Solar cell printing | KIRO 7
The UW's Clean Energy Institute showed off what looks like an old printing press, but could be the future of printing solar cells. Devin MacKenzie, technical director of the UW Clean Energy Testbeds, is quoted.
KIRO  Clean.Energy.Institute  !UWitM  2017  video  MacKenzie.Devin  College:Engineering 
3 days ago
Great weather for Monday’s eclipse and the Northwest is the place to see it | KNKX
Come Monday, skies will clear over most of the region, just in time for the total eclipse. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  KNKX  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  weather  wawx 
3 days ago
Few US gun owners get training that includes suicide prevention | Reuters
About 61 percent of firearm owners in the U.S. have received formal training in handling their guns, but only one in seven say it included prevention of suicide - the number one cause of gun deaths, according to a new UW study.
Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2017  suicide  Reuters 
3 days ago
Seattle chokes as wildfire smoke from Canada blankets the Northwest | The New York Times
Government officials have cautioned people about air quality in a region that is usually known, especially at this time of year, for pristine cobalt skies. Leila Gray of UW Medicine is quoted. [This story was published Aug. 7]
Gray.Leila  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017  weather  UW:Medicine  Harborview 
3 days ago
Revisiting the relics of a fearful history, revived | Seattle Weekly
In the 1950s and early 1960s, the prospect of a nuclear bomb engulfing Puget Sound was so real that local government agencies hosted build-your-own-bomb-shelter tutorials at shopping centers. Bruce Hevly, an associate professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
Department:History  Hevly.Bruce  Seattle.Weekly  !UWitM  2017  College:Arts&Sciences 
3 days ago
How CROs are helping with health care's data problem | Forbes
As the debate over reforming the nation’s health care system rages on, there’s at least one goal all sides can agree on: bring costs down. Dr. Joseph Dieleman, assistant professor at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
Dieleman.Joseph  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  Forbes  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
Women and men die of different causes in middle age | Scientific American
What do most women and men die of? Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is referenced.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2017  Scientific.American  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
Puget Sound eclipse forecast: Long-term outlook is promising | Patch
We'll only see a 94 percent eclipse in the Puget Sound area, but we'll see less if the weather doesn't cooperate. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2017  Patch 
3 days ago
Divorce facts to know before getting married | Business Insider
To determine the factors that make divorce more likely and the effects — positive and negative — of ending your marriage, Business Insider dug into years of research on the predictors and consequences of marital dissolution. UW research is referenced.
Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences  Business.Insider  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
Opinion | The great divide: Growing up in rural Washington as a Muslim immigrant | Seattle Met
"What being an outsider taught me about race, class, and politics today," writes Hayat Norimine for Seattle Met. Mark A. Smith, a political science professor at the UW, is quoted.
Smith.Mark  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Met  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
3 days ago
Why architects should care about public health | HuffPost
There are many major societal trends for which architects can contribute health-promoting improvements: obesity, housing and social inequities, an aging population, hazardous chemical exposures, urbanization and others. Dr. Andrew L. Dannenberg, a UW affiliate professor of urban design and planning and of environmental and occupational health sciences, co-wrote this piece.
Dannenberg.Andrew  School:Public.Health  College:Built.Environments  Department:Urban.Design&Planning  Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
Solar eclipse glasses scam — how to know if your eclipse glasses are safe | Popular Mechanics
On August 21, people across the country will look up to the sky to check out a rare total solar eclipse. But they might be risking major eye damage if they're not accurately protected. Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is quoted.
VanGelder.Russell  !UWitM  2017  Popular.Mechanics  UW:Medicine  Department:Ophthalmology 
3 days ago
Eclipse eye damage: Man who hurt vision warns others | TODAY
Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, a professor of ophthalmology at UW, is interviewed about eye safety while viewing the total solar eclipse.
TODAY  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  Department:Ophthalmology  VanGelder.Russell 
3 days ago
A speedier way to catalog human cells (all 37 trillion of them) | The New York Times
There are some questions in biology that you’d think were settled long ago. For instance: How many types of cells are there in the human body? Jay Shendure, a UW geneticist, is quoted.
Shendure.Jay  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  Department:Genome.Sciences  New.York.Times 
3 days ago
Schools, camps prepare children for historic solar eclipse | CBS News
Schools and camps around the country are preparing for the solar eclipse that is now just days away. Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is quoted.
