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September 18, 2012
Explore deep-sea volcanoes, virtually || iSchool stars in new UWTV-produced documentary || Seattle Fandango to receive UW diversity award for community building
Feeling wheezy? You could call the doctor. Or soon you could use your smartphone to diagnose your lung health, with a new app that uses the frequencies in the breath to determine how much and how fast you can exhale.
September 17, 2012
Scientists found that the habitat required for ringed seals — animals under consideration for the threatened species list — to rear their young will drastically shrink this century.climate change • endangered species • sea ice
September 14, 2012
The first Rideshare Mixer next week – complete with free snacks, bowling and prizes in the newly renovated HUB games area – will provide tips from folks who already share their rides as well as information on how to find or create a carpool or vanpool.
Finding that the failed vaccine RV144 did offer some protection against certain HIV viruses suggests a more potent vaccine might be possible.
September 13, 2012
For the latest installment of his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, Joe Janes takes a look at a small book that had a huge impact. “Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung,” also known as Mao’s “Little Red Book,” was published in 1965 and became one of the most widely printed and distributed books in…
Christopher Marshall underwent a seven-hour heart transplant surgery yesterday, Sept. 12, a UW Medical Center.
The last couple of weeks before fall quarter begins are like the calm before the storm. In this otherwise quiet week, UWTV starts a new series featuring Native American filmmakers, the Undergraduate Theater Society sets its 2012-13 lineup and the Burke Museum goes buggy. Also, University of Washington Press reprints a powerful 1845 slave narrative…
September 12, 2012
There’s a new grocery store on campus. The District Market, with new deli, bakery, noodle bar and café, was built to serve students, but it’s open to all.
Join hundreds of volunteers Saturday putting a shine on Urban Hort || Thursday webcast links Mars rover to undersea research || Architecture graduate student pens book on Seattle’s floating homes
The UW’s new Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building opens this fall with a series of kick-off events focused on this emerging area of research. The associated Institute will focus on research applications in medicine and clean energy.
Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that, after increasing since 2008, the poverty rate for the U.S. remained stable at 15 percent between 2010 and 2011. In Washington state, the estimated poverty rate increased from 11.5 percent (774,000 residents) to 12.5 percent (854,000 residents) between 2010 and 2011.School of Social Work
September 11, 2012
University of Washington President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 29th annual Freshman Convocation, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. About 4,800 people are expected to attend this event, which welcomes the entering class. Convocation officially marks the beginning of…
After a makeover lasting nearly 2½ years, the Husky Union Building opened on Monday, though it will continue in transition for the next couple of weeks.
September 10, 2012
Crows and humans share the ability to recognize faces and associate them with negative and positive feelings. The way the brain activates during that process is something the two species also appear to share.
UWPD officers honored for lifesaving work || NASA taps UW team to study origin, distribution of life in the universe || Stephen O’Connor new director of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
September 7, 2012
September 6, 2012
The arts calendar is filling with cool events, from record appreciation at the Henry Art Gallery to moth appreciation at the Burke Museum.
Findings challenge the assumption that, if a pulse is not restored soon, continuing resuscitation efforts is futile.
September 5, 2012
New UW research indicates that shortly before an asteroid impact spelled doom for the dinosaurs, a separate extinction triggered by volcanic eruptions killed life on the ocean floor.
An international team of researchers has made headway toward a comprehensive listing of all the working parts of the human genome. More than 30 scientific papers appear today, include major work by UW researchers. The London Museum of Science celebrates with ceiling banners and aerial dancers.
Scientists created comprehensive maps of elusive gene-controlling DNA and a dictionary of the human genome’s programming language
Most genetic changes linked to more than 400 common diseases affect regions of DNA that dictate when genes are switched on or off. Many of these changes affect circuits active during early human development.
September 4, 2012
Middle school and high school students from the Yakama Nation will have a chance this weekend to peer into space or learn the basics of rocket flight during a daylong festival with scientists from UW and other institutions.
Double flowers – though beautiful – are mutants. UW biologists have found the class of genes responsible in a plant lineage more ancient than the one previously studied, offering a glimpse even further back into the evolutionary development of flowers.
September 2, 2012
August 31, 2012
To improve the odds for mothers and their newborns in the new nation of Timor-Leste, a non-profit affiliated with the UW School of Public Health has launched a first-ever mobile phone project.Global Citizens
Can you help identify this old bit of film from the library archives?
August 30, 2012
GIM-10 and GIM-7 are now revised to ensure compliance with the new Public Health Service financial conflict of interest regulations. Investigators are expected to be in full compliance of the revised GIM-10 as of Aug. 24. Implementation systems and processes, such as the financial interest disclosure system and financial conflict of interest training, can be…
This summer the UW hosted the first World Lab Summer Institute, which brings together computing and design students from the UW and Beijing’s Tsinghua University. The students spent seven weeks devising ways that technology could be used to address global issues in health, environment and education.Global Citizens
August 29, 2012
With the recent landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars, for the third time a timepiece assembled at the University of Washington has found a home on the Red Planet.planetary science
August 28, 2012
One well meant life, the other death by cholera. this Documents that Changed the World podcast is about a map used to unlock the mystery of plague contagion.« Previous Page Next Page »