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October 13, 2011
Researchers have found hints that differing molecular processes in one area of the brain might play a significant role in the differences of jet lag severity between long-distance west-to-east travel and east-to-west travel.
Aeronautical engineers are devising ways to boost the efficiency of open-air refrigerated cases, which are increasingly common in supermarkets. Results could lower the energy use of existing cases by up to 15 percent — potentially saving $100 million in electricity costs each year.
October 12, 2011
UW Photographer Mary Levin was given a rare chance Wednesday, Oct. 12, to tour the underground site of Sound Transits dig for the 3.15-mile University Link light rail line. Here’s what she saw.
Mary Armstrong, Tim Vinopal and Mehran Mesbahi will speak in a series titled “Re-engineering Aerospace: Flying Cleaner, Greener, Smarter,” which begins Oct. 26.
A new University of Washington study found college students – only weeks away from final exams and in the library – tend to pare use of electronics. Its their way to manage technology that permeates their lives.
The garden at Monica’s Village Place–built by UW students–runs the width of a block at 23rd Avenue South and South Main Street. Its the centerpiece of a new low-income housing complex built by Catholic Community Services.
A teachers request prompts a regular purple rain of Husky merchandise, from brochures, buttons and stickers to what the students are using as “scholar berets.” Its all to get younger students thinking of college.
The UW Law School will hold a forum on the future of the Miranda warning on Oct. 19. You know the one: ‘You have the right to remain silent…”
Its 1957 and the dapper, well-spoken fellow at the microphone is Glenn Hughes, founding director of the UW School of Drama. Hes at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, but can anyone say why?Lost and Found Films
Music Professor Joel Durand will speak on “Bringing a High-end Audiophile Product to Market: the Talea” at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of the Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Lecture Series.
Faculty and staff can now take advantage of new software licensing agreements that provide even more products for use on UW-owned computers at no additional cost.
The election process is now under way for the UWs Health and Safety Committees. Anyone who would like to serve on a committee should contact his or her local election coordinator.
Sheila Edwards Lange and Myra Tanita are honored as “Women of Influence” by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The latest accomplishments by your campus colleagues.
English language courses are available, the UW-University of Bergen exchange program seeks applicants and grants are available for research in alcohol and drug abuse.
Faculty pianist Craig Sheppard performs works by Franz Liszt in observance of the 200th anniversary of the composers birth on Friday, Oct. 21.
Construction crews will close the State Route 520 bridge and highway Saturday night through Monday morning to set 24 massive concrete girders as part of a new overpass in Medina. Husky fans will still be able to get to and from the game before the road closes for construction.
Shoes are a necessity, not an afterthought. Thats why Mindy Kornberg, UW vice president for human resources, has organized a drive to gather new and gently used shoes from the campus community to give to the homeless and others in need.
Pianist Till Fellner performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. The program includes Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI:50 by Haydn; Half of One, Six Dozen of the Other, by Armstrong; Kinderszenen,Op. 15, by Schumann; and Années de Pelerinage: Deuxieme Année: Italie, S161, by Liszt.
Emery, a professor of mechanical engineering, remembers the UW he joined, in the pre-computer days of slide rules, mimeograph machines, chalky blackboards and typing pools.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Among the newly inducted Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing are UW faculty members Betty Bekemeier, Cindy Dougherty and Brenda Zierler, and UW Nursing alum Lori Loan,
Naturalists, kayakers and other volunteers – including University of Washington students, faculty and staff – are needed to look for as many birds, plants, insects, mammals and fungi as possible during the 24-hour Bioblitz 2011 at the Washington Park Arboretum.
Harry the Husky mascot and the Husky Marching Band welcomed visitors Oct. 1 to the new UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic. The clinic is north of the main UW campus and open six days a week, with extended hours Mondays and Thursdays.
October 11, 2011
This is Global Business Week at the UWs Foster School of Business, a week of informational events for undergraduates and MBAs as well as faculty and staff. And then on Oct. 22, the school will hold its Social Ideas to Global Ventures Workshop, a daylong event focused on increasing student awareness of social enterprise in developing countries.
Spending long hours staring at a computer screen? If you’re not blinking enough, beware of the burning, gritty sensation of dry eye.
Volunteers gave oral health screenings and follow-up advice as part of a Seattle event offering counseling, health care, clothing and gear to local homeless veterans.
Lori Zoellner, director of UWs Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress, has a new study aimed to make PTSD treatment more efficient.
October 10, 2011
Paul Roberts, a renowned concert pianist and specialist in French Impressionism, presents “Impressionist Landscapes,” a lecture-recital on the piano music of Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in Brechemin Auditorium.
Researchers from Washington state and California found that over a ten-year period, from 1997 to 2007, patients are starting dialysis approximately five months earlier on average.
New research indicates that simple life in the form of photosynthetic algae could have survived a “snowball Earth” event, living in a narrow body of water with characteristics similar to todays Red Sea.
Learn about some of the inaugural projects by students, faculty and staff using money from the student-funded Campus Sustainability Fund as part of the second annual Sustainability Summit on campus Oct. 26.
October 7, 2011
A new study by a UW psychologist presents the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy
October 6, 2011
Students of the University of Washington have teamed up on a startup that promises to turn slash piles of forest refuse into biochar, a commodity for sale to landscapers, farmers and gardeners.
October 5, 2011
The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world and the fifth-ranked American public university, according to The Times Higher Education Rankings
A single dollar donated to UNICEF though the UW Combined Fund Drive buys four measles vaccinations, and could save four lives — think what a larger donation could do. The 2011 Combined Fund Drive runs from Oct. 12 to Dec. 2.
Set your Wayback machines for 1965 again this week as we present this silent, black and white, 96-second film appropriately titled Womens Classes, circa 1965. Anyone know whats going on here?Lost and Found Films
The UW School of Art presents an exhibit featuring work by its first director, Water Isaacs, and two of the faculty who joined him at the new school — Ray Hill and Boyer Gonzales.
Each year the UW Chamber Dance Company revives classic dances, but they dont often perform to live music. This year, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, theyll do just that. Cantos Gordos, by Bebe Miller, will have accompaniment from an ensemble of accomplished musicians, playing music by jazz great Don Byron.
President Michael Youngs first annual address to the University of Washington community will take place from 3:30 to 4: 30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in 130 Kane.
The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Education and will fund GEAR UP programs serving low-income middle and high school students in the Skagit and Yakima Valley regions of Washington state as well as two new districts in the Columbia Basin.« Previous Page Next Page »