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May 30, 2013

Transportation fuels from woody biomass promising way to reduce emissions

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Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels.

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Arts roundup: Exhibits, one-act plays, music aplenty — and undergraduates stage Hitchcock

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Late spring is perhaps the busiest time for arts at the UW. This week, ongoing productions and exhibits, plus a production of “The 39 Steps” and lots of music — including the powerful, 100-voice UW Gospel Choir.

News Digest: Seattle Science Festival June 6-16, Honor: Alison Wylie, Charles Wolfe e-book

UW part of second Seattle Science Festival || Alison Wylie honored by Society for Women in Philosophy || Sustainability studied in Charles Wolfe’s ‘Urbanism Without Effort’

Big feet preference in rural Indonesia defies one-size-fits-all theory of attractiveness

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In most cultures, a woman’s small feet are seen as a sign of youth and fertility, but that’s not true of all cultures, including the Karo Batak on the island of Sumatra.

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May 29, 2013

Early brain responses to words predict developmental outcomes in children with autism

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The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters’ linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study by UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.

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Traffic air pollution turns good cholesterol bad

Environmental & Occupational Health

Exposure to diesel exhaust undermines one of the body’s protections against heart and blood vessel disease.

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Public Hearing Notice: “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Room 142 of Gerberding Hall, on the UW Seattle campus. The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments

Inside the Professional Actor Training Program

News and Information

Coming Soon: A new, faster search for University Libraries, partners

UW Libraries

In late June, the University Libraries home page will feature a new unified search system that will enable the campus community to find and request books, journal articles and media of all formats, all combined in a single search.

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UW to host student steel bridge competition this weekend

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Just a week after the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge collapse north of Seattle, the University of Washington will host a national steel bridge competition for undergraduate civil engineering students. Forty-nine finalist teams will converge on campus for the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition.

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