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What good is winning the climate battle if you lose the electoral war? | KUOW
Governor Jay Inslee has been coy about whether or not he’ll run for president, but climate change is his signature issue. A pair of professors at the UW — Aseem Prakash (political science) and Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) — warn that it’s no good pushing for climate change action if it costs you the election.
KUOW  !UWitM  2019  regl  Prakash.Aseem  Center.Environmental.Politics  College:Environment  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  Dolsak.Nives  election  politics 
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New microscopy technique captures stunning images of a fly's brain | STAT
Two teams of researchers have married their unique techniques to capture the nooks and crannies of a fruit fly brain and the mouse cortex in stunning detail. Joshua Vaughan, assistant professor of chemistry at the UW, is quoted.
Vaughan.Joshua  Stat.News  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Chemistry  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago by uwnews
Microsoft pledges $500 million for affordable housing in Seattle area | The New York Times
Microsoft, arguing that the tech industry has an interest and responsibility to help people left behind in communities transformed by the tech boom, is putting up $500 million to help address the housing crisis. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
New.York.Times  natl  !UWitM  2019  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:History  homelessness  O'Mara.Margaret 
2 days ago by uwnews
Opinion: Check Barr’s record, not his testimony | Reuters
"Perhaps the biggest concern about (William) Barr’s fitness to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official is the 19-page memo he wrote last year attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s  investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election," writes Scott Lemieux, lecturer of political science at the UW.
Reuters  !UWitM  2019  natl  opinion.analysis  Lemieux.Scott  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago by uwnews
Get ready for the 'super blood wolf moon' … or not | The Seattle Times
A relatively rare celestial treat may be visible this weekend to Washington state residents, and anyone else on the dark side of the Earth with a clear sky. Woody Sullivan, professor emeritus of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.
Sullivan.Woody  !UWitM  2019  Seattle.Times  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences  regl 
3 days ago by uwnews
Big earthquake would topple countless buildings, but many cities ignore the danger | Los Angeles Times
The Northridge earthquake that hit 25 years ago offered alarming evidence of how vulnerable many types of buildings are to collapse from major shaking. Peter May, professor emeritus of political science at the UW, is quoted.
May.Peter  Los.Angeles.Times  !UWitM  2019  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science 
3 days ago by uwnews
Could WA politicians force Trump’s hand on tax returns? | Crosscut
A handful of lawmakers in Olympia is hoping the state will lead the charge in making tax returns a price of entry for the presidential contest, if not to stop the current president, then at least to prevent another candidate from flouting such norms in the future. Mark Smith, a political science professor at the UW, is quoted.
Smith.Mark  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  election  politics 
4 days ago by uwnews
Young trans children know who they are | The Atlantic
A new UW study shows that gender-nonconforming kids who go on to transition already have a strong sense of their true identity — one that differs from their assigned gender. Kristina Olson, associate professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted.
Olson.Kristina  !UWitM  2019  natl  The.Atlantic  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  TransYouth.Project  transgender 
4 days ago by uwnews
Here's how presidents have fared in past government shutdowns | Time
The government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall became the longest in U.S. history on Saturday, as it stretched into its 22nd day. John Wilkerson, director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the UW, is quoted.
Wilkerson.John  Center.American.Politics.Public.Policy  !UWitM  2019  natl  TIME  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
6 days ago by uwnews
How the government shutdown could harm the future of American science | The Verge
The threat of weeks without pay could make federal jobs less appealing to a generation of young scientists. UW graduate students Elena Thomas (chemistry) and Taryn Black (Earth and space sciences) are quoted.
