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  • Quotation of the Day: A stunning new peek into the ancient cosmos

    “I’m gobsmacked,” says Bruce Balick, professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of Washington, of the images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
    The New York Times
  • New faculty books: Threats to U.S. democracy, early history of gay rights, and more

    New faculty books: Threats to US democracy, early history of gay rights, and more

    Federalism, queer history, the impact of the Russian Revolution on Jewish communities, and the evolution of Filipinx American studies are among the subjects of recent and upcoming books by UW faculty.
    UW News
  • Swiss scientists turned an abandoned World War II bunker into a physics experiment to solve gravity

    Nearly 300 feet under an unassuming wooden shed in the Swiss Alps, physicists are performing a battery of physics experiments inside a military fortress built during World War II. Their tests aim to nail down the value for the elusive gravitational constant—those in the know call it simply “Big G.” Eric Adelberger, professor emeritus of physics at the UW, is quoted.

    The Daily Beast
  • Biden and NASA unveil James Webb Space Telescope's first image

    President Joe Biden got in on today’s celebration of the first full-color image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a $10 billion observatory that’s been decades in the making. But the star of the show was the image itself, billed as the deepest and sharpest infrared view of the universe to date. Emily Levesque, associate professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.

    GeekWire
  • Ada Limón Is Named the Next Poet Laureate

    Ada Limón, a UW School of Drama alum, is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.

    New York Times
  • Sweetened beverage taxes produce net economic benefits for lower-income communities

    Sweetened beverage taxes produce net economic benefits for lower-income communities

    New research led by University of Washington professors James Krieger and Melissa Knox found that sweetened beverage taxes redistributed dollars from higher- to lower-income households.
    UW News
  • A walk in their heels: Meet the hustle evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance. Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate student at the UW, is quoted.
    The New York Times
  • A U.S. tribe wants to resume whale hunts - Will conservationists support them?

    For 17 years, the Makah, a tribal nation in northwestern Washington State, have waited for the federal government to decide whether they can resume hunting whales, which is central to their culture. Laws that protect endangered species and marine mammals have prevented them from whaling—even as the population they want to hunt has recovered. On July 1, the federal government released a draft environmental impact statement suggesting that permission will be likely be granted as early as next year. The final decision, however, is still months away. Joshua Reid, associate professor of history and of American Indian studies at the UW, is quoted.
    National Geographic
  • A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate in the Department of Dance and a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

    New York Times
  • James Bardeen, an expert on unraveling Einstein?s equations, dies at 83

    James Bardeen, who helped elucidate the properties and behavior of black holes, setting the stage for what has been called the golden age of black hole astrophysics, died on June 20 in Seattle. He was 83. Bardeen was professor emeritus of physics at the UW.
    The New York Times