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Get ready for more rain as huge atmospheric river is set to hit Puget Sound region, again | KNKX
Stormy weather that took out power for tens of thousands of residents in the Pacific Northwest this week made national headlines as The Washington Post commented on the fascinating “river in the sky” that has been dumping rain on the region. Cliff Mass, UW professor of atmospheric sciences, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  weather  wawx  KNKX  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2017 
yesterday
Filled with liquid metal, this robot skin is more sensitive than the real thing | Digital Trends
Robots capable of arming roadside bombs with human-like dexterity may soon be a reality, after UW engineers developed artificial skin that has the same sensitivity as a human hand. Jonathan Posner, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Digital.Trends  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  robots  Posner.Jonathan 
yesterday
Study refutes a big health care special interest’s talking points | HuffPost
A recently completed study by researchers at the UW shows that children and adults in Alaska Native communities served by dental therapists had significantly better oral health outcomes than people in communities not served by them. Dr. Donald Chi, associate professor of oral health sciences at the UW, is featured.
School:Dentistry  Huffington.Post  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Chi.Donald  Department:Oral.Health.Sciences 
yesterday
Lab-on-a-chip tech uses smartphone to diagnose infectious diseases | RD Mag
A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and UW Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care. David Hirschberg, professor of science and mathematics at UW Tacoma is mentioned.
UW:Tacoma  RD.Mag  !UWitM  2017  Hirschberg.David 
yesterday
Elon Musk ‘right to be concerned’ about AI, Google CEO says | Inverse
Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks Elon Musk has a point about A.I. Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2017  Inverse 
yesterday
It costs only $1,000 for someone to track your every move | Mic
Research from the University of Washington shows how anyone can track what apps you use and where you’ve been — for just $1,000.
Mic  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
yesterday
Record-breaking rain making up for lost time in Western Washington | The News Tribune
The rain broke records Wednesday and it’s not done yet. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  TNT  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wawx  weather 
yesterday
Colorado Springs not a bidder for second Amazon headquarters | Colorado Springs Gazette
Amazon won't build its second headquarters in Colorado Springs - all eight sites submitted in Colorado's bid to the online shopping giant are in the Denver area. Margaret O'Mara, a University of Washington professor of history, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  Colorado.Springs.Gazette  !UWitM  2017 
yesterday
Creeps can cheaply track your location in real time with online ads | Mashable
In a recently published paper, researchers at the University of Washington demonstrate that practically anyone can spend a little cash and track, in relatively real time, the location of a human target.
Mashable  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
yesterday
3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun every day, study finds | South China Morning Post
As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, a UW study said on Thursday. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor of epidemiology at the UW, is quoted. [This AFP story appeared in several outlets]
AFP  South.China.Morning.Post  !UWitM  2017  Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  School:Public.Health  Department:Epidemiology  UW:Medicine 
yesterday
3 million Americans say they carry handguns every day | US News
About 3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun with them on a daily basis, a new survey reveals. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, UW epidemiology professor, is quoted.
Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  !UWitM  2017  School:Public.Health  UW:Medicine  US.News  Health.News 
yesterday
Opinion | Wildfires in California: Wildfire preparation ideas | Fortune
"'Are we done with wildfires around here?' a 6th-grade student asked me in 2015 as we sat around a campfire one wet September day and discussed our most recent summer of wildfires. As a fire ecologist for the UW and a full-time resident of a small community in eastern Washington, I hesitated," writes Susan Prichard.
Prichard.Susan  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  Fortune  !UWitM  2017  wildfire 
yesterday
3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every single day, study finds | The Washington Post
Roughly 3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every day, primarily for protection, according to a new analysis of a national survey of gun owners by the UW. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, UW epidemiology professor, is quoted.
Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  !UWitM  2017  Department:Epidemiology  School:Public.Health  Washington.Post  UW:Medicine  guns 
yesterday
Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, study says | CNN
In 2015, nearly one in six deaths, an estimated nine million worldwide, was related to pollution in some form. Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is referenced.
