We're putting homes on wild lands and in the path of wildfires | OPB
For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. Amy Snover, director of the UW's Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
OPB  Snover.Amy  !UWitM  2018  Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  wildfire  regl 
39 minutes ago
Seattle, Tacoma air quality officially the worst on record | Q13 FOX News
With smoke from wildfires blanketing the Puget Sound, one local researcher says Seattle and Tacoma recorded the worst 24 hours of air quality on record Tuesday. University of Washington professor of atmospheric sciences Cliff Mass blamed the unhealthy stretch on a “perfect storm” of meteorological conditions.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  weather  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wildfire  Q13  regl 
42 minutes ago
UW study shows ocean may be ‘breathing out’ more carbon dioxide than thought | KING 5
A new study from the University of Washington reveals about ten times more carbon dioxide is coming out of the waters closest to the Antarctic coast during the wintertime. Alison Gray, an assistant professor of oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Gray.Alison  KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
43 minutes ago
Onshore winds improve worst air quality in Puget Sound history | KING 5
The past 24 hours had the worst air quality on record in Western Washington, according to UW professor of atmospheric sciences Cliff Mass. Last summer’s wildfire season holds the record for second worst.
KING  wawx  weather  Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl  wildfire 
45 minutes ago
Medical students are skipping class, making lectures increasingly obsolete | STAT
The future doctors of America cut class. Not to gossip in the bathroom or flirt behind the bleachers. They skip to learn — at twice the speed. Ryan Carlson, a third-year medical student at the UW, is quoted.
students  Stat.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Medicine 
47 minutes ago
Breathing fire: California's Central Valley bears the brunt of harmful wildfire smoke | KQED
Worsening wildfires linked to the weather, climate change and forest management policies are causing unprecedented smoke pollution across the West and beyond, creating public health risks and undermining decades of air quality gains. Dan Jaffe, an environmental chemistry professor at UW Bothell, is quoted.
Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2018  regl  KQED  Climate.Central  UW:Bothell 
50 minutes ago
Researchers test new and improved systems to track drones | GeekWire
As more and more drones fill the skies, increasingly sophisticated methods will be required to track them under increasingly challenging conditions. How will they navigate if they lose touch with the Global Positioning System? A UW experiment illustrates how that question is being addressed. Christopher Lum, a UW research assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is quoted.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  regl  Lum.Christopher  Department:Aeronautics&Astronautics  College:Engineering  drones 
52 minutes ago
Opinion | Egypt’s new political system of one: Its president | The Washington Post
"It is common for authoritarian regimes to repress their opponents, but it is also common, albeit more easily forgotten, that they also repress their friends," writes Ellis Goldberg, professor emeritus of political science at the uW.
Washington.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  opinion.analysis  Goldberg.Ellis  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
58 minutes ago
UW says Trump administration policy change could affect international students | KNKX
The University of Washington ranks among the top universities in the country in international student enrollment. Now the university is working to inform its 8,900 international students about a recent policy change by the Trump administration with big potential consequences. Machelle Allman, assistant director of international student services at the UW, is quoted.
KNKX  !UWitM  2018  regl  Allman.Machelle  students 
21 hours ago
To prevent huge wildfires, stop putting out smaller ones | KUOW
KUOW's Kim Malcolm talks with UW research ecologist Jessica Halofsky about why changing forest management practices could help prevent massive wildfires in the Northwest.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Halofsky.Jessica  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
23 hours ago
Is August smoke the new normal for the Northwest? | Q13
As the Northwest sits mired in unhealthy air quality, many are wondering if this is the new normal. Dan Jaffe, an environmental chemistry professor at UW Bothell, and Don McKenzie, a UW professor of environmental and forest sciences, are quoted.
College:Environment  UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2018  regl  Q13  wildfire  Jaffe.Dan  McKenzie.Don  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
Smoky Seattle summers: Expect more of them, scientists say | The Seattle Times
It’s too early to call the smoke blanketing the Seattle area a trend, but a few hazy weeks in the coming years could be more likely, experts say. Dave Peterson, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Peterson.David  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
Editorial | Fairness requires credit standards for AP and IB tests | The Seattle Times
"Washington high school students who get a passing score on an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam should be rewarded with a standard amount of college credit for this accomplishment, no matter where they decide to go to college," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. The UW's policy on awarded credit for AP exams is referenced.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  education 
Amazon now owns $1 billion worth of other companies | CNBC
Amazon has become a more active corporate investor in recent years — and now its investment portfolio is worth $1 billion for the first time. Jarrad Harford, professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.
