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Arctic bogs hold another global warming risk that could spiral out of control | InsideClimate News
Increasing spring rains in the Arctic could double the increase in methane emissions from the region by hastening the rate of thawing in permafrost, new UW research suggests. Rebecca Neumann, a civil and environmental engineering professor at the UW, is quoted.
Neumann.Rebecca  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  !UWitM  2019  natl  Inside.Climate.News 
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Washington legislature considers making daylight saving time permanent | KUOW
The public is weighing in this week on whether to stop the twice yearly changing of our clocks in Washington. Steven Calandrillo, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
radio  KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2019  Calandrillo.Steve  School:Law 
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Councilman calls for investigation into UW Medicine data breach | KUOW
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn is calling for an investigation into the data breach of almost 1 million UW Medicine patient's information.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2019  radio  UW:Medicine 
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Washington could ban eyeball tattoos | The Spokesman-Review
Tattooed eyeballs are apparently rare in Washington state. A House committee was asked Wednesday to keep it that way with a bill that would ban tattoo artists from doing anything to the whites of your eyes. Dr. Aaron Lee, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is quoted.
Lee.Aaron  Spokesman.Review  !UWitM  2019  regl  Department:Ophthalmology  UW:Medicine 
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Daylight saving time could become year-round in Washington | Tri-City Herald
A rural Yakima lawmaker’s push to make daylight saving time permanent in Washington is gaining momentum thanks to an unexpected boost from a popular comedian. Steve Calandrillo, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Tri.City.Herald  Calandrillo.Steve  !UWitM  2019  School:Law  regl  Daylight.Saving.Time 
16 hours ago by uwnews
Think you can tell between a real and computer-generated face? This website will test you | Mashable
So you might've been a bit freaked out about those extremely realistic, computer generated faces. Could you tell they were fake? Now, you can put yourself to the test with a website called www.whichfaceisreal.com, which was created by two UW professors, Carl Bergstrom (biology) and Jevin West (Information School).
West.Jevin  Bergstrom.Carl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  Information.School  natl  Mashable  2019  !UWitM 
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Microsoft wants rules for facial recognition — just not these | WIRED
In December, Microsoft President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the company has joined a legislative fight in its home state against rules it says would be too restrictive. Jevin West, professor in the Information School at the UW, is quoted.
WIRED  !UWitM  2019  regl  West.Jevin  Information.School 
16 hours ago by uwnews
Pacific Northwest in an earthquake lull, according to new study | KING 5
A new study out just this week suggests the Pacific Northwest may actually be in the middle of an earthquake "break" of sorts. Stephen Malone, professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
KING  Malone.Steve  !UWitM  2019  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  regl  earthquakes 
16 hours ago by uwnews
How forecasting 'underwater weather' could save WA's shellfish | Crosscut
Washington’s waters are under threat from a villain you can’t see: acidifcation. This computer model is giving oyster farmers a lifeline as they seek to adapt to one of the biggest marine crises of our era. Jan Newton and Parker MacCready, oceanographers at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, are quoted.
Crosscut  regl  !UWitM  2019  Newton.jan  MacCready.Parker  School:Oceanography  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
16 hours ago by uwnews
The Pacific Northwest had fewer than normal quakes this last decade | Oregon Public Broadcasting
Most people in the Pacific Northwest know we live in earthquake country. A new analysis published this week, however, notes that major quakes in the region have gone on a puzzling hiatus over the last decade. Harold Tobin, director of the UW-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, is quoted.
