The latest news from the UW
October 12, 2011
Naturalists, kayakers and other volunteers – including University of Washington students, faculty and staff – are needed to look for as many birds, plants, insects, mammals and fungi as possible during the 24-hour Bioblitz 2011 at the Washington Park Arboretum.
Harry the Husky mascot and the Husky Marching Band welcomed visitors Oct. 1 to the new UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic. The clinic is north of the main UW campus and open six days a week, with extended hours Mondays and Thursdays.
October 11, 2011
This is Global Business Week at the UWs Foster School of Business, a week of informational events for undergraduates and MBAs as well as faculty and staff. And then on Oct. 22, the school will hold its Social Ideas to Global Ventures Workshop, a daylong event focused on increasing student awareness of social enterprise in developing countries.
Spending long hours staring at a computer screen? If you’re not blinking enough, beware of the burning, gritty sensation of dry eye.
Volunteers gave oral health screenings and follow-up advice as part of a Seattle event offering counseling, health care, clothing and gear to local homeless veterans.
Lori Zoellner, director of UWs Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress, has a new study aimed to make PTSD treatment more efficient.
October 10, 2011
Paul Roberts, a renowned concert pianist and specialist in French Impressionism, presents “Impressionist Landscapes,” a lecture-recital on the piano music of Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in Brechemin Auditorium.
Researchers from Washington state and California found that over a ten-year period, from 1997 to 2007, patients are starting dialysis approximately five months earlier on average.
New research indicates that simple life in the form of photosynthetic algae could have survived a “snowball Earth” event, living in a narrow body of water with characteristics similar to todays Red Sea.
Learn about some of the inaugural projects by students, faculty and staff using money from the student-funded Campus Sustainability Fund as part of the second annual Sustainability Summit on campus Oct. 26.
October 7, 2011
A new study by a UW psychologist presents the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy
October 6, 2011
Students of the University of Washington have teamed up on a startup that promises to turn slash piles of forest refuse into biochar, a commodity for sale to landscapers, farmers and gardeners.
October 5, 2011
The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world and the fifth-ranked American public university, according to The Times Higher Education Rankings
A single dollar donated to UNICEF though the UW Combined Fund Drive buys four measles vaccinations, and could save four lives — think what a larger donation could do. The 2011 Combined Fund Drive runs from Oct. 12 to Dec. 2.
Set your Wayback machines for 1965 again this week as we present this silent, black and white, 96-second film appropriately titled Womens Classes, circa 1965. Anyone know whats going on here?Lost and Found Films
The UW School of Art presents an exhibit featuring work by its first director, Water Isaacs, and two of the faculty who joined him at the new school — Ray Hill and Boyer Gonzales.
Each year the UW Chamber Dance Company revives classic dances, but they dont often perform to live music. This year, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, theyll do just that. Cantos Gordos, by Bebe Miller, will have accompaniment from an ensemble of accomplished musicians, playing music by jazz great Don Byron.
President Michael Youngs first annual address to the University of Washington community will take place from 3:30 to 4: 30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in 130 Kane.
The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Education and will fund GEAR UP programs serving low-income middle and high school students in the Skagit and Yakima Valley regions of Washington state as well as two new districts in the Columbia Basin.
The UW College of Educations Center for Educational Leadership is celebrating 10 years of fine work with school districts regionally and across the country, working for equity and excellence in the classroom.
UW Tacoma has launched a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc. to offer a car-sharing program on campus. Zipcar now will offer cars to UW Tacoma students, faculty and staff members ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over.
Hall Health will be showing off its remodeled digs at an open house for the upper campus community from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. An open house for the health sciences community will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Tours will be offered on both days.
The Common Books purpose is to give first-year students a shared experience over a common text. Who better to spark discussion than physicist Richard Feynman, whose 1963 UW lectures comprise the book.
The UW Graduate School has awarded its 2011 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards to Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith and Maria Grigoryeva respectively, and its 6th Chapter Award to John Hoekman.
MSNBC names UW one of the “most beautiful college campuses,” Landscape Architecture Professor Daniel Winterbottom is named a fellow of his professional society and Landscape Architecture Chair Jeff Hou is honored by the Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Seattle.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Those interested in the public speaking group Toastmasters have two chances to check out UW-related groups on campus and at Harborview Oct. 6 and 13.
Walter Isaacs, the first director of the UW School of Art, is featured in an exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, along with two of his colleagues–Ray Hill and Boyer Gonzales.
Excerpts from the “Library of Babel,” an art installation by UW Bothell Assistant Professor Ted Hiebert will be on display through Dec. 3 at Kirkland Arts Center.
Craig Taborn and Gust Burns, two leaders of east and west coast piano innovation, debut their new collaborative two-pianos project at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Brechemin Auditorium.
Biostatistician Dr. Daniela Witten and epidemiologist Nicola Basta were chosen for their drive and maturity to flourish as young scientists.
October 4, 2011
The discovery of 16 additional sections of the human genome that influence lung function brings the total known variants to 26. These findings in the genetic code hold promise for future screenings and treatment of lung disease.
Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat of Thailands Khon Kaen University urged UW dental students to consider global oral health research. At the poster presentation after her talk, Peter Yamamura won the annual dental student research competition.
A UW-led study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases shows a troubling link between hormonal contraception and HIV. The study is getting widespread press coverage because of the popularity of injectable birth control like Depo-Provera in parts of Africa hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic.
The Fogarty International Center award is part of a federal effort to ameliorate the epidemic of non-communicable diseases in developing countries.Global Citizens
October 3, 2011
Tenth graders in towns using Communities That Care, a prevent system developed by UW School of Social Work researchers, were less likely to have tried drinking or smoking and showed less delinquent behavior.School of Social Work
September 30, 2011
The UW Department of Electrical Engineering has appointed a new chairman, Vikram Jandhyala, professor of electrical engineering.
September 28, 2011
Nations such as China and India are surging ahead, but the West should be careful not to overestimate, misinterpret the changes or “become paralyzed by fear of our own decline,” British ambassador to the U.S. Nigel Sheinwald told a UW international studies class during a visit to campus.
A new era in University of Washington student housing is beginning this month as Housing & Food Services opens two new buildings — one with student apartments and the other a residence hall with a powerful commitment to sustainability.
Its 1937 in Grand Coulee, Washington. A sign in a store window says, “Were out breaking our backs, tearing down old shacks. Cleaning up our city.” Anyone know any more? Is this film related to the UW?Lost and Found Films
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