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Two guys talking
January 15, 2011
A seminar course developed by and for graduate students aims to improve scientists' ability to explain their research to the public. Now participants will use their newfound skills as they speak at an upcoming public lecture series. Read More
Cover of a book
January 14, 2011
A jury summons in the mail may not bring smiles, but Professor John Gastil's research suggests that people who deliberate on a jury become more engaged citizens as a result. Gastil shares his findings as co-author of the book The Jury and Democracy . Read More
Dance web page
January 14, 2011
The Dance Program's new online course, Understanding Dance, combines online lessons and discussion forums with assignments that get students dancing and attending performances. Read More
Man standing next to a tree
January 12, 2011
As host of Research on Religion, a weekly podcast, Professor Anthony Gill immerses listeners in discussions of religion and society. The show focuses on social science, not theological, aspects of religion. Read More
People sitting in a classroom
January 1, 2011
The swimming pool in Hutchinson Hall is gone, but new Drama Design Program facilities built directly over the pool are making a splash of their own, with studios, classrooms, and other spaces. Read More
Costume Shop
January 1, 2011
A donation of 58 elegant wedding dresses was among the recent gifts to the School of Drama's costume shop, an extensive collection that includes everything from togas to evening gowns to coconut bras. Read More
I love Penguins!
November 18, 2010
Think of it as Habitat for Penguinity. Working with Parque Nacional Galápagos, Dee Boersma is behind the effort to build nests in the barren rocks of the Galápagos Islands in the hope of increasing the population of an endangered penguin species. Boersma is a UW professor of biology and Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science. Read More
Students on a boat
November 17, 2010
Two students from the Master of Communication in Digital Media Program spent a fortnight at sea, joining scientists on a research mission and capturing their activities through photographs and video. Read More
Children and their families
November 12, 2010
When 50,000 visitors descended on New York's Central Park for Ultimate Block Party, an event celebrating the importance of play for children’s developing brains, a team from the UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences was there. Read More
Craig Sheppard playng the piano
November 11, 2010
A concert may seem magical, the performance effortless. But in reality, such an undertaking requires months—or years—of intense preparation and planning. Here, three faculty share what’s involved before they ever set foot on the stage. Read More
Albert von Keller. Im Traum/Kassandra [Dreaming/Cassandra (Gisela von Wehner)
November 4, 2010
Albert von Keller's early 20th century paintings, on view at the Frye Art Museum, explore the occult. To place his work in context, the Frye and the UW Department of Germanics are presenting a three-lecture series, “Connections and Contexts: Evenings on German Art and Culture.” Read More
November 1, 2010
Liliana Lengua, professor of psychology, is studying the impacts of economic disadvantage and parenting in the development of "effortful control," the ability to regulate one's responses to external stimuli. Read More
Kids discussing something
November 1, 2010
For 15 years, Jana Mohr-Lone (PhD, '96) has guided philosophical discussions of everything from art to happiness in K-12 classrooms. Now the rest of us can hear one of those discussions on Philosophy Talk, an hour-long radio program. Read More
Margaret O'Mara and Thaisa Way
November 1, 2010
A year-long series, “Now Urbanism: City-making in the 21st Century and Beyond,” is exploring cities from a humanist perspective, focusing on such issues as social justice, environmental urbanism, and social networks. Read More
Estella Leopold
September 1, 2010
UW Professor Emeritus Estella Leopold has been awarded the International Cosmos Prize, which honors those who further the "harmonious coexistence between nature and mankind." The prize carries a cash award of 40 million yen—nearly $500,000—and goes to just one individual or team each year. Read More
Members of the team that created an artificial enzyme include (from left) Justin Siegel, Michael Gelb, Alexandre Zanghellini, Forrest Michael, and (not pictured) David Baker and Helena Lovick.
September 1, 2010
Scientists have long dreamed of creating artificial enzymes, with the potential for "greener" approaches in manufacturing, pollution abatement, and other fields, but the challenges have seemed insurmountable. Now a team of UW scientists has created one of the first artificial enzymes from scratch. Read More
Women’s suffrage leaders, ca. 1895.
September 1, 2010
Women gained voting rights in Washington State 100 years ago. To commemorate this momentous event, the Women’s Center will host a November 6 gala honoring 100 women who were the first to break the barriers in various fields. Read More
Jen Caldwell
September 1, 2010
When Jennifer Caldwell, ‘07, died tragically in South Africa in 2009, a fund was established in her name to support UW students doing human rights work. The fund, now endowed, ensures that Caldwell's passion for human rights will live on. Read More