Thomas.Elena  students  !UWitM  2019  natl  The.Verge  Department:Chemistry  College:Arts&Sciences  College:Environment  Polar.Science.Center  Black.Taryn  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
6 days ago by uwnews
Is Peter Boghossian getting railroaded for his hoax? | New York Mag
Last fall, it was revealed that a trio of researchers had perpetrated what they viewed as a spiritual successor to the infamous 1996 Sokal hoax, in which the NYU physics professor Alan Sokal had a jargon-laden nonsense article accepted and published by a prestigious humanities journal. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
Bergstrom.Carl  !UWitM  2019  natl  New.York.Mag  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
6 days ago by uwnews
Supernova leftovers preserve evidence of a messy blow-up | GeekWire
In what sounds like a cosmic episode of “CSI,” sleuthing astronomers have figured out what touched off a stellar explosion 545 million light-years away, based on evidence left behind at the scene of the crime. UW astronomer Melissa Graham is quoted.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  regl  Graham.Melissa  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy 
9 days ago by uwnews
Bezos divorce highlights hidden challenge for company founders: keeping their marriages intact | GeekWire
If creating and running a successful business isn’t challenging enough for many entrepreneurs, it can be mind-boggling to think about what it takes to do that and maintain a healthy personal relationship. Pepper Schwartz, a professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
Schwartz.Pepper  !UWitM  2019  GeekWire  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Sociology 
9 days ago by uwnews
'If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on Islam | The Guardian
In Hotan, China, documents show officials are expanding detention camps and increasing surveillance. Darren Byler, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Byler.Darren  !UWitM  2019  natl  The.Guardian  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
9 days ago by uwnews
Study: Your dog's personality is rooted in its breed's DNA | KOMO 4
New research, which includes a UW scientist, sheds light on the genes of canines and how it relates to behavior.
Department:Psychology  !UWitM  2019  regl  KOMO  video  College:Arts&Sciences 
10 days ago by uwnews
Here come the Dems — can one win the White House on climate? | E&E news
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee became the latest Democrat to announce his presidential plans, previewing a campaign built around climate action. The UW's Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, and Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs, are quoted.
Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2019  EE.News  Prakash.Aseem  College:Arts&Sciences  Center.Environmental.Politics  politics  election  natl  College:Environment  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs 
10 days ago by uwnews
Dog breeds really do have distinct personalities — and they’re rooted in DNA | Science
In the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, scientists have shown that distinct dog breed traits are actually rooted in the animal's genes. Noah Snyder-Mackler, assistant professor of psychology at the UW, is mentioned.
Snyder-Mackler.Noah  Science.Mag  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  genetics&dna 
10 days ago by uwnews
Why families break up | NPR
No one can hurt you like a loved one, and no one loves you like your family. What happens when the hurt makes you walk away, for good? Kristina Sharp, assistant professor of communication at the UW, is interviewed.
Sharp.Kristina  NPR  natl  !UWitM  2019  Department:Communications  College:Arts&Sciences 
10 days ago by uwnews
Analysis: Trump calls border a 'crisis of the soul': 3 scholars react to his Oval Office address | The Conversation
Three experts, including the UW's Michael Blake, a professor of public policy and governance and of philosophy, respond to President Donald Trump's Oval Office address on immigration.
The.Conversation  !UWitM  2019  opinion.analysis  natl  Blake.Michael  Evans.School  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Philosophy 
10 days ago by uwnews
Impact of the president's Oval Office address | KING 5
President Donald Trump delivered an address from the Oval Office on Tuesday evening. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed.
Smith.Mark  !UWitM  2019  regl  video  KING  politics  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science 
11 days ago by uwnews
Hubble image of nearby galaxy spans 19,400 light years across | New York Post
Hubble, the trusty space telescope that has been delivering gorgeous views of the cosmos for decades now, just delivered another gift: An incredible photo of the Triangulum Galaxy. UW astronomer Julianne Dalcanton, who led the research project, is quoted.
Dalcanton.Julianne  New.York.Post  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
11 days ago by uwnews
Gaze in awe at hubble's most detailed view of the Triangulum Galaxy | Gizmodo
Hubble has just released its most detailed view yet of the Triangulum Galaxy. UW astronomer Julianne Dalcanton, who led the research project, is quoted.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2019  Dalcanton.Julianne  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences  natl 
11 days ago by uwnews
US climate hawk-in-chief? Washington governor eyes presidential run | Reuters
On a recent winter beach walk, Gov. Jay Inslee’s 5-year-old grandson beamed with delight as he spotted a crab. Protecting such moments of connection with nature are one of the motivations driving Inslee to consider running for the U.S. presidency, with action on climate change as his major campaign platform. Aseem Prakash, director of the University of Washington Center for Environmental Politics, is quoted.
