June 4, 2013
Two wheels, four days: UW hosts international symposium on bicycling
The UW will become the global capital of bicycling when scores of scholars, policymakers, analysts and activists come to campus for the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, June 19-22.Alon Bassok, bicycles, bikes, College of Built Environments, Department of Urban Design and Planning, Don Miller, Peter House
Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home
University of Washington researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras.College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Qifan Pu, Shwetak Patel, Shyam Gollakota, Sidhant Gupta
June 3, 2013
UW honored for quality, efficiency and service by national organization
The University of Washington was one of two universities that received national recognition for “best practices that have broad impact within the higher education community.”
Diversity graduation requirement for UW undergraduates approved
A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates has come to fruition.
Rethinking research: What’s ethics got to do with it?
June 2, 2013
New book tells stirring story of UW crew winning Olympic gold
In 1936, when Jesse Owens made headlines by winning Olympic gold in front of Adolf Hitler, nine University of Washington rowers improbably did the same in competition that had been dominated by Germany. An upcoming book vividly tells the tale.
May 30, 2013
Transportation fuels from woody biomass promising way to reduce emissions
Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels.College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Arts roundup: Exhibits, one-act plays, music aplenty — and undergraduates stage Hitchcock
Late spring is perhaps the busiest time for arts at the UW. This week, ongoing productions and exhibits, plus a production of “The 39 Steps” and lots of music — including the powerful, 100-voice UW Gospel Choir.
News Digest: Seattle Science Festival June 6-16, Honor: Alison Wylie, Charles Wolfe e-book
UW part of second Seattle Science Festival || Alison Wylie honored by Society for Women in Philosophy || Sustainability studied in Charles Wolfe’s ‘Urbanism Without Effort’
Big feet preference in rural Indonesia defies one-size-fits-all theory of attractiveness
In most cultures, a woman’s small feet are seen as a sign of youth and fertility, but that’s not true of all cultures, including the Karo Batak on the island of Sumatra.Department of Anthropology
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