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February 27, 2013

Tusk tracking will tackle illegal trade

News and Information

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

News and Information

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

Environmental & Occupational Health

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.

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Bundle up for Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

News and Information

The annual Polar Science Weekend, featuring many UW students and faculty, takes place tomorrow through Sunday at Pacific Science Center.

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February 26, 2013

Michael B. Bragg selected as dean of UW College of Engineering

News and Information

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

News and Information

Eric Ames, UW associate professor of Germanics, discusses his new book about filmmaker Werner Herzog.

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UW undergraduates embark on three-week research cruise off Japan

News and Information

Eleven UW undergraduates leave today on an unusually ambitious research and teaching expedition to study the Kuroshio Current off Japan.

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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, Tureček

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February 21, 2013

Drugs to slow aging are a matter of when, not if

UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

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

News and Information

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.

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