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November 25, 2013

Study: Greenhouse gas might have warmed early Mars enough to allow liquid water

News and Information

The mystery of how the surface of Mars, long dead and dry, could have flowed with water billions of years ago may have been solved by research that included a University of Washington astronomer.

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Dashboards to bring culture change in strategic decision-making

News and Information

New dashboards for exploring trends are bringing about a culture change in strategic decision-making at the university

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November 24, 2013

How living cells solved a needle in a haystack problem to generate electrical signals

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Filtered from a vast sodium sea, more than 1 million calcium ions per second gush through our cells’ pores to generate charges

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November 21, 2013

Studies to probe confluence of human, animal and environmental health in Africa

Environmental & Occupational Health

Grand Challenges Exploration Grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will allow two UW-led teams to study the health determinants people share with other living creatures.

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David Barash explores science, religion and meaning of life in ‘Buddhist Biology’

News and Information

David Barash, a UW psychology professor, is an evolutionary biologist, unapologetic atheist, and self-described Jewbu. In his latest book, “Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science,” Barash examines the overlap between Buddhism and biology.

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November 20, 2013

Board of Regents — Nov. 29 Special Meeting, Dec. Regular Meeting canceled, 2014 schedule announced

The Dec. 12 Regular Meeting of the Board of Regents has been cancelled. The Regents will hold a Special Meeting with the WSU Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 29, at 9:30 a.m. in the Jim Houston Stadium Boardroom at Husky Stadium.  The agenda is available online. The 2014 Board of Regents schedule has been

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and ‘Elwha: A River Reborn’

This week slows down as the campus prepares for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. However, don’t miss your last chance to see School of Drama’s “Fifth of July” or venture to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to explore their new exhibit “Elwha: A River Reborn.”

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Study shines light on what makes digital activism effective

News and Information

Digital activism is usually nonviolent and tends to work best when social media tools are combined with street-level organization, according to new research from the University of Washington.

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December deadlines approach for Awards of Excellence nominations

News and Information

Nominations are due in December and coming months for this year’s University of Washington Awards of Excellence categories.

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November 19, 2013

Paddlers spread pump-out ‘gospel’ to recreational boaters

Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant’s “Pumpout Paddlers” are readying their kayaks for winter paddling to deliver more adapters so boaters have a cleaner, easier way to pump their sewage-holding tanks.

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