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October 28, 2010

Gwendolyn Shaw on American artists.

An associate professor of American art at the University of Pennsylvania, Shaw also holds the American art history professorship at the UW School of Art this fall.

Seattle Public Library/UW Medicine free public lecture Nov. 3 looks at living organ donation

UW Medicine transplant surgeon Dr.

UW again receives top ranking for sustainability

For the fourth year in a row, the UW received a grade of A- on the College Sustainability Report Card, issued by the Sustainability Endowments Institute.

New methods detect subtleties in human genomes’ repetitive landscapes

Scientists have invented methods to scout the human genome’s repetitive landscapes, where DNA sequences are highly identical and heavily duplicated.

Answers to your questions about obtaining health care at UW Medicine

A survey last year looked at UW employees perceptions about obtaining their care at UW Medicine health systems. Here is a Q & A answering so

Official Notices

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 2 p.

SafeCampus now offers violence prevention videos

This fall, UW community members can easily access three educational videos produced by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety: Shots Fired, Flashpoint, and Silent Storm on the UW SafeCampus <A href="https://www.

PSO: Meet Margaret Shepherd in fall meeting

For its fall meeting, the UW Professional Staff Association will offer a talk by Margaret Shepherd, UW director of state relations.

From obscurity to prime time: viral political videos can spring from non-political sites

What’s the mechanism that makes a political video go viral? What causes a video clip to spread from a few people to millions, sometimes in a matter of hours? Is it a top-down process led by elite gatekeepers or bottoms up, driven by people at the grass roots? And how do blogs affect the life cycle of a viral video?

Common wisdom might suggest that a posse of political blogs triggers virality, but research from the UW indicates it often springs from just two elite blogs followed by top general interest outlets that aren’t considered political.

Mystery Photo

Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.

A life to be remembered: ‘Dr. Sam’ tells story of UW’s Samuel E. Kelly

Samuel E.

CFD Profile: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (and its Nov. 7 walk/run)

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.

Pac-10 Fitness Challenge seeing more interest this year


More indoor exercise, the start of fall, all signs point to the fourth annual Pac-10 Fitness Challenge.

Watershed management is foundation for improving Puget Sound water quality, documentary shows

An hour-long documentary written, produced and filmed by UW Tacoma faculty, staff and students, lays out the case: To clean up Puget Sound, start with the watersheds.

Martha Graham Dance Company to appear at Meany Nov. 4-6

The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform as part of the World Dance Series at Meany Hall Nov.

Audrey Osler of University of Leeds to speak on ‘Students’ Perspective on Schooling’ Oct. 29

Audrey Osler, professor of education at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, will speak on Students’ Perspectives on Schooling from 11 a.

Craig Sheppard to perform ‘Mostly Brahms’ at Meany Hall on Nov. 1

Craig Sheppard will perform works by Johannes Brahms and the composer’s friend and mentor, Robert Schumann, in a concert titled Mostly Brahms at 7:30 p.

Molecular imaging and therapy center to develop, commercialize technologies

Ultrasound, best known by many for snapping pictures of babies before they are born, could soon be a way to spot cancerous cells before a tumor develops, precisely monitor how a person responds to treatment, or deliver genetic therapies to their targets.

Scented consumer products shown to emit many unlisted chemicals

The sweet smell of fresh laundry may contain a sour note.

New agreement makes popular software, new computers very affordable

Pssst …wanna score some primo software for nothing, or next to nothing? And how about a fully-equipped computer for the price of latte a day?

You don’t have to arrange for a clandestine meeting near the back of a truck in a dark alley.

Volunteers needed for study on suicide intervention strategies

Researchers at the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics at the UW seek King County men and women to participate in a study on suicide intervention.

College planning night for family of UW staff, faculty Nov. 2

The Office of Admissions will hold a college planning evening exclusively for UW staff, faculty and their high school children from 6 to 8 p.

Foster School of Business presents Entrepreneur Week UW Nov. 1-5

All things entrepreneurial will be in the spotlight at the Foster School of Business Nov.

Spooky tunes: Annual Halloween concert on Littlefield Organ Oct. 29

Students of Carole Terry, professor of organ and harpsichord in the School of Music, will play spooky classics and selected not-as-spooky Broadway show tunes on the UW’s Littlefield Organ in a special Halloween concert at 7:30 p.

Contemporary Group, pianist Alan Chow to perform Nov. 4

School of Music students will perform new music selections in the Contemporary Group concert and pianist Alan Chow will give a guest recital, both on Thursday, Nov.

Scheduling classrooms: Balancing multiple needs for ‘a miracle’ every quarter

The UW has thousands of class sections filling hundreds of rooms every day, all quarter, all year.

Cats getting new homes, lives, through UWeek classifieds

Carol Crowell first saw Cosette in the University Week Classifieds.

New class of biomolecules triggered in response to respiratory virus infection

For the first time, scientists have discovered that a poorly understood class of RNA produced in a mammal’s cells during a respiratory virus attack may affect the outcome of the infection.

Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

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October 27, 2010

New methods detect subtleties in human genomes’ repetitive landscapes

These techniques spot minute variations linked to evolution, diversity and brain development

A walk for remembering.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there will be a walk to remember six members of the campus community who lost their lives to domestic violence.

October 26, 2010

Scented consumer products shown to emit many unlisted chemicals

The sweet smell of fresh laundry may contain a sour note.

October 25, 2010

New class of biomolecules triggered in response to respiratory virus infection

Long, non-protein-coding RNAs may help regulate innate immunity

Volunteers needed for study on suicide intervention strategies

Researchers at the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington seek King County men and women to participate in a study on suicide intervention.

October 24, 2010

Remembering ‘Dr. Sam’

When he was 17, the late Sam Kelly met Paul Robeson, who asked him, “What are you doing for the race?” That question inspired Kelly to devote his life to helping others.

October 21, 2010

Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

A University of Washington Medical Center patient is the world’s first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere’s disease.

Come plant a tree on Oct. 28

Want to help make a green campus even greener? Volunteers are needed to help plant 15 to 20 Deodar Cedar trees at the north end of the E-1 parking lot between 10 a.

President Obama pleases a purple and gold crowd in UW campaign stop

President Barack Obama addressed — and delighted — a packed, purple house of Huskies at Hec Edmondson Pavilion today, part of a whistlestop-style tour to get out the Democratic vote, especially for Sen.

Celebration of life for Paul Steven Miller planned Oct. 25

The UW School of Law will have a community gathering to celebrate the life of Paul Steven Miller, the Henry M.

Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

University of Washington researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

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