VanGelder.Russell  !UWitM  2017  CBS.News  children  Department:Ophthalmology  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
New method could allow scientists to catalog every human cell | Gizmodo
Being able to quickly classify lots of cells quick and efficiently has been a difficult task, and previous methods have required looking at one cell at a time. But a team of UW researchers have devised a method to quickly and cheaply determine subtle differences between the different types of cells in an organism.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Department:Genome.Sciences  Gizmodo 
3 days ago
White supremacy on campuses: Moral crisis for higher education? | To The Point
Last weekend's deadly violence at the University of Virginia is a wake-up-call for leaders of higher education. UW President Ana Mari Cauce was a guest on this episode of "To The Point," a nationally syndicated public radio show.
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Cauce.Ana.Mari  Race&Equity.Initiative 
3 days ago
Innovator of the Month: UW spin-off WiBotic wirelessly charges drones and robots | Puget Sound Business Journal
Puget Sound Business Journal's Innovator of the Month features leaders whose creative ideas are transforming the way business gets done. A small company formed by a professor and student at the University of Washington is featured this month.
!UWitM  2017  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  Smith.Joshua  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Engineering 
3 days ago
That song on your smartphone could be a spy (and not just about your musical tastes) | KUOW
Smart devices like your phone or tablet could be used to track your movements. A group of computer science researchers at the University of Washington recently demonstrated this.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  KUOW  students  Nandakumar.Rajalakshmi  Kohno.Tadayoshi 
3 days ago
Letter to the editor | Drug-use deaths: Fund treatment | The Seattle Times
"The University of Washington’s recent report on drug-use deaths underscores the urgency of improving our response and services for those struggling with substance use," writes a Seattle Times reader.
drugs  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
Your solar eclipse questions answered | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to Erika Harnett, research associate professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, about all things solar eclipse. 
Harnett.Erika  KUOW  !UWitM  2017  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment 
3 days ago
UW researchers working to revolutionize power production | Q13
In the not-too-distant future, nearly every backpack, gizmo, hoodie, roofing shingle and awning over your back deck might all be able to generate electricity thanks to technology coming out of the UW Clean Energy Institute test beds.
Clean.Energy.Institute  !UWitM  2017  Q13  MacKenzie.Devin  Schwartz.Daniel 
3 days ago
One-third of Seattle drivers 'crusing' for parking, rides, study finds | KING 5
More than one-third of drivers in Seattle are either searching for parking or are ridesharing drivers waiting for ride assignments. That's according to a study by a group of University of Washington students looking at traffic sensor data.
KING  !UWitM  2017  students  eScience.Institute  Data.Science.Social.Good 
3 days ago
Pediatricians say Florida hurt sick kids to help big GOP donors | CNN
In the spring and summer of 2015, the state of Florida switched more than 13,000 children out of a highly respected program called Children's Medical Services, or CMS, a part of Florida Medicaid. Dr. John Neff, professor emeritus of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Neff.John  Department:Pediatrics  CNN  UW:Medicine  health  children 
3 days ago
Analysis | When white supremacists strike, police don’t always strike back | The Washington Post
"Law enforcement has been at the heart of the government’s uneasy relationship with white supremacist groups since the 1960s," writes Dan Berger, associate professor of comparative ethnic studies at UW Bothell.
Berger.Dan  UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2017  politics  race  Washington.Post  opinion.analysis 
3 days ago
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high | The Seattle Times
The rate of teen girls who committed suicide is double what it was in 2007, and the highest in 40 years for that age group. James Mazza, a UW professor of education, is quoted. Aimee Chou, spokeswoman for UW-based Forefront, is also quoted.
Chou.Aimee  Seattle.Times  Forefront  !UWitM  2017  Mazza.James  College:Education  suicide 
3 days ago
UW researchers discover how to hack into smartphones and TVs to track body movements | GeekWire
Researchers from the UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering have discovered a way to use the speakers and microphones built into smart devices — like phones, televisions and voice-controlled speakers — as surveillance tools.
