The latest news from the UW
January 23, 2012
Students Stephanie Friedman and Linda Lei put their pharmaceutical expertise to the test at a national competition, and won first place.
Dentistry Interim Dean Tim DeRouen has been elected to a four-year term on the executive board of the American Association for Dental Research that will lead to his assumption of the AADR presidency in 2014.
The latest census shows the highest American poverty levels since 1993. Why is that the case? Faculty from the Evans School of Public Affairs will discuss this in a discussion titled “The Changing Face of American Poverty” on Feb. 1.
Catch a dozen photos of last weeks snowfall at UW News and Informations “Community Photos.” Be sure to contribute your own photos of UW buildings, landmarks, people – snow or not – to this ever-evolving collection.
January 20, 2012
Earlier this month, the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at WSU merged with the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW.
A panel discussion Monday on “Broader Impacts: What do Funders Really Want?” is the first of six presentations on sharing University of Washington research with the general public.
A visit with English Professor Shawn Wong as one of his novels comes to the big screen, at SIFF, then in general release.
Hip-hop music teaches middle- and high schoolers about social movements, poetry and art in a UW-coordinated project.
January 19, 2012
A study of a housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that residents cut their heavy drinking by 35 percent.
Robin McCabe has a solo concert, the University Symphony features Craig Sheppard, the Odegaard has art, undergraduates do theater, “American Knees” hits the big screen and the Henry has a dance/mixed media piece.
January 18, 2012
An oral history of the career of William D. Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, whose career parallels the growth of the environmental movement in the United States, is now available in three locations in the state of Washington.
The UW Combined Fund Drive broke its own record and met its goal in 2011, raising $2,066,131 in donations for about 1,500 charities in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide.
January 17, 2012
New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization pattern of natural skylight, bolstering the belief that many, if not all, insects have that capability.
January 13, 2012
Ed Taylor, UW vice provost and dean of undergraduate affairs, remembers the life and achievements of his mother in the context of the work of Dr. King. “At her funeral, I was profoundly aware of my responsibility to live a life that is as decent, kind, caring and humane as my mother’s.”
Domke heads to South Carolina with students, colleagues — and cartoonist David Horsey — for on-the-ground coverage of the 2012 campaign.
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversitys new Ethnic Cultural Center will be named in honor of the late Samuel E. Kelly, the founding vice president for the office and a pioneer for diversity on campus.
January 12, 2012
UW Information Technology is seeking faculty members interested in using electronic texts, or eTexts, in their classes for participation in a pilot project.
Its a busy week in the arts at the UW as Winter Quarter heats up. First-year MFA artists show their work, the UW World Series Chamber Music Series kicks off, geography has a film, social work has art, undergraduates take the stage and the Henry Art Gallery offers music, a family workshop and an open mic night.
Seven identical robots created and built at the UW will be flown to campuses across the country, where they will provide the first common research platform to develop the future of surgical robotics. The robots will be display Friday at an open house.Blake Hannaford • College of Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering • Innovation • robotics
As the result of a deal with Amazon.com, at least 12 of Nancy Pearls favorite novels will soon be back in print, and a portion of sales will benefit the UW scholarship Pearl and her husband endowed in 2011.
The new director of the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center talks about the center, here role and the extraordinary staff and student service-learners.
January 11, 2012
A UW-led team has peered deep into the neighboring Andromeda galaxy to find unusual ultra-blue stars.
Harborview Medical Center and the UW Health Sciences have each scheduled events and service activities to honor the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremonies are open to all.
Gertrude Peoples, a special assistant with the University of Washington football program and the former director of the Student-Athlete Academic Services, is the 2012 recipient of the UW Charles E. Odegaard Award.
Schedule for Jan. 12 Regents meeting is announced.
January 10, 2012
For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than a set of separate species. Their approach has revealed patterns that correspond with excess body weight.
January 9, 2012
Decades of wild swings in crab populations dramatize the myriad issues surrounding questions of sustainable fisheries, said David Armstrong, director of aquatic and fishery sciences, in his talk “Claws, causes, climate and corps: A cavalcade of true crab sagas.”
New edition: Michael Honeys book || UW Bothell students advance || Honor: Six in education || Honor: Alexes Harris
January 6, 2012
Staff member Bob Edmistons quest was to cut both the time and cost of his daily commute.
Got a half-hour for some great art? Try spending it at the Henry Art Gallery. The Henry is inviting faculty and staff to visit and learn about its exhibitions in three lunchtime tours at noon on Jan. 18, Feb. 22 and March 14.
January 5, 2012
Ethiopia is the only African country not defeated in the period of empire and Raymond Jonas new book “The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire” describes the key battle.Global Citizens
Official notice of public hearings for amendments pertaining to “Rules for the University of Washington Residence Halls and Family Housing Apartments” and “Waivers of Tuition and Fees.”
Faculty artist Melia Watras gives a solo concert, the School of Drama begins a play-reading collaboration of great books with Book-It Repertory and the Burke Museum is ready to identify that weird thing you found out back.
January 4, 2012
A powerful combination of data from NASA satellites and traditional sampling has led to the discovery of a new pathway of freshwater in the Arctic Ocean. Jamie Morison, Applied Physics Laboratory, is lead author of paper in this weeks Nature.
At a December open house, nursing students held a lively Poster Symposium to show their teachers, colleagues and friends how they put their education into practice at community agencies. The service projects covered a range of public health concerns like obesity, elder care and prenatal support.
New name: School of Environmental and Forest Sciences || Honor: Marsha Linehan || Honor: Ian Joughin
January 3, 2012
David Domke, a UW professor known nationally as a scholar in politics, religion and communication, will deliver five lectures on the 2012 election beginning Jan. 11.
Suyama will discuss his work in the 2012 Deans Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the UW College of Built Environments, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, in 120 Kane Hall. Afterward, he will sign copies of “Suyama: A Complex Serenity,” written by Grant Hildebrand, a UW emeritus professor of architecture, and published in March by the University of Washington Press.
December 28, 2011
UW scientists report today, Dec. 27, the first evidence of structural changes in the brains of rodents and people with diet-induced obesity. The findings may lead to a better understanding of body weight control problems.
The School of Social Work will host a public reception Jan. 11 at 4-6 p.m. to kick off an art exhibit featuring about 20 paintings and drawings by homeless youths in the University District.School of Social Work
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