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April 22, 2011

Harborview Medical Center honored for HIV/AIDS outreach

Twice in three years: Thats how frequently Secretary of Health Mary Selecky has brought Washingtons Excellence in Health Care Award to Harborview Medical Center. Selecky presented the 2010 Warren Featherstone Reid Award April 19 to honor the hospitals satellite HIV/AIDS care clinics in Everett and Bremerton.

April 21, 2011

Scientific roadblock overcome in designing genetic controls against malaria-transmitting mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can in principle be genetically engineered to resist malaria. The problem is how to drive these modifications into wild mosquito populations. Selfish genes, which promote their own propagation, might do the trick.

Community invited to PERLA Latin American global health symposium April 29

The half-day symposium will provide a forum for UW faculty, students and health professionals to discuss health-related research, service and training projects in Latin America,

UW Drama joins local theaters in honoring Intiman season tickets

In light of the recent end to the Intiman Theatres current season, the UW School of Drama will join ACT, Seattle Childrens’ Theatre and the Seattle Repertory Theatre in honoring Intiman tickets for their remaining shows.

April 20, 2011

Harmful algae and nutritious sea vegetables to share top billing at summer symposium

This summer at the UW, a special session of the 2011 national meeting of marine and freshwater botanists — the Phycological Society of America — will explore algae and human health.

Mystery Photo: How well do you know the campus?

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.

Blog Profile: Office of Planning and Budgeting follows all things higher ed.

The Office of Planning and Budgeting tracks issues in higher education both locally and nationally in its blog.

Etc: Campus news & notes

A Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform award for Mary McClellan of UW Tacoma, and — envelope please — a possible Emmy for UWTV. The latest accomplishments of your campus colleagues.

Namibia gets first-ever pharmacy degree program with help from UW

Namibia’s 2 million people have fewer than 200 pharmacists to dispense essential medications. Namibia has recently opened its first pharmacy degree program at the University of Namibia in Windhoek.

Technology careers in spotlight at panel discussion, open house

On Tuesday, May 3, UW Professional & Continuing Education is hosting “Tech Trends and Education for Tomorrows Careers,” an event that highlights the different paths you can take to expand your skill set and reinvent your career in the technology field.

Earth Day 2011 a three-day event starting April 21

The compost-saving, bike-riding, environmentally conscious UW community loves its Earth Day, and is celebrating in style — and service — over three days this year, from Thursday to Saturday, April 21-23.

Engineering Discovery Days happening April 22-23

UW engineering exhibits will be on display this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual public event.

Egyptian law expert to speak at UW law school

Adel Omar Sherif, deputy chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 in Room 138 of William H. Gates Hall.

Experimental social psychologist Sheldon Solomon to speak

Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology at Skidmore College, will give a lecture titled John Lockes Errors: Why Left and Right Are Both Beside the Point on April 27, in Kane Hall.

Bothell to show off Beardslee Building spaces in April 22 tour

UW Bothell invites the public to tour its new science/technology and arts spaces in the Beardslee Building in an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 22. Refreshments will be served.

Henry Art Gallery names winner of Brink Award for an emerging artist

The Henry Art Gallery has given its Brink award to Canadian artist Andrew Dadson. The Brink is a biennial award granted to an early-career artist working in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia whose work shows artistic promise and who appears to be on “the brink” of a promising career.

UW professor elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

A UW professor is among some of the worlds most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts to be elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ann E . Nelson, professor of physics , is one of 212 new members announced by the academy.

Construction near Savery and Kane: One plaza redone, one road still under way

The renovation of Savery Hall was done in 2009. Now money from that project is paying for a new plaza between Savery and Raitt and a new road between Savery and Kane. The plaza was opened at the beginning of spring quarter, while the road is still under construction.

UW professors visit to family in Libya gives him front row seat to revolution

When Hussein Elkhafaifi left Seattle for Libya on Feb. 16, he was going to be with his mother who was dying of kidney failure in Benghazi. But he arrived just as a revolution was beginning in his native country.