!UWitM  2017  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gollakota.Shyam  students  Kohno.Tadayoshi 
4 days ago
UW gets funds to send you alerts about earthquakes | seattlepi.com
The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities, including the UW, and a nonprofit to help bolster early warning systems for earthquakes along the West Coast.
shakealert  !UWitM  2017  seattlepi.com  College:Environment  PNSN  earthquakes 
4 days ago
Ancient carnivorous dread-possum is upending the history of mammals | Gizmodo
The fossilized skull and skeleton of a cat-sized metatherian carnivore were unearthed and collected from the Uzunçarşıdere Formation in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region by researchers from the UW and the UK’s University of Salford.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2017  Department:Anthropology  UW:Medicine  Department:Pediatrics  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 days ago
Astrologers agree: The eclipse is bad news for Trump | The Stranger
If the eclipse is a big deal in the astronomical world, it's just as big a deal in the astrological one. Julianne Dalcanton, an astrophysicist at the UW, is quoted.
Dalcanton.Julianne  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  The.Stranger  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 days ago
Experts answer your burning questions about the 2017 solar eclipse | The Seattle Times
On Tuesday, The Seattle Times asked for your questions about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and put them to its expert panel, which included UW astrophysicist Sarah Tuttle.
Tuttle.Sarah  Department:Astrophysics  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 days ago
Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015 | Yahoo! News
The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Theo Vos, a professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2017  Department:Global.Health  School:Public.Health  AFP  Vos.Theo 
4 days ago
Nearly 4 million worldwide die each year from asthma, COPD | US News
Two major chronic lung diseases — asthma and COPD — kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report finds. Theo Vos, a professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.
US.News  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  Department:Global.Health  School:Public.Health  UW:Medicine  Vos.Theo 
4 days ago
Three Arlington police officers sickened; fentanyl-laced heroin may be cause | KIRO-TV
Three Arlington police officers had to be rushed to the Emergency Room at Cascade Valley Hospital on Monday after a drug-bust in a motel room near I-5 on State Route 530. Caleb Banta-Green, a UW drug researcher. is quoted.
Banta-Green.Caleb  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  !UWitM  2017  drugs  KIRO  UW:Medicine 
4 days ago
Virginia clashes draw attention to anti-fascist movement | Voa News
The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement. Mark Smith, political science professor at the UW, is quoted.
Smith.Mark  !UWitM  2017  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  politics  Voa.News 
4 days ago
University of Washington students use CovertBand to hack into personal devices, track movements | UPI
Computer science students at the University of Washington have found a way to remotely hack into people's personal devices, such as cell phones and smart TV's, to track individual movement.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gollakota.Shyam  !UWitM  2017  UPI 
4 days ago
Poor, minority families often left out of education discussions | The Spokesman-Review
One year ago, Danielle Anderson didn’t own a car. That meant the single Spokane mother of two autistic children was rarely able to attend events at her children’s schools. Ann Ishimaru, an assistant professor of education at the UW, is quoted.
Ishimaru.Ann  College:Education  !UWitM  2017  Spokesman.Review 
4 days ago
Heroin-related overdose deaths rise in Yakima County | yakimaherald.com
While overdose deaths in Yakima County have held steady for several years, heroin was a factor in nearly 1 in 5 of those deaths last year. A report from the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is mentioned.
Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  Banta-Green.Caleb  Yakima.Herald  drugs 
4 days ago
France’s climate science grants want to make the planet great again — and thousands have applied | Fast Company
France’s response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord was to offer safe harbor for scientists and entrepreneurs who might lose funding in the U.S. For worried Americans, it might be a good deal. Dennis Hartmann, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Hartmann.Dennis  !UWitM  2017  Fast.Company  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
4 days ago
The new war on birth control | Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard Magazine reports on how a segment of the Christian Right is co-opting the women's rights movement to fight contraceptives in Africa. Renee Heffron, assistant professor of global health and epidemiology at the UW, is mentioned.
PS.Mag  !UWitM  2017  women  Heffron.Renee  School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health  Department:Epidemiology 
4 days ago
Want to fire a professor for sexual harassment? It's going to take a while | Buzzfeed
Academic tenure was designed to guarantee free speech in classrooms and protect faculty members from unfair dismissal, but critics say the system also protects professors who grope students. The dismissal of a UW tenured professor is mentioned.
