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United States drops 21 spots in global life expectancy rankings | Smithsonian
Life expectancies across the globe are projected to rise by an average of 4.4 years over the next two decades, but a new UW study predicts the United States will linger far behind other high-income nations. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Smithsonian.Magazine  !UWitM  2018  natl  Murray.Christopher  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation 
4 hours ago
Return of the great Pacific 'Blob' may intensify winter storms in US | Mother Nature Network
The all-powerful "Blob" of the Northwest Pacific is back — and it's come to wreck havoc on winter weather forecasts across the United States. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  natl  Mother.Nature.Network  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
4 hours ago
Arthritis No. 1 disability in America | KOMO Radio
Over 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis, making it the number one disability in the country. Sarah Chung, a fellow in the UW's Division of Rheumatology, is interviewed.
radio  KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  Division:Rheumatology  UW:Medicine  Chung.Sarah 
5 hours ago
USC center helps advance racial equity | Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Charles Davis, the director of research and chief strategy officer at the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center, pointed out that organized student demonstrations on campus can be viewed as a form of “participatory democracy” aimed at impacting change. UW Tacoma is mentioned.
Diverse.Education  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Tacoma  diversity 
5 hours ago
Washington Supreme Court bans life without parole for youth | KNKX
A split Washington Supreme Court has ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is a "cruel punishment," and so is unconstitutional. Kim Ambrose, a senior lecturer of law at the UW, is quoted.
Ambrose.Kim  KNKX  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
5 hours ago
Ready for the Big One? Your earthquake questions, answered | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with Bill Steele, a seismologist at the UW's Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, to answer KUOW listener questions about earthquake preparedness in the Puget Sound Region.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Steele.Bill  PNSN  earthquakes 
5 hours ago
CRISPR reworked to record a cell's own transcriptional activity | The Scientist
A team of Swiss scientists has engineered bacteria that are capable of making indelible DNA accounts of the most abundant RNAs the cells produce. John Stamatoyannopoulos, a professor of genome sciences and of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Stamatoyannopoulos.John  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  The.Scientist  genetics&dna 
5 hours ago
Would you ditch your car if a transit hub was at your kid’s school? That’s one solution from UW ‘ideathon’ | The Seattle Times
Teams of UW students fanned out across the city, interviewing people about their commutes and travel habits, and then brainstorming potential solutions to Seattle's ever-worsening traffic.
Seattle.Times  students  !UWitM  2018  regl  transportation 
5 hours ago
Chinese to outlive Americans by 2040, per current health trends | Fortune
By 2040 Chinese residents may outlive Americans, predict UW researchers in this week’s Lancet.
Fortune  natl  !UWitM  2018  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation 
5 hours ago
These countries may soon have the highest life expectancies | CBS News
New research forecasts future life expectancies in 195 countries and territories around the world, and the results for the United States are pretty grim. Kyle Foreman, director of data science at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
Foreman.Kyle  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  natl  CBS.News  !UWitM  2018 
5 hours ago
Researchers explore a cancer paradox | The New York Times
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back? Scott Kennedy, assistant professor of pathology at the UW, is quoted.
Kennedy.Scott  UW:Medicine  New.York.Times  natl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Pathology 
5 hours ago
Persistent Alaska warmth this fall has brought back ‘the blob' — if it lasts, it could mean a wild winter in the lower 48 | The Washington Post
Throughout early fall, Alaska has been oddly warm and pleasant. The cause of the freakishly nice weather has been massive high pressure anchored over and around the state. Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  Washington.Post  natl  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
5 hours ago
What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma? | KUOW
KUOW's Bill Radke interviews Dr. Ajay Gopal, professor of medicine at the UW, about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Gopal.Ajay  UW:Medicine  radio 
yesterday
Task force meets Wednesday to discuss plan to save killer whales | KIRO 7
The task force aimed at saving the southern resident killer whales met on Wednesday in Tacoma. Joel Baker, professor of environmental science at UW Tacoma, is interviewed.
