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UW education dean visits Chehalis high school | The Daily Chronicle
On Wednesday, May 23, University of Washington’s Mia Tuan, dean of the College of Education, visited Chehalis’ W.F. West High School to observe teachers and students and to be briefed on the Student Achievement Initiative.  
College:Education  Tuan.Mia  !UWitM  2018  regl  The.Daily.Chronicle 
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Q&A: Washington AD Jen Cohen on her hiring process, Mike Hopkins’ negotiations, Chris Petersen and more | The Seattle Times
Jon Wilner chatted with the University of Washington's AD on a hot streak, Jen Cohen, about her management style, the Husky culture and more.
athletics  Cohen.Jennifer  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
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Thousands of professors call Trump’s family-separation policy ‘government-sanctioned child abuse’ | The Chronicle of Higher Education
More than 2,000 faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States are protesting the separation of immigrant children from their parents in an open letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A statement from UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted. (Note: This story was published June 19)
Cauce.Ana.Mari  !UWitM  2018  natl  Chronicle.Higher.Education 
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If you're scared of artificial intelligence, you should know it's already everywhere | Popular Science
In addition to employing more than 4,000 human moderators, Bumble turned to machine learning to look for photos of guns and shirtless people on its app. Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  Popular.Science 
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How Title X cuts impact UW women’s health | Seattle Weekly
Earlier this month, the Trump administration proposed a new rule prohibiting clinics that receive Title X funding from giving referrals and counseling on abortion. Since then, many have pushed back against the proposed changes, voicing concerns that it will be detrimental to women’s health as a whole, especially low-income people. Dr. Sarah Prager, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UW, is quoted.
Prager.Sarah  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  students  regl  Seattle.Weekly 
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Poor care played a role in the deaths of immigrants in ICE custody | Pacific Standard
A new report highlights troubling patterns in medical care in immigration detention facilities. Marc Stern, an affiliate professor of public health at the UW, is quoted.
Stern.Marc  !UWitM  2018  School:Public.Health  natl  PS.Mag 
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Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality | TechCrunch
The “Soccer On Your Tabletop” system takes as its input a video of a match, watches it, and then maps the players and field into a 3-D environment. The research is being presented at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City, and it’s a collaboration between Facebook, Google and the University of Washington.
Tech.Crunch  !UWitM  College:Engineering  Allen.School  natl  2018 
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Yakima Valley not spared as Central Washington suicide rate rises 23 percent | Local | yakimaherald.com
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with rates rising more than 30 percent in half the states. Jennifer Stuber, director of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the UW, is quoted.
Stuber.Jennifer  School:Social.Work  !UWitM  2018  Forefront  regl  Yakima.Herald 
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Do employee-only clubs further isolate Seattle tech workers? | Crosscut
As employees at Amazon, Facebook and other key technology companies benefit from the industry’s incredible development and growth, longtime residents are experiencing its effect on affordability, congestion and even culture. Marieka Klawitter, a public policy professor at the UW, is quoted.
Klawitter.Marieka  Evans.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut 
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Driving? Your phone is a distraction even if you aren’t looking at it | FiveThirtyEight
We all know that it’s dangerous to text while driving, but our phones have become overlords that demand our constant attention. Dr. Brian Johnston, a professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  Five.Thirty.Eight  Johnston.Brian 
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Facebook can predict a musician’s movement using only an audio clip | Engadget
Facebook is now working on an application that uses music alone to govern the movements of an augmented reality avatar. The research, completed in partnership with the UW and Stanford, was presented by Facebook at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference.
Engadget  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering 
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In India, experts look to climate trends to tackle malnutrition | News Deeply
Officials are increasingly looking to climate data to predict droughts, famines and heat waves and to help plan for – and prevent – the rising rates of moderate and severe malnutrition that have been shown to follow. Kristie Ebi, the director of the UW's Center for Health and the Global Environment, is quoted.
Ebi.Kristie  School:Public.Health  Center.Health.Global.Environment  natl  News.Deeply  !UWitM  2018 
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7 scary things that happen to your body when you don't get enough sleep | Bustle
What happens when you don't get enough sleep? A 2017 UW study is referenced.
Bustle  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  natl 
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Allen Institute boosts the size of its mouse brain cell database | GeekWire
The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added about 900 virtual mouse brain cells to its Allen Cell Types Database, bringing the total to slightly more than 1,900 cells available for study. Work by research teams at UW Medicine and the Swedish Neuroscience Institute is referenced.
UW:Medicine  GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  regl 
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Is there a smarter path to artificial intelligence? Some experts hope so | The New York Times
For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. Yejin Choi, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Artificial.Intelligence  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Choi.Yejin 
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Davis High School students participate in NASA camp | KNDO
School may be out, but learning happens all year round. Several students at Davis High School in Yakima are giving up a few vacation days for an amazing educational opportunity: NASA camp, sponsored by the UW.
KNDO  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Environment 
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Opinion | ICE agents and the ethics of following orders | Crosscut
"Angelina Godoy, who runs the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, had hit her nerve-jangled limit. Godoy had pestered lawmakers about the forced separation of asylum-seeking families. She had shared her own Central American research on the ripple effect of seizing children from their parents. But the needle seemed stuck," writes Pete Jackson for Crosscut.
Godoy.Angelina  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Center.Human.Rights 
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How much of 'the 1 percent' lives in Seattle? | KUOW
Seattle has three times the number of households in the top 1 percent as the national average according to Mark Long, a professor in the UW's Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Evans.School  Long.Mark 
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