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July 31, 2013

University presidents urge President Obama, Congress to address “innovation deficit”

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young today joined more than 160 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.”

July 30, 2013

Fifty years of ecological insights earn UW biologist international award


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Biologist Robert Paine has been awarded this year’s International Cosmos Prize that carries a cash award of about $408,000 and has previously gone to well-known conservationists such as David Attenborough and the leaders behind the Census of Marine Life project.

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Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic

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Widespread media reports of a lake at the North Pole don’t hold water — but scientists who deployed the monitoring buoys are watching closely as Arctic sea ice approaches its yearly minimum.

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July 29, 2013

Planetary ‘runaway greenhouse’ more easily triggered, research shows

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It might be easier than previously thought for a planet to overheat into the uninhabitable “runaway greenhouse” stage, according to new research.

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Natural affinities – unrecognized until now – may have set stage for life to ignite

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It might not have been just happenstance that caused components of RNA and the earliest “cell” membranes to be in the right place at the right time to spark life.

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UW welcomes Denzil Suite, vice president for student life

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The University of Washington on July 29 welcomed Denzil Suite as vice president for student life.

July 28, 2013

Breakthrough in detecting DNA mutations could help treat tuberculosis, cancer

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Researchers have developed a new method that can look at a specific segment of DNA and pinpoint a single mutation, which could help diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis.

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July 25, 2013

Dental school mourns alumnus Dr. Vincent G. Kokich

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The Northwest has the best summer in the nation. But why?

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University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes

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The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes.

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