Buzzfeed  !UWitM  2017  Katze.Michael  UW:Medicine 
4 days ago
Prof. David Bachman discusses the latest developments in the US-North Korea standoff | KOMO Radio
David Bachman, Asia foreign policy expert and UW international studies professor, was interviewed by KOMO Radio to discuss the latest signs indicating that the U.S. and North Korea are taking steps to diffuse the tension following mutual declarations that suggested a military confrontation.
Bachman.David  !UWitM  2017  Jackson.School.International.Studies  KOMO  politics 
4 days ago
Study: Probiotics can help trees clean up toxic waste | OPB
Humans like their yogurt and new UW research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.
Doty.Sharon  !UWitM  2017  OPB  Earth.Fix  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
5 days ago
Overweight Asian Americans seen as more American | Voa News
What does an American look like? Nearly 1,300 Americans, mostly college students, were asked that question for a recent UW study. The most surprising answer was how people saw Asian Americans.
Voa.News  !UWitM  2017  Department:Psychology  Cheryan.Sapna 
5 days ago
Social media fallout after Charlottesville | KING 5
KING 5's Elisa Hahn spoke with Hanson Hosein, director of the UW's Communications Leadership Program, about a social media campaign that is "outing" people who attended the right-wing rally in Charlottesville.
KING  !UWitM  2017  Hosein.Hanson  Department:Communications  politics 
5 days ago
Satellites and SMS help Pakistan's farmers with smart irrigation | The Third Pole
Using data from NASA, Pakistan’s water research agency is sending rain forecasts to 10,000 farmers, helping them to irrigate more efficiently and increase their crop yields. Faisal Hossain, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Hossain.Faisal  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering 
5 days ago
Grade inflation in suburban schools hurts poor kids | The Atlantic
Middle-class high-schoolers aren’t getting any smarter, but their GPAs are rising — and that’s pushing their poor peers further behind. Philip Ballinger, the associate vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions at the UW, is quoted.
Ballinger.Philip  !UWitM  2017  admissions  The.Atlantic 
5 days ago
Paralyzed man building a fully automated life | CNN
Tom Nabarro, who is wheelchair-bound, is a software engineer who knows and understands that technology can assist him as part of his everyday. Steve Perlmutter, a research associate professor of physiology and biophysics at the UW, is quoted.
CNN  !UWitM  2017  Perlmutter.Steve  UW:Medicine 
5 days ago
New security worry: DNA-borne malware | EE Times
University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that biohackers, using widely available tools, could embed malware in synthesized strands of deoxyribonucleic acid that would allow them to take over the computer analyzing the DNA.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  genetics&dna  EE.Times 
5 days ago
Uber settles with FTC again, this time over 2014 privacy breach | WIRED
Uber on Tuesday agreed to improve its privacy and security practices and to allow outsiders to monitor its progress for 20 years. A recent paper by University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo is referenced.
Calo.Ryan  School:Law  !UWitM  2017  WIRED 
5 days ago
Seattle Astronomical Society event: Advice from eclipse chaser | KING 5
The Seattle Astronomical Society is inviting the public for a talk Wednesday night at the UW's Physics/Astronomy Auditorium called the "Tales from the Dark Side: Eclipse Lessons Learned."
KING  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astronomy  Department:Physics 
5 days ago
UW gets in on $4.9 million boost for ShakeAlert earthquake warning system | GeekWire
The University of Washington and six other research institutions will benefit from $4.9 million in funding from the U.S. Geological Survey for the ShakeAlert earthquake warning system.
shakealert  College:Environment  PNSN  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire  earthquakes 
5 days ago
This is the most efficient way to keep your teeth clean — without brushing them | Reader's Digest
There's a more foolproof way to avoid frequent visits to the dentist's office. Dr. Philippe Hujoel, professor of oral health services at the UW, is quoted.
