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The problems with a new study on Seattle's $15 minimum wage | Forbes
UC Berkeley released a new study on Seattle's $15 minimum wage. The UW's minimum wage study is referenced and Jacob Vigdor, UW professor of public policy and governance, is quoted.
Vigdor.Jacob  minimum.wage  !UWitM  2017  Evans.School  Forbes 
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The 'June gloom' is about to be abolished with above-normal heat, forecasters say | MyNorthwest.com
The gloomy, cloudy weather that is often associated with June in Western Washington may be over earlier than usual. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
KIRO  weather  wawx  !UWitM  2017  Mass.Cliff  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
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Juvenile arthritis can alter normal growth in children | US News
Arthritis is often thought of as an older person's disease, but as the slogan at the top of the Arthritis Foundation's pediatric website proclaims, "Kids Get Arthritis, Too." Dr. Kabita Nanda, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Nanda.Kabita  Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  US.News 
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Artificial intelligence can predict which congressional bills will pass | Science
Using just the text of a bill plus about a dozen other variables, a new artificial intelligence algorithm can determine the chance that a bill will become law with great precision. John Wilkerson, a political scientist at the UW, is quoted.
Science.Mag  !UWitM  2017  Artificial.Intelligence  Wilkerson.John  Department:Political.Science  politics  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Joel Connelly | Gay power in Seattle: Just look at our power structure | seattlepi.com
Seattle has become a place where the LGBTQ community is powerful, ceaselessly courted by business and political leadership and where its members occupy positions of influence. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is mentioned.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  !UWitM  2017  seattlepi.com  LGBTQ 
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The fight to save thousands of lives with seafloor sensors | Nature News
Geophysicists are ramping up their efforts to monitor major undersea faults for movement, and search for signs of the next catastrophic quake. The UW's Emily Roland, an oceanographer, Heidi Houston, a seismologist, and William Wilcock, a marine geophysicist, are quoted.
Wilcock.William  !UWitM  2017  Nature  College:Environment  earthquakes  Houston.Heidi  Roland.Emily  School:Oceanography  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
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Sen. McCain grills Boeing exec at confirmation hearing | MyNorthwest.com
President Trump nominated Patrick Shanahan, Boeing executive and chairman of the UW Board of Regents, to serve as deputy secretary of defense.
Regents  !UWitM  2017  KIRO 
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UW researchers’ ‘kidney on a chip’ will be prepped for space station | GeekWire
A stack of card-sized gizmos that test the effects of drugs, toxins and weightlessness on human kidney cells is due to take a ride to the International Space Station as early as next year — and researchers at the University of Washington can’t wait.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire  Himmelfarb.Jonathan 
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Latest study: Seattle’s wage law lifted restaurant pay without shrinking jobs | The Seattle Times
Seattle’s minimum-wage law has led to higher pay for restaurant workers without affecting the overall number of jobs in the industry, according to a new study from UC Berkeley. The UW's minimum wage study is referenced.
minimum.wage  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times 
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Berkeley study: Minimum wage increase hasn't killed jobs in Seattle | The Stranger
A study from economists at UC Berkeley found that Seattle's landmark minimum wage increase has not cost jobs. The UW minimum wage study is referenced.
The.Stranger  !UWitM  2017  minimum.wage 
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When cutting-edge science meets science fiction, it packs the house | Smithsonian
At Future Con, fans of sci-fi, fantasy and comics met the researchers and engineers who are bringing their stories to life. Katherine Pratt, doctoral student in electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Pratt.Katherine  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Smithsonian.Magazine 
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China still has the world’s fastest supercomputer, but the US wants to change that | Recode
The Department of Energy is granting six companies a total of $258 million to work on supercomputing technology. Thom Dunning, a chemistry professor at the UW, is quoted.
Recode  !UWitM  2017  Department:Chemistry  College:Arts&Sciences  Dunning.Thom 
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Lionfish are eating fish we didn't even know existed | Gizmodo
According to a new study, researchers from the University of Washington have recorded video of a lionfish noshing on a previously unnamed species of goby (genus Palatogobius) off the coast of Curaçao.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  Burke.Museum 
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Where most employees at Facebook, Google, Apple and other top tech companies went to school | Entrepreneur
If you want to land a job at a place like Facebook or Google, you may want to consider going to school out West. The UW was the most common college found on tech employees’ resumes.
Entrepreneur  !UWitM  2017 
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Before you hit 'submit,' this company has already logged your personal data | Gizmodo
Some websites are collecting personal information even if you don't hit the "submit" button. Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2017  Calo.Ryan  School:Law 
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Wolves need more room to roam | Scientific American
Ecologists say wolves should be allowed to roam beyond remote wilderness areas — and that they might also do a good service by scaring off smaller predators like coyotes and jackals. Aaron Wirsing, assistant professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is interviewed.
Wirsing.Aaron  !UWitM  2017  Scientific.American  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
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The game that helps players learn about molecules | HuffPost
Over the past few years I’ve covered a wide range of games that allow players to contribute toward scientific research. A game called Nanocrafter that was developed at the UW's Center for Game Science is mentioned.
Center.Game.Science  !UWitM  2017  Huffington.Post 
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UW initiative awarded $9.3M to fight deadly malaria strains in India | GeekWire
Fighting drug-resistant malaria is one goal of the UW’s Malaria Evolution in South Asia initiative, an international collaboration and one of the 10 International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research. The center announced Tuesday it has received $9.3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work.
Department:Chemistry  !UWitM  2017  College:Arts&Sciences  GeekWire 
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Seattle’s $15 minimum wage hasn’t cut jobs, study finds | Q13
A new study from UC Berkeley says Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs. The UW's minimum wage study is referenced. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
AP  !UWitM  2017  Q13  minimum.wage 
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We're still talking about 'My Family's Slave' | Code Switch (NPR)
Vicente Rafael, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed about The Atlantic's essay "My Family's Slave" on NPR's "Code Switch." His segment starts at about 14:30.
Rafael.Vicente  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2017  NPR 
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