KIRO  regl  video  UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2018  Baker.Joel 
yesterday
Tuition tracker shows a lower net price for low-income students at UW | KNKX
A tuition tracking tool released this week shows that low-income students pay less at the University of Washington than at other large public universities in the state. UW President Ana Mari Cauce's annual address is quoted.
radio  KNKX  broll  !UWitM  2018  Cauce.Ana.Mari  regl 
yesterday
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 
yesterday
These creative solutions could help fix traffic in Seattle | MyNorthwest.com
University of Washington students competed recently in the Imagine Mobile Ideathon, where they were tasked with coming up with creative solutions to Seattle’s traffic problems.
transportation  KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  students  CoMotion 
yesterday
Earthquake research in Japan may help warn us when the ‘Big One’ is coming | KING 5
The network of seismic stations keeping track of earthquakes as they happen in the northwest has a new leader. Harold Tobin, the new director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, is quoted.
KING  regl  PNSN  earthquakes  Tobin.Harold  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
yesterday
80 degrees and sunny in Forks? High temps hit Western Washington as 'blob' reemerges | KING 5
As our unusually high temperatures continue this week, a "blob" of warm water has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  KING  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  weather  wawx 
yesterday
Scientists urge Gov. Inslee to save starving orcas, focus efforts | KOMO
Seattle scientists, including two at the UW, are urging Governor Jay Inslee to take immediate action in saving the starving orca population in a letter penned earlier this week.
KOMO  orcas  !UWitM  2018  regl 
yesterday
Life expectancy predictions for 2040 are bad news for US | Health
With new medical breakthroughs happening every day, you might expect the human lifespan to keep rising over time. And according to a new study, that may indeed be the case during the next two decades. But the predicted increase in longevity isn’t as optimistic as some experts say it should be — especially not in the U.S. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Health.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  Murray.Christopher 
yesterday
Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will guide UW’s new climate initiative | The Seattle Times
Sally Jewell, the secretary of the interior under President Barack Obama, will help guide a new University of Washington initiative to bring faculty research to bear on climate-change planning.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  Jewell.Sally  EarthLab 
yesterday
Chinese to live longer than Americans by 2040, Spanish to live longest, study shows | South China Morning Post
Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers say. Kyle Foreman, director of data science at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
South.China.Morning.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  Foreman.Kyle 
yesterday
American lifespans won't get much longer by 2040, report finds | Gizmodo
A new study predicts that, despite all our medical advances, the average person born in the U.S. in 2040 will only barely live longer than an American born in 2016. Kyle Foreman, director of data science at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
Foreman.Kyle  Gizmodo  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  natl 
yesterday
US life expectancy forecast to take plunge by 2040, study finds | USA Today
By 2040, Americans will live longer than they do now. Barely. A health forecasting study from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found American life expectancy will reach 79.8 years by 2040, compared to 78.7 years in 2016. Kyle Foreman, director of data science at IHME, is quoted.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  USA.Today  !UWitM  2018  natl  Foreman.Kyle 
yesterday
Oldest fossils or just rocks? Scientists at odds over 3.7 billion-year-old structures | The Washington Post
It was an extraordinary claim: Scientists studying a rock formation in Greenland said they had discovered Earth’s oldest fossils, a series of small, cone-shaped structures left by microbial mats some 3.7 billion years ago. Roger Buick, a University of Washington geologist, is quoted.
Buick.Roger  !UWitM  2018  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  natl  Washington.Post 
yesterday
What does Sears' bankruptcy mean? | KIRO Radio
Sears filed for bankruptcy on Monday. Suresh Kotha, professor of business at the UW, is interviewed about the parallels between Sears and Amazon.
KIRO  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  Kotha.Suresh  Foster.School.Business 
2 days ago
Letter calls to breach dams on the Snake River | Q13
A group of killer whale scientists, including some from the UW, are urging lawmakers to take action to save Pacific Northwest orcas.
Q13  regl  video  !UWitM  2018  Giles.Deborah  orcas  Center.Conservation.Biology 
2 days ago
Univ. of Washington launches fintech incubator with BECU in Seattle, unveils initial startups | GeekWire
The University of Washington’s CoMotion is partnering with the state’s largest non-profit credit union, BECU, to launch a new fintech incubator.
