The latest news from the UW
November 2, 2011
The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media presents an evening of 3-D digital music by graduate students and faculty at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Meany Theater.
The UW Arts Ticket Office has moved to the ground floor of the new student residence, Poplar Hall, 1313 NE 41st Street.
The 20th John R. Hogness Symposium on Health Care Nov. 9 is on “Making America Healthy.” The speaker, Dr. David R. Williams from the Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss how every segment of society can contribute to a healthy culture.
Four UW faculty members have teamed up to explore the evolving meaning of iconic images in a lecture and film series from November into January 2012 titled “Images in Crisis: the Politics of Visual Representation in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.”
Follow the serious science – and the development of novel “Will it crush?” segments inspired by the YouTube hit “Will it blend?” – as University of Washington Wavechasers work in the South Pacific near Samoa.
November 1, 2011
Pharmacy student Karen Craddick, faculty members Micki Kedzierski and Nanci Murphy, along with several School of Pharmacy alumni, received awards for their community, advocacy and educational efforts.
Angelina Godoy, a professor of international studies and director of the UW Center for Human Rights, was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to support former political prisoners from El Salvador as they present complaints before an arm of the Organization of American States.
An exhibit of work by Cambodian-born artist Sopheap Pich will be at the Henry Art Gallery Nov. 10-April 4. “Compound,” his sculptural installation at the gallery, was originally constructed for the 2011 Singapore Biennial, although its modular construction will allow it to become an entirely new work in its reconfiguration at the UW.
A friends insistence that he take a trip to an unlikely destination led Mark Jenkins to write a play. The friend was artist Don Fels. The destination was Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where Jenkins met the subjects of his play — Cambodian youth who grew up in the United States but were deported back to Cambodia after serving time in American prisons.
October 31, 2011
Every Halloween, just as surely as there are ghosts on the wind and howling in those far-off hills, there is a Halloween decorating and pumpkin-carving contest at UW Medical Center. And now we have the winners.
Fifty years after participating in studies of pentosuria, an inherited disorder once mistaken for diabetes, 15 families again welcomed medical geneticists into their lives. Their willingness to have their DNA analyzed with genomics technologies has solved a 100-year mystery
Adolescent boys with at least one parent in the military are at elevated risk of engaging in school-based physical fighting, carrying a weapon and joining a gang, according to researchers at the University of Washingtons School of Public Health.
A state ballot initiative that would privatize liquor sales leads by a significant margin in the new statewide Washington Poll, but an initiative on project-specific road tolls is too close to call.
October 28, 2011
An extraordinary man achieved an extraordinary goal Friday at the UW. Brewster Denny, great-grandson of Seattle pioneers Arthur and Mary Denny and dean emeritus of the Evans School of Public Affairs, returned to campus to ring the famous Denny Bell to announce Homecoming — as he has done for five decades.
October 27, 2011
Sen. Scott White, D-Seattle, will be honored with a public memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the University of Washingtoncampus in Seattle.
The following statement is from UW President Michael Young regarding the governor’s proposed supplemental budget reductions
The University of Washington is sixth in the nation for producing U.S. Fulbright students, as 24 undergraduate and graduate students were recently awarded the prestigious grants for 2011-12.
October 26, 2011
The man whose fertile mind helped give us the famous Fremont Troll now presents — drum roll, please — the Fremont Troll Chia Pet.
When Sara Markham Voogt adopted two dogs from greyhound Pets, Inc. — a CFD choice — she “came away with two ex-racers, a few lifelong friends, and a consistent sense of purpose that was sorely lacking in my life.”
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
UW faculty and staff will receive a complimentary compact mirror when they schedule a mammogram at UW Medical Centers Roosevelt Clinic from now through the end of November.
Gabriel Gallardo is president-elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs; Blake Barney receives the David H. Wands Graduate Fellowship in Prosthodontics, and a UW team including 22 science and engineering undergrads nabs two awards at an International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.
A Board of Regents meeting, some blood drives and a call for applications for the UW-University of Ljubljana exchange.
A new analysis from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, at UW Bothell, shows evidence that charter elementary schools outperform traditional public schools in math and reading, and that charter middle schools excel in math as well.
For the first assignment in her Library Information Science 510 course, titled Information Behavior, Professor Karen Fisher allowed students to visit Occupy Seattle, among other locations, to study the ongoing protest — a sort of growing community — from an information perspective.
You can read the highlights of the Universitys 150 years in a timeline full of stories. And a UW staffer had a major role in finding and telling those stories.
At first glance, the new courtyard behind the Community Design Center looks like a simple square with benches. However, theres a rain garden on the perimeter to capture, cleanse and slow storm water entering the drainage system.
Budget matters will dominate the work of this years Faculty Senate, but discussions also will discuss online learning, activity-based budgeting and differential tuition.
The Living Voters Guide was created at the UW to help voters sort through ballot initiatives in 2010. Now its back, powered to help voters make informed decisions in this years election.
This weeks Lost and Found film takes us back to 1958 and folks watching a street parade advertising “Ye Olde Town Meeting” at the Woodland High Gym on Sept. 2. Its a little slice of life from the Eisenhower years.Lost and Found Films
On Thursday, Nov. 3, photo-journalist and author David Bacon will visit Seattle to discuss the topic Free Trade, Migration and the Culture of Solidarity. The talk will address Bacon’s extensive work with the pen and camera, giving voice to organized laborers and migrant workers.
Author and educator Eric Liu will lead a discussion at the UW Law School on The Art of Public Leadership. The program is slated for 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Room 138 of William H. Gates Hall.
The chair of computer sciences learned how fortunate he was to be a member of the UW community when UW Medicine physicians and the Harborview staff helped him recover from a spine infection.
October 25, 2011
The professorship will fund a symposium in 2013 on dental issues at each stage of life — pregnancy, childhood, teens, adults and old age — and will emphasize preventing oral health problems.
Students are benefiting from the management insights of faculty and community pharmacist. Among the visiting lecturers was George D. Bartell, from the oldest family-owned drug store chain in the nation.
Movember—the “mo” stands for moustache—is an international month-long event aimed at increasing awareness of the cancers that men face.
More patients with ovarian carcinoma carry cancer-predisposing mutations, and in more genes, than previously thought. Relying on family history as an indication for testing would have missed one-fifth of the cases. The study used a quick, accurate genome sequencing method that could become a single test to screen for a broad range of cancers.
October 22, 2011
The following statement about the death of Sen. Scott White is from University of Washington President Michael K. Young.
October 21, 2011
The final phase of the electronic travel reimbursement project, begun two years ago, is about to implemented, saving the university over a hundred thousand dollars a year as well as much manual labor. Effective Nov. 1, direct deposit of travel reimbursements will become the default payment method for individuals who have enrolled in payroll direct deposit.
It costs 8 percent more on average than it did two years ago for Washington residents to make ends meet, according to a new report from a UW research group.School of Social Work
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