UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Jay Inslee for president? Governor’s profile is on the rise | The Seattle Times8 hours ago
Along with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Gov. Jay Inslee has enjoyed multiple victory laps after the state’s legal wins in a lawsuit to block Trump’s executive order halting travel from seven mostly Muslim nations. Margaret O'Mara, associate professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
- University offers course to help sniff out and refute 'bullshit' | Engadget8 hours ago
Not only is fake news everywhere, but its purveyors call genuine news fake. Luckily, there's now a course at the UW, "Calling BS in the Age of Big Data" that helps you find bad information and show others why it's bad.
- Is Dave Reichert getting a bit comfy in his district? | Crosscut9 hours ago
Congressman Dave Reichert has refused to hold any public meetings since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, despite demands for meetings from a growing number of his constituents. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
- Air pollution causes 4.2 million premature deaths around the world | Fast Company9 hours ago
In 2015, ambient pollution was the fifth leading cause of death worldwide, according to a major new report. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW was one of the report's authors.
- Language lessons start in the womb | The New York Times9 hours ago
New research is teasing out more of the profoundly miraculous process of language learning in babies. And it turns out that even more is going on prenatally than previously suspected. Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the UW's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, are featured.
- Valerie Curtis-Newton and Sheila Klein receive Artist Trust's innovator award | The Stranger9 hours ago
Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of performance, acting and directing at the UW School of Drama, was awarded $25,000 by winning the Artist Trust's 2017 Arts Innovator Award.
- UW researchers help identify autism clues earlier | seattlepi.com9 hours ago
Researchers, including a team from the UW, used MRI scans to measure how the brains of “low-risk” infants (those with no family history of autism) compared to those of “high-risk” infants, who had at least one autistic older sibling.
- BS detection 101 becomes actual university subject | The Register9 hours ago
UW biology professor Carl Bergstrom and assistant professor at the UW's Information School Jevin West have devised the “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data” course as their small contribution to moving manure out of scholarly discourse.
- Rainy forecast ahead, Puget Sound might break monthly record | The News Tribune9 hours ago
The risk for landslide remains elevated as the month inches closer to becoming the wettest February on record in the Puget Sound. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- What racist movie inspired a protest in Seattle, and who the heck is Eddie ‘The Sheik’ Gardner? | The Seattle Times9 hours ago
Susan Kelleher features Quintard Taylor, a University of Washington professor, and his website, BlackPast.org, in Sunday’s Pacific NW magazine.
- Free trip planner helps pedestrians navigate maze of hills, curb cuts, construction | The Seattle Times9 hours ago
A University of Washington team has designed a free trip planner for pedestrians — one that takes into account how steep hills are and whether sidewalks have curb-ramps to make them wheelchair-accessible.
- ‘Blob’ in Pacific Ocean ramps up ozone levels above Western US | Tech Times9 hours ago
The strange relation between ocean disturbances and terrestrial climate has been underscored in a new UW Bothell study.
- On free press, Supreme Court pick at odds with Trump | The New York Times9 hours ago
On the campaign trail, long before he called the news media “the enemy of the American people,” President Trump pledged to curtail press freedom. “We’re going to open up those libel laws,” he said. Ronald K.L. Collins, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- Smartphones to become pocket doctors after scientists discover camera flash and microphone can be used to diagnose illness | The Telegraph10 hours ago
Smartphones will soon become mobile laboratories which can monitor bone density, calculate red blood cell levels and even predict if an asthma attack is imminent. Shwetak Patel, professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- Colony of 1 million penguins flock to Argentina to feast on fish | Tech Times10 hours ago
Lured in by the unusual abundance of small fish, a colony of more than a million Magellanic penguins flocked to the Argentine peninsula before migrating elsewhere. Dee Boersma, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
- Feasibility study says UW Tacoma law would be an expensive proposition; officials pause plans to proceed | The News Tribune10 hours ago
A newly released study has found trends in law school applications and available jobs that persuaded officials to wait a few years longer than they hoped to add a law school to UW Tacoma.
- Trump called the news media an ‘enemy of the American People’ — here’s a history of the term | The Washington Post10 hours ago
President Trump is not known for his subtlety. But even by this standard, his tweet Friday night was extreme. Trump called the news media “the enemy of the American People.” Serhiy Yekelchyk, affiliate associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the UW, is quoted.
- Under Trump, scientists could face more sweeping challenges than they did under George W. Bush | The Washington Post11 hours ago
Academics and scientists have already played a central role in the immigration debate. In Washington state’s thus far successful lawsuit over Trump’s immigration executive order, the UW attested that it had numerous students and professors who were citizens of the seven countries targeted.
- Seattle week in review: Life sciences at risk, Keiretsu Record and more | Xconomy11 hours ago
Here’s a quick look at news from the Northwest innovation economy this week, including new funding for the University of Washington’s computer science and engineering expansion project.
- Wash. senator seeks Department of Justice intervention in local plan for safe injection sites | KIRO-TV11 hours ago
A Republican state senator is so opposed to King County opening safe injection sites for heroin users, he wants the Trump administration to intervene. Caleb Banta-Green, senior researcher at the UW’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.