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B.C. home prices soar, pushing buyers south | The Everett Herald
Over the past few years, home prices have skyrocketed around Vancouver, B.C., in part because of a large number of foreign buyers. Now the city and the province have instituted measures to tamp down foreign demand. Peter Orser, director of the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, is quoted.
Orser.Peter  !UWitM  2017  Runstad:Center  Everett.Herald 
4 hours ago
At UW, students get lessons on homelessness | Crosscut
Like the other homeless tent cities in Seattle, Tent City 3 moves location roughly every three months. The stay at the UW promises to be something different: It’s designed to help educate students as well as benefit the encampment residents.
homelessness  !UWitM  2017  Crosscut  students  UW:Medicine  tent.city 
4 hours ago
Can Instagram's new tool really help users who self-harm? | PBS NewsHour
Instagram recently joined parent company Facebook in taking steps to help its users suffering from eating disorders. Forefront, a program based at the UW, is mentioned.
Forefront  !UWitM  2017  PBS 
4 hours ago
Complex life may have had a false start 2.3 billion years ago | New Scientist
It was a sign of things to come. About 2.3 billion years ago, our primitive planet was an oxygen-poor world profoundly different from now — but then it briefly and mysteriously gained an oxygen-rich atmosphere. Michael Kipp, graduate student in UW's Earth and Space Sciences department, is quoted.
Kipp.Michael  students  !UWitM  2017  New.Scientist 
5 hours ago
UW nursing student extols virtues of Tent City 3 | MyNorthwest.com
With the City of Seattle struggling with how to handle its homeless crisis, KIRO Radio’s Ron Upshaw and Don O’Neill decided to find some people who were “doing it right.” That includes the nursing students at the UW who volunteered to wash and mend the feet of their homeless neighbors at Tent City 3.
!UWitM  2017  homelessness  tent.city  KIRO 
5 hours ago
Boeing’s difficult journey from racism to diversity | The Seattle Times
Since Boeing hired its first two black “Rosie the Riveters” in 1942, horizons have expanded. But today’s workers are divided on how close to colorblind the workplace comes. The UW's Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project is mentioned.
civil.rights  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times 
5 hours ago
The fine art of sniffing out crappy science | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, a pair of scientists at the UW, want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology and politics.
Information.School  Department:Biology  !UWitM  2017  Chronicle.Higher.Education  Bergstrom.Carl  West.Jevin 
5 hours ago
Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification | The Seattle Times
Dungeness crab are one of the species expected to be hit by the rising ocean acidity from fossil-fuel combustion, according to a new study.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences 
5 hours ago
Beloved Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori, ‘a very gentle soul,’ dies at 66 | The Seattle Times
Akio Takamori, who taught at UW for 21 years, had a career that spanned traditional industrial pottery, ceramic slab vessels and larger-than-life, sometimes cartoonish figures. He died last week.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  Takamori.Akio  College:Arts&Sciences  School:Art 
5 hours ago
On death’s door: The fight to save a heroin addict’s life | Q13 FOX News
Between the two of them, Seattle police officers Randy Jokela and Jason Drummond have saved the lives of four people overdosing on heroin by using Narcan, also called Naloxone. The UW is conducting an ongoing study of SPD’s Naloxone use to determine whether it should be deployed department-wide.
Q13  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
5 hours ago
How anarchists and 'intentional communities' are reacting to Trump | The Atlantic
Some people in the U.S. are withdrawing from mainstream society into "intentional communities." They live without the dependence on fossil fuels, a government safety net or a system of capitalist exchange. Karen Litfin, associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Litfin.Karen  Department:Political.Science  !UWitM  2017  politics  The.Atlantic 
5 hours ago
California woman targets Spokane, other US cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea | The Spokesman-Review
A California woman who’s never traveled to Spokane is asking city leaders to pressure the South Korean government to end the practice of trading dog meat for consumption. Clark Sorensen, chair of the Korean Studies program at the UW, is quoted.