CNN  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health 
yesterday
Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide | The New York Times
Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study. Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation was used.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  School:Public.Health  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Reuters  New.York.Times 
yesterday
Pollution kills more people than all wars and violence | NY Daily News
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. Data from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation was used for the study. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health  NY.Daily.News  !UWitM  2017  AP 
yesterday
Pollution linked to one in six deaths worldwide — and threatens 'survival of human societies' | CNBC
Pollution kills at least 9 million people every year and "threatens the continuing survival of human societies," according to research from a new landmark study. The research used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  CNBC  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health 
yesterday
Are we taking earthquakes seriously in Washington? | yakimaherald.com
It’s estimated at least a million Washingtonians crawled under desks, quickly left buildings or practiced other precautions as part of a statewide earthquake drill on Thursday. Renate Hartog, a research scientist with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the UW, is quoted.
College:Environment  PNSN  Hartog.Renate  !UWitM  2017  earthquakes  Yakima.Herald 
yesterday
Pollution is killing 50,000 people in the UK every year | HuffPost UK
Pollution is killing 50,000 people a year in the UK, a report in the Lancet has found. The research, conducted by about 40 international scientists, used data from the Global Burden of Disease study from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine  School:Public.Health 
yesterday
Seattle's growth shows Amazon's HQ2 will be a mixed blessing | TheHill
The cities that are vying to host Amazon’s next big campus should be careful what they wish for. Tracey Seslen, senior lecturer of business at the UW, is quoted.
Seslen.Tracey  Foster.School.Business  !UWitM  2017  amazon  The.Hill 
yesterday
Here’s a (crazy?) plan to bribe crows to clean up cigarette butts | Fast Company
If it’s hard to train humans to stop trashing cigarette butts, maybe we can train crows to collect the litter and keep streets clean instead. John Marzluff, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Marzluff.John  !UWitM  2017  Fast.Company  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
yesterday
Third round of heavy rain raises potential for mudslides | KIRO 7
A mudslide that hit an Edmonds home Thursday is a reminder that more could be on the way as another round of rain is on the way this weekend. David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Montgomery.David  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  KIRO 
yesterday
3 million Americans carry loaded handguns every day, study finds | IFLScience
A new study has found that an estimated 3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun every single day. The study, led by the University of Washington, estimates that 9 million Americans carry loaded handguns at least once a month. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, UW professor of epidemiology, is quoted.
Rowhani-Rahbar.Ali  Department:Epidemiology  School:Public.Health  IFL.Science  !UWitM  2017  guns 
yesterday
It’s surprisingly easy for anyone to buy ads that track location and app usage, study says | The Verge
Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to track a person’s location and app use through serving ads on mobile apps. Franziska Roesner, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, and former UW graduate student Paul Vines, are quoted.
Vines.Paul  Roesner.Franziska  The.Verge  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  students 
2 days ago
Stretchable 'skin' gives robots the sense of touch | Engadget
A team of engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA has developed stretchable skin that can cover any part of a robot. Jonathan Posner, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Engadget  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  robots 
2 days ago
No place like home — a soaring expense in Seattle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on the rising housing costs in Seattle and how it may relate to Amazon's expansion in the city. A recent UW report is referenced.
Post-Gazette  amazon  West.Coast.Poverty.Center  !UWitM  2017 
2 days ago
With Seattle’s housing crisis, could inaction be the best action? | Seattle Met
James Young, research director at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the UW, believes that the solution to the affordable housing shortage is to do nothing.
Young.James  Runstad:Center  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Met 
2 days ago
AlphaGo Zero shows machines can become superhuman without any help | MIT Technology Review
An upgraded version of the game-playing AI called AlphaGo teaches itself every trick in the Go book, using a new form of machine learning. Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2017  MIT.Technology.Review  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
2 days ago
The shape of work to come | Nature News
Nature reports on three ways that the digital revolution is reshaping workforces around the world. Maria Garrido, principal research scientist in the UW Information School's Technology and Social Change Group, is quoted.
