June 5, 2013
Congolese rape survivors helped by cognitive processing therapy
Short-term therapy from paraprofessionals improved the mental health of Congolese women who suffered sexual violence.cognitive processing therapy, Debra Kaysen, Department of Psychiatry, Global Health, rape, war
Arts Roundup: Drama, art, music — and the Burke celebrates female artisans with ‘Empowering Women’
Even as spring quarter winds down, there’s lots to see. The Burke Museum has a new exhibit, the School of Music presents its combined bands with the University Symphony, and two plays at the School of Drama conclude their runs.
A walking revolution helps older adults get and stay active
Older adults are assessing their neighborhoods to make them more amenable to a favorite physical activity: walking.Basia Belza, built environments, disabled, elderly, exercise, guides, School of Nursing, walking
Kyle MacLachlan calls his UW actor training ‘essential’
June 4, 2013
Scientists resolve a 3.5 billion-year-old mystery of life
New research demonstrates that life as we know it might never have come to exist on Earth if meteorites didn’t deliver a key element billions of years ago.
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.