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Great white sharks like to hang out in ocean eddies, new study says | The Boston Globe
Great white sharks like to hang out deep in anticyclonic, or clockwise-spinning, eddies in the ocean, according to new research from the University of Washington and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Peter Gaube, a senior oceanographer in the Applied Physics Laboratory at the UW, is quoted.
Gaube.Peter  Boston.Globe  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Oceanography  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
yesterday
Opinion | Don’t turn the Turkish army into a political tool | Foreign Policy
"As Turkey once again spirals toward authoritarianism, the June 24 election could be a turning point in relations between soldiers and civilians," writes Özgür Özkan, a doctoral candidate in international studies at the UW.
students  opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2018  Foreign.Policy  Jackson.School.International.Studies  College:Arts&Sciences 
yesterday
How to be happy in retirement | KING 5
Free time and independence from full-time work can have a profound impact on mental health, and studies have shown that retirees experience both an instant and enduring increase in their overall life satisfaction once they leave the workforce. Ali Mokdad, a global health professor at the UW, is quoted.
School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  Department:Global.Health  KING  regl  Population.Health 
yesterday
In opioid crisis, schools are on the front lines but slow to get help | The Seattle Times
The nation’s opiate addiction crisis draws attention but less visible are the effects on addicts’ children, in school. Kevin Haggerty, professor of social work at the UW, and Caleb Banta-Green, senior research scientist at the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, are quoted.
Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  Banta-Green.Caleb  Haggerty.Kevin  School:Social.Work  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
yesterday
Study finds chronic health risks in Alaska fishermen | Tri-City Herald
UW and University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have found the presence of risk factors for some chronic health problems to be higher in a sample of Alaska gillnetters than the general population. (This AP story appeared in several outlets)
Tri.City.Herald  AP  !UWitM  2018  regl 
yesterday
UW education dean visits Chehalis high school | The Daily Chronicle
On Wednesday, May 23, University of Washington’s Mia Tuan, dean of the College of Education, visited Chehalis’ W.F. West High School to observe teachers and students and to be briefed on the Student Achievement Initiative.  
College:Education  Tuan.Mia  !UWitM  2018  regl  The.Daily.Chronicle 
yesterday
Q&A: Washington AD Jen Cohen on her hiring process, Mike Hopkins’ negotiations, Chris Petersen and more | The Seattle Times
Jon Wilner chatted with the University of Washington's AD on a hot streak, Jen Cohen, about her management style, the Husky culture and more.
athletics  Cohen.Jennifer  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
yesterday
Thousands of professors call Trump’s family-separation policy ‘government-sanctioned child abuse’ | The Chronicle of Higher Education
More than 2,000 faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States are protesting the separation of immigrant children from their parents in an open letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A statement from UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted. (Note: This story was published June 19)
Cauce.Ana.Mari  !UWitM  2018  natl  Chronicle.Higher.Education 
yesterday
If you're scared of artificial intelligence, you should know it's already everywhere | Popular Science
In addition to employing more than 4,000 human moderators, Bumble turned to machine learning to look for photos of guns and shirtless people on its app. Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  Popular.Science 
yesterday
How Title X cuts impact UW women’s health | Seattle Weekly
Earlier this month, the Trump administration proposed a new rule prohibiting clinics that receive Title X funding from giving referrals and counseling on abortion. Since then, many have pushed back against the proposed changes, voicing concerns that it will be detrimental to women’s health as a whole, especially low-income people. Dr. Sarah Prager, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UW, is quoted.
Prager.Sarah  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  students  regl  Seattle.Weekly 
yesterday
Poor care played a role in the deaths of immigrants in ICE custody | Pacific Standard
A new report highlights troubling patterns in medical care in immigration detention facilities. Marc Stern, an affiliate professor of public health at the UW, is quoted.
Stern.Marc  !UWitM  2018  School:Public.Health  natl  PS.Mag 
yesterday
Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality | TechCrunch
The “Soccer On Your Tabletop” system takes as its input a video of a match, watches it, and then maps the players and field into a 3-D environment. The research is being presented at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City, and it’s a collaboration between Facebook, Google and the University of Washington.