Tobin.Harold  !UWitM  2019  OPB  PNSN  regl 
16 hours ago by uwnews
DeepSqueak is an AI that reveals what rats are chatting about | Digital Trends
Just as Aquaman can talk to fish, so too can researchers at the University of Washington chat with rats. Or, at least, they can better understand what rats are squeaking about thanks to a deep learning artificial intelligence system with the ingenious name “DeepSqueak.” John Neumaier, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Neumaier.John  Digital.Trends  natl  !UWitM  2019  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  UW:Medicine 
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'How is this still a thing': Washington lawmakers call for end to time changes | KING 5
Why do we still switch our clocks twice a year? That's what Washington lawmakers are asking with a series of bills that would keep the state in daylight saving time year-round. Steve Calandrillo, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
KING  !UWitM  2019  School:Law  Calandrillo.Steve  regl  Daylight.Saving.Time 
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WA man files lawsuit against Monsanto claiming exposure to Roundup caused cancer | seattlepi.com
A landscaper from Duvall filed a lawsuit against the Monsanto Company, alleging their Roundup weedkiller caused his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with no warning label. A recent UW study on one of Roundup's main ingredients is referenced.
seattlepi.com  !UWitM  2019  regl  School:Public.Health 
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University of Washington researchers create massive genetic map of organ development | GeekWire
Researchers at the University of Washington mapped the development of a fertilized mouse egg using RNA sequencing tools. The resulting dataset will serve as a reference point for how developmental diseases work on a genetic level. Dr. Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences 
16 hours ago by uwnews
China uses DNA to track its people — it got help from the US | The New York Times
The Chinese authorities turned to an American company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control. Darren Byler, an anthropologist at the UW, is quoted.
Byler.Darren  !UWitM  2019  New.York.Times  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
17 hours ago by uwnews
Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated? | TechCrunch
Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. Two UW professors, Carl Bergstrom (biology) and Jevin West (Information School), created a website that lets users pick between two photos, identifying the "real one" against a fake.
Tech.Crunch  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  Information.School  !UWitM  2019  natl  West.Jevin  Bergstrom.Carl 
17 hours ago by uwnews
President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash | Seattle Weekly
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday morning to secure $8 billion in funding for a border wall, a proposed project that was a centerpiece of his 2016 election campaign. Lisa Manheim, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Seattle.Weekly  !UWitM  2019  Manheim.Lisa  School:Law  regl  politics 
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Anorexia knows no body type — and thinking otherwise can be a barrier to treatment | The Seattle Times
No matter how much you think you know about the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, odds are one image comes to mind: an emaciated white teenage girl. But that stereotype doesn't line up with many experiences people have with eating disorders. And it can have major consequences for them. Erin Harrop, a doctoral student in social work at the UW, is quoted.
School:Social.Work  !UWitM  2019  regl  Seattle.Times  Harrop.Erin 
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How can a distracted generation learn anything? | BBC
Today’s students have a problem, and it’s not the one written on the board. They’re so accustomed to constant stimuli from smartphone apps and streaming platforms that they can’t concentrate in class. Katie Davis, associate professor in the Information School and adjunct associate professor of education at the UW, is quoted.
College:Education  BBC  natl  !UWitM  2019  Davis.Katie  Information.School 
yesterday by uwnews
Healthy living: Kids consuming way too much sugar, study finds | Q13 FOX News
A study out of the UK looked at how much sugar kids were consuming and found kids who were 10 years old had already had as much sugar as a recommended limit for an 18-year-old. Judy Simon, a clinical dietitian and nutritionist with UW Medicine, is quoted.
Simon.Judy  Q13  !UWitM  2019  regl  UW:Medicine 
yesterday by uwnews
Unusual jet stream impacting airline operations helps explain Puget Sound's weather | KING 5
The same phenomenon that helped an Alaska Airlines flight travel nearly 800 mph may also help explain this winter’s weird weather. Nick Bond, associate professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW and the state's climatologist, is quoted.
Bond.Nick  weather  wawx  KING  !UWitM  2019  regl  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
yesterday by uwnews
Neighbors push back against UW Bothell parking lot plan | KOMO
Neighbors are pushing back against UW Bothell’s plan to build a $30 million dollar parking garage along the edge of the campus they share with Cascadia College.
KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2019  UW:Bothell 
yesterday by uwnews
Bernie Sanders announces he’s running for president again | The Boston Globe
Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who nearly toppled Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, launched a campaign for the 2020 presidential nomination on Tuesday, plunging into a diverse and crowded field in which other candidates are echoing his themes and attempting to claim the progressive mantle. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Parker.Christopher  !UWitM  2019  natl  Boston.Globe  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
yesterday by uwnews
Facial recognition software regularly misgenders trans people | Motherboard
Human computer interfaces are almost never built with transgender people in mind, and continue to reinforce existing biases. Os Keyes, a graduate student in human centered design and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  Keyes.Os  Motherboard  VICE  !UWitM  2019  natl 
yesterday by uwnews
How this healthcare outsider solved an industry blind spot, with a healthy dose of perseverance | GeekWire
Beth Kolko’s superpower may not seem that out of the ordinary. She can’t see through walls, but she can see what’s wrong with the things we use in everyday life — problems that never occurred to the experts who built them. Kolko is a professor of human centered design and engineering at the UW.
Kolko.Beth  GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  regl  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering 
yesterday by uwnews
The science of empathy: What researchers want teachers to know | EdSurge
There’s a lot we don’t know about how the brain works. But scientists are finding out more everyday. And one maybe surprising thing experts are saying these days is that empathy pretty seriously affects our ability to learn. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and affiliate professor of bioengineering at the UW, is quoted.
Medina.John  Department:Bioengineering  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2019  natl  Ed.Surge 
yesterday by uwnews
Last gasp for lowland snow season in Seattle | seattlepi.com
A "more threatening" storm on Saturday could be Western Washington's last low-elevation snow experience this season, as University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass sees sunlight at the end of the forecasting tunnel.
Mass.Cliff  weather  wawx  seattlepi.com  !UWitM  2019  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
yesterday by uwnews
In an increasingly expensive Seattle, artist residencies provide much-needed space and support | The Seattle Times
With sky-high real estate prices and expanding attention to the need for equitable opportunities for diverse artists, more artist residencies have cropped up in recent years. Emily Zimmerman, director of the UW's Jacob Lawrence Gallery, is quoted.
Zimmerman.Emily  Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2019  Jacob.Lawrence.Gallery 
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New retina center at UW offers research, hope to patients | KIRO 7
A new center at the UW is bringing new technology, research and hope for patients struggling with vision disabilities. Dr. Russell Van Gelder, professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is interviewed.
KIRO  regl  video  !UWitM  2019  VanGelder.Russell  UW:Medicine  Karalis.Johnson.Retina.Center 
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Common weedkiller increases risk for cancer | KUOW
New UW research has found that an ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup increases the risk for some cancers by 41 percent.
cancer  !UWitM  2019  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  regl  radio  KUOW 
2 days ago by uwnews
New recommendations say not all women need genetic testing for cancer — critics say it could cost lives | CNN
Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to decide who should undergo genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended Tuesday. Mary-Claire King, a professor of genome sciences and medical genetics at the UW, is quoted.
King.Mary-Claire  !UWitM  2019  natl  CNN  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  genetics&dna  cancer 
2 days ago by uwnews
Long before City Hall rats, L.A. has struggled with the rise of typhus | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles officials this month called for an investigation into a vermin infestation at City Hall, after at least one city employee was diagnosed with typhus, a disease spread by rodents. Dr. Jeff Duchin, professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is quoted.
Duchin.Jeff  Los.Angeles.Times  !UWitM  2019  natl  UW:Medicine  Division.Allergy.Infectious.Diseases 
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Bothell neighbors irked by colleges’ parking garage plan | The Everett Herald
UW Bothell and Cascadia College are planning to build a five-level parking garage on the west side of campus to address the shortage of student parking.
Everett.Herald  !UWitM  2019  regl  UW:Bothell 
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Meet DeepSqueak, an algorithm built to decode ultrasonic rat squeaks | The Verge
Researchers at the University of Washington recently unveiled a remarkable software tool known as DeepSqueak. The program can automatically identify, process, and sort rat and mouse squeaks.
The.Verge  !UWitM  2019  natl  UW:Medicine  Marx.Russell  Coffey.Kevin 
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Racetrack memory gets a boost | IEEE Spectrum
Zapping a magnetic nanowire with an ultrafast laser can create a new type of fast, efficient memory, according to researchers in the Netherlands. A review of the research co-written by Mo Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UW, is referenced.
