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4.2 quake rattles Kitsap Peninsula | KOMO
A 4.2 quake rattled the Kitsap Peninsula Wednesday evening. Bill Steele, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the UW, is quoted.
PNSN  !UWitM  2017  earthquakes  KOMO  Steele.Bill 
1 hour ago
Gone but not forgotten: how ancient Neanderthal genes still affect modern people | The Verge
DNA inherited from Neanderthals affects which of our genes are turned on or off, according to a new UW study published. Joshua Akey, professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Genome.Sciences  !UWitM  2017  The.Verge  Akey.Joshua  UW:Medicine  genetics&dna 
2 hours ago
Apple expands in Microsoft's backyard | CNBC
Apple is growing its team in Seattle by creating a new hub for artificial intelligence research. Apple's expansion will also bolster a relationship with researchers at the University of Washington, which on Thursday announced a $1 million endowment.
CNBC  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  Guestrin.Carlos 
2 hours ago
Righting history: Every month is Black History Month at BlackPast.org | The Seattle Times
UW professor Quintard Taylor is blowing students’ minds in class and with his website devoted to black history.
BlackPast.org  !UWitM  2017  Taylor.Quintard  Seattle.Times  Black.History.Month 
2 hours ago
Apple's Turi acquisition funds new $1M UW professorship in AI and machine learning | GeekWire
A new $1 million endowed professorship, made possible by Apple’s acquisition of Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi last year, will give the UW Computer Science & Engineering department a chance to attract more top talent in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire  Guestrin.Carlos  Lazowska.Ed 
2 hours ago
Exclusive: Apple expanding its Seattle engineering center, making a big bet on artificial intelligence | GeekWire
Apple is seeking deeper connections with the UW and others in the community as it continues to build its presence in the city.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  Guestrin.Carlos 
2 hours ago
Bionic Leaf project that can 'make food out of thin air' receives $100,000 Amazon Catalyst grant | GeekWire
Mark Minie, a UW affiliate assistant professor of bioengineering, is lead investigator for Bionic Leaf, a system that uses solar power and bacteria to make food out of carbon dioxide.
Minie.Mark  !UWitM  2017  Department:Bioengineering  College:Engineering  GeekWire 
2 hours ago
Learning to love our robot co-workers | The New York Times
The most important frontier for robots is not the work they take from humans but the work they do with humans — which requires learning on both sides. Siddhartha Srinivasa, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Srinivasa.Siddhartha  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  New.York.Times 
2 hours ago
Opinion | Runstad Center molds tomorrow’s real estate leaders | Daily Journal of Commerce
"The next generation of leaders will engage our values and develop solutions that we cannot conceive of today," writes former director of the UW Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies Peter Orser.
Runstad:Center  !UWitM  2017  Daily.Journal.Commerce  Orser.Peter 
2 hours ago
Herpes-autism pregnancy link may be overstated, experts say | CNN
A herpes flare-up during early pregnancy doubles the odds of a woman giving birth to a child who is later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Wednesday. Amalia Magaret, a research professor of laboratory medicine at the UW who was not involved in the research, is quoted.
Magaret.Amalia  UW:Medicine  CNN  !UWitM  2017 
3 hours ago
Nearby star hosts 7 Earth-size planets | Scientific American
Astronomers say at least three of the seven worlds recently discovered may be habitable, and could be studied for signs of life within a decade. Rory Barnes, an astronomer at the UW, is quoted.
Barnes.Rory  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  Scientific.American  exoplanets 
3 hours ago
How gross is going barefoot in a locker room shower? | Vice
Do you go into the locker room shower barefoot? UW School of Public Health professor Marilyn Roberts says she never would.
VICE  !UWitM  2017  Roberts.Marilyn  School:Public.Health  UW:Medicine 
yesterday
Get ready for new neighbors! Seattle 'upzones' U-District while region prepares for more growth | Q13 FOX News
Bigger and taller buildings are now in store for parts of the University District. UW student Brian Lee is quoted.
students  Q13  development  !UWitM  2017 
yesterday
The emerging challenge of 'fake data' | Forbes
Private equity, corporations and academic institutions are pouring billions of dollars into an ever-expanding universe of big data firms with services, hardware, software and course offerings. A UW course on "Calling BS" is referenced.
