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March 7, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, opera, drama — and dinosaurs

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Lots of music this week, plus “Cyrano” continues and the Burke Museum holds Dino Day, a family-friendly event 65 million years in the making.

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March 6, 2013

UW nautilus expedition may have spied new species

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A University of Washington research team has captured color photographs of what could be a previously undocumented species of chambered nautilus, a cephalopod mollusk often classified as a “living fossil,” in the waters off American Samoa in the South Pacific. “This is certainly a new taxon, but we are not sure if it is a

Kate Starbird’s new path leads to UW

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Crow slumber party at UW Bothell

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March 5, 2013

News Digest: UW students speak at Town Hall, nominations due, celebrate Philosophy in Schools program, tobacco cessation help

UW Science Now kicks off at Town Hall tonight || Celebrating UW Women nominations due March 11 || Nominations sought for fourth annual Husky Green Awards || Grade-school students take on philosophy in panel discussion || Hall Health Center expands tobacco cessation program

March 4, 2013

United States lags behind many developed countries on key health measures

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A public symposium on the Global Burden of Diseases study will be held on campus Monday, March 11.

Lost and Found Films: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge and more, 1940

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“Governor’s Day 2,” a six-minute montage of colorful campus scenes, is the latest in the Lost and Found Films series, where readers help identify snippets of UW footage.

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‘True grit’ erodes assumptions about evolution

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New work in Argentina where scientists had previously thought Earth’s first grasslands emerged 38 million years ago, shows the area at the time covered with tropical forests rich with palms, bamboos and gingers. Grit and volcanic ash in those forests could have caused the evolution of teeth in horse-like animals that scientists mistakenly thought were adaptations in response to emerging grasslands.

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February 28, 2013

Arts Roundup: Dance, art, music, lectures — and students stage ‘Cyrano’

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This week the Undergraduate Theater Society stages the Cyrano de Bergerac story and the School of Drama performs “Pentecost.” There’s also the 2013 Dance Majors Concert.

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Changes in cloud distribution explain some weather patterns

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Regional cloud changes may be as important for climate change as the overall amount of cloud cover.

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