UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Taser explores concept of drone armed with stun gun for police use | WSJ1 day ago
The day when police zap suspects from the sky with drones carrying stun guns may be nearing. Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- UW 'Together' campaign launch celebration | KING 51 day ago
Tonight the UW is throwing a party to launch its biggest philanthropic campaign ever.
- UW launches most expansive philanthropic campaign | KIRO 71 day ago
The UW has gone public with its $5 billion philanthropic campaign.
- UW research lab hopes to solve delivery problems in downtown Seattle | KOMO1 day ago
A new research team at the University of Washington aims to improve urban spaces for deliveries. The effort comes at a time when trucks and traffic congestion often clog city centers and make speedy delivery a difficult or dangerous task, the group says.
- Cliff Mass ruined our weekend — here’s why | Crosscut1 day ago
Crosscut discusses the weather predictions that led to last weekend's storm. Nick Bond, research meteorologist at the UW, is quoted.
- Accelerator Corp. partners with Fred Hutch, UW to spur biotech startup scene | Puget Sound Business Journal1 day ago
Accelerator Corp. has partnered with the University of Washington’s CoMotion and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and has appointed former Zymogenetics CEO Bruce L.A. Carter to the company’s board of directors.
- UW’s $5 billion fundraising push shifts to public phase | The Seattle Times1 day ago
The University of Washington is going public with a philanthropic campaign that’s already quietly raised $3 billion since it launched in 2010.
- University of Washington announces campaign to raise $5 billion by 2020, in part to fuel STEM education | GeekWire1 day ago
The University of Washington announced today an ambitious effort to raise $5 billion in philanthropic donations by 2020, with much of the money going to expand the university’s strengths in science, technology, engineering and math.
- Editorial | UW sets audacious, yet doable goal for fundraising campaign | The Seattle Times1 day ago
"The flagship university is a Washington treasure that everyone in the state, and even the nation, benefits from supporting," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board.
- Job recruiters work to woo UW computer-science students | The Seattle Times1 day ago
Job seekers at the UW Computer Science and Engineering recruiting fair are confident they’ll find work. They’re more interested in whether they’ll find something they really like.
- Should young women sell their eggs? | The New York Times1 day ago
While both men and women in their 20s may be tempted to sell or donate their genetic material to make money or simply for altruistic reasons, the decision is not merely a financial transaction. Nancy Kenney, associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at the UW, is quoted.
- Wi-Fi communication project takes top prize from Madrona at UW computer science showcase | GeekWire1 day ago
For the 11th year, the students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Computer Science & Engineering Department displayed some of the best, brightest and most complicated projects they are working on as part of the annual open house event Wednesday.
- Bernie Sanders wants to know why this cancer drug costs nearly $200,000 a year | The Washington Post1 day ago
A tweet by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont decrying the price of a cancer medicine made by Ariad Pharmaceuticals sent the drugmaker's stock tumbling last week. A study by Carrie Bennette, assistant professor of pharmacy at the UW, is mentioned.
- E-paper display runs on office lights and never needs charging | New Scientist1 day ago
Microsoft Research has developed a screen powered by ambient light alone. A UW College of Engineering project is mentioned
- This Antarctic glacier is the biggest threat for rising sea levels — the race is on to understand it | The Washington Post1 day ago
U.S. and British science agencies Thursday announced a multimillion-dollar research mission to study an enormous and exceedingly remote Antarctic glacier. Knut Christianson, assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- UW physician assistant program targets rising need | Spokane Journal of Business1 day ago
Physician assistants are playing a more vital role in health care communities across the U.S. In Spokane, many of these physician assistants are graduates of the University of Washington’s MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program here.
- Here’s a new college ranking, based entirely on other college rankings | The Washington Post1 day ago
The Washington Post combined various college rankings to create a new ranking. The UW is mentioned in the list.
- New research shows social media bots 'manipulate' public opinion | KOMO Radio2 days ago
New research shows the use of automated accounts on Twitter is common and they "manipulate public opinion," says study co-author Samuel Woolley, doctoral student in communication at the UW.
- Opinion | There is a blind spot in AI research | Nature2 days ago
Fears about the future impacts of artificial intelligence are distracting researchers from the real risks of deployed systems, argue Kate Crawford of Microsoft and Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW.
- Jerry Large | Schools can learn to embrace students of all backgrounds, professor says | The Seattle Times2 days ago
Stephanie Fryberg, a Native American and associate professor of American Indian studies and psychology at the UW, says school systems need to adjust to the needs of students of diverse backgrounds to help them succeed in the way she did.