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July 8, 2010

Thermal-powered, insectlike robot crawls into microrobot contenders’ ring


Robotic cars attracted attention last decade with a 100-mile driverless race across the desert competing for a $1 million prize put up by the U.

Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics & Astronautics appoint new chairs

The UW departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics & Astronautics have appointed new chairs.

TransNow TransLab a New Hub for UW Transportation Research

Buckle up.

STAR Program recruits underrepresented students to medical research

The Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) Program recently received a five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Making clouds brighter: Could geoengineering slow climate warming?

Throughout history, natural events such as volcanic eruptions have periodically spewed tiny particles, called aerosols, into the atmosphere and cooled the Earth’s climate by reflecting sunlight back into space.

Parents need orientation, too — and every summer, First Year Programs provides it

Summer is orientation season at the University.

It’s a seven-day work week for staffer with delicious side business

It’s a good thing Roz Edison loves her work, because she does it seven days a week.

University Book Store branch opens in Odegaard Undergraduate Library

For years, the University Book Store maintained a presence in the HUB, filling the book, clerical, supply and other needs of students, faculty and staff.

How to create true democracy in Albania? From within, led by the people, UW prof writes

Ted Kaltsounis knew his professional future lay in America when a Greek education official jokingly threatened to pitch him out a seventh-story window if he didn’t take the rare opportunity to live and work in the States.

Henry’s ‘Sonic Noon’ concert series starts — next performances are Aug. 5, Sept. 2

The Henry Gallery kicked off its annual Sonic Noon concert series July 1 with Ethel’s Effel, a trio composed of Ivan Arteaga, saxophone; Natalie Hall, cello; and Abbey Blackwell, bass.

All ages enjoy free brainy activities at “Neuroscience for Kids” website

Kids — parents and teachers, too — can keep their minds agile this summer by learning about the brain.

Report highlights strengths, challenges of charter school management organizations

Nonprofit organizations that manage many of the nation’s public charter schools are innovating new practices but also face challenges in extending their reach and will need public funding or long-term philanthropy to succeed, according to an interim report released June 28 from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) and Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan research firm.

Button, button, who’s got the button slogan?

The UW Alumni Association has teamed with University Book Store to sponsor a contest for team-specific slogans that will go on buttons to be given away to Husky fans this fall.

Indigenous communities from across the Pacific join for first-ever cultural collaboration

In the culminating event of a yearlong cultural exchange between the indigenous Ainu community of Japan and several Washington State tribal groups, a group of Ainu paddlers will join The Tulalip Tribes in the annual Tribal Canoe Journey event, this year hosted by The Makah Nation.

UW alliance for comparative effectiveness gains ground in research efforts, kicks off training programs

Comparative effectiveness research has received significant public attention since the federal government designated $1.

Summer camps bring athletes, rockers, cheerleaders and more to the UW Seattle campus

Dozens of associations and camps come to the UW each summer, and this year is no exception.

July 6, 2010

UW alliance for comparative effectiveness gains ground in research efforts, kicks off training programs

Comparative effectiveness research has received significant public attention since the federal government designated $1.

July 1, 2010

Thermal-powered, insectlike robot crawls into microrobot contenders’ ring

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June 28, 2010

Dr. Howard Frumkin, special assistant at CDC, selected as dean of UW School of Public Health

Dr. Howard Frumkin, special assistant at the Centers for Disease Control, has been selected as dean of the UW’s School of Public Health

Frances J. Youn selected as student representative on Board of Regents

Frances J. Youn, a second-year MBA student, has been selected as the student representative on the University of Washington Board of Regents

June 26, 2010

Bothell Arts Festival

The 2010 Live ARTS Bothell festival will be held at the campus of UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College.

June 25, 2010

All ages enjoy free brainy activities at “Neuroscience for Kids” website

Kids can exercise their minds this summer by learning about the brain.

June 24, 2010

Industry fishing for profits, not predators

People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators, according to global catch and economic data since the 50s.

Industry fishing for profits, not predators

People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators, according to the first-ever analysis of worldwide catch and economic data for the past 55 years.

Autism linked to excess of duplicated and deleted DNA sequences

A multi-institutional study of 1,000 people with autism found that their genomes had more duplicates and deletions of DNA sequences when compared with the genomes of 1,300 controls without the disorder.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

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

Virus infection may trigger unusual immune cells to attack the brain and spinal cord in multiple sclerosis

A virus infection can incite the body to attack its own nerve tissue by activating rare, disease-fighting cells with receptors for both viral and nerve proteins.

Scientists discover spikes of nutrients fueling mid-ocean plankton

Food’s great.

Public invited to Wednesday Evenings at the Genome

Attend this free July lecture series to learn about exciting advances in genetic research.

Newsmakers

TRUTH IN MARKETING: A recent article in Bloomberg’s Businessweek says there’s a “quiet revolution” going on in U.

Accident brings new beginning for talented staffer

Alex MacKenzie’s lucky streak began when she was hit by car.

Off-campus uses for Husky Card end Aug. 1

After Aug.

Two Housing & Food Services administrators presenting at ‘sustainability institute’ on campus

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is holding its three-day Institute on Sustainability on campus just now, and two representatives of Housing & Food Services will give presentations on sustainability successes here at the UW.

School of Dentistry honors two outstanding teachers

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Etc.: Campus news & notes

CHAMPION CUBICLES: Two UW staffers are among those whose office cubicles have been featured in a recent series in the Seattle Times.

UW team wins $1.2 million to radically reduce hospital energy use

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School of Dentistry opens Advanced Technology Center

The ATC will let students work with state-of-the-art clinical equipment while treating patients.

Mystery Photo

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

Marriage, home and baby iPad for UW resident

UW medical resident Dr.

YouTube goes gaga over iSchool grad’s video

We’ve come a long way from Marian the librarian.

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