IEEE  !UWitM  2019  natl  Li.Mo  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
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Earlier Arctic rain is leading to 'methane emissions going bonkers' | EcoWatch
Researchers who monitored one bog for three years in the Alaskan permafrost have identified yet another instance of what engineers call positive feedback. They found that global warming meant earlier springs and with that, earlier spring rains. And as a consequence, the influx of warm water on what had previously been frozen ground triggered a biological frenzy that sent methane emissions soaring. Rebecca Neumann, a civil and environmental engineering professor at the UW, is quoted.
EcoWatch  !UWitM  2019  natl  Neumann.Rebecca  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering 
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UW CoMotion innovation center chief Vikram Jandhyala to step down in June | GeekWire
After five years of leading the University of Washington’s innovation center, Vikram Jandhyala is stepping down.
GeekWire  innovation  Jandhyala.Vikram  CoMotion  !UWitM  2019  regl 
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Lowland snow a possibility in Tacoma and Olympia this week | Tacoma News Tribune
Snow is back in the forecast for Puget Sound this week, but it’s likely to come with rain, if at all. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
TNT  !UWitM  2019  regl  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  weather  wawx 
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Kitsap home prices up in January compared with a year ago | Kitsap Sun
Prices for single-family homes rose throughout most of Puget Sound in January compared with the same time last year, with Kitsap — in particular — seeing a surge in home pricing. James Young, director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the UW, is quoted.
Young.James  !UWitM  2019  Department:Runstad.Real.Estate  Kitsap.Sun  regl 
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Slow and steady, the American prairies grow | The Christian Science Monitor
In the last three decades, grassland conservationists and scientists have been playing the long game, and their efforts are paying off. Peter Dunwiddie, affiliate professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
csmonitor  !UWitM  2019  natl  Dunwiddie.Peter  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago by uwnews
Cliff Mass: You’ll tell your grandchildren about the record-breaking winter of 2019 | KNKX
Temperatures will hover above freezing for the next few days, allowing accumulated snow and slush to slowly melt in western Washington. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted [Note: This story was published Friday, Feb. 15]
Mass.Cliff  weather  wawx  !UWitM  2019  KNKX  regl  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
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Farmers, skiers, salmon rejoice! The snowpack is back | Crosscut
By April, most scientists watching the weather expect snowpack to reach its annual peak. But with slushy roads and ice still lingering in Seattle after more than a week of heavy snowfall, it’s obvious this year is an exception. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  Crosscut  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  !UWitM  2019  regl  weather  wawx 
2 days ago by uwnews
With insulin prices skyrocketing, there’s plenty of blame to go around | Stat News
Fifteen years ago, a patient with diabetes might have paid $175.57 for a 20-milliliter vial of the long-acting insulin Humulin R U-500. Today, they'd shell out $1,487 for the same tiny vial. Dr. Irl Hirsch, a professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Hirsch.Irl  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2019  natl  Stat.News 
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This AI is so good at writing that its creators won't let you use it | CNN
A new artificial intelligence system is so good at composing text that the researchers behind it said they won't release it for fear of how it could be misused. Ryan Calo, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
CNN  Calo.Ryan  School:Law  !UWitM  2019  natl  Tech.Policy.Lab 
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Could Seattle schools find a better way to make up snow days? | Crosscut
After numerous cancellations and with more snow in the forecast, area schools are weighing options to make up the days. Amy Snover, director of the UW-based Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
Snover.Amy  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  Climate.Impacts.Group  Climate.Change  weather 
2 days ago by uwnews
WA’s death penalty may be unconstitutional, but it’s not dead — yet | Crosscut
On Friday, state senators passed Senate Bill 5339, which would eliminate the death penalty, by a 28-19 vote. The bill will head to the House next. Gov. Jay Inslee has already indicated he will sign the bill when and if it makes it to his desk. Hugh Spitzer, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  Crosscut  regl  !UWitM  2019 
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Washington Senate passes bill to repeal death penalty | Q13 FOX News
The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state's Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially biased. Research from the UW is referenced. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Q13  regl  !UWitM  2019  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  AP 
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As Washington lawmakers debate ending life imprisonment for 3-strikes, mom of Spokane murder victim speaks out | The Spokesman-Review
Asked to reconsider Washington’s three-strikes policy for life imprisonment, lawmakers find themselves balancing costs and risks. Katherine Beckett, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
Beckett.Katherine  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2019  regl  Spokesman.Review 
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Reaching into the cell | Science
Thanks to CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies, we can (more or less selectively) tweak individual genes, to a wide number of interesting effects. A new UW study out of the Department of Chemistry is referenced.
