The latest news from the UW
December 15, 2010
The Huskies will face Nebraska in the 2010 Holiday Bowl at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 in San Diego, and the UW Alumni Association has big plans.
New research indicates that if humans reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly in the next decade or two, enough Arctic ice is likely to remain intact during late summer and early autumn for polar bears to survive.
December 14, 2010
Retinoic acid causes lethal truncation of the embryo which grows all of its body, except its head, by releasing cells from its posterior end
The UW Medicine Stroke Center at Harborview has been recognized for excellence in emergency stroke care on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.
The Pacific Northwest Center today announced the launch of a campaign to recruit area families into the National Children’s Study, the largest long-term study of children’s health and development ever undertaken in the United States.
December 13, 2010
UW scientists are helping to prepare for a tidal energy project in Puget Sound. Researchers say this pilot project will have the most comprehensive environmental monitoring of any tidal energy installation to date.
Engineers are developing computer models to study how changes in water pressure and current speed around tidal turbines affect sediment buildup and fish health.
A seminar on diversity pedagogies is being sponsored by the Center for Curriculum Transformation, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Simpson Center for the Humanities in winter and spring 2011. The series will convene faculty, graduate students and others with interest and expertise in the field to review and discuss current research.
Summertime fog, a common feature along the West Coast, has declined since 1950 while coastal temperatures have increased slightly, new research shows.
New technology is letting UW researchers get a much better picture of how episodic tremor events relate to potentially catastrophic earthquakes every 300 to 500 years in the Cascadia subduction zone.
Reporters can turn to UW experts on PNW climate variability, effects of La Nina and flooding.
Summertime fog, a common feature along the West Coast, has decline since 1950 while coastal temperatures have increased slightly.
Every 15 months or so, an unfelt earthquake occurs in western Washington and travels northward to Canada’s Vancouver Island.
December 10, 2010
Do you have an outstanding colleague you’d like to nominate for one of the university-wide awards offered each year? If so, you’ll need to get your materials together, because deadlines are coming up.
December 9, 2010
Odegaard Undergraduate Library will be closed for fire and safety upgrades from Tuesday, Dec. 21, through Jan. 2, 2011.
UWTV will broadcast NCAA regional volleyball semifinals live from Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 10.
The story of a juvenile hawk who hangs around Savery Hall and doesnt mind eating a little crow from time to time.
December 8, 2010
A new initiative could position the University of Washington as a major player in addressing global health and environmental issues arising from climate change.
The Henry Art Gallery helps the ‘History Detectives’ solve a mystery; an art installation gets new life advertising the Burke Museum, an exhibit of art by Kazimierz Poznanski; four from Facilities Services celebrate 25 years of service each; and the College of Education notes three alums at the helm of Washington state two-year schools.
Sheila Croft, a UW Medical Center nurse, was the first woman to cross the finish line during the Women’s Half Marathon, one of the 2010 Seattle Marathon events.
The Women Who Rock Research Project provides courses and cross-academic discussion examining the politics of gender, race and sexuality generated by popular music.
UW pharmacy students inform public leaders about the expanding role of pharmacists in disease prevention and health promotion.
Students, parents and teachers of middle-school aged children are invited to learn more about the Transition School/Early Entrance Program at the UW at an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
The folks at UW Advancement just cant look away from the challenges of homeless youth in the University District. So theyre helping out, serving free meals in partnership with Teen Feed, a nonprofit agency thats also a Combined Fund Drive (CFD) choice.
The Regents cancel their December meeting; campus blood drives scheduled, and a public hearing on an administrative change in parking.
The UWs Pre-Entry Assessment Team and area firefighters use the soon-to-be-demolished Cavalier Apartments for training scenarios.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has named the UW School of Pharmacy the winner of the 2010-11 Transformative Community Service Award.
Despite working within a construction site, the staff of Hall Health Center have managed to meet with every client, student or non-student, who needed care with only a slight increase in the number of complaints about the centers environment.
Dr. Paul G. Ramsey will discuss the challenges ahead as well as major developments in the past year at UW Medicine.
Students may have wondered what the extra Coke machine was doing in By George on Friday, Dec. 3. Then it came alive and started handing out prizes.
Some of the best examples of UW architecture student drawings from 1914 to 1947 are on display in Allen Library until March 12.
Jordan Anderson, principal bass of the Seattle Symphony, will give a master class at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Brechemin Auditorium.
Jonathan Pasternack conducts the University Symphony Friday, Dec. 10, in a performance of works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Massenet, and Tchaikovsky. Violinist Ron Patterson will be featured on Ravels Tzigane.
The UW Tacoma is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to transform how K-8 mathematics teachers can be trained as they face classrooms in which many students are not native English speakers.
Based on a successful two-year technology pilot program, UW Medicine will expand its use of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System. The data aggregation platform will support multiple clinical and research initiatives.
Based on the successful results of a two-year technology pilot program, UW Medicine will expand its use of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS), a data aggregation platform, to support multiple clinical and research initiatives across the health organization.
December 7, 2010
A survey of court cases shows that when battered women living abroad flee their abusive husbands and return to the United States, many times their children are sent back, usually to their fathers.
International law permits abusive fathers custody of childrenSchool of Social Work
December 6, 2010
New research shows that notches carved by rivers at the bottom of glacial valleys in the Swiss Alps survive from one glacial episode to the next, protected in part by the glaciers themselves.
UW Police officers come to the rescue to make a faculty members interview possible during the snow, Music Professor Patricia Campbell chairs the Smithsonian Folkways, the undergraduate landscape architecture program is honored, and Computer Science & Engineering Professor Ed Lazowska is named to a U.S. Department of Energy committee.« Previous Page Next Page »