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April 17, 2013
Super-slow motion footage of a moth in flight has revealed how the insects use their bodies to hover. The UW researchers who carried out this study are examining insect flight in order to "distill the biological principles of flight control." BBC News
April 16, 2013
Robert Stacey, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announced the appointments of Betsy Cooper and Michael Shapiro to Divisional Deans of the Arts and Humanities, respectively. Both Cooper and Shapiro have served those positions in the interim since January, 2012. press release page
April 16, 2013
A substance implicated in several mass extinctions could greatly enhance plant growth, with implications for global food supplies and biofuels, new UW research shows. UW Today
April 14, 2013
Professors Tom Daniel (Biology) and Yomi Braester (Comparative Literature) are among a prestigious group of 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship recipients.
April 14, 2013
"The Best of the Best American Poetry" collects 25 years of the best poetry published in this country, including poems by Sherman Alexie and the University of Washington's Heather McHugh. Seattle Times
April 11, 2013
Crosscut publishes an extract from "A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States," a compilation of the diaries and correspondence which follow Gordon Hirabayashi's experiences as a student through time served in jail for defying U.S. orders during WWII.
April 10, 2013
Huskies linebacker John Timu has become the first UW student-athlete to win the prestigious Baldwin Scholarship in Anthropology. Timu will be a featured researcher at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in May.
April 8, 2013
Ludovic Morlot has been named chair of Orchestral Conducting Studies at the School of Music. Morlot will take the lead role in shaping the training and recruitment of graduate conducting students starting in Fall 2013. School of Music website
April 7, 2013
Richard Kirkendall is a University of Washington professor emeritus of history and editor of the new book, "Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman." He answers a few questions about the book for UW Today. UW Today
April 3, 2013
A UW physicist has used new satellite data to update his decade-old recreation of the sound of the Big Bang at the birth of the universe. UW Today
April 3, 2013
China's model for controlling the internet is being adopted elsewhere. Katy Pearce, assistant professor of communication, is quoted. The Economist
April 3, 2013
Although online dating is common across age groups, it seems likely that the social-media generation would gravitate toward it. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology, is quoted. USA Today
April 2, 2013
Michael Gelb, professor of chemistry, talks with KUOW about the costs and benefits of early detection of lysosomal diseases. KUOW
April 2, 2013
Since 1955, UW undergraduates have learned about lawmaking by devoting winter quarter to working full time in Olympia for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. Legislative Internship Program
April 2, 2013
Political Science students and faculty have teamed up to document the role of universities in securing labor rights for apparel workers. Brand Responsibility Project
April 2, 2013
The budget deficit is once again a prominent item on the political agenda. The fiscal cliff deal signed on January 2 included tax increases for the highest earners. What is the likelihood of a follow-up deal with significant cuts in entitlement spending? Not very. Perspectives on National Government Spending
April 1, 2013
The UW has a major initiative in the works to expand online learning exponentially over the next five years. Online Learning
April 1, 2013
Estella Leopold, biology professor emeritus, is co-author of a recently released book "Saved in Time: The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado." The book chronicles one of the nation's first explicitly environmental legal cases in which Leopold was a key player. UW Today
March 31, 2013
Early newborn screening techniques developed by two UW chemistry professors are drawing interest from companies that could use them in tests distributed nationally and around the world. UW Today
March 30, 2013
Shawn Wong, director of the Creative Writing Program at UW, establishes the Red Badge Project, a class for former soldiers to write about their experiences and tell stories that will help them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. Columns Magazine
March 24, 2013
International human rights champion and Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzon will join the UW Center for Human Rights, housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, where, in the short term, he will focus on contributing to the Center's History, Memory and Justice Project in El Salvador. UW College of Arts & Sciences
March 21, 2013
At high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide--levels in line with expected concentrations over the next century--a blue mussel's byssal threads become weaker, less able to stretch and less able to attach to rocks, found scientists Emily Carrington, Michael O'Donnell and Matthew George of the University of Washington.
March 20, 2013
Beginning in June 2013, two students majoring in Germanics who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement will receive the newly-established Award for Excellence in German Studies, which includes a round-trip Lufthansa ticket to Germany anywhere the airline flies. press release page
March 18, 2013
UW History Professor Jordanna Bailkin discusses her new book "The Afterlife of Empire." UW Today
March 18, 2013
A UW anthropology student investigated how remembrance photography helps grieving parents, and how the practice's resurgence could signal a change in the way death and dying are dealt with in our society. UW Today