Forbes  !UWitM  2017  Information.School  Department:Biology  West.Jevin  Bergstrom.Carl 
yesterday
Inside the fight to bring parole back to state of Washington | Seattle Weekly
Nearly 3,000 people are serving life sentences in Washington prisons. Should they be offered a chance at freedom? A 2015 UW study is referenced.
Seattle.Weekly  !UWitM  2017  Law.Society&Justice.Program 
yesterday
New report: 80 percent of Washington’s novice teachers still in class after five years | The Seattle Times
In a new report about the state’s 60,000 teachers, University of Washington researchers found that just a fifth of new teachers leave within five years in the profession.
College:Education  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  Plecki.Margaret 
yesterday
Why Trump's immigration crackdown could sink US home prices | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump’s immigration policies threaten to crack a foundation of the American economy: the residential real estate market. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is quoted.
Vigdor.Jacob  !UWitM  2017  Bloomberg  Evans.School 
yesterday
Seattle City Council approves U-District ‘upzoning’ | KIRO TV
The Seattle City Council approved the University District upzone Tuesday evening. Sally Clark, director of UW regional and community relations, is quoted.
Clark.Sally  !UWitM  2017  KIRO  development 
yesterday
UW president's Cuban roots steers her outlook | KING 5
While UW President Ana Mari Cauce's Cuban roots aren't a secret, being on the ground KING 5 gained some insight into how coming from Cuba and being a Cuban exile may influenced her outlook. 
KING  !UWitM  2017  Cauce.Ana.Mari 
yesterday
Kellye Testy, dean of UW law school, to step down | The Seattle Times
Kellye Testy, the first woman to serve as dean at the Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law, is stepping down from her post at the UW.
Testy.Kellye  !UWitM  2017  School:Law  Seattle.Times 
yesterday
5 speaking habits that make you seem smarter: How to sound confident — even when you're not | Mic
Speaking to large groups (or even small ones) can be really hard. When you're in front of an audience, everything you do matters — from how you look, to how inspiring your words sound. Matt McGarrity, communication lecturer at the UW, is quoted.
McGarrity.Matt  Department:Communications  !UWitM  2017  Mic 
yesterday
Gene therapy saves puppies from a fatal disease — and maybe us next | Vocativ
An experimental treatment repairs a genetic mutation that causes deadly muscle wasting in both humans and dogs. Dr. Martin Childers, a researcher at UW Medicine, is quoted.
Childers.Martin  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Vocativ 
yesterday
Opinion | State should pass parental leave | The Olympian
"As students at the University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Public Health, we are concerned about the lack of paid parental leave in Washington state," write Kyleen Luhrs, Alee Perkins, Rachel Shaffer, Kelsey Sholund, Manahil Siddiqi and Rebecca Wu.
students  School:Public.Health  The.Olympian  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
yesterday
How medical marijuana can help reduce the opioid crisis | The Fiscal Times
In the midst of an opioid crisis, some medical practitioners and researchers believe that greater use of marijuana for pain relief could result in fewer people using the highly addictive prescription painkillers that led to the epidemic. Dr. Jane Ballantyne, director of the UW Pain Fellowship, is quoted.
Ballantyne.Jane  Fiscal.Times  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  drugs  marijuana 
yesterday
Testosterone therapy may have benefits, but risks too | US News
Testosterone treatment can boost bone density and reduce anemia in older men with low levels of the hormone, but it might also open the door to future heart risks, a new set of trials suggests. Dr. Bradley Anawalt, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Anawalt.Bradley  !UWitM  2017  US.News  Health.News  UW:Medicine 
yesterday
Brain scans could identify if baby sibling could also develop autism | Business Insider
In a new study, scientists used magnetic resonance imaging to study children's brains. They found biomarkers that identified infants who would later be diagnosed with autism. Annette Estes, director of the UW Autism Center, is quoted.
Estes.Annette  !UWitM  2017  autism  Autism.Center  Business.Insider  children 
yesterday
Jay Inslee for president? Governor’s profile is on the rise | The Seattle Times
Along with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Gov. Jay Inslee has enjoyed multiple victory laps after the state’s legal wins in a lawsuit to block Trump’s executive order halting travel from seven mostly Muslim nations. Margaret O'Mara, associate professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
Department:History  !UWitM  2017  O'Mara.Margaret  Seattle.Times  politics 
yesterday
University offers course to help sniff out and refute 'bullshit' | Engadget
Not only is fake news everywhere, but its purveyors call genuine news fake. Luckily, there's now a course at the UW, "Calling BS in the Age of Big Data" that helps you find bad information and show others why it's bad.
