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Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- New lab looks at online shopping’s influence on city streets | Next City13 hours ago
In a city such as Seattle, where the population is rapidly growing and streets and sidewalks are increasingly crowded, freight delivery becomes a complex proposition for companies and a potential source of conflict for other road users. Those issues are at the heart of the UW’s new Urban Freight Lab.
- $210 million Gates gift boosts UW health venture | Chronicle of Philanthropy13 hours ago
A $210 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will go toward building a home for the UW's new Population Health Initiative.
- See the 2017 Best Global Universities | US News13 hours ago
Learn about the top 20 universities worldwide, as ranked by U.S. News. The UW is ranked 11th; tied with Johns Hopkins University.
- Proposed wireless charging station would make dead batteries 'a thing of the past' | GeekWire13 hours ago
Imagine a TV-like wireless charging station that makes dead batteries and power cords a relic of times gone by. Scientists from the UW, Intellectual Ventures’ Invention Science Fund and Duke University say we already have the tech required to make this happen.
- Renaissance Europe was forrified by reports of a sea monster that looked like a monk wearing fish scales | Smithsonian13 hours ago
In the 16th century, the so-called “sea monk” became the talk of Europe. Drawings of the half-man, half-fish “monster” were circulated among naturalists and members of royal courts across the continent. Louisa Mackenzie, associate professor of French and Italian studies at the UW, is quoted.
- Gates Foundation announces $210M donation to UW's Population Health Initiative | GeekWire13 hours ago
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative in one of the largest single donations the institution has ever received.
- UW receives record $210M from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Puget Sound Business Journal13 hours ago
The University of Washington has received a $210 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build a home for the school's initiative to improve population health.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives $210 million to the University of Washington | TIME13 hours ago
Microsoft founder Bill Gates through his foundation has donated $210 million to an initiative based at the UW aimed at improving people’s health around the world, university officials said on Tuesday. (This Reuters story appeared in several outlets)
- Is DNA the future of data storage? | WSJ13 hours ago
A synthetic version of our genetic code could become the world’s most efficient hard drive. In July, researchers at Microsoft and the UW converted a high-definition music video into strands of synthetic DNA.
- Opinion | Don’t lock ’em up — give ’em a chance to quit drugs | The New York Times13 hours ago
The U.S. once had a less punitive approach to addiction. But beginning in the 1970s, its presidents, exploiting fears of criminality that white voters associated with African-Americans, initiated a war on drugs that expanded drug policing and prosecutions. A 2015 UW study is referenced.
- Self-driving cars’ effects on cities depend on who owns them | Slate14 hours ago
Overall, self-driving cars are a good thing. But they also result in more traffic: If nondrivers, seniors, and people with medical conditions could access automated mobility, U.S. vehicle miles traveled could increase 14 percent. Don MacKenzie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- University of Washington gets $210M from Gates Foundation | The New York Times14 hours ago
he University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, officials said Tuesday. (This AP story appeared in several outlets)
- Record gift to UW: $210M from Gates Foundation toward bold goal of improving world’s health | The Seattle Times14 hours ago
The Gates Foundation has given the UW its largest donation ever to build a home for a new initiative to improve global health.
- Parents of fallen athletes push to end sudden cardiac deaths | NBC News14 hours ago
Sixteen states require portable defibrillators at schools, and some say they must be available on athletic fields, too. But more than 30 states don't mandate the devices. Dr. Jonathan Drezner, a UW Medicine physician, is quoted.
- As the climate changes, cities and the planet can work together | NPR14 hours ago
In 1950, less than 50 percent of the world's population lived in cities. As of 2014, more than half of people on Earth occupied space in urban areas. By 2050, it is expected that the city dwellers will grow to 66 percent. Marina Alberti, professor of urban planning and design at the UW, is featured.
- We finally have an 'artificial pancreas' for diabetes — but it's a letdown | Vox14 hours ago
You'd think that a new device called the "artificial pancreas" would be a godsend for someone with diabetes. But, many say the device, slated to hit the market in spring 2017, has been incredibly over-hyped. Dr. Irl Hirsch, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
- PulsePoint app finds CPR-trained responders to come to the rescue | CNN14 hours ago
One Friday night this month, Madeline Dahl, a 23-year-old nurse in the cardiology ICU at Seattle's University of Washington Medical Center, received an alert on her cell phone: Someone nearby needed help.
- First Filipina/Pacific Islander UW student body president aims to raise AAPI voices | International Examiner14 hours ago
Daniele Meñez, a senior at the University of Washington, is juggling a full schedule this school year as the newly elected president of Associated Students of the University of Washington.
- Surprise! Washington isn't prepared for a major earthquake | KUOW14 hours ago
Bill Radke talks with Bill Steele of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the UW about how Washington state is unprepared for a large earthquake.
- The big problems with the Obama administration’s new teacher-education regulations | The Washington Post14 hours ago
The Obama administration recently published long-awaited regulations for programs that prepare new K-12 teachers. Kenneth Zeichner, professor of education at the UW, is quoted.