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April 24, 2013
UW astronomer Sarah Ballard is using Earth's interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host. UW Today
April 23, 2013
University of Washington doctoral candidate Maria Quintana (History) and alumnus Samuel Anderson (Anthropology, '00) are among the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2013, awarded each year by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
April 22, 2013
In a new book, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Anthony Greenwald, a social psychologist at the University of Washington, and co-author Mahzarin Banaji turn the conventional way people think about prejudice on its head. NPR.org
April 22, 2013
ImpFest V features guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Eric Revis, trumpeter Cuong Vu and drummer Ted Poor in various combinations with their jazz students at the University of Washington. Seattle Times
April 18, 2013
Donald Hellmann, a professor in the Jackson School of International Studies, weighs in on North Korea's recent threats against the U.S., Japan, and South Korea on KUOW's Weekday, hosted by Steve Scher (first 15 minutes of program). KUOW Weekday
April 18, 2013
A team of astronomers announced that they've identified two earth-like planets orbiting a star not too unlike our own. Eric Agol, associate professor of astronomy, is one of the paper's authors. Geek Wire
April 17, 2013
Join in Friday during HuskyFest and kick-off activities for Earth Day. UW Today
April 17, 2013
A University of Washington astronomer has discovered perhaps the most Earth-like planet yet found outside the solar system by the Kepler Space Telescope. UW Today
April 17, 2013
Wes Kovarik (JSIS MAIS/JD 2014), is one of 23 graduate-student recipients of the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship. He will spend the summer working in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA). Jackson School of International Studies
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. www.gf.org
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. crosscut.com
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. gohuskies.com
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

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