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December 8, 2010

Tackling new terrain: climate change and global health

A new initiative could position the University of Washington as a major player in addressing global health and environmental issues arising from climate change.

Etc.: Campus news & notes

The Henry Art Gallery helps the ‘History Detectives’ solve a mystery; an art installation gets new life advertising the Burke Museum, an exhibit of art by Kazimierz Poznanski; four from Facilities Services celebrate 25 years of service each; and the College of Education notes three alums at the helm of Washington state two-year schools.

UW Medical Center nurse finishes first in 2010 Seattle Women's Half Marathon

Sheila Croft, a UW Medical Center nurse, was the first woman to cross the finish line during the Women’s Half Marathon, one of the 2010 Seattle Marathon events.

These women rock — in research and in life

The Women Who Rock Research Project provides courses and cross-academic discussion examining the politics of gender, race and sexuality generated by popular music.

Pharmacy students leave a lasting impression on public officials

UW pharmacy students inform public leaders about the expanding role of pharmacists in disease prevention and health promotion.

Information session on Early Entrance Program set for Jan. 5

Students, parents and teachers of middle-school aged children are invited to learn more about the Transition School/Early Entrance Program at the UW at an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Teen Feed, a CFD choice: Continuing a tradition of generosity

The folks at UW Advancement just cant look away from the challenges of homeless youth in the University District. So theyre helping out, serving free meals in partnership with Teen Feed, a nonprofit agency thats also a Combined Fund Drive (CFD) choice.

Official notices

The Regents cancel their December meeting; campus blood drives scheduled, and a public hearing on an administrative change in parking.

‘Doomed Cavalier Apartments building makes excellent training site

The UWs Pre-Entry Assessment Team and area firefighters use the soon-to-be-demolished Cavalier Apartments for training scenarios.

School of Pharmacy honored for service to the community

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has named the UW School of Pharmacy the winner of the 2010-11 Transformative Community Service Award.

Working in a construction zone: Hall Health continues serving clients

Despite working within a construction site, the staff of Hall Health Center have managed to meet with every client, student or non-student, who needed care with only a slight increase in the number of complaints about the centers environment.

UW Medicine CEO Dr. Paul Ramsey to give annual address Jan. 31

Dr. Paul G. Ramsey will discuss the challenges ahead as well as major developments in the past year at UW Medicine.

Flowers, cookies, Twister: It wasnt your usual Coke machine

Students may have wondered what the extra Coke machine was doing in By George on Friday, Dec. 3. Then it came alive and started handing out prizes.

From Beaux-Arts to Bauhaus: Old student architectural drawings displayed at Allen Library

Some of the best examples of UW architecture student drawings from 1914 to 1947 are on display in Allen Library until March 12.

Master class Dec. 11 an inside look at bass auditions

Jordan Anderson, principal bass of the Seattle Symphony, will give a master class at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Brechemin Auditorium.

University Symphony concert features violinist Ronald Patterson

Jonathan Pasternack conducts the University Symphony Friday, Dec. 10, in a performance of works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Massenet, and Tchaikovsky. Violinist Ron Patterson will be featured on Ravels Tzigane.

NSF awards $3.5 million to prepare math teachers for diverse classrooms

The UW Tacoma is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to transform how K-8 mathematics teachers can be trained as they face classrooms in which many students are not native English speakers.

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UW Medicine to expand use of Microsoft Amalga to support clinical, translational research

Based on a successful two-year technology pilot program, UW Medicine will expand its use of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System. The data aggregation platform will support multiple clinical and research initiatives.

UW Medicine to expand use of Microsoft Amalga to support clinical, translational research

Based on the successful results of a two-year technology pilot program, UW Medicine will expand its use of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS), a data aggregation platform, to support multiple clinical and research initiatives across the health organization.

December 7, 2010

International law permits abusive fathers custody of children

A survey of court cases shows that when battered women living abroad flee their abusive husbands and return to the United States, many times their children are sent back, usually to their fathers.

