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April 2, 2013

Book focuses on 1969 fight to save America’s premier fossil beds

News and Information

Book Q and A: To allow buildings on 34 million year-old fossils would be like using the Dead Sea Scrolls to wrap fish in, proclaimed the lawyer defending land that would eventually become Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

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South African gender, sexuality and race topic of Samuel E. Kelly lecture April 18

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Amanda Lock Swarr, a UW associate professor in gender, women and sexuality studies, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 18.

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April 1, 2013

News Digest: Built “ecologies” lecture April 4, cybersecurity competition winner, autism awareness lectures

Built “ecologies,” resource integration subject of lecture April 4 || UW wins sixth consecutive regional cybersecurity competition || Autism center lecture series in Seattle, Tacoma

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Infant tests for debilitating diseases set for mainstream

News and Information

UW-developed screening for debilitating, often-fatal genetic conditions has drawn interest from companies that could use it in tests distributed nationally and around the world.

UW Medicine launches multi-media health and wellness initiative April 1


UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

In partnership with Fisher Communications, UW Medicine Health will provide information on healthy living and on the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs

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March 29, 2013

Head-on collisions between DNA-code reading machineries accelerate gene evolution

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Bacteria speed up their evolution by positioning specific genes along the route of expected traffic jams in DNA encoding. Collisions can result in mutations.

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March 28, 2013

UW Medicine establishes Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

This week UW Medical Center’s pulmonary fibrosis support group celebrated its 25th anniversary and the establishment of the new center.

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Arts Roundup: Art, recitals, trivia — and big band jazz

News and Information

This week, student art and music, a School of Social Work art exhibit a lecture on art and more. It’s between quarters but there’s still plenty to see on campus.

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Volunteers use historic U.S. ship logbooks to uncover Arctic climate data

News and Information

A volunteer project enlists citizen scientists to transcribe climate observations buried in historic logbooks of U.S. ships that spent time in the Arctic.

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March 27, 2013

Federal ‘detainer requests’ for suspected immigration violators cause longer jail stays, increase cost, UW research shows

News and Information

Jail stays and costs increase when federal immigration authorities request that inmates be held under what are called “detainer requests,” according to UW research.

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