UW News

The latest news from the UW

December 2, 2011

Law students from Ethiopia learn as part of nation building

Some students go to law school to build a practice in corporate, criminal or other branch of the law. But five students who arrived from Ethiopia late this past summer are different — they want to build a nation.

December 1, 2011

Researchers pioneer molecular imaging agents to individualize cancer therapy

Scientists are developing PET scan agents that characterize each patient’s cancer. This helps clinicians weigh treatment options and measure effectiveness.

Gettin figgy: UW students go caroling for a cause

There will be three teams from the UW among carolers trying to out-fa-la-la each other the evening of Friday, Dec. 2 during the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. Its all for a good cause, as each team raises money for charity.

November 30, 2011

Etc.: Campus news & notes

Dee Boersma is nominated for a major conservation award, and students who sell hats to benefit Roma get a boost from Zipcar.

Official notices

Nominees are sought for Faculty Senate vice chair, some blood drives are scheduled and the December Regents meeting is cancelled.

New online guide aids recruitment, retention of minority graduate students

How does a department increase its pool of diverse applicants for graduate programs? The Graduate School has tried to demystify the process by compiling a guide of “best practices.”

Photography, painting, new media meet in exhibit curated by UW prof — with slideshow

Juxtaposed images create new meanings in the Henrys new exhibit, “Videowatercolors: Carel Balth among his Contemporaries,” curated by Art Associate Professor Marek Wieczorek.

Combined Fund Drive extended through Dec. 9

The extension will help the campaign approach its goal this year of $2 million in pledges from UW faculty and staff. As of Thanksgiving, the campaign had raised $1,824,483.

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.

A lot of night music: School of Music concerts offered

The School of Music rolls out its annual feast of music for the holiday season, with concerts almost every night — sometimes more than one.

Gifts, greens for sale at Arboretum

The Arboretum Foundation’s beloved holiday sale returns to the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

Across generations: New center unites researchers in womens, childrens, adolescents health

The UW’s new Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh) wants to help researchers overcome a daunting task – seeking solutions across generations. Global WACh officially launches Dec. 8 with a campus event featuring speaker Leslie Mancuso, CEO of the health advocacy group Jhpiego.


Big band jazz, original compositions featured in Dec. 7 concert

A concert Dec. 7 by the Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Modern Band will bring together traditional approaches to big band jazz with a new work composed by UW students.

Judy Ramey: From medieval studies to technical communication and beyond

Judy Ramey came to the UW in 1983 and has since seen a department, Technical Communication, form, offer degrees and evolve into Human Centered Design and Engineering. Yet, but for a few happy accidents, she might have had a very different career.

November 29, 2011

A prescription for managing seasonal depression

If dark, rainy days have got you down, here are some ways to lift winter depression

Jewish Studies Program launches series on human injustice

A four-part series of conversations will explore justice and Judaism in a global society.


Temple Grandin, animal behaviorist and autism leader, lectures Nov. 30

Grandin has been called revelatory and revolutionary in describing first-hand what it is like to have autism. She has applied her autistic awareness and research to enhance animal welfare.

$2M grant could make early earthquake warning a reality in the Northwest

A grant to the University of Washington from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation could pave the way for a system to provide a warning seconds to minutes in advance of a major offshore earthquake in the Northwest.


November 28, 2011

40 percent of youths attempting suicide make first attempt before high school

UW researchers found that suicidal behavior begins sooner than previously thought and is linked to higher scores of depression at the time of the attempts.

November 23, 2011

Featured video: Oyster standoff with ocean acidification

Biologist Jennifer Ruesink considers UW oyster research and work with the shellfish industry in face of todays environmental challenges, including ocean acidification.

November 22, 2011

Husky Cycling Club welcomes Tour de France competitor Tyler Farrar

He won a stage of the Tour de France this July 4, and now hes coming to Seattle. The Husky Cycling Club will welcome Washington states own Tyler Farrar on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Northcut Landing.

Award-winning organization inspires underrepresented students to explore sciences

In a few short years, the UW chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science has come a long way and won honors — all for helping to bring greater diversity to the study of science at the UW.

