April 29, 2013
Dinosaur predecessors gain ground in wake of world’s biggest biodiversity crisis — with photo gallery
Newly discovered fossils reveal a lineage of animals thought to have led to dinosaurs taking hold in Tanzania and Zambia, many millions of years before dinosaur relatives were seen in the fossil record elsewhere on Earth.Christian Sidor, College of Arts and Sciences, Uniiversity of Washington Department of Biology, University of Washington
Arts and sciences academy selects Eggers, Moon
UW faculty members Susan Eggers and Randall Moon have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Grocery delivery service is greener than driving to the store
New University of Washington research shows it’s much more environmentally friendly to leave the car parked at home and opt for groceries delivered to your doorstep.Anne Goodchild, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Erica Wygonik
April 25, 2013
Arts Roundup: Student music and art, a staged Western — and wind ensemble (with tuba)
Art students show their work, music students play jazz with famous guests, the Burke invites all for a celebration of Salish Coast art, and more.
Also, the School of Music’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band unite for an evening of music featuring a tuba concerto, of course.
Astronomer studies far-off worlds through ‘characterization by proxy’
A UW astronomer is using Earth’s interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.Department of Astronomy, planetary science, Sarah Ballard
Keeping beverages cool in summer: It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity
Drops forming on the outside of your drink don’t just make the can slippery. Experiments show that in hot, humid weather, condensation heats a drink more than the surrounding air.College of the Environment, Dale Durran, Dargan Frierson, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
UW students pitch business plans in competition
April 24, 2013
Air pollution may harden arteries
Carlos Gil tells family story in memoir, ‘We Became Mexican American’
A conversation with Carlos Gil, UW professor emeritus of history and author of the memoir “We Became Mexican American.”Carlos Gil, Department of History
April 23, 2013
A greener concrete? UW-led coalition seeks to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint
Concrete is used to build streets, bridges, buildings, dams and driveways — and it lasts a very long time — but what if concrete could be made with a 50 percent smaller carbon footprint?Architecture 2030, Carbon Leadership Forum, Department of Architecture, Kate Simonen
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