The latest news from the UW
February 2, 2011
The UW Retirement Association is hosting a travel fair for people who want to do more than just see the sights. “Travel with a Purpose: A Fair for the 50+ UW Community” will be held Friday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall.
The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office is a place youd expect to have environmentally friendly furnishings, and it does.
The Chiara String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Meany Hall. They will be giving the world premiere of Daniel Otts new piece, “String Quartet No. 2,” paired with two pieces by Beethoven.
Students of Michael Partington will present a program of music arranged or composed for large guitar ensemble in Guitar Ensemble: Four and More, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Brechemin Auditorium.
UW scientists are part of a project that has succeeded in extracting a core more than 2 miles in depth from Antarctic ice.
February 1, 2011
When invasive plants gain a foothold in new territory they become about as abundant as on their home turf, a new finding that challenges a widely held assumption.
The University of Washington has launched a new program, co-funded by Intel Corp., to make it easier and cheaper to build silicon photonic circuits. Sending information using light, instead of electrons, will allow for faster, lower-power and more versatile microchips.
January 26, 2011
For members, the Burke Museums Behind the Scenes Night is a chance to explore usually unseen specimen collections. But for the staff and students volunteering as experts for the night, its a big natural science show and tell — and they do it well.
A look at the Dream Project, founded at the UW to help low-income and first-generation students get to college and stay there. It just got a major Gates Foundation grant, and was named Charity of the Month by the Seahawks and KIRO radio.
Professor and Chair Emeritus of Pharmaceutics Rene Levy has received the 2011 Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Achievement in Epilepsy Award from the Northwest Epilepsy Foundation. He is an expert on medications to control seizures and on drug interactions.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
An award for excellence in arts presentation for Matthew Krashan; a math prize for Gunther Uhlmann; Rajesh Rao to speak at the 2011 TED Conference; Richard Anderson develops a Microsoft tool for distance learning; economist Dick Startz to speak at the UW Bookstore; and UW alum Peter Rhee sits in the First Lady’s box for the State of the Union speech.
The UW chapter of Engineers Without Borders hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, a dessert and wine tasting and silent auction, on Monday, Jan. 31. See a slide show of the group’s work in Bolivia.Global Citizens
A UW Regents meeting on Feb. 17, blood drives, and the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites grant applications.
Fecal transplants, city signs, May-December romances, scat-detecting dogs and New Years resolutions are some of the things UW professors commented on in the national press recently.
Once again, despite tough times, the UW community has stepped forward to help others in a record-breaking way. The 2010 Combined Fund Drive, which ended Dec. 10, raised a record $2,044,404.
The UW psychology department – a world leader in diversity science – will focus on diversity in its sixth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series, which begins Feb. 16. Over the course of three installments, six speakers will discuss ways of breaking down barriers to diversity in business, law and health care.
A small Texas town in 1975 and the Disciples of James Dean are gathering to remember their hero. But the reunion doesnt turn out as expected.
Are you ready to be freezin for a reason? The annual Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics is co-sponsored by the UW Police Department. It is set for noon Saturday, Jan. 29.
“Resonance: Nature, Glass, and Standing Waves in the Art of Joe Davis,” an exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, will feature works by Joe Davis, an artist-researcher in laboratories at both MIT and Harvard University. Davis is a pioneer of “bioart.”
If youd like to take a chance on some art and help a student at the same time, you might want to consider the annual Scholarships for Scholars celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Put on by the 3D4M Program in the School of Art (3D4M stands for Three Dimensional Forum, covering ceramics, glass and sculpture), the event includes a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds going to support students.
The dance troupe Grupo Corpo performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 3-5. The performance is part of the UW World Series.
The UW has pledged $5 million to match gifts made to support the $10.6 million UW Intellectual House budget, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced. The longhouse-style facility is designed as a learning and gathering space for Native Americans on campus.
Nature awareness lectures got this staffer on the trail; now hes tracking and surveying animal populations on weekends.
The University of Washington Press and three other academic presses have been awarded a collaborative publishing grant of $1.257 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to publish first books by scholars in the field of art history.
At his annual address, Paul Ramsey will review the challenges and achievements of the past year at UW Medicine, and talk about future directions locally, regionally, and globally.
Based on surveys from Tacoma high school graduates, the UW-Beyond High School Project is revealing what factors help high school students transition into happy, healthy and productive adult lives.
January 25, 2011
The next downtown Seattle Public Library and UW Medicine evening is lecture Feb. 2. It will feature sports medicine specialist Kim Harmon explaining platelet rich plasma therapy for injuries.
People with lower incomes and less education typically have less healthful eating habits than people with higher incomes and more education. A UW study concludes that socio-economic disparities in diet quality are directly affected by diet costs.
Last summers disastrous and deadly Pakistan floods were caused by a rogue weather system that wandered hundreds of miles farther west than is normal for such systems, new UW research shows.
“The budget is absorbing all the conversations in both houses and in both parties,” said Margaret Shepherd, UW director of state relations, during a Skype session from her office in Olympia Jan. 24. “Higher education continues to be a focus of those discussions, and there is broad agreement that ‘something needs to be done. At this point, there is not much agreement on what that something is.”
January 24, 2011
The work of three UW researchers is highlighted in an art exhibit at the Washington State Convention Center featuring creations from collaborations between artists and scientists.
Higher costs of more nutritious diets contribute to socio-economic disparities in health: UW research
January 21, 2011
Williams will receive a prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring next week at a White House ceremony.
Williams will receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering mentoring.
January 20, 2011
Realigning with participants’ interests is important for the future of research. UW and Group Health bioethicists suggest ways for scientists and study volunteers to build trusting relationships in a policy forum appearing Jan. 21 in the journal Science.
The On-Ramps into Academia workshop at the UW aims to lure women researchers working in government, industry or as consultants to academic positions. Applications for the second workshop, this spring, are due Feb. 15.
Realigning with participants’ interest is important for the future of genomic research.
January 19, 2011
Three UW students have been singled out as outstanding in their classes, based on their academic records. Jennifer Kang has been named the freshman medalist, Gracie Ingermanson is the sophomore medalist and Krysta Yousoufian is the junior medalist.
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