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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
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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.
The UW Women’s Center is offering two self defense classes this summer, and there is still room to register. Classes are open to all.
Two women happily leaf through a scrapbook in a garden and are then joined by an older man in this weeks mystery film, from 1959. Are these folks related to the UW in any way? Hannah Palin, film archives specialist with UW Libraries Special Collections, wants to know. Can you help?Lost and Found Films
A small UW support unit is turning its entrepreneurial skills into a major asset, improving technology in classrooms and offering low-cost, high-quality service. A background in woodworking has come in handy, too.
The UW did a lot to earn a place in the League of American Bicyclists’ “Bicycle Friendly Universities” program.
A new website created by the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office tracks the UW’s efforts in sustainability and reveals areas where more work is needed.
Carol Landis was honored for her work on sleep disturbances, and Pamela Mitchell was recognized for improving care for patients with cardiovascular or neurological disorders.
Microbiologists have uncovered a sneaky trick by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa to oust rivals. It deploys a toxin delivery machine to breach cell walls of competitors without hurting itself. Its means of attack helps it survive in the outside environment and may even help it cause infection.
Hospitals in the UW Medicine system placed highly in the latest U.S. News rankings, as did specific patient-care specialties.
July 19, 2011
A new study of female engineering students perceived challenges finds significant differences between black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-American and white women. The findings could help institutions better attract and retain particular underrepresented student populations.
A one-dose method for delivering gene therapy into an arterial wall in rabbits effectively protects the artery from developing atherosclerosis despite ongoing high blood cholesterol. In the future, researchers hope to test whether this gene-delivery method works in heart bypass grafts.
July 15, 2011
Men can take charge of their health by following age-appropriate screening guidelines and taking preventive steps.
July 14, 2011
Connecting Threads, an exhibition of fiber artwork by alumni of the University of Washington Certificate in Fiber Arts Program, will be on display July 15-Sept. 30 in the fourth floor mezzanine of the UW Tower.
The National Science Foundation today announced an $18.5 million grant to establish an Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering based at the UW. The interdisciplinary center will combine neuroscience and robotics to develop new rehabilitation technologies.
July 13, 2011
Work in Africa conducted by the UW’s Clinical Research Center is bringing new hope that taking a daily AIDS drug might keep an uninfected person from getting the AIDS virus.Global Citizens
A Newton apple tree planted on campus by the Class of 2007 has been badly damaged and may not survive, the campus arborist says.
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An award for outstanding contributions to legal writing education for Law Professor Emerita Marjorie Rombauer; honors for a new health care management app created by a team headed by Michael Watt, Mark Haselkorn and Keith Butler; and UW Todays Peter Kelley does a radio mystery.
Marsha Linehan on anonymity in recovery; Leslie Walker-Harding on adolescents and drugs; James Leverenz on medications for elderly Parkinsons patients; 1983 research by Arthur Rangno is cited, and Paul Hill cites Monty Python.
A dreamlike film from Aberdeen is this weeks entry. People walk ceremonially in a circle, children very much in evidence, and a document is burned. Anyone know whats going on here?Lost and Found Films
University researchers like those at the UW are often required to attend trainings, but they may not always be aware of it. Thats why the Required Training site was constructed in consultation with UW researchers and training providers to identify those courses directly applicable to the conduct of research.
Nancy Pearl is a bibliomaniac and wants others to be the same. In that spirit, she and her husband, Joseph Pearl, have endowed a UW scholarship for Information School students who intend to become librarians.
“The very first thing I say to the class is that they need to begin with this statement: ‘I want to tell you a story,” says drama Lecturer Scott Hafso. Four weeks later, each student has a one-act play and a reading by experienced actors.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow, so forests have long been proposed as a way to offset climate change. But rather than just letting the forest sit there for a hundred or more years, the amount of carbon dioxide taken out of the atmosphere could be quadrupled in 100 years by harvesting regularly and using the wood in place of fossil-fuel intensive steel and concrete.
Celum directs the UWs International Clinical Research Center, which is conducting multiple clinical trials of HIV prevention interventions in Africa involving thousands of volunteers.
Sodium channels are pores in the membranes of excitable cells – such as brain nerve cells or beating heart cells – that emit electrical signals. Researchers have obtained a high-resolution crystal structure showing all the atoms of this complex protein molecule and how they relate in three-dimensions.
July 12, 2011
A new system to send electricity over short distances has been shown to reliably power a mechanical heart pump. The system could free patients from being tethered to a battery or external power source, lowering their chance of infection and improving their quality of life.
July 7, 2011
Earlier this week, NASAs Hubble Space Telescope logged its one millionth science observation during a search for water in an exoplanets atmosphere 1,000 light years away, according to a UW faculty member conducts theoretical interpretation of data from the Hubble.
UW Medicine, Vulcan Real Estate and the National Development Council have announced the start of construction on the third phase of UW Medicines research hub in Seattles South Lake Union neighborhood. Groundbreaking took place July 6.
July 6, 2011
Some top business executives and senior government officials in the region came to the University of Washington campus recently as part of the Seattle Study Mission sponsored by the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
UW graduate students have designed online lessons to help the blind better experience the wonders of outer space — complete with instructions on how to build small models of celestial bodies.
Five professors in the Department of Construction Management have won an HP Catalyst Award that will mean real-time collaborations between UW students and their counterparts at universities elsewhere in the world.
The UW Botanic Gardens Vendor Showcase will be held at from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Nearly 50 vendors who have served the gardens rental clients over the years will be on hand.
The UW Emergency Management Office is looking for people — soldiers, not generals — who would be willing to volunteer when the Emergency Operations Center is activated.
Continuing our series of “orphan films” from Hannah Palin, film archives specialist with UW Special Collections. This week’s film depicts research at sea in about 1969 — but can you help her learn more?Lost and Found Films
Historical artifacts found by crews on Seattle-area highway projects tell much about the region’s long-buried past, and are sent to the Burke Museum for storage and later study. Now, a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation is helping the Burke greatly expand its storage capacity for such items.
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