Readers.Digest  !UWitM  2017  School:Dentistry  UW:Medicine  health 
5 days ago
University of Washington receives part of $4.9M in funding from US Geological Survey for ShakeAlert early earthquake warning system | Puget Sound Business Journal
The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded more than $4.9 million to the University of Washington and five other universities to help convert the West Coast “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning system into a full-scale public alert system.
shakealert  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  PNSN  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal 
5 days ago
Eclipse forecast growing more certain for observers in Pacific Northwest | The Olympian
Yes, it seems more likely you can buy those eclipse glasses with confidence and you’ll actually get to see something in the Northwest. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  The.Olympian  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wawx  weather 
5 days ago
Light drinkers may have lesser risk of fatal heart disease | UPI
Light to moderate drinking can lower your overall risk of premature death and, specifically, your odds of dying from heart disease, a new study reports. Dr. Eugene Yang, a clinical associate professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Yang.Eugene  UPI  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
5 days ago
Giving trees probiotics can help clean up superfund sites | Atlas Obscura
Scientists have now developed a new approach for getting trichloroethylene out of soil. Sharon Doty, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Doty.Sharon  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  !UWitM  2017  Atlas.Obscura 
5 days ago
How understanding what killed the dinosaurs can help us prepare for climate change | Here & Now
There have been five mass extinction events in the history of the Earth. UW paleontologist Peter Ward is quoted.
Ward.Peter  !UWitM  2017  WBUR  NPR  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
5 days ago
Google buys startup that turns smartphones into health diagnostic tools | The Verge
Google has bought Senosis Health, a startup that turns smartphones into medical devices and collects various health stats. The company was co-founded by Shwetak Patel, UW professor of computer science and engineering.
The.Verge  !UWitM  2017  Patel.Shwetak  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  startup 
6 days ago
Got questions about the solar eclipse happening Aug. 21? We’ve got answers | The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times has assembled an expert panel to answer questions about the upcoming "Great American Eclipse" on Facebook at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. University of Washington astrophysicist Sarah Tuttle will be a panelist.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  Department:Astrophysics  College:Arts&Sciences  Tuttle.Sarah 
6 days ago
Editorial | Late Tacoma bank CEO Melanie Dressel leaves $1 million leadership legacy | The News Tribune
"The death of Melanie Dressel, longtime president and CEO of Tacoma’s Columbia Bank, was sudden and sad," writes The News Tribune Editorial Board. One of her legacies will be the Center for Women’s Leadership at UW Tacoma.
UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2017  TNT  Dressel.Melanie 
6 days ago
As KeyArena moves forward, UW study boosting Sodo gains traction | Q13 FOX News
Before Sonics faithful and Sodo arena lovers rejoice over UW professor Justin Marlowe’s findings, you might want to talk to him. His study found the city of Seattle could rake in three times the amount of tax revenue from Sodo compared to KeyArena.
Q13  !UWitM  2017  Marlowe.Justin  Evans.School 
6 days ago
Seattle, you may be electing a woman mayor, but you haven't reached gender equity | KUOW
Bill Radke talks with UW professor Cate Goethals and political strategist Cathy Allen about gender equity in politics and business.
Goethals.Cate  !UWitM  2017  Foster.School.Business  KUOW 
6 days ago
How should we react to protests by white nationalists? | KUOW
Bill Radke speaks with UW political science professor Chris Parker and Pastor Priscilla Paris Austin of Immanuel Lutheran Church in South Lake Union about their reaction to the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia and similar protests here in Seattle over the weekend.
Parker.Christopher  !UWitM  2017  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  KUOW  politics 
6 days ago
Quantum internet is 13 years away — wait, what's quantum internet? | WIRED
A year ago this week, Chinese physicists launched the world’s first quantum satellite. UW physicist and electrical engineer Kai-Mei Fu is quoted.
Fu.Kai-Mei  !UWitM  2017  WIRED  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Physics 
6 days ago
Tidal locking of exoplanets more common than thought | MSN
Rory Barnes, an astronomer at the UW, argues that every potentially habitable planet that will be discovered by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — NASA’s next planet-hunting satellite — will likely be tidally locked with its star.
MSN  !UWitM  2017  Barnes.Rory  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy 
6 days ago
UW gets federal money to boost early-warning system for West Coast earthquakes | The Seattle Times
The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities, including the UW, and a nonprofit to help advance an early warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  AP  PNSN  shakealert  College:Environment 
6 days ago
Paul Allen’s AI institute expands startup incubator after successful artificial intelligence spinouts | GeekWire
Paul Allen’s artificial intelligence experts are aiming to generate a new wave of AI startups in Seattle. Jacob Colker, lecturer of entrepreneurship in the UW Foster School of Business, is quoted.
