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March 4, 2013

United States lags behind many developed countries on key health measures

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation | UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

A public symposium on the Global Burden of Diseases study will be held on campus Monday, March 11.

Lost and Found Films: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge and more, 1940

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“Governor’s Day 2,” a six-minute montage of colorful campus scenes, is the latest in the Lost and Found Films series, where readers help identify snippets of UW footage.

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‘True grit’ erodes assumptions about evolution

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New work in Argentina where scientists had previously thought Earth’s first grasslands emerged 38 million years ago, shows the area at the time covered with tropical forests rich with palms, bamboos and gingers. Grit and volcanic ash in those forests could have caused the evolution of teeth in horse-like animals that scientists mistakenly thought were adaptations in response to emerging grasslands.

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February 28, 2013

Arts Roundup: Dance, art, music, lectures — and students stage ‘Cyrano’

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This week the Undergraduate Theater Society stages the Cyrano de Bergerac story and the School of Drama performs “Pentecost.” There’s also the 2013 Dance Majors Concert.

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Changes in cloud distribution explain some weather patterns

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Regional cloud changes may be as important for climate change as the overall amount of cloud cover.

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February 27, 2013

Tusk tracking will tackle illegal trade

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UW biologist to push for more forensic testing of seized ivory to help track down poachers, slow elephant slaughter.

Women Who Rock (un)conference, launch of oral history archive – with video

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The Women Who Rock Project, a collaboration between University of Washington and the community organizers, will hold its third “unconference” combined with the launch of its oral history archive March 9.

Contaminated diet contributes to phthalate and bisphenol A exposure

Environmental & Occupational Health

People are exposed to these endocrine-disrupting chemicals even if they eat an organic diet and do not store, prepare or cook in plastic containers.

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Bundle up for Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

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The annual Polar Science Weekend, featuring many UW students and faculty, takes place tomorrow through Sunday at Pacific Science Center.

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February 26, 2013

Michael B. Bragg selected as dean of UW College of Engineering

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Michael B. Bragg, professor and interim engineering dean at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as dean of the UW College of Engineering.

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