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How life could help atmospheric tides slow a planet's rotation | Space.com
Resonating oscillations of a planet's atmosphere caused by gravitational tides and heating from its star could prevent a planet's rotation from steadily slowing over time, according to new research. Rory Barnes, a professor at the University of Washington's Virtual Planetary Laboratory, is quoted.
Virtual.Planetary.Laboratory  !UWitM  2018  Space  Barnes.Rory  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy  natl 
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Amazon announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 picks | The New York Times
Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic development projects in the country on Tuesday, announcing that it will put major corporate outposts in New York City and Arlington, Va. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  amazon 
8 hours ago by uwnews
The first-ever fee on carbon is defeated with massive Big Oil spending | Mashable
Washington voters have likely defeated what would have been the United States' first-ever fee on carbon pollution. The UW's Aseem Prakash, a political science professor, and Nives Dolšak, a professor of marine and environmental affairs, are quoted.
Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2018  Prakash.Aseem  Mashable  natl  election  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  Center.Environmental.Politics 
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UW faculty to discuss Pittsburgh shooting | KOMO 4
Several faculty members at the UW will gather Wednesday evening to discuss the recent shooting in Pittsburgh.
video  KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Jackson.School.International.Studies  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Voter turnout is a deciding factor in 8th Congressional District race | Seattle Met
The race to be the next U.S. representative in the 8th Congressional District is close, very close. And pundits say voter turnout will play a key role in who wins the competitive open House seat. John Wilkerson, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. [Note: This story was published before election results came in]
Wilkerson.John  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Met  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  election 
6 days ago by uwnews
PTSD patients do best when they choose their own treatment | UPI
When people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, choose their own treatment — be it medication or counseling — they respond better, a new study finds. Lori Zoellner, professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted.
UPI  !UWitM  2018  natl  Zoellner.Lori  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Opinion: A warning from Seattle to Amazon’s HQ2 | The New York Times
"So what can the new HQ2 city or cities learn from high-tech history?" writes Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW.
opinion.analysis  amazon  !UWitM  2018  New.York.Times  natl  O'Mara.Margaret  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
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A wave of Democratic victories doesn’t guarantee their agenda | The Everett Herald
"Voters seemed clear Tuesday whom they entrust to lead the state in the next two years and what they don’t want them to do with the power," writes Jerry Cornfield for The Everett Herald. Christopher Parker, a professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Parker.Christopher  !UWitM  2018  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  regl  Everett.Herald  election 
6 days ago by uwnews
Electing a record number of women to Congress is great — but it’s not the goal | Bloomberg
If every woman in a competitive race going into this year’s midterm elections wins, come January there will be 116 women responsible for crafting our nation’s laws, compared with 107 in the current Congress — a record. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2018  natl  Bloomberg  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
7 days ago by uwnews
New center at UW for Native American and Indigenous studies | KNKX
A new center at the UW aims to bring together various units across campus to further the study of Native American and Indigenous issues.
KNKX  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  Department:American.Indian.Studies  College:Arts&Sciences 
8 days ago by uwnews
How life could help atmospheric tides slow a planet’s rotation | Astrobiology Magazine
Resonating oscillations of a planet’s atmosphere caused by gravitational tides and heating from its star could prevent a planet’s rotation from steadily slowing over time, according to new research. Rory Barnes, professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Astronomy  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Barnes.Rory 
8 days ago by uwnews
Massive voter turnout marks end of volatile election year | The Everett Herald
A midterm election super-charged by partisan passions comes to a close Tuesday. Chris Parker, a political science professor at the UW, is quoted.
Parker.Christopher  !UWitM  2018  regl  Everett.Herald  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  election 
8 days ago by uwnews
Jin Yong, 94, lionized author of Chinese martial arts epics, dies | The New York Times
Jin Yong, a literary giant of the Chinese-speaking world whose fantastical epic novels inspired countless film, television and video game adaptations and were read by generations of ethnic Chinese, died on Oct. 30 in Hong Kong. He was 94. John Christopher Hamm, an associate professor of Asian languages and literature at the UW, is quoted.
