UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- A mild and only partly rainy weekend ahead as Northwest’s wet weather heads for California | KNKX2 days ago
The plume of moisture that was aimed at Western Washington earlier this week, bringing huge amounts of rain to the Northwest, is now over California. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- Pinch me: Invasive crayfish species | Hakai Magazine3 days ago
In a Washington State lake, two of the most globally invasive crayfish species are duking it out. Should we step in? Lauren Kuehne and Julian Olden, both in aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, are featured.
- What Trump means for UW's new clean-energy facility | seattlepi.com3 days ago
"The University of Washington has opened a new facility aimed at accelerating the clean-energy innovation – exactly the sort of thing Gov. Jay Inslee loves and President Trump isn't wild about, writes Zosha Millman for seattlepi.com.
- With drier conditions in the forecast, area could get a break from mudslides | The Seattle Times3 days ago
This week’s spate of mudslides blocking roads and railroad tracks might end soon, as drier conditions give soggy soil a chance to drain. David Montgomery, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted.
- UW testbeds touted as an asset to Northwest cleantech innovators | Xconomy3 days ago
Part of the UW Clean Energy Institute, the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds offer researchers, startup companies, and established businesses state-of-the art equipment to test, build, and validate new technologies.
- Florist discriminated against gay couple, Washington Supreme Court rules | The New York Times3 days ago
A florist who refused to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding cannot claim religious belief as a defense under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, Washington’s high court said Thursday. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- How an advocate got the NRA to collaborate on preventing gun suicides | KUOW3 days ago
Bill Radke speaks with Jennifer Stuber, an associate professor at the UW and co-founder of Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention. February 16 is Suicide Prevention Education Day and Stuber has worked with the Washington legislature to try and craft bills to help prevent suicide.
- Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change | CNN3 days ago
The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages. Dr. Howard Frumkin, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- The Atticus Effect: Has Trump made attorneys popular again? | MyNorthwest.com3 days ago
Two lawyers, former students of UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy, were applauded by diners after telling Testy that they were the duo that stopped immigration authorities from deporting legal immigrants at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
- Surge in drug price won’t pose threat to heroin overdose patients in Washington | The Spokesman-Review3 days ago
A dramatic price increase for one form of an opioid overdose reversal drug has some people concerned, but Washington health and law enforcement agencies said it’s not affecting their ability to provide care. Susan Kingston, program coordinator for the UW's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
- Panel offers insight on how Constitution's checks and balances affect presidential power | yakimaherald.com3 days ago
At Central Washington University Wednesday morning, university president James L. Gaudino said the tension on campus since the election has been “palpable.” Lisa Marshall Manheim, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- Pacific Ocean 'Blob' blamed for making summer air quality worse in 2015 | KOMO3 days ago
New research by meteorologists at UW Bothell found higher concentrations of ozone across much of the West Coast in the summer of 2015, especially the Northwest.
- Blame the pineapple express for California’s crazy weather | BuzzFeed News3 days ago
California’s five-year drought was supposed to ease in early 2016. It didn’t. This winter was supposed to be fairly dry, but the Golden State has been battered by storms. Nick Bond, research meteorologist at the UW, is quoted.
- A blob in the ocean means more ozone in the air over Washington, Oregon | OPB3 days ago
Remember the warm weather we had in 2014 and 2015? UW Bothell professor Dan Jaffe says that was caused by a meteorological phenomenon known as “the blob.” That blob had a surprising effect: it increased air pollution across the West.
- 'The blob' in Pacific Ocean linked to spike in ozone | Live Science3 days ago
A warm blob of water lurking in the Pacific Ocean in 2014 and 2015 led to a spike in ozone levels across the western U.S., new UW research suggests.
- Seattle lab aims to speed development of clean-energy tech | seattlepi.com3 days ago
The paint has barely dried on the walls at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds housed at the UW's Clean Energy Institute, but already academic researchers and startups are lining up to use the state-of-the-art facility to help speed development of their clean energy innovations.
- Former Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi gives $5M to UW's new computer science building | GeekWire3 days ago
Charles and Lisa Simonyi are the latest high-profile donors to make big contributions for a second computer science building at the University of Washington.
- Proof that all people in power should get a good night's sleep | Quartz3 days ago
A new study suggests lack of sleep makes it harder to regulate negative emotions, and could make managers and bosses more likely to lash out and be overly punitive. Christopher Barnes, professor in the UW's Foster School of Business, is quoted.
- Campus sexual assault: Washington students still woefully uninformed | Crosscut3 days ago
Though politicians and universities across the country have recognized the problem of campus sexual assault, administrators are still working to determine the most effective policies and programs for reducing students’ vulnerability. Katie Querna, a doctoral student in social work at the UW, is quoted.
- Do dads matter? UW researchers film fathers to show them they do | The Seattle Times3 days ago
A University of Washington researcher has started enrolling low-income fathers in a program that involves filming their everyday moments with their children as a way to help them strengthen their parenting skills.