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Deciphering the ‘caw-caw-caw’ of crows: biologists study bird talk | CBC Radio
UW researchers are trying to decipher what crows are cawing about at night. CBC interviews Douglas Wacker, assistant professor of biology at UW Bothell, about the team's research.
CBC  !UWitM  2017  Wacker.Douglas  UW:Bothell  crows 
2 days ago
CVS, Amazon and the ‘mass freak-out’: How tech is reshaping the healthcare industry | GeekWire
In October, something fairly normal happened: CNBC reported that Amazon might disrupt yet another industry, pharmaceuticals. The tech giant was considering selling prescription drugs online. Aaron Katz, a professor in the UW Public School of Health, is quoted.
Katz.Aaron  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire  School:Public.Health 
2 days ago
Climate change, oceans focus of Fort Worden lecture | Peninsula Daily News
Effects of low oxygen in the oceans will be explored in the next installment of the Port Townsend Marine Life Center’s lecture series, The Future of Oceans, on Sunday. Curtis Deutsch, a University of Washington associate professor of oceanography, will be featured.
Deutsch.Curtis  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Peninsula.Daily.News 
2 days ago
'My only friend is my conscience': Face to face with El Salvador's cold killer | The New York Review of Books
Angelina Godoy, director of the UW's Center for Human Rights, is interviewed about her experience of getting sensitive information stolen from her office in 2015.
Godoy.Angelina  New.York.Review  !UWitM  2017  Center.Human.Rights 
2 days ago
Colleges expand commitments to recruit underserved students | Education Week
A half-dozen colleges and universities — including the UW — have expanded their commitments or made new plans to bring more low-income students onto their campuses. The UW has committed to graduate 125 low- and middle-income students in each class cohort by 2025.
ATI  !UWitM  2017  Education.Week 
2 days ago
UW will build teacher corps for dual-language classrooms with help from $2.4 million grant | The Seattle Times
In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the UW $2.4 million to recruit and train about five dozen bilingual teachers to work in dual-language programs in South King County, Bellevue and Shoreline. UW education professors Manka Varghese and Dafney Blanca Dabach are quoted.
College:Education  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  Varghese.Manka  Blanca.Dabach.Dafney 
2 days ago
Letter to the editor | Wedding-cake case: ‘Abstract principles’ | The Seattle Times
"David Brooks’ column on the wedding-cake case doesn’t quite grasp the way the legal process deals with abstract principles," writes William Anderson, professor emeritus of law at the UW.
opinion.analysis  Anderson.William  School:Law  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017 
2 days ago
Scientists need your help rescuing 100-year-old weather records | Smithsonian
A new citizen-science project needs volunteers to digitize decades of temperature, rain and barometric data from across western Europe. Another project, called Old Weather, led by Kevin Wood of the UW, is mentioned.
Smithsonian.Magazine  Wood.Kevin  !UWitM  2017  JISAO  College:Environment 
2 days ago
How a 'dumb' plastic object with no electricity can talk to Wi-Fi | Popular Mechanics
Researchers at the University of Washington have made 3-D printed plastic objects and sensors that can communicate with other Wi-Fi devices, despite the fact that they're not even electrified. UW doctoral students Vikram Iyer and Justin Chan, and UW associate professor Shyam Gollakota, are quoted.
Popular.Mechanics  !UWitM  2017  3-D  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Iyer.Vikram  Chan.Justin  Gollakota.Shyam 
2 days ago
Stressed-out narwhals don't know whether to freeze or flee, scientists find | NPR
Narwhals — the unicorns of the sea — show a weird fear response after being entangled in nets. Scientists say this unusual reaction to human-induced stress might restrict blood flow to the brain and leave the whales addled. Kristin Laidre, a research scientist at the Polar Science Center at the UW, is quoted.
