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December 14, 2011
Nine UW-affiliated researchers are among 539 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.
December 13, 2011
Sub-Saharan African countries that invest in training doctors lose billions of dollars when those clinicians leave to work in developed nations, finds research recently published on bmj.com with the help of seven universities, including UW.Global Citizens
UW Arborist Sara Shores reports that people have been cutting trees and tree limbs on campus, presumably for Christmas decorations. For those people, she has one message: Dont.
Memorial services for Sidney Nelson, professor of medicinal chemistry and dean emeritus of the School of Pharmacy, will be at 1 pm. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the New Life Church at 6830 Highland Dr. in Everett.
The reflector “paintings” on the exterior of the Henry Art Gallery, are made up of 21,500 reflectors normally found on bicycles, cars and trucks, explains this video, the first in a series highlighting the museums permanent collection.
December 12, 2011
Some 99 species of fishes glide and snake across a supersized 15-foot mural by Alaskan artist and confessed fish groupie Ray Troll, unveiled last month at the University of Washington.
December 9, 2011
Learn some tips keep your weight in check over the winter holidays, and other ways to prevent type 2 diabetes, as well as recognize its symptoms.
People who use the UW South Lake Union and Night Ride shuttles now can check the shuttles progress from their desktop or laptop computer or smart phones.
When the UW lines up against Baylor in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, Political Science Professor Tony Gill will have divided loyalties. After all, though he works at the UW, Baylor sponsors his weekly podcast, “Research on Religion.”
December 8, 2011
Fire alarms were triggered in 12 buildings by a sudden and sustained surge in water pressure.
UW undergrads can propose solutions to the worlds pressing health challenges in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair. Applications due Jan. 13.Global Citizens
The University of Washington was ranked 13th in the world in a measure of universities scientific impact and their involvement in scientific collaboration.
December 7, 2011
Coming soon to a website near you: redesigned Faculty-Staff and UW Today pages. Both will highlight the current date and weather, will be refreshed more often and will feature a wide variety of spotlight stories, videos, news feeds, events and more.
UW Libraries Special Collections’ exhibit “Merry Company: Pop-ups, Movables & Toy Books,” comes mainly from the collections of an extraordinary donor, Pamela Harer. The exhibit will be open through March 12, 2012.Pamela Harer • Sandra Kroupa • UW Libraries
Over the past four years grad students Ingrid Swanson Pultz, Justin Siegel and Rob Egbert have worked hundreds of hours with more than 50 students who competed in November to win the championship in iGEM, sometimes sacrificing their own work to help the team.
One Board of Regents meeting canceled, a special one scheduled and a public hearing on residence hall rules.
Patricia K. Kuhl is honored for her work in understanding language acquisition; Akio Takamori named a USA Ford Fellow and gets a $50,000 grant; Sheryl Burgstahler receives a leadership award; and the GenOm project is honored for its diversity. Also, Carl Ebeling, Dan Suciu and David Wetheral are honored by the The Association for Computing Machinery.
This weeks film — and the last one for a while — shows what appears to be the UWs Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1958. People walk between buildings and some kind of experiment is undertaken on a small motorboat. Know any more?Lost and Found Films
One of Israels most popular and enduring singers, Chava Alberstein, will perform at Meany at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. She will present a mix of old favorites and new compositions sung in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
A reminder that nominations are open for the UW Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. This annual award honors faculty who have taught or designed courses, seminars or workshops aimed at working adults and other nontraditional students.
Green Dot offers students “bystander training,” where they learn about identifying potentially risky situations, discuss their personal barriers to intervening and practice the skills needed for responding, as opposed to doing nothing.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
A new study from the University of Washingtons Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that charter school collective bargaining agreements tend to be more streamlined and provide for greater flexibility than the typical district contract.
Professional and Continuing Education has been offering arts classes for almost all of its nearly 100 year history, but now, for the first time, graduates of those programs have a journal in which to publish their work.
To swim or not to swim? The biological control that makes this choice for genetically identical Salmonella impacts the bacteria’s ability to cause infection.
Dr. Shiu-Lok Hu and his colleagues are looking to generate protective antibodies targeting a part of the HIV virus that binds to immune cells. This segment is widely considered to be the Achilles heel of the virusGlobal Citizens
A new plasma pencil promises to give nutrition status in minutes that used to take 24 hours, and could improve health in developing world.Global Citizens
December 6, 2011
The university is inaugurating a new, major award this year, recognizing the accomplishments of UW retirees in service to the community.
Ana Mari Cauce, who has been dean of the University of Washingtons College of Arts and Sciences since 2008, has been selected as the next UW provost, effective Jan. 2, 2012, President Michael K. Young announced today.
New research shows accelerated melting of two fast-moving glaciers that drain Antarctic ice into the Amundsen Sea Embayment is likely in part the result of an increase in sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
To accelerate genome sequencing applications for patient care, the National Human Genome Research Institute today, Tuesday, Dec. 6, announced the establishment of two major programs at the University of Washington.
December 5, 2011
High-school students who need help due to disability can apply for a special program with mentoring and support for their college prep.
The world is sailing into some killer storms and its leaders have done almost nothing to protect its boat. Thats the view of UW Philosophy Professor Steve Gardiner, who likens climate change to a perfect storm — a convergence of three difficult problems that so far weve found ourselves unable to face, much less solve.
December 2, 2011
Some students go to law school to build a practice in corporate, criminal or other branch of the law. But five students who arrived from Ethiopia late this past summer are different — they want to build a nation.
December 1, 2011
Scientists are developing PET scan agents that characterize each patient’s cancer. This helps clinicians weigh treatment options and measure effectiveness.
There will be three teams from the UW among carolers trying to out-fa-la-la each other the evening of Friday, Dec. 2 during the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. Its all for a good cause, as each team raises money for charity.
November 30, 2011
Dee Boersma is nominated for a major conservation award, and students who sell hats to benefit Roma get a boost from Zipcar.
Nominees are sought for Faculty Senate vice chair, some blood drives are scheduled and the December Regents meeting is cancelled.
How does a department increase its pool of diverse applicants for graduate programs? The Graduate School has tried to demystify the process by compiling a guide of “best practices.”
Juxtaposed images create new meanings in the Henrys new exhibit, “Videowatercolors: Carel Balth among his Contemporaries,” curated by Art Associate Professor Marek Wieczorek.« Previous Page Next Page »