Hamm.John.Christopher  New.York.Times  natl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Asian.Languages.Literature  College:Arts&Sciences 
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A common theory about Neandertal posture is debunked by skeleton study | Inverse
According to new research, Neandertals weren’t actually a hunched-over people, like the drawings of cavemen lead you to believe. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Kramer.Patricia  !UWitM  2018  natl  Inverse  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
11 days ago by uwnews
NASA's Kepler space telescope ends its planet-hunting mission | National Geographic
Astronomers are building instruments that can characterize the many alien worlds the Kepler spacecraft revealed — and look for signs of life. Victoria Meadows, an astronomer at the UW, is quoted.
National.Geographic  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  Meadows.Victoria  natl  exoplanets 
13 days ago by uwnews
UW researchers reconstruct Neanderthal ribcage | KOMO 4
New research out of the UW shows what we thought we knew about Neanderthals might not be correct.
KOMO  video  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology  Kramer.Patricia 
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3D model of Neanderthal rib cage sheds light on ancient human anatomy | Geek.com
An international team of scientists completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of a Neanderthal rib cage. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
embed  !UWitM  2018  Geek.com  natl  Kramer.Patricia  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
13 days ago by uwnews
Neanderthal thorax shows our ancient human relatives walked upright and breathed differently to us | Newsweek
Scientists have reconstructed the ribcage and spine of a Neanderthal man that died around 60,000 years ago, leading them to make an unexpected discovery. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Newsweek  !UWitM  2018  Kramer.Patricia  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Department:Anthropology 
13 days ago by uwnews
Anthropologists reconstruct Neanderthal rib cage | PBS
Researchers used modern technology to virtually reconstruct a 60,000-year-old Neanderthal rib cage, potentially shedding new light on how these hominids interacted with their environment. Patricia Kramer, an anthropologist at the UW, is quoted.
Kramer.Patricia  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  PBS  !UWitM  2018  NOVA  natl 
14 days ago by uwnews
Neanderthals might not be the hunched cavemen we thought they were, study says | CNN
Neanderthals may not have sported the barrel-chested bodies and hunched posture we see in museums and textbooks, according to a new study. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted. [Note: This story appeared in dozens of outlets]
Kramer.Patricia  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  CNN  natl  !UWitM  2018 
14 days ago by uwnews
So, your kid wants to be a YouTuber? | ParentMap
How should you react when your kid is obsessed with becoming a YouTuber? Tabitha Kirkland, lecturer of psychology at the UW, is quoted.
Kirkland.Tabitha  !UWitM  2018  Parent.Map  regl  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
14 days ago by uwnews
What's next for the US? | KOMO Radio
Ahead of Election Day, Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed by KOMO Radio about what is next for the U.S., regardless of who is in control of our government.
Smith.Mark  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  KOMO  radio 
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New UW center to focus on American Indian and Indigenous studies | KUOW
The UW is creating a new research center focused on American Indian and Indigenous studies.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  Department:American.Indian.Studies  College:Arts&Sciences 
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The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric tech | Popular Science
History exists in the past, but that doesn’t mean it’s static. New findings illustrate the discovery of a dozen projectile points in Central Texas. Ben Marwick, associate professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Popular.Science  !UWitM  2018  natl  Marwick.Ben  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
18 days ago by uwnews
China 'cracks down' on Uighur ethnic group | KQED
Darren Byler, lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is interviewed by NPR about the Chinese government's oppression of the Uighur ethnic group in Western China.
NPR  KQED  !UWitM  2018  natl  Byler.Darren  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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After adopting fake news class, UW moves forward to teach 'truth' | MyNorthwest.com
UW made headlines in July when it permanently adopted a class about battling fake news into its regular curriculum. Next up on the docket for the university is a class that asks each of its students to question their fundamental beliefs in favor of getting to the objective truth. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Bergstrom.Carl  West.Jevin  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science  Information.School  Department:Biology  KIRO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Smith.Mark 
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Opinion: Silicon Valley can’t escape the business of war | The New York Times
"The sunny precincts of Silicon Valley have been wrestling for months with the question of whether technology companies should stay out of work related to the military," writes Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW.
New.York.Times  opinion.analysis  O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Will Trump provoke backlash with Washington state voters this year? | KUOW
The GOP often gets slammed in the midterm elections, and it could happen to Trump this year in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. It's one of the races that could flip control of the house from Republicans to Democrats. Margaret O'Mara, a history professor at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2018  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  regl  KUOW  election  politics 
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Opinion: If liberal billionaires really wanted to change politics, here's what they'd do | HuffPost
"Can the Senate and presidency be made more representative of the popular will even within the existing system? The answer is deceptively simple: yes, by populating red states with liberal voters," write the UW's Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, and Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs.