Nature  !UWitM  2017  Garrido.Maria  Information.School 
2 days ago
Site of Amazon’s HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle | The Washington Post
Memo to the many places vying for Amazon’s second headquarters: It ain’t all food trucks and free bananas. Margaret O’Mara, associate professor of history at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
O'Mara.Margaret  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:History  Washington.Post  amazon  !UWitM  2017  AP 
2 days ago
#MeToo isn't just 'ice bucket challenge' for women | NBC News
Social media feeds have been filling this week with the #MeToo hashtag, sharing raw, personal stories or simply raising their hand. A 2011 UW study is referenced.
NBC.News  !UWitM  2017  Department:Communications  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago
Want to get your next job? Try showing more humility | Inc
Research shows humility makes better leaders. Humility has also been shown to make better employees. Research from 2012 by the UW's Foster School of Business is referenced.
Inc  Foster.School.Business  !UWitM  2017 
2 days ago
Flexible ‘skin’ could enhance abilities of robots, prosthetics to perform everyday tasks | RD Mag
Engineers from the UW and UCLA have developed a flexible sensor “skin” that can be stretched over any part of a robot’s body or prosthetic. Jonathan Posner, a UW professor of mechanical engineering and of chemical engineering, and Jianzhu Yin, a recent UW doctoral student in mechanical engineering, are quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  RD.Mag  !UWitM  2017  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  College:Engineering  Yin.Jianzhu 
2 days ago
This faux skin gives robots a sense of touch | SlashGear
Researchers with UCLA and the University of Washington have created a faux skin that gives robots a sense of touch, enabling them to better grasp objects and more. Jianzhu Yin, a recent doctoral student in mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Yin.Jianzhu  Slash.Gear  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  robots 
2 days ago
Winds knock out power to thousands, another storm to come Saturday | KING 5
KING 5 meteorologist Rich Marriott says steady rain will change to off-and-on showers Thursday morning. Data from the UW is mentioned.
weather  wawx  KING  !UWitM  2017  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
2 days ago
What is a polynya? Antarctica's massive hole, explained | Bustle
Researchers studying the region have found a massive hole in Antarctica the size of Maine in the Weddell Sea. Hannah Zanowski, a post-doctoral fellow at the UW-based Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, and Cecilia Bitz, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences, are quoted.
Bitz.Cecilia  Zanowski.Hannah  JISAO  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Bustle  Antarctica  sea.ice 
2 days ago
Healthy living: Marijuana and infertility | Q13
Doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center have been studying a link between the two and are concerned about the negative impact pot may have on men's reproductive health. Dr. Thomas Walsh, associate professor of urology at the UW, is quoted.
Walsh.Thomas  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  marijuana 
2 days ago
Cities across North America vie to get Amazon's new headquarters | USA Today
The deadline for cities to submit bids to become Amazon’s second headquarters is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday for what many cities see as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to grab an economic golden ticket. Jeff Shulman, UW professor of marketing, is quoted.
Shulman.Jeff  !UWitM  2017  USA.Today  amazon  Foster.School.Business 
2 days ago
This is what really happens when Amazon comes to your town | POLITICO Magazine
Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. Jacob Vigdor, UW professor of public policy and governance, and Ed Lazowska, UW professor of computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Politico  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Lazowska.Ed  Evans.School  Vigdor.Jacob  amazon 
2 days ago
Police: University of Washington student sexually assaulted | The News Tribune
Police at the University of Washington say a female student was sexually assaulted in her dorm room and her attacker is at large.
TNT  Police  !UWitM  2017 
2 days ago
‘Nudges’ are helping UW Tacoma students graduate on time | The Seattle Times
The University of Washington Tacoma is using the behavioral theory of a Nobel Prize-winning economist to keep students on track to graduate. Colleen Carmean, associate vice chancellor for academic innovation at UW Tacoma, is quoted.
UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2017  Carmean.Colleen  students  Seattle.Times 
2 days ago
You can effectively track anyone, anywhere just by the adverts they receive | HuffPost UK
In an experiment a UW team found that by spending just $1000 on targeted adverts to a smartphone, they could track a person’s location, the apps they were using, even where they went for coffee. The UW's Franziska Roesner, Tadayoshi Kohno and UW graduate student Paul Vines — all of computer science and engineering — are quoted.
Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017  Allen.School  College:Engineering  Kohno.Tadayoshi  Roesner.Franziska  Vines.Paul 
2 days ago
Artificial skin gives robots sense of touch 'similar to humans' | Newsweek
Robots capable of disabling roadside bombs with the same dexterity as humans may soon be a reality, after UW engineers developed artificial skin that has the same sensitivity as a human hand. Jonathan Posner, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Posner.Jonathan  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Department:Chemical.Engineering  Newsweek 
2 days ago
Flexible sensor ‘skin’ could help robots and prosthetics to perform everyday tasks | Institution of Mechanical Engineers
UW engineers have developed a ‘skin’ for robots and prosthetics that could massively boost their dexterity when handling objects.
College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Posner.Jonathan  !UWitM  2017 
2 days ago
A Northwest tribal sovereignty battle, centered on culverts | High Country News
Twenty one tribal nations are waiting to see if the Supreme Court will hear a decades-old case about salmon. Robert Anderson, law professor at UW, is quoted.
Anderson.Robert  High.Country.News  !UWitM  2017  School:Law 
3 days ago
What we still don’t know about the health benefits of nature | HuffPost
We know that connecting with nature is good for us, but there are still many questions that need to be answered through more credible scientific research. Dr. Howard Frumkin, professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Frumkin.Howard  !UWitM  2017  School:Public.Health  Huffington.Post 
3 days ago
Faculty careers can progress in many directions | Science
A new study shows that, in computer science at least, the majority of faculty members have different—and more idiosyncratic—productivity trajectories. Jevin West, assistant professor in the Information School at the UW, is quoted.
West.Jevin  Information.School  !UWitM  2017  Science.Mag 
3 days ago
Robots will touch more tenderly when they wear this sensitive skin | TechCrunch
A new type of electronic skin developed by UW engineers allows a robot to feel not just the pressure from its grip, but whether and in what direction an object is sliding or slipping. Jianzhu Yin, a recent doctoral student in mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Yin.Jianzhu  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  Tech.Crunch  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
These are the top Washington universities and colleges ranked by salary potential | Puget Sound Business Journal
Payscale ranked Washington state's top colleges and universities by salary-earning potential in a recent report. The UW is ranked No. 1.
Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  rankings  !UWitM  2017  alumni 
3 days ago
Researchers create artificial skin with a better sense of touch | GeekWire
Engineers at the University of Washington and UCLA have developed stretchable, sensor-equipped skin that can be wrapped over robotic fingers, or prosthetic limbs, and provide electrical impulses for tactile feedback. Jonathan Posner, a UW professor of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering, is quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  robots  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire 
3 days ago
UW researchers team up with youth football program to study concussion risk | KIRO 7
UW Medicine researchers are teaming up with the Northwest Junior Football League to study youth concussions. Dr. Fred Rivara, UW professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Rivara.Fred  KIRO  !UWitM  2017  Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
UW's head football team doctor treats a real gorilla of a patient | KOMO
The head physician for the University of Washington's football team is used to treating concussions, ACL tears and knee cartilage damage. But over the weekend Dr. Kimberly Harmon got a most unusual request: to diagnose a gorilla's leg injury.
KOMO  !UWitM  2017  athletics  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
3 signs experts believe will show Xi Jinping is seeking an unprecedented third term | Forbes
China’s 19th National Congress is set to meet for about a week beginning on October 18. Clair Yang. UW assistant professor of international studies, is quoted.
Yang.Clair  Jackson.School.International.Studies  Forbes  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
A new smartphone app spots signs of cancer with a snapshot | Seattle Met
With a new app from a University of Washington team, selfies can detect signs of pancreatic cancer. Alex Mariakakis, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
students  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Met  UW:Medicine 
3 days ago
County’s cost of living up 66 percent in 10 years | Chinook Observer
The cost of getting by just keeps going up. A Pacific County family of four must bring in about $57,000 annually to pay for basic housing, food, transportation and health and child care — an increase of 66 percent or $22,526 since 2006, based on a new report from the UW.
