The latest news from the UW
November 17, 2010
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.
The funding is part of a $130 million U.S. government investment to increase the number of African health-care professionals.
Art road trip! Professor John Young is taking KCTS viewers around to see public art in his new TV show, You Call That Art?!
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.
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.
The UW Medicine Heart Center director will talk about effects of aging on the heart.
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
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
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 4th in country in students who study abroad.
November 14, 2010
Findings pave way for better understanding of abnormal heart rhythms and heart defects
November 11, 2010
Students of the School of Music perform works for piano.
November 10, 2010
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.
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.
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
Opening of a juried exhibit highlighting the best work coming from the diverse students in the School of Art.
College students are among the savviest users of Web 2.
Board of Regents
The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 2 p.
This is the time of year when Human Resources reminds employees about the University’s policies for suspended operations and inclement weather.
DAILY DELIGHT: The UW student newspaper, The Daily, competed at the National College Media Conference recently, and cleaned up.
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.
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, 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 performs at 8 p.
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.
The acoustics of Meany Hall are splendid, so when musicians play, the audience hears everything beautifully.
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.
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.
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.
Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.
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.
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.
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.
In high school, Heather Krasna helped form a club that focused on environmental issues.
Among all the construction on campus, there’s a little destruction too.
Primary-care clinicians know teen depression is common, but they’ve lacked a reliable screening test for it.
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