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February 15, 2013

Firing range lead exposure reduced with UW workplace health expertise

Environmental & Occupational Health

UW’s Field Research and Consultation Group in Environmental and Occupational Health assess ventilation systems and airborne lead levels in firing ranges, and offer advice on lowering exposure.

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Arts Roundup: Art, drama, dance — and McCabe, Larionoff celebrate Beethoven

News and Information

In arts this week, the School of Drama opens “Pentecost,” Robin McCabe and Maria Larionoff kick off their Beethoven Project, and the dance company Black Grace visits campus.

February 13, 2013

Digital learning

News and Information

Psychology in the real world: Public lecture series begins

News and Information

The eighth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series will spotlight “The Science of Psychology in the Real World,” exploring psychological aspects of the natural world, adolescence and the law.

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UW scientist explains weird shiny thing on Mars

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European satellite confirms UW numbers: Arctic Ocean is on thin ice

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New satellite observations confirm a University of Washington analysis that for the past three years found accelerated declines in the volume of Arctic sea ice.

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February 12, 2013

News Digest: Rideshare treats, register for summer youth programs, Honor: Betsy Wilson, university faculty lecturer nominations sought

Transportation services “hearts” ridesharing this week || Registration opens for UW Summer Youth Programs || Lizabeth Wilson wins national library award || Nominations due March 1 for university faculty lecturer

Get off my lawn: Song sparrows escalate territorial threats – with video

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UW researchers have discovered a hierarchical warning scheme in which territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals.

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February 11, 2013

A reading life considered in David Shields’ ‘How Literature Saved My Life’

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English professor David Shields discusses his new book, “How Literature Saved My Life.”

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Noisy classroom simulation aids comprehension in hearing-impaired children

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A new report by a UW researcher showed about a 50 percent increase in speech comprehension in background noise when children with hearing impairments followed a three-week auditory training regimen.

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