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February 9, 2015

Board of Regents — Feb. 12 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold their Regular Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full schedule and agendas are available online.

3-D printing with custom molecules creates low-cost mechanical sensor

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A UW chemistry lab teamed up with UW engineers studying 3-D printing to create 3-D printed objects with new capabilities.

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February 6, 2015

Anti-kickback, conflict of interest and whistleblower regulations and supplemental compliance resources

Anti-Kickback, Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Regulations Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR 52.203-7) require the University to implement procedures designed to prevent and detect violations of the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 (41 USC 51-58). This is published as a reminder of the policies and procedures in place at the University of Washington 1. Kickback Defined. “Kickback”

Elders-in-residence program brings traditional learning to campus

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As a girl growing up in Alaska, Elizabeth Fleagle learned life lessons and hands-on skills from her grandmother, from cooking to making fish nets and moccasins. “Our grandma taught us how to make everything we had to make,” said Fleagle, who lives in Fairbanks and is Inupiat Eskimo. “In my culture, that’s how we learn.”

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February 5, 2015

New tool monitors effects of tidal, wave energy on marine habitat

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A robot developed at the University of Washington will deploy instruments to gather information in unprecedented detail about how marine life interacts with underwater equipment used to harvest wave and tidal energy.

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February 4, 2015

UW Combined Fund Drive raises $2.2 million

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The 2014 University of Washington Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, raised $2,199,793, making it the most successful campaign in the program’s 30-year history. The campaign ran from Oct. 16 to Dec. 5, 2014, with UW faculty, staff and retirees pledging to 1,819 nonprofit organizations. Employees contributed through ongoing payroll deduction

Arts Roundup: Drama, exhibitions – and ‘The Way Black Machine’

Following up last week’s full schedule of arts events, this week is equally packed. The School of Drama’s production of “Twelfth Night” runs its final weekend, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery’s exhibit, “The Way Black Machine,” is now open and the School of Music presents a faculty recital with Douglas Cleveland on organ and David Gordon on trumpet.

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February 3, 2015

UW President Michael K. Young named sole finalist for president at Texas A&M University

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young on Tuesday was named as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University by its Board of Regents. Young became President of the UW in July 2011. Young is expected to assume his duties at Texas A&M in the spring. Statement from UW President Michael K. Young

February 2, 2015

Documents that Changed the World: ‘Rosie the Riveter’ poster, 1943

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The famous World War II-era poster of Rosie the Riveter is less a document that changed the world than the other way around — an image the world adopted and filled with meaning. But such turnabout is fair play in the ongoing Documents that Changed the World podcast series by UW Information School Professor Joe Janes.

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January 29, 2015

Landmark study to track ‘pioneer’ generation of transgender children

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Marlo Mack’s son was 3 years old when he told her very adamantly that he was not a boy, but a girl. Unsure what to do, Mack went in search of answers. She found little information online, her pediatrician knew nothing about transgender children, and even a psychologist who specialized in child identity issues couldn’t

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