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December 11, 2013

UW ranked 13th best value among public institutions by Kiplinger’s

News and Information

The University of Washington has been ranked 13th best value among public colleges and universities for 2014 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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December 10, 2013

What climate change means for federally protected marine species

News and Information

As the Endangered Species Act nears its 40th birthday at the end of December, conservation biologists are coming to terms with a danger not foreseen in the 1970s: global climate change.

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December 9, 2013

Communities across U.S. reduce teen smoking, drinking, violence and crime

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Fewer high school students across the U.S. started drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, committing crimes and engaging in violence before graduation when their towns used a prevention system developed by UW’s Social Development Research Group.

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Astronomers solve temperature mystery of planetary atmospheres

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An atmospheric peculiarity the Earth shares with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune is likely common to billions of planets, University of Washington astronomers have found, and knowing that may help in the search for potentially habitable worlds.

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December 6, 2013

Sounders star makes young UW dental patient’s day

School of Dentistry

Samuel Knorr didn’t like the idea of missing school for an orthodontic retainer check at the UW’s The Center for Pediatric Dentistry. When he came face to face with Seattle Sounders star DeAndre Yedlin, however, he was happy he did.

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December 4, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, Ladino Day — and the UW Opera Theater

As fall quarter comes to a close, there’s still plenty to see and do on campus. This coming week, attend the UW Opera Theater to brush up on your “Le Nozze di Figaro,” or enjoy the final weekend of the Undergraduate Theater Society’s performance of “Woyzeck.”

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December 3, 2013

Signalers vs. strong silent types: Sparrows exude personalities during fights

News and Information

Like humans, some song sparrows are more effusive than others, at least when it comes to defending their territories. New UW findings show that consistent individual differences exist not only for how aggressive individual song sparrows are but also for how much they use their signals to communicate their aggressive intentions.

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New book ‘Going Viral’ explores nature, impact of Internet virality

News and Information

Will we of the early 21th century be remembered for Internet memes like Grumpy Cat? “Going Viral,” a new book by Karine Nahon and Jeff Hemsley of the UW Information School explores the nature of virality and impacts of virality.

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Project to gauge effects of Affordable Care Act in Washington state

School of Public Health

The overall purpose of the project, called UW-SHARE, is to obtain a benchmark, pre-ACA picture of health-care use, health, health-related attitudes, and access to health insurance.

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‘Spooky action’ builds a wormhole between ‘entangled’ particles

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New research indicates that a phenomenon called “quantum entanglement” could be intrinsically linked with the creation of wormholes.

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