Harford.Jarrad  CNBC  natl  !UWitM  2018  Foster.School.Business 
Rental study finds challenging times for Seattle renter, landlords | Capitol Hill Seattle
A group of researchers from the University of Washington surveyed both landlords and renters in the Seattle area to learn about the state of the rental market and the effectiveness of recent ordinances enacted by the City Council. Kyle Crowder, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
Crowder.Kyle  !UWitM  2018  Department:Sociology  regl  Capitol.Hill.Seattle 
Most marine mammals are missing one mysterious gene | National Geographic
Millions of years ago, ancient land-dwelling mammals returned to the sea. Their bodies became streamlined for swimming, articulated fingers turned into flippers and fins, hypnotic songs slowly filled the oceans—and, somewhere during the evolutionary process, the newly evolving marine mammals lost a particular gene called Paraoxonase 1, or PON1. Clement Furlong, a UW professor of genome sciences and of medicine, is quoted.
Furlong.Clement  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  National.Geographic  Department:Genome.Sciences  genetics&dna 
State HPV vaccine laws do not appear to influence teen sex | Reuters
State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus don’t appear to influence adolescents’ choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests. Dr. Cora Collette Breuner, a professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Breuner.Cora.Collette  !UWitM  2018  natl  Reuters  UW:Medicine  Department:Pediatrics 
Scientists attempt to feed live chinook to ailing orca J50, but did she eat? | The Seattle Times
In an unprecedented intervention with a wild, free-swimming whale, federal scientists on Sunday attempted to feed live hatchery chinook salmon to a starving orca. Deborah Giles, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted.
Giles.Deborah  orcas  Center.Conservation.Biology  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show | The Seattle Times
For years now, experts have hammered this message home to students: If you want your pricey college degree to pay off, you should major in a STEM field. A fresh release of higher education data for Washington state shows just how well students have listened. The UW's informatics program is referenced.
Information.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times  education 
Washington state no longer has the nation’s fastest-climbing home prices | The Seattle Times
For the first time in a year and a half, Washington is no longer the state with the hottest housing market in the country, though not because homes here have suddenly become cheap. Data from the Runstad Department of Real Estate at the UW are referenced.
Department:Runstad.Real.Estate  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
This strange nebula looks inside out and born-again | Space.com
The nebula of a dying star has an "inside-out" appearance, scientists announced in a new study — and this may be our sun's ultimate fate. Bruce Balick, an astronomer at the UW, is quoted.
Balick.Bruce  Department:Astronomy  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Space 
2 days ago
Alaska seabird deaths continue trend tied to warming ocean | The New York Times
Federal wildlife officials are documenting a die-off of Alaska seabirds stretching from north of the Bering Strait to the Gulf of Alaska that may be connected to a trend of warming ocean water. A citizen scientist effort coordinated at the UW is mentioned. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  AP  College:Environment 
2 days ago
Eco-terror defendant arrested in Cuba after 12 years on run | The New York Times
Prosecutors say a former Seattle man wanted in connection with an eco-terrorism conspiracy dating back two decades has been arrested in Cuba. Prosecutors say that in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the man joined about a dozen animal rights and environmental activists in setting fires around the West. The group targeted numerous properties including the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
AP  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  Center.Urban.Horticulture  UW.Botanic.Gardens  natl 
2 days ago
How racism kept black Tacomans from buying houses for decades | The News Tribune
Like many African Americans across the nation, the Harold and Bil Moss were victims of redlining, the practice of banks lending money only to white people in certain neighborhoods. Linda Hurley Ishem, an urban studies senior lecturer at UW Tacoma, is quoted.
TNT  !UWitM  2018  regl  race  UW:Tacoma  Hurley.Ishem.Linda 
2 days ago
Ailing orca appears underweight but 'active, energetic' | KIRO
NOAA says researchers spent several hours observing the ailing orca — J50 — Saturday off San Juan Island. The 3-year-old orca spent time swimming with her family — the J pod — while University of Washington researchers collected a fecal sample.