Sorensen.Clark  !UWitM  2017  Jackson.School.International.Studies  Korean.Studies  Spokesman.Review 
5 hours ago
Sanctuary designation can be a boost to city | Yakima Herald
Experts say symbolic gestures such as designating a community as a sanctuary city can have significant impacts on thousands of area residents. Angelica Chazaro, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Chazaro.Angelica  School:Law  !UWitM  2017  Yakima.Herald 
5 hours ago
UW students get a lesson in homelessness with Tent City 3 | The Seattle Times
As part of a special course exploring the health effects of being homeless, University of Washington students are offering care to the 60 people living in a tent city that recently opened in a UW parking lot.
!UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  tent.city  Thetford.Lois  students  UW:Medicine 
5 hours ago
‘Kompromat’ and the danger of doubt and confusion in a democracy | The New York Times
Since the emergence of an unverified dossier with salacious claims about President-elect Donald Trump, Americans have debated the ramifications of the arrival of “kompromat” as a feature of American politics. Katy Pearce, assistant professor of communication at the UW, is quoted.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017  Pearce.Katy  Department:Communications 
5 hours ago
UW Tacoma delays launch of new law school | The News Tribune
Leaders at University of Washington Tacoma have postponed a proposal to create a law school on the growing campus, citing strong competition from existing schools for the region’s available law students.
TNT  !UWitM  2017  UW:Tacoma 
5 hours ago
A UW Tacoma capital campaign for $45M is already halfway toward its goal, with the money to go toward growing the school | The News Tribune
The University of Washington Tacoma, which has grown in 26 years to an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students, wants to keep growing. A fundraising campaign announced this week aims to bring in $45 million to the school, which sits on 46 acres downtown.
UW:Tacoma  TNT  !UWitM  2017  campaign 
6 hours ago
Dungeness crab vulnerable to ocean acidification in unexpected ways, study finds | KUOW
New UW research shows Dungeness crab fisheries could suffer as the Pacific Ocean grows more acidic.
KUOW  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences 
6 hours ago
UW biochemists find clever ways to pick a protein's pockets profitably | GeekWire
Researchers at the University of Washington have cracked the code for producing molecular structures with tiny pockets – structures that are likely to expand the repertoire for custom-designed proteins. David Baker, director of the UW's Institute for Protein Design, is quoted.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  Baker.David  Institute.Protein.Design  UW:Medicine 
6 hours ago
Seattle week in review: 100k to Amazon, Microsoft's Olympia agenda | Xconomy
The University of Washington Board of Regents on Thursday approved a financing plan for a new computer science building, CSE II, which, when completed in late 2018 will help double the number of computer science graduates from the state’s flagship university.
Regents  !UWitM  2017  Xconomy  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering 
6 hours ago
Vicis raises another $4M as it prepares to equip teams with high-tech football helmet | GeekWire
Vicis, a UW startup, has raised more money to help scale development and production of its high-tech football helmet. Per Reinhall, professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is mentioned.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  Reinhall.Per  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering 
6 hours ago
One scientist’s mission to scan every fish on the planet | KUOW
In a tiny island laboratory in the Northwesternmost corner of Washington, one marine biologist is on a mission: Scan every known fish species in the world. Adams Summers, professor of biology at UW's Friday Harbor Laboratories, is featured.
Summers.Adam  !UWitM  2017  KUOW  Friday.Harbor.Labs  Department:Biology 
6 hours ago
Cold blue skies again this weekend, but rain returning to Western Washington on Monday | KNKX
Clear skies and cold temps have been dominating the weather in Washington lately, and that pattern is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  wawx  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  KNKX 
4 days ago
Binge-drinking can lead to overindulgence | KING 5
Researchers at UW Medicine found that college students who binge-drink on their 21st birthday are more likely to drink heavily in the year that follows.
KING  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine  video 
4 days ago
Acidification to impact Dungeness crabs | KING 5
The acidification of oceans will impact West Coast Dungeness crab, according to a new UW study. These animals will suffer as their food sources decline.
KING  College:Environment  video  2017  !UWitM 
4 days ago
Kompromat used to be a KGB tool in the Soviet Union — now anyone can collect dirty data | The Washington Post
"On Tuesday, BuzzFeed published a leaked document that, among other things, claimed Russian authorities have “kompromat” (compromising materials) on President-elect Donald Trump. Whether the kompromat exists, the term has entered the public discourse," writes Katy Pearce, assistant professor of communication at the UW.
