The latest news from the UW
February 21, 2012
“Occupy” subject of Friday teach-in || Holocaust documentary “Roma Tears” Thursday || Nominations close Feb. 28 for Celebrating UW Women program || 10 offices certified gold, silver by UW Green Office program
Higher education, a jewel of American society and an engine of its economy, is under threat, and if the nation is to remain competitive the financial model must be overhauled, says a new book. “Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization” offers specific ways to make crucial changes.
February 17, 2012
Climate warming caused by greenhouse gases is very likely to increase summer temperature variability around the world by the end of this century, new UW research shows. The findings have major implications for food production.Global Citizens
This week, students in Karen Chengs Art 377 class, Marks and Symbols, have been studying type fonts with French typeface master Jean François Porchez — and even creating their own fonts. The students were asked to bring in photographs of font designs they had seen around Seattle, and then design complete fonts from those beginnings.
February 16, 2012
The School of Music presents Benjamin Britten’s comic opera “Albert Herring” as well as music by the Symphonic, Concert and Campus bands. The Percussion Ensemble celebrates innovative composer John Cage. The School of Drama continues “Emma,” 3D4M faculty exhibit their work and Hazard Adams has a fanciful new book about conversational canines.
February 15, 2012
Design should begin this spring, with construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2013, for Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility on the University of Washington campus that will be a resource for the university, tribal and surrounding communities.
Three members of the UW faculty, two chemists and one engineer, are among 126 recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships, announced today by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Chantel Prat, a UW assistant professor of psychology, uses her pet dog “Cocco” to demonstrate learning in a psychology 101 class.
February 14, 2012
Jeffrey Ochsner named distinguished professor || Reception Thursday for Distinguished Staff Award nominees || Q Faculty and Staff host Winterruption social || UW Retirement Association offers eldercare workshop March 24
Young spoke an an open house at the new central location for global health faculty, staff and students to gather on south campus.Global Citizens
February 13, 2012
In a Peruvian desert slum, UW faculty, students and the local community created a garden and park on a vacant sand dune.Global Citizens
You could say that the economic field of benefit-cost analysis has been stuck in a kind figure-eight for 70 years — a logical loop leading not forward, but back upon itself. But Richard Zerbe, longtime UW professor in the Evans School of Public Affairs, may have solved this logical paradox — or at least clarified it.economics • Richard Zerbe
University of Washington President Michael K. Young issued a statement today about President Barack Obamas budget.
UWMC staff and volunteers poured their hearts into a beautiful gesture: handmade valentines Feb. 14 for all hospitalized patients.
February 10, 2012
Its a little-known secret on the UW campus that if you ask really nicely, robots may come out and dance in Red Square. Such was the case Friday, Feb. 10, for an 11-year-old boy named Alex.
A UW Bothell lecturer describes her worldwide study of the cocoa and chocolate trade.
The program will hone students’ investigative skills in comparing the benefits and risks of different treatment choices.
February 9, 2012
Washingtons housing market in the final quarter of 2011 saw the highest seasonally-adjusted sales since the second quarter of 2010, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW.
The campus will be alive with music in the week ahead — piano, guitar and chamber music, wind band ensembles, and opera, too. The Henry Art Gallery celebrates its 85th birthday with its 2012 gala and new exhibits, the School of Drama continues “Emma” — and even typeface design gets its moment.
Biochemistry prof showcases applications of math in MathAcrossCampus Friday || Charles Pecks teacher-education article honored || English language courses for UW employees
David Stahl, a UW professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Also elected are UW affiliate professor Henrique Malvar and UW alumnus Peter Farrell.
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February 8, 2012
Emerging cephalosporin resistance and treatment failures reported in other countries signal a need for urgent U.S. action to control the spread of gonorrhea.
A business incubator unveiled today is one element in a larger commercialization initiative announced by UW President Michael Young that will double the number of startups produced by the university – from an average of 10 a year to 20 – during the next three years.
The University of Washington community will honor the life of Sgt. William (Will) Stacey in a public funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Meany Hall. An informal reception will follow in the lobby.
February 7, 2012
Like dominoes, two of Seattles signature oaks in the Washington Park Arboretum toppled under Januarys heavy snows. It turned out that the root balls of each tree had not pulled out of the ground and thus began an effort to pull a 60-foot oak tree, estimated to weigh more than 8,000 pounds, back into the upright position in order to save both trees.
A gene that influences the inflammatory response to infection also predicts drug treatment effectiveness for a deadly form of TB.
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February 6, 2012
A retired longtime UW staff member gives a donation to UW Libraries Special Collections that helps document the experience of immigrants from China in the “second wave,” between the 1930s and 1960s.
One of the world’s most densely settled places, Hong Kong is restructuring pharmacy practice to meet the healthcare needs of its populace.
February 3, 2012
The First Lady praised academic institutions for dedicating resources and reinforcing their commitment to the health needs of veterans.
The psychology departments annual public lecture series will cover the relationships between brains and behavior, exploring hearing, vision and memory.
February 2, 2012
University of Washington scientists have advanced a method that allowed them to single out a marine microorganism and map its genome even though the organism made up less than 10 percent of a water sample teeming with many millions of individuals from dozens of identifiable groups of microbes.
Its the sort of lively week that shows off UW arts well. Theres dance, art, a variety of musical performances, cool photography at UW Tower, workshops at the Henry — and the School of Drama begins its production of Jane Austens classic novel, “Emma.”
Diabetes risk is increased in men and women who eat a diet high in processed meats, according to a study published online this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Processed meats include hot dogs, lunch meat, sausages and canned meats.
Honor: Science magazine awards Foldit a first || Registration opens for Robinson Center summer programs
February 1, 2012
The University of Washington Tacomas Russell T. Joy Building has earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest, most rigorous certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system.
January 31, 2012
A new system of construction fences designed by a UW group make campus building sites look neater. They also offer history of the building project and explain what’s being built.
J. Patrick Dobel named to Corbally professorship || Additional eText info session Wednesday || World of slugs, snails on display at Miller Library || Campus flags at half-staff
January 30, 2012
National parks help preserve species native to a particular region, but it appears that some species preservation is more successful if a significant portion of land adjacent to a park also is left as natural habitat.« Previous Page Next Page »