The latest news from the UW
March 9, 2012
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)
South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is featured in this crowded week of UW arts, but they’re in excellent company. The School of Music presents Bachs “Magnificat,” the Henry opens an exhibit on portrait photography and actors with the School of Dramas Professional Actor Training Program show their talents in solos performances. All that, plus a play in Spanish and art students decorating mailboxes.
Installing a gun cabinet dramatically reduces unlocked guns and ammunition in the home, according to a study in rural Alaska villages.
Jeff Hou, chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture, and 18 of his students collaborated with several citizen groups on the redesigned Children’s International Park, which was dedicated March 3 in Seattle.
March 7, 2012
A partnership of Seattle city government, local labor and University of Washington departments and schools is seeking people willing to share their experience of long-term joblessness.
Facilities Services is continuing a long-standing energy conservation partnership with Seattle City Light in an agreement for the utility to fund energy conservation initiatives on campus.
News Digest: Register Robinson Center classes; faculty roundtable discussion on philanthropy
Today the gorilla became the last of the living great apes to have its genome assembly reported.
March 6, 2012
On the one-year anniversary of Japan’s great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, UW scientists said the devastating event has some important lessons for the Pacific Northwest – most notably, that a similar event will happen here, and this region is much less prepared than Japan.
From Seattle to Japan, University of Washington faculty had an important role in providing information about the aftermath of the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
March 5, 2012
Pamela H. Mitchell, professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, has been appointed interim dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing, effective March 16, Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today.
March 4, 2012
Environmental health researchers will assess the effects of the proposed cleanup on people who use or live on South Seattle’s polluted Duwamish River.
March 1, 2012
Over the next three years, a team of UW students will convert a 2013 Chevy Malibu into a fuel-efficient, low-emissions vehicle that still meets consumer demands for a driver-friendly car. The UW is one of 15 schools participating in the EcoCAR 2 contest, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dance concerts stand out in a crowded week in UW arts that also boasts a wide variety of music. Take your pick from among jazz, classical piano, percussion, glee club, voice recitals, the Oceana Quartet and a combined band concert with the UW Wind Ensemble.
February 29, 2012
Researchers are seeking to improve public health outcomes at a time of diminished funding and program reductions.
See the new UW Neighborhood Northgate Clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 3.
Chinas growing cities are considered a boon for the consumer goods market, but a UW geographer presents evidence that new city dwellers will unlikely have much disposable income.Global Citizens
February 28, 2012
For its second “(un)conference,” March 2-3, the UW-based Women Who Rock Collective is expanding and going multimedia as it continues to explore the unheralded roles of women — especially women of color — in music. But dont expect the participants to rock any less, because thats just not part of the plan.
Batya Friedman honored || 1987 Husky Stadium collapse
February 27, 2012
“Is it a House?” details years of archaeological excavations at English Camp on San Juan Island, facing the Gulf of Georgia, conducted by Burke Museum Director Julie Stein and her students over many years.
February 24, 2012
Learn about polar bears and penguins. Center a two-foot tusk on your forehead and imagine youre a narwhal exploring your icy-ocean home. For these activities and more, grab the kids and head for Polar Science Weekend, March 1 to 4, sponsored by the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Pacific Science Center.Applied Physics Laboratory • Polar Science Weekend
The UW School of Dentistry wants to make dental care affordable to people affected by state cutbacks in coverage.
February 23, 2012
The plight of the tiger – none of the worlds 350 protected areas in the tigers range is large enough to support a viable population – is the subject of the UWs “Sustaining our World” lecture March 1. Eric Dinerstein, the World Wildlife Funds chief scientist and a UW alum, will speak on “All Together Now: Linking Ecosystem Services, Endangered Species Conservation and Local Livelihoods” at 6 p.m., in Kane 220.Global Citizens
A new state law that encourages employers to get injured workers back in the workplace with temporary accommodations – either reduced workloads or in some cases reassignments – recently went into effect.
Student talents will shine this week on UW stages across campus. The Undergraduate Theater Society presents murder and malignant ambition in “Macbeth,” student ensembles perform jazz and Baroque-era music and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts seniors show their work.
February 22, 2012
Last weeks American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, BC, included 11 speakers from the University of Washington on topics including marine protected areas, the myth of black progress, womens reproductive health and how undergraduates learn best.
Schoolchildren came in droves for the popular Family Science Days Feb. 18-18 during the American Association for Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, BC. UW faculty and students were there offering hands-on demonstrations at the National Science Foundations booth .
February 21, 2012
The Design Help Desk offers scientists a chance to meet with a student who can help them create more effective figures, tables and graphs. This visual equivalent of a Writing Help Desk is also a study on how to teach data visualization.
“Occupy” subject of Friday teach-in || Holocaust documentary “Roma Tears” Thursday || Nominations close Feb. 28 for Celebrating UW Women program || 10 offices certified gold, silver by UW Green Office program
Higher education, a jewel of American society and an engine of its economy, is under threat, and if the nation is to remain competitive the financial model must be overhauled, says a new book. “Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization” offers specific ways to make crucial changes.
February 17, 2012
Climate warming caused by greenhouse gases is very likely to increase summer temperature variability around the world by the end of this century, new UW research shows. The findings have major implications for food production.Global Citizens
This week, students in Karen Chengs Art 377 class, Marks and Symbols, have been studying type fonts with French typeface master Jean François Porchez — and even creating their own fonts. The students were asked to bring in photographs of font designs they had seen around Seattle, and then design complete fonts from those beginnings.
February 16, 2012
The School of Music presents Benjamin Britten’s comic opera “Albert Herring” as well as music by the Symphonic, Concert and Campus bands. The Percussion Ensemble celebrates innovative composer John Cage. The School of Drama continues “Emma,” 3D4M faculty exhibit their work and Hazard Adams has a fanciful new book about conversational canines.
February 15, 2012
Design should begin this spring, with construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2013, for Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility on the University of Washington campus that will be a resource for the university, tribal and surrounding communities.
Three members of the UW faculty, two chemists and one engineer, are among 126 recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships, announced today by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Chantel Prat, a UW assistant professor of psychology, uses her pet dog “Cocco” to demonstrate learning in a psychology 101 class.
February 14, 2012
Jeffrey Ochsner named distinguished professor || Reception Thursday for Distinguished Staff Award nominees || Q Faculty and Staff host Winterruption social || UW Retirement Association offers eldercare workshop March 24
Young spoke an an open house at the new central location for global health faculty, staff and students to gather on south campus.Global Citizens
February 13, 2012
In a Peruvian desert slum, UW faculty, students and the local community created a garden and park on a vacant sand dune.Global Citizens
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