Tech.Crunch  !UWitM  College:Engineering  Allen.School  natl  2018 
yesterday
Yakima Valley not spared as Central Washington suicide rate rises 23 percent | Local | yakimaherald.com
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with rates rising more than 30 percent in half the states. Jennifer Stuber, director of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the UW, is quoted.
Stuber.Jennifer  School:Social.Work  !UWitM  2018  Forefront  regl  Yakima.Herald 
yesterday
Do employee-only clubs further isolate Seattle tech workers? | Crosscut
As employees at Amazon, Facebook and other key technology companies benefit from the industry’s incredible development and growth, longtime residents are experiencing its effect on affordability, congestion and even culture. Marieka Klawitter, a public policy professor at the UW, is quoted.
Klawitter.Marieka  Evans.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut 
yesterday
Driving? Your phone is a distraction even if you aren’t looking at it | FiveThirtyEight
We all know that it’s dangerous to text while driving, but our phones have become overlords that demand our constant attention. Dr. Brian Johnston, a professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  Five.Thirty.Eight  Johnston.Brian 
yesterday
Facebook can predict a musician’s movement using only an audio clip | Engadget
Facebook is now working on an application that uses music alone to govern the movements of an augmented reality avatar. The research, completed in partnership with the UW and Stanford, was presented by Facebook at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference.
Engadget  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering 
yesterday
In India, experts look to climate trends to tackle malnutrition | News Deeply
Officials are increasingly looking to climate data to predict droughts, famines and heat waves and to help plan for – and prevent – the rising rates of moderate and severe malnutrition that have been shown to follow. Kristie Ebi, the director of the UW's Center for Health and the Global Environment, is quoted.
Ebi.Kristie  School:Public.Health  Center.Health.Global.Environment  natl  News.Deeply  !UWitM  2018 
yesterday
7 scary things that happen to your body when you don't get enough sleep | Bustle
What happens when you don't get enough sleep? A 2017 UW study is referenced.
Bustle  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  natl 
yesterday
Allen Institute boosts the size of its mouse brain cell database | GeekWire
The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added about 900 virtual mouse brain cells to its Allen Cell Types Database, bringing the total to slightly more than 1,900 cells available for study. Work by research teams at UW Medicine and the Swedish Neuroscience Institute is referenced.
UW:Medicine  GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  regl 
2 days ago
Is there a smarter path to artificial intelligence? Some experts hope so | The New York Times
For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. Yejin Choi, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Artificial.Intelligence  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Choi.Yejin 
2 days ago
Davis High School students participate in NASA camp | KNDO
School may be out, but learning happens all year round. Several students at Davis High School in Yakima are giving up a few vacation days for an amazing educational opportunity: NASA camp, sponsored by the UW.
KNDO  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Environment 
2 days ago
Opinion | ICE agents and the ethics of following orders | Crosscut
"Angelina Godoy, who runs the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, had hit her nerve-jangled limit. Godoy had pestered lawmakers about the forced separation of asylum-seeking families. She had shared her own Central American research on the ripple effect of seizing children from their parents. But the needle seemed stuck," writes Pete Jackson for Crosscut.
Godoy.Angelina  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Center.Human.Rights 
2 days ago
How much of 'the 1 percent' lives in Seattle? | KUOW
Seattle has three times the number of households in the top 1 percent as the national average according to Mark Long, a professor in the UW's Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Evans.School  Long.Mark 
2 days ago
How working parents can balance professional-personal life | Deccan Chronicle
Busting the conventional notion, a recent study has found why 9 to 5 isn't the only shift that can work for busy families. Christine Leibbrand, a graduate student in sociology at the UW, is quoted.
