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January 7, 2013

University of Washington selects Azita Emami as dean of School of Nursing

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Azita Emami, dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University, will be the new dean of the UW School of Nursing.

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Human trafficking conference to focus on poverty, trade policy

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Human trafficking is commonly thought of as part of the sex trade, but in reality it entangles many more types of labor and continues to grow worldwide even as laws try to squelch it. The UW Women’s Center will hold a conference Jan. 11-12 to take a fresh look at the issue.

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January 4, 2013

Many unaware of radiation risk from CT scans

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January 3, 2013

Arts Roundup: Student art and a new library exhibit as quarter begins

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A new student art exhibit and a UW Libraries exhibit about printmaker Richard V. Correll are featured this week.

January 2, 2013

Let there be daylight: New book illustrates use of natural light in design — with slide show

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Christopher Meek, research associate professor of architecture, answers questions about the book he co-authored, “Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest.”

UW student gets degree months after his death

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While in womb, babies begin learning language from their mothers

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Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought.

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December 31, 2012

News Digest: Honor: Daniela Witten

Daniela Witten named one of Forbes’ rising stars

Study shows naloxone kits cost-effective in preventing overdose deaths

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Giving heroin users kits with the overdose antidote naloxone can help save lives. Efforts are under way to make similar kits available for prescription opioid users.

In rain and snow at home, Seahawks much more likely to win

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The Seahawks win four times as many home games as they lose when the weather is inclement, compared to less than two to one when it’s not.

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