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May 9, 2013

UW ranked sixth in US and eighth in world for academic performance

News and Information

A new ranking has determined that the University of Washington is the sixth best university in the United States and eighth in the world.

May 8, 2013

Do peppers reduce risk of Parkinson’s?

Environmental & Occupational Health

New study suggests dietary nicotine may protect against this disorder, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.

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Pioneer bacteria lay down trails that draw new recruits

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

New research shows bacteria may draw other bacteria to an infection site by laying down trails of a “molecular glue” that attract free-swimming individual bacteria.

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Affordability drives Washington housing recovery in first quarter of 2013

News and Information

The UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows Washington state’s housing market improved in the first quarter of 2013 for the third consecutive quarter.

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News digest: Recyclemania results, professor speaks on career journey, Honor: Rodney Ho

UW outcompetes PAC-12 schools in Recyclemania || MIT engineering professor to speak on research, career journey || Pharmaceutical science association recognizes Rodney Ho

Herbert Blau remembered as teacher, history-making theater pioneer

News and Information

Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.

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New ‘academic redshirt’ program to support undergraduate STEM education

News and Information

The University of Washington in collaboration with Washington State University is developing an “academic redshirt” program that will bring dozens of low-income, Washington state high school graduates to the two universities to study engineering in a five-year bachelor’s program.

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May 7, 2013

Spokane physician participates as patient in breast cancer vaccine trial

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

Dr. Alisa Hideg, who teaches UW medical students, is grateful for the chance to move science forward toward a future with more options for other patients.

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Guggenheim names Braester, Daniel as fellows

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation names 173 fellows for 2013.

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May 6, 2013

UW research vessel Clifford A. Barnes marks its 1,000th cruise

News and Information

This week marks the 1000th cruise for the UW’s Clifford A. Barnes research vessel, a converted tugboat that has spent decades exploring Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest waters and is now reaching the end of its UW career.

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