Science.Mag  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Chemistry  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Suicide survivors share their stories and advice in these photos | Healthline
This photo series captures portraits of depression, resilience, and hope. Jennifer Stuber, the cofounder and director of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the UW, is quoted.
Stuber.Jennifer  Healthline  !UWitM  2019  natl  Forefront  suicide 
2 days ago by uwnews
How Amazon will grow without a New York HQ2 | The Wall Street Journal
Amazon's decision to abandon its $2.5 billion plan for a New York City headquarters could disrupt redevelopment and dash hopes for a surge in hiring in the neighborhood of Long Island City. One entity unlikely to suffer much: Amazon itself. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2019  natl  Wall.Street.Journal  amazon  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago by uwnews
New study on Roundup ingredient | KIRO 7
A new UW report finds that exposure to the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup increases a person's risk of certain cancers by 41 percent.
KIRO  video  !UWitM  2019  regl  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
6 days ago by uwnews
Ingredient in popular weed killer raises cancer risk, study says | Atlantic Journal-Constitution
A recent meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Washington has found being “highly exposed” to glyphosate — found in common weed killers like Roundup — increases a person’s cancer risk by 41 percent. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Atlanta.Journal.Constitution  !UWitM  2019  natl  Sheppard.Lianne  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
6 days ago by uwnews
Osteoporosis often missed in elderly men | US News
Osteoporosis is typically thought of as a woman's disease, but elderly men are also prone to bone loss — even though they often aren't treated for it, a new study finds. Dr. Radhika Rao Narla, professor of medicine at the UW, is mentioned.
US.News  !UWitM  2019  natl  Rao.Narla.Radhika  UW:Medicine 
6 days ago by uwnews
Local author uncovers the 'Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love' | KOMO
For more than 40 years, John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, has conducted research with thousands of couples and through that research he says he can predict with 90 percent accuracy if your relationship will fail or succeed.
KOMO  regl  Gottman.John  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2019 
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Patents can be costly for universities | Puget Sound Business Journal
The University of Washington’s innovation hub CoMotion has a list of roughly 800 inventions it narrows down annually to a few worthy of patenting that could potentially create value in the future. Vikram Jandhyala, executive director of CoMotion, is quoted.
Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  !UWitM  2019  regl  CoMotion  Jandhyala.Vikram  innovation 
6 days ago by uwnews
Jacob Lawrence and the art of radical imagination | Crosscut
For Jacob Lawrence, one of the most illustrious American artists of the 20th century, fame was an early and constant companion. But it never went to his head. On Saturday, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery will be celebrating a quarter century of art education, art making and critical art dialogue.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2019  regl  Lawrence.Jacob  School:Art  Jacob.Lawrence.Gallery  Zimmerman.Emily 
6 days ago by uwnews
Why is Amazon leaving New York? Jeff Bezos knew when to bail | Bloomberg
On Thursday morning, Amazon decided to not build a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2019  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Bloomberg  amazon 
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Amazon cancels HQ2 in NYC, so what does that mean for Seattle? | Q13 FOX News
Hearing that Amazon won't open another headquarters in New York City means tech is still king in Seattle, says Chris Bloomquist of Viri Technology, a recruiting firm. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is quoted.
