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October 21, 2013

‘Pushback': Resisting the life of constant connectivity

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Researchers at the University of Washington have studied and named a trend lots of people can identify with: the desire to resist constant connectivity and step back from the online world.

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Three UW faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Blood disease specialist Dr. Janis Abkowitz and drug safety expert Dr, Bruce Psaty today were named new members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, an honorary and national advisory group.

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October 20, 2013

Global ocean currents explain why Northern Hemisphere is the soggier one

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A new study in Nature Geoscience explains a major feature of global precipitation, and shows how a current originating from the poles influences tropical rainfall in Africa and southern India.

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October 18, 2013

Expectant mother stays hopeful through breast cancer

UW Health Sciences/ UW Medicine

Sarah Lien and her mother Barbara Hawkins were both diagnosed with breast cancer as young women. Sarah is modeling her mother’s optimistic approach to the disease while awaiting the birth of her own daughter, Elizabeth.

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UW receives grant from attorney general’s office for pain management

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The University of Washington has received an 18-month grant of $110,299 from the state Attorney General’s Office to provide training and education for health professionals and the general public on the subject of chronic pain management and cannabis use.

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October 17, 2013

Project aims to make mall walking more accessible

School Of Nursing

A new project by the UW School of Nursing will evaluate whether mall-walking programs are effective and whether they can lead to larger-scale increases in walking.

Campus sustainability, climate change focus of Sustainability Summit Oct. 23

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Learn how to be more involved with campus sustainability during UW Sustainability Summit activities Oct. 23.

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Yoga accessible for the blind with new Microsoft Kinect-based program

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A team of University of Washington computer scientists has created a software program that watches a user’s movements and gives spoken feedback using a Microsoft Kinect on what to change to accurately complete a yoga pose.

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October 16, 2013

Arts Roundup: Birds at the Burke, exhibit openings — and Music of Today featuring Garth Knox

The UW School of Music leads this busy week in the arts with performances by the Steve Korn Group, UW Symphony and Music of Today featuring violist Garth Knox.

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Lost and Found Films: Building the Space Needle, 1961

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We travel back in time 52 years for the latest installment of Lost and Found Films, to the 1961 construction of the Space Needle and the Monorail in downtown Seattle.

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