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 
1 minute 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 minutes 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 
3 minutes 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 
4 minutes 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 
6 minutes 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 
7 minutes 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 
9 minutes 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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
‘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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
2 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 
5 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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
How did this public university off the beaten path score a huge gift for STEM? | Inside Philanthropy
News out of Western State Colorado University suggests that as long as there is local demand for STEM skills, donors will happily fill the void. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Inside.Philanthropy  !UWitM  2018  natl  Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  amazon  Microsoft  philanthropy 
5 days ago
Is your kid media literate? Are you? | ParentMap
From home to class and everywhere in-between, kids and teens are actively and passively engaging with a massive amount of media every day. Laura Kastner, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Kastner.Laura  Parent.Map  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  UW:Medicine 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
UN climate change report doesn't bother climatologist Cliff Mass | MyNorthwest.com
When the United Nations released a new report warning the consequences of climate change will strike much sooner and more severe than expected, it caused alarm and a bevy of headlines. But University of Washington atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass shrugged it all off.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  regl  KIRO  Climate.Change 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
What is DBT? What to know about Selena Gomez's therapy | Prevention Magazine
Selena Gomez, who has been publicly struggling with her mental health for several years, is currently being treated with dialectical behavior therapy. The treatment was first developed by Marsha M. Linehan, professor of psychology at the UW.
Linehan.Marsha  UW:Medicine  Department:Psychology  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  Prevention.Magazine  natl 
5 days ago
These are the healthiest and best educated countries in the world | World Economic Forum
What exactly is human capital and can it be quantified? Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Murray.Christopher  !UWitM  2018  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  natl  World.Economic.Forum 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
Opinion | We can change course on climate change by moving from despair to action | The Seattle Times
"This week the U.N. released a new report on the likely catastrophic costs of our climate inaction," writes Meade Krosby, a senior researcher at the UW Climate Impacts Group. "It’s the kind of week when those of us who study climate change get a lot of questions — people want to know: Just how bad are things going to get?"
Seattle.Times  regl  Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  opinion.analysis  Krosby.Meade 
5 days ago
How to identify almost anyone in a consumer gene database | Scientific American
Researchers are becoming so adept at mining information from genealogical, medical and police genetic databases that it is becoming difficult to protect anyone’s privacy — even those who have never submitted their DNA for analysis. Bruce Weir, a professor of biostatistics at the UW, is quoted.
Weir.Bruce  Scientific.American  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Biostatistics  School:Public.Health 
5 days ago
Lab-grown human retinas illuminate how eyes develop color vision | Scientific American
These lab-grown human retinas may help scientists develop therapies for eye disorders such as color blindness and macular degeneration. Thomas Reh, professor of biological structure at the UW, is quoted.
Scientific.American  Department:Biological.Structure  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
Growing human retinas in the lab, scientists spy on how color-detecting cells in the eye develop | Forbes
Scientists have grown simplified human retinas that appear to recapitulate human development in a dish. Thomas Reh, professor of biological structure at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Biological.Structure  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  Forbes  Reh.Thomas 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
EPA to disband a key scientific review panel on air pollution | The New York Times
An Environmental Protection Agency panel that advises the agency’s leadership on the latest scientific information about soot in the atmosphere is not listed as continuing its work next year, an E.P.A. official said. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of biostatistics at the UW, is quoted.
Sheppard.Lianne  Department:Biostatistics  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
6 days ago
Climate change report: What could happen to North America, per the UN | USA Today
A United Nations report this week outlined the water scarcity, flooding and extreme heat risks possible within decades due to global warming. Kristie Ebi, a global health professor at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Global.Health  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  Climate.Change  USA.Today  natl 
6 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
6 days ago
Fact-check: I-1634 'Yes to Affordable Groceries' | KING 5
KING 5 political reporter Natalie Brand fact checks an ad supporting I-1634, nicknamed "Yes! To Affordable Groceries." Jessica Jones-Smith, associate professor of health services at the UW, is quoted.
Jones-Smith.Jesse  KING  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Health.Services 
6 days ago
3-D-printed plastic objects can track their own use without any electronics | MIT Technology Review
Objects such as pill bottles or prosthetics can now send information on how they are being used, without the need for batteries, thanks to new UW research.
MIT.Technology.Review  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
6 days ago
What is Manuka honey? 6 Manuka honey benefits and uses | Prevention Magazine
Manuka honey, which is native to New Zealand and parts of Australia, has been gaining lots of buzz in the wellness world for its potent healing properties. A 2017 UW study is referenced.
Prevention.Magazine  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Medicine 
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UW Board of Regents to discuss Campus Master Plan at today’s meeting | The Seattle Times
Today, the University of Washington’s Board of Regents will discuss a potential response to the city’s conditions for the campus master plan, transportation passes for UW Tacoma students and university finances.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  Regents 
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The ick of AI that impersonates humans | WIRED
Google announced this week that Duplex, the company's phone-calling AI, will be rolled out to Pixel phones in the Bay Area and a few other US cities before the end of the year. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  School:Law  natl  WIRED  Artificial.Intelligence  2018 
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Reuters top 100: The world's most innovative universities in 2018 | The New York Times
For the fourth year running, Stanford University tops Reuters’ ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities. The UW is ranked No. 5 on the list, up two spots from last year, and is the No. 1 public university on the list.
rankings  New.York.Times  Reuters  !UWitM  natl 
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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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