KIRO  conservation  orcas  !UWitM  2018  regl 
2 days ago
Social media might not ruin nature, after all | Gizmodo
Some have argued that the meshing of social media with the outdoors could cause locations to be loved to death, or even fundamentally taint outdoor recreation itself. Spencer Wood, senior research scientist at the UW's Center for Creative Conservation, is quoted.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2018  natl  Center.Creative.Conservation  conservation  Wood.Spencer  College:Environment 
3 days ago
For the third summer in four years, it’s very hot in Seattle | The Stranger
If Seattle has felt unusually hot this summer it's not just you — we're in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. Joe Zagrodnik, a doctoral student in atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wawx  weather  Zagrodnik.Joe  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  regl  The.Stranger  students 
3 days ago
Scientists find link between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases | Inquisitr
A new study led by the UW School of Medicine suggests that there might be a link between three types of degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that continues to affect millions of people worldwide. Dr. Paul Crane, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Crane.Paul  Inquisitr  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
114 wildfires are scorching an area larger than Delaware | Mother Jones
As of Friday, there were 114 total wildfires across the country, consuming a combined area larger than the state of Delaware. UW Bothell environmental chemistry professor Dan Jaffe is quoted.
UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2018  natl  Mother.Jones  Jaffe.Dan  wildfire 
3 days ago
Waiting to have kids: Majority of first-time moms in King County are 30 or older | The Seattle Times
In King County, it's now more common for a woman to have her first child in her 30s or 40s than in her teens or 20s. Edith Cheng, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UW, is quoted.
Cheng.Edith  UW:Medicine  Department:Obstetrics&Gynecology  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
3 days ago
How does PrEP, the HIV-prevention medication, work? | Live Science
At the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last month, a group of researchers announced that, although their HIV-prevention trial isn't over yet, they know that the treatment is going to be a success. Dr. Jared Baeten, a professor of global health, epidemiology and medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Baeten.Jared  !UWitM  2018  HIV  School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health  Department:Epidemiology  UW:Medicine  Live.Science  natl 
3 days ago
When Alexa and other smart speakers misunderstand little kids | Quartz
Kids love to play with Alexa. Voice-activated assistants are a bottomless source of entertainment, offering knock-knock jokes, bedtimes stories, and animal facts on demand. There’s just one problem: Alexa and her smart-speaker ilk don’t always know how to come out to play. Study co-author Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor at the UW Information School, is quoted.
Hiniker.Alexis  !UWitM  2018  natl  Quartz  Information.School  College:Engineering 
3 days ago
Are narwhals starting to go extinct? | The Daily Beast
Narwhals, one of Earth’s most novel animals, may also be the most threatened by the thawing of the Arctic. Kristin Laidre, principal scientist at the UW's Polar Science Center, is quoted.
Polar.Science.Center  !UWitM  2018  natl  Daily.Beast  Laidre.Kristin  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  School:Oceanography  College:Environment 
3 days ago
Eye disease link to Alzheimer's | US News
Researchers have discovered a link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cecilia Lee, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is quoted.
Lee.Cecilia  UW:Medicine  US.News  natl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Ophthalmology 
3 days ago
Voting rights advocates used to have an ally in the government — that’s changing | The New York Times
A new voter ID law could shut out many Native Americans from the polls in North Dakota. Lisa M. Manheim, an associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Manheim.Lisa  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  natl  New.York.Times 
3 days ago
Trump’s Space Force aims to create ‘American dominance in space’ by 2020 | Popular Science
In an announcement at the Pentagon on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis outlined the basic structure of the administration’s proposed Space Force. Saadia Pekkanen, director of the Space Security Initiative at the UW, is quoted.
Jackson.School.International.Studies  Pekkanen.Saadia  !UWitM  2018  natl  Popular.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
5 days ago
Moms who lost kids understand orca whale mourning calf | Today
Tahlequah the orca mom, also known as J35, has been pushing her dead calf hundreds of miles for more than two weeks. Deborah Giles, research scientist for University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted.
