February 27, 2013
Tusk tracking will tackle illegal trade
UW biologist to push for more forensic testing of seized ivory to help track down poachers, slow elephant slaughter.
Women Who Rock (un)conference, launch of oral history archive – with video
The Women Who Rock Project, a collaboration between University of Washington and the community organizers, will hold its third “unconference” combined with the launch of its oral history archive March 9.
Contaminated diet contributes to phthalate and bisphenol A exposure
People are exposed to these endocrine-disrupting chemicals even if they eat an organic diet and do not store, prepare or cook in plastic containers.bisphenol A, Environmental and Occupational Sciences, Environmental Health, phthalates, Sheela Sathyanarayana
Bundle up for Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center
The annual Polar Science Weekend, featuring many UW students and faculty, takes place tomorrow through Sunday at Pacific Science Center.APL, Harry Stern, Polar Science Weekend
February 26, 2013
Michael B. Bragg selected as dean of UW College of Engineering
Michael B. Bragg, professor and interim engineering dean at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as dean of the UW College of Engineering.
February 25, 2013
Eric Ames’ new book focuses on filmmaker Werner Herzog
Eric Ames, UW associate professor of Germanics, discusses his new book about filmmaker Werner Herzog.UW Department of Germanics
UW undergraduates embark on three-week research cruise off Japan
Eleven UW undergraduates leave today on an unusually ambitious research and teaching expedition to study the Kuroshio Current off Japan.Argo floats, School of Oceanography, Stephen Riser, Steven Emerson
February 22, 2013
News Digest: Flower and garden show winner, RecycleMania under way, Honor: Michael Gelb and František Tureček
Part-time UW gardener designs winning display garden || RecycleMania a chance to increase recycling, composting || Newborn screening test brings chemical society honor to Gelb, TurečekCenter for Urban Horticulture, chemistry, Recycling & Solid Waste, University of Washington Botanic Gardens
February 21, 2013
Drugs to slow aging are a matter of when, not if
Evidence suggests it will someday be possible to slow down aging and delay the onset of diseases common in the elderly.
Using amount of fish caught as measure of fisheries health is misleading
Do changes in the amount of fish caught necessarily reflect the number of fish in the sea? “No,” say UW researchers in a “Counterpoint” commentary in Nature.College of the Environment, Fisheries, fisheries management, Ray Hilborn, school of aquatic and fishery sciences, Trevor Branch
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