Leibbrand.Christine  Department:Sociology  !UWitM  2018  Deccan.Chronicle  regl  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago
Principals in Washington can’t hire enough special-education teachers — here’s one reason why | The Seattle Times
In Washington, it’s difficult to quantify the exact scope of the special-education teacher shortage, but in 2016, principals identified special-education classrooms as the most challenging vacancies to fill each year. A 2015 study involving UW researchers is referenced.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Social.Work 
2 days ago
It’s Amazon intern season again and Metro is adding buses to handle them | The Seattle Times
With about 900 Amazon interns living at the UW for the summer, King County Metro is shuffling around bus service to accommodate them. Amazon’s corporate housing partner is paying the UW about $4.4 million to house and feed the interns.
Seattle.Times  amazon  !UWitM  2018  regl 
2 days ago
Thursday’s Summer Solstice and the search for life in the galaxy | The New York Times
As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible. Rory Barnes, an astronomer at the UW, is quoted.
Barnes.Rory  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago
Can technology keep ahead of hotter weather? Corn depends on it | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A warming climate could be disastrous for America's Dairyland, thanks to the effect of temperature on a single plant: corn. Michelle Tigchelaar, a University of Washington postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric sciences, is quoted.
Tigchelaar.Michelle  !UWitM  2018  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  regl  Milwaukee.Journal.Sentinel  Climate.Change 
3 days ago
'From one came many': Filipino student organization celebrates 100 years of activism and empowerment | International Examiner
When Sunshine Arcilla joined the UW Filipino American Students Association her freshman year, she didn’t anticipate that she and her randomly assigned roommate, Marijo Manaois, would even get along — let alone think the club that they decided to check out together on a whim would become such a huge part of both of their lives.
International.Examiner  !UWitM  2018  regl  students 
3 days ago
Amusing monday: Ten new species, each with unique stories to tell | Kitsap Sun
An international team of taxonomists has chosen the “Top 10 New Species of 2018” from among some 18,000 new species named last year. Among them is a fish discovered by a UW researcher, Mackenzie Gerringer.
Gerringer.Mackenzie  !UWitM  2018  Kitsap.Sun  regl  Friday.Harbor.Labs  Department:Biology  College:Environment 
3 days ago
College leaders and professors ramp up protest of Trump’s family-separation policy | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Ana Mari Cauce, president of the University of Washington, knows that wrenching a child away from his or her family can do serious, long-term damage. She knows that, she says, from her training as a clinical pediatric psychologist.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  !UWitM  2018  natl  Chronicle.Higher.Education 
3 days ago
How forests rebound from being covered in lava | Atlas Obscura
When wildfires burn hot through trees and grass, they still leave behind parts of plants and seeds hidden beneath the ground. But when lava flows through, the devastation can be complete. Darlene Zabowski, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Atlas.Obscura  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  Zabowski.Darlene 
3 days ago
Gabriel Gaeta sentenced for 2014 murder of Jenise Wright | Kitsap Sun
Before sentencing Gabriel Gaeta to a minimum of 40 years in prison for the 2014 rape and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, Judge Jennifer Forbes struggled with the one question that remained: Why? Terry Lee, associate professor of psychiatry at the UW, is quoted.
Lee.Terry  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  regl 
3 days ago
Tacoma Public Schools rolls out plan to engage more students in medical careers | The News Tribune
Tacoma Public School District plans to roll out a new program in the fall aimed at preparing students for a pathway into a variety of health care and medical positions. The program is a community partnership between companies and institutions, including UW Tacoma, Tacoma Community College and MultiCare Health System, among others.
UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2018  TNT  regl 
3 days ago
Academics oppose family-separation policy | Inside Higher Ed
Numerous academics, higher education leaders and scholarly associations are releasing statements opposing the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant parents and children at the southern border. UW President Ana Mari Cauce's statement is referenced.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  !UWitM  2018  Inside.Higher.Ed  natl 
3 days ago
AI experts from Apple, Microsoft, VMware and more to give GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit tech talks | GeekWire
Emily Fox, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, will be a featured speaker at GeekWire's Cloud Tech Summit.
