helped launch the careers of hundreds of students from Washington and beyond who have a wide range of disabilities. DO-IT…
July 16, 2012
In evaluating whether to allow Truvada® to be prescribed for HIV prevention the FDA reviewed evidence from two studies. The largest was conducted by the UWs International Clinical Research Center.Global Citizens
July 13, 2012
Robert J. Naiman has received the highest award given by the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest society of professional ecologists.
Students in the UW’s new 3-D printing club plan to enter tomorrow Milk Carton Derby at Green Lake with what they believe is the world’s first 3-D printed boat, made from more than 150 recycled, melted and extruded milk cartons.
The public is invited to an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday July 21 at the facility, which has one of the regions strongest concentrations of MSspecialists.
July 12, 2012
A new professional development program aims to nurture neuroscientists who are underrepresented minorities as they enter faculty positions.
“The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,” opening July 14, explores the world of vinyl records from the 1960s to the present through sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video, performance and — of course — sound.
July 11, 2012
The UW International Clinical Research Center played a key role in examining Truvada’s effectiveness for HIV prevention. The center’s director Connie Celum talks about the impact of the findings in a Q & A.Global Citizens
UW researchers found that the decline in milk production due to climate change will vary across the U.S., since there are significant differences in humidity and how much the temperature swings between night and day across the country.
July 10, 2012
Experts have thought that multiracial adolescents use drugs and engage in violence more than their single-race peers. But in a new study, researchers find that mixed-race adolescents are more similar to their white counterparts than previously believed.School of Social Work
July 9, 2012
A senior class in Aeronautics & Astronautics won a national competition with the students’ detailed plan to travel to the moon, establish a mining outpost and jettison the product back to Earth.
ITHS helps scientists accelerate the translation of their discoveries into applications for improving the health of the public. The latest award is for $65 million.
July 8, 2012
DNA from cystic fibrosis patients with and without chronic infections points to unsuspected mutation.
July 6, 2012
As scientists around the world celebrated the detection of what appears to be the long-sought Higgs boson, University of Washington physicists took satisfaction in knowing they played a significant part in it.
July 5, 2012
Researchers have long believed that the longer days and calmer seas of spring set off an annual bloom of plants in the North Atlantic, but UW scientists discovered that warm eddies fuel the growth three weeks before the sun does.
July 3, 2012
UW’s first Explosive Detection K-9 Kali has helped locate handguns and taken part in numerous bomb sweeps, including when President Obama visited this area earlier this year.
Ansu Tucker, who was a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow at the Evans School of Public Affairs from 2004 to 2005, is now a key figure in the government of Sierra Leone.Global Citizens
July 2, 2012
Sandra Archibald, dean of the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, led a national team that recently completed a report detailing lessons federal managers learned from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
UW Alumni Association inaugurates distinguished veteran award || Physicists meet Tuesday night in anticipation of “God particle” announcement || Marla Salmon garners fellowships || Got Maps?
June 28, 2012
Four incoming faculty members promise to make the University of Washington a leading institution in machine learning and the science of “big data.”
Science and art intersect in an exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center through July 6.
Things are slow on campus as summer takes hold, but not at the Burke Museum, where a new exhibit on conservation photography is opening. Several exhibits also continue their runs at the Henry Art Gallery, Jacob Lawrence Gallery and UW Special Collections.
“Respect: An Exploration” by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has been selected as the seventh UW Common Book for freshmen
In one of the twists of scientific discovery, a UW duo working on fusion energy — harnessing the energy-generating mechanism of the sun — may have found a way to etch the next generation of microchips.College of Engineering • Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics • Uri Shumlak
June 27, 2012
In “Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress,” UW sociologist Becky Pettit shows how most surveys overestimate black progress in the United States.
June 26, 2012
For “Short Stories,” released in May on the Fleur de Son label, the UW’s Melia Watras was joined by Kimberly Russ, orchestral pianist for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
It’s been a decade since a swarm of relatively mild earthquakes shook up parts of Spokane. Now, armed with the right tools, scientists want to find out what was at fault.
Research shows that, contrary to popular belief, theres a positive association between higher neighborhood density and the value of single-family residential properties.
June 22, 2012
The UW Department of History will hold a celebration of the life of Thomas James Pressly, professor emeritus, at 4 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the UW Club, and all are welcome.
June 21, 2012
A research team led by the University of Washington and Harvard University has discovered a bigger version of Earth locked in an orbital tug-of-war with a much larger, Neptune-sized planet as they orbit very close to each other around the same star.
A new exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery features art by Japanese painter and printmaker Shinzaburo Takeda and his students. Plus, the Henry Art Gallery ponders architectural decay in a cool new photograph exhibit and Special Collections continues its nostalgic look back at the Seattle World’s Fair.
New research from an international team that includes a UW professor emeritus confirms that the Arctic has gone through intensely warm periods, warmer than scientists thought was possible, during the last 2.8 million years.
June 20, 2012
Tuberculosis can be a serious threat to monkeys and apes. A test to spot infection might help protect the world’s primate populations.
A new smartphone application called Shuteye developed at the UW Information School helps users make choices that improve the quality of their sleep. It’s one of several smartphone apps created by iSchool faculty and student talents this school year.« Previous Page Next Page »