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March 5, 2013
A University of Washington research team has captured color photographs of what could be a previously undocumented species of chambered nautilus, a cephalopod mollusk often classified as a "living fossil," in the waters off American Samoa in the South Pacific. UW Today
March 3, 2013
New research led by the University of Washington challenges the 140-year-old assumption that prehistoric mammals such as horses, rhinos and gazelles lived in grasslands. UW Today
March 3, 2013
University of Washington School of Drama Professor Mark Jenkins is the 2013 recipient of the ACT New Play Award for his play, "Red Earth, Gold Gate, Shadow Sky."
February 27, 2013
Drama leads this week's busy UW arts schedule, if by a nose, with the Undergraduate Theater Society's staging of the Cyrano de Bergerac story and the School of Drama's production of "Pentecost" - a play about art, which ought to count double. UW Today
February 26, 2013
UW biologist Sam Wasser pushes for more forensic testing of seized ivory to help track down poachers, slow elephant slaughter.
February 18, 2013
UW assistant professor of biology Benjamin Kerr is corresponding author of a paper examining the importance of early and gradual mutations among bacteria populations when confronted with surviving would be extinction-causing conditions. UW Today
February 17, 2013
Professor of biology Emily Carrington reported Saturday that the fibrous threads she calls "nature's bungee cords" become 60 percent weaker in water that was 15 degrees F above typical summer temperatures where the mussels were from. UW Today
February 13, 2013
In an op-ed piece, Victor Menaldo, assistant professor of political science, and co-author consider the possibilities for democracy in the Middle East after the Arab Spring. New York Times
February 13, 2013
So do aphrodisiacs really work? Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology, says the power of pheromones and aphrodisiacs lack the scientific proof to make a believer out of her. ABC
February 12, 2013
President Obama's call for universal preschool in his State of the Union address underlines a national shift in thinking about early childhood education. Andrew Meltzoff, co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. is quoted.. Washington Post
February 11, 2013
Research from the Department of Psychology shows territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals. UW Today
February 11, 2013
Infants as young as 6 months are capable of making predictions based on probability, a higher level of reasoning than is commonly believed possible, researchers have found. Wall Street Journal
February 9, 2013
UW graduate student (Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies) Martha Gonzalez took home a Grammy for her vocal work on the Quetzal! album "Imaginaries," in the best Latin rock, urban or alternative category LA Times
February 6, 2013
The Bellingham Herald reviews "Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People," by Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology, and Mahzarin Banaji, of Harvard. Bellingham Herald
February 4, 2013
A Native American vest donated to Goodwill was passed on by sharp-eyed staff to the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, where it is now in the museum's permanent collection. The Seattle Times
February 4, 2013
The universities of Washington and Florida boast the largest number of alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, with 107 graduates-turned-volunteers each, according to rankings the organization plans to release Tuesday. The Washington Post
February 4, 2013
UW biologist Michael Dickinson explains the intricacies of fly brains - given their abundant numbers, one of the most common brains on Earth - using videos of flies in flight, Donald Trump and chewing crabs. Flies may have brains smaller than a grain of salt, but this TEDx talk delivered at Caltech, may just cause you to think next time, before you swat. TEDxCaltech
January 30, 2013
For already vulnerable penguins, a UW study finds climate change is another danger. NPR
January 29, 2013
Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men's and women's work, according to a new study co-authored by sociologists at the University of Washington. UW Today
January 28, 2013
The findings of research employing a century-old observational technique could lead to new pharmaceuticals to treat diabetes, some types of cancer and other maladies. UW Today
January 28, 2013
Do you have any ancient artifacts lying around at your house? You can learn more about your treasured collector items at the Burke Museum's 28th annual Artifact ID Day on Feb. 9. HeraldNet
January 27, 2013
Under the roof of the UW Communication Leadership program, a "sister" degree will be created alongside the Master of Communications in Digital Media (MCDM). It's called MCCN: The Master of Communication in Communities and Networks. Geek Wire
January 27, 2013
Researchers at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences have found that the anatomy of certain brain areas - the hippocampus and cerebellum - can predict children's language abilities at 1 year of age. UW Today
January 26, 2013
As part of the Rite of Spring Centennial Celebration the University of Washington joined forces with Compagnie Marie Chouinard to once again bring this groundbreaking work to the stage.
January 23, 2013
The astronomy department is readying a traveling planetarium to take to schools for outreach and collaboration in Seattle and beyond. UW Today