Prakash.Aseem  !UWitM  2019  Reuters  natl  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  Center.Environmental.Politics 
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Hubble captures mesmerizing image of spiral galaxy 3 million light-years from Earth | IFLScience
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy neighboring the Milky Way, in a panoramic survey that contains an estimated 40 billion stars. UW astronomers Meredith Durbin, Julianne Dalcanton and Benjamin Williams were involved in the project.
Durbin.Meredith  Dalcanton.Julianne  Williams.Benjamin  IFL.Science  !UWitM  2019  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy 
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NASA Hubble telescope snaps bonkers view of Triangulum Galaxy | CNET
The Hubble Space Telescope's mind-blowing new image of the Triangulum Galaxy is almost as gigantic as the galaxy itself. UW astronomers Meredith Durbin, Julianne Dalcanton and Benjamin Williams were involved in the project. Dalcanton, who led the research effort, is quoted.
Dalcanton.Julianne  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences  Williams.Benjamin  Durbin.Meredith  !UWitM  2019  natl  exoplanets 
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Survival of the fittest? Try survival of the sneakiest | KUOW
Do wits outmatch muscle? Folk tales of tricksters from around the world would suggest that they do, and now animal behavior studies might back that up. David Barash, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington, explains why.
KUOW  Barash.David  !UWitM  2019  regl  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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The deed to your house may contain racist covenants — here’s how to fix it | The Seattle Times
If you own a house in Broadmoor, Capitol Hill, View Ridge, Queen Anne or more than a dozen other Seattle neighborhoods, there’s a good chance that the property deed allows only white people to own the land it sits on. James Gregory, professor of history and chair of labor studies at the UW, is quoted.
Gregory.James  Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  civil.rights  Harry.Bridges.Center.Labor.Studies 
13 days ago by uwnews
Opinion: Climate movement should focus on winning 2020 presidential election | The Hill
"Will Democrats succeed in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory? A climate platform that appeals to an energized minority but fails to excite (or worse still, antagonizes) the median voter in swing states can indeed accomplish this task," write the UW's Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, and Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs.
The.Hill  !UWitM  2019  natl  Dolsak.Nives  Prakash.Aseem  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science  Center.Environmental.Politics  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment  opinion.analysis 
13 days ago by uwnews
The same AI that tags your Facebook pics can also stop poachers | Inverse
With the help of thousands of artificial intelligence-powered cameras, there’s a chance to slow down the slaughter of animals using the same facial and object recognition tech that spots your friend’s faces on Facebook. UW research is referenced.
Inverse  !UWitM  2019  natl  Center.Conservation.Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
13 days ago by uwnews
Gov. Inslee making a possible run for president in 2020 | KOMO Radio
Gov. Jay Inslee is setting himself up for a possible run for president in 2020. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed.
Smith.Mark  !UWitM  regl  radio  KOMO  election  politics  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  2019 
17 days ago by uwnews
Could lotteries be better than grant applications? | Inside Higher Ed
Two scientists — Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, and Kevin Gross, professor of statistics at North Carolina State University — have used economic theory to suggest that the current system of awarding federal research grants is fundamentally broken.
Inside.Higher.Ed  Bergstrom.Carl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  !UWitM  natl  2019 
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New concern for Northwest orcas | KUOW
There is new concern for southern resident killer whales and their primary food source: chinook salmon. Sam Wasser, professor of biology at the UW, is interviewed.
Wasser.Sam  KUOW  radio  !UWitM  Center.Conservation.Biology  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  2019 
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Opinion: The tech talent is rumbling in Silicon Valley | Los Angeles Times
"Tech can’t afford to have its talented white-collar workers walk out permanently," writes Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  natl  Los.Angeles.Times  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  2019 
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Guess what? Human migration rates have been steady since 1990 | Forbes
While frequent talks about immigration might give the impression that migration rates are drastically increasing, the results of a new UW study show otherwise. Jonathan Azose, affiliate assistant professor of statistics at the UW, is quoted.
