The latest news from the UW
May 9, 2012
Mathematical perspective on voting rules Friday in MathAcrossCampus || Geography “legend” announces last doctoral committee defense || Education and research timeline stretches back 150 years
University of Washington undergraduates will showcase their civic engagement projects at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 on the second floor of Kane Hall.
May 8, 2012
The $8.1 million grant will fund work on new drugs against some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.
Wendy Lustbader, with the UW School of Social Work, is a nationally known speaker on how to cope with aging, disability and end-of-life issues. She will speak June 4 at a caregivers conference in Tukwila, Wash.School of Social Work
May 7, 2012
After the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, many proclaimed that the country had entered a post-racial era. But a new large-scale study by UW psychologists shows that racial attitudes have already played a substantial role in 2012, during the Republican primaries.
Honor: Academic counselor Clay Schwenn wins national award || Tower Green Fair May 15 features sustainability efforts || Visitors? Relatives here for commencement? Check Campus Tours Central || Seth Cooper, chief architect of Foldit, wins national doctoral dissertation award
UW researchers have discovered a problem with a climate record that is often cited by climate change skeptics.
Learn more about how scientists use satellites to study atmospheric temperature and why this new research is important.
May 4, 2012
Faculty members James Bardeen and Ann Nelson in physics and Evan Eichler in genome sciences have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for excellence in their original scientific research.
The almost-silent-movie “The Artist” recently won five Oscars. The producer and stars of a video mimicking that movie-making style hope to win $10,000 to fight invasive plants and provide wildlife habitat on the University of Washington campus.
May 3, 2012
A brain-development gene incompletely duplicated about time of the transition of pre-human to more human-like beings.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Harry James Orchestra, directed by the UW’s own Fred Radke is coming May 7 to fill Meany Hall with that great big band sound. Also, 70-some UW-related artists show their work today in the Hall Health Art Walk, a new play is read by School of Drama instructors, and more.
Changes in the speed that ice travels in more than 200 outlet glaciers indicates that Greenland’s contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century might be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible, a new study shows.Applied Physics Laboratory • Department of Earth and Space Sciences • glaciers • Greenland • Ian Joughin
May 2, 2012
Big trees three or more feet in diameter accounted for nearly half the biomass measured at a Yosemite National Park site, yet represented only 1 percent of the trees growing there.
Washington Sea Grant has partnered with Smith Brothers Farms of Kent, to produce a milk carton featuring “Cows for Clean Water” and offering a selection of simple steps for protecting Puget Sound.
May 1, 2012
How much Vitamin D do older adults need to stay healthy? The level may be lower than many think.
Evans School roundtable on education May 2 || Political cartoonist Aislin to speak May 10 || Bob Morgan receives leadership award || Four additional entrepreneurs share insights with UW researchers || Students An, Woelfer garner awards
Got some extra equipment in your office that you’d like to part with in a way that’s sustainable and helps colleagues? The new campuswide online classified ad service uSwap is good for anything from paper clips on up.
April 27, 2012
Last year, they were underdogs. This year, they’re a dynasty. A team of eight students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering reclaimed the top stop at last weekend’s National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
When tooth-decaying bacteria are on the loose, destroy those oozing biofilms in a interactive School of Dentistry game.
April 26, 2012
The week in UW arts starts strong and just keeps getting better. An undergraduate has a new rock musical, the play “The Illusion” continues, the University Symphony welcomes guests and Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole conjure zydeco and Cajun rhythms in Meany Hall.
Very high levels of porphyrins in a young child’s urine might be predictive of autism risk, a UW and Battelle study suggests.
The cells that line the pipes leading to the heart pull more tightly together in areas of fast-flowing blood. The cells’ mechanical response to their environment could aid understanding of heart disease.
April 25, 2012
In late 2011, former UW student Jeff Ragsdale, living in New York, had hit a low point in life. Despondent, he posted a flyer around the city that said, “If anyone wants to talk about anything, call me. (347) 469-3173. He got a huge response that he ultimately shared with his former teacher, the UW’s David Shields. From that has come the book “One Lonely Guy,” edited by Ragdsale, Shields and Michael Logan of Seattle.
Join us for an evening on women’s health. Listen to talks, check your blood pressure, pick up educational materials, ask questions and be pampered.
Decades of research into how much plastic litters the ocean, conducted by skimming only the surface, may in some cases vastly underestimate the true amount of plastic debris in the oceans, according to a University of Washington oceanographer publishing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
April 24, 2012
Performers, volunteers, students and neighbors joined HuskyFest April 19-21. Check out various activities as captured by News and Information photographer Mary Levin.
As deaths from infectious diseases have declined worldwide, policymakers are shifting attention to preventing deaths from noncommunicable causes, such as drug and alcohol use, traffic crashes and unsafe sex practices.Global Citizens • School of Social Work
April 23, 2012
Poet and former UW faculty member Theodore Roethke is one of 10 poets from the 20th century being honored with a new first-class stamp from the United States Postal Service.
Humans apply a moderate amount of morality and other human characteristics to robots that are equipped with social capabilities and are capable of harming humans, according to UW psychologists.
April 20, 2012
News and Information’s photographer Mary Levin has been capturing performers and festival goers during HuskyFest. Look for a slide show of highlights next week. In the meantime, enjoy this handful of snapshots from the festivities.
Winners of the third annual Husky Green Awards were announced Friday during Earth Day activities.
When 25 percent of the payments to community health clinics were based on quality of care, patients received better care and had better depression outcomes.
April 19, 2012
Lifespan gap between counties grows. Life expectancies for black Americans improve greatly.
As part of a just-launched pilot, a number of the existing outdoor garbage and recycling cans on Red Square have been will be replaced with high-tech, automated kiosks that collect more types of materials.
April 18, 2012
HuskyFest 2012 is the big Dawg this week in the arts, with an extraordinary assortment of music, exhibits, open houses and more across campus, running Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21. It’s a party for the whole UW. The arts will shine, and with a little luck, maybe the sun will, too. See you there!
April 17, 2012
New child care resources available to UW community || UW police open house Wednesday || UW has highest participation in state’s workplace giving program || Six health sciences students named Magnuson Scholars
A look at the new book “Furniture Studio: Materials, Craft, and Architecture,” written by Jeffrey Ochsner, professor of architecture, published by University of Washington Press.
April 16, 2012
Facing an uncertain future after 20 years together, a couple decides to marry on the transplant unit where the groom is hospitalized.
Rockets built by students of Robert Winglee, professor and chair of Earth and space sciences, pierced the Nevada sky once again in March, flying faster and 5,000 feet higher than last year.« Previous Page Next Page »