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April 3, 2013

Brain cell signal network genes linked to schizophrenia risk in families

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The genetic variants disturb the functioning of the same brain signal receptors affected by hallucinogenic drugs.

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Safety emphasis cuts UW’s major construction injuries to less than 2 percent

News and Information

Construction can be a dangerous business, and there’s always plenty of it happening at the University of Washington, from remodeling a section of one building to refurbishing an entire building or erecting a new one. A decade ago, when the Capital Projects Office began keeping tabs on worker injuries, it was estimated that 12 of

Inventions that came from the UW

News and Information

Diversity programs give illusion of corporate fairness, study shows

News and Information

Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to findings by UW psychologists.

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Paws on Science 2013

News and Information

It’s Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center, and UW scientists and researchers will have family-oriented activities and exhibits ranging from building a race car to controlling underwater robots.

News Digest: Montlake closures, environmental excellence finalist, Paws-on Science April 5-7, home fair April 11

Portion of Montlake closing all day Saturday, Sunday || UW finalist in environmental excellence contest || Family-friendly Paws-on Science April 5-7 || Home Improvement Fair April 11

April 2, 2013

Book focuses on 1969 fight to save America’s premier fossil beds

News and Information

Book Q and A: To allow buildings on 34 million year-old fossils would be like using the Dead Sea Scrolls to wrap fish in, proclaimed the lawyer defending land that would eventually become Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

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South African gender, sexuality and race topic of Samuel E. Kelly lecture April 18

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Amanda Lock Swarr, a UW associate professor in gender, women and sexuality studies, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 18.

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April 1, 2013

News Digest: Built “ecologies” lecture April 4, cybersecurity competition winner, autism awareness lectures

Built “ecologies,” resource integration subject of lecture April 4 || UW wins sixth consecutive regional cybersecurity competition || Autism center lecture series in Seattle, Tacoma

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Infant tests for debilitating diseases set for mainstream

News and Information

UW-developed screening for debilitating, often-fatal genetic conditions has drawn interest from companies that could use it in tests distributed nationally and around the world.

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