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Laidre.Kristin  Polar.science  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  College:Environment 
2 days ago
Human disturbance hits narwhals where it hurts — the heart | The Washington Post
Narwhals are demonstrating an odd reaction to perceived threats. Kristin Laidre, a researcher at the UW's Polar Science Center who was not involved in the study, is quoted.
Laidre.Kristin  !UWitM  2017  Washington.Post  Polar.science  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
2 days ago
New app can detect concussions | The Washington Post
Doctors and engineers at the University of Washington in Seattle are developing an app to simplify diagnosing concussions. Dr. Lynn McGrath, a physician in UW Medicine's neurological surgery department, is interviewed. [This video was produced by Reuters]
Washington.Post  Reuters  College:Engineering  UW:Medicine  McGrath.Lynn  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
2 days ago
David Leonhardt | A welcome college diversity push | The New York Times
There is now a pretty serious push to make colleges more economically diverse. Part of that push is called the American Talent Initiative, backed by Michael Bloomberg, and this morning it’s announcing a significant expansion. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017  Cauce.Ana.Mari 
3 days ago
UW, Seattle Children’s and Fred Hutch launch $50M Institute for Precision Medicine, using genetics to revolutionize health | GeekWire
Wednesday, three research centers in Seattle, including the UW, launched a new organization: The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine. Jay Shendure, the UW professor of genome sciences, is quoted.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences  GeekWire 
3 days ago
University of Washington’s nano institute is open for business, thanks to one giant snip | GeekWire
University of Washington officials used a scaled-up scissors this week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that celebrated scaled-down science: the opening of the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, or NanoES. Karl Böhringer, the institute’s director, is quoted.
GeekWire  College:Engineering  NanoES  !UWitM  2017  Bohringer.Karl 
3 days ago
Interior department’s Climate Science Centers persevere | High Country News
Will Badlands National Park have enough forage in the future for its bison herds? This question, and many more, are being addressed at eight regional Climate Science Centers created during the Obama administration. Amy Snover, academic director of the Northwest Climate Science Center based at the UW, is quoted.
Snover.Amy  Northwest.Climate.Science.Center  !UWitM  2017  High.Country.News  College:Environment 
3 days ago
She sang as Snow White beautifully — the audience laughed and called her ‘Snow Black’ | KUOW
Melyssa Stone and her husband Mark were interviewed by the University of Washington Center for Communication, Difference and Equity about Melyssa's experience growing up amid racial inequities.
KUOW  Center.Communication.Difference.Equity  Department:Communications  !UWitM  2017  race 
3 days ago
Engineers develop 3-D printed objects that connect to Wi-Fi and don’t even need power | Tech Times
Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a way for 3-D printed plastic objects to communicate via Wi-Fi without the help of a power source whatsoever. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is also quoted.
Iyer.Vikram  Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  students  Tech.Times  !UWitM  2017  3-D 
3 days ago
Something weird to deck the Christmas tree with: 3-D printed Wi-Fi baubles | The Register
In an effort to make objects more chatty, engineers at the UW have developed a way to create 3-D printed plastic baubles that can communicate over Wi-Fi with other devices, without batteries or electronics. The technique was developed by UW doctoral students Vikram Iyer and Justin Chan, in conjunction with UW associate professor Shyam Gollakota.
The.Register  !UWitM  2017  students  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Chan.Justin  Iyer.Vikram  Gollakota.Shyam  Department:Electrical.Engineering  3-D 
3 days ago
$500,000 for a 1-bedroom: Condo shortage worse than ever in King County | The Seattle Times
Condo prices continue to soar even faster than single-family-home costs, which kept up their historic streak last month. A UW report from last year is mentioned.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  Runstad:Center 
3 days ago
Costco co-founder and boyhood friend give $50 million for precision medicine at UW | The Seattle Times
The new Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine will be a collaboration between UW Medicine, The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s, and will work to translate cutting-edge research into improved diagnosis and therapy. Jay Shendure, the UW professor of genome sciences, is quoted.
