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June 27, 2013

UW gas-, electric-powered cars claim 1st and 2nd in national contest

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The University of Washington Formula Motorsports team took first place at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition held June 19-22 in Lincoln, Neb.

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Kiana Scott appointed as new student regent

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Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he has appointed Kiana M. Scott, a graduate student in communication, as the student representative on the University of Washington Board of Regents, effective July 2.

June 26, 2013

Pharmacy students learn TB screening

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Ninety-one UW pharmacy students became certified in TB screening through collaborative training from the State Department of Public Health, the Washington State Pharmacy Association and the UW School of Pharmacy.

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Working for Justice in El Salvador

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Dentistry names new oral surgery chair

School Of Dentistry

Thomas B. Dodson of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine will become chair the UW Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Sept. 1.

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June 25, 2013

More women pick computer science if media nix outdated ‘nerd’ stereotype

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The media often portray computer scientists as nerdy males with poor social skills. But a UW psychologist found women will want to study computer science if they don’t buy into the stereotypes.

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Cow-sized lumpy reptile wandered ancient desert

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Brewster Denny, founding dean and civic leader, dies at 88

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Brewster C. Denny, the founder of what is now the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, one of the first independent public schools of public administration in the country, died Saturday (June 22) at the age of 88.

UW awarded $10 million to design paper-based diagnostic medical device

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The University of Washington has received nearly $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to continue a project aimed at building a small, paper-based device that could test for infectious diseases on-demand in areas where diagnostic capabilities are limited.

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Astronomers find three ‘super-Earths’ in nearby star’s habitable zone

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A UW astronomer is part of an international team that found six or seven planets orbiting a nearby star where only two or three were thought to exist.

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