TODAY  !UWitM  2018  Giles.Deborah  orcas  Center.Conservation.Biology  natl 
5 days ago
Cool, rainy Saturday will clear smoke from Puget Sound sky, sunshine returns Sunday | KNKX
Enjoy the warmth while you can. After a long string of warmer-than-usual, sunny skies in the greater Puget Sound area, cooler temps and rain are in the weekend forecast. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  weather  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl  KNKX 
5 days ago
Two police officers among four fatally shot in Canada | Reuters
Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Data from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation are referenced.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  natl  Reuters 
5 days ago
Analysis | How 'story maps' redraw the world using people's real-life experiences | The Conversation
"As geographers, we believe story maps can also help people better understand such complex global issues as human rights, climate change and refugee resettlement," write Lauren Drakopulos, a doctoral student in geography at the UW, and Shefali Juneja Lakhina of the University of Wollongong. [This article appeared in several outlets]
opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2018  Department:Geography  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  The.Conversation  Drakopulos.Lauren 
5 days ago
UW doctor debunks medical myths during Longview lecture | Longview Daily News
Dr. Douglas Paauw, professor of general internal medicine at the UW, debunked a variety of medical myths during a lecture Thursday at the Kirkpatrick Family Care Clinic in Longview.
!UWitM  2018  Paauw.Douglas  UW:Medicine  regl  Longview.Daily.News 
5 days ago
Opinion | Our jails are no place for refugee children | Crosscut
"While the plight of toddlers pulled from their parents’ arms is particularly urgent, this acute crisis should not obscure our understanding of the day-in, day-out cruelty our system inflicts on migrant children," writes Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, director of the UW Center for Human Rights.
Godoy.Angelina  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Center.Human.Rights  opinion.analysis 
5 days ago
Bigger, hotter wildfires are worsening air quality in the Northwest | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with UW Bothell environmental chemistry professor Dan Jaffe about why air quality in the Pacific Northwest has been getting worse over the last three decades.
KUOW  regl  Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2018  UW:Bothell  wildfire 
5 days ago
Is Seattle's hot housing market starting to cool down? | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to James Young, director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington, and Aaron Terrazas, economic research director at Zillow, about what's happening with Seattle's housing market.
Washington.Center.Real.Estate  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  Young.James  Department:Runstad.Real.Estate 
5 days ago
Ships set sail to track tiny creatures’ carbon trail | GeekWire
After seven years of preparation, two research vessels are heading out of Seattle to begin a 40-day voyage to track how tiny organisms in the ocean affect the world’s carbon balance. Several UW researchers are pictured in the story.
GeekWire  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2018  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  regl 
5 days ago
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes | The New York Times
What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. Dr. Kimberly Harmon, professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
AP  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  Harmon.Kimberly  UW:Medicine  Department:Family.Medicine  Department:Sports.Medicine  natl 
5 days ago
New data on rising sea levels helps drive zoning decisions | Tacoma Weekly
New UW research about changes in sea levels along Washington’s coastline during the coming years now has probability estimates that will prompt discussions and land-use decisions sooner rather than later. Harriet Morgan, a researcher at the UW's Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  Washington.Sea.Grant  regl  Tacoma.Weekly  !UWitM  2018  Morgan.Harriet 
5 days ago
Acidifying oceans killing fish’s sense of smell, say scientists | KING 5
Fish rely on their noses to guide them to food, escape predators, and find mates. Now, scientists believe increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean are harmful to fish’s ability to pick up scents.
KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  Gallagher.Evan  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
5 days ago
Can traveling really make your period late? | SELF
According to the Cleveland Clinic, illness is one of many things that can make your period act abnormally. Dr. Sarah W. Prager, associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the UW, is quoted.
Prager.Sarah  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  Self  Department:Obstetrics&Gynecology  natl 
5 days ago
Fountains give a splash of relief from Seattle’s hot weather | The Seattle Times
Toasty temps in the high 80s and low 90s have inspired Gabriel Campanario to look for city fountains that add a refreshing note to the concrete jungle. The UW's Drumheller Fountain is featured.
Drumheller.Fountain  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl 
5 days ago
Should you leave your child alone with a voice assistant robot? | MarketWatch
Kids are increasingly using voice technology, but they are having difficulty getting their message across, a study released this week from the University of Washington found. Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor at the UW Information School, is quoted.
MarketWatch  !UWitM  2018  Information.School  Hiniker.Alexis  natl  College:Engineering 
6 days ago
Uphill battle for Dino Rossi | KOMO Radio
Mark Smith, a UW political science professor, says Republican Dino Rossi faces an uphill battle against whomever he faces in the November congressional election.
radio  KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  Smith.Mark  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  election 
6 days ago
New link between eye conditions, Alzheimer's | KOMO Radio
New research from the UW shows that age-related eye conditions may be linked to having a risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cecilia Lee, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is interviewed.
radio  KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Ophthalmology  UW:Medicine  Lee.Cecilia 
6 days ago
Soda tax brings in $10 million in revenue | KOMO Radio
The first six months of Seattle's so-called soda tax has brought in more than $10 million in revenue. The UW is studying the tax and its impact on the city.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Public.Health 
6 days ago
An eye exam for Alzheimer's? | KING 5
A new study from UW Medicine researchers shows there may be a link between Alzheimer's disease and age-related eye conditions. Dr. Cecilia Lee, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is interviewed.
