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October 14, 2010

A Conversation With Steve Ballmer

Joint the Computer Science and Engineering department for A Conversation with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.

October 13, 2010

Inside the gulf crisis.

How many barrels of oil per day were spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after the BP disaster? Desperate for an accurate assessment, the federal government pulled together a high-stakes task force that included two UW Engineering faculty members — James Riley and Alberto Aliseda.

October 12, 2010

Forget the Coppertone: Water fleas in mountain ponds can handle UV rays

Water fleas from clear-water alpine ponds are better able to withstand UV radiation than those in murkier ponds nearby.

Fact Sheet: New buoy designed to gather information in changing Arctic

A new buoy designed to collect information in ice floes and open ocean is being air dropped today into the Arctic Ocean today.

UW Part of Team to Transform African Medical Education; Funding Part of $130m Investment by U.S. Government to Increase Health Care Workers

The University of Washington will be teaming up with the University of Nairobi as part of a massive effort to transform African medical education and dramatically increase the number of health care workers.

Flu shot clinics.

Seasonal flu shot clinics for UW faculty and staff.

October 11, 2010

When in Rome: Study-abroad students increase alcohol intake

When in Rome: Study-abroad students increase alcohol intake

October 8, 2010

UW Reads the Constitution.

Listen to all or part of the U.

October 7, 2010

UW Medicine brand launch helps inform the public on health system

UW Medicine launched its new marketing and messaging campaign with a special event for its leadership team at Meany Hall on Sept.

Hear what makes for good acoustics at Oct. 11 Northwest Voice Foundation meeting

The meeting at UW Eagleson Hall is open to all persons interested in voice

Slade Gorton and Bill Gates Sr. to debate income tax initiative at UWT

UW Regent Bill Gates Sr.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 3 p.

UW Faculty who have been Visiting Faculty at the University of Bergen and the University of Trondheim, 1979-2010

Pierre Welander, Oceanography, 1979-80

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University of Bergen and University of Trondheim Faculty who have been Visiting Faculty at the UW, 1979-2010

Asbjorn Aarseth, Comparative Literature, 1979-80

Dangfish Aarskog, Pediatrics, 1980-81

Rolf Eide, Psychology, 1980-81

Rolf Manne, Chemistry, 1981-82

Lorentz Irgens, Epidemiology, 1982-83; 1993-94

Anne Bjorg Tveit, Dentistry, 1982-83

Orm Overland, English, 1983-84; 1992-93; 2001

Alf Grannes, Slavic Languages & Literature, 1983-84

Alex Haerem, Law, 1983-84

Jan Mossin, Finance, 1983-84

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New grants keep UW at top of schools receiving Title VI funding

Grants totaling $17.

Mystery Photo

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

Workshop to address complicated issue of long-term care insurance

Health care reform may address a variety of current problems, but one that it scarcely touches is long-term care.

‘Living Voters Guide’ invites Washington voters to hash out ballot initiatives

Voters across the country are entering the season of ballot measures.

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity welcomes UW State GEAR UP Project

The UW State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) has joined the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange has announced.

Illustrious career brings singular honors for Mike Wallace

For more than 40 years, John “Mike” Wallace has been a fixture at the UW.

Etc: Campus news & notes

STAYING WELL: Jeffrey R.

Gulf oil spill, London Olympics, driver distraction to be featured in College of Engineering fall lectures

Over the next few weeks, the College of Engineering’s popular fall lectures will take a more technical look at some of the topics currently in the news.

The UW Club, past, present and future: ‘It’s about relationships’

Talking over coffee with the current and former managers of the University of Washington Club, hearing stories and stealing glances at the splendid view, you really get a feel for the club’s past and the personalities who brightened it over the decades — as well as its possibilities for the future.

Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients

Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle and at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine have determined that transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) is a safe, effective option for treating a variety of advanced brain diseases and traumatic injuries.

Greatest warming is in the north, but biggest impact on life is in the tropics

In recent decades, documented biological changes in the far Northern Hemisphere — from species extinctions to shifting geographic ranges — have been attributed to global warming.

Tickets available for School of Drama’s new season

Season tickets are now on sale for the UW School of Drama’s lineup of plays.

Study: Teacher turnover is a disadvantaged school problem, not a charter school problem

A new study from the National Charter School Research Project at the UW’s Center on Reinventing Public Education may quiet some fears that charter schools are particularly susceptible to teacher turnover.

Bauhaus comes to our house: Chamber Dance Company takes on dances of the 1920s, 1930s in upcoming concert

Debra McCall was walking up New York City’s 42nd Street one day when she happened upon a film festival at City University of New York.

Did you know Radford Court is open to UW employees?

With UW Ethernet, a 24-hour fitness center, on-site day care and playgrounds, a 24-acre park-like atmosphere and other amenities, Radford Court is a pretty nice place to live.

2010 Combined Fund Drive kicks off with Oct. 13 Charity Fair

The UW will kick off its 2010 Combined Fund Drive, the state’s workplace giving campaign, with a Charity Fair from 11 a.

President’s address set for Oct. 12

Interim President Phyllis Wise will give the Annual Address to the University Community from 3:30 to 4:30 p.

Hard evidence for better policymaking: Introducing the Center for Education Data and Research

For Dan Goldhaber, director of the new Center for Education Data and Research, there’s never a Mission Accomplished-style moment in education.

UW and Amgen: Working together to help professionals advance their biotech education

Biotechnology professionals in Seattle have a new option for earning an advanced scientific degree.

UW-built device reveals invisible world teeming with microscopic algae

It just got easier to pinpoint biological hot spots in the world’s oceans where some inhabitants are smaller than, well, a pinpoint.

Open for business: PACCAR Hall to be dedicated Oct. 15

After a decade of planning and two years of construction, PACCAR Hall debuts as the gleaming hub of the Foster School of Business.

UW Photographers Group: New exhibit is all about ‘Doubt’

The UW Photographers Group has a new exhibit called Doubt — and they invite you to take a look and see what the images mean to you.

Two sides to this story: Save paper with double-sided copying

UW leaders are hoping the campus community will be saying “make mine a double” this fall, but not at the coffee counter or the local bar.

UW Tumor Vaccine Group to hold open house Oct. 14

The UW Tumor Vaccine Group is hosting an open house for the public Thursday evening, Oct.

UW Medical Center nurse volunteers to help in Haiti, rallies co-workers, too

Laura Sawin Brown’s experiences caring for earthquake victims convinced others to join her.

UW researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) <A href="http://www.

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