The latest news from the UW
June 19, 2011
New research lends support to recent studies that suggest abrupt climate change is the result of alterations in ocean circulation uniquely associated with ice ages, not from atmospheric carbon dioxide.
June 17, 2011
The 16th Annual Harborview Staff Fine Art Exhibition runs now through July 1, in the Cafeteria Atrium, Level B, in the West Hospital of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The artworks include paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures.
An international physics collaboration that includes the University of Washington has observed a previously unseen type of neutrino “oscillation,” or transformation, that could help explain the lack of antimatter in the universe.
Redirected aggression, such as yelling at your spouse after your boss yells at you, is the focus of a new book David Barash co-wrote with his wife Judith Lipton, a psychiatrist.
The story of a UW alumna, her lifelong love of Japan and the powerful World War II-era propaganda leaflets she created for the U.S. Office of War Information will be a segment of the PBS television series “History Detectives” to air Friday, June 24.
June 16, 2011
Keiko Torii, professor of biology, is among 15 of the “nations most innovative plant scientists” selected to share $75 million for fundamental plant science research.
June 15, 2011
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s most current county-level analysis of life expectancy in America finds large disparities nationwide. Women fare worse than men, and people in Appalachia, the Deep South, and Northern Texas live the shortest lives.
June 13, 2011
The State Route 520 floating bridge and highway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue. Night work is planned, and neighbors near the work zone are likely to hear construction noise.
The law firm Perkins Coie has presented its $20,000 “Award for Discovery” to Deok-Ho Kim, UW assistant professor of bioengineering and a regenerative medicine researcher. Kim works on pre-conditioning stem cells to try to create longer-surviving patches for heart muscle repair.
The University of Washington community gathered on Saturday, June 11, in Husky Stadium to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2011. With banners flying and playfully decorated caps on their heads, the degree candidates took the field to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends. 239206|default.xml|Downscale Only|Cross Fade|Beam|Off| Contact…
June 10, 2011
Linda Ando, an academic counselor with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, brought a message of hope and compassion to disaster victims in Japan in the form of prayer flags made by elementary school students and community members.
During the weeks of June 13 and June 20, Seattle City Light will be performing utility work on utility poles along the UW section of the Burke Gilman Trail near Montlake Boulevard. Trail users should expect delays and detours throughout the two-week period.
June 9, 2011
The chief executive officers of UW Medicine and Valley Medical Center have announced the formation of a strategic alliance in which Valley Medical Center, Public Hospital District #1 of King County, will join UW Medicine effective July 1, 2011.
The snowpack decline of the last 50 years in the Rocky Mountains is highly unusual in context of the past 800 years, according to findings published June 10 in “Science.”
A century after the discovery of superfluids, scientists using a powerful supercomputer have devised a theoretical framework that explains the real-time behavior of superfluids.
June 7, 2011
When the School of Dentistrys Class of 2011 graduated at Meany Hall on June 4, it left behind something far more tangible than memories. This spring, the students doled out thousands of dollars they had raised to recipients such as Neighborcare Healths 45th Street Clinic for homeless teens and the dental schools disabilities clinic.
An Amorphophallus titanum, also known as a corpse flower in its native Sumatra and elsewhere because of its foul odor, has bloomed at the University of Washington botany greenhouse. Visit weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while the bloom lasts.
June 6, 2011
The UW is one of six U.S. universities to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State to increase the number of American students studying in Indonesia, the fourth most populated country in the world.
Commuter Services will be distributing new Husky Cards to department payroll coordinators to provide to their employees on Friday, June 10. The card can be activated online between June 10 and June 24.
June 3, 2011
The University of Washington and KEXP Radio have entered into a new management agreement for KEXP to continue operating the Universitys broadcast service at 90.3 FM for the next 30 years.
June 2, 2011
Students overall performed better – and educationally disadvantaged students generally made even greater strides than everyone else – in an introductory biology course at the University of Washington where recent budget woes doubled class sizes for the course, cut lab times and reduced the number of graduate teaching assistants.
June 1, 2011
Students earning their master’s degrees in art show their work at the Henry Art Gallery through June 19: Sculpture, painting, photography and more.
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The School of Music is donating its Brechemin Auditorium and the talents of some members of its community to a benefit concert for victims of Japans earthquake and tsunami. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11.
Drama students read a play, talk to the playwright and then pair up to design a set for the show. At the quarters end, the playwright comments on models of the sets students have created. Its motivating, collaborative, and fun.
Sidles shares the prize with Daniel Rugar and H. Jonathan Mamim, both of the IBM Almaden Research Center, for pioneering magnetic resonance force microscopy. This technology relies on detecting very small magnetic forces to create three-dimensional nanoscale pictures of biological structures.
Patricia Spakes gets her own day in Tacoma; a new award named for Brewster C. Denny, The campus community autographs part of the new HUB, the Burke Museum comes to Mary Gates Hall, the UW is ranked fifth in the world in mathematics research and Paul Hill addresses the Bellevue School District.
The young sugar pine, which patient Andrew Russell grew from a fallen cone seed, was planted near the UW Medical Center Surgery Pavilion. Russell hopes its presence will complement the Cardiac Diagnostic Center’s healing spirit.
A Board of Regents meeting, a grant development workshop and several blood drives.
A public hearing scheduled for Friday, June 3, at the UW School of Law will consider state telecommunications policies, particularly broadband service. It will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in 119 William H. Gates Hall.
Commencement is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, for UW Seattle; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, for UW Bothell; and 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, for UW Tacoma.
Members of the Class of 2011 will be offered a free one-year upgrade of their Washington license plate to a Husky plate – a nearly $50 value, courtesy of the alumni association.
Goodfellow, who graduated from the UW in 1987, has established the first endowed chair in the Department of Architectures 97-year history.
Dr. Warren Ladiges, professor of comparative medicine, has become the chief editor of a new scientific journal, “Pathobiology of Aging & Age-related Diseases.” The journal will publish research on aging in mammalian models.
May 31, 2011
UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center have gone smoke- and tobacco-free as of Tuesday, May 31 — World No Tobacco Day. All designated smoking areas will be phased out. Nicotine replacement therapy and counseling will be available to patients, along with referrals to tobacco cessation programs when they are discharged.
A new system called EnerJ helps computer programmers go green, allowing them to cut a program’s energy consumption by as much as 50 percent.
May 27, 2011
A UW multimedia exhibit recounts oral histories of individuals of all ages whose life experiences cross conventional boundaries of class, culture, country and race.
May 26, 2011
Luis Fraga, associate vice provost for faculty advancement and Russell F. Stark University Professor at the University of Washington, has been appointed to the Presidents Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
May 25, 2011
It was a bit of planned spontaneity, a public meditation on disability, access and how we see ourselves, and it all started when Jurg Koch, assistant professor of dance, looked up and called out, “Oh no, my blue balloon!”
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