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October 7, 2010

Two sides to this story: Save paper with double-sided copying

UW leaders are hoping the campus community will be saying “make mine a double” this fall, but not at the coffee counter or the local bar.

UW Tumor Vaccine Group to hold open house Oct. 14

The UW Tumor Vaccine Group is hosting an open house for the public Thursday evening, Oct.

UW Medical Center nurse volunteers to help in Haiti, rallies co-workers, too

Laura Sawin Brown’s experiences caring for earthquake victims convinced others to join her.

UW researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

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Burke Trivia Night.

The return of the Burke Museum’s monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus and museum lovers.

Depression during pregnancy increases risk for preterm birth and low birth weight

Clinical depression puts pregnant women at increased risk of delivering prematurely and of giving birth to below-normal weight infants, according to a report published Oct.

Compagnie Jant-Bi.

Combining movement and music from traditional dance forms with contemporary themes and dynamic physical virtuosity, Jant-Bi takes African dance in captivating new directions.

October 6, 2010

Greatest warming is in the north, but biggest impact on life is in the tropics

Rising temperatures are most obvious in colder climates, but the impact of warming on life could be much greater in the tropics.

October 5, 2010

Media advisory: UW Medicine Tumor Vaccine Group holds open house, lab tours

Media advisory: UW Medicine Tumor Vaccine Group holds open house, lab tours

UW researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

University of Washington researchers land $24 million in patient-centered research grants

UW-built device reveals invisible world teeming with microscopic algae

It just got easier to pinpoint biological hot spots in the world’s oceans where some inhabitants are smaller than, well, a pinpoint.

October 4, 2010

Depression during pregnancy increases risk for preterm birth and low birth weight

Rates of premature birth are even higher among depressed pregnant women living in poverty in America or in developing nations

‘Living Voters Guide’ invites Washington voters to hash out ballot initiatives

Voters across the country are entering the season of ballot measures.

Latino Film Festival.

A free screening of No Son Invisivbles (They Aren’t Invisible): Mujeres Mayas & Microfinances as part of the Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Lee Konitz New Quartet.

Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz, performing with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra, Stan Kenton’s Orchestra and the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra (aka Miles Davis Tuba Band).

October 1, 2010

Henry Art Gallery Open House

View the latest exhibits, dance to live sixties soul with The Witness, view a glow-in-the-dark slideshow from Sol Hashemi and more as the Henry kicks off another year of great art and activities.

September 30, 2010

Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients

The procedure is performed through the eye socket, thereby eliminating removal of the top of the skull to reach the brain.

UW leading $7.5 million study of animal flight and aerial vehicles

The Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $7.

Official Notices

Board of Regents

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

UWTV kicks off fall TV season with brand new, original shows

Have you ever seen lightning strike the hood of a Lamborghini? Or wondered what makes Lolcats.

UW leading $7.5 million study of animal flight and aerial vehicles

The Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $7.

Volunteer with Jumpstart and help local preschoolers prepare for kindergarten

In Seattle, more than 80 percent of children living in poverty under the age of 5 enter kindergarten without the skills necessary to learn.

Interim President Phyllis Wise: The University’s needs won’t wait

Editor’s note: Interim President Wise will give the annual president’s address to the UW community at 3:30 p.

Mystery Photo

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

Program aims to help Indonesian universities host international students

The UW is one of six US institutions that will be working with six Indonesian universities to help them build the capacity to provide high-quality study abroad programs for U.

Burke Museum to show off collection of hand-woven textiles in ‘Weaving Heritage’

The Burke Museum has been collecting international textiles for over a century and holds a permanent collection of over 2,000 hand-woven pieces.

80 percent of agricultural expansion in tropics came at expense of forests

Tropical forests — and not previously cleared land, as some have contended — were the primary source of new agricultural land in the tropics from 1980 through 2000, according to a paper published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Eight UW professors elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Eight UW professors are among 17 scientists newly elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing scientific achievements.

UW Bothell debuts new principal preparation program

This year, UW Bothell begins its new Leadership Development for Educators Program (LEDE), which will support teacher instructional leaders and help them document their learning so that it contributes to requirements for a masters degree and state residency principal certificate.

New faculty get orientation, too — in the Faculty Fellows Program

Chantel Prat was nervous.

Young investigators will hunt clues at Burke Museum in ‘Seek Your Own Proof’ online game

This fall, the Burke Museum will be visited by a number of secret agents, each on a special mission, seeking information vital to their task.

UW Bothell nursing students in first UW program offered in Everett

The first UW program to be offered in Everett begins Oct.

Memorial planned Oct. 3 for Randolph ‘Ran’ Hennes


A memorial service for Randolph “Ran” Hennes, former associate director of the University Honors Program and history department lecturer, will be held at 1 p.

Etc: News & Notes from around campus

GREEN UW: The UW was a winner of a 2010 Green Washington award from Seattle Business magazine, which recognized those companies and organizations that are “in the forefront of making our state a greener place to live and work” according to the magazine.

U.S. poised to repeat mistakes concerning nuclear wastes, researchers say

Much of the problem of dealing with high-level nuclear waste — from both defense wastes and spent fuel from commercial nuclear power — is political and social, yet the search to date for workable solutions has been dominated by technological remedies, says Thomas Leschine, a UW professor of marine affairs.

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity awarded Student Support Services grants

The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) was recently awarded a pair of grants from the U.

‘Now Urbanism’ kicks off with panel discussion Oct. 7

Today, half of the world’s population lives in cities.

Campus in 2010 is one big construction zone (and that’s a good thing)

If it seems as if the campus is one large construction site right now, that’s because it is.

34 University of Washington doctoral programs rated highly on national assessment

By Elizabeth Lowry
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Graduate School


Fifteen of the UW’s doctoral programs were very highly rated, and 19 programs were highly rated among their peers at major universities across the country in an assessment by the National Research Council, according to the UW Graduate School’s analysis of the rankings.

‘We the people’: Read and hear the U.S. Constitution Oct. 8

There’s no need to be dramatic when you read aloud from the U.

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