Chinook.Observer  !UWitM  2017  Center.Womens.Welfare  Pearce.Diana 
3 days ago
Ships at sea stoke lightning strikes | Scientific American
Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea. Joel Thornton, UW professor of atmospheric sciences, is quoted.
Scientific.American  !UWitM  2017  Thornton.Joel  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
3 days ago
It takes just $1000 to track someone's location with mobile ads | WIRED
New UW research shows that ad-targeting can not only track you at the personal, individual level, but that it doesn't take a corporation's resources to seize upon that surveillance tool—just time, determination, and about a thousand dollars. Paul Vines, UW graduate student in computer science and engineering, and Tadayoshi Kohno, UW professor of computer science and engineering, are quoted.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  WIRED  Kohno.Tadayoshi  Vines.Paul  students  Allen.School 
3 days ago
WiBotic unveils its PowerPad wireless charging system for drones | GeekWire
Seattle-based — and UW spinout — WiBotic today took the wraps off an integrated wireless charging pad for drones, as well as an onboard charger that weighs just 1.6 ounces.
startup  CoMotion  GeekWire  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
5 ways to make the most of your child’s IEP meeting | The Washington Post
Many parents are afraid of putting too many demands on their children’s educators. But in the special education setting, it’s often true that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Sivan Tuchman, research analyst at UW Bothell's Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.
Tuchman.Sivan  Center.Reinventing.Public.Education  Washington.Post  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
This flexible skin can actually give robots a real sense of 'touch' | HuffPost UK
A team of robotics engineers at the UW have made an “important breakthrough” in developing a flexible skin that allows machines to feel what they are doing (and when it is going wrong) so they can rectify the situation. Jonathan Posner, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Posner.Jonathan  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017 
3 days ago
Making media literacy great again | Columbia Journalism Review
Professor Carl T. Bergstrom began his first lecture for INFO198 at the University of Washington with a declaration about America. “There is so much bullshit,” he said, looking up at 160 students last spring. “We are drowning in it.”
Bergstrom.Carl  !UWitM  2017  Columbia.Journalism.Review  Department:Biology  Information.School 
4 days ago
Treating toxins with tree microbes | Scientific American
Groundwater pollution might have a new nemesis: trees with a boosted microbiome. Research by Sharon Doty, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is referenced.
Doty.Sharon  College:Environment  Scientific.American  !UWitM  2017  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
4 days ago
The women who should win the Nobel Prize — but haven't | Pacific Standard
"When the Nobel committees ignore women who do Nobel-caliber science, the awards deserve to lose their relevance," writes Michael White for Pacific Standard magazine. Mary-Claire King, UW professor of genome sciences and of medicine, is mentioned.
King.Mary-Claire  !UWitM  2017  Department:Genome.Sciences  PS.Mag  UW:Medicine 
4 days ago
Timeline: The fight for Seattle-area injection sites and cases against them | KIRO 7
Earlier this year King County leaders vowed to open injection sites for heroin addicts to shoot up in legally. Caleb Banta-Green, a researcher at the UW's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
Banta-Green.Caleb  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  KIRO 
4 days ago
Police train to use naloxone days after death of Lacey father-to-be | KIRO 7
The Lacey Police Department will become the 30th law enforcement agency in Washington state to carry naloxone — a prescription nasal spray that reverses the often fatal effects of opioids such as heroin. Dr. Marc Stern, a professor of public health at the UW, is quoted.
Stern.Marc  !UWitM  2017  School:Public.Health  KIRO 
4 days ago
‘No simple contract:’ UW community members read the US Constitution | KUOW
Twelve years ago the University of Washington Libraries staff started a tradition. They invited UW students, staff, and the general public to join them on a given day to read the U.S. Constitution.
UW.Libraries  !UWitM  2017  KUOW 
4 days ago
How to avoid the dreaded 'roommate phase' with your partner | HuffPost
The roommate phase of any relationship is very real. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
Schwartz.Pepper  !UWitM  2017  Huffington.Post  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 days ago
The internet can't figure out if this shoe is pink and white or gray and teal | VICE
Remember that dress thing from 2015 that and had people everywhere fighting online and questioning the nature of their reality? Well, 2017's version of the "what color is this?" test has apparently been resurrected with the picture of a sneaker. Jay Neitz, ophthalmology professor at the UW, is quoted.
