The latest news from the UW
March 3, 2011
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved University of Washington Medical Center’s use of an experimental drug called 5-ALA to help locate brain tumors. The compound causes certain kinds of tumor tissue to glow during surgery under a fluorescent light.
Inexpensive medications already approved for other uses, such as treating high blood pressure, can block this drug tolerance mechanism. Overcoming drug tolerance would permit TB antibiotics to do their infection-fighting job.
March 2, 2011
Sea-ice algae – the important first rung of the food web each spring in places like the Arctic Ocean – can engineer ice to its advantage, according to the first published findings about this ability.
Pilobolus dance, the songs of Chava Alberstein, the African harmonies of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Carpe Diem and Emerson string quartets — these and many more will be presented next year.
When the Sound Transit station near Husky Stadium opens in 2016, there will be a pedestrian overpass across Montlake and a path to Rainier vista. Read more and take a look.
Fred Mednick, founder of Teachers Without Borders, is introducing students to international human rights policies and the complexities of trying to implement them.
JW Harrington performs with the Bellevue Opera, Dafney Dabach wins an award for her dissertation, the UWPD raise a lot of cold cash in their 2011 Polar Plunge, and doctoral candidate Jason Siegel wins a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.
A regent’s meeting at UW Bothell, this week’s blood drives and grants available for work on alcohol and drug abuse.
Labor unrest, cancer of the esophagus and the spread of disease as a result of climate change are three of the things UW faculty commented on in the national news media recently.
The Faculty Fund for Library Excellence would accept donations for current and emeritus faculty members.
Investing in Women in Pakistan & the Muslim World is the title of a talk to be given by Humaira Shahid at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10 in 110 Kane. Shahid is a member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly, a human rights activist and a journalist.
A UW astronomer is part of an international team that for the first time has captured detailed images that indicate how planets might have formed from the disks of material around two young stars more than 400 light years from Earth.
The Emerson String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Meany Hall — and the UWs own Craig Sheppard will join them in the shows second half.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Qualified seventh- and eighth-graders can apply for admission to the Transition School/Early Entrance Program that allows them to skip high school and enter the UW early.
March 1, 2011
APLs Kristin Laidre talks Thursday at the Seattle Aquarium about working in the high Arctic and her projects on narwhals and polar bears.
Interim President Phyllis Wise will hold a town hall meeting for the UW community at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in 130 Kane. The meeting will be webcast live on UWTV.org.
Intensive counseling on the importance of adhering to HIV treatment significantly reduces poor compliance and treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an article in PLoS Medicine March 1 by UW researcher Michael Chung and colleagues.
Results of study suggest new vaccine strategies to debilitate viruses by tapping into their response to selective pressure.
The Modern Jazz Ensemble will perform original works by UW music students and the Studio Jazz Ensemble will play music by UW alumni in Meany Hall.
Take a paleontological journey to Antarctica, Patagonia, Zambia, Montana, and Wyoming without leaving town at Dino Day, the Burke Museums popular family-friendly event.
UW Summer Youth Programs is taking registration now, with classes in writing, dance, programming and even architecture. Can summer be far off?
Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, will speak from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 7 in Room 138 of William H. Gates Hall.
Dr. Peter Diamandis, who founded the X PRIZE Foundation, will lead a public conversation on the prize at 4 p.m. Monday, March 7, in 309 Parrington.
Members of the UW Symphonic Band, under the direction of Steven Morrison and Alison Farley, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6 in Brechemin Auditorium.
February 28, 2011
The School of Music presents the Quantum String Quartet, winners of the 2010 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in Brechemin Auditorium.
Researchers, turn your actions into words at a free science writing talk March 3. Learn how to successfully complete and submit a manuscript, and increase the odds of publication.
UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center will become smoke- and tobacco-free facilities May 31, in concert with the World Health Organizations “World No Tobacco Day.”
Münir Beken, a master of the Turkish Ud; and Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop will be performing and teaching at the School of Music March 4 and 11 respectively.
February 25, 2011
With live presentations and 40 exhibit and activity stations, Polar Science Weekend March 3-6 offers opportunities to learn about extreme polar environments from those who work there.Applied Physics Laboratory • Polar Science Weekend
February 24, 2011
Whatever rainwater falls on campus soil is likely to end up in Lake Washington, because of the campus topography. The UW works closely with the city of Seattle, which has been at the forefront in developing cutting-edge ways of managing storm water, says Jim Morin, a facilities project engineer and storm water expert in Facilities…
February 23, 2011
A drug to correct the function of the abnormal protein in some forms of cystic fibrosis has been shown to improve lung function in clinical trials. Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, UW professor of pediatrics and a physician at Seattle Childrens, was one of the lead investigators on the trial.
Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering, will deliver the 35th Annual Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in 130 Kane Hall.
A community conversation on the threats to accessible higher education in Washington will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Cleveland High School.
Former U.S. Representative Brian Baird will lead a seminar on Tuesday, March 1, titled “What Feynman, Kuhn and Popper Could Teach Congress and Vice-Versa.”
Who decides what drugs should be available to cancer and how are decisions made? A School of Law conference on March 4 will take up the issues.
Howard will give a talk about his book, “Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in Americas Classrooms.”
The UWs Seattle campus has won certification as salmon-safe. The certification, created by the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability, recognizes the UWs efforts to protect water quality and salmon habitat.
The UWs Robinson Center for Young Scholars is offering summer programs for fifth- to 10th grade students who qualify.
To Housing & Food Services, the student housing projects under way on west campus are about creating a whole new neighborhood.« Previous Page Next Page »