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February 25, 2021
Dr. Michael L. Wong, a research associate in the astrobiology program and astronomy department, explains what life on Mars could be. Salon
February 25, 2021
“In practice, monetary sanctions have emerged as a ‘predatory’ punishment imposed by the criminal legal system with a varied set of penological aims to punish, generate local and state revenue, and expand social control,” writes UW sociology Professor Alexes Harris. The Seattle Times
February 25, 2021
Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread caution. By summer, Americans may be looking at a return to normal life. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. The New York Times
February 25, 2021
Researchers led by UW biology Professor Horacio de la Iglesia have found that whether you live in a rural or urban environment, your sleep patterns are affected by a full moon. On the nights leading up to full moon, people fall asleep later and sleep less overall. EarthSky
February 25, 2021
One and done. That’s been the story of late when it comes to the number of terms Seattle mayors serve. Seattle Met asked three experts, including UW history professor Margaret O’Mara, to offer their takes. Seattle Met
February 24, 2021
"Black History Month is a chance to recognize that Black history is American history. It’s an important time to reflect on the ways in which Black people, their stories and their impact have so often been elided and erased from our shared understanding of ourselves as a nation and a people," writes UW President Ana Mari Cauce. UW Office of the President
February 24, 2021
Gregory Wilson Mantilla, professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, has co-led a new study analyzing several fossils of the earliest-known primates. UW News
February 24, 2021
New experiments have answered the decades-old question of how pieces of splitting nuclei get their spins. George Bertsch, professor emeritus of physics at the UW, is quoted. Scientific American
February 24, 2021
UW theater student Jarrett Johnson is among an entire class of emerging theater artists — fresh from drama programs, hustling between part-time jobs and busy audition schedules, or about to make their big breaks — whose careers have been stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The UW's Odai Johnson, professor of theater history, and Stefka Mihaylova, assistant professor of theater theory and criticism, are quoted. The Seattle Times
February 24, 2021
The shapes of fossilized teeth from 65.9 million-year-old, squirrel-like creatures suggest that the branch of the tree of life that gave rise to humans and other primates flowered while dinosaurs still walked the earth. The UW’s Gregory Wilson Mantilla, Burke Museum curator of vertebrate paleontology and professor of biology, and Brody Hovatter, a graduate student in Earth and space sciences, are quoted. GeekWire
February 23, 2021
This week at the UW, attend Fermented Face with Candice Lin, the School of Drama's dis/re/connection, and more. UW News
February 23, 2021
The University of Washington is featured in this article about the world's best schools to learn Hindi. The Daily
February 23, 2021
Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest bred little, fluffy white dogs that provided for them, both materially and spiritually. A discovery made by Coast Salish spinning researcher Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa at the UW’s Burke Museum is mentioned. Hakai Magazine
February 22, 2021
The UW has launched a new initiave to promote faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion, including $5 million for faculty hiring. UW News
February 22, 2021
Black-and-white tuxedos may be the conventional dress code in the penguin world, but one dashing individual is breaking the status quo with an à la mode yellow coat. Dee Boersma, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. Live Science
February 21, 2021
Dig a little, and Seattle’s scrubby past inevitably pops up. We might be all high-tech now, all digital wizards, but back there are the city’s ancestors. They could be rough. Really rough. John Findlay, professor emeritus of history at the UW, is referenced. The Seattle Times
February 21, 2021
After months of deserted streets and shuttered storefronts, the businesses, institutions and individuals that depend on downtown Seattle are desperate to see it come back to life, but have little certainty whether or when it can regain its earlier vitality. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
February 21, 2021
Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, explains why the United States will need to expand its transmission capacity. Forbes
February 20, 2021
When two University of Washington researchers asked people to draw two women — one likely to be sexually harassed, and one who would never find herself in such a position — the results were clear: Looks are everything. The UW's Cheryl Kaiser, professor of psychology, Bryn Bandt-Law, a doctoral student in psychology, are quoted. Jin Goh, a former postdoctoral researcher at the UW now at Colby College, is mentioned. The Seattle Times
February 19, 2021
UW is attempting to combat the severe underrepresentation of minorities in science and engineering faculty through a new postdoctoral program. UW News
February 19, 2021
In the contest over who could make the most accurate coronavirus forecast, it was global institutions versus a guy living with his parents in Santa Clara. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is mentioned. Bloomberg Businessweek
February 19, 2021
UW classics professor Sarah Stroup says that ancient coins that were seized at the Canada-U.S. border represent the cultural history of the world, and Sandra Kroupa, UW Libraries' book arts and rare books curator, talks about how impactful it will be for students. FOX 12
February 19, 2021
A nationwide study is delving deep into the beliefs and attitudes of self-described Trump supporters. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, and his team surveyed hundreds of people in the Make America Great Again movement, both before and after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. KUOW
February 19, 2021
Professor Sarah Stroup of the Department of Classics explains the process of getting seized ancient coins transported to the UW Libraries. UW Libraries Blog
February 19, 2021
Science Friday producer Christie Taylor talks to legal scholar Veena Dubal, and Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, about a rise in union activity, and the way tech companies have impacted our lives — not just for their customers, but also for their workers. Science Friday

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