The latest news from the UW
February 2, 2012
University of Washington scientists have advanced a method that allowed them to single out a marine microorganism and map its genome even though the organism made up less than 10 percent of a water sample teeming with many millions of individuals from dozens of identifiable groups of microbes.
Its the sort of lively week that shows off UW arts well. Theres dance, art, a variety of musical performances, cool photography at UW Tower, workshops at the Henry — and the School of Drama begins its production of Jane Austens classic novel, “Emma.”
Diabetes risk is increased in men and women who eat a diet high in processed meats, according to a study published online this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Processed meats include hot dogs, lunch meat, sausages and canned meats.
Honor: Science magazine awards Foldit a first || Registration opens for Robinson Center summer programs
February 1, 2012
The University of Washington Tacomas Russell T. Joy Building has earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest, most rigorous certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system.
January 31, 2012
A new system of construction fences designed by a UW group make campus building sites look neater. They also offer history of the building project and explain what’s being built.
J. Patrick Dobel named to Corbally professorship || Additional eText info session Wednesday || World of slugs, snails on display at Miller Library || Campus flags at half-staff
January 30, 2012
National parks help preserve species native to a particular region, but it appears that some species preservation is more successful if a significant portion of land adjacent to a park also is left as natural habitat.
The walls of the aorta, the largest blood vessel carrying blood from the heart, exhibits a response to electric fields known to exist in inorganic and synthetic materials. The discovery could have implications for treating human heart disease.
January 27, 2012
It’s a new round of News and Informations Lost and Found Film clips, where readers help identify historic bits of film from the UW’s Audio Visual Materials Library. This time, a 1960 film about campus parking — so then why is a referred to as a “basketball” film?Lost and Found Films
UW Bothell launches its first Innovation Forum, Feb. 13 to 16, to encourage discourse between the university and the community
January 26, 2012
The economic pain of a flattening oil supply will trump the environment as a reason to curb the use of fossil fuels, say two scientists, one from the University of Washington and one from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Nature.Global Citizens
There will be music, film, photography and food, glorious food featured in the arts the week of Jan. 30. The Burke Museum opens an exhibit on what the world eats, UWTV resumes its series on filmmaking, guitar students play, UW Tacoma has a new art class on glass — and a blogger explains the legalities of “Downton Abbey.”
In a Town Hall meeting at the UW on Jan. 25, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson told a packed auditorium that President Barack Obamas push for green jobs and protecting the environment can also help rebuild the economy.
January 25, 2012
New UW research demonstrates that one suggested method of geoengineering the atmosphere to deal with climate change probably would have limited success.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of $3.5 million to a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington. The newly established Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium, or PacTrans, will focus on safe and sustainable transportation systems.
The University of Washington ranked second among large universities in producing volunteers for the Peace Corps in 2011.
UW’s College of Education has been awarded an $8.1 million, five-year federal grant to study how best to teach writing and reading to both learning-disabled and typically achieving children.
January 24, 2012
Research that gives back to the public is an emerging trend in higher education, and the UW is among the first U.S. universities to establish a path of study for it.
The general public and the UW community can register to attend the 2012 UW Medicine Mini-Med School. Learn the latest in research, clinical advances and physician training.
Technology for teaching, learning at Wednesday event || Honor: David Harrison || Live-shuttle tracking for Health Sciences Express
January 23, 2012
Students Stephanie Friedman and Linda Lei put their pharmaceutical expertise to the test at a national competition, and won first place.
Dentistry Interim Dean Tim DeRouen has been elected to a four-year term on the executive board of the American Association for Dental Research that will lead to his assumption of the AADR presidency in 2014.
The latest census shows the highest American poverty levels since 1993. Why is that the case? Faculty from the Evans School of Public Affairs will discuss this in a discussion titled “The Changing Face of American Poverty” on Feb. 1.
Catch a dozen photos of last weeks snowfall at UW News and Informations “Community Photos.” Be sure to contribute your own photos of UW buildings, landmarks, people – snow or not – to this ever-evolving collection.
January 20, 2012
Earlier this month, the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at WSU merged with the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW.
A panel discussion Monday on “Broader Impacts: What do Funders Really Want?” is the first of six presentations on sharing University of Washington research with the general public.
A visit with English Professor Shawn Wong as one of his novels comes to the big screen, at SIFF, then in general release.
Hip-hop music teaches middle- and high schoolers about social movements, poetry and art in a UW-coordinated project.
January 19, 2012
A study of a housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that residents cut their heavy drinking by 35 percent.
Robin McCabe has a solo concert, the University Symphony features Craig Sheppard, the Odegaard has art, undergraduates do theater, “American Knees” hits the big screen and the Henry has a dance/mixed media piece.
January 18, 2012
An oral history of the career of William D. Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, whose career parallels the growth of the environmental movement in the United States, is now available in three locations in the state of Washington.
The UW Combined Fund Drive broke its own record and met its goal in 2011, raising $2,066,131 in donations for about 1,500 charities in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide.
January 17, 2012
New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization pattern of natural skylight, bolstering the belief that many, if not all, insects have that capability.
January 13, 2012
Ed Taylor, UW vice provost and dean of undergraduate affairs, remembers the life and achievements of his mother in the context of the work of Dr. King. “At her funeral, I was profoundly aware of my responsibility to live a life that is as decent, kind, caring and humane as my mother’s.”
Domke heads to South Carolina with students, colleagues — and cartoonist David Horsey — for on-the-ground coverage of the 2012 campaign.
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversitys new Ethnic Cultural Center will be named in honor of the late Samuel E. Kelly, the founding vice president for the office and a pioneer for diversity on campus.
January 12, 2012
UW Information Technology is seeking faculty members interested in using electronic texts, or eTexts, in their classes for participation in a pilot project.
Its a busy week in the arts at the UW as Winter Quarter heats up. First-year MFA artists show their work, the UW World Series Chamber Music Series kicks off, geography has a film, social work has art, undergraduates take the stage and the Henry Art Gallery offers music, a family workshop and an open mic night.
Seven identical robots created and built at the UW will be flown to campuses across the country, where they will provide the first common research platform to develop the future of surgical robotics. The robots will be display Friday at an open house.Blake Hannaford • College of Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Innovation • robotics
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