UW:Medicine  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  Population.Health 
3 days ago
$50M gift launches Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine in tribute to late Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman | Puget Sound Business Journal
Jeff and Susan Brotman and Dan and Pam Baty have donated $50 million to combine the research strength of UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's to focus on precision medicine. Jay Shendure, the UW professor of genome sciences, is quoted.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences  Population.Health 
3 days ago
This detergent bottle talks to your Wi-Fi (and it’s actually useful) | Fast Company
Scientists at the University of Washington have engineered something that defies belief: inexpensive plastic contraptions that, despite containing no electronics or electricity, act like sensors and connect to Wi-Fi devices like your smartphone. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is also quoted.
Iyer.Vikram  Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Fast.Company  !UWitM  2017  3-D 
3 days ago
Ice-diving drones embark on risky Antarctic mission | Scientific American
This month a fleet of seven underwater robots developed by the University of Washington is heading into the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean on a risky yearlong mission.
Scientific.American  !UWitM  2017  robots  Antarctica  sea.ice  Climate.Change 
4 days ago
The creators of the IAT should get their story straight | New York Magazine
One of the major contributing factors to the replication crisis, which is centered mostly on social psychology, is human nature. Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology at the UW, and a bias test he co-created (the Implicit Association Test), are referenced.
Greenwald.Anthony  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Mag  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 days ago
These 3-D printed objects can connect to Wi-Fi through plastic, without batteries or electronics | GeekWire
Researchers from the University of Washington have developed 3-D printed plastic objects that can connect to the internet without any electronics or batteries in the object itself.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
4 days ago
Researchers 3-D print Wi-Fi connected objects that don't need power | Engadget
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way for 3-D printed plastic objects to transmit information via Wi-Fi without the help of batteries or electronics. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Engadget  Iyer.Vikram  students 
4 days ago
City considering bike lanes in Downtown Bellevue | Bellevue Reporter
Bikes lanes could be coming to Downtown Bellevue. Padraic Casserly, a student at UW's GIX, is quoted.
GIX  !UWitM  2017  students  Bellevue.Reporter 
4 days ago
Forum explores environmental, business impacts of Eagle Creek Fire | Hood River News
More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire. Jerry Franklin, a professor at University of Washington, delivered the keynote at the event.
Franklin.Jerry  College:Environment  !UWitM  2017  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  Hood.River.News 
4 days ago
Team creates 3-D printed objects that pick up Wi-Fi with no electronics | Silicon Republic
A breakthrough that enables 3-D printed objects to pick up Wi-Fi without electronics could usher in a new age of Internet of Things in the home. The breakthrough was made by a team of researchers from the University of Washington. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Silicon.Republic  3-D 
4 days ago
Researchers create 3-D printed objects that connect to Wi-Fi with no electronics | SlashGear
Researchers from the UW have announced the creation of the first 3-D printed plastic objects and sensors able to collect useful data and communicate with other Wi-Fi devices on their own.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Slash.Gear 
4 days ago
3-D printed objects connect with Wi-Fi — no electricity required | New Atlas
Researchers from the University of Washington have 3D-printed objects and sensors that are able to communicate with Wi-Fi devices such as smartphones or computers without needing to be powered by batteries or a wall socket. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017 
4 days ago
The food in your cupboard could soon be replacing itself when you run out | Huffington Post
In a world first, a team at the UW designed 3-D printed plastic objects that can connect to other devices, via WiFi. Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted. Shyam Gollakota, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is also quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  students  Iyer.Vikram  !UWitM  2017  Huffington.Post  3-D  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
4 days ago
Researchers have connected plastic 3-D-printed objects to the internet without electronics, at University of Washington | Quartz
A group of researchers at the University of Washington have created a method for 3-D printing and detecting information from plastic objects that aren’t connected to the internet themselves.
Quartz  !UWitM  2017  3-D  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
4 days ago
Do animals talk? Scientists are about to eavesdrop on crows to find out if they have conversations | Newsweek
Want to learn what crows talk about when you’re not around? You have to record them in stealth mode. In a union between fields, biologists and sound engineers at the University of Washington have come together to study crows on the roof of their science building. Shima Abadi, an audiologist at UW Bothell, is quoted.
