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November 9, 2010
Heather Krasna writes about discovering secure and meaningful jobs.
Charles Johnson, the National Book Award winner and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who retired from teaching at the UW a year ago, will give a free lecture Nov. 19. Reservations are recommended.
For more information Meet the Mammals is included with museum admission and is free for Burke members. Learn more online at www.burkemuseum.org. 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.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,…
The Professional Staff Organization has announced a new award to highlight the good work done by its members on campus. Two of the new ProStaff Awards will be given out twice a year — in fall and spring — and nominations are now open.
Dr. Keith Jerome is looking to prevent the AIDS virus from taking hold, and Dr. Pradpsinh Rathod is testing ways to keep malaria parasites from becoming drug resistant.
The Washington State Pharmacy Assocaition honored Don Downing and Joy Plein for their pioneering work and community service.
A team of University of Washington undergraduate students were among 65 research groups that today learned they had won one of the <A href="http://www.
November 8, 2010
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When it comes to the Combined Fund Drive, you could just ask people for money, or you could invite them to a carnival, a spaghetti feed, a coin toss or other event where theyd have fun while they give.
On Nov. 8, 1910, the state granted women the right to vote. The centennial of that landmark was celebrated at the UW and across the state.
The decades-long tradition of salmon returning to campus each fall is ending because of new directions in fisheries research and budget cuts.
University of Washington researchers are using tiny sea creatures called foraminifera to help diagnose the health of Puget Sound.
In “Profit of Education,” UW economics Professor Dick Startz says America’s public school system can be fixed if we raise teacher salaries 40 percent, which would pay for itself nine times over.
See some amazing video of army ants at work, including one in which they bring down prey many times larger than themselves.
James J. Clauss, director of the Honors Program, has been named associate dean in Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Part of his new role is to expand awareness of the program across the UW.
Students need assignments that help with basic tasks such as formulating an inquiry and comparing sources.
November 6, 2010
The Elisabeth C.
November 5, 2010
The School of Art design graduate program hosts an open house.
November 4, 2010
UW Medical Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday, November 3, for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.
Step into Allen Library South’s ground floor and you’ll see a colorful room with furniture not typical in a library.
Founded in 1926, it’s the oldest and perhaps most celebrated dance company in America.
How does consumer confusion arise from incomplete and unbalanced health news reporting? Longtime news media commentator Gary Schwitzer promises to explain.
Alarming news reports and journal articles in recent years about fisheries facing ruin the world over has led to calls to curtail, or more drastically, to completely cease harvesting fish from coastal and ocean waters.
The pieces hanging on the new Research Commons’ walls might at first seem to be modern art.
Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.
From low oxygen levels in areas of Hood Canal to pollution in Elliott and Commencement bays, scientists have documented some serious environmental issues in Puget Sound, whose shores are home to more than 3 million Western Washington residents.
The Professional Staff Organization has announced a new award to highlight the good work done by its members on campus.
Board of Regents
The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 2 p.
You want more great teachers, the kind that demonstrably raise student achievement, the kind students remember years after finishing school?
According to a new book by Dick Startz, UW economics professor, that will cost about $90 billion a year.
By Andrew Krueger
Foster School of Business
People expect leadership to be mostly about the leader, but is it also about the followers? Is context a key driver behind star performers? Why do some outstanding performers fail when the situation changes?
These are but a few of the questions that will be explored in Fostering Leadership, a collaborative undertaking by UWTV and the Foster School of Business, which premiered October 27.
The installation of the bronze W in the median of Memorial Way a few weeks ago brought the relocation of another UW landmark — the rock on which is a plaque that lists the names of men from the UW community who died in World War I.
From Friday, Nov.
IN THE CLOUDS: The American Meteorological Society has named Robert Wood, a UW associate professor of atmospheric sciences, the winner of the Henry G.
Is the era of affordable and reliable energy coming to a close? Assuming that our current path is unsustainable, what will replace our energy sources, and what is the role of private enterprise in exploring and producing alternatives?
“Social Responsibility in the Energy Sector,” a panel discussion, will bring three industry leaders together to discuss social responsibility and the road to new energy.
Want to help local high school students achieve the dream of getting into college? You can, by joining the Dream Project on Nov.
What do macaques, parasites and a piece of plastic poop have in common? They’re all used by Randy Kyes, director of the UW Center for Global Field Study, to demonstrate the significance of biodiversity on health.
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