UW Today

May 21, 2013

The tea party and the politics of paranoia

News and Information

New research argues that the tea party owes more to paranoid politics of the John Birch Society and others than traditional American conservatism. “True conservatives aren’t paranoid,” says political scientist Chris Parker. “Tea party conservatives are.”

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May 20, 2013

New K-12 science standards add focus on practices, engineering and early learning

News and Information

The recently updated K-12 science education learning goals outline a vision for what all U.S. citizens should know about science. Phillip Bell, director of UW’s Institute for Science and Math Education, talks about what’s new about the goals.

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Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

News and Information

A study published this week in Nature Geoscience shows that woody plant matter is almost completely digested by bacteria living in the Amazon River, and that this tough stuff plays a major part in fueling the river’s breath.

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May 17, 2013

Youth bullying because of perceived sexual orientation widespread and damaging

School of Public Health

Harmful effects of bullying are profound for youth struggling with identity and self-worth, and can lead to depression and thoughts of suicide.

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May 16, 2013

Arts Roundup: Dance, poetry, art, music — and slapstick ballet

News and Information

Dance and drama talents lead a busy week in UW arts with the annual MFA Dance Concert, the 50th annual Theodore Roethke Poetry Reading and more.

May 15, 2013

Seattle’s ‘Mr. Sundial’ takes his passion to next level

News and Information

UW astronomer Woody Sullivan, who has made Seattle the unlikely sundial capital of North America, has re-created a Renaissance ceiling sundial in his home office.

Documents that Changed the World: ‘What is the Third Estate?’ 1789

News and Information

Joe Janes of the UW Information School reached back two centuries to pre-revolutionary France for the latest installment of his podcast series, “Documents that Changed the World.”

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Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula

News and Information

New UW research shows that, in recent decades, fall is the only time of extensive warming over the entire Antarctic Peninsula, and it is mostly from atmospheric circulation patterns originating in the tropics.

May 14, 2013

Symposium features undergraduate research

News and Information

More than 1,000 undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Mary Gates Hall. Some presentations will also occur in Johnson Hall and Meany Studio Theater. In conjunction with the symposium, another 50 undergraduates from UW and

DNA analysis unearths origins of Minoans, the first major European civilization

UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

The maternal genetic information passed down through many generations of mitochondria is still present in modern-day residents of the Lassithi plateau of Crete.

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