The latest news from the UW
November 4, 2010
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.
Staffers in the Benefits Office really threw their money around on Oct.
New directions in fisheries research, along with budget cuts, led the UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences faculty to decide to discontinue the research salmon run created some 60 years ago at the campus.
Sean O’Donnell, UW psychology professor who studies social insects in the tropics, served as a biology consultant for the new television documentary Great Migrations by the National Geographic Channel.
Members of the UW community are increasingly expressing themselves in blogs about their interests or professional matters.
Two UW scientists with bold new ideas for treating infectious diseases rampant in developing nations are among the latest recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Exploration Grants.
The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) recently announced its 2010 award winners.
Two UW School of Dentistry alumni are featured in a new exhibit about African-American health care professionals.
November 3, 2010
UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence
Univ. of Washington economics Professor Dick Startz says raise salaries 40 pecent, an increase that can pay for itself nine times over.
November 2, 2010
Learn more about the medical and dental plans offered to UW employees.
November 1, 2010
Ultrasound could soon be a way for spotting cancerous cells before a tumor develops, precisely monitoring how a person responds to treatment or delivering genetic therapies.
Researchers are using tiny creatures called foraminifera to diagnose the health of Puget Sound.
October 31, 2010
New directions in fisheries research, along with budget cuts, led the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences faculty to decide to discontinue the research salmon run created some 60 years ago at the campus.
October 29, 2010
A survey of registered voters in Washington state shows incumbent Patty Murray four percentage points ahead of former state Sen. Dino Rossi
Look at What the Light Did Now documents the journey of singer Feist’s Grammy-nominated album The Reminder.
October 28, 2010
From towering aluminum headgear to outsized stainless steel pillows, interactive note cards, posters promoting good social works and even a device to better document medical emergencies, there’s a lot to peruse and ponder at the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition, now open at the Henry Art Gallery. Each year, the Henry hosts the thesis work of…
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. Patty Murray, before the mid-term elections. “I am thrilled to back in Seattle, thrilled to be back in the state of Washington!”…
Ultrasound, best known by many people 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.
The UW Botanic Gardens hosts a special, daylong event to inventory the various mushroom species living within the Washington Park Arboretum.
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.
UW Medicine transplant surgeon Dr.
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.
Scientists have invented methods to scout the human genome’s repetitive landscapes, where DNA sequences are highly identical and heavily duplicated.
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
Board of Regents
The Regents will hold a regular public meeting at 2 p.
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.
For its fall meeting, the UW Professional Staff Association will offer a talk by Margaret Shepherd, UW director of state relations.
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.
Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.
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