Planning is paramount as lean times change role of department chair

Sheri Mizumori became chair of the Psychology Department in July 2008, just months before the world changed. Since then she and her colleagues have found ways to keep the department thriving, despite the environment of austerity.

Debra Friedman selected as chancellor of UW Tacoma

Interim UW President Phyllis Wise has announced the selection of Debra Friedman as chancellor for the University of Washington Tacoma, effective July 1. The appointment is subject to approval of the UW Board of Regents.

Computer music pioneer John Chowning to be celebrated at DXARTS concert

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) presents a celebration of visiting artist John Chowning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Meany Theater.

Craig Sheppard performs ‘Mostly Brahms April 28

School of Music faculty artist Craig Sheppard will perform works by Johannes Brahms on piano in an evening titled Mostly Brahms, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Meany Hall.

Lorcas poetry set to music in concert at Meany

Guitarist, vocalist and composer Amancio Prada performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Meany Hall, For this UW World Series debut he will perform “Sonetos y Canciones (Sonnets and Songs),” composed using poetry by Federico García Lorca.

Korean, Indonesian music from School of Music April 26

The UW School of Musics Division of Ethnmusicology will present an evening of traditional music from Korea and Indonesia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Meany Hall.

UW Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band to play Meany Hall April 25

The UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands perform works by several composers in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in Meany Hall.

Legislative session likely to go into overtime

Although this week is supposed to mark the official end of the Washington legislative session, all parties have agreed a special session will be necessary.

April 15, 2011

UW Department of Global Health center awarded $300 million for health training

International Training and Health works with local governments and institutions in resource-limited countries to develop skilled health care workers and strong national health systems. The new award is part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

April 14, 2011

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at Commencement

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will speak at UW Commencement June 11.

Data catches up with theory: Ocean front is energetic contributor to mixing

For more than two decades scientists have suspected theres a substantial source of energy for ocean mixing at ocean fronts. Researchers with the Applied Physics Laboratory are the first to devise a way to prove it.

April 13, 2011

UW Awards of Excellence recipients announced

The University will honor 21 individuals and one team of four this year as part of the annual Universitywide awards program. The award winners will be honored at a special event on June 9 in Meany Hall.

Forest resources special events mark UN International Year of Forests

In observation of the UN International Year of Forests, the UW School of Forest Resources has scheduled a forest film festival, a talk May 6 with alums who are leaders in global forestry and a look at forestry education, research and management May 10.

Computer Science and Engineering students win National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

This weekend in San Antonio, eight students from the UW’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering won the trophy in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

Leader of Comeback America to speak at Evans School

David M. Walker, the founder and chief executive officer of the Comeback America Initiative, will speak at the Evans School of Public Affairs on Wednesday, April 20.

Exhibits, symposium, talk celebrate life and work of César Chávez

The UW is holding a series of events over the coming months to celebrate the life and work of César Chávez, labor leader and civil rights activist. The series is titled Viva La Causa: César Chávez and the Pacific Northwest.

‘Bridging the Antilles a conference on the Caribbean — and an excellent photo exhibit

The Latin American and Caribbean Student Association at the UW presents “Bridging the Antilles,” a conference taking place Thursday through Saturday, April 21 to 23.

Pharmacy’s Katterman Lecture gears up for an ‘Electronic Revolution’

Sue Merk, a pharmacist from OneHealthPort, will talk about the use of advanced communications and information technologies in hospitals, communities and clinics.

Seminar focuses on communicating the science of climate change

“Communicating the Science of Climate Change” is the topic of a seminar by Michael McPhaden, affiliate professor in the UW School of Oceanography and president of the American Geophysical Union, on April 21.

Exotic travel comes with health risks

Explore the world and return in good health. Dr. Stephen Emmons, a family physician and travel medicine specialist at the UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinic in Woodinville, has tips to prevent illness and injury in exotic locales.

Why I chose UW Medicine: Convenient, personalized care from inspiring providers

Ginna Wall, a nurse who works with new moms and newborns at UW Medical Center, has received her own healthcare at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt for the past 12 years. She describes the convenient, personalized attention provided at the Women’s Health Care Center.

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