October 3, 2013
Pioneering MOOC instructors remain enthusiastic
The first reports from the pioneers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at the UW contain a mixture of humility and abiding enthusiasm for this new education platform.
My HeartMap Seattle Challenge enlists the public to locate city’s life-saving devices
If you witness a heart attack, would you know where the nearest AED is? A Seattle contest will help pre-hospital emergency care leaders locate the city’s automatic external defibrillators, which can help restore normal heart rhythms and coach in CPR.AED, cardiac arrest, emergency medicine, Graham Nichol, heart attack, Medic One, MyHeartMap Challenge
Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and Axis Dance Company
In what is a quiet week for many arts units on campus, the UW World Series presents Axis Dance Company in a contemporary and physically integrated performance. Activities also include exhibit openings and lectures from the School of Art and the Burke Museum.
October 2, 2013
UW ranked 25th best university in world
The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world according to The Times Higher Education Rankings for 2013-14.
UW Medicine helps first patients sign up for Health Benefit Exchange
Yesterday was a historic day for health care coverage in the United States. UW Medicine was ready to assist patients in signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.
October 1, 2013
Should we care if companies use data for advertising?
Estrogen pills for menopause symptoms vary in blood clot risk
A recent observational study comparing the safety of estradiol and conjugated equine estrogen associated estradiol with a lower risk of leg vein and lung clots.clots, Estrogen, Group Health Research Institute, menopause
September 30, 2013
3 UW professors honored by NIH for innovative biomedical research
Three University of Washington faculty members are among those honored with a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk-High Reward program.Department of Bioengineering, Department of Genome Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Houra Merrikh, Jay Shendure, Ying Zheng
UW researchers helped draft international assessment of climate change
UW faculty members were among international researchers who compiled the fifth climate-change assessment report. The UW will host a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 1 with some of the Seattle-area authors.Chris Bretherton, climate change, College of the Environment, Dennis Hartmann, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Global Citizens, School of Oceanography
UW engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA
A team led by the University of Washington has developed a programming language for chemistry that it hopes will streamline efforts to design a network that can guide the behavior of chemical-reaction mixtures in the same way that embedded electronic controllers guide cars, robots and other devices.College of Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Georg Seelig
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