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Students attending the "Shades of Purple" conference receive personal instruction on their college admission essays.

Summer programs aim to encourage and prepare minorities to attend college

Posted: August 3, 2012

Some high school students, especially underrepresented minorities and those from low-income, first-generation and migrant worker backgrounds, lack access to resources for college preparation. Here is a round-up of programs taking place this summer on the UW Seattle campus that help inspire high school students to pursue higher education and prepare them for college life. ‘Upward... Read more »


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Bears, scavengers count on all-you-can-eat salmon buffet lasting for months

Posted: August 2, 2012

Salmon conservation shouldn’t narrowly focus on managing flows in streams and rivers or on preserving only places that currently have strong salmon runs. Instead, watersheds need a good mix of steep, cold-running streams and slower, meandering streams of warmer water to keep options open for salmon adapted to reproduce better in one setting than the... Read more »


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UW researchers urge integrating deworming into HIV care in Africa

Posted: August 1, 2012

HIV care centers are an important and highly accessed point of care for HIV-infected children and their families in sub-Saharan Africa, but opportunities to address other health issues are being missed. Proven interventions, including routine deworming among children, could be effectively integrated into HIV care according to a new paper by University of Washington researchers... Read more »


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Athletes, accountants and more: UW hosts visitors all summer

Posted: July 31, 2012

Athletes, accountants, leaders, teachers, gamers, programmers and more — all manner of groups use the University of Washington campus facilities during the summer, all hosted by Housing and Food Services. And new this summer, Teach for America trainees, athletes with disabilities and a new precollege recruitment program from the Office of Minority Affiars will join... Read more »


Students showed off their roller coasters, using marbles as "passengers." They also shared various calculations, such as the maximum gravitational potential energy – or G-forces – that passengers would feel.

Rockets, roller coasters and more for young scholars – with slideshow

Posted: July 31, 2012

Pedestrians along the UW’s Rainier Vista may have noticed an unusual warning last Friday. “Danger Rocket Launching Area,” the sign read. Below that someone had drawn a cartoon stick figure receiving a “doink” to the head from a descending bottle rocket. The sign was part of a demonstration by students in grades five through 10... Read more »