GeekWire  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  Fox.Emily 
3 days ago
El Niño watch could mean warmer winter in Pacific Northwest | KING 5
During El Niño, the changing atmospheric patterns bring rainfall to southern California but leave Washington state high and dry. Dennis Hartmann, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Hartmann.Dennis  !UWitM  2018  weather  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  KING  regl 
3 days ago
Weight loss diets: Intermittent fasting, daily fasting diet results | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago recently examined the effects of time-restricted eating, an intermittent fasting diet that limits food consumption to certain hours each day. Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation are referenced.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  regl  Atlanta.Journal.Constitution  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
Initiative 77: does increasing the tipped minimum wage help workers? 7 experts weigh in | Vox
The impact of increasing the minimum wage has been the subject of long-held debates among economists. Although higher wages should theoretically benefit workers, researchers have also found that a spike in labor costs could lead to companies curbing the number of employees on their payroll, ultimately harming workers who end up out of a job. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW and director of the minimum wage study, is quoted.
minimum.wage  !UWitM  2018  natl  VOX  Vigdor.Jacob  Evans.School 
3 days ago
School groups condemn Trump family separation policy | Politico
Hundreds of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border remain in the care of the U.S. government, as education groups decry the separation policy and advocates question the Trump administration’s lack of transparency about the care the children are receiving. A statement from UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
Politico  Cauce.Ana.Mari  !UWitM  2018  natl 
3 days ago
Combating post-stroke pain to improve recovery | US News
Experts say many stroke survivors suffer from pain that takes hold after the episode is over. Dr. Aaron Bunnell, an assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Bunnell.Aaron  US.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Medicine  Department:Rehabilitation.Medicine 
3 days ago
The diabetes cure that most insurance companies won't pay for | Gizmodo
Many doctors and surgeons are starting to agree that surgery should be considered more than a last-resort remedy for weight loss. Instead, it should be seen as a crucial aspect of diabetes care, and quite possibly the best tool we have against the chronic, often worsening condition. Dr. David Cummings, UW professor of medicine and researcher at the UW Medicine Diabetes Institute, is quoted.
Cummings.David  Gizmodo  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Medicine  diabetes 
3 days ago
Washington warmed slowest of all states over past 30 years — but what does it mean for climate change? | The Seattle Times
A new analysis of climate data by The Associated Press shows that Washington has warmed the slowest out of all other states over the past 30 years. Here's what the experts say that means for climate change. Nick Bond, associate professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Bond.Nick  Climate.Change  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl  Seattle.Times 
3 days ago
AI researchers turn soccer videos into 3-D ‘holograms’ | GeekWire
UW computer scientists have trained a neural network to transform the action from pre-recorded videos of soccer games into immersive augmented-reality “holograms” you can shrink down onto a tabletop.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  Kemelmacher-Schlizerman.Ira  College:Engineering  Allen.School  regl  Seitz.Steven  Curless.Brian  Rematas.Konstantinos  Artificial.Intelligence 
4 days ago
Would the Golden Gate’s ‘Road Zipper’ make Seattle’s Aurora Bridge safer? | The Seattle Times
A center barrier could be installed within a few months to prevent crossover crashes on the Aurora Bridge, if the city of Seattle and the state of Washington ever choose to do so. A research paper by recent UW civil engineering graduate Trevor Daviscourt is referenced.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  Daviscourt.Trevor  alumni  students  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  College:Engineering 
4 days ago
How international students can create US college majors | US News
Here's what prospective international students should know about designing their own majors at U.S. universities. The UW is mentioned.
US.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  students 
4 days ago
Randi Thompson | Let's learn from Seattle's 'head tax' debacle | Reno Gazette Journal
"Businesses are much more comfortable with working with the private sector to solve problems than with government," writes columnist Randi Thompson. The 2017 University of Washington study on Seattle's minimum wage is referenced.
minimum.wage  !UWitM  2018  regl  Reno.Gazette.Journal 
4 days ago
Big Pacific Northwest warmup coming just in time for Father's Day, solstice celebrations | KNKX
A high pressure system is building over Western Washington, allowing a big warmup just in time for summer solstice celebrations this weekend and Father’s Day on Sunday. Cliff Mass, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences, is interviewed.