CoMotion  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
2 days ago
4 fresh ideas to ease Seattle's coming traffic nightmare | Crosscut
Put on by UW’s CoMotion, the Imagine Mobility Ideathon asked teams of UW students, majoring in everything from public policy to engineering to computer science to English, to come up with their best solution to help ease the pain of the "Period of Maximum Constraint," the city’s euphemistic name for the time now through 2021 in which a series of events will compound Seattle’s traffic problems.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2018  students  regl  transportation  CoMotion 
2 days ago
Scientists map the impact of trawling using satellite vessel tracking | Mongabay
Using satellite tracking data, researchers have come up with new maps showing the impact of trawling in 24 regions around the world. Ricardo Amoroso, who completed the research as a postdoctoral researcher in the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is quoted.
School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  !UWitM  2018  Mongabay  natl  College:Environment  Amoroso.Ricardo 
2 days ago
UW Medicine using cutting-edge technology to help locate breast tumors | Q13 FOX News
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight U.S. women will get breast cancer. Until recently, surgery to remove tissue and tumors involved invasive wires but cutting-edge technology at UW Medicine aims to change that.
Q13  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  cancer 
2 days ago
University of Washington spinout raises $1.2M for next-generation RNA sequencing technology | GeekWire
There’s a new biotechnology spinout from the University of Washington, and the company is already raising cash to get its technology off the ground.
startup  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  Seelig.Georg 
2 days ago
HPV vaccine now approved for ages 9 to 45 | KOMO
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in this country. About 80 million people have one form of the HVB virus in their body. Dr. Matthew Jaffy, a UW Medicine physician, is quoted.
KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  Jaffy.Matthew 
2 days ago
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 
2 days ago
Canada's ranking on global life expectancy scale expected to drop by 2040 | CTV News
Canada is currently among the top-ranked countries in the world when it comes to average life expectancy, but could fall to 27th place by 2040 due to projected improvements in other nations, according to a new UW study.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  CTV.News  !UWitM  2018  natl 
2 days ago
Why life expectancy in 2040 could be lower than it is today | Live Science
How healthy will the world be in 2040? If things continue as they are now, the answer is better off than we are today. Kyle Foreman, director of data science at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
Foreman.Kyle  Live.Science  !UWitM  2018  natl  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation 
2 days ago
US Navy research vessel docks in Taiwan amid China tensions | The Washington Post
A U.S. Navy research vessel has docked in Taiwan amid tensions with China over trade and arms sales. The Thomas G. Thompson is owned by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and operated in cooperation with the University of Washington. [Note: This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Washington.Post  AP  !UWitM  2018  natl  Thompson.Thomas  School:Oceanography  College:Environment 
2 days ago
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 
2 days ago
Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top | MSN
Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday. Kyle Foreman, head of data science at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
MSN  !UWitM  2018  natl  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  Foreman.Kyle 
2 days ago
Paul G. Allen, 1953-2018: Microsoft co-founder leaves legacy of innovation, philanthropy, bold bets | GeekWire
Paul G. Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates before making his mark in technology investing, sports ownership, commercial space, global philanthropy, the environment, museums and the arts, has died at the age of 65. A gift from Allen to the UW is referenced.
GeekWire  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl 
3 days ago
Paul Allen 'changed the world:' Leaders remember the late Microsoft co-founder | Puget Sound Business Journal
Friends, colleagues and government officials of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reacted to the news of his death with sadness and reflection on the billionaire's accomplishments and inspiration in the Seattle area, Washington state and around the world. Constance Rice, chairwoman of the UW Board of Regents, UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Ed Lazowska, UW professor of computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  Rice.Constance  Regents  Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  regl 
3 days ago
Paul Allen's life remembered | KNKX
Paul Allen was probably best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, but the company was only a part of the varied and diverse life for the tech entrepreneur. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is interviewed.
KNKX  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
3 days ago
UW regents vote against some of the city's master plan recommendations | KOMO Radio
The UW Board of Regents voted to reject some of the city's recommendations on the university's Campus Master Plan.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Regents  Campus.Master.Plan 
3 days ago
UW has different approach to homeless on campus | Q13
Across this region many groups are struggling with how do compassionately deal with a growing homelessness crisis and one place is trying something a little different. Maj. Steve Rittereiser of the UW Police Department is interviewed.
Q13  Rittereiser.Steve  Police  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  homelessness 
3 days ago
UW Board of Regents sticking to parts of original Campus Master Plan | KING 5
The UW's Board of Regents voted to reject some of the city's conditions for the Campus Master Plan.