Washington.Post  !UWitM  2017  Pearce.Katy  Department:Communications 
4 days ago
Lawmakers try to curb student debt | Crosscut
Hoping to make sure that students and their families understand student loan debt, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have proposed legislation requiring colleges to notify students about their loan balances and estimated monthly payments. ASUW is mentioned.
ASUW  !UWitM  2017  Crosscut  waleg 
4 days ago
UW nursing students host tent city welcome party | KING 5
Nursing students at the University of Washington held an unofficial welcome party Thursday for the school's newest neighbors: a group of homeless men and women living in the first-ever on-campus tent city.
KING  School:Nursing  students  !UWitM  2017  homelessness 
4 days ago
University of Washington welcomes tent city | KING 5
In a historic move, the University of Washington is hosting the homeless. Tent City leaders say it's the first time an encampment has been on a publicly-funded campus.
homelessness  !UWitM  2017  KING 
4 days ago
Fearing the Trump era, same-sex couples rush to adopt their own kids | KUOW
Some same-sex couples are scrambling to adopt their non-biological children ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Peter Nicolas, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Nicolas.Peter  School:Law  !UWitM  2017  KUOW  politics  election 
4 days ago
Why universities are resisting the term 'sanctuary campus’ | KUOW
Since Donald Trump’s election, a sanctuary movement has popped up at college campuses across the United States. Petitions are circulating at nearly 200 schools, by one count, including the UW, Washington State University and several others in the state.
KUOW  !UWitM  2017 
4 days ago
Russia jammed your satellites? US Military develops undersea network as backup | Space
DARPA, the research and development arm of the Department of Defense, is in the testing phase of a deep ocean, fiber-optic network that would restore tactical communications if conventional satellites and radio frequencies are knocked offline. The UW's Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned.
Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2017  Seeker  Space 
4 days ago
Seattle artist Akio Takamori has died | The Stranger
Akio Takamori, professor emeritus of art at the UW, died of cancer on Wednesday night.
Takamori.Akio  School:Art  !UWitM  2017  The.Stranger 
4 days ago
Zillow donates $5 million to new UW CSE building | seattlepi.com
Zillow Group pledged to donate $5 million towards a new University of Washington computer science and engineering (CSE) building on the university's Seattle campus.
College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  !UWitM  2017  seattlepi.com 
4 days ago
University Book Store closing Bellevue location | Puget Sound Business Journal
After 30 years, the University Book Store in Bellevue is preparing to shut down operations, citing a significantly changed retail environment.
Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  !UWitM  2017  University.Book.Store 
4 days ago
ID Genomics consortium to build national database of bacterial 'fingerprints' to help doctors diagnose infection | GeekWire
ID Genomics, a UW startup, created new technology to identify bacteria in a patient's body and how to treat the associated issue. Dr. Evgeni Sokurenko, professor of microbiology at the UW, is quoted.
Sokurenko.Evgeni  !UWitM  2017  startup  GeekWire  Department:Microbiology  UW:Medicine 
4 days ago
UW approves funding plan for new computer science building | GeekWire
The University of Washington will soon have a brand new computer science and engineering building to help meet growing demand from students.
GeekWire  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Lazowska.Ed 
4 days ago
Want people to notice your climate research? Learn how to write | Popular Science
A new study found that climate change papers written in a more narrative style — those that tell a story — were the most highly cited by other scientists, an important measure of their influence in the field. Ryan Kelly, assistant professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, is quoted.
Kelly.Ryan  !UWitM  2017  Popular.Science  College:Environment  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs 
4 days ago
Feverish climate is melting glaciers, study confirms | Science News for Students
Glaciers are melting. That’s nothing new. But confidence about the role of climate change in their retreat has grown substantially. A new study concludes that the loss of glaciers is, in fact, “categorical evidence of climate change.” Gerard Roe, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  Roe.Gerard  !UWitM  2017  Science.News 
4 days ago
Editorial | ‘An act of war’: Investigate Russian disruption of US election | The Seattle Times
"Congress must investigate the Russian attack on America’s 2016 election and explain how such meddling will be prevented in the future," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. Chris Jones, an associate professor at the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies, is quoted.
Jones.Chris  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  politics 
5 days ago
Study shows past decline in Fidalgo Bay eelgrass | GoSkagit.com
A new UW study shows eelgrass in Fidalgo Bay has decreased since the 1990s, adding historical perspective to the state’s finding last year that the important marine plant has made recent gains in the bay.
