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October 9, 2013

New strategy lets cochlear implant users hear music

University of Washington scientists have developed a new way of processing the signals in cochlear implants to help users hear music better. The technique lets users perceive differences between musical instruments, a significant improvement from what standard cochlear implants can offer.

October 8, 2013

Profile: Brian Wansink, Slim By Design author and 2013 Hogness Lecturer

Wansink explores mindless eating and how cues in our environment lead us to eat too much of the wrong foods.

Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy

Pharmacists and physicians will be looking at prescription and illicit drugs taken during pregnancy to evaluate risks to mothers and their fetuses.

UW, local company building innovative deep-sea manned submarine

The UW, Boeing and an Everett company are building a carbon-fiber submersible that will carry five passengers almost 2 miles deep.

October 7, 2013

Rheba de Tornyay, dean emeritus of School of Nursing, dies at 87

The distinguished career of a nursing pioneer and UW faculty member came to a close on Sept. 27 with the death of Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay.

October 3, 2013

Pioneering MOOC instructors remain enthusiastic

The first reports from the pioneers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at the UW contain a mixture of humility and abiding enthusiasm for this new education platform.

My HeartMap Seattle Challenge enlists the public to locate city’s life-saving devices

If you witness a heart attack, would you know where the nearest AED is? A Seattle contest will help pre-hospital emergency care leaders locate the city’s automatic external defibrillators, which can help restore normal heart rhythms and coach in CPR.

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and Axis Dance Company

In what is a quiet week for many arts units on campus, the UW World Series presents Axis Dance Company in a contemporary and physically integrated performance. Activities also include exhibit openings and lectures from the School of Art and the Burke Museum.

October 2, 2013

UW ranked 25th best university in world

The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world according to The Times Higher Education Rankings for 2013-14.

UW Medicine helps first patients sign up for Health Benefit Exchange

Yesterday was a historic day for health care coverage in the United States. UW Medicine was ready to assist patients in signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.

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