The latest news from the UW
January 12, 2011
Charles T. Campbell, the Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Endowed Professor of Chemistry, and G. Stanley McKnight, a professor of pharmacology, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
While legislators meet in Olympia, the Organizational Effectiveness Initiative looks for a “sustainable academic business plan” to carry the UW to a secure future. Its part the Two Years to Two Decades Initiative.
January 10, 2011
Can you tell a story in two minutes or less? The UW Pocketmedia Film Festival is open for entries. Films must be less than two minutes and include this year’s Common Book, “You Are Never Where You Are.”
January 7, 2011
President Phyllis Wise has been selected by Asian Pacific Fund as the recipient of the fifth annual Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award, which recognizes the professional accomplishments and leadership of Asian Americans in higher education.
January 5, 2011
Study volunteers needed for an HIV vaccine trial, a Board of Regents meeting and two blood drives.
There is a new kind of open enrollment taking place until March 1 — its for adding dependents age 20 to 26, and was a result of the 2010 health care reform legislation.
Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo, returning this week after an absence. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.
Think of an Indian – a Native American – and many people will think of poverty. Not fine art, opera tickets, personal airplanes and ballet lessons for the kids. But in a new book, Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History, UW American Indian Studies professor Alexandra Harmon explores historical and contemporary examples of wealthy Indians.
A fair for volunteer opportunities, a discussion with Julian Bond and Gregory Hicks, Health Sciences events and the UW Tacoma Unity Breakfast and a talk by Michael Honey — there are many ways to honor and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year.
Fans of the UW womens basketball team will be able to watch all the home games except the Jan. 30 game against WSU live on UWTV. Commentator Dan Giuliani will call home games for UWTV, along with former UW women’s basketball letter winner Sara Mosiman.
The Rules Coordination Office has finally brought the often-unwieldy world of institutional policies into the 21st century with the creation of the UW Policy Directory. The new site includes many documents that formerly were in the University Handbook, but much more besides.
Rigorous studies in science, technology, engineering and math, with industry mentoring for both students and teachers, and maybe even a longer school year — these are key features of a new five-year, $4.1 million grant for the UWs Institute for Science and Mathematics Education and several partner organizations.
Join Bill Steele from the UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences on Thursday, Jan. 6, to learn about the Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network and more. It’s part of an information meeting planned by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW
UW Medicine CEO Dr. Paul Ramsey talks with UW Today about the latest developments in academic medicine at the University. See what’s on the list of institutional –and his personal — resolutions for the year ahead.
It may be winter, but the UWs conference coordinators are already thinking summer. Thats because when most students leave campus, conference attendees arrive, and theres lots of work necessary to prepare for them.
Assunta Ng, founder and publisher of the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly who has devoted her life to promoting and mentoring women and youth, is the 2011 recipient of the University of Washingtons Charles E. Odegaard Award, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced.
Sound Transit will host a community meeting on Jan. 12 which will feature the latest design of the pedestrian connection from the UW Link Light Rail station at Husky Stadium to the campus.
The Regional Transit Task Forces meeting will be to open a dialogue between Seattle transportation groups and community members.
Louise Clauss, Namura Nkeze and Lisa Whitehead have been named the first recipients of the new ProStaff Award given by the Professional Staff Association.
Northwest African-American Museum’s “Checking Our Health” looks at issues that disproportionately affect black Americans. The exhibit also highlights more than 100 health professionals from the region who work to reduce these disparities.
Christopher S. Parker has been honored for his book, ‘Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South.’
School districts should consider restructuring the way they supply benefits for teachers, according to a new fiscal analysis by the UWs Center on Reinventing Public Education.
What were in those cabinets in the basement of the School of Art? A treasure trove of hundreds of art works by faculty artists.
Celebrated American pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Meany Hall. The program features compositions by Bach.
Ned Kirk, artistic and managing director of the Minnesota Beethoven Festival and faculty member at Saint Mary’s University, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Brechemin Auditorium.
Encouraging new evidence suggests that the bulk of the worlds fisheries – including small-scale, often non-industrialized fisheries on which millions of people depend for food – could be sustained using community-based co-management.
January 3, 2011
Students in the Biorobotics Laboratory hacked the Kinect, a motion-based controller for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming system, for research on telerobotic surgery.
They slave away by the thousands in private, quietly giving their lives for science. No, not graduate students, they are members of the Dermestes maculatus species — otherwise known as flesh-eating beetles. And they help the UWs Burke Museum with a sensitive and important job.
UW researchers report that elementary school students who participated in a three-month anti-bullying program in Seattle schools showed a 72 percent decrease in malicious gossip.
PBS is looking for students to take part in a re-enactment of the “Freedom Riders” of 1961 to promote a new documentary, and students are invited to apply.
Researchers from 28 information schools around the world and members of the Seattle business community will meet Feb. 8 to 11 in Seattle for iConference 2011.
Elementary school students who participated in a three-month anti-bullying program in Seattle schools showed a 72 percent decrease in malicious gossip.
December 30, 2010
Depression and physical disease were managed together in a primary-care intervention called TEAMCare in a UW/Group Health study. The results for patients: less depression, better control of blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol — and a greater enjoyment of life.
Team-based approach to patient care shows success
December 23, 2010
The Seattle Department of Transportation is beginning work to reconstruct 15th Avenue NE between NE Pacific Street and NE 55th Street. The roadway will remain open with one lane of traffic in each direction on weekdays.
UW researchers were part of an international consortium to conduct the first-ever analysis of how the genome functions in roundworms. The basic principles they uncovered apply to many forms of life, including humans.
A recent study by researchers Dan Goldhaber and Roddy Theobald of the Center for Education Data and Research at the University of Washington Bothell found that layoff decisions within the teaching profession are disproportionally determined by seniority and other factors unrelated to teaching effectiveness.
December 22, 2010
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December 20, 2010
UW engineering students won an international contest for designing a way to monitor water disinfection by solar rays. The students will share a $40,000 prize from the Rockefeller Foundation and are now working with nonprofits to turn their concept into a reality.
Researchers from the University of Washington say the Mariana crow, a forest crow living on Rota Island in the western Pacific Ocean, will go extinct in 75 years.« Previous Page Next Page »