Abadi.Shima  Newsweek  !UWitM  2017  UW:Bothell  students  crows 
4 days ago
Almost half of Canadian transgender youth avoid the doctor because they’re not comfortable talking about their health needs | Bustle
According to a new study, about half of transgender Canadian youth avoid the doctor because they're not comfortable talking about their health needs: many cite negative experiences with doctors in the past, or fear that their doctor will not know how to treat them. A UW transgender study is referenced.
TransYouth.Project  transgender  !UWitM  2017  Bustle 
4 days ago
Researchers combat gender and racial bias in artificial intelligence | Bloomberg
Companies use AI to predict everything from credit-worthiness to preferred cancer treatment. The technology has blind spots that particularly affect women and minorities. Research by UW graduate students is referenced. Dan Weld, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Bloomberg  !UWitM  2017  diversity  students  Weld.Dan  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
4 days ago
OneRadio wins first customers for receiver — and they’re security experts | GeekWire
OneRadio Corp., a University of Washington spinout that focuses on sniffing out radio signals across a wide spectrum, has signed up the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s National Security Directorate as its first customer. UW’s electrical engineering department chair Radha Poovendran is quoted.
GeekWire  startup  !UWitM  2017  CoMotion  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Engineering 
5 days ago
Practice gratitude this holiday season | KING 5
More scientists have determined there are benefits of practicing gratitude all year long. Research from John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, is referenced.
KING  video  !UWitM  2017  Gottman.John  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
5 days ago
A cafe to solve youth homelessness? UW is getting innovative | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington nursing professor Josephine Ensign about the Doorway Project, the UW's effort to address youth homelessness.
KUOW  !UWitM  2017  School:Nursing  UW:Medicine  Urban@UW  homelessness 
5 days ago
As health care gets destroyed completely, SMASH helps Seattle musicians stay healthy | Slog - The Stranger
The new tax bill that was passed on Friday contains a $25 billion cut to Medicare and abolishes the individual mandate. Recently, SMASH partnered with the Hearing, Speech, & Deaf Center and the University of Washington to provide free hearing screenings and consultations, and free custom molded ear plugs for SMASH affiliated-musicians.
The.Stranger  !UWitM  2017  Department:Speech&Hearing.Sciences 
5 days ago
Fake news: The dangerous new technology that will make us question our basic idea of reality | Quartz
U.S. President Donald Trump now denies that the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape is real. Research from UW engineers and computer scientists is referenced.
Quartz  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
5 days ago
A new weekly podcast offers an inside look at Microsoft research | Digital Trends
For a company as big as Microsoft, keeping the public informed of interesting projects and research can be a real challenge. That is why it announced a new podcast dedicated to the latest developments being made in fields like artificial intelligence and quantum computing. The first episode featured Jaime Teevan, affiliate associate professor in the UW's Information School.
Information.School  !UWitM  2017  Digital.Trends  Teevan.Jaime 
5 days ago
Tax bill will hurt grad students | KING 5
University of Washington and Washington State University presidents are saying the House Republicans' tax bill will hurt graduate students.
KING  !UWitM  2017  video  politics  students  Cauce.Ana.Mari 
6 days ago
New UW project helps homeless youth | KATU
The University of Washington launched a new effort Sunday to come up with an innovative way to combat youth homelessness.
KATU  KOMO  video  !UWitM  2017  homelessness  Urban@UW 
6 days ago
Helping homeless youth in University District | KOMO 4
he University of Washington is now joining the local effort to curb the homeless crisis. The university received a one million dollar state grant to come up with a solution for homeless youth in the area.
homelessness  video  KOMO  !UWitM  2017  Urban@UW 
6 days ago
UW's Doorway Project | KIRO 7
The University of Washington on Sunday kicked off a new project designed to help homeless teens here in Seattle.