KING  Campus.Master.Plan  !UWitM  2018  regl  video 
3 days ago
UW study highlights the grassroots effort to turn around Rainier Beach High School | KNKX
A decade ago, enrollment at Rainier Beach High School had dwindled so much that the Southeast Seattle school faced a possible closure. Now Rainier Beach has a graduation rate topping the district average, enrollment has roughly doubled, and it’s just been named one of the highest improving schools in the state. Ann Ishimaru, associate professor of education at the UW, is quoted.
Ishimaru.Ann  KNKX  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Education 
3 days ago
Global mental health report cites 'pitifully small' support, looks for solutions | NPR
It's a major milestone in the fight to recognize mental health and mental illness as global issues: a comprehensive report from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, three years in the making, was released this past week. Pamela Collins, a professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.
Collins.Pamela  NPR  natl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Global.Health  School:Public.Health 
3 days ago
Scientists make plea to save Pacific Northwest killer whales | Reuters
A small group of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest faces extinction unless U.S. government fisheries managers reverse a decline in their main food source, Chinook salmon, scientists said on Monday. Deborah Giles, research scientist at the UW Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted.
Giles.Deborah  Center.Conservation.Biology  orcas  Reuters  natl  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Friday.Harbor.Labs 
3 days ago
Timeline: Selected events in the life of Paul Gardner Allen | The Seattle Times
Paul Gardner Allen, who died Oct. 15, 2018, had a wide-ranging portfolio of accomplishments and interests. Here are some highlights of his life. A gift from Allen to the UW College of Engineering is referenced.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018 
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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 
3 days ago
The race is on after feds pave way for driverless trucks | US News
The most optimistic analysts project that trucks with empty cabs and a computer at the wheel will travel on U.S. highways in as little as two years with no escort or safety driver in sight now that the Trump administration has signaled its willingness to let tractor-trailers to become truly driverless. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  2018  natl  US.News  School:Law 
3 days ago
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 
3 days ago
‘He changed the world’ — reaction to Paul Allen’s death | The Washington Post
The Associated Press compiled various reactions to Paul Allen's death Monday. A statement from UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  Washington.Post  AP  !UWitM  2018  natl 
3 days ago
Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy | The New York Times
Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. The UW's Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering is mentioned. [Note: This AP story appeared in several outlets]
AP  New.York.Times  natl  !UWitM  2018  Allen.School  College:Engineering 
3 days ago
Harvard calls for retraction of dozens of studies by noted cardiologist | The New York Times
A prominent cardiologist formerly at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston fabricated or falsified data in 31 published studies that should be retracted, officials at the institutions have concluded. Research by Dr. Charles Murry, director of the UW's Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, is referenced for its critique of the cardiologist.
Institute.Stem.Cell.Regenerative.Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  Murry.Charles 
3 days ago
Growing up with Alexa: A child's relationship with Amazon's voice assistant | CNN
This is the first generation to grow up with ubiquitous AI -- a world in which almost any question answered, item purchased or whim fulfilled is possible with a command of "Alexa" or "OK, Google" or "Hey Siri." Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor in the UW Information School, is quoted.
Hiniker.Alexis  CNN  natl  !UWitM  2018  Information.School 
3 days ago
Opinion | How to avoid spending too much or too little to measure results | The Chronicle of Philanthropy
"The 'impact' buzzword flies across emails, event titles, and websites for nonprofits and other organizations striving for positive social change — and that’s not always a good thing," write Mary Kay Gugerty, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, and Dean Karlan of Northwestern University.
Gugerty.Mary.Kay  Evans.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  Chronicle.Philanthropy  opinion.analysis 
4 days ago
Writer Stephen Elliott sues #MeToo activist over rape list | The Stranger
Stephen Elliott, the novelist and filmmaker who was anonymously accused of rape, is suing Moira Donegan, the creator of the "Shitty Media Men list." Zahr Said, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Said.Zahr  !UWitM  2018  The.Stranger  regl  School:Law 
4 days ago
Sally Jewell on Trump's science policy, tackling climate change and her hope for the future | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with Sally Jewell about EarthLab — a new project from the University of Washington.
EarthLab  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  Jewell.Sally  College:Environment 
4 days ago
A climatologist's argument against I-1631's carbon fee | MyNorthwest.com
Initiative 1631, to appear on the upcoming November ballot, aims to impose a fee on carbon polluters in the state while taking action against climate change. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl 
4 days ago
Amazon hires top UW computer science prof as new robotics director, a year after he arrived from CMU | GeekWire
Amazon has hired Siddhartha “Sidd” Srinivasa, a computer science professor at the University of Washington, as its director of robotics.
