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February 13, 2013

Psychology in the real world: Public lecture series begins

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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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February 8, 2013

UW School of Nursing re-envisions Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum

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The initiative builds on the school’s national distinction in preparing students for careers in community health; critical care; psychiatric/mental health; pediatric, adult, geriatric and family nursing, and nurse-midwifery.

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How to avoid “phishing” scams

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The Office of the UW Chief Information Security Officer is offering some tips to prevent falling prey to “phishing” scams.

February 7, 2013

Washington housing recovery strengthened in fourth quarter 2012

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Washington state’s housing market continued to improve during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.

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