The latest news from the UW
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.
UW Summer Youth Programs open for registration || Parents shouldn’t ignore children’s head injuries
March 20, 2012
A new online portal and smartphone app lets Washington and Oregon residents enter the addresses of their homes, schools, workplaces or kids’ day care centers to check if they’re in harm’s way should a tsunami hit. The tool, being publicized on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the Tohoku tsunami, was developed by researchers at the Applied Physics Laboratory.
March 19, 2012
Pediatricians who showed an unconscious preference for European Americans tended to prescribe better pain-management for white patients than they did for African-American patients, new UW research shows.
UW graduating medical students — along with newly minted M.D.s across America — learned March 16 where they will do their residency training.
Cherry trees in full bloom in our nation’s capital could be as much as four weeks earlier by 2080 depending on how much warming occurs. So says an analysis conducted at the University of Washington that relied on the UW’s own cherry trees as one test of a computer model used in the project.
UWTV and KOMO 4 today announced a new broadcast partnership to share stories about the people, places and discoveries from the University of Washington through the UWTV television series, “UW|360.” Beginning on Saturday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m., KOMO 4 will air “UW|360” right before their evening news broadcast.
March 15, 2012
If your dog could talk, what would she say? A fanciful new book by Hazard Adams, UW professor emeritus of comparative literature, explores this scenario as the dogs of fictitious Hilltown give voice to resist a new leash law.
Arts events have slowed as winter quarter ends, but theres still much to see. The Burke Museum has discussions of food as its “Hungry Planet” exhibit continues and the Henry Art Gallery remains busy with several exhibits — including a Winslow Homer classic.
Lecture on nanomedicine, treating cancer || Honor: business-diversity efforts recognized || UW plans Autism Awareness Month events for public || Papers uncover political, human sides of school closure || Husky Green Award nominations due March 26
March 14, 2012
New research shows that at least one group of small mammals, the multituberculates, actually flourished in the last 20 million years of dinosaurs reign and survived their extinction.
UW scientists traced a brain circuit that mediates the loss of appetite in mice. They also discovered potential therapeutic targets.
March 13, 2012
The University of Washington began this week notifying applicants to the Seattle campus of their acceptance into the freshman class starting fall 2012.
Numerous University of Washington professional and graduate programs were among the top 10 in the 2013 annual rankings provided March 14 by U.S. News & World Report.rankings • US News
March 12, 2012
Greenroads, a rating system developed at the University of Washington to promote sustainable roadway construction, awarded its first official certification to a Bellingham project that incorporates porcelain from recycled toilets.
March 9, 2012
Return with us to 1958 for the latest installment of Lost and Found Films, where readers help identify and describe old film clips from UW Libraries audio visual collections.This weeks film clip is titled “Inaugural,” and probably shows part of the inaugural dinner for UW President Charles Odegaard, which was indeed in November of 1958.Lost and Found Films
Social justice, climate change, mental health, and marginalized populations will top the agenda.
March 8, 2012
Joel Berg, professor of pediatric dentistry in the University of Washington School of Dentistry and acknowledged as one of the world’s leading pediatric dentists, has been selected as the school’s next dean, effective Aug. 15, Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today (March 8)
South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is featured in this crowded week of UW arts, but they’re in excellent company. The School of Music presents Bachs “Magnificat,” the Henry opens an exhibit on portrait photography and actors with the School of Dramas Professional Actor Training Program show their talents in solos performances. All that, plus a play in Spanish and art students decorating mailboxes.
Installing a gun cabinet dramatically reduces unlocked guns and ammunition in the home, according to a study in rural Alaska villages.
Jeff Hou, chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture, and 18 of his students collaborated with several citizen groups on the redesigned Children’s International Park, which was dedicated March 3 in Seattle.
March 7, 2012
A partnership of Seattle city government, local labor and University of Washington departments and schools is seeking people willing to share their experience of long-term joblessness.
Facilities Services is continuing a long-standing energy conservation partnership with Seattle City Light in an agreement for the utility to fund energy conservation initiatives on campus.
News Digest: Register Robinson Center classes; faculty roundtable discussion on philanthropy
Today the gorilla became the last of the living great apes to have its genome assembly reported.
March 6, 2012
On the one-year anniversary of Japan’s great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, UW scientists said the devastating event has some important lessons for the Pacific Northwest – most notably, that a similar event will happen here, and this region is much less prepared than Japan.
From Seattle to Japan, University of Washington faculty had an important role in providing information about the aftermath of the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
March 5, 2012
Pamela H. Mitchell, professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, has been appointed interim dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing, effective March 16, Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today.
March 4, 2012
Environmental health researchers will assess the effects of the proposed cleanup on people who use or live on South Seattle’s polluted Duwamish River.
March 1, 2012
Over the next three years, a team of UW students will convert a 2013 Chevy Malibu into a fuel-efficient, low-emissions vehicle that still meets consumer demands for a driver-friendly car. The UW is one of 15 schools participating in the EcoCAR 2 contest, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dance concerts stand out in a crowded week in UW arts that also boasts a wide variety of music. Take your pick from among jazz, classical piano, percussion, glee club, voice recitals, the Oceana Quartet and a combined band concert with the UW Wind Ensemble.
February 29, 2012
Researchers are seeking to improve public health outcomes at a time of diminished funding and program reductions.
See the new UW Neighborhood Northgate Clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 3.
Chinas growing cities are considered a boon for the consumer goods market, but a UW geographer presents evidence that new city dwellers will unlikely have much disposable income.Global Citizens
February 28, 2012
For its second “(un)conference,” March 2-3, the UW-based Women Who Rock Collective is expanding and going multimedia as it continues to explore the unheralded roles of women — especially women of color — in music. But dont expect the participants to rock any less, because thats just not part of the plan.
Batya Friedman honored || 1987 Husky Stadium collapse
February 27, 2012
“Is it a House?” details years of archaeological excavations at English Camp on San Juan Island, facing the Gulf of Georgia, conducted by Burke Museum Director Julie Stein and her students over many years.« Previous Page Next Page »