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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. NSF.gov
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
March 15, 2013
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild Fauna and Flora added 343 species of plants and animals to its endangered species lists at a recent conference. Samuel Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted. The Economist
March 14, 2013
Genevieve (Gennie) Gebhart, a senior Honors student majoring in international studies and economics, was recently selected as a 2013-14 Luce Scholar. A graduate of Mercer Island High School, Gebhart is one of 18 students nationwide to receive this scholarship this year. Undergraduate Academic Affairs
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." BroadwayWorld.com
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. Nature.com
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 News.com
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
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 11, 2013
Research from the Department of Psychology shows territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals. UW Today
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
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
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

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