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May 22, 2013

Practicing medicine pharma-free in a drug rep-filled world

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

A rural family medicine group is an example for other community physicians seeking to wean themselves from pharmaceutical industry influence.

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UW joins edX to provide more free online courses

Professional And Continuing Education

The University of Washington announced May 21 a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT.

May 21, 2013

UW expands online courses

News and Information

Sounds of the sea: Stones clanging

News and Information

Bjong Wolf Yeigh selected as chancellor for UW Bothell

News and Information

Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, has been selected as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.

The tea party and the politics of paranoia

News and Information

New research argues that the tea party owes more to paranoid politics of the John Birch Society and others than traditional American conservatism. “True conservatives aren’t paranoid,” says political scientist Chris Parker. “Tea party conservatives are.”

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May 20, 2013

New K-12 science standards add focus on practices, engineering and early learning

News and Information

The recently updated K-12 science education learning goals outline a vision for what all U.S. citizens should know about science. Phillip Bell, director of UW’s Institute for Science and Math Education, talks about what’s new about the goals.

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Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

News and Information

A study published this week in Nature Geoscience shows that woody plant matter is almost completely digested by bacteria living in the Amazon River, and that this tough stuff plays a major part in fueling the river’s breath.

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May 17, 2013

Youth bullying because of perceived sexual orientation widespread and damaging

School of Public Health

Harmful effects of bullying are profound for youth struggling with identity and self-worth, and can lead to depression and thoughts of suicide.

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May 16, 2013

Arts Roundup: Dance, poetry, art, music — and slapstick ballet

News and Information

Dance and drama talents lead a busy week in UW arts with the annual MFA Dance Concert, the 50th annual Theodore Roethke Poetry Reading and more.

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