Mass.Cliff  weather  wawx  !UWitM  2018  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  KNKX 
4 days ago
Marci Massoni: Retiring after 43 years in Nursing | KING 5
Immunization nurse Marci Massoni retires from the University of Washington's Hall Health Center this month, after 43 years in the profession she has loved.
KING  regl  !UWitM  2018  Hall.Health  Massoni.Marci 
4 days ago
McKinley, South Tacoma step closer to becoming historical districts | Tacoma Weekly
A group of University of Washington students just finished a year-long project that mapped and historically researched the city’s McKinley and South Tacoma neighborhoods as substantial steps toward seeking historical designations for the areas. The UW students conducted the surveys of the neighborhoods as part of the UW Livable City Year initiative between the university and the Tacoma city government to advance and promote livability and sustainability in the community.
Tacoma.Weekly  !UWitM  2018  regl  Livable.City.Year  students 
4 days ago
Jeff Bezos is planning his big philanthropic push: Here are 5 ideas that need the billionaire’s attention | GeekWire
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been collecting ideas for philanthropic causes he should back with his fortune. GeekWire analyzed Bezos’ history of giving to try to predict what initiatives he is considering. A $10 million gift by Amazon to the University of Washington is referenced.
amazon  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  Allen.School  regl  GeekWire 
4 days ago
Tech titan Nathan Myhrvold revisits NASA asteroid flap | GeekWire
Seattle tech pioneer Nathan Myhrvold has published a peer-reviewed analysis of a NASA infrared sky survey mission. Myhrvold's next partnership, studying asteroids with researchers at the University of Washington and UCLA, is referenced.
!UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
4 days ago
Joint pain relief: Elderly turning to cannabis as treatment option | CBS Sacramento
Cannabis use in California is now piquing the interest of senior citizens, and some cannabis experts say it’s a safer alternative to treat conditions and diseases as we age. Research by the UW's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute on habitual cannabis use is referenced.
CBS.News  !UWitM  2018  regl  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  marijuana 
4 days ago
Study: Alaska salmon gillnet fishermen face high rate of health issues | Anchorage Daily News
Commercial salmon fishermen in Alaska have much higher rates of some health problems than the general population, according to a recent study from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Alaska Sea Grant.
Anchorage.Daily.News  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Public.Health 
4 days ago
Huge Aberdeen fire steals thousands of pieces of town history, including a Kurt Cobain exhibit | The Seattle Times
The Aberdeen Museum of History was destroyed by fire on June 9. Among items lost were Bob McCausland's Seattle Post-Intelligencer collection of "Hairbreadth Husky" cartoons, which he drew before and after University of Washington football games. The UW's Industrial Workers of the World History Project is also referenced.
Industrial.Workers.World.History.Project  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
4 days ago
Advocates are becoming journalists — is that a good thing? | Columbia Journalism Review
As the media landscape continues to fragment, non-governmental organizations and advocacy groups like the ACLU and Human Rights Watch are increasingly taking on the role of reporter — breaking stories and in some cases even helping to change policy. Matthew Powers, a UW assistant professor of communication, is quoted.
Powers.Matthew  Department:Communications  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  Columbia.Journalism.Review 
4 days ago
Opinion | The ornithologist the internet called a murderer | The New York Times
Specimen collection for scientific studies has become increasingly controversial, writes Kirk Wallace Johnson for the New York Times. The 2001 firebombing of the UW's Center for Urban Horticulture by the Earth Liberation Front is referenced.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Center.Urban.Horticulture 
4 days ago
What should waiters and bartenders earn? The debate over the tipped wage | Wall Street Journal
On June 19, voters in Washington, D.C., will consider an initiative to eliminate its two-tiered minimum wage and enact one minimum wage for all workers. A 2017 minimum wage study by University of Washington researchers is referenced.
Wall.Street.Journal  !UWitM  2018  minimum.wage  natl 
4 days ago
Global warming will make veggies harder to find | Japan Today
Hotter and drier conditions by the end of this century are expected to cut average yields of vegetables by nearly one-third, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Michelle Tigchelaar, a University of Washington postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric sciences, is quoted.
