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November 24, 2010

Finger-trap tension stabilizes cells’ chromosome-separating machinery

Scientists have discovered an amazingly simple way that cells stabilize their machinery for forcing apart chromosomes.

As Nov. 28 election approaches, Egyptian opposition builds larger presence online than government

In the run-up to Egyptian elections Sunday, opposition parties have larger online presence than government

“Finger trap” tension stabilizes cells’ chromosome-separating machinery

Accurate gene distribution during cell division depends on stable set up.

November 22, 2010

UW Gospel Choir to perform at Meany Hall Nov. 29

Phyllis Brydwell will lead the 100-voice Gospel Choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the gospel tradition. Plus, guests from Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Get paid to change the world: New book shows how to find jobs in public service

Heather Krasna, director of career services at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, has written “Jobs that Matter.”

Get paid to change the world: New book shows how to find jobs in public service

Heather Krasna, director of career services at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, has written

November 19, 2010

Free college preparation for high-school students with disabilities

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November 18, 2010

Official Notices

Public comments sought on the 520, I-5 to Medina Project, the Universitys sexual harassment policy and several blood drives.

Peace Corps director visits UW

The Peace Corps director is visiting the UW Thursday and Friday to meet with faculty, staff, students and former Peace Corps volunteers.

UW Faculty Dance Concert set for Dec. 2-5

The UW Dance Program will present a concert featuring choreography by its award-winning faculty along with the restaging of works by special guests.

MRSA exposure for fire fighters, medics greater than for general public: UW study

MRSA exposure for fire fighters, medics greater than for general public: UW study

Peace Corps director visits UW

Aaron Williams, the director of the Peace Corps, is visiting the University of Washington Thursday and Friday, Nov.

November 17, 2010

Etc. : Campus News & Notes

Growing mustaches in the Evans School; Capital Projects raises bucks with spaghetti; a new honor for Sandra Archibald — and Thomas Harper makes an opera happen.

Energy improvement initiatives funded at Harborview

The matching grant is from Community Power Works, a locally and federally supported program to create green jobs and energy savings.

Undergraduates anthrax-killing protein wins international synthetic biology prize

A team of UW students took home the top prize in the Health and Medicine category this month at the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.

More than meets the eye: Burke wants you to look beyond his disability

Mariners fan Eric Burke has a health care team on his side at UW Medical Center.

A ‘monumental’ opportunity: UW education faculty to lead $40 million Head Start grant

The UW will take the lead among seven institutions in a new five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant to discover and share best practices in teaching and learning for Head Start teachers and others.

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of fisheries health and evidence for ‘fishing down marine food webs

The most widely used measure for assessing oceans and fisheries led to inaccurate conclusions about half the time it was used, according to research led by a UW fisheries scientist.

UW is fourth in country in students studying abroad

The University of Washington has risen from seventh to fourth among universities in the total number of its students who are studying abroad, according to a report issued by the Institute of International Education.

Two UW biologists are among the first Allen Distinguished Investigators

Two UW biology faculty members — Michael Dickinson and Jennifer Nemhauser — are among the first seven researchers nationwide to receive Allen Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Several DNA sequence variations linked to electrical signal conduction in the heart

A study led by a UW cardiologist has produced findings that pave the way for better understanding of abnormal heart rhythms and heart defects.

Bassist Travis Gore to perform Nov. 21

Travis Gore, the newest member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra bass section will perform a solo recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in Brechemin Auditorium.

University Chorale, Chamber Singers to unite for ‘Sound, Symbol and Space

The Chamber Singers and University Chorale will present their annual fall concert, Sound, Symbol and Space, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Meany Hall.

School of Music plans two master classes

A flutist and a master of the Jewish immigrant music called klezmer will work with UW students Nov. 19 and Nov. 30 respectively. The sessions are free and open to observers.

Poetry out loud: Bringing the Common Book to life

Call it poetry in motion. An independent study class is taking the Common Book to the streets this quarter.

Pianist Lara Downes to kick off Presidents Piano Series Dec. 1

The Presidents Piano Series kicks off with the UW World Series debut of pianist Lara Downes on Dec. 1 in Meany Hall.

Master weavers featured at the Burke Thanksgiving weekend

Master weavers give demonstrations of their work Thanksgiving weekend at the Burke Museum.

College of Engineering putting diversity front and center

The PEERs (Promoting Equity in Engineering Relationships) Program exposes undergraduates to issues of bias, both subtle and overt, within engineering disciplines.

Winter storms coming — and UW Emergency Management has a website to help you prepare

With a La Nina winter just around the corner, its time to think about preparing for stormy weather. Get advice on a website or attend a “Preparation Fair” Dec. 1.

UW receives $1 million grant from Amgen Foundation to support undergraduate research

The UW has received a $1 million grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide research experience to about 100 undergraduates through the Amgen Scholars Program.

UW part of team to transform medical education in Africa

The funding is part of a $130 million U.S. government investment to increase the number of African health-care professionals.

Just an artist on a Harley, traveling and talking about art

Art road trip! Professor John Young is taking KCTS viewers around to see public art in his new TV show, You Call That Art?!

Stanford educator to speak on immigration and education

Education Professor Guadalupe Valdes of Stanford University will discuss the research done for her latest book, Latino Children Learning English: Steps in the Journey, on Friday, Nov. 19, at the UW Club.

Pepper Schwartz speaks on romantic relationships and sex across the lifespan

Sociologist Pepper Schwartz will discuss what research tells us about the sex lives of teenagers through older adults in a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the UW Club lecture room.

UW Medicine cardiologist Dr. Larry Dean to give Dec. 1 Seattle Public Library Lecture

The UW Medicine Heart Center director will talk about effects of aging on the heart.

IQ scores fail to predict academic performance in children with autism

New data show that many children with autism spectrum disorders have greater academic abilities than previously thought.

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of fisheries health and evidence for ‘fishing down marine food webs’

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of fisheries health

Film: ‘Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program.’

The Bracero Program was established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage with temporary workers from Mexico, however, research reveals that it intended to undermine farm-worker unionization.

November 15, 2010

Scented consumer products shown to emit many unlisted chemicals

Widely used fragranced products — including those that claim to be “green” — give off many chemicals that are not listed on the label, including some that are toxic, a UW study found.

UW is fourth in country in students studying abroad

UW is 4th in country in students who study abroad.

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