Huffington.Post  opinion.analysis  Center.Environmental.Politics  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Environment  Dolsak.Nives  Prakash.Aseem  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Out-of-state money is trying to sway your vote, Washington state | The Stranger
Corporate interests are funneling out-of-state money into our elections. The No-on-1631 campaign, the fight against Washington’s carbon fee, has broken the record for the most expensive election in Washington state history. UW political science professors Mark Smith and Aseem Prakash are quoted.
Center.Environmental.Politics  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  regl  The.Stranger  !UWitM  2018 
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Katy Pearce Q&A: How Azerbaijan’s trolls silence protesters | New York Magazine
Freedom House, an NGO tasked with gauging state repression, recently gave Azerbaijan a freedom score of 12 (with 100 being “most free”). Katy Pearce, associate professor of communication at the UW, is quoted.
Pearce.Katy  Department:Communications  College:Arts&Sciences  New.York.Mag  natl  !UWitM  2018 
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PTSD patients do better if they choose their treatment plan | KOMO Radio
A new study led by UW researchers shows PTSD patients who chose their form of treatment improved more than those who were prescribed one, regardless of the patient's preference.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
21 days ago by uwnews
What are penguins doing near the equator? | KNKX
Dee Boersma, professor of biology at the UW, is interviewed by BirdNote about her research on Galapagos penguins.
KNKX  regl  !UWitM  radio  2018  Boersma.Dee  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
21 days ago by uwnews
Dark matter is a huge mystery — this device is trying to detect it | National Geographic
Meet the Axion Dark Matter Experiment, or ADMX: the most sensitive scientific instrument of its kind ever built. If ADMX confirms the existence of its prey, a theoretical particle called the axion, it could finally explain the massive cosmic mystery of dark matter. The UW's Leslie Rosenberg, professor of physics, and Gray Rybka, assistant professor of physics, are quoted.
ADMX  !UWitM  2018  natl  National.Geographic  Rosenberg.Leslie  Rybka.Gray  Department:Physics  College:Arts&Sciences 
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38 baby skulls of weird Jurassic-era mammal relative found | Live Science
About 185 million years ago, a hairy, beagle-size animal celebrated motherhood by having 38 babies in the same clutch, according to a new study of the skeletal remains of both mama and babes. Greg Wilson, an associate professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the UW, is quoted.
Wilson.Greg  Burke.Museum  !UWitM  2018  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Live.Science 
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Washington state Supreme Court strikes down the death penalty | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and the Inland Northwest
The Washington Supreme Court unanimously struck down the death penalty last week, ruling that it is "imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner." The ruling heavily weighed on a study completed by University of Washington sociologists.
Inlander  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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No single force brought down Sears, but the lessons are haunting | The Seattle Times
Sears, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, was for much of its 131 years a revolutionary company and an essential part of the nation’s life. William Rorabaugh, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
Department:History  Roabaugh.William  Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Crying on airplanes: Do we tear up more when we fly? | CNN
Flying is a unique travel experience that human beings didn't do in significant numbers until quite recently. So it's no wonder it does some strange and unexpected things to us, including bringing us to tears. Stephen Groening, professor of cinema and media studies at the UW, is quoted.
Groening.Stephen  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Comparative.Literature.Cinema.Media  natl  CNN 
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Orca survival may be impossible without Lower Snake River dam removal, scientists say | The Seattle Times
Leading killer-whale scientists and researchers are calling for removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River and a boost of water over the dams to save southern resident killer whales from extinction. Signing the letter were Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington, and Deborah Giles, who is resident scientist at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories.
Wasser.Sam  College:Environment  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  Friday.Harbor.Labs  orcas  Giles.Deborah  Center.Conservation.Biology  !UWitM  2018  regl 
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India is trying to prevent apocalyptic air pollution. Step 1: Stop farmers from burning their fields | The Washington Post
One by one, in the coming days, farmers in this compact village in northern India will set fire to the straw in their freshly harvested rice fields. Pungent gray smoke will rise into the air. Then it will drift southeast toward New Delhi, thickening the smog that has turned India’s capital into the most polluted major city in the world. Aseem Prakash, director of the Center for Environmental Politics at the UW, is quoted.
