UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Average lifespan longer for twins | US News46 mins ago
Twins live longer than other people, and their close social connection may be a major reason why, a new UW study says. (This Health Day News story appeared in several outlets)
- An education in justice | Monroe Monitor3 hours ago
For four weeks, 11 UW students visited the Twin Rivers Unit at the Monroe Correctional Complex, to participate in collaborative work-study sessions.
- Sea urchins pull themselves inside out to be reborn | KQED Science3 hours ago
Just beyond the crashing surf, hundreds of millions of tiny sea urchin larvae are floating around, preparing for one of the most dramatic transformations in the animal kingdom. Jason Hodin, research scientist at UW's Friday Harbor Labs, is quoted.
- Twitter is changing how we deal with death on social media | New York Mag5 hours ago
In new research, two UW sociologists argue that Twitter is changing the way we grieve online, creating a more open, more public place for digital mourning.
- Mideast violence erasing decades of health gains | US News5 hours ago
The 2010 Arab uprising and more recent Mideast wars have harmed health and shortened life expectancy in many countries across the eastern Mediterranean, a new study shows. Ali Mokdad, professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
- GOP annoyed Gov. Inslee is taking credit for college-tuition cuts | The Seattle Times5 hours ago
As he stumps for re-election, Gov. Jay Inslee is taking credit for a popular legislative act that has slashed tuition for public-college students. That annoys Republicans, who proposed the idea. Austin Wright-Pettibone, senior in chemical engineering and student regent at the UW, is quoted.
- A historic letter to all doctors about prescription painkillers | CNN5 hours ago
In the next few days, every doctor in the United States will be receiving a letter from the U.S. surgeon general. It's the first time that America's top doctor has reached out to all physicians. Dr. Gary Franklin, research professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- When smoke gets inyYour eyes: Indonesia and the freedom from tobacco | Huffington Post5 hours ago
The health consequences of smoking and its costs to society in Indonesia are devastating. A study by the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is referenced.
- Satellite data helps farmers water crops efficiently | KING 55 hours ago
Modern technology is coming to the aid of one of humankind's oldest endeavors: Farming. Faisal Hossain, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- This map traces where animals will migrate to adapt to climate change | Mental Floss5 hours ago
An animated map application shows just where mammals, birds, and amphibians in the Western hemisphere might go as the Earth warms. The map is based on data collected in part by the UW.
- Here’s where species will flee because of global warming | WIRED5 hours ago
A new data-visualization project is based on research from The Nature Conservancy and the University of Washington, and depicts how more than 2,900 species of birds, mammals, and amphibians might migrate in response to rising sea levels and temperatures.
- Experiment shows smartphone speech recognition faster than typing | China Daily5 hours ago
Results from an experiment — done by Stanford University, the UW and China's Baidu Inc. — suggest that speech recognition, in case of composing text messages on smartphone, can be faster and more accurately than humans can type on phone screens.
- This device lets you track which third party sites are following your digital footprint | Business Insider5 hours ago
Researchers from the University of Washington have created the first-ever comprehensive analysis of third-party web tracking across three decades and a new tool, TrackingExcavator, which they developed to extract and analyze tracking behaviors on a given web page.
- Steven Hill, a star of ‘Law & Order’ as DA Adam Schiff, dies at 94 | The Washington Post5 hours ago
Steven Hill, an actor known to millions of loyal — if not irremediably addicted — television viewers in the 1990s died Aug. 23 at a hospital in New York City. Hill was a UW alum.
- Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains-research | The New York Times5 hours ago
The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt. Ali Mokdad, professor at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted. (This Reuters story appeared in several outlets)
- Topical political cartoons on special display at Suzzallo Library | KUOW5 hours ago
Bill Radke speaks with University of Washington librarian Jessica Albano about the library's political cartoon display. The display at the Suzzallo Library showcases cartoons from across the U.S. concerning 2016 election cycle and other top-of-mind issues.
- Violence has taken years off of life expectancy in Syria | The New York Times6 hours ago
The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people's life expectancy, according to a new analysis. Ali Mokdad, professor at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted. (This AP story appeared in several outlets)
- Speech recognition texts 3 times taster than you can type | Digital Trends6 hours ago
Computer dictation is a whole lot better than it was a decade ago, but exactly how much better? That was a challenge computer scientists from Stanford University, the UW, and Chinese tech giant Baidu recently took on.
- Teachers: Presidential campaign tone negatively impacting Washington kids | KING 56 hours ago
Scores of other teachers across the country are drawing parallels between the bold and divisive rhetoric of the 2016 presidential campaign and an increased level of fear they’ve observed in their classrooms. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
- What the Washington state science standards mean for your student | ParentMap6 hours ago
With the Next Generation Science Standards, classrooms are becoming working laboratories, places to construct and discover and where kids become the scientists and engineers. Mark Windschitl, professor of science teaching and learning at the UW, is quoted.