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June 11, 2013

News Digest: Awards of Excellence program and reception Thursday, Honor: Estella Leopold

Awards recognize faculty, staff, alumni, top scholars || Paleontological Society gives highest honor to Estella Leopold

New tasks become as simple as waving a hand with brain-computer interfaces

University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that when humans use brain-computer interfaces, the brain behaves much like it does when completing simple motor skills such as kicking a ball or waving. Learning to control a robotic arm or a prosthetic limb could become second nature for people who are paralyzed.

June 10, 2013

UW Professional and Continuing Education celebrates centennial with Dale Chihuly art at UW Tower

UW Professional and Continuing Education marked its 100th birthday in grand style today (June 10) with the announcement of an extraordinary glass sculpture from a UW alumnus who is also among the biggest names in art: Dale Chihuly.

Public Hearing Set for Proposed Changes in Event Parking Rates

A public hearing to discuss proposed changes to event parking rates is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25 from 9-10 am in Anderson Hall, Room 10. All members of the UW community are encouraged to attend.

June 7, 2013

Board of Regents — June 13 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 13, at 1pm in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library.  The full agenda is available online.

Treks reveal distinctive forests of Cascade Mountains — with photo gallery

In “Spring Comes to the Cascades,” students don’t just read about the forests – they hike and snowshoe through them.

June 6, 2013

Measuring the impact of research

Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought

Air pollution in the Northern Hemisphere in the mid-20th century cooled the upper half of the planet and pushed rain bands south, contributing to the prolonged and worsening drought in Africa’s Sahel region. Clean air legislation in the 1980s reversed the trend and the drought lessened.

June 5, 2013

Congolese rape survivors helped by cognitive processing therapy

Short-term therapy from paraprofessionals improved the mental health of Congolese women who suffered sexual violence.

Arts Roundup: Drama, art, music — and the Burke celebrates female artisans with ‘Empowering Women’

Even as spring quarter winds down, there’s lots to see. The Burke Museum has a new exhibit, the School of Music presents its combined bands with the University Symphony, and two plays at the School of Drama conclude their runs.

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