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December 17, 2012

Aging, end-of-life expert offers advice for coping with holiday blues

News and Information

The holidays can be a time of sadness and loneliness, and UW’s Wendy Lustbader has advice on how to deal with these issues.

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December 14, 2012

Jewish condition, ‘new’ anti-Semitism observed in Edward Alexander’s ‘The State of the Jews’

News and Information

Edward Alexander, professor emeritus of English, discusses his new book, “The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal.”

U-Village’s glassybaby assists UW Medical Center cancer patients

Health Sciences

Art business owner created White Light Fund to defray incidental costs, like car fare, for people receiving cancer treatment.

December 13, 2012

Energy Dept. funds UW project to turn wasted natural gas into diesel

News and Information

The U.S. Department of Energy this month awarded $4 million to a team, led by UW chemical engineers, that aims to develop bacteria to turn the methane in natural gas into diesel fuel for transportation.

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Arts Roundup: Medieval music and ‘Plastics Unwrapped’ at the Burke

News and Information

Medieval chanting in Mary Gates Hall and a major new exhibit on plastics at the Burke Museum come to campus this week.

Massive shifts reshape the health landscape worldwide

News and Information

Giving library pests the cold shoulder

UW Libraries

UW librarians acted quickly to eliminate bedbugs in books last August.

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Dark Ages scourge enlightens modern struggle between man and microbes

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Discoveries reported today help explain how the stealthy agent of Black Death avoids tripping a self-destruct mechanism inside germ-destroying cells.

December 12, 2012

Intracranial pressure monitoring for traumatic brain injury questioned

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Researchers in United States and Latin America re-examine standard of care for severe head injury.

News Digest: Parties go green, share of Race to Top money, Honor: Anna Karlin, Early Entrance info session, Saturday classes for K-8 students and teachers

Going green at holiday parties || Dream Project named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant || Anna Karlin new fellow || Early Entrance info session Jan. 10 || Registration opens Jan. 7 for Saturday classes for K-8 students, teachers

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