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February 12, 2013

Get off my lawn: Song sparrows escalate territorial threats – with video

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UW researchers have discovered a hierarchical warning scheme in which territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals.

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February 11, 2013

A reading life considered in David Shields’ ‘How Literature Saved My Life’

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English professor David Shields discusses his new book, “How Literature Saved My Life.”

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Noisy classroom simulation aids comprehension in hearing-impaired children

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A new report by a UW researcher showed about a 50 percent increase in speech comprehension in background noise when children with hearing impairments followed a three-week auditory training regimen.

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February 8, 2013

UW School of Nursing re-envisions Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum

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The initiative builds on the school’s national distinction in preparing students for careers in community health; critical care; psychiatric/mental health; pediatric, adult, geriatric and family nursing, and nurse-midwifery.

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How to avoid “phishing” scams

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The Office of the UW Chief Information Security Officer is offering some tips to prevent falling prey to “phishing” scams.

February 7, 2013

Washington housing recovery strengthened in fourth quarter 2012

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Washington state’s housing market continued to improve during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.

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Arts Roundup: Music old and new, drumming and percussion — and the Burke’s Artifact ID Day

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The School of Music leads this crowded week, from baroque to modern, percussion to a combined band concert. Plus, Taiko drummers visit, the Henry Art Gallery has its annual gala and the Burke Museum holds its popular annual Artifact ID Day

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February 6, 2013

UW president calls Jewell selection ‘an inspired choice’

“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Michael K. Young.

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New director named for Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

School Of Public Health

Pediatrician Tao Kwan-Gett will head a center that provides training, research, evaluation and communication services to public health organizations across six states.

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

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Atmospheric scientists are using pressure readings from some new smartphones and tablet computers to improve short-term thunderstorm forecasts. A weather station in every pocket would offer an unprecedented wealth of data.

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