Azose.Jonathan  Forbes  natl  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Statistics 
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Improved migration algorithm shows 45 percent of migrants return home | UPI
Until now, demographers and governments have struggled to precisely track migration. The statistical models used to predict the flow of people across borders have proven inaccurate. Scientists at the UW, however, have developed a better migration-tracking algorithm using the pseudo-Bayes approach. The UW's Jonathan Azose, an affiliate assistant professor of statistics, and Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics, are quoted.
Azose.Jonathan  Raftery.Adrian  !UWitM  2018  Department:Statistics  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  UPI 
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High rates of migration — and return migration | KUOW
The number of people migrating from one country to another is much higher than previously reported. But, at the same time, returning migration is also higher. Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics at the UW, is interviewed.
radio  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Raftery.Adrian  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Statistics  regl 
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Opinion: Donald Trump's presidency shows that the constitution alone can't save us | NBC News
"Those who believed that the president would be constrained by the institution designed by the Founding Fathers were wrong," writes Scott Lemieux, lecturer of political science at the UW.
NBC.News  !UWitM  2018  opinion.analysis  natl  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  Lemieux.Scott 
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Daughter of fallen WSP trooper continues father’s legacy | KING 5
Washington State Patrol Trooper Jim Saunders was shot and killed in 1999 during a traffic stop in Pasco. On Christmas Eve, WSP offered a job to his daughter Megan, a soon-to-be University of Washington graduate.
students  !UWitM  2018  Department:Communications  College:Arts&Sciences  regl  KING 
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A new study shows a third of immigrants are going back home | Quartz
Immigration was one of 2018’s most politically explosive issues, whether in the US, Germany, or Turkey. Ahead of next year’s continuing battle, researchers from the UW are offering some handy figures in a new paper: There are at least 75% more immigrants than previously thought. And about a third of them are going back home.
Quartz  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Sociology  Department:Statistics 
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'Rise' of global migration an 'elusion' | KOMO Radio
A new UW study shows that worldwide migration rates have remained stable over the last 25 years.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Sociology  Department:Statistics 
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Who is going to run for President in 2020? | KOMO Radio
KOMO Radio interviews Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, about what to expect for next year's campaigns for the democratic nomination.
KOMO  !UWitM  2018  radio  Smith.Mark  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science  election 
25 days ago by uwnews
Global migration rates steady since 1990 | NPR
A new UW study shows that, contrary to popular belief, global migration rates have remained proportionally steady since 1990.
radio  NPR  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Statistics 
25 days ago by uwnews
Global migration figures higher than previously thought, study finds | The Guardian
Over a five-year period, about one in 80 people around the world migrate to another country, researchers have revealed. Jonathan Azose, affiliate assistant professor of statistics at the UW, is quoted.
Azose.Jonathan  The.Guardian  Department:Statistics  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  !UWitM  2018 
25 days ago by uwnews
Proportion of migrants who return to country of birth significantly higher than first thought, study suggests | The Independent
Claims of a surge in migration around the world appear to be overstated, as a new study suggests movement of people has in fact been largely stable since the 1990s. The UW's Jonathan Azose, an affiliate assistant professor of statistics, and Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics, are quoted.
Azose.Jonathan  Department:Statistics  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  The.Independent  Raftery.Adrian 
25 days ago by uwnews
Nicole Brodeur: Liberals and conservatives made peace at UW — but Rush Limbaugh wasn’t buying it | The Seattle Times
UW associate professor Jonathan Kanter got liberal and conservative students to listen to each other at a recent workshop. Then conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh lambasted the idea.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  Kanter.Jonathan  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Editorial: Later start times for schools translate to better outcomes | The Yakima Herald
"Pushing back the start of the school day should be a no-brainer, since common sense dictates that teenagers’ brains are functioning much more efficiently after the fog of sleep has passed," writes The Yakima Herald Editorial Board. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
Yakima.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
How the 'Heat and Light' of 1968 still influence today: 3 essential reads | The Conversation
As we come to the end of the year, editors from The Conversation take a look back at the stories that – for them – exemplified 2018. A story featuring Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is referenced.
The.Conversation  O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
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The tech divide in the US | NPR
What does Amazon's origin story say about the tech divide in the U.S.? Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed.
NPR  !UWitM  2018  radio  O'Mara.Margaret  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
The real reason January is called divorce month | Reader’s Digest
For years, January has unofficially been dubbed Divorce Month. Although a study from the University of Washington found that the most divorces actually happen in August and March, the courts still see a spike in divorce filings right after the new year.