Prakash.Aseem  !UWitM  2018  Washington.Post  natl  Center.Environmental.Politics  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Danny Westneat | Meet the UW professor who just killed the death penalty | The Seattle Times
When the state Supreme Court threw out the death penalty the other day, the justices’ opinions naturally focused on weighty constitutional questions about equal rights and the proportionality of punishment in our criminal-justice system. Katherine Beckett, a sociology professor at the UW, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  Beckett.Katherine  Evans.Heather 
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What is DBT (dialectical behavior therapy)? | Today
As Selena Gomez seeks treatment for anxiety and depression, she is reportedly once again turning to dialectical behavior therapy. DBT was developed in the 1980s by Marsha Linehan, a psychology professor at the UW.
TODAY  !UWitM  2018  natl  Linehan.Marsha  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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UW professor named MacArthur 'genius' | KUOW
Kristina Olson is a research psychologist and director of the TransYouth Project at the University of Washington. She was recently awarded a MacArthur "genius award."
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Olson.Kristina  TransYouth.Project  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Washington state ends 'racially biased' death penalty | The New York Times
Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. A report by two UW sociologists is referenced. [This AP story appeared in dozens of outlets]
AP  New.York.Times  natl  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Sociology 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington state Supreme Court deems death penalty unconstitutional | The New York Times
Washington became the latest state to end the death penalty on Thursday, following a scathing State Supreme Court decision that declared the practice unconstitutional. A UW report is referenced.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Scooter companies may have found a loophole to cities' strict limits | CNN
City governments' tight control of scooter and e-bike rentals may be short lived. Aseem Prakash, founding director of the UW's Center for Environmental Politics, is quoted.
Prakash.Aseem  Center.Environmental.Politics  !UWitM  2018  natl  CNN  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty | Seattle Weekly
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision on Oct. 11 that the death penalty is “invalid” and “unconstitutional” due to racial bias in its application, effectively banning capital punishment in the state. A report from two UW sociologists is referenced.
Seattle.Weekly  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Washington Supreme Court strikes down death penalty | KUOW
The Washington state Supreme Court struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday and converted all death sentences to life in prison. A UW report by two sociologists is referenced.
College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Sociology  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington state Supreme Court strikes down death penalty, citing racial bias | CNN
Washington state's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the death penalty was unconstitutional because it was inconsistently applied, making Washington the 20th state in the U.S. to outlaw capital punishment. A study from the University of Washington found jurors in the state were more than four times more likely to impose a death sentence if the defendant is black.
CNN  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Sociology  !UWitM  2018  natl 
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The study that killed the death penalty in Washington | Crosscut
When the news broke that the Washington Supreme Court had effectively ended the application of the death penalty in the state early Thursday morning, leaders from the realms of politics, religion and activism lined up to voice their approval. UW sociologists Katherine Beckett and Heather Evans are quoted.
Beckett.Katherine  Evans.Heather  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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What is dialectical behavior therapy? | Health
Selena Gomez is seeking treatment for both her physical and mental health. The singer is undergoing dialectical behavior therapy. Adam Carmel, clinical assistant professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted.
Health.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  Carmel.Adam  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Death penalty struck down by Washington Supreme Court, taking 8 men off death row | The Seattle Times
Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the death penalty as unconstitutional Thursday, ruling the state’s 37-year-old capital-punishment law is “invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.” A report from UW sociologists is referenced.
Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington State Supreme Court declares death penalty unconstitutional | ABC News
The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has ruled that the death penalty violates the state’s constitution. A report by UW sociologists is referenced.
ABC.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington state ends ‘racially biased’ death penalty | The Washington Post
Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. A statistical analysis by UW sociologists is referenced.
Washington.Post  natl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Selena Gomez undergoing DBT — here's what that is | Yahoo! News
Selena Gomez is no stranger to hospitalizations. The 26-year-old has been battling an autoimmune disease called lupus since 2015, which led to a kidney transplant last year that friends later revealed nearly killed her. Gomez is undergoing dialectical behavior therapy, treatment pioneered by Marsha Linehan, professor of psychology at the UW, in the 1980s.
Yahoo.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Psychology  UW:Medicine  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  College:Arts&Sciences  Linehan.Marsha 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Supreme Court to rule on death penalty case | KING 5
The state Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutional challenge to the death penalty. An attorney cited a report by researchers at the University of Washington.
