The latest news from the UW
August 17, 2011
Arctic ice retreat, testing a new drug, a Native American tribes acceptance of gay marriage and a UW study on life expectancy in the rural south were all subjects of comments by UW professors.
A regents meeting, some blood drives and a legal notice about improvements to IMA Field #1
A UW Medical Center surgical team performed the third laparoscopic, robot-assisted liver surgery Aug. 11. The patient, a woman with cancer, is recovering well.
“Sierra Magazine” has named the UW the top university in the country for its initiatives to operate sustainably and limit contributions to global warming. Schools were ranked on efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, financial investments and more, and the award includes all three UW campuses.
“It’s more than a ribbon…It’s a movement” is the tagline for an IBD awareness campaign led by UW staff member Lois Fink and friend Barb Wozdin.
August 16, 2011
Seattle, one of the world leaders in hepatitis C research and treatment, will be hosting a landmark conference on hepatitis C Sept. 8-12 involving 800 people, including the discoverer of the virus affecting more people than HIV.
Fewer seniors but more children are poor since the War on Poverty began more than 40 years ago. Also, despite persistent efforts in both the public and private sectors, poverty rates in the U.S. have remained stubbornly the same since the mid-1960s.
August 15, 2011
Caffeine guards against certain skin cancers at the molecular level, according to a study appearing online August 15, 2011, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder face a 19 percent chance of having additional children diagnosed with the disorder, according to a new study co-authored by the UW Autism Center.
August 12, 2011
The School of Music will offer two musical evenings of different types and in different locations, both on Thursday Aug. 18. The UW Summer Concert Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. outside Meany Hall, and the University Summer Chorale will perform an innovative new piece at 7:30 p.m. at University Lutheran Church.
August 10, 2011
A collaboration between the UW and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is just about to finish its first-year pilot of programs that expand teaching and instruction in Russian.
Misdiagnosis remains a major obstacle for control of the TB epidemic. Findings from UW and related studies prompt a World Health Organization policy asking health officials not to use these tests.
Anita Ramasastry is named secretary of the Uniform Law Commission,Jessica Lundquist named an emerging leader by “Diversity MBA Magazine” and Zipcar honors the UW. The latest accomplishments by your campus colleagues.
An estimated 30 percent of toddlers and preschoolers already have tooth decay. Dentistry and pediatrics leaders gathered in Seattle to collaborate on improving kids’ oral health.
A small city is growing on the floor of a classroom in the School of Art Building, created by middle school students in a Summer Youth Programs class on community architecture.
A new study co-authored by a UW sociologist shows that unions have as much a role as education level in equalizing earnings between low- and high-paid workers, and that balancing force influences pay for nonunion workers.
Grants are sought for alcohol or drug abuse-related fields, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center conducts a smoking cessation study.
They come to campus each summer by the hundreds — students, teachers, athletes, cheerleaders, musicians, techies, accountants, businessmen, bankers, bicyclists and more. From days — sometimes hours — after spring quarter ends to just before the new school year starts, the UW plays host to all manner of summer groups, camps and conferences.
State education agencies could do more to help their local school districts improve under-performing schools, according to a new study at the UWs Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
About 200 members of the UW community got to chat with and sample fare from several local, diverse catering companies at the fourth annual Business Connections Catering Event on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
August 9, 2011
A UW biologist is among scientists who for the first time have been able to study interactions between individual sperm and eggs of red abalone in conditions similar to its ocean surroundings, work that could have implications for improving fertilization in humans.
Still images of famous people and the titles “The American Dream” and “The Living End?!” make for an odd little film. Can you help Hannah Palin, UW film archives specialist, figure out who made this and why?Lost and Found Films
August 8, 2011
James W. Harrington, Jr., a UW professor and recent chairman of the Faculty Senate, will become vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW Tacoma Sept. 1.
On July 1, the 30-year average temperatures used to determine “normal” changed, dropping the decade of the 1970s and adding the decade of 2001 through 2010. As a result, normal temperatures are now a bit warmer.
August 5, 2011
Looking for some good live music near the UW? The Up Your Ave Music Festival will offer folk, jazz, soul, reggae, bluegrass, rock, ska, comedy — and even accordion music — Aug. 5-13 at a number of locations throughout the University District.
Mercy Laurino, a graduate student in the Institute for Public Health Genetics, has had an illustrious career at a young age. She was part of a team -— including collaborators from Seattle Children’s — that helped launch the Pediatric Neurogenetics Clinic at the UW Center on Human Development and Disability in November 2005.
August 4, 2011
The magazine’s August issue lists its selection of the Puget Sound region’s leading physicians. The selection is based on a 10-point rating from the national firm Avvo.
If you try to eat healthier these days, and follow federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans, its likely that youre eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. It also means that your grocery bill is increasing, according to University of Washington researchers from the Center for Public Health Nutrition.
August 3, 2011
Whats in a name? Lots, if you like plants. David Gilbin of the Burke Museum and UW alumnus Donovan Tracy have created a guide to help hikers at our famous mountain learn about the flowers they encounter. (See slide show.)
Two baby Glaucous winged sea gulls took up residence in the fountain this week as they grew feathers and prepared to take wing.
Scenes from the UW Penthouse Theatre as it was in 1956. Hannah Palin, film archives specialist with UW Libraries Special Collections,is looking for any information available. Can you help?Lost and Found Films
UW graduate students Bridget Emmett, Heather Gibbs and Clara Hard have won three of the four Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowships this year, and will be putting their marine science and policy skills to work for the state of Washington.
She might have been a star as a jazz singer, but at Seattles Tulas she still is. And each workday Bethany Staelens stars at Educational Outreach.
UW Bothell graduate Bernadette Pajer has published a mystery novel that takes place more than a century ago on the UW campus. The story is fictional, but the details of the setting, the time period and the technology are real.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photol. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Faculty and Staff with U-PASSes who have not yet tapped their U-PASS on an ORCA reader on a bus or at a transit station must do so before Aug. 23 to finalize activation of the pass and avoid an interruption in service.
Janice DeCosmo to chair division of research program directors for the Council on Undergraduate Research, and Gunther Uhlmann is awarded is honored by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The latest accomplishments by your campus colleagues.
Two journals housed at the Evans School of Public Affairs and edited by faculty members have been named the top two journals in their field. And, the inaugural issue of the Evans School Review, edited by graduate students, appeared in July.
Five UW professors are among 213 scientists named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The honor is bestowed upon distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the worlds largest scientific society.« Previous Page Next Page »