Shulman.Jeff  Foster.School.Business  Q13  !UWitM  2019  regl  amazon 
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Amazon cancels New York City HQ2: hope for other cities | USA Today
Amazon's decision to cancel plans for a new headquarters in New York City reignited hope among cities that lost out on the massive economic development project. However, Amazon said it won't reopen the search process. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is quoted.
Shulman.Jeff  Foster.School.Business  natl  !UWitM  2019  USA.Today 
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Amazon HQ2 reversal provokes finger-pointing | Crain's New York Business
News that Amazon would no longer come to Queens has left some feeling like the critics of the company's $3 billion subsidy package sold them down the river. Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Crains.New.York.Business  natl  !UWitM  2019  Prakash.Aseem  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science 
6 days ago by uwnews
Researchers create 'rat cyborgs' that people control with their minds | Discover Magazine
Scientists have created human-controlled rat cyborgs. Andrea Stocco, an assistant professor in the UW's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences who was not involved in the research, is quoted.
Stocco.Andrea  !UWitM  2019  natl  Discover.Magazine  Institute.Learning&Brain.Sciences 
6 days ago by uwnews
Climate change hearings signal Congress is willing to address the issue again | Discover Magazine
Climate change is real, it’s happening now, and it presents significant problems for the U.S. across multiple facets of society, according to a panel of climate and policy experts that testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Kristie Ebi, a professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Discover.Magazine  !UWitM  2019  natl  Climate.Change  School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  Ebi.Kristie 
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Buffalo soldiers played complicated and controversial role in westward expansion | The Seattle Times
Soldiers in the all-black regiments fought in the American Indian Wars, protected white settlements and built and patrolled infrastructure that paved the way west for more white settlers. Work by Quintard Taylor, professor emeritus of history at the UW, is referenced.
Taylor.Quintard  !UWitM  2019  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  regl  Seattle.Times 
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Polar bear facts you never knew | Reader's Digest
The world’s largest four-legged predators are great swimmers, walkers, and hunters, but climate change is rapidly changing their way of life. Eric Regehr and Kristin Laidre, researchers in the UW's Polar Science Center, are quoted.
Regehr.Eric  Polar.Science.Center  !UWitM  2019  Readers.Digest  natl  College:Environment  Laidre.Kristin 
7 days ago by uwnews
Do you really love your Valentine? How to analyze unconscious negative feelings toward our partners | Newsweek
"Valentine cards are filled with expressions of unequivocal adoration and appreciation. That’s fitting for the holiday set aside to express love and reaffirm commitment to one’s romantic partner. But what if there’s more going on below the surface of these adoring declarations?" write Yuichi Shoda, UW professor of psychology, and Vivian Zayas of Cornell University. [This article original appeared on The Conversation]
Shoda.Yuichi  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2019  natl  Newsweek  The.Conversation  opinion.analysis 
7 days ago by uwnews
Glyphosate weed killers increase cancer risk by 41 percent, study says | CNN
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41 percent, a new UW analysis says. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, and Rachel Shaffer, a graduate student in environmental toxicology, are quoted.
CNN  natl  !UWitM  2019  Shaffer.Rachel  students  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  School:Public.Health  Sheppard.Lianne 
7 days ago by uwnews
The Weather Service prepares to launch prediction model that many forecasters don’t trust | The Washington Post
In a month, the National Weather Service plans to launch its “next generation” weather prediction model with the aim of “better, more timely forecasts.” But many meteorologists familiar with the model fear it is unreliable. Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2019  weather  natl  Washington.Post 
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Arctic lakes might emit less carbon than suspected | Scientific American
As the Arctic warms up and the landscape thaws and shifts, scientists have zeroed in on a potentially potent source of greenhouse gases: lakes and other bodies of water. But new UW research finds that some lakes in Alaska aren't giving off as much carbon as expected. Matthew Bogard, a postdoctoral researcher at the UW, is quoted.
Scientific.American  !UWitM  2019  natl  Climate.Change  Bogard.Matthew 
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Glyphosate exposure increases cancer risk up to 41 percent, study finds | EcoWatch
A new meta-analysis of glyphosate suggests that people who are highly exposed to the popular herbicide have a 41 percent increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, and Rachel Shaffer, a graduate student in environmental toxicology, are quoted.
