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January 6, 2015

Mark Pagano selected as chancellor of UW Tacoma

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today the selection of Mark Pagano, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Montana State University Billings, as the next chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma, effective March 16. The appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of

New open-source program aims to help parents of children in foster care

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The first time Alise Hegle saw her daughter again after her birth was 11 months later at a court-ordered, supervised visit. Newly out of jail and treatment for drug addiction, Hegle was riddled with anxiety. She had no idea how to parent her only child and worried about the visitation supervisor who sat silently observing,

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January 2, 2015

Board of Regents — Jan. 8 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold their Regular Meeting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full schedule and agendas are available online.

December 29, 2014

William P. Gerberding, 27th president of the University of Washington, dies at 85

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William P. Gerberding, the 27th and longest-serving president of the University of Washington, died Saturday. He was 85. Gerberding, who assumed the presidency in 1979 and retired in 1995, is credited for boosting the university into national prominence, navigating it through potentially devastating budget crises and significantly increasing private financial support. “We are all deeply

December 19, 2014

UW architecture students to design, build public pavilion on Seattle’s waterfront

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UW architecture students will design and build a new temporary event pavilion and Internet hub for the Seattle waterfront.

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December 18, 2014

Survey shows hope, optimism among homeless Alaska Native elders

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Mention homeless people and words like optimistic, hopeful and happy are typically not what spring to mind. More likely, said Jordan Lewis, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, the stereotypes are negative — “that they’re chronic alcoholics, depressed, they steal, they’re thieves. They don’t have hope. They’ve just given up.”

December 17, 2014

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

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Many of the worst West Coast winter floods involve heavy rains and melting snow, and UW hydrology experts are using the physics of these events to better predict the risks.

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December 16, 2014

Advisory council recommends UW medical school expansion in Spokane, increased residencies in rural areas

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The University of Washington’s expansion of its medical school in Spokane and an increase in residency positions are among the ways to best meet the economic and health care needs in Spokane and throughout the state, according to an advisory council chairman’s report released Dec. 16.

December 10, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, drama — and ‘An Appalachian Christmas’

As autumn quarter comes to a close, Arts Roundup begins a holiday hiatus. But first we offer some final suggestions of campus art activities, including Mark O’Connor and his band performing ”An Appalachian Christmas.”

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December 9, 2014

Warmer Pacific Ocean could release millions of tons of seafloor methane

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Water off Washington’s coast is warming a third of a mile down, where seafloor methane shifts from a frozen solid to a gas. Calculations suggest ocean warming is already releasing significant methane offshore of Alaska to California.

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