College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  Levin.Phil  !UWitM  2017 
5 days ago
Jerry Large | Seattle climate scientists spread word on warming, skip politics | The Seattle Times
"Climate scientists at the University of Washington want to talk more about their work because it and public policy are intertwined," writes Jerry Large. Michael Steele, senior principal oceanographer at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.
Steele.Michael  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  Climate.Change 
5 days ago
Facebook is working on ways to read thoughts, job adverts suggest | The Telegraph
Facebook already has your name, your friends and your photos: now it might want your thoughts. Research from UW Medicine is referenced.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  The.Telegraph 
5 days ago
This is likely how that ‘utterly gorgeous’ spinning ice circle formed | The Seattle Times
An ice circle that formed in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie river was a curiosity not only to those who photographed it, but to scientists fascinated by the phenomenon. “I’ve never seen one in real life, and I study rivers," said David Montgomery, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  Montgomery.David  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
5 days ago
The sexuality pay gap: why lesbian women make more than straight women, but gay men make less than straight men | Quartz
The gender pay gap and the racial pay gap have been well documented, but there’s another inequality in the labor market often overlooked: the sexuality pay gap. A study by Marieka Klawitter, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is mentioned.
Klawitter.Marieka  !UWitM  2017  Quartz  Evans.School 
5 days ago
Michael Stoner | Challenge for liberal arts communicators: Telling true stories well | Inside Higher Ed
"We have data about the value of liberal arts education. What we need now are powerful stories that helps people understand and relate to its personal and societal benefits," writes Michael Stoner for Inside Higher Ed. The UW's "Living Laboratory" story in mentioned.
Inside.Higher.Ed  !UWitM  2017 
5 days ago
Uber can use calendar to get addresses | Daily Mail Online
Uber is rolling out a new feature that helps riders get to their appointments. Called Calendar Shortcuts, the new integration lets users convert meetings, social gatherings, flights and other events into trip destinations. A recent UW study is referenced.
uber.research  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  MacKenzie.Don 
5 days ago
U Book Store closing downtown Bellevue location | The Seattle Times
Citing a changing retail environment, University Book Store said Wednesday that it will close its Bellevue location next month.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  University.Book.Store 
5 days ago
Senator proposes bill to give legislature oversight over persistently insolvent college athletic departments | The Seattle Times
State Sen. Michael Baumgartner is proposing a bill that will subject college athletics budgets to legislature approval if their athletic departments run deficits for three consecutive years. The UW's athletics department is mentioned.
!UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  athletics 
5 days ago
UW pantry proves food insecurity isn't an isolated problem | MyNorthwest.com
If you can afford to go to college you should be able to afford a meal, but that’s not true for students on a number of college and university campuses across the country including the University of Washington. Marisa Herrera, director of the UW's Ethnic Cultural Center, is quoted.
Herrera.Marisa  Ethnic.Cultural.Center  KIRO  !UWitM  2017 
5 days ago
Donald Trump is trying his hardest to distract us and we must not let him | The Independent
"While new details emerge about Russia and his ties with the Kremlin, [Donald Trump] is tweeting about the Apprentice, Meryl Streep and Arnold Schwarzenegger," writes Rachael Revesz for The Independent. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Smith.Mark  !UWitM  2017  Department:Political.Science  The.Independent  politics 
5 days ago
Why the forecast was so far off for Portland's epic snowstorm | The Oregonian
How did the forecast for the Portland area jump from 1 to 4 inches to 8 inches to more than a foot in a matter of hours? Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric science at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  The.Oregonian  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
5 days ago
Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures attempt to patent a high-tech football helmet | GeekWire
The Microsoft co-founder is listed on a recently-filed patent application along with 20 other inventors for a sensor-laden helmet that could detect concussion-causing impacts. VICIS, a UW startup, and Per Reinhall, professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, are mentioned.
VICIS  !UWitM  2017  Reinhall.Per  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  startup 
5 days ago
Jesse Singal | Psychology’s racism-measuring tool isn’t up to the job | New York Magazine
"Almost two decades after its introduction, the implicit association test has failed to deliver on its lofty promises," writes Jesse Singal for New York Magazine. Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology at the UW, is mentioned.