Engadget  !UWitM  2017  Information.School  West.Jevin  Bergstrom.Carl  Department:Biology 
yesterday
Is Dave Reichert getting a bit comfy in his district? | Crosscut
Congressman Dave Reichert has refused to hold any public meetings since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, despite demands for meetings from a growing number of his constituents. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Smith.Mark  !UWitM  2017  Department:Political.Science  Crosscut  politics 
yesterday
Air pollution causes 4.2 million premature deaths around the world | Fast Company
In 2015, ambient pollution was the fifth leading cause of death worldwide, according to a major new report. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW was one of the report's authors.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2017  Fast.Company  health 
yesterday
Language lessons start in the womb | The New York Times
New research is teasing out more of the profoundly miraculous process of language learning in babies. And it turns out that even more is going on prenatally than previously suspected. Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the UW's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, are featured.
Institute.Learning&Brain.Sciences  !UWitM  2017  Kuhl.Patricia  New.York.Times 
yesterday
Valerie Curtis-Newton and Sheila Klein receive Artist Trust's innovator award | The Stranger
Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of performance, acting and directing at the UW School of Drama, was awarded $25,000 by winning the Artist Trust's 2017 Arts Innovator Award.
Curtis-Newton.Valerie  School:Drama  The.Stranger  award  !UWitM  2017 
yesterday
UW researchers help identify autism clues earlier | seattlepi.com
Researchers, including a team from the UW, used MRI scans to measure how the brains of “low-risk” infants (those with no family history of autism) compared to those of “high-risk” infants, who had at least one autistic older sibling.
seattlepi.com  !UWitM  2017  Dager.Stephen  UW:Medicine  autism 
yesterday
BS detection 101 becomes actual university subject | The Register
UW biology professor Carl Bergstrom and assistant professor at the UW's Information School Jevin West have devised the “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data” course as their small contribution to moving manure out of scholarly discourse.
The.Register  !UWitM  2017  Information.School  Department:Biology  West.Jevin  Bergstrom.Carl 
yesterday
Rainy forecast ahead, Puget Sound might break monthly record | The News Tribune
The risk for landslide remains elevated as the month inches closer to becoming the wettest February on record in the Puget Sound. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  TNT  College:Environment  wawx  !UWitM  2017 
yesterday
What racist movie inspired a protest in Seattle, and who the heck is Eddie ‘The Sheik’ Gardner? | The Seattle Times
Susan Kelleher features Quintard Taylor, a University of Washington professor, and his website, BlackPast.org, in Sunday’s Pacific NW magazine.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  BlackPast.org  Taylor.Quintard  race 
yesterday
Free trip planner helps pedestrians navigate maze of hills, curb cuts, construction | The Seattle Times
A University of Washington team has designed a free trip planner for pedestrians — one that takes into account how steep hills are and whether sidewalks have curb-ramps to make them wheelchair-accessible.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Caspi.Anat  Taskar.Center  Seattle.Times  transportation 
yesterday
‘Blob’ in Pacific Ocean ramps up ozone levels above Western US | Tech Times
The strange relation between ocean disturbances and terrestrial climate has been underscored in a new UW Bothell study.
Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2017  UW:Bothell  Tech.Times 
yesterday
On free press, Supreme Court pick at odds with Trump | The New York Times
On the campaign trail, long before he called the news media “the enemy of the American people,” President Trump pledged to curtail press freedom. “We’re going to open up those libel laws,” he said. Ronald K.L. Collins, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Collins.Ronald  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Times  School:Law  politics 
yesterday
Smartphones to become pocket doctors after scientists discover camera flash and microphone can be used to diagnose illness | The Telegraph
Smartphones will soon become mobile laboratories which can monitor bone density, calculate red blood cell levels and even predict if an asthma attack is imminent. Shwetak Patel, professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Patel.Shwetak  The.Telegraph  !UWitM  2017 
2 days ago
Colony of 1 million penguins flock to Argentina to feast on fish | Tech Times
Lured in by the unusual abundance of small fish, a colony of more than a million Magellanic penguins flocked to the Argentine peninsula before migrating elsewhere. Dee Boersma, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
Tech.Times  !UWitM  2017  Department:Biology  Boersma.Dee 
2 days ago
Feasibility study says UW Tacoma law would be an expensive proposition; officials pause plans to proceed | The News Tribune
A newly released study has found trends in law school applications and available jobs that persuaded officials to wait a few years longer than they hoped to add a law school to UW Tacoma.
UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2017  TNT 
2 days ago
Trump called the news media an ‘enemy of the American People’ — here’s a history of the term | The Washington Post
President Trump is not known for his subtlety. But even by this standard, his tweet Friday night was extreme. Trump called the news media “the enemy of the American People.” Serhiy Yekelchyk, affiliate associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the UW, is quoted.
Yekelchyk.Serhiy  !UWitM  2017  Department:Slavic.Languages  College:Arts&Sciences  Washington.Post  politics 
2 days ago
Under Trump, scientists could face more sweeping challenges than they did under George W. Bush | The Washington Post
Academics and scientists have already played a central role in the immigration debate. In Washington state’s thus far successful lawsuit over Trump’s immigration executive order, the UW attested that it had numerous students and professors who were citizens of the seven countries targeted.
Washington.Post  !UWitM  2017  immigration  politics 
2 days ago
Seattle week in review: Life sciences at risk, Keiretsu Record and more | Xconomy
Here’s a quick look at news from the Northwest innovation economy this week, including new funding for the University of Washington’s computer science and engineering expansion project.
College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Xconomy 
2 days ago
Wash. senator seeks Department of Justice intervention in local plan for safe injection sites | KIRO-TV
A Republican state senator is so opposed to King County opening safe injection sites for heroin users, he wants the Trump administration to intervene. Caleb Banta-Green, senior researcher at the UW’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
Banta-Green.Caleb  !UWitM  2017  KIRO  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  UW:Medicine  drugs 
2 days ago
Trouble with your marriage? It may be time to make a 'map' | Fox News
The divorce rate in the U.S. has been on a steady decline. John Gottman, professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted.
FOX  !UWitM  2017  Gottman.John  Department:Psychology 
2 days ago
UW's Shwetak Patel works on health-monitoring apps for Senosis startup | GeekWire
UW computer scientist Shwetak Patel’s work with sensors and smart devices has already spawned a wide range of ventures, but his latest experiments hold the promise of revolutionizing health screening worldwide.
Patel.Shwetak  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  GeekWire 
2 days ago
What are the real changes of virtual reality? | KIRO TV
Virtual reality is no longer the stuff of games; it is quickly altering the landscape of industries like health care, real estate, and tourism, and Seattle has become a virtual reality hub. A virtual reality game designed at the UW to help burn patients is referenced.
KIRO  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
2 days ago
Drones are turning civilians into an air force of citizen scientists | WIRED
Drone science is appealing to researchers. Drones are popular, and cloud storage is cheap. Britta Ricker, assistant professor of urban studies at UW Tacoma, is quoted.
Ricker.Britta  !UWitM  2017  UW:Tacoma  WIRED  drones 
2 days ago
In age of alternative facts, a scholarly course on calling out crap | Stat News
Tired of alternative facts, fake news, and breathless hyperbole? Two professors at the UW are trying to strike a blow for science. Their weapon? A new course: “Calling BS In the Age of Big Data.”
Stat.News  !UWitM  2017  Bergstrom.Carl  West.Jevin  Information.School  Department:Biology 
2 days ago
A mild and only partly rainy weekend ahead as Northwest’s wet weather heads for California | KNKX
The plume of moisture that was aimed at Western Washington earlier this week, bringing huge amounts of rain to the Northwest, is now over California. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  KNKX  wawx  !UWitM  2017 
6 days ago
Pinch me: Invasive crayfish species | Hakai Magazine
In a Washington State lake, two of the most globally invasive crayfish species are duking it out. Should we step in? Lauren Kuehne and Julian Olden, both in aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, are featured.
School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  !UWitM  2017  Hakai.Magazine  Kuehne.Lauren  Olden.Julian 
6 days ago
What Trump means for UW's new clean-energy facility | seattlepi.com
"The University of Washington has opened a new facility aimed at accelerating the clean-energy innovation – exactly the sort of thing Gov. Jay Inslee loves and President Trump isn't wild about, writes Zosha Millman for seattlepi.com.
