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May 22, 2013

News Digest: Seaglider technology licensed, lecture revisits the Boldt decision, U. of Minnesota president to speak

UW Seaglider technology is licensed commercially; Richard Whitney, emeritus professor of fisheries, will deliver a talk about the Boldt decision; U. of Minnesota president and former UW faculty member Eric Kaler will deliver a talk about challenges facing research institutions.

New documentary on cabled ocean observatory airs on UWTV

News and Information

A new half-hour documentary about a UW research expedition to Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano off the Washington coast, airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. on UWTV.

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Practicing medicine pharma-free in a drug rep-filled world

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

A rural family medicine group is an example for other community physicians seeking to wean themselves from pharmaceutical industry influence.

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UW joins edX to provide more free online courses

Professional And Continuing Education

The University of Washington announced May 21 a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT.

May 21, 2013

UW expands online courses

News and Information

Sounds of the sea: Stones clanging

News and Information

Bjong Wolf Yeigh selected as chancellor for UW Bothell

News and Information

Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, has been selected as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.

The tea party and the politics of paranoia

News and Information

New research argues that the tea party owes more to paranoid politics of the John Birch Society and others than traditional American conservatism. “True conservatives aren’t paranoid,” says political scientist Chris Parker. “Tea party conservatives are.”

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May 20, 2013

New K-12 science standards add focus on practices, engineering and early learning

News and Information

The recently updated K-12 science education learning goals outline a vision for what all U.S. citizens should know about science. Phillip Bell, director of UW’s Institute for Science and Math Education, talks about what’s new about the goals.

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Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

News and Information

A study published this week in Nature Geoscience shows that woody plant matter is almost completely digested by bacteria living in the Amazon River, and that this tough stuff plays a major part in fueling the river’s breath.

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