Shaffer.Rachel  EcoWatch  !UWitM  2019  natl  Sheppard.Lianne  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  students 
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The Green New Deal is impractical, but 'practical' solutions haven’t worked either | FiveThirtyEight
Fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions are tangled into every part of our economy and our lives. If we reduce our dependence on them, we’re likely to end up changing parts of society we didn’t expect. The UW's Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, and Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs, are quoted.
Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2019  Prakash.Aseem  natl  Five.Thirty.Eight  Center.Environmental.Politics  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment 
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With Democrats in charge, House science committee talks about climate science | Inside Climate News
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology devoted its first hearing of the 116th Congress to exploring the wide-ranging effects of climate change and explaining the science fueling them. Kristie Ebi, a professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Ebi.Kristie  !UWitM  2019  natl  Inside.Climate.News  School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health  Climate.Change  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
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Glyphosate exposure increases cancer risk up to 41 percent, study finds | Farmers Weekly
People who have high exposure to pesticides containing glyphosate have an increased risk of contracting a certain type of cancer, UW scientists say. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, and Rachel Shaffer, a graduate student in environmental toxicology, are quoted.
Farmers.Weekly  !UWitM  2019  natl  School:Public.Health  Shaffer.Rachel  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  students  Sheppard.Lianne 
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How not to run anyone over with a dinosaur: The Burke Museum moves into its new digs | The Seattle Times
The Burke Museum is moving its collection, including seldom-seen objects, to its new $99 million home, which is scheduled to open in the fall. The museum's Meredith Riven, collections manager of vertebrate paleontology, Kathy Dougherty, manager of ethnography and archaeology, Polly Olsen, tribal cultural liaison, Rebecca Andrews, ethnology collections manager, Ruth Martin, paleontology research associate, and Jeff Bradley, mammalogy collections manager, are quoted.
Burke.Museum  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2019  regl  Riven.Meredith  Dougherty.Kathy  Olson.Polly  Andrews.Rebecca  Martin.Ruth  Bradley.Jeff 
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Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent' | The Guardian
A broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41 percent increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, is quoted.
Sheppard.Lianne  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2019  The.Guardian  natl  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  cancer 
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House science committee holds first climate hearing in years that isn't total bullshit | Gizmodo
On Wednesday, the House science committee held its first hearing since Democrats took over that chamber. Kristie Ebi, a professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is mentioned.
Gizmodo  Ebi.Kristie  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2019  natl  Climate.Change  Department:Global.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
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Crocker’s Jacob Lawrence show celebrates black history and the dignity of labor | The Sacramento Bee
"If ever a show deserved a rave review, it’s the Crocker Art Museum’s “History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence,” the centerpiece of the museum’s celebration of Black History Month," writes Victoria Dalkey for The Sacramento Bee. Lawrence was a professor of painting at the UW.
Sacramento.Bee  Lawrence.Jacob  !UWitM  2019  School:Art  regl 
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UW study of text messages to prevent suicides in military shows intriguing results | The Oregonian
With these simple text messages at scheduled times, researchers at University of Washington hoped to prevent suicides in soldiers and Marines by reaching out about once a month for a year. Amanda Kerbrat, a researcher in the UW's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Kerbrat.Amanda  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  suicide  !UWitM  2019  natl  The.Oregonian 
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Watch these sperm wriggle up a model reproductive tract | The Verge
When it comes to sperm, only the fiercest swimmers can wriggle past the bottlenecks of the female reproductive tract, new research shows. Dr. John Amory, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Amory.John  !UWitM  2019  natl  The.Verge  UW:Medicine 
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Evictions, rent spikes big contributor to Washington's homelessness crisis, study finds | KOMO
With rent spikes and the decline of affordable housing, a team of University of Washington researchers are finding that evictions are a big contributor to the rise in homelessness across Washington state.
Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2019  regl  KOMO  homelessness 
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