UW:Medicine  Lee.Cecilia  Department:Ophthalmology  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  KING 
6 days ago
UW-based early warning system for earthquakes | PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour reports on the early earthquake warning system being developed at the UW. Doug Gibbons, a research scientist, and Bill Steele, director of outreach, both at the UW's Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, are interviewed.
PBS  !UWitM  2018  natl  Gibbons.Doug  Steele.Bill  earthquakes  PNSN  video 
6 days ago
The link between your eyes and Alzheimer's | KIRO 7
Your eyes could provide a window for determining your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cecilia Lee, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is interviewed.
video  KIRO  !UWitM  2018  Lee.Cecilia  Department:Ophthalmology  UW:Medicine 
6 days ago
Fluoride is key for cavity prevention | KNDO
For preventing cavities, dentists say it's the fluoride in toothpaste that's key. A new review of research by UW researchers reaffirms that belief.
KNDO  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  School:Dentistry 
6 days ago
16-year-old charged with murder | Q13
A 16-year-old charged with the murder of a Kent police officer pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Kimberly Ambrose, senior lecturer of law at the UW, is interviewed.
Ambrose.Kimberly  Q13  video  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  regl 
6 days ago
Not using a fluoride toothpaste could be a mistake | KIRO Radio
If you're using toothpaste without fluoride, you could be risking your future oral health. Philippe Hujoel, a professor of oral health sciences at the UW, is interviewed.
radio  KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  Hujoel.Philippe  School:Dentistry  Department:Oral.Health.Sciences 
6 days ago
New safe-storage gun law | KOMO Radio
Seattle gun owners could soon face a fine if they are found in violation of a new safe-storage gun law. Research from the UW School of Public Health is referenced.
radio  KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  School:Public.Health 
6 days ago
Is the mother orca grieving, protesting or none of the above? | KUOW
The mother orca that has been carrying her dead calf for more than a week has been the subject of a lot of conversation around animal grief and conservation. Deborah Giles, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology, is interviewed.
KUOW  radio  regl  !UWitM  2018  Giles.Deborah  orcas  Center.Conservation.Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
6 days ago
New major at UW focuses on food systems, nutrition | KUOW
The UW is offering a new major focusing on food and nutrition. Elizabeth Kirk, senior lecturer of epidemiology at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Epidemiology  School:Public.Health  Kirk.Elizabeth  radio 
6 days ago
University of Washington named among most beautiful campuses in the US | KING 5
If you think the University of Washington is beautiful you're not alone. It was named the third most beautiful college campus in the U.S. by the Matador Network.
rankings  !UWitM  2018  regl  KING 
6 days ago
Students build ‘gravity car’ with 3-D printer at W.F. West Summer STEM program | The Daily Chronicle
W.F. West High School in Chehalis hosted a summer STEM camp for students. Michael Bragg, dean of the UW College of Engineering, and Brian Fabien, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs at the college, are quoted.
Fabien.Brian  Bragg.Michael  !UWitM  2018  Daily.Chronicle  College:Engineering  regl 
6 days ago
Washington air quality suffering during wildfire season, more haze on the way | KIRO
Wildfire season in Washington state is off to an aggressive start. The state’s Department of Health is urging people to start preparing for poor air quality from heavy smoke as more haze is on the way from California and Oregon. The warning comes not long after a UW study concluded that Washington residents will have to start preparing for “smoke days” just like they do for power outages and snow days.
KIRO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Jaffe.Dan 
6 days ago
How Seattle felt about soda tax before it became reality | KIRO
The Seattle City Council is finally hearing about how the public really felt about the tax before it they passed it. An analysis of the sweetened beverage tax was carried out by researchers at the University of Washington and with Seattle Children’s Health.
KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  School:Public.Health 
6 days ago
UW research: Hot days can trigger more workplace accidents | KOMO
The soaring temperatures in this latest heat wave can be more than just uncomfortable. Researchers at the UW School of Public Health said workers are more likely to get hurt on a hot day. Dr. June Spector, an associate professor at the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, is quoted.
