The latest news from the UW
August 3, 2011
She might have been a star as a jazz singer, but at Seattles Tulas she still is. And each workday Bethany Staelens stars at Educational Outreach.
UW Bothell graduate Bernadette Pajer has published a mystery novel that takes place more than a century ago on the UW campus. The story is fictional, but the details of the setting, the time period and the technology are real.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photol. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Faculty and Staff with U-PASSes who have not yet tapped their U-PASS on an ORCA reader on a bus or at a transit station must do so before Aug. 23 to finalize activation of the pass and avoid an interruption in service.
Janice DeCosmo to chair division of research program directors for the Council on Undergraduate Research, and Gunther Uhlmann is awarded is honored by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The latest accomplishments by your campus colleagues.
Two journals housed at the Evans School of Public Affairs and edited by faculty members have been named the top two journals in their field. And, the inaugural issue of the Evans School Review, edited by graduate students, appeared in July.
Five UW professors are among 213 scientists named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The honor is bestowed upon distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the worlds largest scientific society.
The Nobel Laureate in 1953 co-reported that the DNA molecule was a double helix and proposed how it could reproduce itself by splitting and chemical pairing. Last week he spoke about major accomplishments in genetics and areas ripe for discovery.
University of Washington professors in law, political science, communication and international studies are available to discuss issues related to the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 disaster.
The University of Illinois today announced the appointment of Phyllis M. Wise, provost and executive vice president at the University of Washington, as its next vice president of the university and chancellor at Urbana-Champaign.
On the 20-year anniversary of the World Wide Web, computer scientist Oren Etzioni has written a two-page commentary in the journal Nature that calls on the international academic and business communities to take a bolder approach when designing how people find information online.
Cassie Iutzi, from Juneau, Alaska, is interested in health care for Latino populations. She is pursuing both an M.D. degree and a master’s degree in public health.
August 2, 2011
UW Medicine health system is proud to be included as a leader in the Healthcare Equality Index 2011, an annual report published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Beaton is an expert on the causes and effects of occupational stress on firefighters and paramedics.
Mosquitoes bug anyone who ventures outdoors. Take steps to repel these buzzing annoyances, and if bitten, know how to treat the itch and recognize severe reactions.
Computer scientists have created a way to take images from the web or personal photos collections and in seconds create an animation of a persons face. The tool can make a face appear to age over time, or gradually change the expression from a smile to a frown.
August 1, 2011
A University of Washington researcher has found that, at least by one measure, this spring was the coldest on record for the state and that Seattle’s last two springs have been the cloudiest since cloud-cover records started 50 years ago.
When it comes to rearing children, just about any parent will say that what works with one kid might not work with another. But which parenting styles work best with which kids? A study by UW psychologists provides advice about tailoring parenting to childrens personalities.
July 28, 2011
A notice on site evaluation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
July 27, 2011
The Fiske Guide to Colleges, in print for more than 25 years, takes into account costs, academic quality and student life.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Two young women walk in the University District in about 1965, apparently shopping. But what are they shopping for, and why was the film made? Hannah Palin, film archives specialist with UW Libraries Special Collections, is looking for any information available. Can you help?Lost and Found Films
UW Libraries staff and students have created a new online portal to access collections of photos, articles and more on the history of labor in Washington state. It’s the Labor Archives Digital Resources Portal.
The Seattle Storm honor Barbara Trask and Shwetak Patel is named a 2011 Microsoft Research Fellow. The latest accomplishments of your campus colleagues.
Matt Barreto on politics; Dr. John Amory on male contraception and Adam Drewnowski on nutrition.
The UWs Jacob Lawrence Gallery is offering this special exhibit in partnership with the Mad Art Project, which is using a group of old homes on North Capitol Hill to create art.
The Henry Art Gallery will screen the documentary “We Live in Public” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 in its auditorium. The film reveals the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of artist, futurist and visionary Josh Harris.
The lead artist in each station will work with architects and engineers to produce unique works of art to be integrated into the stations.
The UWs workplace giving campaign has been selected as a finalist in the “Most Successful Fundraiser by an Individual or Group” award category given by StayClassy, a marketing organization for nonprofits. The UW community can help by voting for the CFD, improving its chances.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Brage is newly arrived at the Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle Institute, but he is no stranger to Seattle or Harborview Medical Center. Hansen asked his former fellow to return as his successor.
Eight students lurched, tumbled and floated through an unforgettable final lab project last month. Participants in NASAs Microgravity University in Houston spent the last week of their undergraduate careers carrying out an experiment they designed for testing in a reduced-gravity environment.
July 26, 2011
A new survey of life trajectories of 150 undocumented young adults raised and educated in America shows that they end up with the same labor jobs as their parents, working in construction, restaurants, cleaning and childcare services.
July 25, 2011
Sixteen UW faculty members are among the 24 new members elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing scientific achievements.
John Cahn, a UW affiliate professor in the departments of physics and materials science & engineering, has won an international Kyoto Prize, sometimes described as Japan’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize. Cahn is recognized for his work describing and predicting the behavior of mixtures of materials.
July 22, 2011
Nitric oxide, which is naturally produced in the nose and gut, disrupts the energy sources of many types of bacteria. Learning how it does this may lead to new antimicrobials or ways to promote the body’s own defenses against infection.
Submarine cables for the nations first regional cabled ocean observatory, a project led by the University of Washington, made landfall last week on the Oregon coast.Axial Seamount • John Delaney • Ocean Observatories Initiative • oceanography • School of Oceanography
July 21, 2011
A new study from researchers at the University of Washington concludes that parental military deployment is associated with impaired well-being among adolescents, especially adolescent boys.
July 20, 2011
How well do you know the campus? Try your luck with the Mystery Photo and you might win a prize.
John Sahr is an excellent professor of electrical engineering and associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, but a lousy zombie killer. He’s not much better as a zombie, but he enjoys being both in the student-created game.
Comments on the Thai election by Charles Keyes, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair by Pepper Schwartz, childhood sports injuries and sperm damage by John Amory, crows with grudges by John Marzluff and partner therapy for STDs by Matthew Golden.« Previous Page Next Page »