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May 15, 2013

Seattle’s ‘Mr. Sundial’ takes his passion to next level

News and Information

UW astronomer Woody Sullivan, who has made Seattle the unlikely sundial capital of North America, has re-created a Renaissance ceiling sundial in his home office.

Documents that Changed the World: ‘What is the Third Estate?’ 1789

News and Information

Joe Janes of the UW Information School reached back two centuries to pre-revolutionary France for the latest installment of his podcast series, “Documents that Changed the World.”

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Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula

News and Information

New UW research shows that, in recent decades, fall is the only time of extensive warming over the entire Antarctic Peninsula, and it is mostly from atmospheric circulation patterns originating in the tropics.

May 14, 2013

Symposium features undergraduate research

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More than 1,000 undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Mary Gates Hall. Some presentations will also occur in Johnson Hall and Meany Studio Theater. In conjunction with the symposium, another 50 undergraduates from UW and

DNA analysis unearths origins of Minoans, the first major European civilization

UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

The maternal genetic information passed down through many generations of mitochondria is still present in modern-day residents of the Lassithi plateau of Crete.

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Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants

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University of Washington engineers have created a synthetic substance that fully resists the body’s natural attack response to foreign objects. Medical devices such as artificial heart valves, prostheses and breast implants could be coated with this polymer to prevent the body from rejecting an implanted object.

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May 13, 2013

New report released on health impacts of Duwamish River cleanup

Environmental & Occupational Health

The UW report recommends ways to protect the health of Native American tribes and others affected by the cleanup.

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Celebration of life of Bryan Pearce, UW Book Store CEO, May 19

News and Information

A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Bryan Pearce, who served as CEO of the University Book Store from 2002 to 2013, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, May 19 at the UW Club.

Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whales

News and Information

Oceanographers are using a growing number of seafloor seismometers, devices that record seafloor vibrations, to carry out inexpensive and non-invasive studies of endangered whales.

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May 10, 2013

News Digest: Underwater robot competition Saturday, Honors: Cecilia Bitz, Anthony Greenwald and Patricia Kuhl

UW underwater robot team competes Saturday || Cecilia Bitz recognized for decade’s worth of work || Greenwald, Kuhl among 25 honored as part of 25th anniversary

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