UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Improving trend with sunbreaks, warming temps and ‘glorious Monday’ ahead | KNKX2 days ago
Fall got off to a damp and cloudy start in the Pacific Northwest on Friday. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, says he expects “a nice fall weekend” ahead with plenty of sun, warming temps and an especially sunny flourish on Monday.
- Britain ranked 5th healthiest country, while the US is 28th on the list | Daily Mail Online3 days ago
Britain is the fifth healthiest place to live in the world, new figures have revealed. Stephen Lim, professor of global health at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
- Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene | Reuters3 days ago
Variations in a gene involved in so-called circadian rhythms that control everything from cell division to sleep may also promote the spread of breast cancer to other organs, a new study suggests. Amanda Phipps, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the UW who wasn't involved with the study, is quoted.
- Liberal-leaning boards are stingy with CEO pay, study says | WSJ3 days ago
Researchers from the UW and the University of Notre Dame examined directors’ political contributions to determine whether a board was more liberal or conservative. Abhinav Gupta, assistant professor in the UW's Foster School of Business, is mentioned.
- Want to stay ahead of the competition? Get virtual | Entrepreneur3 days ago
Augmented and virtual reality can help you innovate in your field before you fall behind. UW’s CoMotion is capitalizing on the trend by offering VR lab space as part of its new incubator location.
- Is police use of force about to get worse — with robots? | Politico3 days ago
The increasing deployment of robots to disarm or subdue suspects is stirring ethical debate. Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- US students get free ride in Cuban medical school | Seattle Times3 days ago
Hundreds of U.S. students have attended medical school tuition-free in Cuba, including a UW grad. Dr. Paul K. Drain, assistant professor of global health at the UW, is quoted. (This story is marked as "part three" on this webpage and is near the bottom)
- Trump rhetoric energizes Muslim voters | The Boston Globe3 days ago
Although Trump’s harsh rhetoric regarding Muslims has proved to be hugely popular with his supporters, it is also uniting and galvanizing Muslim voters. Karam Dana, assistant professor of political science at UW Bothell, is quoted.
- Seattle elephant advocates join global march on eve of crucial conservation meeting in Africa | The Seattle Times3 days ago
Billionaire Paul Allen put Seattle on the map in the world of wildlife conservation, but grassroots activists are also making an impact. Sam Wasser, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
- Healthiest country in the world: Iceland beats the US by a landslide | Fortune3 days ago
The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) division released the results of its comprehensive 2015 Global Burden of Disease study. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
- Product of the ‘60s, professor’s life one of activism, history and music | Tacoma Weekly3 days ago
Tacoma Weekly wrote this feature story on UW Tacoma professor Michael Honey.
- UW professor talks strategy in fight against homelessness | KNKX3 days ago
Seattle leaders unveiled a package of reports Sept. 8 filled with recommendations on how to solve the city's homelessness crisis. Rachel Fyall, professor at the UW's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, spoke to KNKX reporter Will James about the report.
- 2016 Tech Impact Awards | Seattle Business Magazine3 days ago
Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, was named Tech Impact Champion at the 2016 Tech Impact Awards.
- These researchers think we’re nearing ‘peak car’ — and the consequences could be dramatic | The Washington Post3 days ago
On Thursday the Rocky Mountain Institute — an energy-focused think tank known for its boldness in predicting technological change — released a report on the future of vehicles. Don MacKenzie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- Indigenous Australians oldest living culture | Business Insider3 days ago
The most comprehensive genetic study of Indigenous Australians to date indicates that the group is the oldest continuous civilization on Earth, dating back more than 50,000 years ago. Joshua Akey, a professor of genome sciences at the UW who was not involved with the study, is quoted.
- Out of Africa just once? DNA offers new look at humanity's family roots | CS Monitor3 days ago
Nearly all modern Eurasians are descended from an out-of-Africa migration about 60,000 years ago, but some have genetic markers of earlier divergences, suggesting a more complex story. Joshua Akey, a professor of genome sciences at the UW who was not involved with the study, is quoted.
- Aboriginal DNA points to an earlier human exodus from Africa | The Washington Post3 days ago
In a trio of studies published Wednesday in Nature, researchers attempt to trace the origin of our species by looking to neglected DNA — populations that haven't been studied as extensively as large European and Asian ethnic groups. Joshua Akey, a professor of genome sciences at the UW who was not involved with the study, is quoted.
- Your chances of dying in childbirth are increasing | NY Mag4 days ago
Though maternal-mortality rates fell globally by more than one-third between 2000 and 2015, in the United States, the rate is rising. The study was conducted by the UW's Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
- From Beijing to Seattle: How the US and China are teaming up at the new GIX tech innovation institute | GeekWire4 days ago
The GIX education platform will help tomorrow’s entrepreneurs learn the most effective ways to innovate and create companies that make a real impact on the world. Vikram Jandhyala, VP for innovation strategy at the UW, is quoted.
- Sorry, but your loofah is probably really nasty | Yahoo! News4 days ago
While your skin may feel silky smooth after lathering up in the shower with your brightly colored loofah, there’s a chance that this scrubber isn’t cleaning your body at all. Marilyn Roberts, professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.