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March 20, 2013

News Digest: U Bridge closures, demo of mobile planetarium, SeattleSounder FC’s UW Day

University Bridge closures March 23, 24 || Mobile planetarium demonstration April 1 || Portion of ticket sales for Seattle Sounder FC’s UW Day goes to scholarships

2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award goes to King Holmes for STD work

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Holmes was honored for his groundbreaking work on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and human papilloma virus.

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Some Alaskan trout use flexible guts for the ultimate binge diet

News and Information

The stomach and intestines of certain Dolly Varden trout double to quadruple in size during month-long, salmon-egg-eating binges in Alaska each August. It’s the first time researchers have documented such fish gut flexibility in the wild.

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Update April 3, 2013 cherry blossom watch: Quad in full bloom

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The cold weather this week is delaying the blooming of cherry trees in the UW Quad.

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March 19, 2013

Jordanna Bailkin studies postwar Britain in new book ‘The Afterlife of Empire’

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UW History Professor Jordanna Bailkin discusses her new book “The Afterlife of Empire.”

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Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

News and Information

New research offers a more comprehensive way to analyze a cell’s unique behavior, revealing patterns that could indicate why a cell will or won’t become cancerous.

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Grieving parents find solace in remembrance photography – with photo gallery

News and Information

A UW anthropology student investigated how remembrance photography helps grieving parents, and how the practice’s resurgence could signal a change in the way death and dying are dealt with in our society.

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March 18, 2013

UW students create, harvest fog in campus ‘hoop house’

News and Information

University of Washington students have been testing low-cost materials capable of harvesting water from fog.

UW professor fights poverty one land plot at a time

News and Information

March 15, 2013

UW medical students match up with residency programs nationwide

Center for Commercialization

On Match Day, students at medical schools across the nation find out where they will train as residents.

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