June 14, 2013
Awards of Excellence ceremony recognizes colleagues, distinguished alumni, top scholars
Individuals who have made important contributions to the UW were honored June 13 at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony.Awards of Excellence
UW geneticist flying high over Supreme Court ruling
June 13, 2013
President Young appoints Sexual Assault Task Force
UW President Michael K. Young has appointed a task force that will provide a comprehensive report on programs for prevention of and response to sexual assault among students.
Philip Howard’s new book explores digital media role in Arab Spring
Philip Howard, associate professor of communication, answers a few questions about his book with doctoral student Muzammil Hussain, “Demoracy’s Fourth Wave: Digital Media and the Arab Spring.”Philip Howard, UW Department of Communication
UW research: World population could be nearly 11 billion by 2100
A new United Nations analysis, using statistical methods developed at the University of Washington, shows the world population could reach nearly 11 billion by the end of the century, about 800 million more people than the previous projection issued in 2011.
June 12, 2013
Silicon-based nanoparticles could make LEDs cheaper, greener to produce
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.Chang-Ching Tu, College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ji Hoo, LumiSands
June 11, 2013
Chuck Sloane selected as university ombud
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
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
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.College of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Neurological Surgery, Jeffrey Ojemann, Jeremiah Wander, Rajesh Rao
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