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June 4, 2013

Scientists resolve a 3.5 billion-year-old mystery of life

New research demonstrates that life as we know it might never have come to exist on Earth if meteorites didn’t deliver a key element billions of years ago.

Two wheels, four days: UW hosts international symposium on bicycling

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The UW will become the global capital of bicycling when scores of scholars, policymakers, analysts and activists come to campus for the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, June 19-22.

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Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home

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University of Washington researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras.

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June 3, 2013

UW honored for quality, efficiency and service by national organization

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The University of Washington was one of two universities that received national recognition for “best practices that have broad impact within the higher education community.”

Diversity graduation requirement for UW undergraduates approved

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates has come to fruition.

Rethinking research: What’s ethics got to do with it?

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June 2, 2013

New book tells stirring story of UW crew winning Olympic gold

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In 1936, when Jesse Owens made headlines by winning Olympic gold in front of Adolf Hitler, nine University of Washington rowers improbably did the same in competition that had been dominated by Germany. An upcoming book vividly tells the tale.

May 30, 2013

Transportation fuels from woody biomass promising way to reduce emissions

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Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels.

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Arts roundup: Exhibits, one-act plays, music aplenty — and undergraduates stage Hitchcock

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Late spring is perhaps the busiest time for arts at the UW. This week, ongoing productions and exhibits, plus a production of “The 39 Steps” and lots of music — including the powerful, 100-voice UW Gospel Choir.

News Digest: Seattle Science Festival June 6-16, Honor: Alison Wylie, Charles Wolfe e-book

UW part of second Seattle Science Festival || Alison Wylie honored by Society for Women in Philosophy || Sustainability studied in Charles Wolfe’s ‘Urbanism Without Effort’

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