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March 23, 2011
Near closing time March 25, 1911, a New York City factory fire took the lives of 146 garment workers. Hazardous conditions prevented their escape. A March 31 symposium, “Responding to Disasters in the Workplace,” commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
March 22, 2011
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common problem of distractedness, impulsiveness, and inability to sit still. Learn how to manage ADHD at a public talk April 6.
A short-term, parent-guided treatment improved communication skills in some toddlers showing early signs of autism spectrum disorders.
March 18, 2011
A trio of original UWTV productions recently received recognition for Outstanding Achievement by the Telly Awards, a nationally respected competition for the broadcast industry.
March 17, 2011
Many organization are trying to provide relief to residents of Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Jody Bourgeois, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, was in Japan on March 11, the day of the magnitude 9 earthquake. She has been writing about her experiences following the quake in a blog titled “Paleotsunami Travels.” Bourgeois is expected to return to Seattle at the end of March.
Activists, professors, University officials, company CEOs and garment workers will gather at the UW on Friday, April 1, for a daylong conference on fair trade and the apparel industry.
March 16, 2011
Sound Transits contractor is continuing to drill holes along the proposed light rail alignment from the UW to Northgate to evaluate soil and groundwater conditions. To minimize its impact, the drilling on campus has been scheduled during spring break.
March 15, 2011
The national association for college band directors is coming to the UW March 23-26, and there will be public concerts aplenty.
Luis Fraga, UW associate vice provost for faculty advancement and professor of political science, will give the 2011 Samuel E. Kelly lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Jones Playhouse. This is the seventh in the series of annual lectures honoring the UWs first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs.
In new research published in “Science,” engineers at UW and UCLA used nanotechnology to control and observe how molecules react. They plan to use their method to develop more efficient solar molecules.
The University of Washington has been ranked first among primary-care medical schools in the country for the 18th consecutive year, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided March 15 by “U.S. News & World Report.”rankings • US News
Can the Pacific Northwest experience an earthquake like Japan? Yes. Join Siri McLean of UW Emergency Management from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the UW Tower Auditorium to learn about earthquake risks and how to be prepared.
March 14, 2011
A new study from researchers at the UW concludes that adolescent alcohol use corrupts decision-making later in life.
UW researchers report that children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, before gender differences in math achievement emerge.
March 13, 2011
A University of Washington atmospheric scientist believes it is unlikely North America is in any danger from airborne radiation from Japanese nuclear reactors.
March 10, 2011
UWTV recently launched two new arts-themed shows that feature both independent filmmaking and a collection of contemporary performances from the UWs Chamber Dance Company. The two weekly series premiered March 12 and will run beginning at 8:30 p.m.Saturdays.
Is personalized medicine a real possibility? Researchers and bioethicists will talk about the technical, clinical and ethical challenges to using genomics to individualize drug therapy March 14 at the UW Health Sciences.
March 9, 2011
A regents meeting, some blood drives and an environmental impact statement for Husky Stadium renovation
On March 15 UW Tacoma is opening the last of the old, defunct warehouse blocks to be renovated into modern university buildings on its campus.
Peter Nicolas, a professor of law, and Mike Strong, a cartographer, have written The Geography of Love, a new book that literally and figuratively maps the 40-year battle over same-sex marriage in the United States.
Engineering of molecular machines, light-emitting quantum dots and other nanoscale products is still in its infancy. Government agencies hope to preemptively identify health and safety concerns in nanotechnology and make its products safe by design.
The center will examine the health effects of pollution near roadways. Researchers from several institutes and universities will participate.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
With the state legislative session at about the halfway mark, many policy bills of interest to the UW remain alive, while other bills that have financial implications will remain in play until the legislature concludes its work by adopting the 2011-13 biennial budget.
UW singers will present original arias by composer George Frideric Handel, along with parodies and adaptations by Henry Fielding (author of “Tom Jones”) and other playwrights, heard for the first time in almost 300 years.
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform works by Chopin and Granados at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at Meany Hall as part of the President’s Piano Series.
The Trisha Brown Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 31-April 2, at Meany Hall.
Join the Northwest Chapter Voice Foundation and Seattle Opera general director Speight Jenkins for a celebration of World Voice Day, April 18, at Harborview Medical Center. Jenkins will speak on the power of the human voice.
Two UW students are honored by the American Association for Cancer Research; the University hosts World Languages Day; and Meredith Honig is honored as a “Thought Leader” by the American Association of School Administrators.
Mailing Services needed to spiff up its mailboxes; students needed a public art project. The results can be seen all over campus.
The Find Your Focus Lecture Series will be hosting Dave Schappell, CEO of Teachstreet.com, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in 210 Kane.
Take trivia, add a natural science theme and mix liberally with beer and you have Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub.
“On Edible Bottles, Drinkable Pumpkins, & Breathable Iodine: Mixing Culture, Science and Commercial Markets for Sustainable Global Health Technology Development” is the title of this years Rushmer Lecture by David A. Edwards
March 7, 2011
Scott Pingel, principal double bassist of the San Francisco Symphony, performs a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in Brechemin Auditorium.
The Chamber Singers, University Chorale and University Symphony will team March 11 for a performance of Felix Mendelssohns beloved oratorio Elijah.
UW researchers seek King County area adults who have difficulty regulating their emotions and who are struggling with depression or anxiety disorders
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.« Previous Page Next Page »