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October 3, 2013

Pioneering MOOC instructors remain enthusiastic

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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

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

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.

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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

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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

UW Health Sciences/ UW Medicine

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?

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Estrogen pills for menopause symptoms vary in blood clot risk

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UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine | Group Health

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.

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September 30, 2013

3 UW professors honored by NIH for innovative biomedical research

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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.

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UW researchers helped draft international assessment of climate change

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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.

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UW engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA

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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.

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