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March 30, 2011
Comments in the press on issues of the day by Ed Lazowska, Dan Jaffe, George Gates, Richard Ellenbogen, Don Brownlee and the late Alan Marlatt.
A Board of Regents meeting and a hearing to discuss the moving of the administrative oversight of parking enforcement from the University Police Department to Commuter Services.
Since the programs launch two years back, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence have helped dozens of projects develop commercially viable business plans. Several new companies have launched and are in various stages of fundraising and commercialization.
Poet Elizabeth Alexander, who wrote and delivered President Obamas inaugural poem, “Praise Song for the Day,” will address race and culture when she speaks at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in 130 Kane. The talk was rescheduled after adverse weather conditions prevented it being given on the original Jan. 23 date.
By training together, students in different health sciences fields witness the strengths each profession brings to patient care. This month they learned how to communicate with each other and with the patient when a serious error occurs.
Paul N. Courant, University of Michigan Dean of Libraries, will give a public presentation, Radical Change in Conservative Institutions: Universities, Libraries and Scholarship in the Digital Age, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in 220 Odegaard. The talk is free and no pre-registration is required.
Through the Open School, UW health sciences students from all disciplines are working together to foster excellence in patient care.
Washington states $99 million bonus program for national board-certified teachers, designed to lure good teachers into high-poverty schools has not worked as intended, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Eight UW professors have been honored as the Universitys most entrepreneurial faculty researchers, under a new Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Program initiated by Interim President Phyllis Wise.
The Henry Art Gallery has announced its short list of candidates for The Brink, an award for emerging artists in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22.
Twenty-five extraordinary large-format color photos by Seattle-based wildlife photographer and UW alum Paul Bannick make up “The Owl and the Woodpecker,” on display at the Burke Museum through Aug. 7.
After playing for guests of the President and first lady in December, the Harlem Quartet will play pieces by Beethoven, Borodin, Shostakovich, Chick Corea and more at its Meany concert.
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Returning to Seattle for the first time in a decade, the group is composed of famed Afro-Cuban music and dance masters who are renowned for their fiery rumbas, dynamic drumming, and sacred rituals.
Hundreds of planets have been discovered outside the solar system in the last decade, but now a UW astrophysicist is suggesting that the best place to look for planets that could support life is around dying stars called white dwarfs.
UW physicists are detecting radioactivity arriving in Seattle from Japanese nuclear reactors damaged in a tsunami following a mammoth earthquake, but the levels are far below what would pose a threat to human health.
March 29, 2011
Learn the latest in autism research and techniques to help children with autism spectrum disorders through a series of events in Seattle and Tacoma.
University of Washington Medical Center has been named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Reports first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. Two other hospitals in the UW Medicine health system also ranked in the top 10: Harborview Medical Center ranked No. 3, and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center tied for No. 8.
March 28, 2011
Results from the survey suggest that the tea party is taking its philosophy in directions far more extreme than those of mainline conservatives.
UW researchers report that mothers who were maltreated as children have increased risk for giving birth to low birth weight babies.School of Social Work
A section of the Burke Gilman Trail between Fluke Hall and Jefferson Road will be closed March 29
March 24, 2011
On World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) launched an online tuberculosis (TB) prevention toolkit. The toolkit contains step-by-step guidance in implementing the “Three I’s” of TB prevention.
After 12 years, NASA’s Stardust spacecraft, the brainchild of a UW astronomer, has been officially decommissioned.
March 23, 2011
Foster School of Business faculty member Ali Tarhouni named finance minister by Libyan opposition provisional government.
Near closing time March 25, 1911, a New York City factory fire took the lives of 146 garment workers. Hazardous conditions prevented their escape. A March 31 symposium, “Responding to Disasters in the Workplace,” commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
March 22, 2011
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common problem of distractedness, impulsiveness, and inability to sit still. Learn how to manage ADHD at a public talk April 6.
A short-term, parent-guided treatment improved communication skills in some toddlers showing early signs of autism spectrum disorders.
March 18, 2011
A trio of original UWTV productions recently received recognition for Outstanding Achievement by the Telly Awards, a nationally respected competition for the broadcast industry.
March 17, 2011
Many organization are trying to provide relief to residents of Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Jody Bourgeois, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, was in Japan on March 11, the day of the magnitude 9 earthquake. She has been writing about her experiences following the quake in a blog titled “Paleotsunami Travels.” Bourgeois is expected to return to Seattle at the end of March.
Activists, professors, University officials, company CEOs and garment workers will gather at the UW on Friday, April 1, for a daylong conference on fair trade and the apparel industry.
March 16, 2011
Sound Transits contractor is continuing to drill holes along the proposed light rail alignment from the UW to Northgate to evaluate soil and groundwater conditions. To minimize its impact, the drilling on campus has been scheduled during spring break.
March 15, 2011
The national association for college band directors is coming to the UW March 23-26, and there will be public concerts aplenty.
Luis Fraga, UW associate vice provost for faculty advancement and professor of political science, will give the 2011 Samuel E. Kelly lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Jones Playhouse. This is the seventh in the series of annual lectures honoring the UWs first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs.
In new research published in “Science,” engineers at UW and UCLA used nanotechnology to control and observe how molecules react. They plan to use their method to develop more efficient solar molecules.
The University of Washington has been ranked first among primary-care medical schools in the country for the 18th consecutive year, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided March 15 by “U.S. News & World Report.”rankings • US News
Can the Pacific Northwest experience an earthquake like Japan? Yes. Join Siri McLean of UW Emergency Management from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the UW Tower Auditorium to learn about earthquake risks and how to be prepared.
March 14, 2011
A new study from researchers at the UW concludes that adolescent alcohol use corrupts decision-making later in life.
UW researchers report that children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, before gender differences in math achievement emerge.
March 13, 2011
A University of Washington atmospheric scientist believes it is unlikely North America is in any danger from airborne radiation from Japanese nuclear reactors.
March 10, 2011
UWTV recently launched two new arts-themed shows that feature both independent filmmaking and a collection of contemporary performances from the UWs Chamber Dance Company. The two weekly series premiered March 12 and will run beginning at 8:30 p.m.Saturdays.« Previous Page Next Page »