The latest news from the UW
June 29, 2011
UW Emergency Management unveils its new, 5,000-square-foot facility at UW Tower (funded by Homeland Security grants), dedicated to getting the University back in business quickly after a disaster.
June 27, 2011
The American Diabetes Association’s 2011 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award was presented to Dr. Jerry Palmer, director, UW Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center and chief, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition at the Puget Sound VA.
A new survey shows that Seattle residents who know or recognize a police officer in their neighborhood and have participated in a block watch or similar program are more likely to regard police positively. And its especially true about people of color.
Brief, voluntary conversations with a health educator led to up to a 20 percent decrease in marijuana use for teenagers who frequently used the drug.School of Social Work
June 24, 2011
Plaza Cafe will be the scene of UW Medical Center’s first farmers’ market midday June 29. Fresh, local produce, fruit, herbs, flowers, bread and pastries will be available for purchase.
A brief visit by the president of Iceland to the UW campus was punctuated by overtures for greater scholarly exchange and some observations about the legacy of the global financial crisis.Global Citizens
June 22, 2011
Middle and high school students from eight states will converge in the greater Seattle area to compete in the 2011 MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) USA National Engineering Design Challenge.
Maya Gupta noticed unusual jigsaw puzzles one day and got an idea she could do better. Now this associate professor of electrical engineering runs Artifact Puzzles, her own company, selling high-end jigsaw puzzles of great art, laser-cut from quarter-inch wood.
Corinne Hunt, Paul Zuchowski, Ellen Barker and Kristine Kenney have been named the recipients of the spring ProStaff Award given by the Professional Staff Association.
This summer, the howling cry of the wolf will be heard at the Burke Museum. Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century examines human-wolf interactions in light of recent history and the economic and cultural factors that are shaping wolves future.
Bruce Hevly and John Findlay teamed up on this history of the Central Washington facility built by the federal government during World War II to manufacture plutonium for nuclear weapons.
The Henry Art Gallery will celebrate artist Andrew Dadson, winner of the 2011 Brink Award, as well as finalists for the award, in a public program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, in the Henry Auditorium.
New research suggests that, in the Athabasca Oil Sands in northern Alberta, human activity related to oil production and the timber industry could be more important than wolves in the decline of the caribou population.
June 21, 2011
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
A Board of Regents meeting July 21, new rates for Fleet Services, a blood drive and the environmental impact statement for the Husky Stadium remodel.
Better glucose, lipid and blood pressure control in the diabetic population over the past 20 years has not reduced the prevalence of diabetic kidney disease in the United States.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Diversity Award for Community Building, presented annually to a UW student, staff member or faculty member whose efforts toward positive change on campus have resulted in multicultural community building.
Time to test your new, ORCA-powered U-PASS cards, starting Monday, June 27.
A recent report shows that building information modeling is challenging and changing the construction industry, including the ways mechanical contractors organize teams and technology.
With the launch earlier this month of NASAs satellite Aquarius, more than half a dozen University of Washington researchers are involved in projects to calibrate data from space with actual measurements of ocean salinity.
Facilities Services employees save an eagles nest for the Burke Museum; Jeff Richey is honored; Chris McEwen to fiddle at IMAX; the Master of Communication program honors Dan Savage and Starbucks — and read what comes out of Drumheller Fountain when Facilities Services cleans it.
June 20, 2011
Each year, the UW School of Medicine holds a ceremony for medical students beginning the clinical phase of their studies. The students receive white doctor’s coats as symbols of health care team membership.
Before giving the 2011 Commencement speech June 11, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, started off her day with a run in Seward Park with UW Medicine’s Team Transplant.
New research shows that in some structured communities, organisms increase their chances of survival if they evolve some level of restraint that allows competitors to survive as well, a sort of “survival of the weakest.”
June 19, 2011
New research lends support to recent studies that suggest abrupt climate change is the result of alterations in ocean circulation uniquely associated with ice ages, not from atmospheric carbon dioxide.
June 17, 2011
The 16th Annual Harborview Staff Fine Art Exhibition runs now through July 1, in the Cafeteria Atrium, Level B, in the West Hospital of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The artworks include paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures.
An international physics collaboration that includes the University of Washington has observed a previously unseen type of neutrino “oscillation,” or transformation, that could help explain the lack of antimatter in the universe.
Redirected aggression, such as yelling at your spouse after your boss yells at you, is the focus of a new book David Barash co-wrote with his wife Judith Lipton, a psychiatrist.
The story of a UW alumna, her lifelong love of Japan and the powerful World War II-era propaganda leaflets she created for the U.S. Office of War Information will be a segment of the PBS television series “History Detectives” to air Friday, June 24.
June 16, 2011
Keiko Torii, professor of biology, is among 15 of the “nations most innovative plant scientists” selected to share $75 million for fundamental plant science research.
June 15, 2011
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s most current county-level analysis of life expectancy in America finds large disparities nationwide. Women fare worse than men, and people in Appalachia, the Deep South, and Northern Texas live the shortest lives.
June 13, 2011
The State Route 520 floating bridge and highway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20, between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue. Night work is planned, and neighbors near the work zone are likely to hear construction noise.
The law firm Perkins Coie has presented its $20,000 “Award for Discovery” to Deok-Ho Kim, UW assistant professor of bioengineering and a regenerative medicine researcher. Kim works on pre-conditioning stem cells to try to create longer-surviving patches for heart muscle repair.
The University of Washington community gathered on Saturday, June 11, in Husky Stadium to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2011. With banners flying and playfully decorated caps on their heads, the degree candidates took the field to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends. 239206|default.xml|Downscale Only|Cross Fade|Beam|Off| Contact…
June 10, 2011
Linda Ando, an academic counselor with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, brought a message of hope and compassion to disaster victims in Japan in the form of prayer flags made by elementary school students and community members.
During the weeks of June 13 and June 20, Seattle City Light will be performing utility work on utility poles along the UW section of the Burke Gilman Trail near Montlake Boulevard. Trail users should expect delays and detours throughout the two-week period.
June 9, 2011
The chief executive officers of UW Medicine and Valley Medical Center have announced the formation of a strategic alliance in which Valley Medical Center, Public Hospital District #1 of King County, will join UW Medicine effective July 1, 2011.
The snowpack decline of the last 50 years in the Rocky Mountains is highly unusual in context of the past 800 years, according to findings published June 10 in “Science.”
A century after the discovery of superfluids, scientists using a powerful supercomputer have devised a theoretical framework that explains the real-time behavior of superfluids.
June 7, 2011
When the School of Dentistrys Class of 2011 graduated at Meany Hall on June 4, it left behind something far more tangible than memories. This spring, the students doled out thousands of dollars they had raised to recipients such as Neighborcare Healths 45th Street Clinic for homeless teens and the dental schools disabilities clinic.« Previous Page Next Page »