Srinivasa.Siddhartha  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
4 days ago
Port Townsend mourning loss of 150-year-old landmark tree | KING 5
A massive Monterey cypress tree in Port Townsend that can be seen from miles away must be cut down. An arborist with the University of Washington says the tree is rotting from the inside and is a danger to neighbors.
KING  regl  !UWitM  2018 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
Lopsided I-1634 campaign, with millions from soda industry, blankets airwaves | The Seattle Times
Initiative 1634, backed to the tune of $13 million by a soda-pop industry that sees a threat to its profits in a growing wave of regulation, would ban local taxes on any food or beverage or ingredient intended for human consumption. Jesse Jones-Smith, associate professor of health services at the UW, is quoted.
Jones-Smith.Jesse  !UWitM  2018  School:Public.Health  Department:Health.Services  Department:Epidemiology  Seattle.Times  regl 
4 days ago
‘It’s urgent emissions come down’: UW researcher is lead author on stark climate report | The Seattle Times
Kristie Ebi, a UW professor of global health, likened the new U.N. climate report to a doctor following up a patient's difficult diagnosis.
Ebi.Kristie  Climate.Change  Seattle.Times  regl  School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health  !UWitM  2018 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
Don't blame storm victims for this | Gizmodo
As scientists’ warnings about climate change become increasingly dire, our conversations about extreme weather events have become increasingly political. Sarah Myhre, a climate scientist at the UW, is quoted.
School:Oceanography  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  natl  Gizmodo  Myhre.Sarah  Climate.Change 
4 days ago
The greatest givers: Meet America's top philanthropists | Forbes
To discover who doled out the most money in 2017, Forbes partnered with Boca Raton, Florida’s SHOOK Research, and tracked the philanthropists who made good on their pledges. A gift from Paul Allen to the UW is referenced.
Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.Paul  Forbes  natl  philanthropy 
4 days ago
How inclusive capitalism, technology and social prescribing could reverse flagging life expectancy | Forbes
Hard as it is to believe, for the first time the life expectancy for Americans (not counting  the effect of wars) has dropped for two consecutive years. A UW study from 2017 is referenced.
Forbes  !UWitM  2018  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  natl 
4 days ago
Helping pediatricians care for transgender children | The New York Times
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions. Dr. Cora Breuner, a professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Breuner.Cora.Collette  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  transgender  Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine 
4 days ago
Scientist: EPA changes are an effort to 'gut rules' that protect public | CNN
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has appointed five new members of an independent committee that provides advice to the EPA on national air quality standards, replacing the current members, while reducing the amount of support it gets from other scientists, according to an agency statement and emails obtained by CNN. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of biostatistics and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Sheppard.Lianne  CNN  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  Department:Biostatistics  School:Public.Health 
4 days ago
Magic Leap's new AI assistant looks alarmingly human | CNN
The tech world's latest virtual assistant looks so realistic, you might mistake her for an actual human. Aditya Sankar, director of research and education at the UW Reality Lab, is quoted.
Sankar.Aditya  CNN  Reality.Lab  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  natl 
4 days ago
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 
7 days ago
Enjoy ‘perfect fall weather’ for the next week if you live in Western Washington | KNKX
A big ridge of high pressure is setting up that will lock in increasingly sunny and warm days in the week ahead all around Western Washington. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  weather  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
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UO aims for another billion in fundraising | The Seattle Times
The University of Oregon has upped its ambitious fundraising goals, seeking to bring in another billion dollars over the next several years. The UW's campaign is referenced. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  AP  campaign 
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Will Washington state Supreme Court decision encourage other states to end death penalty? | KUOW
Death penalty opponents are hoping yesterday's ruling from the state Supreme Court will encourage other states to follow Washington's lead. Jeff Feldman, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  Feldman.Jeff  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio 
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Worker poaching common in tech industry | KUOW
The practice of poaching workers from competing companies is a big part of the tech economy. Suresh Kotha, professor of business at the UW, is interviewed.
radio  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Kotha.Suresh  Foster.School.Business  regl 
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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 
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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 
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