The latest news from the UW
October 25, 2011
Students are benefiting from the management insights of faculty and community pharmacist. Among the visiting lecturers was George D. Bartell, from the oldest family-owned drug store chain in the nation.
Movember—the “mo” stands for moustache—is an international month-long event aimed at increasing awareness of the cancers that men face.
More patients with ovarian carcinoma carry cancer-predisposing mutations, and in more genes, than previously thought. Relying on family history as an indication for testing would have missed one-fifth of the cases. The study used a quick, accurate genome sequencing method that could become a single test to screen for a broad range of cancers.
October 22, 2011
The following statement about the death of Sen. Scott White is from University of Washington President Michael K. Young.
October 21, 2011
The final phase of the electronic travel reimbursement project, begun two years ago, is about to implemented, saving the university over a hundred thousand dollars a year as well as much manual labor. Effective Nov. 1, direct deposit of travel reimbursements will become the default payment method for individuals who have enrolled in payroll direct deposit.
It costs 8 percent more on average than it did two years ago for Washington residents to make ends meet, according to a new report from a UW research group.School of Social Work
October 19, 2011
Ignoring the potential beneficial roles of non-native species is no longer a valid option, says UWs Julian Olden. His public talk Oct. 25, “Invasive Species: Exonerating Crimes to Envision a New Global Future,” is the annual deans lecture from the College of the Environment.
UW maintenance mechanic Eric Martin seems to know his historical artifacts. It was Martin who figured out what his Maintenance and Alterations crew ran into while excavating outside Hansee Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Reel back the years with us to the fall of 1962 to watch footage from halftime at a Huskies football game where a trampoline and a particularly daring clown take center stage — that is, field. Anyone know who we were playing, and who the athletes and clowns were?Lost and Found Films
Henry Lai, Shwetak Patel, Valeri Vasioukhin, Mark Silvis and Football Coach Steve Sarkisian are named Most Influential people for 2011 by ‘Seattle Magazine; Judy Ramey honored by IEEE Professional Communication Society, and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn becomes an honorary member of the Husky Cycling Club.
Washington State Disability History Month will be celebrated on Oct. 27, and a new Disabilities Center is coming to the UW campus in 2012.
A Board of Regents meeting, some blood drives two notices of possible rule making — on student housing and waivers of tuition and fees — and the University’s sexual harassment policy.
The UW‘s annual benefits fairs will be held Nov. 1–3. The fairs provide an opportunity for UW employees to get information about their health care and insurance options directly from the benefits providers.
Staffer Melissa Maxwell volunteered for this agency because of her love of horses. “So you could say that I signed up in order to be with horses. What I hadnt expected was to fall in love with the kids, too.” Its one of many agencies you can support with your Combined Fund Drive donations.
November will be here soon and once again, more than 1,000 UW faculty, staff and students will take part in the annual Ride in the Rain Bicycle Commute Challenge.
Its still very much a construction site, but reservations are now being accepted for the new HUB, scheduled to open next fall. Reservations can be made for events beginning Oct. 1, 2012, or thereafter.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
First generation Japanese-American artist Kamekichi Tokita found some success in the Northwest before World War II intervened. A new UW Press book seeks to rescue his legacy.
Faculty, students, and guest artists will perform in a special series of concerts throughout 2011-12 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UWs Littlefield Organ Series. The series gets under way Friday, Oct. 28 with the popular annual Halloween organ concert.
Drama Professor Jeffrey Fracé and an ensemble of emerging artists at the UW created a play from the ground up and will present it Oct. 26 through Nov. 6 in Meany Studio Theatre.
Members of the UW Wind Ensemble will perform a concert of chamber music for wind instruments at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in Brechemin Auditorium.
A groundbreaking for the new Ethnic Cultural Center took place Oct. 12. The event was celebrated by student leaders, administrators from the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and others.
An exhibit in Allen Librarys north lobby explores changes in scholarly publishing over the years and gives viewers a chance at a gift certificate if they can guess the price of selected journals.
The associate UW vice provost for faculty advancement and Russell F. Stark University Professor was given the distinction by the editors of ‘Hispanic Business Magazine.
The campus community is invited to an open house at the new Poplar Hall and Cedar Apartments from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.
The University of Washington Bothell will host a conference focusing on issues that professional women face. The event, featuring women serving in key leadership positions in business, the medical and legal professions and the arts, will take place Friday, Oct. 28.
A new image of a gas-and-dust disk around a sun-like star is the first that scientists, including a UW astronomer, have seen that displays structures that could hint at the presence of still-unseen planets around the star.
The first scientists to witness exploding rock and molten lava from a deep sea volcano, seen during a 2009 expedition, also collected boninite, a rare lava that accompanies the formation of Earths subduction zones. Current subduction zones are continually evolving but most formed 5 million to 200 million years ago.
October 18, 2011
Scientific advances are assisting prospective parents unable to to have children on their own. Also emerging are methods to try to protect a young person’s ability to make a baby in the future.
Urology Department Chairman Hunter Wessells, Dr. Bill Ellis, Clinic Manager Nancy Eberhardt and Dr. Tom Walsh are leading a quality improvement project to improve patient and staff satisfaction.
October 17, 2011
Eaton is vice provost for research-external relations om the UW Office of Research and professor of environmental and occupational health in the School of Public Health. Election in the IOM is one of the highest honors given to medical and health leaders.
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
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