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January 26, 2011
A UW Regents meeting on Feb. 17, blood drives, and the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites grant applications.
Fecal transplants, city signs, May-December romances, scat-detecting dogs and New Years resolutions are some of the things UW professors commented on in the national press recently.
Once again, despite tough times, the UW community has stepped forward to help others in a record-breaking way. The 2010 Combined Fund Drive, which ended Dec. 10, raised a record $2,044,404.
The UW psychology department – a world leader in diversity science – will focus on diversity in its sixth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series, which begins Feb. 16. Over the course of three installments, six speakers will discuss ways of breaking down barriers to diversity in business, law and health care.
A small Texas town in 1975 and the Disciples of James Dean are gathering to remember their hero. But the reunion doesnt turn out as expected.
Are you ready to be freezin for a reason? The annual Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics is co-sponsored by the UW Police Department. It is set for noon Saturday, Jan. 29.
“Resonance: Nature, Glass, and Standing Waves in the Art of Joe Davis,” an exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, will feature works by Joe Davis, an artist-researcher in laboratories at both MIT and Harvard University. Davis is a pioneer of “bioart.”
If youd like to take a chance on some art and help a student at the same time, you might want to consider the annual Scholarships for Scholars celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Put on by the 3D4M Program in the School of Art (3D4M stands for Three Dimensional Forum, covering ceramics, glass and sculpture), the event includes a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds going to support students.
The dance troupe Grupo Corpo performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 3-5. The performance is part of the UW World Series.
The UW has pledged $5 million to match gifts made to support the $10.6 million UW Intellectual House budget, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced. The longhouse-style facility is designed as a learning and gathering space for Native Americans on campus.
Nature awareness lectures got this staffer on the trail; now hes tracking and surveying animal populations on weekends.
The University of Washington Press and three other academic presses have been awarded a collaborative publishing grant of $1.257 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to publish first books by scholars in the field of art history.
At his annual address, Paul Ramsey will review the challenges and achievements of the past year at UW Medicine, and talk about future directions locally, regionally, and globally.
Based on surveys from Tacoma high school graduates, the UW-Beyond High School Project is revealing what factors help high school students transition into happy, healthy and productive adult lives.
January 25, 2011
The next downtown Seattle Public Library and UW Medicine evening is lecture Feb. 2. It will feature sports medicine specialist Kim Harmon explaining platelet rich plasma therapy for injuries.
People with lower incomes and less education typically have less healthful eating habits than people with higher incomes and more education. A UW study concludes that socio-economic disparities in diet quality are directly affected by diet costs.
Last summers disastrous and deadly Pakistan floods were caused by a rogue weather system that wandered hundreds of miles farther west than is normal for such systems, new UW research shows.
“The budget is absorbing all the conversations in both houses and in both parties,” said Margaret Shepherd, UW director of state relations, during a Skype session from her office in Olympia Jan. 24. “Higher education continues to be a focus of those discussions, and there is broad agreement that ‘something needs to be done. At this point, there is not much agreement on what that something is.”
January 24, 2011
The work of three UW researchers is highlighted in an art exhibit at the Washington State Convention Center featuring creations from collaborations between artists and scientists.
Higher costs of more nutritious diets contribute to socio-economic disparities in health: UW research
January 21, 2011
Williams will receive a prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring next week at a White House ceremony.
Williams will receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering mentoring.
January 20, 2011
Realigning with participants’ interests is important for the future of research. UW and Group Health bioethicists suggest ways for scientists and study volunteers to build trusting relationships in a policy forum appearing Jan. 21 in the journal Science.
The On-Ramps into Academia workshop at the UW aims to lure women researchers working in government, industry or as consultants to academic positions. Applications for the second workshop, this spring, are due Feb. 15.
Realigning with participants’ interest is important for the future of genomic research.
January 19, 2011
Three UW students have been singled out as outstanding in their classes, based on their academic records. Jennifer Kang has been named the freshman medalist, Gracie Ingermanson is the sophomore medalist and Krysta Yousoufian is the junior medalist.
Michael Partington plays guitar for the Seattle Opera and Cliff Mass tries “nowcasting”; the latest from your campus colleagues.
Some opinions about a scholar’s plan to release a version of “Huckleberry Finn” with the “n-word” replaced throughout with the word “slave.”
From computers to carillon bells, when the things we use end their campus lives, they meet their fate at UW Moving & Surplus — a sort of campus afterlife.
When graduates of the UWs Photography Certificate Program offer an exhibit of their work in the UW Tower beginning Jan. 21, two UW staffers will be among the proud participants. And a third will be cheering them on.
Anyone interested in design options for the Brooklyn Station in the University District, part of Sound Transits North Link, should attend an open house on Thursday, Jan. 27. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the University Heights Center.
Learn how to write easy-to-understand informed consents for research in this one-hour training.
Get an insider’s view of UW Medicine by registering for a series of free lectures and demonstrations on medical education, patient care and research. The Mini-Medical School is in session Tuesday evenings Feb. 1 to March 15.
When the University Symphony performs on Jan. 27, it will be a chance for the winners of the School of Musics annual Concerto Competition to show off what they can do. David Brooks, Yesol Im, Jae-In Shin and Brooks Tran won the opportunity after surviving two rounds of competition. Alternates Hunju Juno Lee and Maria-Alise Agrawal will also perform.
A Board of Regents meeting, some blood drives and a call for applications for research grants in alcohol and drug abuse.
A new type of educational partnership in the state of Washington was launched Jan. 19, when the UW Bothell and Bellevue College sign a memorandum of understanding to establish a cooperative admissions process for international students studying business in the United States
Violinist Mark OConnor performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Meany Hall. Embracing Appalachian fiddling, the jazz violin and the canon of classical music for strings, O’Connor redefines the idea of “cross-over” artist.
Airlift Northwest welcomes visitors to an open house at its new offices and hangar. See the aircraft that transport critically injured patients, and meet staff who provide medical services inflight.
In the new book, Boundaries of Jewish Identity, Susan Glenn and Naomi Sokoloff brought together a group of scholars in the fields of law, anthropology, history, sociology and literature to consider the question of who is a Jew and who gets to decide.
Elizabeth Alexander, who wrote and delivered President Obamas inaugural poem, says it is time for Americans to begin a more nuanced civic conversation about race and culture. She will speak about that idea at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in 130 Kane.« Previous Page Next Page »