International law permits abusive fathers custody of children

International law permits abusive fathers custody of children

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December 6, 2010

New research shows rivers cut deep notches in the Alps broad glacial valleys

New research shows that notches carved by rivers at the bottom of glacial valleys in the Swiss Alps survive from one glacial episode to the next, protected in part by the glaciers themselves.

Etc.: Campus news & notes

UW Police officers come to the rescue to make a faculty members interview possible during the snow, Music Professor Patricia Campbell chairs the Smithsonian Folkways, the undergraduate landscape architecture program is honored, and Computer Science & Engineering Professor Ed Lazowska is named to a U.S. Department of Energy committee.

December 5, 2010

New research shows rivers cut deep notches in the Alps’ broad glacial valleys

Research shows that notches carved by rivers at the bottom of glacial valleys in the Swiss Alps survive from one glacial episode to the next

December 3, 2010

Forum on Science, Ethics, Policy plans meeting

The Forum on Science, Ethics and Policy will have its first general meeting of the year at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 in 228 Mary Gates. The group of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows provides an opportunity for dialogue about the impact of science in our world.

December 2, 2010

Have your say about disabilities and universal design on Dec. 6

Do you have opinions or experiences to express about disabilities and interior/universal design? You can share your views in a public forum on disabilities called Have Your Say.

December 1, 2010

Blog profile: An economist looks at education reform

Economics Professor Dick Startz talks about his blog, which is intended to offer up the scientific evidence on K-12 education reform.

Princeton sociologist to discuss changing attitudes toward immigrants Dec. 9

Doug Massey says harsh anti-immigration reforms over the past 30 years are causing Latinos to become the new American underclass. His talk is the first in a three-part public lecture series focusing on the concept of diversity.

New measures introduced to make travel abroad safer for UW community

In 2011, all students who participate in programs abroad offered through International Programs & Exchanges will be required to purchase study abroad insurance as part of a new program designed to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff who travel on University of Washington related study or business.

Backup for babies and parents: St. Josephs Baby Corner, a CFD choice

St. Josephs Baby Corner provides baby supplies to low-income King County families. Its one of the charities you can support through the Combined Fund Drive.

Official Notices

A hearing on administrative changes in parking, some blood drives and a notice about regents meetings.

Author ponders snails, slugs and life in the very slow lane

Step into a world that, until now, youve only stepped on, says the book jacket of the newest book by David Gordon.

Vintage visions: Sporting elegant bygone fashions, just for fun

Petticoats, nipped-in waists, Edwardian walking suits — members of the group Somewhere in Time Unlimited step out in historical fashions, just for fun.

Neuroscience of instinct: How animals overcome fear to obtain food

Animals are capable of making instinctive safety decisions, a UW researcher has learned. Professor of Psychology Jeansok Kim demonstrated that rats weigh their odds of safely retrieving food pellets placed at varying distances from a perceived predator.

IQ scores fail to predict academic performance in children with autism

In a study by researchers at the University of Washington, 90 percent of high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders showed a discrepancy between their IQ score and their performance on reading, spelling and math tests.

Princeton sociologist to discuss changing attitudes toward immigrants Dec. 9

Doug Massey says harsh anti-immigration reforms over the past 30 years are causing Latinos to become the new American underclass. His talk is the first in a three-part public lecture series focusing on the concept of diversity.

Gulf oil spill offers central discussion point for Honors 100 class

What does a philosopher, or a creative writer, have to say about an oil spill? Thats what a group of honors students have been finding out this quarter as they take Honors 100, the required first course in the new honors curriculum.

Five UW faculty named fellows of the IEEE

Karl Bohringer, Gaetano Borriello, Paul Kinahan, James Ritcey and Steve Seitz have been honored for their outstanding records of accomplishment in engineering.

Screenings on wheels: MammoVan coming Dec. 6, 20

Women age 40 and over should have annual mammograms, but its hard to find the time. The MammoVan is coming to help on Dec. 6 and 20.

Henry Art Gallery offers faculty/staff tour Dec. 15

The gallery is offering a 30-minute exploration of its current exhibitions in a UW Art Break staff tour at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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