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October 21, 2010

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

Two elite blogs often post the most interesting political videos which are then picked up by top general-interest blogs

‘McCarthy and the Old Woman’

Florence Bean James Lives! James (1892-1988) co-founded and led the legendary Seattle Repertory Playhouse, housed in the present-day Jones Playhouse, and was a political activist, gifted speaker, and inspiration for countless theatre artists and audiences in Seattle.

Pain conference brings together a variety of health and social service professionals


Prescription opiate use and misuse has received considerable national attention because of the growing number of deaths associated with prescription pain killers, a blackmarket in pills, and the rise in drug-seeking and addiction rates.

President Obama to address noon rally at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

President Barack Obama will speak at rally being held at noon Thursday, Oct.

UW Medicine physicians participate in concussion roundtable

On Oct.

Why I chose UW Medicine: My primary care physician knows me well and my providers consult as a team


UW Medicine comprises seven entities with a single mission of improving health, both locally and globally.

Mystery Photo

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

Honoring each other: Nominations open for annual campus awards

Every day you work alongside people who are fabulous at what they do.

Take a Course in ‘Young Love 101’ at School of Drama’s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

A king and three of his nobles swear off earthly pleasures and seclude themselves in an academy for three years.

Guest Artist Recital: Bassoonist Pascal Gallois, Oct. 29

Renowned French bassoonist Pascal Gallois — a member of the famed Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain — will perform at 7:30 p.

Getting LEAN: Units learn to shed inefficiencies with new philosophy

Finance & Facilities has gone on a LEAN diet to become more efficient and responsive to its customers, creating culture change that empowers line employees.

Wind Ensemble to perform chamber concert Oct. 24

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble will perform at 1:30 p.

The UW’s last presidential visit: A different world in 1961

President Barack Obama will speak at the UW today, Thursday, Oct.

Faculty violist Melia Watras to perform Oct. 25

Faculty violist Melia Watras will perform a concert of contemporary works for the viola and the pieces that inspired their creation at 7: 30 p.

Biologist hopes new ‘condos’ will help Galapagos penguins stave off extinction

Think of it as Habitat for Penguinity.

Molecular Engineering and Science Institute to address energy and medicine; UW bioengineer named director


What if doctors had tools to pinpoint the location of disease inside the body’s cells? What if window panes captured solar energy that could be used to power homes? Molecular engineering, sometimes called molecular manufacturing or molecular systems, is very small-scale construction made possible by advances in chemical synthesis that allows for this new class of nanotechnology.

Hot dogs, tacos, barbecue and more: Good street eats now on Red Square

There’s Motosurf, and then there’s Siganos, which is part of the formidable thing they call Megatron.

Etc: Campus News & Notes

CLEVER CROWS: When PBS’ program, Nature, takes a look at crows on Sunday, Oct.

Welcome event for UW Autism Center Director Wendy Stone looks at autism science

“Autism Science: From Research to Clinic and Back Again” is the topic of a welcome event this month for the new director of the UW Autism Center, Wendy Stone.

New survey shows voters oppose income tax, favor Murray over Rossi

Washington state voters are focused on jobs and the economy, and they’re anti-tax, according to a new survey that also shows incumbent Patty Murray ahead of former state Sen.

Computer music by Joseph Anderson is featured in concert

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media presents an evening of computer music by composer Joseph Anderson on Tuesday, Oct.

Civil rights leaders to discuss ‘freedom dreams’

Two longtime civil rights and social justice activists will headline a distinctive event this month at UW Tacoma.

New ‘Diversity Blueprint’ is the beginning of a process, Lange says

The Diversity Blueprint, which articulates a set of priorities for achieving an integrated vision for campus diversity, is really the beginning of a process that must be implemented at the grass roots in order to succeed, according to Sheila Edwards Lange, vice president and vice provost for minority affairs and diversity.

Smaller Faculty Senate begins new year with communication as key

The Faculty Senate begins a new year at 2:30 p.

Disability expert Sue Kroeger to visit, speak Oct.25, 26

Nationally recognized disability expert and scholar Sue Kroeger will visit the UW Oct.

Of tribes and whales: Charlotte Cote publishes ‘Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors’

When Charlotte Cote was growing up on the western coast of Vancouver Island, she constantly heard stories about whaling, even though no actual whaling had been done there since 1928.

Gathering to mark life of Folke Nyberg

A celebration of life for Folke Nyberg, an emeritus professor of architecture and of urban design and planning who died Aug.

Annual Open Enrollment, Benefits Fairs coming

Open Enrollment, the period each year when UW employees can make changes to their health care and other benefits, will run Nov.

Official notices

Board of Regents

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

I want to see what you see: Babies treat ‘social robots’ as sentient beings

Babies are curious about nearly everything, and they’re especially interested in what their adult companions are doing.

City Club asks, Do you know where your DNA is?

City Club of Seattle is hosting a conversation, “Do you know where your DNA is?” as part of its ongoing Health Care Series.

‘Going for the Green’

Colorado-based engineering firm CH2M Hill and two British partners are racing to the finish as they complete multibillion-dollar facilities for the London Olympics.

October 19, 2010

Biologist hopes new ‘condos’ will help Galapagos penguins stave off extinction

Penguin Report  (PDF) A Tool for Increasing the Population of the Galapagos Penguin For more information, contact Boersma at 206-616-2185 or boersma@uw.edu. Think of it as Habitat for Penguinity. A University of Washington conservation biologist is behind the effort to build nests in the barren rocks of the Galápagos Islands in the hope of increasing…

Biologist hopes new ‘condos’ will help Galapagos penguins stave off extinction

A UW conservation has built nests in the Galápagos Islands in the hope of increasing the population of an endangered penguin species.

Molecular Engineering and Science Institute to address energy and medicine; UW bioengineer named director

What if doctors had tools to pinpoint the location of disease inside the body’s cells? What if window panes captured solar energy that could be used to power homes? Molecular engineering, sometimes called molecular manufacturing or molecular systems, is very small-scale construction made possible by advances in chemical synthesis that allows for this new class of nanotechnology.

October 16, 2010

Faculty recital

Faculty oboist Shannon Spicciati and guest oboist Keri McCarthy, from Washington State University present a program of solo and duo literature for the oboe, including works by Schumann, Rathbun, Tann, and others.

October 15, 2010

New survey shows voters oppose income tax, favor Murray over Rossi

They also opposed ballot measures that would directly affect taxes and chose jobs, unemployment and fixing the economy as their top issues

‘William Kentridge: Anything is Possible’

A screening of the new, hour-long documentary about the South African artist.

October 14, 2010

I want to see what you see: Babies treat “social robots” as sentient beings

I want to see what you see: Babies treat “social robots” as sentient beings

Tissue engineer Robert Langer to give Hoffman Lecture Oct. 22

Renowned tissue engineer and drug delivery expert Robert S.

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