October 9, 2013
New strategy lets cochlear implant users hear music
University of Washington scientists have developed a new way of processing the signals in cochlear implants to help users hear music better. The technique lets users perceive differences between musical instruments, a significant improvement from what standard cochlear implants can offer.College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jay Rubinstein, Les Atlas
October 8, 2013
Profile: Brian Wansink, Slim By Design author and 2013 Hogness Lecturer
Wansink explores mindless eating and how cues in our environment lead us to eat too much of the wrong foods.diet, eating, HIgness Lecture
Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy
Pharmacists and physicians will be looking at prescription and illicit drugs taken during pregnancy to evaluate risks to mothers and their fetuses.Department of pharmaceutics, drugs, pregnancy, School of Pharmacys
UW, local company building innovative deep-sea manned submarine
The UW, Boeing and an Everett company are building a carbon-fiber submersible that will carry five passengers almost 2 miles deep.Applied Physics Laboratory, OceanGate, Oceanography, Robert Miyamoto, submersible
October 7, 2013
Rheba de Tornyay, dean emeritus of School of Nursing, dies at 87
The distinguished career of a nursing pioneer and UW faculty member came to a close on Sept. 27 with the death of Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay.
October 3, 2013
Pioneering MOOC instructors remain enthusiastic
The first reports from the pioneers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at the UW contain a mixture of humility and abiding enthusiasm for this new education platform.
My HeartMap Seattle Challenge enlists the public to locate city’s life-saving devices
If you witness a heart attack, would you know where the nearest AED is? A Seattle contest will help pre-hospital emergency care leaders locate the city’s automatic external defibrillators, which can help restore normal heart rhythms and coach in CPR.AED, cardiac arrest, emergency medicine, Graham Nichol, heart attack, Medic One, MyHeartMap Challenge
Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and Axis Dance Company
In what is a quiet week for many arts units on campus, the UW World Series presents Axis Dance Company in a contemporary and physically integrated performance. Activities also include exhibit openings and lectures from the School of Art and the Burke Museum.
October 2, 2013
UW ranked 25th best university in world
The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world according to The Times Higher Education Rankings for 2013-14.
UW Medicine helps first patients sign up for Health Benefit Exchange
Yesterday was a historic day for health care coverage in the United States. UW Medicine was ready to assist patients in signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.« Previous Page Next Page »