The latest news from the UW
June 6, 2012
Not having enough Chinook salmon to eat stresses out southern resident killer whales more than having boatloads of whale watchers nearby, according to hormone levels of whales summering in the Salish Sea. In lean times, however, the stress normally associated with boats becomes more pronounced, further underscoring the importance of having enough prey.
A maternal blood sample and a paternal saliva specimen contained enough information to map the fetus DNA.
June 5, 2012
Landscape architecture Professor Nancy Rottle and students are mounting the Biodiversity Green Wall, Edible Green Screen + Water Harvesting Demonstration Project on the southeast side of Gould Hall.
Free dental screening for children June 9 || International council recognizes James DeLisle
June 4, 2012
In a study published this week in Nature Climate Change, University of Washington and European scientists project that in the next 50 years global climate change will disrupt power generation in the U.S. and Europe. Warmer water and lower flows are predicted to interrupt the supply of cooling water.
Analyzing medical records from thousands of patients, statisticians have devised a statistical model for predicting what other medical problems a patient might encounter.
June 1, 2012
The university will honor individuals who have made important contributions to the university community at the 42nd Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in Meany Hall.
From imagined alien fossils to new social networking programs and beyond, a look at the Henry Art Gallery’s 2012 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design Thesis Exhibition, running through June 17.
Construction plans for tiny molecules to stop flu viruses from infecting cells may help in fighting other pathogens.
May 31, 2012
A new UW club has qualified to participate in an international underwater robot competition and has designed its robot to be used by UW oceanographers in the field.
There are cool arts events on campus even as the school year draws to a close. The University Symphony features Donna Shin, combined choirs present “UW Sings” and students are featured in music recitals, art exhibits and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” running through June 3.
On June 5, the planet Venus will pass across the disk of the sun in a rare astronomical event that won’t happen again until the year 2117. On June 4, the the UW Astrobiology Program and Astronomy Department will present free, back-to-back 30-minute faculty lectures in Kane Hall about Venus and the significance of its transits to our ever-developing understanding of the universe.
May 30, 2012
New research shows some of the steepest mountain slopes in the world got that way because of the interplay between terrain uplift associated with plate tectonics and powerful streams cutting into hillsides, leading to large landslides.
May 29, 2012
About 5,000 graduates, a record number, are expected to attend the University of Washington commencement ceremonies in Seattle on June 9. President Michael K. Young will officiate.
What’s it like to build a solar race car, measure an ocean wave or drive a Mars rover? How do our genes determine our traits? How will astronomers find new Earthlike planets? The answers will be revealed at Science Expo Day, a free, daylong, family-friendly celebration of science June 2 at Seattle Center. It’s part of the new Seattle Science Festival, happening in June and July.
Mathematician Gunther Uhlmann and colleagues have devised an amplifier to boost light, sound or other waves while hiding them inside an invisible container. The findings are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 28, 2012
Bioengineers have developed the first structure to grow small human blood vessels, creating a 3-D test bed that offers a better way to study disease, test drugs and perhaps someday grow human tissues for transplant.
May 25, 2012
Scientists believe they’ve pinpointed the last crucial piece of the 80-year-old puzzle of how plants “know” when to flower. Understanding how flowering works in a simple plant should lead to a better understanding of how the same genes work in more complex plants such as rice and wheat.
May 24, 2012
The 2012 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design Thesis Exhibition, plus the Undergraduate Theater Society stages “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and lots of events from the School of Music.
The School of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical companies will study the body’s drug transporters to map interactions and individualize therapy.
May 23, 2012
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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.« Previous Page Next Page »