Colker.Jacob  GeekWire  Foster.School.Business  Buerk.Center.Entrepreneurship  !UWitM  2017  startup 
6 days ago
Allen-backed AI2 incubator aims to connect AI startups with world-class talent | TechCrunch
You can’t swing a cat these days without hitting some incubator or accelerator, or a startup touting its artificial intelligence chops — but for some reason, there are few if any incubators focused just on the AI sector. Seattle’s Allen Institute for AI is doing just that. UW professor Oren Etzioni is quoted.
Etzioni.Oren  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Tech.Crunch 
6 days ago
Review: South Sound exhibits explore contemporary art with ancient roots | The Seattle Times
Contemporary Northwest Coast indigenous artists are developing their own expressions out of the age-old traditions of their ancestors. Two South Puget Sound museums are currently hosting exhibits that explore these expressions. Work by UW professor Marvin Oliver is featured.
Oliver.Marvin  School:Art  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:American.Indian.Studies  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017 
6 days ago
Not your typical tech school: UW, Chinese university partner on Bellevue program | The Seattle Times
A new graduate institute in technology, a partnership with the University of Washington and one of the leading universities in China, will open in September.
GIX  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  innovation  Cauce.Ana.Mari 
6 days ago
Renton votes against King County’s proposed safe injection sites | KIRO-TV
The Renton City Council voted against having a location for King County’s proposed safe injection sites. Caleb Banta-Green, a UW drug researcher. is quoted.
Banta-Green.Caleb  !UWitM  2017  KIRO  drugs  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  UW:Medicine 
6 days ago
David Horsey | Racist extremists, not 'many sides,' brought terror to Charlottesville | LA Times
Columnist and cartoonist David Horsey recounts the violence that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
Los.Angeles.Times  !UWitM  2017  Cauce.Ana.Mari  politics  race 
6 days ago
Race relations in America: Where are we? | KOMO
President Donald Trump is saying that "racism is evil" as he condemns the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "criminals and thugs." KOMO Radio interviews Christopher Parker, UW political science professor, about the comments and race relations in America today.
KOMO  !UWitM  2017  race  Parker.Christopher  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
7 days ago
New Mexico company licenses innovative solar panel technology from two Washington universities | GeekWire
Groundbreaking solar panel technology developed at two Washington universities, including the UW, has been licensed by a company out of Los Alamos, N.M., and could signal a shift in the way energy is collected from the sun.
CoMotion  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire 
7 days ago
Can an app help kids focus? | ParentMap
This "non-app app" promises to help kids get calm and creative. The UW College of Education is mentioned.
College:Education  !UWitM  2017  Parent.Map  education 
7 days ago
UW president recalls 1979 death of brother | Q13
The violence in Charlottesville this past weekend struck a deeply personal and painful cord for the president of the UW. Ana Mari Cauce issued a statement Monday saying the weekend was difficult for all who believe in justice and equity. [This AP story appeared in dozens of outlets]
AP  Q13  !UWitM  2017  Cauce.Ana.Mari 
7 days ago
UW president reveals personal story in wake of Charlottesville violence | KING 5
Following protests by white supremacists and counter-protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, UW President Ana Mari Cauce posted this personal account about her previous experience dealing with some of the groups involved.
KING  !UWitM  2017  Cauce.Ana.Mari  politics 
7 days ago
Options vanishing for second King County safe injection site | MyNorthwest.com
When Seattle and King County health officials proposed two safe injection sites for the region to reduce the rising number of drug overdoses, it was immediately obvious that one would be in Seattle. Caleb Banta-Green, a professor and drug-abuse researcher at the UW, is quoted.
Banta-Green.Caleb  !UWitM  2017  KIRO  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  UW:Medicine  drugs 
7 days ago
Google bought Seattle based health monitoring startup to | Business Insider
GeekWire reports that Google has acquired Senosis, a Seattle-based startup co-founded by UW professor Shwetak Patel that's been making mobile apps to identify and monitor health conditions without the need for additional hardware.
Business.Insider  Patel.Shwetak  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017 
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Google buys Senosis app-based health diagnosis firm | Fortune
Google has reportedly bought a healthcare startup called Senosis Health, which claims to use the existing functions of smartphones to diagnose various ailments. The company was co-founded by Shwetak Patel, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW.
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