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November 10, 2010

It’s a La Nina year — time to prepare for possible suspended operations at the UW

Since this is a La Nina year — with more than average snowfalls expected — it’s a good time to review the UW’s bad weather policies.

Bringing down Balmer Hall — one bite at a time

Among all the construction on campus, there’s a little destruction too. Workers from R.W. Rhine Inc. have been reducing Balmer Hall to rubble in order to make way for a new building that will primarily house classrooms for the Foster School of Business.

UW to lead in five-year, $40 million Head Start grant promoting early childhood learning

Knowing that strong early learning can boost later classroom success, the University of Washington’s College of Education will take the lead in a new, five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant to improve young children’s readiness for school.

Volunteers needed for studies on substance abuse, domestic violence interventions

Volunteers needed for studies on substance abuse, domestic violence interventions

‘All or Nothing.’

Opening of a juried exhibit highlighting the best work coming from the diverse students in the School of Art.

Study shows universities may be failing to sufficiently teach basic research skills

College students are among the savviest users of Web 2.

Official notices

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 2 p.

It’s a La Nina year — time to prepare for possible suspended operations at the University

This is the time of year when Human Resources reminds employees about the University’s policies for suspended operations and inclement weather.

Etc: Campus News & Notes

DAILY DELIGHT: The UW student newspaper, The Daily, competed at the National College Media Conference recently, and cleaned up.

Preparing multi-skilled future principals at UW Bothell

Students in UW Bothell’s principal preparation program tend to be teachers who already have spent several years as leaders and mentors — even if some of that work is on the informal side.

Good dogs! Summit Assistance Dogs is a heart-warming CFD choice



Editor’s note: Through the 2010 Combined Fund Drive campaign, University Week will spotlight agencies that receive CFD funds and members of the UW community who volunteer for such organizations.

Charles Johnson to deliver Libraries Maxine Cushing Gray Lecture, Nov. 19

Charles Johnson, recipient of the 2010 Maxine Cushing Gray Visiting Writers Fellowship Award at UW Libraries, will give a lecture at 7 p.

Carpe Diem String Quartet to play Meany Nov. 23

Carpe Diem String Quartet performs at 8 p.

New director of the UW’s Robinson Center plans challenging classrooms for all children

Nancy Hertzog had one heck of a first day teaching elementary school: one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished — later he was found hitchhiking by the assistant superintendent — as fire and police forces descended on the school.

Show of hands: New screens in Meany Hall will show pianists’ hand movements up close

The acoustics of Meany Hall are splendid, so when musicians play, the audience hears everything beautifully.

By popular request: A DVD about anatomy for dancers

When Dance Professor Jennifer Salk gave presentations at conferences, people often asked her if they could record her performance so they could look at it later for reference.

School of Music offers fairy tale opera, ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Thomas Harper directs students from the UW Voice Division in the fully-staged production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel Nov.

Try a different commute Nov. 18; you might win a prize

More than 1,600 members of the UW community have pledged to try something different with their commutes when the Huskies play the Bruins on Nov.

Mystery Photo

Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.

Meet the Mammals on Nov. 20 at the Burke


The Burke Museum invites the public to see, touch, and learn about the museum’s extraordinary collection of mammals at the annual Meet the Mammals family day from 10 a.

Undergraduates’ low-cost ultrasound system wins Gates Foundation grant



A team of UW undergraduate students was among 65 research groups that have just learned they have won one of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grants.

Screening of film by UW graduate will benefit School of Drama

Night Catches Us, a soon-to-be-released film about the Black Panthers that was produced by UW graduate Ron Simons, will be screened at 7 p.

Career Services director at Evans School writes new book: ‘Jobs that Matter’

In high school, Heather Krasna helped form a club that focused on environmental issues.

Bringing down Balmer Hall — one bite at a time

Among all the construction on campus, there’s a little destruction too.

Screening test validated for depression in adolescents

Primary-care clinicians know teen depression is common, but they’ve lacked a reliable screening test for it.

Harry Kimball receives 2010 Flexner Distinguished Service to Medical Education Award

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Why I chose UW Medicine: I was having twins!


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UW Medicine lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

UW Medical Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (<A href="http://www.

November 9, 2010

Carpe Diem String Quartet to play Meany Hall

Carpe Diem String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 as part of the World Series at Meany Hall. The quartet-in-residence at Ohio Wesleyan University, the group is known as one of the most versatile ensembles of its generation and is committed to bringing new audiences to chamber music.

Undergraduates’ low-cost ultrasound system wins Gates Foundation grant

UW undergraduate students will travel to Africa to test an ultrasound system aimed at lowering childbirth-related mortality, which kills an estimated 1,000 women each day, almost entirely in the developing world.

Show of hands: New screens in Meany Hall will show pianists’ hand movements up close

The acoustics of Meany Hall are splendid, so when musicians play, the audience hears everything beautifully. But sight lines can be a more difficult matter — especially when a pianist performs. Problem solved. New video screens recently installed at Meany will give audiences an up-close look at the pianists’ fingering as they play.

Screening of film by UW graduate will benefit School of Drama

Night Catches Us, a new film about the Black Panthers that was produced by UW graduate Ron Simons, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Cinebarre theater in Mountlake Terrace. The screening will raise money for the UW School of Drama Career Entry Endowment Fund.

School of Music offers fairy tale opera, ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Students from the UW Voice Division will perform a fully-staged production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel Nov. 17, 19 and 21 in Meany Hall. Musical accompaniment is by the University Symphony, conducted by Jonathan Pasternack, and the production is directed by Thomas Harper.

Why I chose UW Medicine: I was having twins!

Pediatric anesthesiology fellow Dr. Katherine Keech describes the family-centered care at UW Medicine during her pregnancy, the birth of her twins and their NICU stay. New dad Dr. John Keech is a UW surgery resident.

New director of the UW’s Robinson Center plans challenging classrooms for all children

On Nancy Hertzog’s first day of teaching, one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished. She isn’t likely to have that experience here, as she brings her 30 years of experience to lead the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars.

Screening test validated for depression in adolescents

A brief questionnaire commonly used with adults is shown to be a suitable depression screening tool for teenagers, too.

UW Medicine lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

The Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, lauded UW Medicine for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.

Harry Kimball receives 2010 Flexner Distinguished Service to Medical Education Award

Kimball was honored for fostering high standards of professionalism in medical practice and in physician training, and for his commitment to social justice and patient welfare.

Preparing multi-skilled future principals at UW Bothell

Bothell principal preparation program is designed to accommodate busy teachers who have the ambition to become principals.

By popular request: A DVD about anatomy for dancers

People kept asking to record Dance Professor Jennifer Salk’s presentations about anatomy for dancers. So she made her own DVD, containing eight lessons.

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