Wars lasting legacy is a culture of violence — see video

Daniel Hoffman, a UW associate professor of anthropology, describes his new book “The War Machines” about lasting violence from civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He says that the same could be true in other war-torn regions, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Big step forward for safety of bionic contact lenses

Bionic eye steps closer to reality.

Microsoft alumna works with UW Global Health to bridge faith and science in Ethiopia

When people fall ill in northern Ethiopia, theyre more inclined to call a priest than a doctor. Nancy Andrews has been convincing religious leaders to embrace medicine to prevent the spread of HIV and increase care for those infected.


November 21, 2011

Bennett to deliver University Faculty Lecture

Longtime Political Science Professor Lance Bennett will deliver the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 130 Kane. Its the highest recognition the faculty can bestow on someone in its ranks, and the roster has included artists, musicians, historians, scientists and engineers – some of them Nobel laureates.

UW seniors Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle named Rhodes Scholars

Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle, University of Washington seniors, are among 32 Rhodes Scholars just named for 2012.

Bennett to deliver University Faculty Lecture

Longtime Political Science Professor Lance Bennett will deliver the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 130 Kane. Its the highest recognition the faculty can bestow on someone in its ranks, and the roster has included artists, musicians, historians, scientists and engineers – some of them Nobel laureates.

Magnet program again recognizes UW Medical Center for nursing excellence

For the fifth consecutive time, UW Medical Center has been awarded Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 1994 it became the first Magnet hospital. Today it is the only hospital in the nation to have received five such recognitions.

November 18, 2011

Analyzing massive datasets is subject of major international conference

Seattle is host this week to the major international meeting about high-performance computing, giving UW scientists and computer specialists an opportunity to see over the horizon at developments that will influence how research is conducted for years to come.

What bacteria don't know can hurt them

Bacteria living in clusters warn each other to enter a self-protective mode when nutrients are low. This state shields them from antibiotics. Interfering with the starvation alert super-charged the infection-fighting power of antibiotics.

Former Regent Ark Chin dies

Former University of Washington regent Ark Chin died on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the age of 87. A World War II veteran, engineering executive and avid philanthropist, Chin was a regent from 1998-2004, serving as board president in 2001-2002.

November 17, 2011

UW engineers help team with nano discovery

Nano discovery could lead to lower-power memory in the future

November 16, 2011

MIT grad brings show about women, math to UW

Being a female mathematician is the key theme of an autobiographical one-woman show to be performed Dec. 1-3 at the Ethnic Cultural Theater.

Pushing the envelope on paper-based diagnostics

Paul Yager, chair of the Bioengineering Department at the University of Washington, leads several subcontractors in two major grants totaling up to $26 million pushing the envelope on paper-based diagnostics. Their hope is that in two to three years, people miles from a lab will be able to cough, spit or urinate on a piece of paper, upload the image on a cell phone and get lab-quality results for a range of illnesses.


Graduate School calls for increased minority recruitment, fellowships for grad students

Only about 10 percent of the UWs graduate students are underrepresented minorities, a Graduate School report finds. The report calls for establishing diversity as an “immediate priority” in recruitment and making graduate support a focus of the next capital campaign.

'The Tempest' comes to New York in 'Rough Magic'

The UW School of Drama presents “Rough Magic,” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Nov. 30-Dec. 11 in the Jones Playhouse. The play reminds us of action movies, sci-fi thrillers, and comic book heroes all at once—with a healthy dash of Shakespeare.

Voice students present opera, ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors

Music Professor Thomas Harper directs a production of Gian Carlo Menottis one-act opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Meany Studio Theater.

Organ combines with saxophone, flute in two concerts

The University of Washington School of Music continues its celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Littlefield Organ series with The Littlefield Organ Festival, a weekend of faculty recitals by organ faculty Carole Terry and Douglas Cleveland.

Chamber Singers, University Chorale to perform

The Chamber Singers and University Chorale present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Meany Theater.

« Previous Page Next Page »