Japan.Today  Tigchelaar.Michelle  !UWitM  2018  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
4 days ago
Researchers record the sounds of the elusive narwhal | Smithsonian
Biologists were recently able to record narwhal vocalizations using a new type of acoustic device. Kate Stafford, principal oceanographer with the UW's Applied Physics Lab, is quoted.
Stafford.Kate  !UWitM  2018  natl  Smithsonian.Magazine  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  School:Oceanography  College:Environment 
4 days ago
Here’s what narwhals sound like underwater | Science News
For the first time, researchers have been able to eavesdrop on narwhals for days at a time as these unicorns of the sea dove, fed and socialized. Kate Stafford, principal oceanographer at the UW's Applied Physics Lab, is quoted.
Science.News  !UWitM  2018  Stafford.Kate  School:Oceanography  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  natl 
4 days ago
Ice is melting 3 times as fast as it did 25 years ago | E&E News
The Antarctic ice sheet lost 3 trillion tons of ice between 1992 and 2017, scientists announced. Knut Christianson, a UW assistant professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted.
EE.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  Antarctica  sea.ice  Christianson.Knut  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
4 days ago
Global warming melted over 3 trillion tons of Antarctic ice since 1992 | USA Today
Global warming has caused over 3 trillion tons of ice to melt from Antarctica in the past quarter-century and tripled ice loss there in the past decade, a new study finds. Ian Joughin, a UW affiliate professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted.
USA.Today  !UWitM  2018  natl  Antarctica  Joughin.Ian  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  sea.ice 
4 days ago
All 4 living former first ladies condemn Trump border policy that separates families | The New York Times
In the weeks since the Trump administration instituted a zero tolerance policy that seeks to criminally prosecute anyone who crosses the border unlawfully and effectively causes children to be separated from their families, criticism has poured in from advocacy groups, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and a host of political luminaries who are no longer in office. Mary Fan, a UW law professor, is quoted.
School:Law  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  Fan.Mary 
4 days ago
World Cup holograms: How augmented reality will change how we enjoy soccer | Inverse
The first few opening matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup have already mesmerized soccer fans across the globe. But as millions gather around their TVs and smartphones to catch the action on the pitch, University of Washington researchers have already developed the technology that enables fans to watch immersive holograms of matches instead. Konstantinos Rematas, a research associate in computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Rematas.Konstantinos  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  Inverse 
5 days ago
UW study shows how quickly kids’ brains change as they’re learning to read | KNKX
Scientists have been trying to tease out what happens in the brain when a kid is learning something new. At the University of Washington, researchers have just published their findings on what happens to children with dyslexia when they get intensive help with reading. Elizabeth Huber, a researcher at the UW's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, and Jason Yeatman, an assistant professor at UW’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, are quoted.
Yeatman.Jason  Huber.Elizabeth  Institute.Learning&Brain.Sciences  Department:Speech&Hearing.Sciences  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  KNKX 
5 days ago
Yakima Valley enthusiasts see 'digital gold' in bitcoin | The Yakima Herald
Most customers at the Phone Shop in Union Gap visit to purchase phones and accessories and get their mobile devices repaired. But in recent months, it’s been the place for owner Chris Briskey to evangelize about bitcoin, a well-known type of cryptocurrency. Quinn DuPont, a research associate at the UW’s Information School, is quoted.
DuPont.Quinn  Yakima.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  Information.School 
5 days ago
2 options drafted for Everett City Council districting vote | The Everett Herald
The Everett City Council has finished a draft of its districting ordinance. Hugh Spitzer, a University of Washington law professor, is mentioned.
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Everett.Herald 
5 days ago
Marion County Jail inmate says in lawsuit he was denied cancer care | Indianapolis Star
The inmate needed an expensive cancer drug. He says the Marion County Jail gave him ibuprofen. Dr. Marc Stern, a professor of public health at the UW, is quoted.
