UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Rushing to stop a fire that never came, Forest Service logged miles of big trees, critical habitat | The Seattle Times1 day ago
Despite the fall rain that had begun, managers on the 2015 Wolverine Fire still opted to cut one of the largest fire lines ever in the state, logging 114 acres of critical spotted owl habitat and felling centuries-old trees. Jerry Franklin, professor of forest ecology at the UW, is quoted.
- Despite a wet start, classic Northwest sunshine dominates weekend forecast | KPLU1 day ago
“Liquid sunshine” made an ample appearance as the Northwest weekend got off to a wet and cloudy start. But UW atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass promises warmer temps and clearer skies as the weekend progresses.
- This protein designer aims to revolutionize medicines and materials | Science1 day ago
"Science" features David Baker, head of the UW's Institute for Protein Design, and his work to make designer proteins. This is the cover story for the July 22 issue of "Science."
- Why did a humpback whale just save this seal's life? | Science1 day ago
The story of a pair of humpback whales saving a Weddell seal in the Antarctic has scientists curious about the predator's protective characteristics. Trevor Branch, associate professor of aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- 2016 resembles the most chaotic, dangerous year in history | US News1 day ago
"Those who forget history, it's been said, are condemned to repeat it. We're barely through the halfway point, however, and 2016's already been a year many people would rather forget," writes Joseph Williams of U.S. News. William Rorabaugh, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
- Can this protein cure cancer? Scientists have learned to block tumor ‘messages’ in human cells | Inquisitr1 day ago
Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Trento in Italy have engineered a protein that blocks cancer-promoting “messages” in human cells. Gabriele Varani, professor of chemistry at the UW, is quoted.
- Digitizing fish looks cool and helps science | KING 51 day ago
Adam Summers, professor of biology and aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is digitizing fish to build a database of more than 25,000 species.
- UW doctor under investigation for congressional report allegations | KING 51 day ago
The University of Washington is investigating Dr. Richard Ellenbogen after a congressional report alleged he tried to influence the selection process for a research grant.
- University of Washington breaks record for private fundraising | The Seattle Times1 day ago
The University of Washington received a record $542.4 million from private support and contributions in the 2016 fiscal year, surpassing the record amount by nearly $60 million.
- Dreambit will show you how you’d look with any hairstyle | Digital Trends1 day ago
Developed by computer vision researchers at the University of Washington, Dreambit builds off the team’s previous work in the fields of facial processing, three-dimensional reconstruction, and age progression. Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- This amazing search engine automatically face-swaps you into your image results | TechCrunch1 day ago
Ever wonder what you would look like with long, wavy hair? All you need is a selfie and Dreambit, the face-swapping search engine developed by Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the UW.
- Analysis | Does 'Black Lives Matter' still matter? | Huffington Post1 day ago
"Despite its current focus on addressing police brutality, BLM’s agenda isn’t confined to this issue. Indeed, the BLM movement is about contesting the systemic oppression of black folks," writes Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW. [This article originally appeared in The Conversation]
- Time for a change? UW imaging software Dreambit offers realistic glimpse at switching up your looks | GeekWire1 day ago
Trying to picture yourself with a completely different look or imagining yourself in a different culture or time period has been made easier thanks to a new personalized image search engine called Dreambit. It was developed by Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the UW.
- RFID tag maker Impinj prices IPO at $14, shares soar in rare public offering | GeekWire1 day ago
Wall Street likes what they see in Impinj, a 16-year-old Seattle-based maker of Radio Frequency Identification technology that yesterday went public on Nasdaq at $14 per share. The company is led by founder Chris Diorio, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW.
- Live fast, die young | Scientific American1 day ago
Research into aging requires patience, but a small cadre of scientists is angling to speed up answers by developing the flamboyant, short-lived turquoise killifish as a new mode. Matt Kaeberlein, professor of pathology at the UW, is quoted.
- Facebook's Aquila drone completes first test flight | USA Today1 day ago
A prototype of Facebook's Aquila is ready for full-scale testing, and the company's engineers are working on new state-of-the-art data links for it. Christopher Lum, research assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the UW, is quoted.
- For surgeons, talking about adverse events can be difficult | US News1 day ago
New research finds that explaining a problem to a patient can be worrisome for some doctors. Dr. Thomas Gallagher, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
- Is jet lag worse after traveling east than west? | Stat News1 day ago
Many claim jet lag is worse and longer-lasting when you travel east than west. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
- One scientist’s quest to scan every species of fish | National Geographic2 days ago
University of Washington professor Adam Summers, an expert in biomechanics, has embarked on an ambitious plan to scan and digitize images of every species of fish known to humans.
- Jake Ellison | Earth is hotter than ever -- prosecute inaction? | seattlepi.com2 days ago
While things are likely to cool down as El Nino chills out this year and next, the world nevertheless and once again experienced record heat in June and record heat for the year so far. David Battisti, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.