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October 29, 2014

Fires and floods: North Cascades federal lands prepare for climate change

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UW scientists worked with managers of federal parks and forests to come up with a strategy to address warmer temperatures, increased wildfires and more flooding in the North Cascades region.

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October 24, 2014

Large X-ray scanner to produce 3-D images for labs across campus

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A state-of-the-art imaging machine is coming to the University of Washington for use by researchers in a variety of disciplines.

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U.S. Navy awards $8 million to develop wave, tidal energy technology

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The UW has an $8 million, four-year contract to develop technologies that can harness waves, tides and currents to power naval facilities worldwide.

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October 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and Noche Flamenca

Drama, lectures, dance and exhibitions fill this especially busy week in the arts. From the closing of the Mad Campus exhibition to the start of the UW World Series collaboration with Noche Flamenca on a new work, “Antigona,” there’s plenty to see and do.

Traditional, tea party conservatives seem split on foreign policy

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Foreign policy looms large as the 2014 midterm elections approach. But traditional conservatives and their tea party counterparts may bring different concerns and motivations to the November ballot, according to a University of Washington political scientist. While traditional conservatives seem most motivated by concern over American security, Christopher Parker, UW professor of political science, suggests

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October 20, 2014

UW student population grows, minority enrollment continues upward trend

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Enrollment for the three University of Washington campuses increased nearly 3 percent in the new school year, according to the finalized Fall 2014 census of enrolled students released by Philip Ballinger, associate vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions.

October 17, 2014

UW president touts innovation, public commitment in annual address

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The University of Washington fosters innovation on its campuses not only because of its deep economic impact “but because, more importantly, we know it can create a world of good,” UW President Michael K. Young said Wednesday at his annual address. “Equally important is the extraordinary advantage that teaching innovation and creativity gives our students,

October 16, 2014

‘Antigona’ retells Greek tragedy through flamenco dance, music

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The UW World Series presents Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca’s production of “Antigona” — a world premiere — October 23 to 25 in Meany Hall.

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Athletics initiatives, barriers to sustainability topics for Sustainability Summit

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Theannual one-day Sustainability Summit this year is the centerpiece of a new weeklong SustainableUW Festival.

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October 15, 2014

Science communication should consider cultural perspectives

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New research suggests that considering differences among a variety of cultures can have an impact on how well science and scientific concepts are communicated to the public.

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