The latest news from the UW
November 9, 2011
Research scientist LaRene Kuller enjoys volunteering at Purrfect Pals, helping hard-to-place cats and kittens find forever homes.
Pacific Northwest trees grown and harvested sustainably can both remove existing carbon dioxide from the air and help keep the gas from entering the atmosphere in the first place. Thats provided wood is used primarily for such things as building materials, instead of cement and steel, and secondarily that wood wastes are used for biofuels.
November 8, 2011
The training and mentorship Harborview dietitians provide to students in the UW graduate program in dietetics has earned the staff the 2011 Excellent Preceptor Award.
A UW student team won the World Championship in synthetic biology Nov. 7 after months of lab work and genetic engineering of microbes.
The UW geography department will host its second free, public film series exploring inequality, over-consumption and sustainability.Global Citizens
November 7, 2011
Studying gamers who use Foldit helps researchers study the power of their strategies
When students showed up for Design Foundations Studio (Landscape Architecture 301) on Oct. 31, a quick, one-day assignment awaited them — they were asked to imagine converting a construction staging area into a park.
After he created the Center for Biological Futures at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Roger Brent joined forces with the UW to “generate better thinking and scholarship about the impact that increases in biological capability are having and will have on human affairs.” The result is an initiative, “Biological Futures in a Globalized World.”
The Warrior Check-Up study provides free, confidential help to active-duty service members experiencing problems with alcohol and drug use but who arent already in treatmentSchool of Social Work
November 4, 2011
W Day festivities captured Friday by Mary Levin, University Photographers.
November 2, 2011
Construction crews install another 22 huge concrete girders Nov. 5-7 for a new lidded overpass in Medina, closing the State Route 520 floating bridge and highway Saturday night through Monday morning for the work.
Washington State University and the UW cheer Grant County participation in landmark national study of childrens health. More than 150 families enrolled for tracking influences on normal development and illness from birth to adulthood.
Mitchell is currently director of the University of Georgia Press and will join UW Press, succeeding Director Pat Soden, in January 2012.
A final stage clinical trial of ivacaftor (VX-770) shows significantly improved lung function in subset of cystic fibrosis patients, as reported Nov. 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Pediatrician Dr. Bonnie W. Ramsey of Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the UW led the study.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Welcome back to 1962, where there is an art exhibit taking place on the UW lawn for this weeks Lost and Found Film, titled Art and Architecture Pavilion. Can you help Hannah Palin, film archives specialist, learn more?Lost and Found Films
Nominations are now being sought for the University’s annual Awards of Excellence that honor outstanding teachers, staff, librarians, mentors and those engaged in leadership and public service.
Writers often turn from journalism to fiction when news stories cant drill deep enough, cant convey complex psychology. Communications Professor Doug Underwood writes about it in his new book, “Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss.”
Nominations are open for the ProStaff Award sponsored by the Professional Staff Organization. Any current professional staff member working at the UW is eligible; the deadline is Nov. 15.
The UW has won a $2.1 million federal grant to train graduate students in the burgeoning field of information assurance and cybersecurity.
Dr. Patricia Brandt has been named the UW Medical Center Endowed Professor in Nursing Leadership. Dr. Dianie Magyary will be the first holder of the Kathryn E. Barnard Endowed Professorship in Infant Mental Health.
Want to help local high school students achieve the dream of getting to college? The Dream Project, which does just that, is looking for volunteers.
Brown creepers in the Medicinal Herb Garden and red-breasted sapsuckers near Rainier Vista? They talk about those and more at the Birders Brown Bag. What will be your “spark bird”?
It may be a time of cutbacks, but UW Libraries and Mailing Services have found a way to increase service with a new program where you can order, receive and return books via campus mail.
Your U-PASS is now good for both the Vashon Island/Downtown and West Seattle/Downtown routes of the King County Water Taxi system.
Traditional Spanish dancers and instrumentalists from Madrids Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas will present a master class-performance of flamenco music and dance at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 in Brechemin Auditorium.
Grammy-nominated Bassekou Kouyate,a virtuoso picker and musical visionary whose work blurs the lines between West African and American roots music will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in Meany Hall.
One of Europes most distinguished string quartets, Cuarteto Casals, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Meany Hall. The quartet makes its Meany Hall debut performing works by Arriaga, Turina, and Schubert.
The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media presents an evening of 3-D digital music by graduate students and faculty at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Meany Theater.
The UW Arts Ticket Office has moved to the ground floor of the new student residence, Poplar Hall, 1313 NE 41st Street.
The 20th John R. Hogness Symposium on Health Care Nov. 9 is on “Making America Healthy.” The speaker, Dr. David R. Williams from the Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss how every segment of society can contribute to a healthy culture.
Four UW faculty members have teamed up to explore the evolving meaning of iconic images in a lecture and film series from November into January 2012 titled “Images in Crisis: the Politics of Visual Representation in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.”
Follow the serious science – and the development of novel “Will it crush?” segments inspired by the YouTube hit “Will it blend?” – as University of Washington Wavechasers work in the South Pacific near Samoa.
November 1, 2011
Pharmacy student Karen Craddick, faculty members Micki Kedzierski and Nanci Murphy, along with several School of Pharmacy alumni, received awards for their community, advocacy and educational efforts.
Angelina Godoy, a professor of international studies and director of the UW Center for Human Rights, was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to support former political prisoners from El Salvador as they present complaints before an arm of the Organization of American States.
An exhibit of work by Cambodian-born artist Sopheap Pich will be at the Henry Art Gallery Nov. 10-April 4. “Compound,” his sculptural installation at the gallery, was originally constructed for the 2011 Singapore Biennial, although its modular construction will allow it to become an entirely new work in its reconfiguration at the UW.
A friends insistence that he take a trip to an unlikely destination led Mark Jenkins to write a play. The friend was artist Don Fels. The destination was Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where Jenkins met the subjects of his play — Cambodian youth who grew up in the United States but were deported back to Cambodia after serving time in American prisons.
October 31, 2011
Every Halloween, just as surely as there are ghosts on the wind and howling in those far-off hills, there is a Halloween decorating and pumpkin-carving contest at UW Medical Center. And now we have the winners.
Fifty years after participating in studies of pentosuria, an inherited disorder once mistaken for diabetes, 15 families again welcomed medical geneticists into their lives. Their willingness to have their DNA analyzed with genomics technologies has solved a 100-year mystery
Adolescent boys with at least one parent in the military are at elevated risk of engaging in school-based physical fighting, carrying a weapon and joining a gang, according to researchers at the University of Washingtons School of Public Health.« Previous Page Next Page »