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April 8, 2013

News Digest: Police department open house, Magnuson scholars named, ethics of health care ‘migration’

Police department open house April 17 || 2013 Magnuson Scholars named || Bioethicists to discuss ethics of health care ‘migration’

New book explores Harry Truman’s record on civil liberties

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A few questions for Richard Kirkendall, UW professor emeritus of history and editor of the new book, “Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman.”

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April 5, 2013

World renowned brain cancer researcher to join UW Medicine

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Neurosurgeon Eric Holland has been recruited to establish a preeminent brain cancer program at UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute.

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April 4, 2013

Explore global health through the arts during Global Health Week

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Dance, photography, cinema, theater and music will convey how the arts can make a difference in public health.

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Arts Roundup: Music, art, fiction — and the Burke Museum’s ‘Coast Salish Weekend’

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There’s much to see and hear on campus as spring quarter begins — music. art, lectures and fiction — even though the true campus stars are the cherry blossoms.

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Listening to the Big Bang – in high fidelity (audio)

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A UW physicist has used new satellite data to update his decade-old recreation of the sound of the Big Bang at the birth of the universe.

Rocket powered by nuclear fusion could send humans to Mars

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Astronauts could be a step closer to a fast journey to Mars using a unique manipulation of nuclear fusion devised by UW scientists and those at a Redmond company.

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April 3, 2013

UW group part of national report, meeting on adaptation to climate change

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The UW’s Climate Impacts Group is part of a national report and first-ever national meeting on adapting to the effects of a changing climate.

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Brain cell signal network genes linked to schizophrenia risk in families

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The genetic variants disturb the functioning of the same brain signal receptors affected by hallucinogenic drugs.

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Safety emphasis cuts UW’s major construction injuries to less than 2 percent

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Construction can be a dangerous business, and there’s always plenty of it happening at the University of Washington, from remodeling a section of one building to refurbishing an entire building or erecting a new one. A decade ago, when the Capital Projects Office began keeping tabs on worker injuries, it was estimated that 12 of

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