Neitz.Jay  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Department:Ophthalmology  VICE 
4 days ago
Watch UW's computer science chair slam Facebook on Las Vegas, racist content and Russia | The Stranger
At GeekWire's Summit event last week, Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, expressed concern about Facebook's revenue model and how it may have contributed to the spread of misinformation.
The.Stranger  Lazowska.Ed  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017 
4 days ago
Autism research on Puerto Rico island threatened by hurricane aftermath | CNN
Autism research suffered a significant setback after an island used for scientific study was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Noah Snyder-Mackler, an assistant professor of psychology at the UW, is interviewed.
Snyder-Mackler.Noah  CNN  !UWitM  2017  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 days ago
Smartphones are changing medical care in some surprising ways | NBC News
New apps and accessories will let consumers diagnose and monitor a wide range of conditions. At the University of Washington, engineers created an app to screen for pancreatic cancer.
NBC.News  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017 
4 days ago
Betsy DeVos plans to change how campuses deal with sexual assault — how does that impact Washington schools? | The Seattle Times
It’s unclear whether a change in federal policy on investigating campus sexual assaults will have an effect on Washington schools. Kate Leonard, the Title IX coordinator for the UW, is quoted.
Leonard.Kate  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017 
4 days ago
Analysis | Gay men and trans women were suddenly rounded up in Azerbaijan — here’s why | The Washington Post
"During the last two weeks of September, Azerbaijani police launched a violent campaign of 'arresting and torturing men presumed to be gay or bisexual, as well as transgender women,' according to Human Rights Watch and local advocacy organizations," writes Katy Pearce, UW assistant professor of communication.
Pearce.Katy  Washington.Post  Department:Communications  opinion.analysis 
4 days ago
Therapy helped ease debilitating pain after injury | The Everett Herald
Columnist Jennifer Bardsley shares her experiences with complex regional pain syndrome. Research from the UW is mentioned.
Everett.Herald  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017 
4 days ago
Spend a fifth year in college? Fewer Washington students stick around that long | The Seattle Times
In the past 10 years, rising tuition and a renewed effort to keep more students from drifting over the four-year line has led to a big increase in on-time graduation for students at the UW. Ed Taylor, the UW’s vice provost and dean of undergraduate academic affairs, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  Taylor.Ed  students 
4 days ago
Why the US is so bad at predicting hurricanes | Salon
Compared to Europe, our weather forecasting systems are second-rate. Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  Salon  weather 
4 days ago
College presidents and provosts gather to consider issues of free speech | Inside Higher Ed
University of Chicago invited presidents and provosts from a range of institutions to come to campus this weekend for a closed-door discussion of how higher education should respond to campus speakers being interrupted by protests. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  Inside.Higher.Ed  !UWitM  2017 
5 days ago
Literacy builds life skills as well as language skills | The New York Times
Schoolchildren who read and write at home with their parents may build not only their academic literacy skills, but also other important life and learning skills, a recent UW study found. Virginia W. Berninger, professor emeritus of education at the UW, is quoted.
Berninger.Virginia  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Times  College:Education 
5 days ago
Gamers wanted to attack food toxin | Scientific American
By playing the online game Foldit, developed at the UW, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick.
Scientific.American  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  Institute.Protein.Design 
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The top science and tech colleges | Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics looked for the most innovative and exciting, the unsung schools best preparing students for tomorrow through STEM classes, academic clubs, undergrad research, and strong ties to industry. Here are this year's picks. The UW is listed.
Popular.Mechanics  !UWitM  2017 
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White men kill, brown men found guilty | Al Jazeera
Stories of abuse of US Muslims are numerous and constantly growing. Only some of them become news, because of the sheer inhumanity or absurdity of the events. Research conducted by Eric Madfis, associate professor of criminal justice at UW Tacoma, is referenced.
Madfis.Eric  UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2017  Al.Jazeera 
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