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June 12, 2013

Silicon-based nanoparticles could make LEDs cheaper, greener to produce

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Researchers at the University of Washington have created a material they say would make LEDs cheaper and greener to manufacture, driving down costs to consumers.

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June 11, 2013

Chuck Sloane selected as university ombud

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young has selected Chuck Sloane to be University Ombud, starting this July.

138th Commencement for UW’s Seattle campus — 1:30 p.m. June 15 at CenturyLink Field

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About 5,000 graduates, a record number, are expected to attend the University of Washington commencement ceremonies at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on June 15.

News Digest: Awards of Excellence program and reception Thursday, Honor: Estella Leopold

Awards recognize faculty, staff, alumni, top scholars || Paleontological Society gives highest honor to Estella Leopold

New tasks become as simple as waving a hand with brain-computer interfaces

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University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that when humans use brain-computer interfaces, the brain behaves much like it does when completing simple motor skills such as kicking a ball or waving. Learning to control a robotic arm or a prosthetic limb could become second nature for people who are paralyzed.

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June 10, 2013

UW Professional and Continuing Education celebrates centennial with Dale Chihuly art at UW Tower

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UW Professional and Continuing Education marked its 100th birthday in grand style today (June 10) with the announcement of an extraordinary glass sculpture from a UW alumnus who is also among the biggest names in art: Dale Chihuly.

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Public Hearing Set for Proposed Changes in Event Parking Rates

A public hearing to discuss proposed changes to event parking rates is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25 from 9-10 am in Anderson Hall, Room 10. All members of the UW community are encouraged to attend.

June 7, 2013

Board of Regents — June 13 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 13, at 1pm in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library.  The full agenda is available online.

Treks reveal distinctive forests of Cascade Mountains — with photo gallery

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In “Spring Comes to the Cascades,” students don’t just read about the forests – they hike and snowshoe through them.

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June 6, 2013

Measuring the impact of research

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