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October 3, 2014

Not stuff of musty museums: Enlist evolutionary biology against modern threats

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Using evolutionary biology is one way to try to outwit evolution where it is happening too quickly and to perhaps find accommodations when evolution occurs too slowly.

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October 2, 2014

Jackson School director discusses goals of new International Policy Institute

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Resat Kasaba, director of the Henry M. Jackson School director, discusses goals and mission of the school’s new International Policy Institute.

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UW’s Jeffrey Heer wins award to support data visualization research

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Jeffrey Heer, a University of Washington associate professor of computer science and engineering, has received an award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop new theories, tools and techniques for data visualization that help scientists see and understand big data.

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October 1, 2014

News digest: New schedules for Health Sciences Express/shuttle, flu clinics underway

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Arts Roundup: Music, The Big Draw — and Chamber Dance Company

Fall quarter has started, which means the weekly arts roundup is back in action. This week, the Burke is hosting The Big Draw and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs at Meany Hall on Oct. 4.

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Northwest ‘anarchist utopia’ explored in ‘Trying Home’

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Justin Wadland of the UW Tacoma Library discusses his book “Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound.”

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September 30, 2014

UW students to build hybrid-electric muscle car in EcoCAR 3 contest

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The UW is one of 16 schools invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. EcoCAR 3 competition that spans four years with stand-alone contests each spring. Their challenge in this next competition is to convert a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid-electric car.

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September 24, 2014

Citizenship, women in tech, taboo language, psychology of superheroes among UW’s new fall class lineup

From exploring American citizenship to encouraging women in technology, the 2014-15 school year brings a wealth of new classroom experiences for UW students.

September 23, 2014

Don’t ignore looming Metro bus cuts, check your options now

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The UW in August introduced a Commute Concierge service to help riders with personalized commute plans.

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Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird

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Using a songbird as a model, scientists have described a brain pathway that replaces cells that have been lost naturally and not because of injury.

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