KING  regl  video  !UWitM  2018  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  Law.Society&Justice.Program 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Classroom redesigns can shape a more comfortable, inviting home for learning | Education Dive
When Illinois' Glenbrook High School District 225 thought about new layouts for classrooms, tables and chairs weren’t the only focus of the conversation. Instead, Ryan Bretag, the district’s director of instructional innovation, said the entire space — from the walls to floors — was reconsidered. Sapna Cheryan, associate professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted.
Cheryan.Sapna  !UWitM  2018  regl  Education.Dive  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion | Hawks will only drive South Korea away from America | Foreign Policy
"The recent three-day inter-Korean summit, the third of Moon’s term and the fifth ever, appears to have restarted stalled U.S.-North Korean talks," writes Clint Work, a doctoral candidate in international studies at the UW.
Work.Clint  Jackson.School.International.Studies  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  Foreign.Policy  opinion.analysis 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
State Supreme Court finds death penalty unconstitutional | The News Tribune
The death penalty is unconstitutional because it is “imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner,” the Washington State Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday. A UW study is referenced.
!UWitM  2018  TNT  regl  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  Law.Society&Justice.Program 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Arachnologist dispels Western Washington spider myths after brown widow sighting | Q13 FOX News
There isn't a brown recluse within "1,000 miles of Washington," says Rod Crawford, the curator of arachnids at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington.
Q13  !UWitM  2018  regl  Burke.Museum  Crawford.Rod  College:Arts&Sciences 
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How should colleges respond to politics in letters of recommendation? | The Chronicle of Higher Education
When two faculty members at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor declined recently to write letters of recommendation for students seeking to study in Israel, the ensuing controversy exposed an ethical tangle involving academic freedom, free speech, students’ rights, and the place of politics in academe. Katy E. Pearce, an associate professor of communication at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Communications  !UWitM  2018  natl  Chronicle.Higher.Education  Pearce.Katy  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Analysis | Don't be afraid to talk about the costs of dealing with climate change | The Conversation
"Climate advocates have struggled to persuade half of the U.S. public of the need to do more to slow the pace of global warming. But even as climate scientists are sounding louder and louder alarms about the urgency of the situation, they disagree among themselves about how to proceed," write Brian Greenhill of University of Albany, and the UW's Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, and Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs.
Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2018  Prakash.Aseem  natl  The.Conversation  opinion.analysis  Center.Environmental.Politics  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science  College:Environment  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
What the ‘grievance studies’ hoax means | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Over the summer, a Wall Street Journal reporter found that a trio of hoaxers had written 20 fake papers and managed to get seven of them accepted at peer-reviewed journals. Commentary from Carl Bergstrom, a UW biology professor who was not one of the three, is featured.
Chronicle.Higher.Education  !UWitM  2018  natl  Bergstrom.Carl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
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Forests emerge as a major overlooked climate factor | Quanta Magazine
When Abigail Swann, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences and of biology, started her career in the mid-2000s, she was one of just a handful of scientists exploring a potentially radical notion: that the green plants living on Earth’s surface could have a major influence on the planet’s climate.
Swann.Abigail  !UWitM  2018  natl  Quanta.Magazine  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
3,500-year-old spiced latte? Archaeologists report earliest known usage of nutmeg | ZME Science
As the autumn season is settling in and the lines are drawn around the infamous pumpkin spice latte, scientists report the earliest usage of another popular spice: nutmeg. Peter Lape, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Lape.Peter  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  ZME.Science  natl  Burke.Museum 
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Humans loved nutmeg 3,500 years ago | Mother Nature Network
Until recently, food historians believed nutmeg's culinary use began about 1,500 years ago, but new evidence from a UW-led research paper shows they were off by a couple thousand years. Peter Lape, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
!UWitM  2018  Mother.Nature.Network  natl  Lape.Peter  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Gender researcher thought ‘genius grant’ was a prank | GeekWire
When University of Washington psychology professor Kristina Olson got the call telling her she’d be receiving one of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grants,” she had to ask if they had the right number. “For a few days after, I continued to think it was an elaborate prank,” Olson said.
