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May 2, 2013

Mountain going solo in May; time for fountain tune up

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The mountain is going to have to go it alone when the fountain is shut down this month for routine maintenance.

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Arts Roundup: Art, the music of Charles Ives — and privacy goes public with Facebook-fueled ‘Sanctum’

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“Sanctum” by James Coupe and Juan Pampin opens at the Henry Art Gallery and the School of Music celebrates the life and music of Charles Ives.

May 1, 2013

2013 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

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The UW has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients, recognizing achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.

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National Academy of Sciences selects Mary Lidstrom, David Kaplan

Mary Lidstrom and David Kaplan are among the 84 new members announced by National Academy of Sciences.

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Notice of Expedited Rule Making: Housekeeping amendments

Notice of Expedited Rule Making (Per RCW 34.05.353) Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Housekeeping amendments to WAC 478-120-020, 478-120-140, and 478-124-020. Statutory Authority for Adoption and Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.20.130. Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In both WAC 478-120-020 and 478-124-020 one subsection

April 30, 2013

The challenge of finding what challenges students

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A yearlong project to learn how UW students were being challenged academically in their majors attracted volunteers from 33 degree-granting departments and programs.

Tactics of new Middle East virus suggest treating by altering lung cells’ response to infection

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The Erasmus virus resets 207 genes in lung cells to hamper the cells’ ability to launch an antiviral reaction. Available drugs might correct this sabotage.

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April 29, 2013

Blast concussions could cause pituitary deficiencies in war vets

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Low pituitary hormone levels can mimic symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome, but are easily treated.

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Dinosaur predecessors gain ground in wake of world’s biggest biodiversity crisis — with photo gallery

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Newly discovered fossils reveal a lineage of animals thought to have led to dinosaurs taking hold in Tanzania and Zambia, many millions of years before dinosaur relatives were seen in the fossil record elsewhere on Earth.

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Arts and sciences academy selects Eggers, Moon

UW faculty members Susan Eggers and Randall Moon have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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