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December 10, 2020
Amazon said it has become the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy after signing agreements Thursday to purchase energy from 26 wind and solar projects around the world. Stuart Adler, associate professor of chemical engineering at the UW and energy storage researcher at the UW Clean Energy Institute, is quoted. The Seattle Times
December 10, 2020
The Conservation Canines program, which is part of the UW Center for Conservation Biology, trains dogs in what might seem at first to be unusual detective work: tracking wild animal scat. Deborah Giles, a research scientist at the center, and Sam Wasser, research professor of biology at the UW and director of the center, are quoted. CNN
December 10, 2020
Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, comments on the antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, comments on Amazon's Climate Pledge. The Washington Post
December 10, 2020
The classical-music world was counting on Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year as a major selling point. But coronavirus started wreaking its havoc, and countless Beethoven-related events had to be scuttled — or adapted on the fly to constraints no one could have predicted. The UW's Jeffrey Fracé, associate professor of acting; Cristina Valdés, artist in residence in the School of Music; and Rachael Lincoln, assistant professor of dance, are mentioned. The Seattle Times
December 9, 2020
New research reveals significant changes to the circulation of the North Pacific and its impact on the initial migration of humans from Asia to North America. UW News
December 9, 2020
It’s cold, dark and wet. The only problem? There’s also still a pandemic. So while last year you may have relied on hygge to get you through, may we suggest this year that you turn your focus from Denmark to Norway? It’s time to embrace friluftsliv. Andy Meyer, a lecturer of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is interviewed. [This is part of the Dec. 9 episode of "The Record."] KUOW
December 9, 2020
Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, talks about the significance of the selection of General Lloyd Austin as U.S. Defense Secretary. BBC News
December 9, 2020
Amazon added to the roster of those signing onto its Climate Pledge initiative Wednesday, as the e-commerce giant works to build support for a corporate environmental agreement that critics say does little to detail efforts to reduce emissions. Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. The Washington Post
December 9, 2020
Ben Fitzhugh, professor of anthropology, explains the results of a new study he co-authored on human migration. UW News
December 8, 2020
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a strange year. So strange, in fact, that the idea of an obstacle-dodging, autonomous cyborg drone that uses a real live moth antenna to track down smells doesn’t sound too much like weird science fiction. That’s probably a good thing, too, because it’s something that researchers from the University of Washington have actually built. And they’ve called it "smellicopter," because … why the heck not? The UW's Melanie Anderson, a doctoral student of mechanical engineering, and Thomas Daniel, professor of biology, are quoted. Digital Trends
December 8, 2020
Assistant Professor of art history Juliet Sperling analyzes 18 pieces of art that tell the tale of American history. UW Magazine
December 8, 2020
The Taiwan Studies Program of the Jackson School of International Studies has received a generous sum from the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Taiwan Studies Program
December 8, 2020
NASA reported last week that the Stingray Nebula, which is 18,000 light-years from Earth and located near the southern constellation Ara, has dimmed remarkably fast, fading over just 20 years. Bruce Balick, professor emeritus of astronomy at the UW, is quoted. Business Insider
December 7, 2020
This week at the UW, attend the online This is Beethoven festival, join Ann Poulson, the Henry Art Gallery’s Associate Curator of Collections, for a Re/frame event, and more. UW News
December 7, 2020
Thomas Daniel, a UW professor of biology, is the co-author of a study on the newly developed Smellicopter: an autonomous drone that uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate toward smells. UW News
December 7, 2020
New research from the University of Washington shows that for Black youth, having an encounter with police in middle school means a higher likelihood of being arrested by age 20. Annie McGlynn-Wright, who led the study while a doctoral student in sociology at the UW, is quoted. KNKX
December 7, 2020
The Stingray Nebula, a shroud of gas around an aging star, was already unusual: It is by far the youngest such object in space. But scientists say that it is now getting dimmer as rapidly as it appeared. Its brightness has dropped by a factor of nearly 1,000 over 20 years, and the bright tendrils that once wrapped around its edges are gone. Bruce Balick, professor emeritus of astronomy at the UW, is quoted. The Independent
December 7, 2020
Some couples have found a way not only to survive but get closer despite all the stresses of this year’s many challenges. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted. CNN
December 7, 2020
Amid the dispiriting surge of coronavirus cases around the United States, seven states in the Midwest appear to have a reason to be hopeful: They have all seen a sustained decrease in case numbers over the past two weeks. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. [This is part of updates for Dec. 5.] The New York Times
December 4, 2020
"Social media played a significant role in the way that Armenians and Azerbaijanis experienced this year’s brief war. Globally, people could follow military movements, drone footage, respond to statements by authorities and discuss the events. All of this activity provided leaders with instant public opinion that informed decisions," writes Katy Pearce, associate professor of communication at the UW. The Washington Post
December 4, 2020
After analyzing a snapshot of the Stingray Nebula NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took in 2016, astronomers found that the magnificent-colored nebula has drastically changed since 1996 when it still boasted bright blue colors and a very distinguishable shape. Bruce Balick, professor emeritus of astronomy at the UW, is quoted. The Washington Post
December 4, 2020
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said researchers are still investigating whether people who have been vaccinated can spread the novel coronavirus. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, explains why this is important. [This is part of the Dec. 4 issue of "Health 202."] The Washington Post
December 4, 2020
In the early days of modern computers, the Simulmatics Corporation manipulated technology to mine data, affect the news, and influence voter and consumer preferences. Sound familiar? The tech titans of today have formidable ancestors. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, interviews Harvard University’s Jill Lepore. KUOW
December 4, 2020
Black youth are more likely to face a tough criminal justice path than white youth after being stopped by police in middle school, a new study out of University of Washington found. Annie McGlynn-Wright, who led the study while a doctoral student in sociology at the UW, is interviewed. King5 News
December 3, 2020
Bruce Balick, an emeritus professor of astronomy, explains the results of his new study on planetary nebula. UW News

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