The latest news from the UW
September 20, 2011
Rob Friedman, a professor with degrees in both the humanities and information science, is the new director of University of Washington Tacomas Institute of Technology.
Shwetak Patel, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering who explores how people and computers interact, has been named one of this years MacArthur Fellows.College of Engineering • MacArthur Foundation • Shwetak Patel
Materials scientists at the University of Washington have built a novel transistor that uses protons, creating a key piece for devices that can communicate directly with living things.
September 19, 2011
The structure of a retrovirus enzyme had stumped scientists for more than a decade. With the game Foldit, players quickly made an accurate model of the enzyme. The model opens doors to AIDS drug design.
September 16, 2011
In a recently released mapping study by the Washington Global Health Alliance and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Opportunity, UW emerges as a major leader of global health in Washington state.
A new book titled “Making Healthy Spaces: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being and Sustainability” suggests that viewing the built environment as a human habitat can promote health, sustainability and more equitable access for people of all abilities.
September 15, 2011
The UW Center for Commercialization is launching a lecture series this fall about merging academic research with entrepreneurship. Its called the 2011 Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows, and will run on selected Tuesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 29.
University of Washington President Michael K. Young announced today the appointment of Jack Johnson to a new chief of staff position in his office, effective Oct. 24.
September 14, 2011
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
The film “21 and Over” continues to film on the UW campus in September and its producers would like the campus community to know about a few upcoming filming dates and locations.
Staffers in Shop 54, part of Campus Alterations, turned a storeroom in the Plant Services Building into a Flooring Showroom so potential clients can come and browse through samples and even see some on the floor.
Sign up, log your walking online and you could win a $50 gift certificate (and get a little healthier along the way).
On Friday, September 9, UW President Michael Young cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the Washington Commons, the new public space for UW alumni in the UW Tower.
The UW receives Zipcars Wheels of Change award, while five professors report awards or other achievements. And the Combined Fund Drive is in the running for an award from the social fundraising platform StayClassy.
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.« Previous Page Next Page »