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September 14, 2011
Grants are sought for alcohol or drug abuse-related fields, the Board of Regents regular meeting is canceled in favor of a special meeting, and two blood drives are slated.
When Marilyn Ostergren began her straw-bale house on Bainbridge Island nine years ago, the only structure she had built previously was a chicken coop. Her house is small, to be sure, but it’s all hers. (See a video and slide show — photos by Mary Levin.)
The University of Washingtons 150th anniversary celebration has officially begun — and its a party thats going to last all year long.
Professors in public health and urban design teamed up to edit a book, suggesting that a more thoughtful, interdisciplinary and ecologically friendly approach to planning human habitats can promote health, sustainability and greater equity for people of all abilities.
¡Carnaval!, Carnival, Mardi Gras: What is the origin of these words and the rowdy festivals associated with them? Find out at a new multimedia exhibit at the Burke Museum opening Sept. 25.
UWTV is premiereing a new, 10-part series called Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium that celebrates the history and enduring legacy of Husky Stadium. It all starts on Friday, Sept. 16.
A new interactive tool for viewing Washington state education achievement at UW Bothell’s Center for Education Data Researchs website has boosted traffic on the site, with more hits coming daily. And now, school-specific data is available through the tool.
Registration will be open Sept. 19 for a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour M. Hersh at UW Tacoma. Hersh, who is best known for exposing the cover-up of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam in 1969, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Philip Hall.
The Arboretum will hold a fall plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
Campus staffers who are responsible for purchasing products should mark Sept. 20 on their calendars — thats when Procurement Services will host its Supplier Showcase, slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main floor of Gould Hall.
Are you a faculty or staff member who plans events for your department or unit? Then youre invited to a Resource Fair Sept. 26 at UW Club.
Housing & Food Services all-you-can-eat deal for its restaurant group The 8 at McMahon will end on Friday, Sept. 16.
The phrase “no guts, no glory” doesnt just apply to athletes who are striving to excel. Salmon and other fish predators take the adage literally.
Revalesio, a pioneering biotechnology company based in Tacoma, recently signed an 18-month contract with the Katze lab at the University of Washington to bring hope to sufferers of influenza, HIV and hepatitis C.
Concrete, Cracks, and Colors will be shown at the Naked City Brewery & Taphouse through Oct. 14.
Far too many adults become seriously ill, disabled, or die each year from diseases that vaccines could have prevented. Learn what immunizations you and your doctor might consider to protect your health.
Alzheimer’s patients have reduced insulin levels in their brains. An insulin nasal spray improved cognitive function in these patients in a pilot study. Intranasal delivery reaches the brain faster than other methods.
September 13, 2011
Preliminary data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that the poverty rate for the U.S. increased from 14.3 percent to 15.1 percent from 2009 to 2010. However, the rate in Washington State remained essentially unchanged at 11.5 percent, or 774,000 residents.
Greer Gates, 14, isnt your average teenager. She is the youngest UW Medicine donor, for starters. And she calls herself a “CEO” when she describes her jewelry-making business that funds ovarian cancer research at the University of Washington.
The UW was tied for 10th among public universities in the latest US News and World Report ranking of undergraduate programs.
September 12, 2011
After analyzing more than 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study finds that social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring.
The Seattle Times has just launched a year-long public education campaign aimed at reinforcing public understanding of the positive contributions that the states six four-year public universities bring to Washingtons citizens by enhancing job creation and the quality of life.
An international consortium has identified 28 blood-pressure influencing regions on the human genome. UW scientists played key roles in analyzing the massive amounts of data collected for the study.
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory was held Sept. 9 at UW Bothell.
September 9, 2011
It was a working day like any other when one plane, and then a second, struck and destroyed the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan, changing history forever. What are your memories of that day?
September 6, 2011
Those at risk of acute myeloid leukemia because of family history may soon obtain tests to detect the genetic error before symptoms emerge. Clinical trials are under way to learn the best way to monitor and treat people with the GATA2 mutation.
September 2, 2011
Transportation Services is celebrating the pedestrian with a Walking Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 on Red Square.
September 1, 2011
The University of Washington will celebrate its 150th anniversary throughout the 2011-12 school year.
August 31, 2011
A UW anthropology graduate student is studying the economics of food production, food waste and how social networks of Dumpster divers can help provide food for those in need.
On the eve of the certification of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner by the Federal Aviation Administration, Washington Senator Maria Cantwell held a press conference on the UW campus highlighting the work of a federally funded research center that helped realize that goal.
UW Recycling and Solid Waste started a Styrofoam recycling program a year ago that is now being expanded campuswide.
Cynthia del Rosario, director for graduate minority recruitment and retention at the UW Information School, has been named the recipient of the 2011 University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award.
UW staffer Vince Stricherz was in Washington, D.C. when the earthquake struck Aug. 23. He compares earthquakes in that area to those on the West Coast.
Hungry for some bugs? Do you fancy a four-course meal featuring grasshopper kabobs, a cricket-and-pasta salad and bug juice? If so, head over to Café Racer on Sept. 7, where David Gordon, Washington Sea Grants science writer, will be hosting a Bug Banquet.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW has received a $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation that will provide stable funding for the program that offers courses and other programs for adults 50 and older.
Registration continues for the upcoming conference Ethical Considerations in Research Collaboration, which will be held Sept 22 and 23 in Meany Hall.
UW 360, UWTV’s magazine-style show that explores the uniqueness of UW life, returns from its summer hiatus at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, featuring a sit-down interview with the new University president, Michael Young.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
James Harmon entered state care at age 10 and spent the next five years in 22 different foster homes. Hes typical of the students in the UW Champions Program, which lends a helping hand to alumni of foster care.
In releasing a print version of his book, Storyteller Uprising, Hanson Hosein did what he often encourages his students in the Masters in Digital Media Program to do — stop waiting for institutional approval and just make it happen.« Previous Page Next Page »