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June 26, 2013

Pharmacy students learn TB screening

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Ninety-one UW pharmacy students became certified in TB screening through collaborative training from the State Department of Public Health, the Washington State Pharmacy Association and the UW School of Pharmacy.

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Working for Justice in El Salvador

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Dentistry names new oral surgery chair

School Of Dentistry

Thomas B. Dodson of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine will become chair the UW Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Sept. 1.

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June 25, 2013

More women pick computer science if media nix outdated ‘nerd’ stereotype

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The media often portray computer scientists as nerdy males with poor social skills. But a UW psychologist found women will want to study computer science if they don’t buy into the stereotypes.

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Cow-sized lumpy reptile wandered ancient desert

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Brewster Denny, founding dean and civic leader, dies at 88

News and Information

Brewster C. Denny, the founder of what is now the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, one of the first independent public schools of public administration in the country, died Saturday (June 22) at the age of 88.

UW awarded $10 million to design paper-based diagnostic medical device

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The University of Washington has received nearly $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to continue a project aimed at building a small, paper-based device that could test for infectious diseases on-demand in areas where diagnostic capabilities are limited.

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Astronomers find three ‘super-Earths’ in nearby star’s habitable zone

News and Information

A UW astronomer is part of an international team that found six or seven planets orbiting a nearby star where only two or three were thought to exist.

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

News and Information

Leading experts on water issues in the Western U.S. have come together to establish what is known about the future of Colorado River water, and to understand the wide range of estimates for future flows.

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June 21, 2013

Airborne gut action primes wild chili pepper seeds

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Seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants. Now it turns out it might not just be the trip through the air that’s important, but also the inches-long trip through the bird.

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