KIRO  video  !UWitM  2017  homelessness  Urban@UW 
6 days ago
Saving our soil (part 2) | NPR
NPR talks with experts — including UW Earth and space sciences professor David Montgomery — about improving the nation's soil. [This is Part 2 of the program]
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Montgomery.David  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  radio 
6 days ago
Saving our soil (part 1) | NPR
NPR talks with experts — including UW Earth and space sciences professor David Montgomery — about improving the nation's soil. [This is Part 1 of the program]
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Montgomery.David  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  radio 
6 days ago
Opinion | Russia is now providing North Korea with internet: What that could mean for cyber warfare | Forbes
"Amid diplomatic fallout between North Korea and China, its only major trade partner, Russia is positioning itself to be a stronger North Korean ally, reaching out to provide North Korea with an internet connection," write Matthew Newton and Donghui Park, graduate students in international studies at the UW.
students  Jackson.School.International.Studies  !UWitM  2017  Forbes  opinion.analysis 
6 days ago
What draws so many Snohomish County students to UW Bothell? | HeraldNet.com
Lynnwood, Everett and Mill Creek students account for much of UW Bothell's growing enrollment.
UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2017  Everett.Herald  enrollment  students 
6 days ago
Analysis | Blue eyes, caramel wings and other crazy facts about crows | KUOW
Kaeli Swift specializes in corvid thanatology (translation: stuff crows do when they die). She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington with a knack for photography. KUOW invited her to drop some knowledge about some of our most mythologized Seattle neighbors.
KUOW  Swift.Kaeli  crows  !UWitM  2017  opinion.analysis 
6 days ago
Contaminated well water to be discussed at public meeting | South Whidbey Record
A group called Whidbey Water Keepers is hosting an informational meeting on contaminated well water Monday. Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, assistant professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Tacoma, is mentioned.
Dinglasan-Panlilio.Joyce  UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2017  South.Whidbey.Record 
6 days ago
Ask the master gardener: Global climate change effects on the Pacific NW | goskagit.com
Let’s look at the impact of global climate change on the Pacific Northwest and the Puget Sound area. The EPA and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group at the College of the Environment have each contributed to our understanding of how the Pacific Northwest will be affected in the future even though current effects are significantly less than elsewhere. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Skagit.Valley.Herald  !UWitM  2017  Mass.Cliff  Climate.Impacts.Group  Climate.Change  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
6 days ago
4 ways the Republican tax plan could harm the planet | Grist
On Friday, Senate leaders announced they had the votes to pass the tax bill. LuAnne Thompson, a professor of oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Thompson.LuAnne  Grist  !UWitM  2017  politics  College:Environment  School:Oceanography 
6 days ago
New fish species discovered 26,000 feet below surface | KING 5
University of Washington researchers have helped discover a new species of fish, which live almost as deep as Mount Everest is high. postdoctoral researcher MacKenzie Gerringer at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories, is interviewed.
KING  !UWitM  2017  Friday.Harbor.Labs  Gerringer.Mackenzie  College:Environment  Summers.Adam 
6 days ago
Why two black holes just photobombed the Andromeda galaxy | Tech Times
With the help of imagery from the Chandra X-ray Observatory in addition to ground-based optical telescopes, UW astronomers were able to notice a supermassive black hole pairing, which was initially thought to be inside Andromeda itself. UW graduate student Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein is mentioned.
Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  Tech.Times  College:Arts&Sciences 
6 days ago
Feeling rushed crossing Mercer Street on foot? Here’s why, and what Seattle is doing about it | The Seattle Times
City engineers recently reconfigured signal timing at some intersections along Mercer Street to allow pedestrians more time to cross during rush hours. Jeff Ban, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Ban.Jeff  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  College:Engineering  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017 
6 days ago
All that glitter? It’s not good, critics say | The New York Times
An alarming news item began to make the rounds in November: Glitter is not good for the environment, and some people are trying to ban it. Joel Baker, professor of environmental science at UW Tacoma, is quoted.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017  Baker.Joel  UW:Tacoma 
6 days ago
Groundwater on Mars? Salty Antarctic pond could reveal clues | Space.com
A shallow, briny pond located in the most Mars-like region on Earth is probably being fed by groundwater seeping up, rather than moisture seeping down from the atmosphere, providing clues as to what stores of liquid water, if they exist, might look like on Mars. Jonathan Toner, a geochemist at the UW, is quoted.
Space  Toner.Jonathan  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  !UWitM  2017 
6 days ago
Supermassive black holes spotted in photo of Andromeda are about to collide in megamerger | Newsweek
Two supermassive black holes recently spotted in a picture of the Andromeda galaxy are the closest orbiting pair ever discovered. UW graduate students Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein and John Ruan are quoted.
Newsweek  !UWitM  2017  Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor  Ruan.John  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
6 days ago
Opinion | Flynn's plea is bad for Trump — but he may never face any consequences | NBC News
"Flynn would not have been offered a plea on a relatively minor charge if Mueller didn’t think he had information that was valuable," writes Scott Lemieux, lecturer of political science at the UW.
Lemieux.Scott  Department:Political.Science  !UWitM  2017  politics  NBC.News  College:Arts&Sciences  opinion.analysis 
6 days ago
The rise of smart machines puts spotlight on 'robot rights' | NBC News
You probably wouldn’t have any qualms about switching off Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri — or Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana. Such entities emulate a human assistant but plainly aren't human at all. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  2017  NBC.News  School:Law  Artificial.Intelligence 
6 days ago
Opinion | Amazon HQ2 in the time of climate change | HuffPost
After the United States announced they are withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, many commentators expressed the hope that firms will be able to make up for the policy slack. One such firm is Amazon that touts its environmental credentials," write UW professors Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) and Aseem Prakash (Center for Environmental Politics).
Prakash.Aseem  Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2017  Huffington.Post  amazon  Center.Environmental.Politics  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment  opinion.analysis 
6 days ago
Now, that's deep! Mariana Trench fish lives 5 miles down | Live Science
Researchers at the UW have discovered a new species of fish, the deepest-living fish on record. Mackenzie Gerringer, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, is quoted.
Live.Science  !UWitM  2017  Gerringer.Mackenzie  Friday.Harbor.Labs  College:Environment  Summers.Adam 
9 days ago
Meet the record-breaking fish that lives 26,000 feet under the sea | Smithsonian
It’s official: the Earth now has a new deepest fish. Mackenzie Gerringer, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, is quoted.
Smithsonian.Magazine  Friday.Harbor.Labs  Gerringer.Mackenzie  Summers.Adam  Department:Biology  College:Environment  !UWitM  2017 
9 days ago
Opinion | Nuclear power and public fear in the era of climate change | The World Financial Review
"To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses a hurdle to progress in non-carbon energy in the West, while nuclear power advances elsewhere," writes Scott Montgomery, professor of international studies at the UW.
Montgomery.Scott  World.Financial.Review  !UWitM  2017  opinion.analysis  Jackson.School.International.Studies 
9 days ago
Andromeda Galaxy gets photobombed by a pair of black holes | GeekWire
Imagery from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based telescopes reveal what researchers say could be the closest-orbiting pair of supermassive black holes ever seen. Emily Levesque, assistant professor of astronomy at the UW, and UW graduate students Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein and John Ruan are quoted.
GeekWire  Levesque.Emily  Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor  Ruan.John  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
9 days ago
Environmental recovery from the Eagle Creek Fire | KOMO Radio
KOMO Radio interviews Jerry Franklin, UW professor of environmental and forest sciences, about the Columbia River Gorge's Eagle Creek Fire that happened this summer.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2017  Franklin.Jerry  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
9 days ago
First-born advantages | NPR
NPR explores new research from Stephan Siegel, professor of business at the UW, revealing that first-born children might get more attention and therefore more advantages in life.
