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June 6, 2013

Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought

Air pollution in the Northern Hemisphere in the mid-20th century cooled the upper half of the planet and pushed rain bands south, contributing to the prolonged and worsening drought in Africa’s Sahel region. Clean air legislation in the 1980s reversed the trend and the drought lessened.

June 5, 2013

Congolese rape survivors helped by cognitive processing therapy

Short-term therapy from paraprofessionals improved the mental health of Congolese women who suffered sexual violence.

Arts Roundup: Drama, art, music — and the Burke celebrates female artisans with ‘Empowering Women’

Even as spring quarter winds down, there’s lots to see. The Burke Museum has a new exhibit, the School of Music presents its combined bands with the University Symphony, and two plays at the School of Drama conclude their runs.

A walking revolution helps older adults get and stay active

Older adults are assessing their neighborhoods to make them more amenable to a favorite physical activity: walking.

Kyle MacLachlan calls his UW actor training ‘essential’

June 4, 2013

Scientists resolve a 3.5 billion-year-old mystery of life

New research demonstrates that life as we know it might never have come to exist on Earth if meteorites didn’t deliver a key element billions of years ago.

Two wheels, four days: UW hosts international symposium on bicycling

The UW will become the global capital of bicycling when scores of scholars, policymakers, analysts and activists come to campus for the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, June 19-22.

Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home

University of Washington researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras.

June 3, 2013

UW honored for quality, efficiency and service by national organization

The University of Washington was one of two universities that received national recognition for “best practices that have broad impact within the higher education community.”

Diversity graduation requirement for UW undergraduates approved

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates has come to fruition.

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