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Study: Colleges that ditch the SAT and ACT can enhance diversity | NPR
There are now well over 1,000 colleges and universities that don't require SAT or ACT scores in deciding whom to admit, a number that's growing every year. Steve Syverson, an assistant vice chancellor at UW Bothell, is quoted.
Syverson.Steve  UW:Bothell  NPR  !UWitM  2018  natl 
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Supreme Court considers Trump's travel ban | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to Lisa Manheim, associate professor at the University of Washington School of Law, about what arguments were presented in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday in favor and against President Trump's travel ban.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Manheim.Lisa  School:Law 
8 hours ago by uwnews
Why scientists are teaching AI to think like a dog | NBC News
Dogs may be our best friends, but they’re also our hard-working colleagues — tasked with everything from guarding our homes to guiding visually impaired people to sniffing out bombs. And now researchers have enlisted the help of an Alaskan Malamute named Kelp to develop an artificial intelligence system that thinks just like a dog, in hopes of creating canine-like robots. Kiana Ehsani, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
NBC.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  Ehsani.Kiana  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
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University of Washington celebrates groundbreaking of $230M Population Health building | The Registry
On Wednesday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new 300,000 square foot Population Health facility — located at 15th Ave. NE and NE 40th St. on University of Washington’s campus — which is scheduled for completion in 2020.
The.Registry  !UWitM  2018  regl  Population.Health 
8 hours ago by uwnews
$230M Population Health building designed as a laboratory for ideas | Daily Journal of Commerce
The University of Washington broke ground Wednesday on a $230 million building for its 2-year-old Population Health Initiative, and says it is designed to be a laboratory for ideas and encourage collaboration.
Population.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  Daily.Journal.Commerce 
8 hours ago by uwnews
Sneeze, cough, sniffle? Welcome to allergy season in the Northwest | Q13
Springtime allergies are in full swing, causing a lot of sniffling and sneezing. Dr. Jay Patel of the UW's Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases is quoted.
Patel.Jay  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  Q13  regl 
8 hours ago by uwnews
Plasmonic modulator could open the way to electro-optic chips | GeekWire
Researchers have created a miniaturized device that can transform electronic signals into optical signals with low signal loss. Larry Dalton, a chemistry professor emeritus at the UW, is quoted.
Dalton.Larry  Department:Chemistry  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  regl  GeekWire 
8 hours ago by uwnews
Black Panther Party’s legacy to help sick, poor lives on at Seattle health clinic | The Seattle Times
As people celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s Seattle chapter, one of their missions still thrives: The Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center. The UW's Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project is mentioned.
civil.rights  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
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New rule could force EPA to ignore major human health studies | Science
Research looking at everything from links between air pollution and disease to the impact a pesticide has on children’s brains could be banned from consideration by environmental regulators under a new policy proposed yesterday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Joel Kaufman, interim dean of the UW School of Public Health, is quoted.
Kaufman.Joel  !UWitM  2018  School:Public.Health  natl  Science  Climate.Change 
9 hours ago by uwnews
Opinion | Environmentalists need to reconnect with blue-collar America | TheHill
"Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, recently announced that he will provide $4.5 million to fund the UN Climate Change Secretariat," write UW professors Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) and Aseem Prakash (Center for Environmental Politics).
Prakash.Aseem  !UWitM  2018  Dolsak.Nives  The.Hill  natl  Center.Environmental.Politics  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment  Climate.Change  opinion.analysis 
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Opinion | If Putin has kompromat on Trump, how might he use it? | The Washington Post
"Some very serious people believe Russia may in fact possess kompromat — compromising material — on Trump and is using it to blackmail him," writes Scott Radnitz, associate professor of international studies at the UW.
Washington.Post  !UWitM  2018  opinion.analysis  Radnitz.Scott  Jackson.School.International.Studies  natl 
9 hours ago by uwnews
Delivering blood to people in need via drone | KIRO 7
The UW could be one of the first in the U.S. to use drones to deliver blood in emergency situations.
KIRO  !UWitM  2018  video  regl  drones 
yesterday by uwnews
President Trump applauds North Korea's announcement | Q13
President Donald Trump applauded North Korea's announcement to shut down a nuclear testing site and stop all nuclear and missile tests. UW international studies professor Clark Sorensen is interviewed.
Q13  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  Sorensen.Clark  Jackson.School.International.Studies 
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BioPots talks about plastic-reducing innovation | KOMO 4
For Earth Day, two members of the UW team BioPots, which recently won the Environmental Innovation Challenge held at the UW, talked about their biodegradable planting pots they created.
KOMO  !UWitM  2018  Buerk.Center.Entrepreneurship  Foster.School.Business  regl  Earth.Day  video 
yesterday by uwnews
Decoding the weather machine | PBS
The UW's Steven Riser and Alison Gray, both in the School of Oceanography, are featured in this "NOVA" special, "Decoding the Weather Machine."
NOVA  !UWitM  2018  natl  video  PBS  School:Oceanography  College:Environment 
yesterday by uwnews
KEXP's $10M boost | KOMO 4
KEXP announced Monday it has received a nearly $10 million gift from an anonymous donor.
KEXP  !UWitM  2018  KOMO  video  regl 
yesterday by uwnews
President Trump reconsidering TPP deal? | Q13
Q13 interviews Fabio Ghironi, professor of economics at the UW, about President Trump's possible interest in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Q13  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  Ghironi.Fabio  Department:Economics  College:Arts&Sciences 
yesterday by uwnews
UW psychologist wins $1 million National Science Foundation award | KOMO 4
A landmark study out of the University of Washington studying transgender children and their siblings' mental health got a five-year, $1 million award. UW psychologist Kristina Olson was named the winner of a prestigious National Science Foundation award.
KOMO  video  regl  !UWitM  2018  Olson.Kristina  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Psychology  TransYouth.Project  transgender 
yesterday by uwnews
Regents approve deal with Adidas | KIRO 7
On Thursday, the UW athletic director presented a sponsorship deal with Adidas for uniforms and footwear to the UW Board of Regents.
KIRO  !UWitM  2018  regl  athletics  video 
yesterday by uwnews
Kristina Olson wins $1 million research award | KATU
UW psychologist Kristina Olson has been awarded the U.S. government's highest honor for early career scientists to continue to her work with transgender children.
KATU  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  transgender  TransYouth.Project  Olson.Kristina  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Psychology 
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