UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Long-term dangers of the 21st birthday bender | Daily Mail9 hours ago
That 21st birthday binge can leave you with more than just a hangover the next morning. Students who binge-drink when they hit 21 are more likely to drink heavily in the future, a new UW Medicine study reveals.
- Weird lifeforms lived on Earth billions of years before our earliest ancestors evolved, scientists claim | The Sun9 hours ago
Advanced animal-like creatures may have lived on Earth billions of years before our earliest ancestors appeared, scientists at the UW claim. Michael Kipp, graduate student in UW's Earth and space sciences department, is quoted.
- Proxima B could be Earth 2.0 | Daily Mail9 hours ago
A rocky planet that may harbor life was discovered just four light years from Earth in August last year. Victoria Meadows, an astronomer at the UW, is quoted.
- A black female astrophysicist explains why 'Hidden Figures' isn't just about history | Gizmodo9 hours ago
Hidden Figures—the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA—is number one at the box office. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, research associate of physics at the UW, is featured.
- Seattle landmarks face gold rush, World’s Fair combined | MyNorthwest.com9 hours ago
At a meeting later today at City Hall, the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board is likely to vote on whether or not the building that houses Mama’s Mexican Kitchen in Belltown meets the criteria to be protected along with other city landmarks. Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, a UW professor of architecture, is quoted.
- It's January, also known as divorce month — here's how to cope | CNBC9 hours ago
Data from the University of Washington found that divorce filings start to pick up in January — a trend researchers theorized could be fueled by a rough holiday season.
- These presidents all said they were going to change America — how’d that work out? | The Washington Post9 hours ago
Although the president of the United States may be the most powerful figure in the world, dramatic change is hard to come by. Margaret O'Mara, associate professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
- Marijuana legalization doesn't hit beer sales because stoners want both | Inverse10 hours ago
As marijuana becomes increasingly legalized, alcohol companies have voiced concerns that people will want to toke up instead of get sloshed. But newly released data reveals beer sales have not been directly affected by the proliferation of weed. A 2015 UW study is referenced.
- Donald Trump already bucking diplomatic protocol | Newsday10 hours ago
Foreign policy experts and presidential scholars say it’s too soon to predict what long-term impact Trump’s freewheeling style will have on U.S. diplomacy, but his actions have already spurred reaction from foreign diplomats. Margaret O’Mara, associate professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
- Economic outlook: The experts speak | Seattle Business Magazine10 hours ago
UW President Ana Mari Cauce contributes to this summary of how the economy might fare in 2017.
- Letter to the editor | Milo Yiannopoulos: Free speech or hate speech? | The Seattle Times10 hours ago
"The University of Washington and the city of Seattle are known for many things. Hosting far-right conservatives who incite hate should not be one of them," write France Giddings and Kjersten Gmeiner, co-presidents of Seattle NOW, on behalf of its Board of Directors.
- Food, body image and self worth with a nutrition doctor | KUOW10 hours ago
Bill Radke speaks with Dr. Anne McTiernan, a research professor of epidemiology at the UW, about her new memior called, "Starved: A Nutrition Doctor's Journey from Empty to Full."
- How the Supreme Court could derail Trump's plan to punish sanctuary cities like Seattle | KUOW10 hours ago
Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington law professor Hugh Spitzer about how previous U.S. Supreme Court decisions could prevent the Trump administration from cutting federal funding to sanctuary cities like Seattle.
- Welcome to the drone economy | Seattle Business Magazine11 hours ago
Local companies are using drones to inspect their hard-to-reach equipment, saving time and keeping workers more safe. WiBotic, a UW startup, and the UW's Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory are mentioned.
- Lawmaker introduces bill banning heroin injection sites in Washington | KIRO-TV11 hours ago
A Washington state senator introduced legislation that would ban the creation on heroin injection sites in Washington cities. Caleb Banta-Green, senior researcher at the UW’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
- Seattle, Portland make list of top 10 cities with biggest housing crunch | The Oregonian11 hours ago
Real estate database Realtor.com has announced the 10 U.S. cities with the biggest housing shortages. Seattle and Portland made the cut. Peter Orser, director of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW, is quoted.
- How big data can improve cities and save lives: UW and Seattle brainstorm solutions on education, homelessness, and transportation | GeekWire11 hours ago
Using data and analytics to help improve the bottom line is now common practice in the technology and business worlds. But how can city governments use those same techniques to improve the lives of its constituents? That is the theme of a two-day workshop hosted by the City of Seattle, the UW and MetroLab.
- Signs your relationship is failing | Business Insider11 hours ago
It can be hard to spot even glaring flaws in your relationship while you're in it. With that in mind, Business Insider rounded up seven science-backed indicators that there might be trouble in your romantic paradise. John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, is quoted.
- B.C. home prices soar, pushing buyers south | The Everett Herald1 day ago
Over the past few years, home prices have skyrocketed around Vancouver, B.C., in part because of a large number of foreign buyers. Now the city and the province have instituted measures to tamp down foreign demand. Peter Orser, director of the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, is quoted.
- At UW, students get lessons on homelessness | Crosscut1 day ago
Like the other homeless tent cities in Seattle, Tent City 3 moves location roughly every three months. The stay at the UW promises to be something different: It’s designed to help educate students as well as benefit the encampment residents.