Readers.Digest  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Dark matter theorists explore axions as WIMPs come up short | WIRED
Physicists are remarkably frank: they don’t know what dark matter is made of. Gray Rybka, a professor of physics at the UW, is quoted.
Rybka.Gray  !UWitM  2018  natl  WIRED  Department:Physics  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Americans, especially teenagers, are dangerously sleep deprived | Bloomberg
Americans associate sleep with laziness, but sleep experts say it’s impossible for healthy people to overindulge in sleep. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
Bloomberg  natl  !UWitM  2018  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Editorial: Stick with later start times that boost Seattle high schoolers’ success | The Seattle Times
"Seattle Public Schools changed high school start times two years ago to keep students awake when it really mattered — in the classroom. New research from the University of Washington suggests the experiment is working," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
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Editorial: Study shows later start to school day helps teens | The Everett Herald
"Thanks to a pioneering effort by Seattle Public Schools, there’s added evidence to what we’ve heard from pediatricians, sleep researchers, educators and others for many years: A later start to the day at middle schools and high schools may allow teenagers to get more sleep at night, and that’s showing improvements in attendance and academic performance," writes The Everett Herald Editorial Board. A new UW study is referenced.
Everett.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
First direct evidence that later school day really does help teenagers | New Scientist
Pushing back high school start times not only improves the quality of students’ sleep, it also boosts attendance and academic performance, according to a new UW study. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.Scientist  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why good sleep is important | ABC News
The Seattle school district joined dozens of school districts around the country in the fall of 2016 by delaying the start of school. A new UW study shows how it benefited students.
College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2018  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  ABC.News  natl 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Our reporter was a data point in a study of scientific careers — she and others have questions | Science
It’s not every day that you realize you’re a data point in a scientific study — and a misrepresented data point at that. But that’s what happened to a number of current and former scientists while reading a study reporting that scientific careers have become significantly shorter in the past 50 years. Separate work done in 2016 by Peter Yoachim, a research scientist in astronomy at the UW, is referenced.
Yoachim.Peter  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  Science.Mag  natl 
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See the vision for Seattle's waterfront without a viaduct | KING 5
In the coming months, the aging, graying, noisy double-deck freeway that looms over Seattle's waterfront will start coming down and start opening up possibilities. Margaret O'Mara, a history professor at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  KING  regl  !UWitM  2018  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Cambodia nabs more than 3 tons of illegal ivory | NPR
The tusks were hidden among marble in an abandoned shipping container in Cambodia's Phnom Penh port. Sent from Mozambique, these yellowing prizes arrived last year. The owner of the shipment never arrived to pick up the cargo, and a tip from the U.S. embassy alerted Cambodian authorities to the haul. Research by Sam Wasser, professor of biology at the UW, is referenced.
Wasser.Sam  !UWitM  2018  conservation  Center.Conservation.Biology  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  NPR 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies? | Seattle Weekly
Attempts to tax carbon emissions have twice failed on Washington ballots and efforts in the Legislature have been stalled. The UW's Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, and Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs, are quoted.
Department:Political.Science  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment  College:Arts&Sciences  Prakash.Aseem  Seattle.Weekly  Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2018  regl 
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Opinion | Survival of the sneakiest | The New York Times
"One of my students at the University of Washington, where I taught animal behavior and evolutionary biology, once asked me if the Bible was inconsistent with evolution by natural selection, since — as she understood it — the biological race is indeed won by the swift and battles by the strong. She was surprised by my response," writes David Barash, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW.
Barash.David  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  opinion.analysis 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
China’s detention camps for Muslims turn to forced labor | The New York Times
China’s ruling Communist Party has said in a surge of upbeat propaganda that a sprawling network of camps in the Xinjiang region is providing job training and putting detainees on production lines for their own good, offering an escape from poverty, backwardness and the temptations of radical Islam. Darren Byler, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  Byler.Darren  New.York.Times 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Humans wiped out mosquitoes (in one small lab test) | Science News
For the first time, humans have built a set of pushy, destructive genes that infiltrated small populations of mosquitoes and drove them to extinction — in a lab. Ryo Okubo, a graduate student in biology at the UW, is quoted.
