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November 17, 2010

University Chorale, Chamber Singers to unite for ‘Sound, Symbol and Space

The Chamber Singers and University Chorale will present their annual fall concert, Sound, Symbol and Space, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Meany Hall.

School of Music plans two master classes

A flutist and a master of the Jewish immigrant music called klezmer will work with UW students Nov. 19 and Nov. 30 respectively. The sessions are free and open to observers.

Poetry out loud: Bringing the Common Book to life

Call it poetry in motion. An independent study class is taking the Common Book to the streets this quarter.

Pianist Lara Downes to kick off Presidents Piano Series Dec. 1

The Presidents Piano Series kicks off with the UW World Series debut of pianist Lara Downes on Dec. 1 in Meany Hall.

Master weavers featured at the Burke Thanksgiving weekend

Master weavers give demonstrations of their work Thanksgiving weekend at the Burke Museum.

College of Engineering putting diversity front and center

The PEERs (Promoting Equity in Engineering Relationships) Program exposes undergraduates to issues of bias, both subtle and overt, within engineering disciplines.

Winter storms coming — and UW Emergency Management has a website to help you prepare

With a La Nina winter just around the corner, its time to think about preparing for stormy weather. Get advice on a website or attend a “Preparation Fair” Dec. 1.

UW receives $1 million grant from Amgen Foundation to support undergraduate research

The UW has received a $1 million grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide research experience to about 100 undergraduates through the Amgen Scholars Program.

UW part of team to transform medical education in Africa

The funding is part of a $130 million U.S. government investment to increase the number of African health-care professionals.

Just an artist on a Harley, traveling and talking about art

Art road trip! Professor John Young is taking KCTS viewers around to see public art in his new TV show, You Call That Art?!

Stanford educator to speak on immigration and education

Education Professor Guadalupe Valdes of Stanford University will discuss the research done for her latest book, Latino Children Learning English: Steps in the Journey, on Friday, Nov. 19, at the UW Club.

Pepper Schwartz speaks on romantic relationships and sex across the lifespan

Sociologist Pepper Schwartz will discuss what research tells us about the sex lives of teenagers through older adults in a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the UW Club lecture room.

UW Medicine cardiologist Dr. Larry Dean to give Dec. 1 Seattle Public Library Lecture

The UW Medicine Heart Center director will talk about effects of aging on the heart.

IQ scores fail to predict academic performance in children with autism

New data show that many children with autism spectrum disorders have greater academic abilities than previously thought.

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of fisheries health and evidence for ‘fishing down marine food webs’

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of fisheries health

Film: ‘Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program.’

The Bracero Program was established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage with temporary workers from Mexico, however, research reveals that it intended to undermine farm-worker unionization.

November 15, 2010

Scented consumer products shown to emit many unlisted chemicals

Widely used fragranced products — including those that claim to be “green” — give off many chemicals that are not listed on the label, including some that are toxic, a UW study found.

UW is fourth in country in students studying abroad

UW is 4th in country in students who study abroad.

November 14, 2010

Several DNA sequence variations linked to electrical signal conduction in the heart

Findings pave way for better understanding of abnormal heart rhythms and heart defects

November 11, 2010

Piano series.

Students of the School of Music perform works for piano.

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.

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