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February 28, 2012
For its second “(un)conference,” March 2-3, the UW-based Women Who Rock Collective is expanding and going multimedia as it continues to explore the unheralded roles of women — especially women of color — in music. But dont expect the participants to rock any less, because thats just not part of the plan.
Batya Friedman honored || 1987 Husky Stadium collapse
February 27, 2012
“Is it a House?” details years of archaeological excavations at English Camp on San Juan Island, facing the Gulf of Georgia, conducted by Burke Museum Director Julie Stein and her students over many years.
February 24, 2012
Learn about polar bears and penguins. Center a two-foot tusk on your forehead and imagine youre a narwhal exploring your icy-ocean home. For these activities and more, grab the kids and head for Polar Science Weekend, March 1 to 4, sponsored by the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Pacific Science Center.Applied Physics Laboratory • Polar Science Weekend
The UW School of Dentistry wants to make dental care affordable to people affected by state cutbacks in coverage.
February 23, 2012
The plight of the tiger – none of the worlds 350 protected areas in the tigers range is large enough to support a viable population – is the subject of the UWs “Sustaining our World” lecture March 1. Eric Dinerstein, the World Wildlife Funds chief scientist and a UW alum, will speak on “All Together Now: Linking Ecosystem Services, Endangered Species Conservation and Local Livelihoods” at 6 p.m., in Kane 220.Global Citizens
A new state law that encourages employers to get injured workers back in the workplace with temporary accommodations – either reduced workloads or in some cases reassignments – recently went into effect.
Student talents will shine this week on UW stages across campus. The Undergraduate Theater Society presents murder and malignant ambition in “Macbeth,” student ensembles perform jazz and Baroque-era music and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts seniors show their work.
February 22, 2012
Last weeks American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, BC, included 11 speakers from the University of Washington on topics including marine protected areas, the myth of black progress, womens reproductive health and how undergraduates learn best.
Schoolchildren came in droves for the popular Family Science Days Feb. 18-18 during the American Association for Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, BC. UW faculty and students were there offering hands-on demonstrations at the National Science Foundations booth .
February 21, 2012
The Design Help Desk offers scientists a chance to meet with a student who can help them create more effective figures, tables and graphs. This visual equivalent of a Writing Help Desk is also a study on how to teach data visualization.
“Occupy” subject of Friday teach-in || Holocaust documentary “Roma Tears” Thursday || Nominations close Feb. 28 for Celebrating UW Women program || 10 offices certified gold, silver by UW Green Office program
Higher education, a jewel of American society and an engine of its economy, is under threat, and if the nation is to remain competitive the financial model must be overhauled, says a new book. “Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization” offers specific ways to make crucial changes.
February 17, 2012
Climate warming caused by greenhouse gases is very likely to increase summer temperature variability around the world by the end of this century, new UW research shows. The findings have major implications for food production.Global Citizens
This week, students in Karen Chengs Art 377 class, Marks and Symbols, have been studying type fonts with French typeface master Jean François Porchez — and even creating their own fonts. The students were asked to bring in photographs of font designs they had seen around Seattle, and then design complete fonts from those beginnings.
February 16, 2012
The School of Music presents Benjamin Britten’s comic opera “Albert Herring” as well as music by the Symphonic, Concert and Campus bands. The Percussion Ensemble celebrates innovative composer John Cage. The School of Drama continues “Emma,” 3D4M faculty exhibit their work and Hazard Adams has a fanciful new book about conversational canines.
February 15, 2012
Design should begin this spring, with construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2013, for Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility on the University of Washington campus that will be a resource for the university, tribal and surrounding communities.
Three members of the UW faculty, two chemists and one engineer, are among 126 recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships, announced today by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Chantel Prat, a UW assistant professor of psychology, uses her pet dog “Cocco” to demonstrate learning in a psychology 101 class.
February 14, 2012
Jeffrey Ochsner named distinguished professor || Reception Thursday for Distinguished Staff Award nominees || Q Faculty and Staff host Winterruption social || UW Retirement Association offers eldercare workshop March 24
Young spoke an an open house at the new central location for global health faculty, staff and students to gather on south campus.Global Citizens
February 13, 2012
In a Peruvian desert slum, UW faculty, students and the local community created a garden and park on a vacant sand dune.Global Citizens
You could say that the economic field of benefit-cost analysis has been stuck in a kind figure-eight for 70 years — a logical loop leading not forward, but back upon itself. But Richard Zerbe, longtime UW professor in the Evans School of Public Affairs, may have solved this logical paradox — or at least clarified it.economics • Richard Zerbe
University of Washington President Michael K. Young issued a statement today about President Barack Obamas budget.
UWMC staff and volunteers poured their hearts into a beautiful gesture: handmade valentines Feb. 14 for all hospitalized patients.
February 10, 2012
Its a little-known secret on the UW campus that if you ask really nicely, robots may come out and dance in Red Square. Such was the case Friday, Feb. 10, for an 11-year-old boy named Alex.
A UW Bothell lecturer describes her worldwide study of the cocoa and chocolate trade.
The program will hone students’ investigative skills in comparing the benefits and risks of different treatment choices.
February 9, 2012
Washingtons housing market in the final quarter of 2011 saw the highest seasonally-adjusted sales since the second quarter of 2010, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW.
The campus will be alive with music in the week ahead — piano, guitar and chamber music, wind band ensembles, and opera, too. The Henry Art Gallery celebrates its 85th birthday with its 2012 gala and new exhibits, the School of Drama continues “Emma” — and even typeface design gets its moment.
Biochemistry prof showcases applications of math in MathAcrossCampus Friday || Charles Pecks teacher-education article honored || English language courses for UW employees
David Stahl, a UW professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Also elected are UW affiliate professor Henrique Malvar and UW alumnus Peter Farrell.
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February 8, 2012
Emerging cephalosporin resistance and treatment failures reported in other countries signal a need for urgent U.S. action to control the spread of gonorrhea.
A business incubator unveiled today is one element in a larger commercialization initiative announced by UW President Michael Young that will double the number of startups produced by the university – from an average of 10 a year to 20 – during the next three years.
The University of Washington community will honor the life of Sgt. William (Will) Stacey in a public funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Meany Hall. An informal reception will follow in the lobby.
February 7, 2012
Like dominoes, two of Seattles signature oaks in the Washington Park Arboretum toppled under Januarys heavy snows. It turned out that the root balls of each tree had not pulled out of the ground and thus began an effort to pull a 60-foot oak tree, estimated to weigh more than 8,000 pounds, back into the upright position in order to save both trees.
A gene that influences the inflammatory response to infection also predicts drug treatment effectiveness for a deadly form of TB.
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February 6, 2012
A retired longtime UW staff member gives a donation to UW Libraries Special Collections that helps document the experience of immigrants from China in the “second wave,” between the 1930s and 1960s.« Previous Page Next Page »