Spector.June  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  KOMO  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
6 days ago
Letter | I-1631 needed in light of rising sea levels | Kitsap Sun
"The latest study on sea level rise from the Climate Impacts Group at (the) University of Washington is attention-grabbing," writes a Kitsap Sun reader.
Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  !UWitM  2018  regl  Kitsap.Sun 
6 days ago
Orca helpers deploy dogs to sniff out whale poop in Puget Sound | KIRO
It’s certainly one of the more unique jobs a dog can get, but their ability to sniff out orca scat is often central in assessing the health of ailing whales. Authorities plan to use this method in the urgent case of J50, the young orca struggling to survive in Puget Sound. The method stems from Conservation Canines, a program at the UW.
KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  conservation  orcas 
6 days ago
Seattle soda tax raises $10 million in six months | KING 5
After passing the tax in January 2018, Seattle's soda tax has raised over $10.5 million in its first six months. A portion of the tax's revenue has been set aside to fund research conducted by the UW analyzing the effects of the soda tax on Seattle's population and businesses.
KING  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl 
6 days ago
Degenerative eye conditions linked to Alzheimer's in study | UPI
Researchers have found a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's disease risk, offering a potential way for medical providers to detect the memory loss condition. Dr. Paul Crane, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Crane.Paul  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  UPI 
6 days ago
Charter groups try to turnaround public schools | Atlanta Journal Constitution
In the latest push of a pioneering attempt to revive failing schools, Atlanta Public Schools turned over Carver High School to outsiders who restructured it and hired new teachers. Sean Gill, a research analyst at the UW Bothell-based Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.
Gill.Sean  !UWitM  2018  regl  Center.Reinventing.Public.Education  UW:Bothell 
6 days ago
‘I am sobbing’: Mother orca still carrying her dead calf — 16 days later | The Seattle Times
Tahlequah is still carrying her dead calf, for a 16th straight day, and researchers fear she could be in danger. Deborah Giles, a research scientist at the UW's Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted.
Center.Conservation.Biology  orcas  Giles.Deborah  !UWitM  2018  Seattle.Times  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
6 days ago
Seattle-area parents who struggled with addiction change their lives for their children | The Seattle Times
A King County court program that reunites families separated by addiction found that homelessness is a common theme. A UW study is referenced.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  homelessness 
6 days ago
Opinion | 'Teaching For Black Lives' book presents ideas for empowering marginalized students | The Seattle Times
"Teaching for Black Lives," a teaching manual compiled by three educators in the Pacific Northwest, offers some suggestions for solutions to raising the achievement and awareness of our Black students, writes Seattle teacher Evin Shinn. Wayne Au, professor of educational studies at UW Bothell, is mentioned.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Bothell  Au.Wayne 
6 days ago
Seattle soda tax brings in more than $10M in first six months | The Seattle Times
Seattle has collected more than $10 million in the first six months of its tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, raising the possibility the tax could generate more money this year than anticipated. 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 
7 days ago
Opinion | Rollback of vehicle-emission standards threatens the health of vulnerable Washington residents | The Seattle Times
"Our research has shown that air pollution is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and higher levels of asthma," writes Michael Yost, chair of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. "Cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles are the single largest source of Washington’s air pollution."
Seattle.Times  opinion.analysis  Yost.Michael  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
7 days ago
Mycoplasma genitalium: Fighting a little known, often drug-resistant STD | US News
An emerging bacterial threat, mycoplasma genitalium, that can be passed through sex is making some headlines across the pond as the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV recently drafted guidance aimed at better detecting and treating it. Lisa Manhart, a professor of epidemiology at the UW, is quoted.
Manhart.Lisa  US.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Public.Health  Department:Epidemiology 
7 days ago
Drug deals and breakups: Venmo social feed rankles privacy advocates | Wall Street Journal
A PayPall app lets users send money along with a message, prompting criticism about privacy and the extent to which information is shared. A 2017 survey by UW researchers in the College of Engineering is referenced.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  natl  Wall.Street.Journal  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  Allen.School 
7 days ago
The genetic test some men don’t know they need | Wall Street Journal
When it comes to genetic testing that may indicate increased cancer risk, a gender gap is worrying researchers. Dr. Colin C. Pritchard, an associate professor of laboratory medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Pritchard.Colin  UW:Medicine  Wall.Street.Journal  natl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Laboratory.Medicine 
7 days ago
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