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Siegel.Stephan  Foster.School.Business  radio 
9 days ago
Enrollment record for UW Tacoma | KIRO 7
UW Tacoma has set a new enrollment record. The university enrolled a record number of students in the fall of this year, 5,185. Enrollment has grown 4 percent since fall of 2016.
UW:Tacoma  KIRO  students  !UWitM  2017  enrollment  video 
9 days ago
Alexa roundup: Amazon improves its wish fulfillment device | Xconomy
From its earliest days, Amazon has built its business on removing the barriers between people and the things they want to buy. A UW team's recent win of Amazon's Alexa Prize is referenced.
College:Engineering  students  !UWitM  2017  Xconomy  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
9 days ago
From rescue to research: training detection dogs for conservation | Mongabay
Conservation Canines, at the University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology, uses scat-detecting dogs in combination with lab analysis to extract a variety of genetic and physiological indicators from the scat. Sam Wasser, professor of biology at the UW, is mentioned.
Wasser.Sam  Mongabay  !UWitM  2017  Department:Biology  Center.Conservation.Biology  conservation 
9 days ago
HIV diagnoses at record low in Washington | KING 5
The UW's Department of Global Health announced Thursday that HIV diagnoses in King County are at their lowest levels in over 30 years. Dr. Joanne Stekler, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health  Population.Health  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  KING  Stekler.Joanne 
9 days ago
Seattle was darker this week than during the solar eclipse | seattlepi.com
Tuesday was the darkest day in Seattle since Dec. 12, 2015, according to University of Washington atmospheric scientist Mark Albright.
seattlepi.com  !UWitM  2017  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  Albright.Mark 
9 days ago
Researchers discover extremely close supermassive black holes by surprise | Inverse
A couple of unruly black holes decided to photobomb our closest galaxy in a new image composed from X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and optical data from ground-based telescopes. UW graduate students Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein and John Ruan are quoted.
Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor  Ruan.John  Inverse  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Andromeda galaxy gets ‘photobombed’ by supermassive black hole binary in new photos | Inquisitr
A series of new photos shows the nearby Andromeda galaxy getting a “cosmic photobomb” from two supermassive black holes that might also be the closest such pairing ever observed. UW graduate students Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein and John Ruan are quoted.
Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor  Ruan.John  Inquisitr  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
9 days ago
Good news for World AIDS Day: New HIV infections in Washington dip to lowest level in 32 years | The Seattle Times
New HIV infections in Washington and King County are at record low levels, thanks to expanded testing and treatment and drugs that can prevent infection. Dr. Matthew Golden and Dr. Joanne Stekler, professors of medicine at the UW, are quoted.
Golden.Matthew  Stekler.Joanne  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  HIV  AIDS  UW:Medicine 
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Opinion | Seattle area must prepare for cyberattacks like we do for earthquakes | Puget Sound Business Journal
UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh argues that the Equifax hack is just the latest in a long line of attacks that continue to get more sophisticated. Colleges need to train students to fight these attacks.
cybersecurity  Yeigh.Wolf  UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2017  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  opinion.analysis 
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Supermassive black hole binary photobombs Andromeda galaxy, tightest pair ever seen | International Business Times
While looking for an unusual star in the nearby Andromeda galaxy, astronomers instead found a pair of supermassive black holes. Emily Levesque, assistant professor of astronomy at the UW, and UW graduate students Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein and John Ruan are quoted.
Ruan.  Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor  International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  Levesque.Emily  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy 
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A pair of giant black holes has been spotted photobombing the Andromeda galaxy | IFLScience
A group of telescopes has found a pair of giant orbiting black holes, and they’re much further away than we thought they were. Emily Levesque, assistant professor of astronomy at the UW, and UW graduate student Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein are quoted.
Levesque.Emily  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  IFL.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  Dorn-Wallenstein.Trevor 
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