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September 17, 2013

In spite of economic recovery, U.S. poverty rate remains high

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that, for the second year in a row, the poverty rate for the U.S. remained stable at 15 percent in 2012. Although the median annual income did not fall in 2012, it remains 8.3 percent below median income in 2007.

September 16, 2013

Depletion of ‘traitor’ immune cells slows cancer growth in mice

Scientists at the University of Washington have developed a strategy to slow tumor growth and prolong survival in mice with cancer by targeting and destroying a type of cell that dampens the body’s immune response to cancer.

Freshman Convocation marks opening of UW’s school year

University of Washington President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 30th annual Freshman Convocation, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

September 13, 2013

Neighborhoods and UW team up to measure diesel exhaust pollution in South Seattle

The residents of the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods in Seattle’s Duwamish Valley now know how much diesel exhaust they are exposed to. A report on findings from an air pollution study comparing these neighborhoods to Beacon Hill and Queen Anne was published today, Sept. 13.

15 UW faculty members named to state Academy of Sciences

The Washington State Academy of Sciences has added 25 new members to its ranks, and 15 of them are from the University of Washington.

September 12, 2013

Initial positive results reported on vaccine to treat genital herpes

The vaccine is the first to significantly reduce the frequency of viral shedding — the surfacing of herpes virus on the genitals — and appears to activate T cell immune responses to the virus.

Futures Committee suggests new compact for UW and community

A committee of volunteers, including many of the state’s top business and civic leaders, has issued a report recommending a stronger partnership between the University of Washington and the broad community of people that it serves.

Arts Roundup: Historic photos, art exhibits — and the Burke explores New Zealand

Even as the UW gears up for a new school year, interesting arts events are cropping up across campus. The Henry Art Gallery and Jacob Lawrence Gallery have new exhibits and the Burke Museum offers buggy weekend activities.

September 11, 2013

UW engineers to make cookstoves 10 times cleaner for developing world

University of Washington engineers have received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design a better cookstove, which researchers say will use half as much fuel and cut emissions by 90 percent.

September 10, 2013

New Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium is a game-changer for all athletes

This week the newest UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center opened its doors to the community at Husky Stadium. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.

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