Clean.Energy.Institute  !UWitM  2017  seattlepi.com  College:Engineering 
6 days ago
With drier conditions in the forecast, area could get a break from mudslides | The Seattle Times
This week’s spate of mudslides blocking roads and railroad tracks might end soon, as drier conditions give soggy soil a chance to drain. David Montgomery, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted.
Montgomery.David  !UWitM  2017  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  Seattle.Times  landslides 
6 days ago
UW testbeds touted as an asset to Northwest cleantech innovators | Xconomy
Part of the UW Clean Energy Institute, the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds offer researchers, startup companies, and established businesses state-of-the art equipment to test, build, and validate new technologies.
Xconomy  !UWitM  2017  Clean.Energy.Institute  College:Engineering 
6 days ago
Florist discriminated against gay couple, Washington Supreme Court rules | The New York Times
A florist who refused to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding cannot claim religious belief as a defense under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, Washington’s high court said Thursday. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017  Kelley.Peter  Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law 
6 days ago
How an advocate got the NRA to collaborate on preventing gun suicides | KUOW
Bill Radke speaks with Jennifer Stuber, an associate professor at the UW and co-founder of Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention. February 16 is Suicide Prevention Education Day and Stuber has worked with the Washington legislature to try and craft bills to help prevent suicide.
waleg  !UWitM  2017  Stuber.Jennifer  Forefront  suicide  KUOW 
6 days ago
Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change | CNN
The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages. Dr. Howard Frumkin, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
CNN  !UWitM  2017  School:Public.Health  Frumkin.Howard  Climate.Change 
6 days ago
The Atticus Effect: Has Trump made attorneys popular again? | MyNorthwest.com
Two lawyers, former students of UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy, were applauded by diners after telling Testy that they were the duo that stopped immigration authorities from deporting legal immigrants at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
School:Law  !UWitM  2017  Testy.Kellye  alumni  KIRO 
6 days ago
Surge in drug price won’t pose threat to heroin overdose patients in Washington | The Spokesman-Review
A dramatic price increase for one form of an opioid overdose reversal drug has some people concerned, but Washington health and law enforcement agencies said it’s not affecting their ability to provide care. Susan Kingston, program coordinator for the UW's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
Kingston.Susan  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  !UWitM  2017  Spokesman.Review  drugs  UW:Medicine 
6 days ago
Panel offers insight on how Constitution's checks and balances affect presidential power | yakimaherald.com
At Central Washington University Wednesday morning, university president James L. Gaudino said the tension on campus since the election has been “palpable.” Lisa Marshall Manheim, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Manheim.Lisa  !UWitM  2017  Yakima.Herald  School:Law 
7 days ago
Pacific Ocean 'Blob' blamed for making summer air quality worse in 2015 | KOMO
New research by meteorologists at UW Bothell found higher concentrations of ozone across much of the West Coast in the summer of 2015, especially the Northwest.
UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2017  Jaffe.Dan  KOMO  the.blob 
7 days ago
Blame the pineapple express for California’s crazy weather | BuzzFeed News
California’s five-year drought was supposed to ease in early 2016. It didn’t. This winter was supposed to be fairly dry, but the Golden State has been battered by storms. Nick Bond, research meteorologist at the UW, is quoted.
Bond.Nick  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  Buzzfeed  weather 
7 days ago
A blob in the ocean means more ozone in the air over Washington, Oregon | OPB
Remember the warm weather we had in 2014 and 2015? UW Bothell professor Dan Jaffe says that was caused by a meteorological phenomenon known as “the blob.” That blob had a surprising effect: it increased air pollution across the West.
Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2017  OPB  the.blob  UW:Bothell 
7 days ago
'The blob' in Pacific Ocean linked to spike in ozone | Live Science
A warm blob of water lurking in the Pacific Ocean in 2014 and 2015 led to a spike in ozone levels across the western U.S., new UW research suggests.
Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2017  UW:Bothell  Live.Science 
7 days ago
Seattle lab aims to speed development of clean-energy tech | seattlepi.com
The paint has barely dried on the walls at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds housed at the UW's Clean Energy Institute, but already academic researchers and startups are lining up to use the state-of-the-art facility to help speed development of their clean energy innovations.
