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Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Tim Worstall | As I predicted, Seattle's minimum wage rise is reducing employment | Forbes23 hours ago
"A rise in the price of something will lead to people purchasing less of that thing. So a rise in the price of low-skill labor will lead to employers purchasing less of low-skill labor," writes Tim Worstall for Forbes. A UW report on Seattle's minimum wage is featured.
- Scientists seek answers as dead seabirds wash up on local beaches | KPLU24 hours ago
Marine scientists are on alert as hundreds of seabirds have been washing up dead on local beaches. Julia Parrish, professor of aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- Will Seattle really become the next San Francisco? | The Seattle Times24 hours ago
Despite our real-estate angst, Seattle remains much more affordable than San Francisco and is building more homes. But many worry that we’re headed to the same extremes. Peter Orser, director of the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, is quoted.
- Vast undersea eruption revealed by wiring up a sea-floor volcano | New Scientist24 hours ago
Seventy percent of volcanic activity goes on underwater. Now, scientists have wrapped one Pacific volcano in cables to find out what makes it tick. William Wilcock, marine geophysicist in the UW School of Oceanography, is featured.
- Editorial cartoon | Higher wages, fewer hours | Enumclaw Courier-Herald24 hours ago
A new University of Washington study found that Seattle minimum wage workers have had their hours cut since their pay went to $11 an hour. This editorial cartoon references some of the study's findings.
- Why so few women have run for President of the United States | KUOW24 hours ago
Bill Radke talks to University of Washington history professor Margaret O'Mara about the historic significance of Hillary Clinton's nomination and why so few women have sought the highest office in the country.
- New survey documents workers' scheduling woes, though finds majority 'satisfied' with status quo | Seattle Met24 hours ago
A new report presented at city council member Lisa Herbold’s civil rights committee Tuesday found that schedules of many hourly workers in Seattle are “unstable” and “have a severe and inequitable impact on workers’ lives.” Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, presented the report.
- Seattle’s minimum wage hike hasn’t hurt businesses much — or helped workers | Yahoo! News24 hours ago
A new UW study on the first nine months of Seattle’s minimum wage ramp-up suggests the increase has had little impact on either workers or businesses, in large part because the local economy has strengthened and because businesses have responded to wage increases by cutting hours.
- Is Seattle doing enough to protect its tree canopy? | Seattle Weekly1 day ago
For years the city has been neglecting one of the key elements of urban livability. Now, with development booming, experts are concerned and activists are demanding that it take the issue seriously. Kathleen Wolf, research social scientist of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- The Weather Service just took a critical first step in creating a new US forecasting model | The Washington Post1 day ago
Within three years, the United States will be running a new global forecasting model. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- Power struggle: Preservationists go nuclear at University of Washington | KIRO Radio1 day ago
The demolition last week of the old nuclear reactor building on the University of Washington campus has exposed the base of old concrete foundations and plenty of twisted rebar. This story was produced by Feliks Banel, a faculty member in the UW Department of Communication and producer for KIRO Radio.
- Could mountain lions help solve Connecticut’s deer problem? | WNPR2 days ago
Each year, thousands of deer are killed on Connecticut roads and highways. Laura Prugh, a wildlife ecologist at the UW, said that deer are statistically most dangerous wild mammal to humans in North America.
- Apple CEO touts future technology amid iPhone worries | The New York Times2 days ago
As iPhone sales decline, Apple CEO Tim Cook peeled back the curtain ever so slightly on its work in artificial intelligence and augmented reality, aiming to reassure investors. Oren Etzioni, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish | The New York Times2 days ago
Last fall, UW professor Adam Summers installed a small computed tomography, or CT, scanner at the UW's Friday Harbor Laboratories and launched an ambitious project to scan and digitize all of more than 25,000 species in the world. (This AP story appeared in several outlets)
- Fast-growing Seattle network company hires new CEO, hints at future IPO | Puget Sound Business Journal2 days ago
Seattle-based ExtraHop Networks on Monday appointed a new chief executive to take over management and accelerate the IT analytics company’s growth. Warren Boeker, professor of management in UW's Foster School of Business, is quoted.
- Why refugees marched in Utah's Pioneer Day parade | CS Monitor2 days ago
Refugees in Salt Lake City built a float for Utah's annual Pioneer Day parade, creating a visible symbol of what they see as common ground between the state's history and modern refugees fleeing conflict. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is quoted.
- Planet hunters seek new ways to detect alien life | Nature2 days ago
Astrobiologists debate which chemical signatures would hint at life on other worlds. Victoria Meadows, an astrobiologist at the UW’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory, is quoted.
- 2 UW Japan studies professors to discuss their new books on Japanese society and politics | international Examiner2 days ago
On Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. two professors from the UW Japan studies program, Andrea Gevurtz Arai and Davinder Bhowmik, will be at the Elliott Bay Book Company to discuss their recent books on aspects of Japanese and Okinawan society and politics.
- Where have all the salmon gone? | Journal of the San Juan Islands2 days ago
Today’s salmon are small fry compared to the ones that used to swim in the Pacific Northwest, and that’s bad news for local whale populations. Rich Osborne, restoration ecologist at the University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, is quoted.
- 'Boys of '36' premieres August 2 on PBS | Seattle Mag2 days ago
A new PBS program, “The Boys of ’36,” tells the story of the scrappy crew of UW rowers that took the gold medal in the men’s eights competition at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi-controlled Berlin.