UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- UW Hyperloop team unveils its purple pod racer | GeekWire14 hours ago
The University of Washington’s Hyperloop team showed off its sleek pod racer and let fans take a peek under the carbon composite hood, one week before a national competition in California.
- Clergy who are humble, accessible may boost their own health as well as the congregation's | The Huffington Post14 hours ago
Researchers from West Virginia University and the UW analyzing data from 282 attendees in 12 megachurches found that people in the pews valued both the extraordinary and ordinary qualities of their senior pastors.
- Can GoFundMe be the future of philanthropy if the alt-right uses it to raise funds? | Fast Company14 hours ago
GoFundMe is coming under fire for campaigns supporting a speaking tour for alt-right icon Milo Yiannopoulos. In December, the College Republicans at the UW launched a GoFundMe campaign called "Help Bring Milo to the UW."
- Vicis raises another $4 million for anti-concussion football helmet | Puget Sound Business Journal15 hours ago
VICIS, a UW startup, just raised $4 million to scale production of the Seattle-based company’s anti-concussion helmet.
- Protest marches Saturday on track to make history | The Seattle Times15 hours ago
“We haven’t seen something like this,” Margaret O’Mara, UW associate history professor, said of the demonstrations that are planned around the world, including Seattle.
- Safe heroin injection sites get OK from King County health board | The Seattle Times15 hours ago
The King County Board of Health endorses supervised injection sites for drug users, a strategy to reduce overdose deaths. Courtney Large, a public health student at the UW, is quoted.
- IBM CFO faces down Wall Street skeptic on AI, Watson | CNBC15 hours ago
IBM's chief financial officer, Martin Schroeter, made a bold statement on the future of technology on Thursday — and he got some pushback. A 2006 report by UW computer science and engineering students is referenced.
- Two safe injection sites approved for Seattle, King County | MyNorthwest.com15 hours ago
King County health officials voted unanimously to implement a pilot program for two safe injection sites where addicts can consume illegal drugs under medical supervision. Caleb Banta-Green, senior researcher at the UW’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is mentioned.
- Drivers use Tesla autopilot at their own risk, investigators conclude | Motherboard15 hours ago
After a six month long inquest, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation into a fatal accident involving a Tesla vehicle in autopilot mode with the conclusion that no design error occurred. Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- In a liberal pocket, assisted living residents fear Obamacare's death | USA Today15 hours ago
From an upscale assisted living center here, 87-year-old Brendan Wall has some advice for members of Congress eager to repeal the Affordable Care Act: Slow down. Richard Kirkendall, professor emeritus of history at the UW, is quoted.
- Decoding the origami that drives all life | The Atlantic16 hours ago
Scientists have made tremendous headway, but the protein-folding problem is still “one of the grand challenges in biology and chemistry,” says David Baker from the University of Washington.
- Big data (and volunteers) help UW scientists solve protein puzzles | GeekWire16 hours ago
Researchers from the University of Washington and other institutions say they’ve solved more than 600 protein-folding mysteries – which represents a fair proportion of the estimated 5,200 protein families whose molecular structure was unknown.
- UW students create hyperloop pod | KING 516 hours ago
A team of 35 UW students is out to push the boundaries of modern technology and change the world with their invention of a hyperloop pod. They are among 20 finalists preparing for in an international competition to build the capsule for carrying passengers in vacuum tubes.
- Data can lie — here's a guide to calling out BS | Fast Company16 hours ago
Big data and machine learning are making it easier to BS with data, so two UW scientists made a free syllabus to combat it.
- State's investigation into synthetic fields and cancer leaves some unconvinced | KOMO1 day ago
Over the last two years, University of Washington women's soccer coach Amy Griffin came up with a list of 53 soccer players she knew had contracted cancer. And all had played on synthetic turf. The Washington State Department of Health completed a statistical investigation into the numbers.
- Foreign students at Washington colleges wonder: Are they still welcome? | The Seattle Times1 day ago
"Washington colleges and international students have been a good match for years, but tensions are rising," writes Katherine Long for The Seattle Times. The UW's international student community is mentioned.
- Opinion | Hate speech is vile — and protected | The Seattle Times1 day ago
"If UW President Ana Mari Cauce were to disinvite Milo Yiannopoulos, the provocative editor at the conservative news site Breitbart, she would subject the university to legal liability for abridging First Amendment rights," writes Ronald Collins, professor of law at the UW.
- Seattle weather about to take a change toward 'typical' | MyNorthwest.com1 day ago
After Seattle weather dished up weeks of a cold snap, warm rain struck quickly, flooding the region. Nick Bond, research meteorologist at the UW, is quoted.
- Breathtaking new video footage of the ocean's uncharted depths | Gizmodo1 day ago
After locating a new set of hydrothermal vents in a region called the Mariana Back-Arc near the Mariana Trench in 2015, scientists returned with a remote-controlled vehicle to collect data and live-stream the expedition. David Butterfield, senior research scientist at UW's Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, is quoted.
- 25 books to help you navigate our weather, our trees, our birds | The Seattle Times1 day ago
New to the region? Or just curious? Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn recommends a bushel of natural-history books about the features that make up our home. John Marzluff, UW professor of environmental and forest sciences, and David Montgomery, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, are mentioned.