AP  seattlepi.com  Clean.Energy.Institute  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017 
7 days ago
Former Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi gives $5M to UW's new computer science building | GeekWire
Charles and Lisa Simonyi are the latest high-profile donors to make big contributions for a second computer science building at the University of Washington.
College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  !UWitM  2017 
7 days ago
Proof that all people in power should get a good night's sleep | Quartz
A new study suggests lack of sleep makes it harder to regulate negative emotions, and could make managers and bosses more likely to lash out and be overly punitive. Christopher Barnes, professor in the UW's Foster School of Business, is quoted.
Barnes.Christopher  !UWitM  2017  Foster.School.Business  Quartz  politics 
7 days ago
Campus sexual assault: Washington students still woefully uninformed | Crosscut
Though politicians and universities across the country have recognized the problem of campus sexual assault, administrators are still working to determine the most effective policies and programs for reducing students’ vulnerability. Katie Querna, a doctoral student in social work at the UW, is quoted.
students  !UWitM  2017  School:Social.Work  Crosscut 
7 days ago
Do dads matter? UW researchers film fathers to show them they do | The Seattle Times
A University of Washington researcher has started enrolling low-income fathers in a program that involves filming their everyday moments with their children as a way to help them strengthen their parenting skills.
!UWitM  2017  College:Education  Schindler.Holly  Seattle.Times 
7 days ago
Is there anything that can help my dog live longer too? | Time
The UW's Dog Aging Project hopes to extend the length and quality of dogs' lives with a drug called rapamycin. Matt Kaeberlein, professor of pathology at the UW, is quoted.
Kaeberlein.Matt  !UWitM  2017  Dog.Aging.Project  Department:Pathology  UW:Medicine 
7 days ago
A nasty DNA patent fight just ended but experts are still confused | BuzzFeed News
Scientists and investors are giddy about CRISPR, a precision gene editing tool, but a patent fight erupted over who invented it first. Jeffrey Chamberlain, professor of neurology, medicine and biochemistry at the UW, is quoted.
Chamberlain.Jeffrey  !UWitM  2017  Buzzfeed  Department:Neurology  UW:Medicine  Department:Biochemistry 
7 days ago
Inside VICIS' Smash Lab, where a startup is tackling football head injuries | Puget Sound Business Journal
UW-startup VICIS has spent more than three years developing an impact-reduction football helmet that is expected to hit the market this spring.
Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  startup  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  VICIS 
7 days ago
Vicis' anti-concussion helmet brings game-changing technology to the gridiron | Puget Sound Business Journal
Vicis, a UW startup, developed a multi-layered football helmet called the Zero1 that is designed to deform on impact like a car bumper would.
Reinhall.Per  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  VICIS  startup  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal 
7 days ago
State to conduct 5-year study of wolf impacts | Q13 FOX News
The state has launched a study to determine how eight years of growth in the wolf population is affecting other species. The study by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Washington is scheduled to last at least five years.
AP  Q13  !UWitM  2017 
7 days ago
Winter weather lessons for Portland from Seattle | MyNorthwest.com
Seattle reportedly handled the winter snowstorm that shut down schools and government offices in early February much better than in the past. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  wawx  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  KIRO 
7 days ago
1 hour from Vancouver to Seattle? Washington state budgets $1M for high-speed rail study | CBC News
While linking Vancouver, Seattle and Portland via high-speed train is not a new idea, the project is back on the metaphorical rails after Gov. Jay Inslee set aside $1 million in his 2017-2019 state budget to study the feasibility of the infrastructure project. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  transportation  Hallenbeck.Mark  CBC  waleg 
8 days ago
Cyborgs, the University of Washington and playing God | MyNorthwest.com
Ever since science and fiction met, society has awaited the coming of the cyborgs. But so far, we remain in waiting. That might soon change, according to two University of Washington students.
KIRO  !UWitM  2017  students  College:Engineering  Department:Bioengineering  UW:Medicine 
8 days ago
​How skimping on sleep can make you more likely to get sick | Men’s Health
Sleeping too little can wreak havoc on your immune system, according to a new study in the journal Sleep. Nathaniel Watson, co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center at Harborview Medical Center, is quoted.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Watson.Nathaniel  Mens.Health 
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