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June 25, 2013

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

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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

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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

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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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June 20, 2013

Faculty Field Tour gives new faculty bird’s eye view of state

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The Faculty Field Tour, which offers new faculty a bird’s eye view of the state’s varied geography, industry and inhabitants, is resuming this year after a four-year hiatus due to budget cuts.

U.S. Supreme Court decision to bar gene patents opens genetic test options

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision June 13 to bar the patenting of naturally occurring genes opens up important clinical testing options for a variety of diseases.

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June 19, 2013

The solar system’s future is dicey, and it began in chaos

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Determination of Non-Significance — Grading Adjacent to Baseball Complex

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON — DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Project Name: Grading Adjacent to Baseball Complex Description of Proposal: The project involves grading an area approximately 3500 square feet south of the existing Baseball Field.  Approximately 2500 cubic yards of clean fill material will be placed over an extended pipe in an existing man-made ditch.  The

UW seventh in world for articles in Nature and Nature’s research journals

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The University of Washington has been ranked seventh in the world for the number of journal articles published in 2012 in Nature or one of Nature’s main monthly research journals, some of the most widely cited journals in science.

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