Olson.Kristina  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Psychology  GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2018 
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New wrinkle in climate: Plants' reaction may worsen Earth's warming | Press of Atlantic City
High levels of carbon dioxide in the air from fossil fuel burning will thicken plant leaves, making plants less effective at holding carbon and worsening climate change, according to University of Washington researchers. Abigail Swann, a UW assistant professor of atmospheric sciences and of biology, and Marlies Kovenock, a UW doctoral student in biology, are quoted.
Swann.Abigail  !UWitM  2018  Press.Atlantic.City  regl  Kovenock.Marlies  College:Arts&Sciences  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Department:Biology  Climate.Change 
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Kristina Olson wins MacArthur fellowship | KIRO 7
Kristina Olson, a UW associate professor of psychology, is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. Olson runs the TransYouth Project at the UW, which is the nation's largest longitudinal study of transgender children.
KIRO  Olson.Kristina  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  TransYouth.Project  transgender  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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MacArthur 'genius' Kristina Olson honored for transgender youth studies | Quartz
It’s been a pretty good year for University of Washington psychologist Kristina Olson. She became the first psychologist (and the first UW scientist) to receive the National Science Foundation’s prestigious $1 million Waterman award, and the first woman to win it since 2004. And now she’s been awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant.
Quartz  natl  !UWitM  2018  Olson.Kristina  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Psychology  MacArthur 
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How climate change hits NW national parks extra hard | Crosscut
Climate change could spell double trouble for national parks: A new study, published last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters, says that these areas are heating up twice as fast than the U.S. as a whole. Jessica Halofsky, a fire research ecologist at the UW, and Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, professor of biology at the UW, are quoted.
Halofsky.Jessica  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Climate.Change  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  Hille.Ris.Lambers.Janneke 
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UW professor selected to receive a $625,000 'genius' grant | KOMO
Kristina Olson, a University of Washington psychology researcher, was one of 25 people selected to receive a so-called "genius" grant this year from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Olson.Kristina  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  MacArthur 
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Archaeologists find oldest example of nutmeg-spiced food | Gizmodo
Neolithic humans living on the Indonesian island of Pulau Ay were using nutmeg as a food ingredient 3500 years ago, according to new UW research. Peter Lape, professor of anthropology at the UW, is mentioned.
Lape.Peter  Department:Anthropology  !UWitM  2018  natl  Gizmodo  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Millions of Texas oil dollars flowing into carbon fee fight in Washington state | San Antonio Express-News
Texas energy companies are pouring millions of dollars into Washington state to fight a ballot measure that, if passed, would create the nation’s first carbon fee. Aseem Prakash, a UW political science professor, is quoted.
San.Antonio.Express.News  !UWitM  2018  regl  Prakash.Aseem  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  Center.Environmental.Politics 
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UW researcher wins $625,000 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ for transgender youth study | The Seattle Times
Kristina Olson, a University of Washington psychology researcher, has been named a winner of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship, commonly dubbed the “genius grant.”
Seattle.Times  regl  Olson.Kristina  !UWitM  2018  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  transgender  TransYouth.Project 
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Diamond plots are a new alternative to scatterplot graphs | Fast Company
If you’ve spent any significant time looking at data visualizations — or in a STEM classroom — you’ve probably had this maxim drilled into your head: Correlation does not imply causation. The UW's Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, and Jevin West, professor in the Information School, are quoted.
Information.School  West.Jevin  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  Bergstrom.Carl  !UWitM  2018  natl  Fast.Company 
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Key ingredient in your pumpkin spice latte goes back 3,500 years | CNET
It turns out the story of nutmeg reaches much further back into history than scientists expected. An archaeological team investigated a site on the island of Pulau Ay in Indonesia and discovered nutmeg residue on pottery fragments estimated to be 3,500 years old. Peter Lape, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Lape.Peter  CNET  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl 
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MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winners ponder a new future: ‘Your life can change in an instant' | The Washington Post
Kristina Olson, associate professor of psychology at the UW, has always been fascinated by questions of gender. As a psychologist, she’d studied how children behaved in social groups, and five years ago, she decided she wanted to know more about transgender children who were living as their self-identified gender. Olson is among this year's winners of the MacArthur Foundation "genius" award.
Washington.Post  natl  Olson.Kristina  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  TransYouth.Project  transgender 
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2018 MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners | The New York Times
People from a wide range of fields are among this year's MacArthur fellows, including Kristina Olson, associate professor of psychology at the UW. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Olson.Kristina  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  New.York.Times  natl  AP  2018  !UWitM 
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