The latest news from the UW
September 28, 2011
Joel Ngugi, associate professor of law, was recently appointed a judge of the High Court of Kenya, which has unlimited original jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters and is primary on constitutional issues.
Seventeen years ago, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans, mostly members of the Tutsi tribe, were massacred in only 100 days. Now, as remaining court judgments are rendered, “Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal” presents a record of what has been done with an interactive website that brings together video interviews with judges, lawyers, interpreters, investigators and other personnel.
Don’t let myths about the flu keep you from taking steps to ward off infection.
The University of Washington and Washington State University are leads for two separate grants of $40 million each that will use Pacific Northwest woody biomass to expand whats been a Midwest-centric biofuels industry into Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and northern California.
The flu season is about to begin. UW Medicine infection control experts Drs. Estella Whimby and Timothy Dellit tell how you and your family can keep influenza and its complications at bay.
September 27, 2011
Two UW faculty members were announced by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
UW Medicine hosts an open house Saturday, October 1, at a new primary care clinic in the Ravenna neighborhood near University Village.
September 26, 2011
The Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) office has created a Green Office Certification Program.
This year’s Dawg Dash is your last chance to run on the Husky Stadium track.
Holly Tabor, a UW and Seattle Children’s bioethics scholar, is among the experts in law, medicine and ethics to receive a NIH grant Sept. 26 to look at if, when and how the results of genome studies should be told to research participants.
UW computer scientist Dieter Fox will co-lead an Intel Science and Technology Center that will focus on “pervasive” computing, which aims to incorporate computing and sensing into everyday devices and environments.
September 22, 2011
Relatively accurate predictions for summer sea ice extent in the Arctic can be made the previous autumn, but forecasting more than five years into the future requires understanding of the impact of climate trends on the ice pack.
September 21, 2011
The Provost Search Committee will be holding a series of community meetings in October, seeking advice on the characteristics that the committee should seek in a new provost, who will be selected from within the university.
Schools using Steps to Respect saw a reduction in physical bullying and in the number of teachers reporting fighting as a big problem, according to a new study from researchers in the UW School of Social Work.School of Social Work
Noted UW vision researcher Dennis M. Dacey presented the prestigious Robert M. Boynton Lecture, “Neural origins of color and spatial coding in theprimate retina” at the recent Optical Society of America Vision Conference held at the UW.
At the first talk, Dr. Kim Allison will describe her experiences as a breast pathologist and breast cancer survivor. In coming months, UW Medicine faculty will inform the public on plastic surgery, stroke, pain management, colorblindness research, and healthful eating on a tight budget.
September 20, 2011
Rob Friedman, a professor with degrees in both the humanities and information science, is the new director of University of Washington Tacomas Institute of Technology.
Shwetak Patel, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering who explores how people and computers interact, has been named one of this years MacArthur Fellows.College of Engineering • MacArthur Foundation • Shwetak Patel
Materials scientists at the University of Washington have built a novel transistor that uses protons, creating a key piece for devices that can communicate directly with living things.
September 19, 2011
The structure of a retrovirus enzyme had stumped scientists for more than a decade. With the game Foldit, players quickly made an accurate model of the enzyme. The model opens doors to AIDS drug design.
September 16, 2011
In a recently released mapping study by the Washington Global Health Alliance and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Opportunity, UW emerges as a major leader of global health in Washington state.
A new book titled “Making Healthy Spaces: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being and Sustainability” suggests that viewing the built environment as a human habitat can promote health, sustainability and more equitable access for people of all abilities.
September 15, 2011
The UW Center for Commercialization is launching a lecture series this fall about merging academic research with entrepreneurship. Its called the 2011 Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows, and will run on selected Tuesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 29.
University of Washington President Michael K. Young announced today the appointment of Jack Johnson to a new chief of staff position in his office, effective Oct. 24.
September 14, 2011
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
The film “21 and Over” continues to film on the UW campus in September and its producers would like the campus community to know about a few upcoming filming dates and locations.
Staffers in Shop 54, part of Campus Alterations, turned a storeroom in the Plant Services Building into a Flooring Showroom so potential clients can come and browse through samples and even see some on the floor.
Sign up, log your walking online and you could win a $50 gift certificate (and get a little healthier along the way).
On Friday, September 9, UW President Michael Young cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the Washington Commons, the new public space for UW alumni in the UW Tower.
The UW receives Zipcars Wheels of Change award, while five professors report awards or other achievements. And the Combined Fund Drive is in the running for an award from the social fundraising platform StayClassy.
Grants are sought for alcohol or drug abuse-related fields, the Board of Regents regular meeting is canceled in favor of a special meeting, and two blood drives are slated.
When Marilyn Ostergren began her straw-bale house on Bainbridge Island nine years ago, the only structure she had built previously was a chicken coop. Her house is small, to be sure, but it’s all hers. (See a video and slide show — photos by Mary Levin.)
The University of Washingtons 150th anniversary celebration has officially begun — and its a party thats going to last all year long.
Professors in public health and urban design teamed up to edit a book, suggesting that a more thoughtful, interdisciplinary and ecologically friendly approach to planning human habitats can promote health, sustainability and greater equity for people of all abilities.
¡Carnaval!, Carnival, Mardi Gras: What is the origin of these words and the rowdy festivals associated with them? Find out at a new multimedia exhibit at the Burke Museum opening Sept. 25.
UWTV is premiereing a new, 10-part series called Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium that celebrates the history and enduring legacy of Husky Stadium. It all starts on Friday, Sept. 16.
A new interactive tool for viewing Washington state education achievement at UW Bothell’s Center for Education Data Researchs website has boosted traffic on the site, with more hits coming daily. And now, school-specific data is available through the tool.
Registration will be open Sept. 19 for a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour M. Hersh at UW Tacoma. Hersh, who is best known for exposing the cover-up of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam in 1969, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Philip Hall.
The Arboretum will hold a fall plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
Campus staffers who are responsible for purchasing products should mark Sept. 20 on their calendars — thats when Procurement Services will host its Supplier Showcase, slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main floor of Gould Hall.« Previous Page Next Page »