UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
- Editorial | Forecasting ocean conditions is smart | The Daily Astorian23 hours ago
"J-SCOPE, a collaboration between the UW and NOAA, is showing promise as a sophisticated way of looking into the previously blank slate of the Pacific Ocean," writes The Daily Astorian Editorial Board.
- Stem cell community fractures over push for faster approvals | Stat News24 hours ago
On both coasts, campaigns are building to get desperate patients faster access to stem cell treatments — in some cases, before they are proven to work. And that is making some scientists nervous. Dr. Charles Murry, interim director of the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, is quoted.
- Publisher under fire for fake article webpages | Nature24 hours ago
An online debate is swirling around a tactic that academic publisher John Wiley & Sons uses to fight online piracy. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
- New chief of staff for UW Medicine | Puget Sound Business Journal24 hours ago
After seven years advocating and lobbying for the University of Washington in the other Washington, Christy Gullion will direct her focus to health care as the new chief of staff for UW Medicine.
- #SeaHomeless: Finding affordable, innovative ways to harness technology to combat homelessness | GeekWire1 day ago
Seattle-based Facing Homelessness founder Rex Hohlbein has used Facebook to personalize the issue of homelessness, sharing his humanizing portraits worldwide. Ben de Haan, executive director of UW-based Partners for Our Children, is quoted.
- How to coach like an Olympian | Nature2 days ago
Despite the time-honored tradition of coaching à la drill sergeant, the disciplinarian style is gradually shifting toward a more psychologically nuanced approach, which is supported by volumes of research. Work from the 1990s by UW psychologists Ronald Smith and Frank Smoll is referenced.
- Dan Chirot discusses 'Brexit' | KOMO Radio2 days ago
Daniel Chirot, professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies, discusses the political ramifications of "Brexit" — the result of a referendum vote that will see Great Britain leave the European Union.
- NOAA: Harmful algae still around but not producing much toxin | Chinook Observer2 days ago
A new paper shows a system for forecasting regional ocean conditions, J-SCOPE, is providing accurate results. It forecasts a warm summer, though not as extreme as 2015, and rapid cooling of the Northeast Pacific this fall, says Samantha Siedlecki, a research scientist with the UW’s Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean.
- Opinion | How businesses can promote sustainability in developing countries | Thomson Reuters2 days ago
"Humans have an inherent need to trade and this basic need, combined with the immensity of resources that corporations have to offer, can tackle many global challenges, including climate change," writes Hira Waqar, international studies undergraduate student at the UW.
- Students produce videos about climate concerns | Puget Sound Blogs2 days ago
How high school and college students view climate change shines through clearly in new video productions submitted in a contest organized by the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.
- UW professor speaks of her own homeless experience | Crosscut2 days ago
University of Washington nursing professor Josephine Ensign brings an unusual depth of perspective to her work teaching health sciences students, many of whom are involved with efforts to help the homeless. Ensign was homeless herself for a time in her 20s.
- Guarding against green crabs | Skagit Valley Herald2 days ago
Data collected by a team of crab-documenting volunteers is part of a UW-based Washington Sea Grant project to monitor for signs of the invasive green crab on the state’s inland shorelines.
- New WSU, UW presidents meet over Italian food to mend schools' relationship, plan future collaboration | Puget Sound Business Journal2 days ago
WSU's and the UW's two new presidents met recently discuss the schools' relationship going forward.
- Virtual reality aimed at the elderly finds new fans | NPR2 days ago
For those unhappy in the present day, virtual reality might provide an escape into an immersive other world that allows them to forget their chronic pain, anxiety, the fact that they are alone. A 1990s UW virtual reality project aimed at reducing pain for burn victims is referenced.
- Nonprofit purchases KPLU, avoids merger with KUOW | OPB2 days ago
Washington public radio station KPLU avoided a sale to UW-based KUOW following a six-month funding drive. The UW and PLU allowed Friends of 88.5 FM to hold the funding drive to attempt to match KUOW’s offer.
- Friends of 88.5 FM finalize details in sale of KPLU | The News Tribune2 days ago
PLU and Friends of 88.5 FM announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement that will allow the nonprofit group to assume ownership of the station. “We thank the UW for gracefully agreeing to step aside and let KPLU continue to serve its listeners with the news and jazz programming they have come to rely upon," said PLU President Thomas Krise.
- KPLU buys its independence | The Seattle Times2 days ago
The nonprofit organization Friends of 88.5 announced Tuesday the station had successfully negotiated an $8 million agreement to purchase its way out of a deal between Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington.
- Save KPLU campaign reaches $8M deal with Pacific Lutheran University to buy station | Puget Sound Business Journal2 days ago
The Friends of 88.5 FM campaign has reached a deal with Pacific Lutheran University to buy Puget Sound-area public radio station KPLU. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
- Joel Connelly | Sale and survival for KPLU: A non-profit community group will run the station | seattlepi.com2 days ago
The non-profit group Friends of 88.5, with a tailwind of 18,000 supporters, has reached a deal to buy the jazz-blues-news station from Pacific Lutheran University. UW President Ana Mari Cauce and atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass are quoted.
- Seattle weather forecast for July 4 weekend: Mostly dry | MyNorthwest.com2 days ago
There’s a very slim chance that Seattle’s weather will be anything but warm and dry for July 4. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.