• This revolutionary new observatory will locate threatening asteroids and millions of galaxies

    Beginning next year, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will use the world’s largest digital camera to give us a whole new view of the universe. Mario Jurić, professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.
    06/20/2024 | Smithsonian Magazine
  • The scents and colors mosquitoes are drawn to

    As the weather starts heating up this week, you may be tempted to go outside—but with the outdoors comes the possibility of getting bitten by mosquitoes. And if you find yourself getting a lot of mosquito bites, it could be because of the way you smell or the colors of the clothes you are wearing, recent research has found. The UW's Jeff Riffell, professor of biology, and Melissa Leon Norena, a doctoral student of biology, are quoted.
    06/18/2024 | TIME
  • What Spotify’s gamble can tell us about the future of audio streaming

    Earlier this month, Spotify announced that it would be raising the price of its premium memberships, with its “individual” subscription going from $10.99 to $11.99 a month starting in July. This is the second price increase users have seen in a year. Gabriel Solis, professor of music and Divisional Dean of the Arts at the UW, is interviewed.
    06/17/2024 | LAist
  • The momentous decision New York almost made

    Chicago reversed the flow of a river. Boston put a highway underground. And New York, well, came close to enacting congestion pricing. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
    06/17/2024 | The New York Times
  • New study suggests certain colors you wear could attract mosquitoes to bite

    Could those irritating mosquito bite bumps soon become a thing of the past? Researchers at the UW are studying the understanding of the feeding behaviors of mosquitoes. Jeff Riffell, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
    06/17/2024 | FOX 13
  • UW announces 2024 Awards of Excellence recipients

    The UW is delighted to announce the recipients of the 54th annual University of Washington Awards of Excellence! The awards honor outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students and retirees who contribute to the richness and diversity of our University community.

    06/15/2024 | University of Washington
  • What Modi’s third term in India means for science

    Research that drives development and national pride will take center stage for the next five years, researchers say. Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
    06/14/2024 | Nature
  • Seattle Public Schools’ longest-serving teacher retires from Orca K-8

    After more than 50 years in the classroom, Seattle Public Schools’ longest-serving teacher is retiring from the post she’s held teaching kindergartners at Orca K-8 for almost a half-century. Marletta Iwasyk, 84, started teaching in Seattle at age 28 after she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Norwegian.

    06/14/2024 | The Seattle Times
  • 'This is just who I am': One woman's experience reconciling her faith, Blackness and sexuality

    Black people in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to have been raised in church. They're also less likely to leave Christianity after coming out. Jelani Ince, assistant professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
    06/13/2024 | KING 5
  • Q&A: Finding varieties of corn that are adapted to future climates

    Dr. Abigail Swann, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences and of biology, led a project that combined climate projections with plant models to determine what combination of traits might be best adapted to future climates. The study used projections of weather and climate across the U.S. in 2050 and 2100 with a model that simulates corn’s growth to find the mix of traits that will produce the highest, most reliable yield under future conditions across the country.

    06/13/2024 | UW News