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September 23, 2014

‘Celebrity and its Discontents’: The 2014 Performing Arts Lecture Series

Celebrities have fascinated the public for centuries — but why? And how does the spotlight affect those on whom it shines? This year’s Performing Arts Lecture Series, presented by the School of Drama, explores the power of celebrity from unique perspectives in three evening lectures.

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September 22, 2014

Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be

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Geologists have long debated when and how the Tibetan Plateau reached a 14,000-foot-plus elevation, but new UW-led research shows it once was probably even higher.

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New degree programs aplenty starting with school year

Through new degree programs starting this fall, students will learn architecture from a liberal arts perspective, complete social sciences degrees online, become expert in the teaching of science, and much more.

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New RFID technology helps robots find household objects

The University of Washington and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new search algorithm that improves a robot’s ability to find and navigate to tagged objects.

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September 19, 2014

Join expedition online: UW students help install cabled deep-sea observatory

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UW students have had a unique experience off the coast of Washington and Oregon helping scientists and engineers complete construction of the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory.

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Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control

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University of Washington engineers have developed a new form of low-power wireless sensing technology that lets users “train” their smartphones to recognize and respond to specific hand gestures near the phone.

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September 18, 2014

Poverty, income inequality increase in Washington state

The number of Washingtonians living in poverty jumped by more than 50,000 from 2012 to 2013, and the state poverty rate rose as well, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.

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World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100

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A study by the UW and the United Nations finds that the number of people on Earth is likely to reach 11 billion by 2100, about 2 billion higher than widely cited previous estimates.

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September 16, 2014

Health Sciences Digest: Wearable Artificial Kidney, worker wellness, chromosome sort safeguard

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Health Sciences Digest: Wearable Artificial Kidney safety testing to begin, low-wage workers value employer wellness initiatives, cells simply avoid chromosome errors

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Freshman Convocation opens UW’s 2014-15 school year

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UW President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the 31st annual Freshman Convocation Sept. 21 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

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