The latest news from the UW
April 2, 2012
A UW Tacoma researcher has discovered that sex-offender registries include people who are not actually living within the community,such as individuals who have died, been deported, are in jail or have moved out of state.School of Social Work
March 30, 2012
The fourth Environmental Innovation Challenge was the biggest yet. The winning team proposes to replace concrete lane dividers with ones made from recycled rubber tires. Other student teams presented their prototypes for emergency shelters, rooftop gardens, nonstick cookware and other green businesses.
In several journal editorials and testimony before the National Academy of Sciences, a UW professor presents opinions on reforming scientific enterprise.
Enjoy plants and animals of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens as captured by UW alumnus Art Wolfe in a slideshow for the current edition of Columns magazine.
March 29, 2012
Head for Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend, March 30, 31 and April 1, at Pacific Science Center, for 50 stations featuring UW research. UW faculty, staff, students and their families receive a 20 percent discount on admission during the event, as do UW alums.
Spring quarter is under way, creativity is flowing and arts events are back on the calendar. The Quad’s flowering cherry trees might be the biggest campus stars just now — poetry in pink — but there’s art, film and music aplenty sharing the bill with the blooms.
In case scenarios, medical, nursing, and pharmacy students learned how to tell a patient’s family that a serious error has occurred.
March 28, 2012
Evidence from fossilized raindrop impressions from 2.7 billion years ago indicates that an abundance of greenhouse gases most likely caused the warm temperatures on ancient Earth.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will be the University of Washingtons commencement speaker in ceremonies June 9 at CenturyLink Field.
March 27, 2012
UW anthropologists report that Tsimane men have less baseline testosterone compared with U.S. men, but show the same increase in testosterone following a soccer game.
Ina Ray Hutton rose to fame in the 1930s and was known as blonde bombshell of rhythm. But she had a secret that could have damaged her stardom.
Similarities of effective charter schools studied || UW “Trash-In” set April 11
John S. Edwards, emeritus professor of zoology, died March 25 at the age of 80.
March 26, 2012
In early 2012, 10 UW honors students and eight former prison inmates came together for an unusual course: life after time in prison.
Researchers have devised a nanoscale sensor to electronically read the sequence of a single DNA molecule, a technique that is fast and inexpensive and could make DNA sequencing widely available.
Kelli Trosvig has been appointed vice president for UW information technology and chief information officer for the university, UW President Michael Young announced today.
March 23, 2012
Students want better wireless and electrical connections on campus, while faculty would like more consistent and more flexible configurations of classroom technology, a new survey shows.
This change may release fuel and materials for the rapid growth of the early embryo and the formation of layers that will later become organs.
Middle school students who felt more emotional support from teachers reported a delay in alcohol and other illicit substance initiation.
March 22, 2012
This spring break week, while things are slower, we have two arts events arising from the darker side. One is a reading by a poet who worked at Hanford, and the other is an art exhibit that takes on social issues such as racism and inequality.
The answer is: Any day now — probably by the weekend — and for about three weeks, depending on the weather. And dont worry, they’ll be spectacular. And of course the question is, when will the blossoms bloom?
An odd, previously unseen landform could provide a window into the geological history of Mars, according to new research by University of Washington geologists.
March 21, 2012
Christopher Marshall, of Wasilla, Alaska, left UW Medical Center today without a heart. Instead he used a portable power supply for his recently implanted circulatory device.
UW Summer Youth Programs open for registration || Parents shouldn’t ignore children’s head injuries
March 20, 2012
A new online portal and smartphone app lets Washington and Oregon residents enter the addresses of their homes, schools, workplaces or kids’ day care centers to check if they’re in harm’s way should a tsunami hit. The tool, being publicized on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the Tohoku tsunami, was developed by researchers at the Applied Physics Laboratory.
March 19, 2012
Pediatricians who showed an unconscious preference for European Americans tended to prescribe better pain-management for white patients than they did for African-American patients, new UW research shows.
UW graduating medical students — along with newly minted M.D.s across America — learned March 16 where they will do their residency training.
Cherry trees in full bloom in our nation’s capital could be as much as four weeks earlier by 2080 depending on how much warming occurs. So says an analysis conducted at the University of Washington that relied on the UW’s own cherry trees as one test of a computer model used in the project.
UWTV and KOMO 4 today announced a new broadcast partnership to share stories about the people, places and discoveries from the University of Washington through the UWTV television series, “UW|360.” Beginning on Saturday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m., KOMO 4 will air “UW|360” right before their evening news broadcast.
March 15, 2012
If your dog could talk, what would she say? A fanciful new book by Hazard Adams, UW professor emeritus of comparative literature, explores this scenario as the dogs of fictitious Hilltown give voice to resist a new leash law.
Arts events have slowed as winter quarter ends, but theres still much to see. The Burke Museum has discussions of food as its “Hungry Planet” exhibit continues and the Henry Art Gallery remains busy with several exhibits — including a Winslow Homer classic.
Lecture on nanomedicine, treating cancer || Honor: business-diversity efforts recognized || UW plans Autism Awareness Month events for public || Papers uncover political, human sides of school closure || Husky Green Award nominations due March 26
March 14, 2012
New research shows that at least one group of small mammals, the multituberculates, actually flourished in the last 20 million years of dinosaurs reign and survived their extinction.
UW scientists traced a brain circuit that mediates the loss of appetite in mice. They also discovered potential therapeutic targets.
March 13, 2012
The University of Washington began this week notifying applicants to the Seattle campus of their acceptance into the freshman class starting fall 2012.
Numerous University of Washington professional and graduate programs were among the top 10 in the 2013 annual rankings provided March 14 by U.S. News & World Report.rankings • US News
March 12, 2012
Greenroads, a rating system developed at the University of Washington to promote sustainable roadway construction, awarded its first official certification to a Bellingham project that incorporates porcelain from recycled toilets.
March 9, 2012
Return with us to 1958 for the latest installment of Lost and Found Films, where readers help identify and describe old film clips from UW Libraries audio visual collections.This weeks film clip is titled “Inaugural,” and probably shows part of the inaugural dinner for UW President Charles Odegaard, which was indeed in November of 1958.Lost and Found Films
Social justice, climate change, mental health, and marginalized populations will top the agenda.
March 8, 2012
Joel Berg, professor of pediatric dentistry in the University of Washington School of Dentistry and acknowledged as one of the world’s leading pediatric dentists, has been selected as the school’s next dean, effective Aug. 15, Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today (March 8)« Previous Page Next Page »