Greenwald.Anthony  !UWitM  2017  New.York.Mag  Department:Psychology 
5 days ago
Russian jamming got you down? Try talking underwater | Motherboard
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is preparing to test a network of radio relays mounted on sea buoys (developed by the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory) and connected via hair-thin fiber-optic cable.
Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2017  VICE  Motherboard 
5 days ago
Two new studies diverge on the impact of a higher minimum wage | LA Times
Two recent studies out of California and Washington, which are both well on their way to a $15 floor, show just how hard it is to pin down exactly how businesses respond to higher labor costs. The UW minimum wage study is referenced. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is quoted.
minimum.wage  !UWitM  2017  Los.Angeles.Times  Evans.School  Vigdor.Jacob 
6 days ago
Baltimore will steer some drug offenders to treatment — not jail | WSJ
Long burdened by one of the worst heroin problems in the U.S., Baltimore is joining a small but growing number of cities where police can divert low-level drug offenders to treatment and services, rather than sending them to jail. UW research is mentioned.
Wall.Street.Journal  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
6 days ago
Scientists are building an animal fart database | The Washington Post
Do baboons fart? What about salamanders? Millipedes? These questions sound like the sort Bart Simpson might have asked to derail science class. But real-life scientists are now taking to Twitter to provide answers. Kaeli Swift, a doctoral student at the UW, is mentioned.
Swift.Kaeli  !UWitM  2017  students  Washington.Post  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
6 days ago
Portland scores coup with 2017 International Master Gardener Conference | The Oregonian
Master Gardeners from across the country and Canada will gather in Portland for the International Master Gardener Conference in July 2017. John Marzluff, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, will be one of the keynote speakers during the event.
Marzluff.John  !UWitM  2017  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  The.Oregonian 
6 days ago
Zillow’s $5M gift powers UW CSE building toward construction start | Xconomy
Construction on the University of Washington’s second computer science building could start as soon as Friday if the university’s leadership approves a bridge loan of up to $25 million to finance the project while remaining anticipated private contributions materialize.
!UWitM  2017  Xconomy  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  Lazowska.Ed 
6 days ago
52 million-year-old tomatillo fossils rewrite veggie history | NPR
Scientists have thought the nightshade family came into existence about 40 million years ago, but the discovery of two new fossils pushes the age of the family back considerably further. Richard Olmstead, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
Olmstead.Richard  NPR  !UWitM  2017  Department:Biology 
6 days ago
More people around world have high blood pressure | UPI
As the number of people around the world with elevated or high blood pressure increases, so do the number of deaths linked to this "silent killer," a new study contends. Dr. Gregory Roth, assistant professor of cardiology at the UW, is quoted. [This HealthDay News story appeared in several outlets]
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  UPI  Roth.Gregory 
6 days ago
UW Hyperloop team fuels its final dash to the national pod races with crowdfunding | GeekWire
The UW’s Hyperloop team is getting ready to compete in a set of pod races aimed at blazing a trail for a new means of near-supersonic travel – but they need a little help to get to the starting line in California.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire  Department:Physics 
6 days ago
Why blood pressure is rising worldwide | TIME
One U.S. adult out of every three has high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. But the number of people with elevated blood pressure, not yet in the high range, is much higher. Dr. Gregory Roth, assistant professor of cardiology at the UW, is quoted.
Roth.Gregory  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  TIME 
6 days ago
Zillow pledges $5M for UW computer science and engineering building | Puget Sound Business Journal
Zillow Group Inc. has pledged $5 million to build a computer science and engineering building on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  Lazowska.Ed  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal 
7 days ago
How seismologists measure fanquakes at Seahawks games | Sports Illustrated
Seattle's "12s" are known for their off-the-charts audible levels. But they also jump and pound their feet enough to make the Earth move. Jon Connolly, software engineer at the UW's Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, is quoted.
Sports.Illustrated  !UWitM  2017  PNSN  Connolly.Jon  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  earthquakes 
7 days ago
Zillow gives $5 million toward UW computer science building | Houston Chronicle
Online real-estate company Zillow has pledged $5 million toward the cost of the University of Washington's new computer science building. [This Associated Press story appeared in several outlets]
AP  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering 
7 days ago
Seahawks score touchdown, and fans shake earthquake monitors | Live Science
Seattle Seahawks fans' enthusiastic stomping and cheering at CenturyLink Field during the NFL playoff season is so powerful it can be felt by sensitive earthquake-detection equipment. John Vidale, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Vidale.John  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  earthquakes  Live.Science 
7 days ago
Zillow pledges $5M to new computer science and engineering building at UW | KIRO 7
Seattle-based real estate company Zillow says it has committed $5 million toward the development of a second computer science and engineering building at the UW.