Science.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  Okubo.Ryo  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion: Obamacare was just ruled unconstitutional in Texas, but the case does Republicans no favors | NBC News
"Should (Judge Reed) O’Connor’s partisan opinion survive the appellate process, it would not only be a catastrophe for tens of millions of Americans but evidence that Republican courts simply will not allow future Democratic Congresses to govern," writes Scott Lemieux, a lecturer of political science at the UW.
Lemieux.Scott  !UWitM  2018  NBC.News  opinion.analysis  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  natl 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Sleep and school start times | KING 5
When Seattle Public Schools changed their school start times for teens, a UW study found the students got more sleep and their grades improved.
KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle schools find proof that students benefit from extra sleep | NBC News
A new UW study tied to a later school start in Seattle public schools finds that students were getting more sleep at night, and doing better in both grades and attendance.
NBC.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
No, teenagers are not lazy for sleeping in — and a new Seattle school policy is helping them get the shut-eye they need | The Seattle Times
When Seattle public schools adopted new start times in fall 2017 to give high-school students an extra hour of sleep in the morning, some worried that teenagers would simply use it as an excuse to stay up later. New UW research shows that the policy seems to be working. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  regl  de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2018 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Students benefit from later school start times | KUOW
A new UW study shows that teens at two Seattle high schools got more sleep when start times were pushed back. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is interviewed.
de.la.Iglesia.Horacio  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  KUOW 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Pushing back school start times resulted in more sleep for teens | KOMO Radio
The UW's Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology, and Gideon Dunster, graduate student in biology, are interviewed about a new study they conducted on the impact of school start times on teens.
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UW study shows teens benefit from later school start times | KIRO 7
After Seattle Public School pushed back start times for middle and high schools, a UW study found students got more sleep and had better grades and attendance. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is interviewed.
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Study: Kids got more sleep after school changed start time | KOMO 4
A new study from the UW found that some Seattle high school students are getting more sleep after start times were pushed back.
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Impact of late start times for high school students | CBS News
A new UW study suggests many teenagers are not getting enough sleep. The research adds fuel to the argument that school start times should be moved back.
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When will Georgia schools wake up to benefits of later starting times? | Atlanta Journal Constitution
The first bell at a Georgia school sounds at 7 a.m., which requires some teens to board the bus before 6 a.m. Is that too early? Science and probably a few parents would say it is. Horacio de la Iglesia, a UW professor of biology, is quoted.
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Starting school later helped Seattle students get more sleep, study shows | KING 5
A new study by the University of Washington found high school students slept an average of 34 minutes more a night when schools started later in the day. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is interviewed.
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High school grades, attendance and sleep improve with later start times | Newsweek
Secondary schools that start at later times in the day allow students to get more sleep without moving their bedtime and are correlated to improved grades and better attendance. The UW's Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology, and Gideon Dunster, graduate student in biology, are quoted.
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Later school start times really do work to help teens get more sleep | NPR
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, Seattle Public School moved the official start times for middle and high schools nearly an hour later, from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Researchers at the UW studied the high school students both before and after the start-time change. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
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Later high school start times improve students' grades and attendance | IFLScience
Last year, schools in Seattle shifted their start time by 55 minutes, allowing researchers to study the effects of more sleep on students.
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Seattle schools started letting students sleep in a little longer — and saw dramatic results | Inquisitr
Students in Seattle schools are sleeping in later than ever before each school day. And their teachers are thrilled with it. A new study from the UW shows improved performance and more sleep among students that had later start times.
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First direct evidence that later school day really does help teenagers | New Scientist
Pushing back high school start times not only improves the quality of students’ sleep, it also boosts attendance and academic performance, according to a study by UW researchers. Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
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Why we might want the school day to start later | The Verge
Starting school later may have helped some students in Seattle get better grades, according to a new UW study.
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Sleeping in Seattle | Cosmos
Starting the school day later means teenagers get more sleep, perform better academically and and in some cases are more punctual, a US study suggests. The UW's Horacio de la Iglesia, professor of biology, and Gideon Dunster, graduate student in biology, are quoted.
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