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April 11, 2012
Electrical engineering professor John Sahr gives his read on the increase in solar activity, and how it relates to his research.
EPA awards UW WasteWise honorable mention || Nominations for University Faculty Lecturer Award sought || Volunteers welcome for arboretum work party April 14
April 10, 2012
A magnetized ion plasma system devised by a UW researcher to propel spacecraft at ultra-high speeds could be adapted to clean up dead satellites and other debris crowded in Earth orbit.
April 9, 2012
The battery-powered wearable artificial kidney weighs about 10 pounds and is worn in a waist belt. Dr. Victor Gura from UCLA invented the device to provide greater freedom to dialysis patients.
City planners and Ballard residents say ideas from a group of UW landscape architecture students have expanded their thinking for Rapid Ride, the new Metro bus service coming to Ballard in September.
April 6, 2012
Watch a clip from Sunday’s episode of UW|360 where campus arborist Sara Shores talks about the Quad’s cherry trees and how they were rescued in the mid-60s from the arboretum, where they were in the path of the 520 bridge, then under construction.
April 5, 2012
Robot nannies could diminish child care worries for parents of young children, but UW psychologists warn that this could impoverish kids’ emotional and social growth.
Alexes Harris, UW associate professor of sociology, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversitys eighth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on the topic, “The U.S. Criminal Justice System: Race, Poverty and Punishments.”
Student musicians and actors showcase their talents and two well-regarded dance companies visit campus to perform. Plus, the Undergraduate Theater Society has a new production, the Seattle Opera Young Artists perform and the Burke Museum offers trivia with a beer chaser.
April 4, 2012
New findings on the molecular biology of autism spectrum disorders are reported today in Nature.
The university will honor 26 individuals and one team of five this year as part of the annual university-wide awards program. The awards honor outstanding performance in teaching, mentoring, librarianship, public service and staff support.
U-PASS turns 20 with website, trivia contest || KUOW trio wins national broadcast award || 15th annual home improvement fair April 11|| Guntis Smidchens honored by Estonia
The UW is one of five consortia of colleges and universities to receive National Institutes of Health funding to foster the next generation of global health scientists.Global Citizens
April 3, 2012
Deborah Trout has spent her life helping to create artificial worlds. Maybe thats why she turns to the natural one when she isnt working. She is a costume designer in the School of Drama, and in her spare time she hits local waterfront parks as a beach naturalist
Ingrid Daubechies, a professor of mathematics at Duke University and head of the International Mathematical Union, will give a public talk Monday, April 9 in the Paul Allen Center. She will give another more technical talk Tuesday morning.
April 2, 2012
Technological advances make radiofrequency instruments a stronger complement to radiation therapy in treating spinal and pelvic tumors.
A UW Tacoma researcher has discovered that sex-offender registries include people who are not actually living within the community,such as individuals who have died, been deported, are in jail or have moved out of state.School of Social Work
March 30, 2012
The fourth Environmental Innovation Challenge was the biggest yet. The winning team proposes to replace concrete lane dividers with ones made from recycled rubber tires. Other student teams presented their prototypes for emergency shelters, rooftop gardens, nonstick cookware and other green businesses.
In several journal editorials and testimony before the National Academy of Sciences, a UW professor presents opinions on reforming scientific enterprise.
Enjoy plants and animals of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens as captured by UW alumnus Art Wolfe in a slideshow for the current edition of Columns magazine.
March 29, 2012
Head for Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend, March 30, 31 and April 1, at Pacific Science Center, for 50 stations featuring UW research. UW faculty, staff, students and their families receive a 20 percent discount on admission during the event, as do UW alums.
Spring quarter is under way, creativity is flowing and arts events are back on the calendar. The Quad’s flowering cherry trees might be the biggest campus stars just now — poetry in pink — but there’s art, film and music aplenty sharing the bill with the blooms.
In case scenarios, medical, nursing, and pharmacy students learned how to tell a patient’s family that a serious error has occurred.
March 28, 2012
Evidence from fossilized raindrop impressions from 2.7 billion years ago indicates that an abundance of greenhouse gases most likely caused the warm temperatures on ancient Earth.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will be the University of Washingtons commencement speaker in ceremonies June 9 at CenturyLink Field.
March 27, 2012
UW anthropologists report that Tsimane men have less baseline testosterone compared with U.S. men, but show the same increase in testosterone following a soccer game.
Ina Ray Hutton rose to fame in the 1930s and was known as blonde bombshell of rhythm. But she had a secret that could have damaged her stardom.
Similarities of effective charter schools studied || UW “Trash-In” set April 11
John S. Edwards, emeritus professor of zoology, died March 25 at the age of 80.
March 26, 2012
In early 2012, 10 UW honors students and eight former prison inmates came together for an unusual course: life after time in prison.
Researchers have devised a nanoscale sensor to electronically read the sequence of a single DNA molecule, a technique that is fast and inexpensive and could make DNA sequencing widely available.
Kelli Trosvig has been appointed vice president for UW information technology and chief information officer for the university, UW President Michael Young announced today.
March 23, 2012
Students want better wireless and electrical connections on campus, while faculty would like more consistent and more flexible configurations of classroom technology, a new survey shows.
This change may release fuel and materials for the rapid growth of the early embryo and the formation of layers that will later become organs.
Middle school students who felt more emotional support from teachers reported a delay in alcohol and other illicit substance initiation.
March 22, 2012
This spring break week, while things are slower, we have two arts events arising from the darker side. One is a reading by a poet who worked at Hanford, and the other is an art exhibit that takes on social issues such as racism and inequality.
The answer is: Any day now — probably by the weekend — and for about three weeks, depending on the weather. And dont worry, they’ll be spectacular. And of course the question is, when will the blossoms bloom?
An odd, previously unseen landform could provide a window into the geological history of Mars, according to new research by University of Washington geologists.
March 21, 2012
Christopher Marshall, of Wasilla, Alaska, left UW Medical Center today without a heart. Instead he used a portable power supply for his recently implanted circulatory device.
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