KIRO  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering 
7 days ago
Zillow gives $5M to new University of Washington computer science building, construction could start this week | GeekWire
Zillow announced Tuesday that it has donated $5 million toward a second building for the UW’s computer science and engineering program, joining fellow Seattle-area tech companies Microsoft and Amazon as big donors on the project.
Lazowska.Ed  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering 
7 days ago
Big Zillow gift: $5 million toward new UW computer-science building | The Seattle Times
Zillow is donating $5 million toward the construction of a new computer science and engineering building at the UW.
College:Engineering  Department:Computer.Science&Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  Lazowska.Ed 
7 days ago
Seattle City Light still doesn’t know why power failed | KIRO 7
Sunday's power outage outage led to a 32,000 gallon sewage overflow on Mercer Island when the emergency power system temporarily failed. Baosen Zhang, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
KIRO  Zhang.Baosen  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017 
7 days ago
US Department of Transportation taps UW to help solve traffic problems of the future | GeekWire
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation named the UW one of 18 “Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers” across the country that will help tackle transportation challenges over the next 30 years. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  !UWitM  2017 
7 days ago
An open letter from urban affairs and housing scholars to the Senate: Reject Ben Carson as HUD Secretary | The Huffington Post
Some of the nation’s leading scholars on housing and urban affairs have signed an open letter opposing President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Michael Reagan, doctoral student in UW's Department of History, is one of the signees.
Reagan.Michael  Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017  Department:History  students 
7 days ago
Cities are the new laboratories of evolution | Anthropocene
Cities are driving rapid evolutionary changes to plant and animal species, according to a new UW study.
!UWitM  2017  Alberti.Marina  Anthropocene.Magazine  Department:Urban.Design&Planning 
8 days ago
'Sanctuary cities' to find sanctuary in the Rehnquist and Roberts courts | Jurist
Jurist guest columnist Hugh D. Spitzer of the UW School of Law discusses U.S. Supreme Court decisions which could derail the anticipated efforts by President-elect Trump to punish so-called "sanctuary cities."
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  !UWitM  2017 
8 days ago
Species rapidly evolving in response to human urbanization | Tech Times
Human activities and rapid urbanization are affecting contemporary evolution in many species. This bears implications for the sustainability of ecosystems on a broader scale. It was affirmed in a study led by the UW.
Alberti.Marina  !UWitM  2017  Tech.Times  Marzluff.John  College:Environment  Department:Urban.Design&Planning 
8 days ago
Elaine Schattner | Before breast cancer surgery, a question every patient should ask her surgeon | Forbes
"Usually a person with a new breast cancer diagnosis knows she has a decision regarding surgery: lumpectomy or mastectomy. Plenty of articles implore women and surgeons to avoid the bigger operation when possible," writes Elaine Schattner for Forbes. Dr. Gary Lyman, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Lyman.Gary  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Forbes  cancer 
8 days ago
DARPA tests buoy network for fallback military comms at sea | Engadget
The TUNA program, run by the U.S. Department of Defense, is about maintaining the flow of vital data when primary networks go down. The UW's Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned.
Engadget  !UWitM  2017  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
8 days ago
Beluga whales: Loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change disrupts migration patterns | International Business Times
Some beluga whales are delaying their return to more southerly seas for winter by more than a month, according to a new UW study. Donna Hauser, a postdoctoral researcher at the UW's Polar Science Center, is quoted.
International.Business.Times  !UWitM  2017  Hauser.Donna  Polar.science  College:Environment  Arctic.sea.ice 
8 days ago
DARPA's TUNA program uses buoys to create a data network in rough seas | Inverse
If enemy combatants ever manage to knock out U.S. forces’ traditional tactical communications, DARPA, the Defense Department’s advanced research division, has a backup plan. The UW's Applied Physics Laboratory is mentioned.
Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2017  Inverse 
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