The latest news from the UW
May 22, 2012
The virtual teaching of health professionals translates to better asthma care for patients.
UW doctoral candidate Tim Wright sets students off to explore monuments of the Pacific Northwest in his unique class, “Fact or Fiction: Historical Monuments of the Pacific Northwest.”
Xiaodong Xu garners Department of Energy early-career grant || Ethnic Cultural Center’s ‘Raise the Roof’ party Thursday || ‘Cirque,’ an activism traveling carnival, launches June 2 at UW Tacoma || Buddy Ratner recognized for biomaterials work || Glaciology graduate student to discuss science behind film ‘Chasing Ice’ || Jeff Hou named community builder
May 21, 2012
Conservation Remix, a daylong event June 2 organized by UW staff with Conservation Magazine and biology, offers an eclectic mix of topics for discussion – from designing superefficient buildings that generate their own energy to controlling invasive species by eating them.
May 18, 2012
In the song on his latest album, a pause at Ninth and James turns into a mystical vision of mercy.
It’s 1963 again in our latest installment of Lost and Found Films, where readers help identify historic bits of film from the Audio Visual Materials Library, provided by film archivist Hannah Palin. Can you help her learn what’s happening here?Lost and Found Films
May 17, 2012
Beth Kolko’s experimental course takes its cue from the hacker community, helping students of any major get a taste of what it means to build software and hardware.
Scientists try to find which single-letter switches in the genetic code influence health risks.
It’s a whirlwind of a week for campus arts. Drama and dance team for the Masters of Fine Arts Dance Concert, School of Art students exhibit work, the Undergraduate Theater Society opens a musical comedy and the School of Music has several events, including the powerful UW Gospel Choir.
May 16, 2012
Batya Friedman, a professor in the University of Washington Information School, has been named University Faculty Lecturer for 2012-13. Chosen by a faculty committee led by Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Friedman is known for technology design that supports important human values.
After seeing faces for less than a blink of an eye, college students have accuracy greater than mere chance in judging others sexual orientation.
Association honors UW for waste management, sustainability || New book explores creating, supporting livable communities || ‘New Directions’ award to Danny Hoffman || Disability, Law, Policy and the Community poster session || Minority Affairs and Diversity hosts undergraduate research conference
May 15, 2012
Online technology has increased access to public records such as political campaign contributions and real estate transactions. But that information availability also sparks privacy concerns and may dampen some people’s willingness to engage in public activities, according to recent research.
The largest Undergraduate Research Symposium in University of Washington history runs from noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, primarily in Mary Gates Hall.
A year-long, multi-site clinical trial of insulin nasal spray has been called a significant step forward in measuring the safety and effectiveness of a promising treatment.
The University of Washington is offering three new undergraduate summer certificate programs this year covering topics including business essentials, database management and localization.
May 14, 2012
A safe haven could be out of reach for 9 percent of the Western Hemisphere’s mammals, and as much as 40 percent in certain regions, because the animals just won’t move swiftly enough to outpace climate change, according to new research from the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.
May 11, 2012
An exhibit at the American Institute of Architecture design gallery explores Gas Works Park and 11 other reclaimed parks and public spaces in a series of sketches, photographs and architectural renderings.
May 10, 2012
It’s a week of variety in UW arts, with the annual master of fine arts dance concert, improvisational jazz from the School of Music’s continuing IMPfest IV, digital art, a visiting playwright and the two-day “Queering the Art Museum” symposium at the Henry Art Gallery and in Tacoma.
The School of Social Work at the University of Washington will lead a newly formed partnership to provide professional development for the state’s social workers involved in child welfare.School of Social Work
May 9, 2012
A textured surface mimics a lotus leaf to move drops of liquid in particular directions. The low-cost system could be used in portable medical or environmental tests.College of Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Karl Bohringer
Washington’s housing market in the first quarter of 2012 saw the highest seasonally adjusted sales since the first-time buyer tax credit program expired in 2010, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.
Mathematical perspective on voting rules Friday in MathAcrossCampus || Geography “legend” announces last doctoral committee defense || Education and research timeline stretches back 150 years
University of Washington undergraduates will showcase their civic engagement projects at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 on the second floor of Kane Hall.
May 8, 2012
The $8.1 million grant will fund work on new drugs against some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.
Wendy Lustbader, with the UW School of Social Work, is a nationally known speaker on how to cope with aging, disability and end-of-life issues. She will speak June 4 at a caregivers conference in Tukwila, Wash.School of Social Work
May 7, 2012
After the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, many proclaimed that the country had entered a post-racial era. But a new large-scale study by UW psychologists shows that racial attitudes have already played a substantial role in 2012, during the Republican primaries.
Honor: Academic counselor Clay Schwenn wins national award || Tower Green Fair May 15 features sustainability efforts || Visitors? Relatives here for commencement? Check Campus Tours Central || Seth Cooper, chief architect of Foldit, wins national doctoral dissertation award
UW researchers have discovered a problem with a climate record that is often cited by climate change skeptics.
Learn more about how scientists use satellites to study atmospheric temperature and why this new research is important.
May 4, 2012
Faculty members James Bardeen and Ann Nelson in physics and Evan Eichler in genome sciences have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for excellence in their original scientific research.
The almost-silent-movie “The Artist” recently won five Oscars. The producer and stars of a video mimicking that movie-making style hope to win $10,000 to fight invasive plants and provide wildlife habitat on the University of Washington campus.
May 3, 2012
A brain-development gene incompletely duplicated about time of the transition of pre-human to more human-like beings.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Harry James Orchestra, directed by the UW’s own Fred Radke is coming May 7 to fill Meany Hall with that great big band sound. Also, 70-some UW-related artists show their work today in the Hall Health Art Walk, a new play is read by School of Drama instructors, and more.
Changes in the speed that ice travels in more than 200 outlet glaciers indicates that Greenland’s contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century might be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible, a new study shows.Applied Physics Laboratory • Department of Earth and Space Sciences • glaciers • Greenland • Ian Joughin
May 2, 2012
Big trees three or more feet in diameter accounted for nearly half the biomass measured at a Yosemite National Park site, yet represented only 1 percent of the trees growing there.
Washington Sea Grant has partnered with Smith Brothers Farms of Kent, to produce a milk carton featuring “Cows for Clean Water” and offering a selection of simple steps for protecting Puget Sound.
May 1, 2012
How much Vitamin D do older adults need to stay healthy? The level may be lower than many think.
Evans School roundtable on education May 2 || Political cartoonist Aislin to speak May 10 || Bob Morgan receives leadership award || Four additional entrepreneurs share insights with UW researchers || Students An, Woelfer garner awards
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