Stern.Marc  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  Indianapolis.Star 
5 days ago
Mobile technologies are changing young children's social interactions | Education Week
Today, 98 percent of households with 2- to 8-year-old children include a mobile device, like smartphones, tablets, and iPods or other smart-mobile devices, an increase from 75 percent in 2013. Research by Alexis Hiniker, assistant professor in the UW's Information School, is referenced.
Hiniker.Alexis  Information.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  Education.Week 
5 days ago
Low vaccination rates in King County cause for concern | KING 5
Statewide, the vaccination rate for measles, mumps and rubella is just over 90 percent. Experts say a 90-95 percent rate is required for "herd immunity," the protection of those who are unable to be vaccinated. Dr. Doug Opel, associate professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Opel.Doug  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  KING  regl  Department:Pediatrics 
5 days ago
Opinion | Health-care system needs reboot to solve pain and opioid crises | The Seattle Times
"America’s problematic health-care system must share some of the blame for its opioid and pain crises," write the UW's Dr. Heather Tick, clinical associate professor in the departments of family medicine and anesthesiology and pain medicine, and Dr. Jane Ballantyne, professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine.
opinion.analysis  drugs  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  Seattle.Times  regl  Ballantyne.Jane  Tick.Heather 
5 days ago
When children say they’re trans | The Atlantic
How can parents get children the support they might need while keeping in mind that adolescence is, by definition, a time of identity exploration? Kristina Olson, associate professor of psychology at the UW and director of the TransYouth Project, is quoted.
Olson.Kristina  !UWitM  2018  transgender  TransYouth.Project  natl  The.Atlantic  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
5 days ago
Opinion | Here's a low-cost strategy that could help address teacher shortages | TheHill
"Concerns about teacher shortages are a prominent feature of today’s educational landscape. While there aren’t shortages across the board, states are clearly hurting when it comes to hiring in some subject areas," write Dan Goldhaber, director of the UW's Center for Education Data and Research, and Cyrus Grout, a research consultant at CEDR.
Center.Education.Data.Research  The.Hill  opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2018  natl 
5 days ago
A new form of male birth control is being tested around the world — and men only have to rub it on their shoulders once a day | MSN
Starting this summer, men may be headed toward their very first widely-available birth control option in the form of an ointment they apply to their shoulders. Dr. Stephanie Page, a professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
UW:Medicine  Page.Stephanie  !UWitM  2018  natl  MSN 
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Green gems shooting from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii as lava forms new peninsula | Fox News
After weeks of spewing ash and lava, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is now shooting green crystals into the air. George Bergantz, a volcanologist at the UW, is quoted.
Bergantz.George  !UWitM  2018  FOX  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  volcanoes 
9 days ago
New skills build new brain architecture, research shows | WSJ
The brain’s structure can change when human beings — in this case, dyslexic children — learn a new ability. Jason Yeatman, an assistant professor of speech and hearing sciences at the UW's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, is quoted.
Yeatman.Jason  Wall.Street.Journal  !UWitM  2018  natl  Institute.Learning&Brain.Sciences  Department:Speech&Hearing.Sciences 
9 days ago
Amazon head tax reversed | NPR
Last month the Seattle city council voted unanimously for a head tax – a set fee that bigger companies would have to pay for each of their employees. The tax was meant to raise funds to address homelessness and help create more affordable housing in a city where both have become problems. Then recently that same city council changed its mind. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is interviewed.
Vigdor.Jacob  Evans.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  NPR  Marketplace 
9 days ago
Suicide rate up in all regions of Washington — but why? ‘No one is exactly sure,’ expert says | The Seattle Times
The suicide rate in Washington state has increased 19 percent compared to the period from 1999 to 2001. There are more than 1,100 suicides each year in the state. Christopher DeCou, senior fellow at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, is quoted. Forefront, a suicide-prevention center at the UW’s School of Social Work, is also mentioned.
Harborview  !UWitM  Harborview.Injury.Prevention&Research.Center  2018  regl  Seattle.Times  Forefront  suicide 
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